One of the things I love about New York is that it makes me feel like an explorer. I’ll never forget the day I went for a long leisurely walk and happened upon a nondescript restaurant. The menu outside advertised Senegalese cuisine.
When I opened the door, I felt as if I had been transported to Dakar. The decor was beautiful and the music from the live band playing that night was on fire. That night, I had what I still refer to as the meal of my life. Everything was absolutely delicious. I enjoyed my meal along with the company of the other patrons.
At the end of the meal I was brought a curious dessert made with couscous called Thiakry. This dessert tasted absolutely divine. It was sweet from the pineapples and a little sour from the yogurt. I asked the waiter for the recipe and I couldn’t believe how simple it was to make.
I made a vegan version of the Thiakry today. I decided to make the recipe my own by adding roasted peanuts, cinnamon, and coconut flakes. Click here for this delicious recipe. Continue reading