Vanilla Malt Cake with Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting

The best thing about Valentine’s day for me are the desserts that I make and share; Valentine’s day is a day when I share my love for desserts with a ton of my friends. This year, I made one of my most delicious, indulgent cakes yet, a vanilla malt cake with caramel cream cheese frosting!

Vanilla Malt Cake with Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting

Valentine’s day is one of those holidays that I am not super excited about. This year’s valentine’s day, I will be waking up at 4:30am and going to work per my usual schedule. That being said, I participate a little bit in the festivities with desserts. The best thing about valentine’s day for me is the desserts that I make and share; Valentine’s day is a day that I share my love for desserts with family and a ton of my friends. This year, I made one of my most delicious cakes yet, a vanilla malt cake with caramel cream cheese frosting. It is quite the indulgence!

Vanilla Malt Cake with Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting with m&ms sprinkled on top

Fonio Cereal/Acha Pudding: the African Super Grain Porridge

Fonio is a drought resistant, gluten-free, nutritious (cystine and methionine loaded) ancient super grain mostly grown in the Western Sahel region of Africa, and this Acha pudding or fonio pudding recipe uses it in a delicious breakfast porridge which will absolutely blow your expectations of oatmeal away!

Fonio Cereal/Acha Pudding: the African Super Grain Cereal

Happy New Year! I took a brief break for the holidays but I am back!!! With the new year, I like a lot of people have quite a few new action plans. One of the plans I have for the year is to celebrate African food even more here on Yummy Medley, and to challenge you guys to break your diet norms and explore the world of African and Afro-Tropical food. In keeping with my new year resolve, I will be sharing with you the merits of one of Sub-Saharan Africa’s treasures, Fonio. Fonio is a drought resistant grain mostly grown in the Western Sahel region of Africa, and this fonio recipe uses it in a porridge consumed in diverse variations, and is referred to as Acha pudding or fonio cereal in Nigeria.

Fonio Cereal/Acha Pudding - ingredients and toppings for the fonio recipe

Tropical Chips and Fish: A Fresh Take on the Classic!

In this alternative tropical chips & fish recipe, I serve freshly caught fried perch with fried sweet potato cubes, fried taro root, and some plantain chips.

Tropical Chips and Fish - fried perch with fried sweet potato cubes, fried taro root, and some plantain chips, ketchup and pepper mix on the side

While preparing this tropical chips and fish recipe, I couldn’t help but think of my parents. Growing up, seafood was a big part of my life, not just because I ate it a lot, but because there are so many memories surrounding fish and chips and other seafood dishes that I would never forget in a hurry. My mother is originally from a coastal area of Nigeria, so seafood was always a tradition for her. I imagine that marrying my dad meant she got to share tons of interesting recipes with him because by the time I came around, my dad had already fallen in love with seafood himself.

Spicy Peri Peri Prawns: with Homemade Piri-Piri Sauce

Yummy spicy peri peri prawns, perfect for sharing, served with rice or eaten on its own is sure to be a favorite with all seafood lovers out there.

Spicy peri peri prawns - perfect for sharing, served with rice or eaten on its own is sure to be a favorite with all seafood lovers out there

So if you have seen some of my earlier posts, you would know I really enjoy cooking with seafood; I could eat fish all day if I had the chance to. Well, for those who love seafood as much as I do, this spicy peri peri prawns recipe is going to be one of your favorite recipes for prawns ever.

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