HERE’S WHAT’S UP: COOKING FOR A NEW MOM

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A few months ago, I visited my pregnant Ugandan neighbour. She reminded me of the good not-so-old days of pregnancy. She constantly had saliva in her mouth and she kept chewing on things to prevent her from spitting continuously. She also couldn’t stop asking me about Jollof Rice. My neighbour has always expressed how much she loves my food. So when she had her baby a few days ago, I went all in to give her the treat of her life. Here are the things I made.

pepper soup recipe cameroon
My neighbour had specifically told me she wanted Pepper Soup so I had to make all her pepper soup dreams come true. The actors involved in this pepper soup are Goat Meat, Burnt Beef Feet (“foot cow”), and Beef Muscle. It turned out not too light and not to too thick. Just the way I like it.

Then I made her some  collard greens. I actually learned to make this from her but she has always said she likes my “dry” way of making it. Hers is somewhat soupy while mine is void of any liquid. I chop and blanch the greens in salted water then I stir-fry in sauteed tomatoes and onions. I added some fried fish to it. It is like a green party in the mouth.

I boiled some semi-ripe plantains to be eaten with the greens and/or pepper soup.

For snacks, I made a whole tray of puff puff. She has 4 other kids so I wanted to make a snack that could last for a while. Plus her kids totally love the puff puff. I have a killer puff puff recipe that can be found HERE.

My neighbour was so happy to receive the food. She started devouring the puff puff right away. That made me very happy too. One of the reasons I came to this world was to cook good food so people can eat and be happy.

Other matters:


My YouTube Channel
In other news, I am absolutely happy with the way my YouTube channel is growing. I now have over 200 subscribers! This to me is a milestone because apart from the “Subscribe” that appears in each video I have not actively worked on getting people to subscribe. The growth has been organic. I really should start pushing this channel more. So click here to subscribe, buddy!
The best part is that I have had so much great feedback from people thanking me for enabling them cook something they couldn’t. This to me, is more than money. My Fish Rolls video has been viewed over four thousand times and the views keep increasing! I feel so blessed to be able to reach out to others through my passion for cooking.
In case you didn’t know, the reason I started blogging (and making videos) was because I had kids and I wanted to grow with my kids. I became a stay-at-home-mom not because it was something I had planned but because the need arose. Someone said let your kids inspire you, not hinder you. My kids are my inspiration. Caring for them didn’t stop me from reaching the world with my talents. From my kitchen table I can reach people in Malaysia, Mozambique and Maroua. All through my blog and now, my YouTube channel. I am just so thankful for the opportunity. Thank you all so much for your support!
Homeschooling

In more news, I survived my first week of homeschooling today! For the past week we have learnt letters of the alphabet and how to write them. We have also gone on one (fake) field trip. Haha
The girls told me today that they will want to be “Mommy teachers” when they grow up. They admire teaching, learning and everything in between. In fact, homeschool time is like play time to them. 
Honestly, this homeschooling thing can be challenging but I am focused on the immense benefits. Again I say, we’ll see how it goes. In case you are wondering why we decided to homeschool, I’m planning to write a post about that so watch out for that.
That’s what’s up, friends. Have a great week!

My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth!” Psalm 121:2

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12 Comments

  1. Awww! Well done with everything. You're awesome really and God will continue to bless all you do. I'm definitely looking forward to the post on why you decided to home-school.

    http://www.KacheeTee.com

  2. You make me blush, Kachee. Thank you!

  3. 1. You're too sweet!!! Wanna be my neighbor when my time comes?

    2. Awww, yay to your homeschooling journey!

    3. Woot woot to your Youtube channel! I've been neglecting mine *hides face*

    Berry Dakara Blog

  4. I definitely wanna be your neighbour!
    You better go show some love to your YouTube channel, Berry. It had great potential.
    Thanks for the kind words. You all are really making me blush.

  5. Amazing as always. You are a gift to this generation.

  6. Thank you for those lovely words, Engwari!

  7. Ele that njamajama and peppersoup my life go balance. So thoughtful for making a feast to your neighbour and well done to the UTube Channel.

    Looking forward to the homeschooling post.

  8. Haha at your life go balance. Ah no know say na so chop get life-balancing properties.

    Thank you sis. I have only been able to forge ahead because of supportive people like you.

  9. Presh u have a heart of gold. Please don't move hoise because I will be moving into your neighbourhood waiting for your next door neighbour to mobe out so I move in next to u. U are very rare specie. Hope your children grow yp to be exactly like mommy so that we can have any more precious people in the world. Thank you dear.

  10. Oh Angele, your words warm warm my heart. Thanks for being so sweet, dear. I'm so hoping to see you one day. God bless.

  11. Oh wow! Well done dear kudos to you!…the pepper soup and puff are calling my name eeewww! Lol.

  12. Hahaha you better answer the call.
    Thanks for visiting my blog, Tessy!

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