Spicy Oven Baked Tofu Steaks

When it comes to flavouring meat in any Ghanaian household, ginger, garlic, onion and scotch bonnet peppers are the essentials to make any meat option taste good. These are the flavours I drew on to make this spicy oven baked tofu. I believe it is this key flavour combination that transform the protein from bland to... Continue Reading →

Steel Cut Oats in 5 Minutes

Steel cut oats have always been such a difficult thing for me to make. I have tried making it several times on the stove top but somehow I always burn them. When I soak it overnight, the next day I still burn it again. So I thought to myself, why not use my instant pot... Continue Reading →

Ghanaian Beans Stew (Red Red) Two

Something to know about many Ghanaian cooks. If you ask them for exact measurement for recipes, they cannot tell you because most people cook with intuition, probably from learning how to cook by watching their parent, who themselves did not have any written recipes. Thus, no two tries of a recipe are exaclty the same,... Continue Reading →

The Importance of Gut Health

Recently I was thinking to myself and realized that I have not been experiencing a lot of side effects I used to experience after I ate and I went through the last few months to see if I made any significant changes to my diet or lifestyle. After reflecting I realized that maybe my probiotics... Continue Reading →

Curried Chickpea Soup

As a recipe developer, a lot of recipes I create, especially the first or second times I make them, always turn out bad. They need a lot of tweaking or are missing certain flavour profiles that I have a hard time fully compiling. Pretty often I set out to make one thing and it turns... Continue Reading →

Eat Food, Only Plants, Not Too Much

On Christmas Day after indulging in a tasty vegan feast, I sat down to watch "In Defense of Food" with my father on CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Channel) This video, similar to What the Health and Forks over Knives addressed current issues of food and health. One phrase made by Michael Pollen (author of In... Continue Reading →

Lentil Quinoa Pilau

Something a lot of people do not know is that I spent four years in Tanzania. Living on the Swahili coast introduced me to a lot of new cultures and most importantly new flavours.Tanzania was the first place I tried food that was not Ghanaian. I tried Indian food, Chinese food as well as the... Continue Reading →

Americanah–Chimamanda Adichie

I️ just finished reading Chimamanda's Americanah for the second time (I rarely read books twice) and I️ just feel all kinds of way. I️ feel connection, I️ feel conflicted, I️ feel lost, and I️ feel confused. I️ think it is so beautifully written and she has the ability to truly put to words the many... Continue Reading →

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