Tom Kha — Thai Coconut Soup

**Updated 5/3/2021** I started to remake this for the blog, but got distracted with the “Little Boss” and forgot to defrost the chicken…and take progress pics. No matter– this is a very simple recipe, and once you get the stock together, you can really add any protein you want! This time, I had sausage– not…

Abula & Braised Short Ribs

It’s been too long! These days, I’m still cooking, but it takes a lot more effort to balance everything. The Nigerian food cravings haven’t stopped though; this time I needed something more than Jollof Rice. Abula is a Yoruba stew– actually, it’s three stews that you serve together. It’s a little labor intensive, but the…

One-Pot Chicken and Couscous

I’m back…kind of! The past few weeks have been a blur, but Dani and I are about to welcome a baby into the world– I’ve been a *little* distracted. I will hopefully not disappear for another seven weeks, but I’d bet that posts are going to be a lot more episodic this year. Some new…

Green Lentil Soup

It’s December, but not really winter in Atlanta yet. With only a few weeks left of this crazy year, I’m trying to cover some of the dishes that have been missing from the blog after all this time. This is yet another way to eat lentils– think of it as a “grown up” version of…

Turkey Breast Confit

Thanksgiving was always going to look different this year, but man, I wasn’t feeling the creative surge like I usually do. Still, after so many ups and downs this year, this was exactly the holiday I needed to keep things in perspective. We searched around for some new ideas–especially since thanksgiving for two people really…

Gastropub Sirloin | Roasted Brussels | Sweet Potato Purée

Picture this: my dad has been fighting COVID in Nigeria all year (once personally) and between treating patients, and navigating shifting travel restrictions, I haven’t seen him in more than a year. We finally got to show him the new house, and talk through all the awesome news this year (did I mention we’re having…

Red Curry Beef & Lentils

We’re in the home stretch of 2020– the wildest year of my life… and probably yours too. I’ve been pretty distracted with all sorts of stuff for a few weeks, but I was determined to get a post out today. It’s hilarious how much a few changes can disrupt your flow; I’m settled into the…

“Harvest Pesto”

I keep saying it: 2020 won’t quit. I had a burst of creativity (and extra time) about 6 months ago, and started to get weeks ahead on the blog– the posts were looking great, right? Well, on top of all the new developments this year, we are still settling into the new place. I haven’t…

Nigerian Stews & Iyàn

Moving sucks. We’re crawling over the finish line, trying to get the new place set up but 2020 keeps happening! Ideally we’ll be done by next week– but for now a post that’s been coming for a long time. Are you craving Nigerian food yet? I am…all the time.   This is pretty much the…

Oxtails & Rice

There are certain recipes that are untouchable– this is definitely one of them. I grew up eating oxtails whenever my mom felt like spoiling me. It takes a lot of time and preparation to get them just right, so once I saw those packets emerge from the freezer, I knew not to hold my breath….