Meat Pies

Meat Pies

A few weeks ago, I shared a recipe for one of the snacks I enjoyed in elementary school, roasted peanuts. When it comes to foods which I enjoyed from the school tuck shop, meat pies and sausage rolls were among my favorites. I love to make meat pies because they can be enjoyed as an appetizer, snack or a light lunch option.

If you have by any chance lived on my side of the world in Zambia or other countries on the African continent, you will recognize just how close this recipe is to what you have eaten before. It is very simple, a soft flour dough filled with beef, potatoes and onions in gravy. You might have also eaten meat pies from countries such as Britain and Australia. The recipes for those kind of meat pies are very similar Read more

Roasted Peanuts

Roasted Peanuts

When I was in elementary school, break time during the mid-morning called for play time and feasting on snacks. We either ate food packed from home or bought snacks from the school shop which was called, the tuck shop. Then there was the third option; we loved to buy food from women vendors who set up make shift stores outside the school yard. Read more

Bissarita™ (Bissap Margarita Slush)

Bissarita™ (Bissap Margarita Slush)

This drink was inspired by a juice common in West Africa, which has been popularized by the name Bissap in Senegal (where it is recognized as the national drink) and Gambia. Bissap is made from petals of a plant called hibiscus also known as sorrel. I firsts came in contact with Bissap while attending a holiday party hosted by a Gambian family a few years ago, it was “love at first sip” Read more

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