My Favorite Dish – Kizaka . Pondu

My favorite dish is kizaka as known in Angola or Pondu as know in the Congo region.

It’s widely eaten in Africa and also known as SakaSaka or Cassava leaf stew. Made with red palm oil & mixture of vegetables (and fish) it is my absolute favorite dish! So good that mom always makes sure to cook it when I visit.

I was craving it so much this past few weeks that I decided to make it myself & with some tips from mom & it was coming home 🙂

If you ever get the chance, definitely have some !!

Nan’s Birthday Cake: Caramel Drip Cake

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I made this cake two weeks ago for my bestfriend’s grandmother, and did not have time to post it on the blog sooner.

This was my first time making a drip cake and I was really happy with the results. I used a basic vanilla cake for the cake layers, filled it with caramel buttercream and covered it with vanilla buttercream and caramel sauce.

Overall, I was pretty happy and already thinking of new ideas for my next cake!!

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MOROCCO: Little & Lasting

This girl’s travel took her to Morocco this time around and I really enjoyed myself. It was hot, but to be honest after the heatwave in Malta, this was actually not that bad. It was very hot, but still bearable and leaving London on a rainy week, made it that more welcome.

Marrakesh, I didn’t really know what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised. The airport is lovely, airport transfer was well organized; you don’t get bombarded by drivers trying to get you in their cars as soon as you get out. The Riad where I was staying was the cutest little place with very kind and helpful staff. The room had a nice double bed, moroccan style bathroom and as a bonus I got the rooftop and small pool almost all to myself. They also have a hamam, indoor cook and make booking arrangements for travel and tours, so all in all I was pretty set for my trip.

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Outfit Of The Day: Business to Casual 

I’m planning to post more fashion and beauty related content, but I am still working on issues with time, someone to take pictures, collecting details etc., but oh well, it’s a work in progress 😉

Today’s OOTD is an outfit that I put together to offer a good transition from work to let’s say business drinks. I’m attending Chatam House’s (Royal Institute of International Affairs) summer reception and wanted something on point, but not over the top.

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Afropunk: Got You Feeling Like Black Is The Thing To Be

This past weekend, my girl Janelle and I attended the amazingness that was Afropunk Paris! I have followed Afropunk on social media for some time, but had never attend the festival before, and apparently I’ve been missing out!

Two days of black excellence and the best vibes. The amount of sheer joy you saw walking around was absolutely powerful. There was a lot of Black Boy Joy and Black Girl Magic present and everyone was just hypnotized with all the beauty present. From food, art, jewelry, clothing and natural products, to living art, music, dance and impeccable authentic styles. It was lit!  Continue Reading