This right here is Palm Nut Stew, garnished with tomato and onion, with garri. It is a West African dish. I make mine spicy. It is rich, delicious on all points of your tongue and has been a “keeper” dish in my family since I’ve been making it almost 2 years ago. In this small plate you have tons of vitamins, healthy fats, iron, the list goes on and on. If you know a pregnant mother that has a history of miscarriage this right here is a traditional healer for that condition (let your food be your medicine). We’ll be showing how to cook this and more during the Women’s Herbal Circle Workshop Series: “Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum Care in the African Traditional Healing Science Perspective” Aug. 11-12, 2012 in Opelousas, LA. Details HERE
A little birdy told me this is a great time to start a blog. So I stopped procrastinating and got right to work! My name is Divine, I’m a 30-something year old mother of 2, wife, daughter, & sista-friend. When I was growing up, if someone tasted a home made dish that was awesome, just out of this world, you would tell the cook “You put your foot in this!” Sometimes you would even say, “Girl, you put your WHOLE foot up in dis!” (smile) What does that mean? It means that the cook put all his/her might, will, expertise, feeling, and emotion into the food that they were cooking. The result was successful deliciousness, requiring praise from all who tasted the dish and who would hear about it.