Even though our brand is steeped in West African cuisine, we aim to offer a holistic experience with the dishes and spices no matter which part of the world you are in. We continue to receive calls and emails about how our spices and @vibrantwestafricancuisine cookbook have transformed their lives even though they are in a different part of the world. We are truly grateful for all the grace and praises ☝ The vibrant cookbook is written for cooks of any level and any culture and we truly hope you will enjoy the experience. Link in bio to purchase your copy now 🍆🍋
When I hold my cooking workshop, I ensure that I give an educational session on all the ingredients as well and there is just so much to learn about West African cuisine!
These are egusi which are protein rich seeds from melons or gourds and they are a major ingredient in West African cuisine. Usually they are made into a thick soup and in Nigeria, egusi is very popular with the Igbo people of southeastern Nigeria. Stay tuned as we share with you in the coming weeks how to make Egusi soup or if you can't wait, head to the link in bio and buy my inaugural @vibrantwestafricancuisine cookbook which is jam packed with awesome west african recipes, tips, traditions and all round culinary greatness! 🍆🍋🌶
Why don’t you spice up your weekend with some fish? Our special fish rub is ideal for all types of fish and is just a great addition to any grill. Buy some salmon, sprinkle some of our rub and drizzle a little olive oil before grilling. The flavour will just knock your socks off! Have a try and let me know! 🐟🐠🐡🌿
When I first came to Netherlands in 2013, nearly everyone I spoke to had no idea what West African cuisine was. I was determined to change this around and turn my experiences into an educational session. I showed people what West African cuisine was and so many people became instant converts and actively sought out this cuisine both locally and abroad. To keep the vibrant spirit alive, I have now created my epic 10 signature dishes list that will instantly make you love West African cuisine. Sign up on our website atarofoods.com and instantly get it emailed to you or you could DM us your email! 🍆🍋🌶
Is it just me or is anyone else desperately wishing for some warmer weather? Its currently 2 degrees here and I really feel like something hot and thick like porridge! Porridge is one of the easiest dishes to make especially when you are just starting out to cook and to uplift your midweek, here's a recipe for a popular Nigerian dish - yam pottage!
Yam is a common root crop in Nigeria and it is mindboggling to see the number of dishes one can make with this versatile ingredient. This recipe for yam porridge is what you need to make this comfort food, right at home!
1kg yam, diced into large cubes
50g sweet potato, peeled and diced (optional)
50g onion, finely chopped 50gDryfish (air-dried tilapia; optional)
25mL palm or vegetable oil 20g finely chopped Scotch bonnet pepper
Ugu (fluted pumpkin leaves) or wild spinach, for garnish
1. In a medium pot over high heat, combine the water, yam, sweet potato, onion, dryfish (if using), oil, Scotch bonnet pepper, and cook for about 20 minutes, or until the yam softens, the water thickens, and a liquid paste forms around the yam when stirred. Remove from the heat.
2. Garnish with the ugu and serve hot
If you get to make it, let me know how it went and there are so many more recipes like these in my @vibrantwestafricancuisine cookbook - my inaugural cookbook where people have told me that it has transformed their lives. 🍆🍋🌶
Today is #tuesdayshoutout and I wanted to do a shoutout to everyone who has bought my @vibrantwestafricancuisine cookbook and have called, whatsapped, texted and emailed to let me know how it has truly transformed their lives and how the cooking experience has been so fun. Friends like @fireflycoaching @tamkaraa @kitchenbutterfly @kitchenexile and a whole lot of others have been instrumental in pushing me to achieve my very best and I am so grateful for all the love and support I have, to teach and share my passion with the world. West African food is not just about flavours and spices. It is a celebration of history, traditions and love rooted in the spirit of community. Link in bio to learn more! 🍆🍋🌶
This is a famous Ethiopian proverb and even though it sounds so literal and simple, it is a very powerful statement. It means you should sieze opportunities when they show up, hot and ready for you to gobble up. Share with me if you have been letting the 'food go cold' and what you have been doing to fix it! 🍆🍋🌶
Did you know that learning to cook actually elevates your personal development and growth and helps you to be a confident and motivated person? People who have attended our cooking workshops have said that it has transformed their lives because it brings out an inspiring element in them that they didn't even know existed prior to attending our classes. We offer a safe, entertaining and happy environment to explore your skills and have an enjoyable time networking and being social. Email or DM us for more information 🍆🍋