RECIPE OF THE WEEK: EGGY PLANTAIN PIE – PLANTAINS & EGGS REDEFINED
Jul24

RECIPE OF THE WEEK: EGGY PLANTAIN PIE – PLANTAINS & EGGS REDEFINED

I have a confession to make friends.  I have a love affair going on. Can somebori just scatter holy water on me? Or maybe a bucket of anointing oil is what it will take to break the chains holding me captive to this love affair.  I couldn’t resist that yellow skin, that soft pulp and the sweetness that always results when my tongue bites into it’s bright yellow or golden brown pulpy goodness.  I know I...

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CHRISTMAS MENU: TRADITIONAL & HEALTHY
Dec25

CHRISTMAS MENU: TRADITIONAL & HEALTHY

Oh the joy of the Christmas season: younger cousins and siblings running around the compound,  maternal aunts roasting fish and turkey, mum loosing her mind over the Christmas menu, dad and the boys counting empty sweet drinks and beer bottles, to make sure there was going to be enough ‘buzz’ for the 30+ family members who came 3 days before Christmas day year afteryear to celebrate with us.   Christmas week was...

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DIABETES – ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW
Nov29

DIABETES – ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

This year’s theme for World Diabetes Day – Eyes on diabetes – is particularly close to my heart because my father-in-law was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes early last year after long periods of illness and almost losing his eye-sight. Apparently, he had been living with diabetes undiagnosed for a long time. The World Health Organisation says that 1 in 2 adults between the ages 20 – 79 yrs live with diabetes...

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5 AFRICAN SUPERFOODS & RECIPES TO KICK DIABETES TO THE CURB
Nov15

5 AFRICAN SUPERFOODS & RECIPES TO KICK DIABETES TO THE CURB

  So you have been diagnosed with diabetes and you’re thinking that’s the end of delicious African food? No more ‘achombo’ (stewed beans), no more ‘khati khati’ (palm-oil chicken chops), no more koki (aka. moimoi), no more Ndolé, no more plantains? Noooo don’t panick! It is well, ‘diarisGod’!  Africa has some of the healthiest foods on the planet. Not only are our foods...

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Ndolé – A DELICIOUS DISEASE FIGHTING DISH!
Oct10

Ndolé – A DELICIOUS DISEASE FIGHTING DISH!

  Whenever I think of Ndolé, I cannot help but remember the dark green and extremely bitter drink my mum made each time someone had fever in the house! I remember, how she grabbed her knife and a small market bag and rushed down the farm about a few steps from our home to harvest a handful of these leaves I so dreaded. Next thing you hear is the sound of water boiling,  some pounding and before you had a...

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IS AFRICAN FOOD HEALTHY?
Sep15

IS AFRICAN FOOD HEALTHY?

Is African food healthy? That’s the question a dietician asked me when I told her I eat African food 90% of the time. In 2010, I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes – a condition which affects overweight pregnant women.  When I consulted with a dietician to follow a diet that would help keep my blood sugar within the healthy range, I realized that nutritional information and sound knowledge on the...

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