Sisi Pelebe (Groundnut Candy)

Sisi Pelebe (Groundnut Candy)

I often wonder why this groundnut candy is called "Sisi Pelebe". Sisi Pelebe loosely translates as "Skinny Lady" which is funny, because these sweet treats will certainly not leave you skinny. Sisi Pelebe is definitely on top of the list of my guilty pleasures, along with Baba Dudu Coconut Sweets, Coconut Candy . You will … Continue reading Sisi Pelebe (Groundnut Candy)

Spicy Fried Plantain (Kelewele)

Spicy Fried Plantain (Kelewele)

Kelewele That moment when you realise there is a name for something you enjoy doing. That is what happened when I found out the name "Kelewele" for the spicy fried plantains I enjoyed eating. Typically when I fry my plantains I fry them bland, without salt. However, when I salt my plantains, I take it … Continue reading Spicy Fried Plantain (Kelewele)

PinaColada Mocktail

PinaColada Mocktail

Virgin PinaColada Take your taste buds on a tropical adventure with a delicious blend of pineapple and coconut! If you like you can make a garland of flowers, hang it around your neck and pretend you are on a tropical beach. PinaColada Mocktail When my business "Fontaine De Vie" was still a virgin cocktail business, … Continue reading PinaColada Mocktail

Baba Dudu Candy (Coconut sweets)

Baba Dudu Candy (Coconut sweets)

Baba Dudu Candy, Coconut sweets. Typically knoted together to look like candy necklace I ate an inordinate amount of these sweets in my preteens and early teens. Every extra cash I had, I spent on Baba Dudu. Every neighbourhood corner shop that sold basic provisions and snacks always had a chain of baba Dudu candy … Continue reading Baba Dudu Candy (Coconut sweets)

Aidan Fruit Tea/ Prekese Drink

Aidan Fruit Tea/ Prekese Drink

Aidan Fruit Tea Aidan Fruit is something I will always have in my kitchen. I love it for its aroma, taste, flavour and versatility. I use it in cooking soups like Peppersoup, my version of Banga soup, I make tea with it, I use it to ward off mosquitoes in my garden in the evening … Continue reading Aidan Fruit Tea/ Prekese Drink

Coconut Candy Balls

Coconut Candy Balls

Sweet toasty chewy coconutty balls This is one of my guilty pleasures. It has been since I was in primary school, I occasionally drive a 30-35 mins trip from home just to buy sweet treats like coconut candy, sisi pelebe, shukushuku, gurundy and baked chinchin... I always carry these treats with me as gifts for … Continue reading Coconut Candy Balls

Simple Chicken Sauce

Simple Chicken Sauce

Chicken Sauce This is one of the easiest sauces you can whip up in the kitchen and feel fancy while at it. It was one of the first "fancy" things I cooked as a child. I started cooking before I was a teenager and my mum allowed me leeway in the kitchen. At Christmas or … Continue reading Simple Chicken Sauce

Grapefruit Rosemary Mocktail

Grapefruit Rosemary Mocktail

Channel your inner bartender and whip up a delicious Grapefruit rosemary mocktail for your family. Don't be surprised if they ask for more long after the drink is finished to the last drop. Even my son who can be quite the food snob can for second and third helpings. This drink was inspired by Maimuna … Continue reading Grapefruit Rosemary Mocktail

Beske (Awara/Tofu) on a bed of vegetable salad

Beske (Awara/Tofu) on a bed of vegetable salad

Tofu is faux cheese made from SoyMilk curds. Awara or Beske is the local name for Tofu amongst Yoruba speaking people in Nigeria. It can be enjoyed with salad. Recipe Here