About Abi

Hello! I’m Abi, a foodie, trained food technologist and a food photographer.

I work in the research & development sector in the day, and write recipes at night. My focus is creating delicious, healthy African recipes which are simple and approachable. These recipes range from traditional African recipes; as well as internationally inspired dishes with Afro-Caribbean twists.

I am excited by African cuisine, and want to correct the misconception that it is unhealthy or difficult to prepare. I am a mum of two with a full-time job. Time is one of my main constraints; so I look for quick, simple and healthy recipes to see my family through the week. I always find African foods which tick all these boxes; and this is what I want my readers to experience.

I believe recipes are just a guide to preparing a meal. You can make a recipe yours by adapting it to suit your taste. I know some people are “precious” about some traditional recipes, but when recipes are modified to suit personal tastes, it becomes more widely accessible. I will encourage you to adapt my recipes, and sometimes point out substitutes for ingredients so you can prepare a meal with what is available around you.

I live in the UK and try to use what is locally available as much as possible. I use canned and frozen foods when necessary, for convenience, with guaranteed amazing taste. I want to show you how accessible it is to prepare African dishes and hopefully inspire you to try new things.

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