Curators of Fine African Tea

The first time I heard was Yswara was in a documentary of an executive developmental class (I forget which one). The founder, Swaady Martin-Leke, struck me as a real Afropolitan. She’s a mix of cultures and experiences from all her moving about. And her signature head wraps were refreshing! What impressed me most though, was…

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Comoros: Poulet au Coco

Poulet au Coco simply means Chicken with Coconut. It’s a simple classic meal from Comoros, lovingly and experimentally made by Eat the Olympics (who aim to eat their way round all the countries in the London 2012 Olympics). Try out the recipe – it scored a solid Gold! Ingredients: 1kg chicken breast, diced 25g butter…

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Coconut Rice

Coconut Rice is a bit of a common-special dish in Nigeria. I always thought it was weird mixing Coconut and Rice together… but this dish though, you should try it. This is from Lohi’s Creation, the awesome food and photography blog by Lohi. Ingredients 2 cups rice 2 tomatoes 1 onion 1 red bell pepper…

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Peppered Snail

I’m not usually a fan of snails, a delicacy in Nigeria, but I must admit that with lots of spice, it’s great. This Peppered Snail recipe is by genius cook, Lohi. Ingredients 1 onion (finely chopped) 3 scotch bonnet pepper (finely chopped) 1 tomato (cubed) 5 snails (washed and cleaned ) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1…

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Jollof Rice

Jollof Rice Ingredients: 1/3 cup pure Groundnut oil * ¼ of a large onion (sliced) 1 small can tomato paste 2 cubes magi ½ teaspoon each (Thyme, curry, chilli powder) 1teaspoon salt *to taste 4 bay leaves 2.5 cups basmati rice Sheet of foil *substitute vegetable oil Find the recipe on 9jafoodie

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Curried Coconut Soup

African Curried Coconut Soup with Chickpeas Serves 5-6, adapted from the Tropical Vegan Kitchen 1 1/2 cups raw chickpeas, black-eyed peas or a mix, soaked overnight 1 cup millet, quinoa, or brown rice (I used millet!) 2 tbsp olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped 1 jalapeno chili, seeded and…

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