I was experimenting with cooked lentils one afternoon, because I was looking for a snack that is higher in protein than a usual snack (rice cakes, for example) and one that uses minimal ingredients. I tried making a lentil wrap, but sadly that recipe is yet to be discovered. Instead, the lentil wrap ‘dough’ was a little tweaked and transformed into a wonderful flapjack ‘batter’. Now, I’m sure you can make large savoury flapjacks with this batter, but I think making these into bite-size snacks are so much better- bite-sized and shareable. CONTINUE READING
World Gin Day
So, the weekend starts today. Hooray! But this weekend is no ordinary weekend, because tomorrow we celebrate World Gin Day. BEST. DAY. EVER. Who’s with me?
Obviously we will all be celebrating by sipping away on our best g&t combinations, but it doesn’t need to stop there. Why not add it to your menu for the day? Here’s a recipe for an easy to prepare dessert that has a hint of your favourite gin and tonic. I prefer my g&t with cucumber and lime. CONTINUE READING
Plantains – available all day, every day
Plantain is a staple in Nigeria. Technically plantains are a banana variety, but most people refer to the dessert (sweet) bananas as ‘bananas’ and the starchy bananas as ‘plantains’. Bananas and plantains do not have seasons, like most other fruit, but are available all year round. As mentioned in my previous post, First Month in Lagos, Nigeria, plantains are more starchy than ordinary bananas and I am yet to see plantains served in desserts. They are normally served as a savoury snack.