Classik Kitchen

Classik Kitchen

I grew up eating different kinds of soups and even though oxtail soup was not a regular in our home, it was part of the family tradition especially when we welcomed “special” guests. I couldn’t help but note that when my mom cooked this delightful soup, she allowed it to thicken beyond my preference. I wondered back then why she called it “soup” if there was hardly enough broth to feed the entire family.

Lamb cookery is typically part of Gambian culture since centuries past. And even though we have several recipes for lamb, this one isn’t the typical Gambian method of cooking lamb. But, that’s what this journey of cooking is all about; exploring the deepest parts of my culinary creativity I didn’t know existed.

It's Friday and I am excited about the weekend. What is in your menu? Let me give you an idea.....Traditional Gambian Pork delicacy served with vermicelli. And you may be wondering, what is special about this recipe? Brace yourself for this journey!

A Perfect Recipe for Love - Peanut Butter Soup

Wednesday, 09 August 2017 20:53

I have always loved peanut butter soup, why? I really don’t know. And it is not a coincidence that in my travels, I have been introduced to different kinds of cuisines and one common denominator – the peanut butter soup. I wish I could explain why so many cultures across the globe embrace this recipe, but I can’t. Even though I am unable to speak for others, I can tell you why I fall in love with The Gambian version of this recipe!

Bracing for the Breeze with ‘Tasty Greens’

Tuesday, 12 September 2017 20:46

Alright, let me lay the foundation for what I am about to say! I like conversations about weather because to be honest, I prefer just one type of weather – warm. However; I live with the reality that I am not the only one in this planet and definitely not the only being in my continent. Now, with confession out of the way, I believe you will find it easier to keep reading!

Finding Fab Amid The Freeze - Grilled Pork

Friday, 27 October 2017 20:31

I am very grateful for my immigration to the United States considering that the country has all great things to offer me however; sometimes I wish the weather didn’t interfere with my joy. For the simple fact that I have spent more than half of my life in Africa, adjusting to the cold weather this country presents is still a working progress. I love warm weather but since I am naturally very considerate, I understand that every season is an answer to someone’s prayer and a solution to a problem.

New Year Regime – CLASSIK Green Rice

Monday, 18 December 2017 17:51

There is something about year-end which brings a unique feeling of weight consciousness to me. I have observed that for the past few years, I think about my weight and looks around this time of the year when Thanksgiving has just passed, and Christmas approaching. Maybe I am the only one going through this cycle, but I find that I am looking at myself more in the mirror and glad that I have shed a few pounds compared to previous years. I didn’t necessarily set a weight-loss goal, it was accidental, but I love the way I feel so I intend to revamp my diet even more to meet to my ‘sub-conscious’ body-toning goal.

I can feel it in the air, the Christmas spirit is looming. I love Christmas for the simple reason that it was a special time in my home and especially for me because I took over the cooking in my high school years. Considering that cooking was a regular routine in our family, it was difficult to come up with a new recipe for special holidays like Christmas. I remember using my creative culinary skills to tweak the same recipe every year by adding a new ingredient or spice or substituting them to introduce a new taste.

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