Tag: Africa

Hibiscus Ice Cream Float

Hibiscus Ice Cream Float

Many of you are probably too young to know it, but there was a song by Tower of Power that came out in 1976 that has been running through my mind tonight. The hook goes: I can’t to see the slaughter but still I eat 

Tasty Teff

Tasty Teff

I grew up dining upon rice at least once a week, perhaps more, so it is with great displeasure I have ceased consumption due to alarming high levels of arsenic. If you follow me you know I’m a quinoa queen but am also open to 

Caribbean Cod

Caribbean Cod

The first time I went to Ghana in 1992 I recall a cousin of my father’s colleague saying when he attended college in the United States it had been a culture shock for him. However, when he first visited Jamaica, well, that felt like home. 

Red Beans & Tri-Color Quinoa

Red Beans & Tri-Color Quinoa

When Mayor Pete Buttigieg introduced The Douglass Plan it made me question why he thought naming his project to benefit African Americans after a 19th century antebellum icon was a good idea. The name alone demonstrated Mr. Buttigieg had not consulted any African Americans during 

Quinoa Italiana

Quinoa Italiana

According to Whole Foods Market and Forbes Magazine, West African cuisine is one of the top ten food trends for 2020. No surprise to me because some of the best food I have had in the world was in West Africa – Cote D’Ivoire, Nigeria 

Creamy Cushaw

Creamy Cushaw

Indigenous to Africa, squash is a treat that both my Grandmothers truly enjoyed. Cushaw, a slightly sweet winter version is a winner because it is one of the foods my sensitive stomach never resists. Brimming with Vitamins A,B,C and Carotene you won’t go wrong pairing