I’m Participating in the 2020 Juneteenth Cookout Takeover. This initiative was established to encourage the celebration of Juneteenth-a jubilee of freedom to commemorate the end of slavery-and to amplify the food traditions of black culinary creatives.
Juneteenth (a merge of the world/date June Nineteenth) marks the date in 1865 that the last enslaved people learned of their freedom.
And for over 150 years since, Black American Families, home-cooks, chefs, and culinarians have commemorated the summer holiday with a wide range of food traditions that tell a story of the perseverance of a people.
To be honest I didn’t know anything about Juneteenth until just a few short years ago. But I now know the significance of that day, it is a day that I believe should be recognized as a national holiday.
Here is a list of other talented black culinary creatives sharing their recipes to celebrate this day. Make sure to check them out, make and share their recipes.
Confessions Of A Clean Foodie https://confessionsofacleanfoodie.com/mint-peach-spritzer/
Lenox Bakery https://lenoxbakery.com/sweet-potato-cheesecake/
The Kitchen Diaries https://www.kitchenistadiaries.com/2019/05/grilled-lemon-pepper-wings.html
Hi All, It has been a little while since I shared a blog post. Back with another African recipe, this is Ghanaian Kebabs/ Suya/Kyinkyinga. I have honestly been MIA because I needed a mental break from blogging. Blogging can be very overwhelming at times, I sometimes get so stuck on trying to be like others, wondering why people have more traffic, more followers, better pictures, comparing my success, I stress out and get overwhelmed. So I take breaks and come back with a clear head and increased passion to share my recipes with others. I realize that I can’t measure my blogging success to others, everyone’s blogging journey is different, which is perfectly fine. I will just continue to enjoy creating and sharing, which is what it ultimately comes down to. So when I disappear for little bits of time pls bear with me.
Today I will be sharing a recipe for street food in some West African countries, in Ghana we call it Kyinkyinga, Ghanaian beef kebabs. They are often goat meat or beef Kebabs drenched in ground peanuts, peppers, and other spices. Often enjoyed with soft drinks like Fanta, or Guinness and Heineken. They are found in most chop bars(neighborhood restaurants). It can also be found at most parties and other events. can be very spicy depending on how much pepper is used. It was a favorite of mine in childhood. This recipe is a whole30 and paleo version of it. When making this you want to use meat that is tender when cooked. Challenge your palate and try this.
Below Pic is the suya powder. In my recipe, I roasted raw cashews with a little oil and sea salt. It was then grounded, then spices are mixed. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for about 3 weeks.
Kebab powder whole30 style