Preparing for My Nigerian-American Thanksgiving

I’ve always loved Thanksgiving – the purpose, the feast, the celebration. Many gathered around tables, scattered around states and cities, homes, safe places, corners.

Thanksgiving came to us by way of my children going to the American school in The Netherlands. Since then, we’ve celebrated it. This year, I’d like to serve up a Nigerian-inspired Thanksgiving menu.

What do you think? I’m looking for a few extra things to add!


Scent leaf soup with coconut & chickpeas, served with Plantain flat breads


Pumpkin Jollof Rice

Dodo with sage

Smoked Turkey wings with Zobo-pepper sauce


Sauteed Greens with pumpkin and toasted almonds

Ginger-Pumpkin-Maple Puree

Tapioca/ Green papaya salad with coconut

Garri-crusted Green beans


Tangelo-almond cake with Tangelo gelato


Passionfruit cocktail

Zobo spritzers

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  1. YUMM! It all sounds amazing, all of it!! But where is your cookbook or restaurant, how do the rest of us get to taste this. I cannot wait to see pictures.

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