Basil is a spice I recently started experimenting with. After coming across it in a recipe, I decided to look deeper into it while incorporating this leaf into meals.
So what’s so great about Basil?
– Basil belongs to the mint family and is also known as sweet basil
– There are 150! varieties of basil leaves and they are native to India but now grown commercially in other parts of the world.
– It is said to calm the stomach by putting a teaspoon of dried basil leaves in a cup of water
– It has antibacterial properties and helps fight inflammation
There are numerous benefits if this pretty leaf and so, this month is dedicated to Basil Leaves! All month-long, I will share with you fun Basil Recipes.
Ever used basil before? What are your thoughts? Click the Leave Comment link below to share.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
A handy little guide for anyone who loves to cook or needs to make sense of measurements in cook books
Hey everyone! Hope the new year has brought lots of good things your way but if it hasn’t don’t worry, relax & cook something African!
Today, I like to introduce a new section/category on the blog called Kitchen Bloopers. Here, I will be posting my epic kitchen fails as well as humorous cooking fails from around the web. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do and I look forward to hearing about yours too.
African Foodie 😉
Welcome to my food joint for African dishes. Recently, I have developed a liking for cooking especially Nigerian dishes 😀 and since I love to share, I have decided to show how awesome and delicious African meals are.
The focus of this blog is mainly on West African dishes (Nigerian & Ghanaian), with periodic specials on non-African meals cooked with a touch of African technique.
* Update *
I started this blog about 3 years ago to share my moments in the kitchen and my new-found love of cooking. Not just because I was hungry or needed to know how, but because it was really a fun activity. Using unusual ingredients, trying new things and just the whole art.
Since then, I have developed an interest in meals other than strictly African. Nonetheless, the meals I will be sharing now are still meals lots of Africans eat. I hope you come along with me on this new adventure and enjoy reading this blog.