Quinoa? What?

Hello Foodies. Allow me to introduce you to Quinoa sp- kiːnwɑː I just discovered this oh! so fabulous grain last summer, and now I am hooked. I LOVE rice but, for my non- rice loving people, I will highly recommend Quinoa as a substitute.

I discovered Quinoa at a dinner party. I was beyond excited to go home and go try my own version. I found my way to the store the very next morning, and I HAD to make it for lunch it was so fluffy and yummy.
Quinoa has a light, fluffy texture when cooked, and its mild, slightly nutty flavor makes it an alternative to white rice or couscous.- WP

Quinoa, green peas and apple with pan seared chicken

official entry: December 5, 2011

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Crab Cakes

I took my first go at crab-cakes. I loved the process of the mess. So fun. I have officially added crab cakes to my home dinner parties menu. It’s quick, easy and depending on the size it can be quite filling.

official entry: September 8, 2011

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Food Photo Junkie

Oh my I am starting to take a picture of just about every meal in sight. Somewhat exhausting, because I keep thinking “I am so not a photographer. I have no clue what I am doing”. I am pretty critical of my own work, so chances are if I like it, it’s gonna work for most foodies.

Some of these recipes you would have to wait until the cookbook comes out.

Top left: Baked Salmon with veggies and garlic bread

Top right: Cous Cous with pan seared medium r/steak, with portobello mushroom, tomatoes and onions. garnished with Cilantro (cous cous) and The steak garnished with green onions.

Bottom left: Sunny side up eggs with sausage, whole wheat bun and peppers as garnish

Bottom right: Shrimp Gumbo with rice and green onions


official entry: August 23, 2011

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Yam and Eggs

A Typical Sunday breakfast in most West African Homes is Yam and Eggs.

Breakfast usually- Yam, fried pepper and eggs. Did you know yam has been attributed to helping birth Twins? lol eat more yams lol!

official entry: August 16, 2011

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Food Snapping Begins

So as a gift, my mother decided I deserved a really awesome Camera. I have been “feeling like a food Photographer” a snapping the crazy out of any and every meal I prepare Here are a few of them.

Pounded Yam and Spinach Soup


Top: Jollof Rice with Baked Chicken | Bottom| Roasted Plantains with peanuts

official entry: July 24, 2011

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Branding for Afropolitan Chef

I have been working on the branding for Afropolitan Chef for a while now. It’s still a work in progress, but I can certainly say I am happy with the colors. It’s fresh, vibrant and engaging. Absolutely fitting of what the intention is. A special thank you to my friend and photographer, Tommy Chung. I have known Tommy for what seems like forever.  He was so busy that day, we did the shoot for all this in less than 45 minutes. Only an awesome photographer can make that happen. yay Tommy.!

official entry:  June 26, 2011

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