Tag: Thanksgiving recipes

Nigerian Cuisine

Pumpkin Jollof Rice

Sometimes, greatness is thrust into your laps. Sometimes it is. Sometimes, some kind soul – @temisol in this case makes a suggestion, sets you on a course of deliciousness that leaves you breathless.  The suggestion of adding pumpkin puree to your mix, the fact that it lends sweet and smooth and a touch of peculiar…that, […]

Nigerian Cuisine, Recipes

Palm Oil Vinaigrette

Growing up, I had a cousin, J who would always toast bits of dried crayfish and dry pepper. He would add this to palm oil and serve it over boiled yam and plantain. I think about him and the sauce a lot. And then lately, I’ve been thinking about making a vinaigrette of it.    […]

Nigerian Cuisine, Travel & Exploration

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. […]

Baking, Recipes

Spiced Pumpkin Churros for Thanksgiving

I’m thankful for autumn and fall. For churros. For pumpkin puree. For pumpkin churros. For sugar, and chocolate and spice. For taste notes called toffee and caramel. For New England autumns, for deep-fried. Dough. I’m thankful for new beginnings, for children that love freely, for hope, for joy.  For life. And the occasional wave of […]