Menu: Nigeria (& Giveaway)

Today we’re celebrating two things. Our Nigerian menu (we’re almost done with the “N”‘s can you believe it?) and our first weekly giveaway (scroll down to find out what it is). Yay!

First, as always, the beautiful food.

Our Nigerian menu is all about the grill – grilled plantains, savory peanut crusted kebabs, and a bubbly sparkly citrus drink, perfect to take the edge off summer.

Either that or you can impulsively jump in your child’s inflatable pool with your clothes on. That’s what I do.

Grilled Plantain spears with crushed peanuts | Boli Bopa [Recipe]
A simple way to taste Nigeria – brush plantains with red palm oil, sprinkle on spices, and grill until tender. Serve with crushed peanuts.

West African Peanut Kebabs | Suya [Recipe]
Pure, wonderful bites of happiness. Beef (or whatever you’d like) grilled with spiced peanut crust (think fresh ginger, garlic, paprika, and cayenne… onion powder and more). You’ll make this one again and again.

Nigerian Chapman Cocktail [Recipe]
Citrus, bubbles, and smiles. What more can a girl ask for? You’ll get all this and more when you make this easy Nigerian cocktail. P.S. You can booze it up if you’d like.

We’ll be serving up each of these recipes throughout the week, so stay tuned!

Now, for that giveaway I was talking about. This week we’re giving away a cool globe drink dispenser I happened upon on Pinterest. I immediately knew that you’d love it. The globe is made of acrylic and will add fun flair to your next Global Table dinner party. Just imagine your friend’s faces when you pour their Chapman from this beautiful globe.

To enter, simply leave a comment captioning the picture of Ava at the top of this post.

Caption Question: What is Ava thinking?

One winner will be chosen at random and announced in the Monday Meal Review. Contest closes Monday morning. There are no sponsors for this giveaway. I just wanted to share some love, from me to you.



*Winner from this week’s Nigerian Menu Giveaway was selected by Congratulations to Camilla (she captioned Ava’s photo”Red, orange, yellow…it’s only half a rainbow of food!” … Please email me (sasha@ to claim your globe drink dispenser.

Globe liquor dispenser. $24.95


  1. Whas was Ava thinking? oh, that is a tough one. I’d say “I’m not sure I am going to like those plantain spears, they look a bit dangerous” ;-)

  2. Beth says

    “I’m so glad that this drink tastes wonderful, but I’m not so sure about the grilled plantains.”

  3. janine says

    “When are we going to get to a country that has hamburgers or pizza?”

  4. Nicole says

    “I’m beautiful… like my momma…and rainbows… and bananas… and, and, and”

  5. Kathryn says

    Do you think anyone will notice if I steal some of those bananas?

  6. “I wonder how long Mommy will make me wait before I get to try this food? How many pictures can she take?”

  7. Beth says

    “I’m curious if anyone will notice if half the food goes missing…”

  8. Lyndsey says

    “Just a few. No one will notice if I just sneak a /few/…”

  9. Megan says

    “I can eat that, ALL of that, wonder what everyone else is going to eat.”

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  11. Jorun says

    I’m surprised to see that so many of you expect Ava not to like the cooking!

    I think she’s thinking “Jump into the pool with my clothes on? I’d rather be eating!”

  12. Amber says

    “Hmm, I may have to go back on my vow to eat nothing but scrambled-egg baguettes for the rest of my life…”

  13. Bridget says

    Yum, the kebabs look good, but when do we get to eat alligator again?

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