Smoked salmon with linguine pasta is a recipe that is very dear to my heart. It brings back so many memories from my time in Italy. When I first moved to Italy, the only pasta recipe that I knew was tomato sauce with pasta. Before me joining my husband (Patrick) in Italy, he had been playing professional basketball there for over five years and he was used to eating pasta every day. At the time, I could only cook congolese food. There was one problem, however, I couldn’t find any African store in the area. I had no choice but to try new recipes! I had countless failed attempts. At some point, I really thought that I would never be able to figure out how to make great pasta. I was getting discouraged. But I kept trying![Read more…] about Smoked salmon with linguine pasta recipe
Dinner recipes that excite are becoming hard to come by. These delicious dinner recipes from around the world will invigorate dinner time from the boring monotony of the same meal every week.
Liboké with boiled plantains is a popular recipe in the Congo-Kinshasa (DRC) where I am from. Liboké is usually steamed fish or meat that is cooked in banana leaves in a homemade steamer of any sort. Nowadays it is done on a grill, stove top or in a regular oven. What makes the liboké so delicious is how the aromas of all the spices in the banana leaf get infused in the fish or meat with the steam. You don’t need too many spices, but you want to make sure that those you use are effective.[Read more…] about Liboké with boiled plantains
Broiled mackerel with quinoa recipe is one of my favorite fish recipes. You don’t feel full after eating this and, of course, it’s so healthy. The fish is cooked in the oven on broil. In less than 30 min, your food will be ready. You can eat it with almost anything (rice, quinoa, potatoes, salads).
What is mackerel?
Mackerel is the name given to a number of different species of fish. They can look like torpedo fish with beautiful patterns on their backs. I grew up eating horsed mackerels, which have a very pleasant flavour and an oily texture. I usually fry them with any type of starch and green vegetables.[Read more…] about Broiled mackerel with quinoa recipe
Chicken yassa with rice recipe is a staple dish in Senegal. This particular dish originates from the southern part of the country, Casamance. Known for its beautiful coasts and amazing fabrics, Senegal is a country in western Africa that brings so much to the African gastronomy. In the last five years, there has been a buzz about a grain that dates back to ancient Egypt called fonio, found in Senegal. This grain is a superfood and it is slowly gaining interest in America. The spices and herbs used in their cuisines have distinct flavors and aromas and are still relatively unknown to the rest of the world. Senegalese cuisine has a diversity of cooking techniques acquired through their contact with other cultures.[Read more…] about Chicken Yassa with rice recipe
I think that my new motto in life is “keep it simple.” LOL MY husband and I looove to entertain. Sometimes, it’s a last minute/spontaneous invitation that we give before looking at what we have in the fridge LOL. Although, I preferably don’t cook chicken for my guests (personal preference), I remembered watching Ina Garten (my favorite of all!) make a whole rosemary chicken and it looked so good; plus I really like lemon.[Read more…] about Rosemary Chicken With Lemon Rice
I am a big fan of Christmas for many reasons. The first one is that we are celebrating the birth of Jesus. As a Christian, to commemorate the birth of our Lord is a powerful testimony of our faith. The second reason is family. Growing up, Christmas day was the day we got to eat something that we usually didn’t during the year. My mom would cook “le canard à l’orange” (duck with orange). It is this juicy meat with a sweet and savory taste that I always found so succulent.[Read more…] about Easy orange duck in the oven recipe