Explore the flavours
of West Africa

one plate at a time

Many of the West African and West Central African recipes featured here are plant-based interpretations of traditional dishes.

At its core, West African food is plant-inclined. However, the use of smoked meats and seafood are part of the food culture, which has also been influenced by transcontinental trade and colonialism. We encourage you to explore and research the recipes, and make them your own. Enjoy!


Plantain Suya
Grilled plantains is a popular streed food in many West African countries and so is suya. Yaji is the pepper mix used to prepare suya, grilled meat (of any kind) on skewers, a popular Northern Nigerian street food that has gained...
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Yaji Fried Green Tomatoes
A southern-comfort favorite, fried green tomatoes, gets a hit of West African flavor by being coated in yaji (suya spice mix) inside and out. Crunchy green tomatoes, heat and a cool dip make this side dish errythang and then a...
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