Have you ever heard of croquettes? They are small balls that are soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside. You can make them using any type of starch like potatoes, yams, cassava, sweet potatoes, etc. What I particularly like about them is that they have an element of surprise when you take that first bite to determine whether you want to keep eating or not, because nothing from the outside suggests what is in it.[Read more…] about Croquettes with sweet potatoes and cassava
Have you ever heard of cassava leaves recipe, also known as pondu? Cassava leaves are the leaves of yucca plants (also known as cassava). They are large green leaves that are popular in central Africa. Pondu was one of the pillars in my childhood diet. We ate it with fufu, mainly, but also with rice. This is a classic recipe and is made in every Congolese household. It is a vegetable that is fairly affordable and full of nutrients. This is a dish that you will always find at my house since my family can eat from Monday to Sunday. It is the only vegetable that my children will eat without fussing since it is full of flavor and easy to cook. It is basically dumping everything in a big pot and letting it boil for a while. But before we get into the recipe, let’s talk more about cassava leaves.[Read more…] about Cassava leaves (Pondu) recipe
Today, we will learn how to make Lituma. It is a side dish that is vegan, delicious and so versatile originally from Congo. It does not only taste great but it also is healthy for you.
Lituma is a mashed plantains pounded in a mortar traditionally after being boiled for awhile. It is made with unripe and ripe plantains. It has the consistency of a dough with a very blend taste. It is meant to go with meat or fish. It plays the same role as fufu would in a meal.
As we are slowly approaching the end of the year, a sweet potatoes and cranberries stuffing recipe is the perfect side dish for any occasion. Whether it is Christmas or Thanksgiving, this stuffing recipe is made of fruits and vegetables that you easily find during fall or winter. I realized that carrots, apples, cranberries, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, celeries, onions can all be mixed together and cooked for less than an hour.[Read more…] about Sweet potatoes and cranberries stuffing recipe
Today you will learn how to make grilled broccolini in 10 minutes. It is an effective and delicious recipe that everyone should have on their recipe list. You will need less than 5 ingredients for this recipe and you can certainly customize it to your liking by adding cheese, bacon, breadcrumbs, etc… The possibilities are endless![Read more…] about How to make grilled broccolini in 10 min
Spicy rice with lemongrass recipe is a recipe with so much flavours and aromas that it will leave your kitchen with such an inviting smell. You will find in this rice lemon grass, habanero pepper, green onions, tomato paste, fresh tomatoes. The combination of these ingredients in one pot give the personality such an amazing punch, it is astonishing.[Read more…] about Spicy rice with lemongrass recipe