Side dishes


Jenae Lawson Food Soaked millet Since I started soaking my grains and legumes, I have noticed a big improvement in their digestibility and texture. Millet was a tricky grain to figure out, as a lot of instructions out there require you to get rid of excess water at the end of cooking. To me, that…
Basic stock Basic stock First off, this isn't necessary a recipe, but more of a guideline. There are so many ways to make a stock, but I have given the most basic outline that always gives me a delicious, flavorful result. My method would probably not be acceptable for a stock snob, but it…
African-style white rice White rice is a staple all over the world, and many different cultures have their own way to prepare it. There is the classic way of following the package directions, or even getting minute rice and making it in the microwave. However, there is a certain way regular rice can…
Jamaican steamed cabbage Jamaican steamed cabbage On my quest to make a Jamaican-style dinner, I knew a cabbage side dish had to be included. Lucky for me, the first recipe I tried turned out to be amazing. This Jamaican steamed cabbage has a pleasant, chewable texture, and is flavored in a way that the cabbage isn't…
jollof rice Ghana-style jollof rice Jollof rice may be the best rice on the planet. If you read my post about how I developed this recipe, you already saw just how appetizing it can look. In this post, I will give my detailed recipe, based on lots of research and practice. Since I make it…
Shiitake powder Shiitake mushroom powder Shiitake mushroom powder is extremely simple to make, especially if you purchase the mushrooms already dried. In this post, I will discuss what shiitake mushroom powder is like, how to make it yourself, and how I use it in my kitchen.
Plantain Sweet plantains fried in palm oil Sweet plantains are so delicious, especially when they are perfectly sweet and fried well. These can be served with so many different dishes, or just eaten on their own as a snack. In this post, I will give step-by-step instructions on how to fry plantains, as well as how to…
Pesto Pesto Pesto is something I used to shy away from since it often contains Parmesan cheese. As I have decided to cut out dairy from my life, that no longer works for me.

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