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Vegan Kyinkyinga/Suya -Ghanaian Kebab

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Kyinkyinga (pronounced chin-chin-ga) is a popular street food in Ghana. It is also referred to by the name Suya. Kyinkyinga is basically a shish kebab but it is made with different spices. It is usually prepared on the grill and sold by street vendors or local chop bars. However, it was a special occasion type of food in my house. My mother mostly made Suya on holidays and for family parties.

It is typically made using lamb, liver, beef, or goat meat chunks. On Thanksgiving, I decided to recreate a vegan version of this holiday dish. I am pleased to tell you that I was successful in this mission. Click here to feast on this spicy delight. Continue reading

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Virtual Vegan Potluck- Fried Eggplant Lasagna

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So here is my recipe for Virtual Vegan Potluck. I so enjoyed participating in the last potluck that I signed up to do it again. Be sure to start at the beginning of the potluck by going to Virtual Vegan Potluck.This recipe is not for the faint of heart. It is cheezy, rich, and takes hours to make. I came up with this recipe years ago when trying to come up with an idea for a work potluck event.

I have since veganized it and much to my surprise, it tastes even better than the non-vegan version. Plus you won’t feel full and bloated the way you do with regular cheese lasagna. I think it goes without saying that this dish is to be eaten with moderation but the special people in your life will never cease to thank you for making this for them. Click here to find out the recipe. Continue reading


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Cheezy Baked Potato Soup

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We are well into the fall season. I find that this is the time I start to crave more savory but not necessarily filling foods. In this case I wanted all the flavors of a baked potato but not the density of it in my belly. I felt like this soup was a great compromise for me because I got to enjoy the baked potato but I didn’t feel the need to take a nap after eating. The flavor is creamy, cheezy, and soothing like a cozy blanket. Yes, you read that correctly. I can’t be the only person who thinks certain foods reminds them of cozy bed linens…LOL

Anyway, click here to find out the recipe for this soup.

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Coconut French Toast

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Okay…If you have figured it out by now, I have a thing for coconuts. I love coconuts and I can’t get enough of them. My love affair with coconuts started when my grandmother made me coconut juice and other treats from the coconut tree in her yard.

My mother used to make amazing french toast. I was missing my mother’s french toast. Feeling inspired by my mother and grandmother, I made my mother’s french toast recipe and put my own spin on it. So click here to see how I used coconuts in this breakfast dish. Continue reading


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“Chicken” Stir Fry

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I have been infatuated with all things noodle based lately. I think it has to do with the changing seasons. Now that we are leaving summer and entering fall, I am all about comfort foods. I guess this is my way of trying to soothe myself because I don’t like cold weather. The way I cope with winter is by eating plenty of savory comfort foods. So be prepared for more hearty dishes in future posts. In the meantime, click here for today’s recipe. Continue reading


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Red Red and Fried Plantain

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Yes, you read it correctly. No, I am not referring to the song Red Red Wine by UB40. Although a glass of red wine will be lovely with this meal. Red Red was given the name because of it’s red color from the tomato sauce and palm oil. This is a dish that never disappoints. It is rich, savory and comforting bite after delicious bite. It is so yummy that you will want to sop up the remaining bits with your fingers. However, I urge you to exercise some control…LOL

I so enjoyed eating this as a child and I enjoy it more now that I am able to make it myself. It is wonderful to know that I can have Red Red on demand whenever the craving beckons. If you are interested in delighting yourself with this famous Ghanaian dish simply click here for the recipe. Continue reading


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Ghana Okra Stew (Vegan) and Fanti Kenke

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I often meet fellow Ghanaians who are surprised when I tell them that I am vegan. They tell me that they can’t give up the meat, poultry, or seafood in our national dishes. I understand how they feel. When I was wavering in my decision to become vegan, part of my hesitancy was in thinking that I would have to give up all the foods I love so much. Well, I am here to tell you that we can still enjoy the wonderful cuisine of home without sacrificing taste and at the same time preventing animal cruelty.

To those of you who aren’t Ghanaian but are open to trying more worldly cuisine, I hope you expand your palate by trying this dish. Click here to find out the recipe. Continue reading