10:Blogtober: how to make fresh tomato sauce 

Hi! So here is a fun post.

In the wake of eating healthy, my parents have decided to do away with canned tomato sauce. But they are still eating other things…but I digress! Lol. 

I typically do the cooking so I wasn’t very open to this idea because I thought it was going to be tedious and make my food taste different. But I remembered back home in Ghana when I was growing up No one ever used tomato sauce they just used this recipe I’m going to share below. It is really fast and easy and the food I cooked with the sauce came out amazing!


  1. Wash and cut up tomatoes into a pan 
  2. Add you seasoning. Some ppl like to do it after but I want it to be infused in the sauce so I do it prior 
  3. Steam the tomatoes. Meaning, let the vapor cook the food…so do not add water
  4. After the tomatoes get super soft and begin forming a sauce on its own, throw it in a blender 
  5. Hit the purée button on your blender and in a few seconds, your tomato sauce is ready. 

So easy right?! 

What healthy food choices are you making?

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How to: make hot wings #wingsnight

Here is how to make hot wings on A NEW LEVEL (let me know if you caught the reference) anyways lets begin!

how to make hot chicken wings wingsnight

Begin by seasoning the chicken wings with spices of choice then coat it with flour and get ready to fry it.how to make hot chicken wings wingsnightChicken wings should look like this after deep frying it.how to make hot chicken wings wingsnightNow its time to make the hot sauce. You will need pepper, garlic, butter, onions and your favorite hot sauce. Use ingredients according to how you like your flavors. for example, use more garlic for an intense garlic flavor, or more or less pepper depending on how well you can stomach spicy foods.how to make hot chicken wings wingsnightIn a pot, I mix my butter, chopped up peppers, onions and garlic and let it simmer for a while.how to make hot chicken wings wingsnightI then put my hot sauce to the mixture.how to make hot chicken wings wingsnighthow to make hot chicken wings wingsnighthow to make hot chicken wings wingsnightPour the sauce all over the chicken. toss, toss, toss and toss some more till all the chicken wings are coated with the sauce.how to make hot chicken wings wingsnightThen spread chicken in a baking pan and put the chicken in the oven. Do not cover it up, but bake it at about 400 degrees for 5-10 minutes.how to make hot chicken wings wingsnightThis is what your wings should like!then….how to make hot chicken wings wingsnightBon appetite! bar food without the bar price..save you some money!

If you try it, let me know how it came out. Do you do anything special with your hot wings?I want to know

 

Make Ghanaian meat pie

ghanaian meat pieHey friends,
Hope you’re doing well, and if not, I hope things change soon.

Today, I will be sharing with you all how to make Ghanaian meat pie. I have heard it is similar to empanadas, made by Latinos, except that empanadas, from what I know are fried and Ghanaian meat pies are baked.

**fun fact: In Ghana, certain people fry theirs too, my mom was telling me.**

ghanaian meat pie

1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
3 sticks of butter
1 onion (add more if you like)
1 egg
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 can of corned beef (or meat of your choice)

ghanaian meat pieI first make the dough by combining the flour, baking powder, butter and egg.

tip: add the egg after the dough is a bit formed

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ghanaian meat pieghanaian meat pieFinally, I coat the meat pies with milk, for color. Then I put them in the oven at 400 degrees and let them bake, occasionally checking on them. Once it begins to brown, the meat pie is done, or you can use the “cake test”- inert a tooth pick into the dough, if it comes out clean then it is done.

ghanaian meat pieghanaian meat pieEnjoy with a beverage of your choice.

sidenote: If you are not a meat lover, you can use your favorite vegetables as a filling.

I hope you enjoyed this post and you try making it yourself. Do let me know if you try it, I will love to know how it turned out and what you used as your filling.

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