Hello dear friend,
Welcome to my blog. I am excited you stopped by my virtual kitchen where I share mouth watering easy to replicate recipes even the pickiest of eaters will enjoy.
You will find tried tested and recipes from around the world as I explore different cultures and cuisines in 'mydiasporakitchen' which of course includes recipes from my Nigerian heritage hello Nkwobi. Check out my Chicken tikka masala recipe, Mexican Rice, Ghanaian Red Red and lots more.
Since I love, love kitchen gadgets, You will definitely find Instant Pot Recipes, Air fryer recipes and Slow cooker recipes on the blog.
Did I hear you say desserts? Oh yes we have lots of that too. My aim is to take out the guess work on what to cook and get you cooking already for your family and friends in easy steps.
Stay awhile and share a meal or two with me in my virtual kitchen. I would love that.
Want to hear the long story? Read along 😉
Relocation is general a big leap. For me it has been a journey of a lifetime. Relocating to the United States with my family from my home country Nigeria is a journey that I am learning from daily. It has been a totally different arena of learning. There has been ups and downs but now I think I am ready to share what I have learnt and still learning while living in diaspora. it promises to be an interesting mix of life in diaspora and cooking in diaspora because cooking I love so much. Get a copy of our eCook book for free.
You want to put a face to all this? That would be me. The 'mother hen' in the picture above. I am the writer, photographer, well .... amateur photographer more like and recipe creator of this blog.
I am wife to my bobo of life Kelechi, mom to three beautiful children whom the Lord has so blessed my heart with, sister, daughter, daughter-in-law, friend, the list goes on and on. I am a Medical Doctor by Profession and I am passionate about good food.
Cooking and baking are two things you would always find me doing both for family and friends and as a side hustle. So naturally when the thought of a blog came to mind, the first topic I thought of was Food.
My low carb blog came about much later when I realized the need to share my low carb journey with the world.
Seeing my patients smile when they feel better, gives me great joy but nothing else gives me greater joy as a mama bear than to see the the joy in the faces of my family as we share a delicious meals on our own or with friends.
I enjoy being a medical doctor but nothing compares to having more time with my family. Therefore I always try to live in the moment and not worry about tomorrow because I know Jesus' got my back. Stay tuned on my story....
Like I said, Cooking comes as second nature to me . The kitchen is my happy place. I will be sharing recipes on how I have been able to adapt our Nigerian cooking to fit into my kitchen in diaspora by sharing tips, tricks and substitutes.
Let's face it most ingredients sourced here are not the same as when we were back home. I don't really know why but I think probably because of method of preservation and possibly length of stay.
Whatever the case, we will be cooking meals that taste just like home at My Diaspora Kitchen (MDK) including meals from other African countries and from around the world.
I would love it if you join me so we can get lost in this amazing world of food. Don't forget to subscribe to get these awesome recipes straight to your in box. Thanks for taking time to read this and for visiting my little corner of the World Wide Web.
Random Facts about me!
- I am Crazy about children. but who isn't? But I love them so. Their innocence & sincere hearts is worth emulating.
- I believe family is everything.
- I haven't slept since I had my first baby 11 years ago. Cool right? ??
- I believe being a mom biologically or otherwise is the greatest calling of a woman.
- I know I shouldn't take life too seriously but I do
- I am worried I might have OCD ?
- Ok this is a bit gross..... l believe a dirty toilet/ bathroom/rest room tells a lot about you. I think it's acceptable someone walks into your living room and it's untidy, yea, growing children can really make a mess but when your bathroom is dirty I totally give up ?But seriously......That's sad because Trust me I don't give up easily.
- I am a kitchen gadget junkie. Honestly..... this one is a big problem and Mr K is worried.
- I believe in keeping promises, especially to children because guess what? They never forget. So if don't intend to keep your word please don't utter it.
- I believe good food heals and that food should be pretty as well as tasty.
- Some days my kiddos drive me so crazy I want to pull out my hair lol. But I would never trade them or these crazy moments for anything in the world.
In all these I find joy but I would like you dear friend to know this: my life isn't perfect, I live by God's grace daily and you can to.
This blog was born from my love for cooking and baking and I was hoping to share that passion with you. I want to show you that making African food or cooking in general isn't as complicated as it seems.
By doing this I would show case the rich African culture through food and also create a comprehensive recipe journal to be available for reference for my children and any other lover of good food.
My recipes are mainly African/Afrocarribean, with a very partial focus on Nigerian food. Most recipes on the blog are recipes I either developed or I learnt from my mom or other family members and friends but with a touch of Chichi to them.
The blog will also feature recipes from around the world that have have found their way into my kitchen and have been approved by our ever so conservative taste buds.
All written contents and photographs on this blog are done by me (except otherwise stated) and are copyrighted to My Diaspora Kitchen. If you would like to write about my recipe, you must link it back to the original post here.
If you want to use my food photographs, you must take prior permission from me. Not doing so will be copyright infringement and we don't want to get into that mess do we?.
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Thank you for taking out time to get to know me. I appreciate your visit to the blog. You all are the reason MDK exists so I sincerely thank you from the bottom of my heart.
There are loads of recipes here for everyone. Hope you browse through and find something you love.
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That way I can answer any question you have or know that the recipe worked for you. It would also encourage others to give the recipes a try.
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I can't express how happy I'm right now on finding this wonderful kitchen cooking blog of yours.
I've been interested in cooking for a long time but I never got the chance to learn it properly. I try sometimes but I rarely get the satisfaction a well prepared meal gives to the cook. But now, I'm so happy I found this. Now I guess it's time to fully enjoy what I've been yearning to do for a very long time.
Happy you found my blog too. Hope you enjoy the recipes you try out on the blog. Feel free to leave me a comment if you need help with a recipe. Thank you for stopping by.
PS: You can subscribe to my YouTube channel as well. https://www.youtube.com/mydiasporakitchen
I love what I see here, Keep it up.
Pls hebanero pepper what is it like?
I appreciate your comment, thank you. Habanero pepper is a hot pepper similar to rodo or Ose Nsukka in Nigeria.
If you are in the UK, scotch bonnet pepper will be a good substitute.
Chichi do you have a page outside of Facebook, instagram etc? Any other kind of web presence? Thank you!
Yes I do. I am on Twitter and pinterest as well.
I tried the beans recipe and oh my.... It's so yummy. Thanks for this method. My kids tasted it so we are getting somehwere lol.
I can't wait to try the other recipes. Welldone
Thanks so much Ife! Glad you liked it. Hopefully the kiddos would go beyond tasting it to gobbling it up very soon ?❤️?
Hi Dr /Chef Chichi, I'm glad I found your blog.You are so sweet and your posts are too.I will surely try a number of your recipes.
Awww. Thank you so much for your kind words you are so sweet. I am happy you found my blog. Please enjoy the recipes and don’t hesitate to leave me a feedback/question whenever you want to. Stay safe 💕
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Thank you 😊
Hi, Chichi. I'm so glad to have found your site. I lived in Togo for two years, so many of your recipes are similar to what we ate there. I can't wait to look around more and to try some of your recipes!
Hi Sandi, thanks so much for reaching out. Yes most of our recipes are similar to Togolese recipes and most of the other parts of West Africa. So glad you like the recipes. Hope you get to try some and let me know how they went. I will definitely be visiting the welcoming table often because i think I connect with the concept. ❤️
Hi Sandi, thanks so much for reaching out. Yes most of our recipes are similar to Togolese recipes and most of the other parts of West Africa. So glad you like the recipes. Hope you get to try some and let me know how they went.