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Posted In Dish, Food

West African Jollof Rice

feastt_admin | January 11, 2018


Jollof rice is a great favorite all over West Africa. The name Jollof rice is derived from the name of the Wolof people. In some places, Jollof rice is known as Benachin, which means “one pot”. This West African dish is consumed throughout the regions of Nigeria, Ghana, Gambia, Senegal, Cameroon, Liberia, Coast, Mali, Togo, Sierra Leone, and Ivory. The recipe differs from one region to another but the main ingredients of Jollof rice are rice and tomatoes. Jollof rice is a simple, spicy one-pot dish comprising, at its most basic, rice, tomatoes, tomato paste, chili peppers, onions, pepper, salt and spices such as for as nutmeg, ginger, Scotch bonnet, and cumin. The dish is always color red due to the tomato paste and palm oil. Tomatoes also play a primary role in rice and provide a good amount of vitamins and minerals. Optional ingredients can be added such as vegetables, meats, or fish. Jollof rice is a celebration dish in West Africa so it is often served at parties, ceremonial occasions, and other festive gatherings.

Jollof rice contains carbohydrates and protein. The carbohydrates are primarily from the rice. While protein comes from the chicken, turkey, beef, and eggs which are often served with Jollof rice. For vegetarians, Jollof rice is eaten with salad or coleslaw instead of meat, giving them the vitamins and nutrients from the vegetables. Here’s how you make the West African Jollof Rice:

West African Jollof Rice Recipe

jollof rice


  • 2 cups rice (long grained or medium variety)
  • 1⁄4 cup groundnut oil or 1⁄4 cup olive oil
  • 1⁄2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme if using fresh 2 tbsp would be perfect
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon curry powder (optional)
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 celery, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced (remove the seeds & white stuff)
  • 2 -3 garlic cloves (as per taste)
  • 1 cup chicken breast, diced not cooked preferably, omit if vegan
  • 1⁄2 inch piece ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 tablespoon ground paprika (smoked would be ideal)
  • 2 tablespoons cayenne, add more if you want it hotter
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped finely (or 1 small can pureed tomatoes)
  • 1 carrot, cubed
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups water
  • 1⁄2 cup portobello mushroom (optional)
  • peas (You can use frozen mixed veggies)
  • salt
  • 1⁄4 cup cilantro (to garnish) or 1⁄4 cup parsley (to garnish)



  1. Add oil and butter in a heat resistance pot, then add the chicken breast, paprika, cayenne, onion, celery, green pepper, garlic, and ginger. Saute for about 3 minutes.
  2. Add the chopped carrots next and saute for a minute with a little salt.
  3. Add the tomato paste, tomatoes along with curry powder, bay leaf & thyme. Cook until tomatoes get slightly soft. For about 3 minutes until you see the oil getting red. Then add frozen veggies. Add the rice next. Saute for another 2 minutes or so.
  4. Add 3 cups of vegetable stock/water, bouillon cube, required salt, close the lid and cook until 90% cooked, for about 30 minutes.
  5. Allow the rice to continue cooking until the rice is soft. If it is not dry at this point, then switch the heat to low to allow it to dry the excess water without making the rice much softer.
  6. If rice is still little hard, add 1/4 cup water and cover with foil, which will allow it to steam through. Check back at 5 min and It should be ready. You want your rice not too soft.
  7. Garnish with cilantro/parsley and serve. (Recipe by Genius Kitchen)
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Posted In Food, Health

Immune Boosting Instant Porridge

feastt_admin | November 21, 2017


At Feastt healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle is everything to us. In Africa there are many immune deficiency diseases that affect the population and work force which has a detrimental effect on Africa‘s growth. The cost of trying to eat a healthy balanced diet is also high for the general population so we love ideas and products that help boost the immune system and is cost effective.

Nhlayisa’s Instant Porridge is a fantastic product that is cheap, easy to use and very popular.

Instant Porridge Immune Boosting

It is so easy to make:

What do you need?

  1. Nhlayisa Power Supply Porridge
  2. Water or Milk
  3. A Bowl
  4. Spoon

First fill the bowl with you choice of hot or cold milk or water, the powdered porridge is going to sock this up so don’t be shy. Different people prefer a different thickness of the instant porridge and you will be able to add more milk or porridge to get it to the consistency that you desire.

Next start adding the powdered porridge to the bowl. At regular intervals stop to stir and mix in the porridge. Either add more porridge or liquid to the mixture to get the desired thickness.

There is no need to add a sweetener to the porridge but you can add sugar or honey is you wish. Honey is a healthier option.

Now just taste and enjoy. Instant porridge is a fantastic way to boost your immune system by having a bowl or two a day. We know you enjoy it and feel healthier and stronger in just a few weeks.



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Posted In Cocktails, Food

The Kenyan Dawa Cocktail  

Feastt Editor | January 9, 2016

Dawa is and definitely will always be an old classic Kenyan cocktail. This is made up of a blend of vodka, lime juice as well as honey garnished along with a lime wheel and also a ‘Dawa Stick’ in order to stir up the honey. Typically called Dawa, that is based on the Swahili word which means “Medicine”, it makes for a refreshing cocktail which will treat no matter what ails you.

Regardless if you are after having a delicious sun downer, a refreshing drink over a very hot afternoon, a glass or two following a exhausting day, or perhaps a social drink, Dawa is the cocktail to drink. The simplicity of all the ingredients in Dawa is definitely will make you really feel better.

The recipe is based upon the renowned Brazilian drink which was brought to Kenya. Now it is among the most broadly drank cocktail in Kenya and it has spread all through North and South Africa (particularly in touristy regions). So here’s how to make yours.

You will need to muddle your drink for this recipe. If you are looking for the best quality bar accessories South Africa has to offer check out Beaumont. they have muddlers, ice crushers, stirrers and anything else you might need to make delicious cocktails.


2 oz of vodka

1 tbsp of brown sugar

1 tbsp of honey

Crushed ice

1 lime, slice into chunks, and also lime wheel garnish

1 lime, quartered and then slice into pieces, also lime wheel garnish Ice


  1. To a rocks glass put lime chunks, sugar and honey.
  2. Muddle merely enough to produce the lime juice and blend along with the honey and sugar, but not a lot that can mash the pith (which will give a bitter taste).
  3. Then add crushed ice, next the vodka and stir to mix ingredients and lift up the lime through the bottom of the glass. Put even more ice till the glass is full, then garnish using a lime wheel.
  4. Serve and enjoy
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Posted In Dish, Food

Sizzling Hot Piripiri Chicken  

Feastt Editor | January 9, 2016

Piripiri  chicken is among the most favorite South Africa recipes that is generally made out of piripiri peppers. Also, it is known as PeriPeri chicken in South Africa. The dish was made in Angola and Mozambique at the time Portuguese settlers came having chile peppers (referred to as piri-piri in Swahili). The chicken must be marinated for around 4 hours prior to being barbecued or grilled.



3 tbsps fresh cilantro, chopped

2 minced garlic cloves

2 tbspspiri-piri sauce or any other hot pepper sauce

2 tbsps freshly squeezed lemon juice

3 tbsps butter


one 3 1/2- to 4-pound chicken, backbone taken out, opened flat

1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

three peeled garlic cloves

one shallot, large, quartered, peeled

one 2-inch cut peeled ginger, finely sliced

1/2 cup piri-piri sauce or any other hot pepper sauce

1/4 cup extra-virgin oil and also extra for brushing

one tsp coarse kosher salt

one tsp ground pepper

1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

one 11 3/4 x 8 1/2 x 1 1/4-inch aluminum baking pan


For glaze:

Melt butter on tiny saucepan through medium-high heat. Put garlic and cilantro; cook till garlic clove starts to brown, around 2 minutes. Put piri-piri sauce and fresh lemon juice. Minimize heat to medium-low; cook two minutes. Glaze can be done as much as one day in advance. Cover up and let it cool. Rewarm prior to using.

For chicken:

  1. Chop shallot, cilantro, ginger, as well as garlic on processor. Put in piri-piri sauce, fresh lemon juice, 1/4 cup oil, pepper, and coarse salt; process marinade to mix.
  2. Put chicken with skin side up, in work area. Employing hand, push on breastbone in order to flatten chicken. Put wing tips below. Fill in 1 / 2 of marinade into 11x7x2-inch glass baking bowl. Open up chicken similar to book; put skin area down on one layer in dish. Put left over marinade above. Cover up; cool around four hours or overnight, flipping chicken from time to time.
  3. Take out top rack through barbecue. Cook barbecue (moderate heat). In case utilizing 2-burner grill, light one burner. In case utilizing 3-burner grill, don’t light middle burner. In case utilizing charcoal grilling, light briquettes on chimney and put into one side of lower grill rack. Put disposable aluminum pan in unlit portion of grill. Put upper grill tray in barbecue; lightly brush using oil.
  4. Take out chicken out of marinade. Line up skin side on grill rack over drip pan. Cover up barbecue; grill till skin is browned and then instant-read thermometer put into thickest section of thigh registers 165°F, flipping regularly, around 40 minutes. Move to plate. Put warm glaze around.
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Posted In Desserts, Food

Perfect Creamy Cheesy Garlic Bread

Feastt Editor | January 9, 2016

In some way, garlic bread appears to be the most perfect side dish for a wide number of recipes. It can be great along with pastas (such as the Spaghetti Pie), soups (just like the Lasagna Soup), and even salads! With just the appropriate amount of garlic, butter, as well as cheese, this will make the perfect Creamy Cheesy Garlic Bread!  This particular bread includes a perfect garlicky taste as well as an ooey-gooey cheesy top. Everyone can’t say no to this!


1 loaf of ciabatta bread or sour dough bread

1½ cups deli sliced mozzarella cheese (or shredded)

1 tbs fresh parsley or ½ tbs of dried parsley

3 large crushed garlic cloves

1 cup butter

2 tbsps.olive oil

Pepper and salt to taste


  1. Blend the parsley, garlic cloves, as well as olive oil in a smaller food processor till the garlic breaks down right into tiny pieces. In case you are using sliced mozzarella, pile the cheese slices and cut into one inch squares.
  1. Heat up the butter over medium heat in a tiny saucepan. Once the butter melts, add some sliced garlic into the butter together with a pinch of salt and pepper and let the mixture to cook for just two minutes, stir as needed so that the garlic doesn’t go brown. Remove from the heat.
  1. Place a tray on the middle of the oven and pre-heat the oven to 375ºF. Employing a sharp serrated knife, create one inch diagonal cuts throughout the loaves of bread making certain that you do not cut the bread all throughout. Make use of a spoon to drizzle the particular garlic butter right into the cuts of the bread. Pile 3-4 cheese squares and then site them on the cuts. Put the garlic bread over a sheet of foil and fold up the edges. Utilize a second piece to cover up the top end (This will be remove later on). Let the bread to cook for around ten minutes. Take off the top piece of foil and let the bread to bake for one more ten minutes or till the cheese melts entirely. Then you can serve this warm.

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Posted In Desserts, Food

Healthy and Tasty Summer Salad  

Feastt Editor | January 9, 2016


With all the bounty of delightful summer vegetables you can find at your backyard or farmers’ market, this is the time for making salads!  These salads are easy and quick, involve minimal or no cooking, and they are the best way to savor all of the supply which is in season right now. Dig right into a fresh, cool salad to get a perfect summer meal.

This fresh salad recipe is definitely not common. Our alluring blends of seasonal fruits and vegetables get together with scrumptious dressings. Enjoy this sensorial flavor burst summer salad.



1 tbsp of oil

2 tsp of butter/oil

¼ tsp of garlic, crushed

2 tbsp of fresh lemon juice

4 tbsp of honey

2 tsp of shredded basil

2 tsp of medium curry powder

Squeeze of fresh lemon

Pepper and salt

1 tsp of Sriracha sauce

1 finely sliced chilli

1 big bunch crisp cos salad leaves (or lettuce)

1 can KOO Chickpeas, drained

1 can KOO Pear halves, drained and cut up into thicker wedges

¼ cup  toasted pecans, whole Almonds or walnuts

½ cup peppadews, cut in half

½ cup feta cheese, cut in cubes


Fry pan, whisk, salad platter, mixing pan


  1. Spicy Chickpeas: Heat up the butter/oil mix and then add some chilli as well as curry powder, fry for just a minute. Never let it burn up. Put the Koo chickpeas and blend to mix together. Season properly using salt and pepper and squeeze a lot of lemon. Blend gently and put aside for cooling.
  2. Dressing: Blend all ingredients all together and let it infuse for about ten minutes, Blend along with the diced feta cheese and combine gently to blend. Put aside till arranging the salad.
  3. Assembly: Assemble cos lettuce at the base of the serving plate or bowl. Cover lettuce with cooled spicy chickpea blend. Assemble the Pear quarters as well as peppardews on top.  Finally, spoon the marinated feta cheese on the salad and after that drizzle left over salad dressing equally throughout the entire salad. Cool until all set to serve.
  4. Garnish using sliced spring onion or chives.

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Posted In Dish, Food

Easy Fish Curry with Coconut Milk  

Feastt Editor | January 9, 2016

The rich and creamy fish curry with simply enough spice, power it up with sweet potato and spinach to get you on your way to have a great and healthy day. You can now make the most perfect curry right now, because of so many excellent curry pastes accessible in the stores. Just add in coconut milk, a lot of fresh cilantro leaves as well as basmati rice!

This particular recipe consists of coconut milk and curry powder put together in a sauce for chunks of white fish as well as chopped tomato on a quick and easy steps!


Four to six fish fillets

80 grams curry paste (tikka or marsala, butter chicken, etc.)

two big, chopped red onions

two Tablespoons of oil

onepunnet (250 grams) brownish mushrooms, finely chopped

Fresh basil or cilantro leaves

Salt and fresh ground pepper

1 x 410 grams can of peeled, chopped tomatoes

1 x 400g can of coconut milk

Fully cooked basmati rice to serve


  1. Top the fish fillets along with the curry paste and then leave it to marinate for approximately an hour or so.
  2. Heat up the oil and fry the marinated fillets for a few minutes.
  3. Take them out from your pan and add some red onions and fresh mushrooms.
  4. Fry till it cooked properly and season with pepper and salt.
  5. So now add some peeled and chopped tomatoes, return back the fish into the saucepan and add some coconut milk.
  6. Allow the curry cook for as much as ten minutes or till the fish is cooked properly.
  7. Add some basil or cilantro leaves.
  8. Serve together with the basmati rice.


  • Make use of chicken as an alternative to fish.
  • Don’t overcook the fish since it will break apart.

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Posted In Cocktails, Food

Easy and Scrumptious Home Piña Colada  

Feastt Editor | January 9, 2016


The Piña Colada is actually an old style tropical cocktail that includes rum, pineapple as well as coconut milk. This traditional recipe will certainly take you to heaven. Having caught in the rain isn’t required. On the old-style recipe for this common drink, the coconut cream will need to have the perfect consistency, a few choose the alternative, coconut milk to be very thin, but you could add condensed milk to coconut milk to lift up its thickness. Add more pineapple juice when preferred.

The piña colada is actually a sweet and delicious cocktail which can be blended, frozen, or blended with ice, according to your choice. The piña colada has become the official drink of Puerto Rico since the year 1978, however you can take advantage of this tropical beverage through the conveniences of your very own home. If you would like learn how to make it, simply follow these methods.


2 ounces Coconut milk

2 ounces Fresh Pineapple juice

1.5 ounce Light or gold rum

For the Garnish:

Pineapple wedge


Glass: Hurricane


In order to make your Piña Colada, combine all of the ingredients into a shaker and then fill up with ice.

Shake, and strain right into a Hurricane glass full of fresh ice.

(Also you can mix all of the ingredients along with smashed ice instead.) Garnish using a cherry as well as a pineapple wedge.

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Posted In Dish, Food

Bobotie – The Traditional South African Meat Pie

Feastt Editor | January 9, 2016

This particular national dish of South Africa is actually a tasty blend of curried meat as well as fruit along with a creamy golden topping. This embraces not just local flavors, but as well as the unique flavors which spice traders delivered to the Cape at their travels. Bobotie is very easy to cook in advance and it is always a crowd pleaser. You can find as numerous variations for bobotie as you can find cooks. The sole secret is to discover your very own favourite amount and blend of spices!

How to make the perfect Bobotie? Here’s how..


two slices of white bread

two crushed garlic cloves

two chopped onion

25 g butter

three clove

five allspice berries

six bay leaf

1 kg of lean minced beef

twotbsp of madras curry paste

one tsp of dried mixed herbs

twotbsp of mango or peach chutney

threetbsp of sultana


two large egg

300ml full-cream milk


  1. Heat up oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Add cold water into the loaves of bread and put aside to soak.
  2. At the same time, fry the onions on the butter, stir it regularly for about 10 minutes till they become soft and start to color. Add some beef and garlic and mix properly. Crush this mince into fine grains till it starts to change color. Mix on the spices, curry paste, herbs, sultanas, chutney and two bay leaves together with one teaspoon salt and lots of ground pepper.
  3. Cover up and cook for 10 minutes. Extract water out from the bread, then blend in the meat mixture well. Spill the mixture straight into an oval ovenproof dish (23 x 33cm and around 5-6cm deep). Squeeze the mixture down properly and smooth the top part. You could make this and cool one day in advance.
  4. For your topping, blend the eggs and milk along with seasoning, then put above the meat. Put in the top the remaining bay leaves and let it cook for about 35-40 minutes till the topping is ready and starts to appear golden.
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