Menu: Guinea & Guinea Bissau

Have you ever felt pulled in two directions? Unsure of which way to go? Sometimes the best medicine is to find a happy medium, to go both places. Have double the fun. Case in point – this week we have one foot in Guinea and one foot in Guinea Bissau. For the most part this menu could be found in either country – except where noted. Double the fun, indeed.

What sounds good to you?

Yucca Fries [Recipe]
Crispy, salty and healthier than French Fries. Popular all over sub-Saharan Africa.

Jollof  (West African Rice with Veggies) [Recipe]
A simple, healthy combination of rice, spices, tomatoes, cabbage, and peas. Naturally vegan.

Portuguese Cinnamon Cookies (Raivas) [Recipe]
This recipe is a nod to Guinea-Bissau’s Portuguese heritage. When I read the city bakeries are full of Portuguese treats, I just knew I had to try this doughy bread-like “cookie.”

Papaya & Orange Peel Chutney [Recipe]
What do you get when you don’t want to mess with high tech canning? You trade the word jam for chutney. The mix is a little looser than jam, but definitely sweet, with a slight bitter edge from the orange peel.

For more West African recipe ideas, check out yesterday’s post.

*All recipes and meal review will be posted by Monday morning.*

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Comments

  1. Jessica Bennett says:

    You went back to yucca :) I’m looking forward to hearing about the rice- that one sounds delicious to me.

  2. That photo of the little girl is so precious; Yucca fries are my life, I search out places that serve them up.

    • Sasha Martin says:

      Thank you – that’s my little girl, Ava. She’ll be 2 in July :) This is my first time trying Yucca fries… it’s an exciting week, although yucca and I have a history of failure. I hope to change that!

  3. Double the fun – you are correct!!

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