Dragon fruit!

April 23rd, 2013

Dragon fruit

Dragon fruit


Dragon fruit

Dragon fruit

This is my own take on the dragon fruit salad. As to how to make it, turn to my recipe page and follow the instructions.


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Me as a Nun!!

April 22nd, 2013

Me as a Nun

Me as a Nun aka Whoopi Goldberg

The Scene was at Abney Park, off  Stoke Newington High Street. For further details, see my Media page!!


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February 8th, 2013

Stuffed butternut squash

Stuffed butternut squash

When cooked butternut squash has the texture of Galia melon.  It originated from Mexico and it is now widely grown  in England, weather permitting it is harvested in the winter months and then used in a variety of ways, e.g. risotto, baked, stuffed, soups etc. etc. In this picture I have stuffed it by adding parma ham and bearnaise sauce finished off with chilli flakes or chilli oil.

For the full recipe, turn to my recipe page.

Good luck and enjoy!




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Welsh rarebit with a difference

February 3rd, 2013

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January 26th, 2013

Avocado with crispy bacon

Avocado with crispy bacon



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December 15th, 2012

Preparing Benachin (Gambian Jollof rice)

Preparing Benachin (Gambian Jollof rice


Gambian Jollof rice

Gambian Jollof rice


On my recent holiday to Gambia,  I asked at the hotel where I stayed to be introduced to one of the local ladies for inspiration as to their local cuisine. I ended up with a lady by the name of Ida (she is the one in the photograph).  I accompanied her to the local market where we bought fresh fish (straight from the fishermen!!), and other necessary fresh vegetables to prepare a local dish by the name of Benachin. In other words to you and me, it is known  in the West as “Rissoto”. Though it is slightly different in preparation, overall the same principle applies. For the preparation, I would refer you to my recipe page!! Have fun!


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Carrot Balls Cooking Video

November 5th, 2012

This is a video of me preparing carrot baaaaaaaalls! It is one of the many recipes I concocted as I had a couple of carrots left, and not knowing what else to do with it, having prepared carrot soup before, and being the genius that I am, I came up with this recipe. As the saying goes, eating carrots help you see in the dark. I don’t know how true to form this is, but I suspect it is one of those old wives tales!! This is a recipe that is easy peezy, you can prepare it with your eyes shut and you can’t go wrong. If you do, give me a shout.

If you have any problems, you know where to find me @ www.africanfusioncooking.com

So long !


Nina Gaskell



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August 23rd, 2012


Hello friends – I’ve been absent for some time and whilst I ‘ve been away, I’ve been gathering my thoughts as to what recipe to feature to titillate your palate. Well, believe it or not, have come up with this wonderful pie, which can be enjoyed also by my vegetarian friends.  The preparation is in my Recipe page and hope you will enjoy it as much as I did. Believe you me, my grandchildren loved it!!

Enjoy and bye for now!!

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Stuffed Sweet Red Pepper w/Plantain

March 19th, 2012

A delicious and unique recipe for stuffed Sweet Red pepper and plantain presented by Nina Gaskell.

Sweet Red Pepper
Cocktail Sausages
Curry Leaves
Baked Beans
Maggi Sauce
Paprika Pepper

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March 18th, 2012

This an article about me in Prima Magazine:

Prima magazine article 2012

Prima magazine article 2012

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