My family moved to the United States a few years ago. You may be wondering at the topic of this post "A Nigerian in America", that represents me finding myself here and wondering what to make of myself in my kitchen lol. Yeah I love cooking and hubby and kiddos love Nigerian food, so I have been up my sleeves figuring out how to cook Nigerian foods that actually taste like home. If you live abroad I know you can feel me. Because really nothing is like the real deal. But there are definitely substitutes, cheats and tricks that can help get you there. Prior to relocation, whenever I visited the states I always had a phobia for cooking.
Not that I didn't know how to cook, on the contrary I can proudly say I am a super good cook. My phobia was from the fact that I knew that most of the ingredients used to cook certain Nigerian dishes are either not readily available or unnecessarily expensive. Of course alternatives or substitutes are available, but the real problem was knowing the right substitute to use to get the right taste of our local Nigerian dish.
So people, that's where this blog comes in. I am delving into a new world of cooking the local meals I enjoy back home, in diaspora hehehehe. So far I have learnt a lot cooking in diaspora and I am still learning daily. so you are welcome to join me, let's create those mouth watering meals we dream about while we are here, to keep us going till our next visit home from where we come back with the 'AFRICAN STORE' in our boxes to replenish our depleted kitchen. You know what I am talking about right?
I will start with my favorite dishes :D, then move on to meals from the South Eastern part of Nigeria where I hail from, then to the West where I grew up and to other parts of our home country. Or maybe I could just start anywhere the wind blows ?. Stay tuned I just might get recipes and substitutes for other African countries too 😉
Welcome to MY DIASPORA KITCHEN where tasty home cooking becomes a reality. Remain blessed and thanks for looking 🙂