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Potato Love Island (Mashed Potato with Sauce)



Ingredients for Potato Love Island

You can use any of your favourite sauces for this Potato Love Island. For the sauce in the video, I used:

  • 250g beef
  • Red wine
  • ½ onion
  • 1 big red bell pepper
  • 1 mushroom
  • Black pepper
  • 2 seasoning cubes
  • Vegetable oil
  • Ginger powder
  • Onion powder
  • Salt
  • Parsley

For the Potato Island:

  • 4 Irish potatoes (spuds)
  • ⅓ tin of Peak Milk
  • 50g (½ stick) Butter
  • 1 tablespoon soft cheese
  • Parsley

Notes on the ingredients

  1. Most of these ingredients can be added to your liking hence why most do not have a quantity associated with it. This meal is so easy to prepare, you can free-style it without getting into trouble.
  2. The combination of Peak Milk, butter and cheese give you the best tasting mashed potatoes ever!
  3. For the soft cheese, I used Philadelphia cheese.

Before you prepare Potato Love Island

  1. Peel, wash and cut the potato into small pieces (se video below).
  2. Slice the onion and the mushroom and cut up the red bell pepper into tiny pieces. I cut some into heart shapes for love effect.
  3. Cut the beef into thin strips.

Cooking Directions

  1. Season the strips of beef with some onion powder, ginger powder, black pepper, stock cubes and thyme. Cover and place in the fridge to marinate for 20 minutes.
  2. Place the potatoes in a pot, pour water to cover them add some salt and start cooking on medium heat.
  3. After 20 minutes, fry the strips with the onions on low heat till tender.
  4. Add the mushrooms and the red bell pepper and fry for a bit.
  5. Add some salt and the red wine and it’s done!
  6. Cook the potatoes for about 20 minutes or till you can easily drive a knife into it.
  7. Add the cheese, butter and Peak Milk.
  8. Mash with a potato masher till very smooth.

Serve with the sauce or enjoy the mashed potatoes on its own.

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Recipe for Banana Bread





4.5 tablespoons of butter, softened

2 ripe bananas

2 eggs

2/3 cup of sugar

a pinch of salt

1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon baking powder


Mash the bananas till it’s smooth.

Whisk the eggs and set aside.

Mix all your dry ingredients except the sugar and set aside

Mix the butter, egg and sugar and cream it. Add the mashed bananas to this mixture and mix till smooth.

Pour the wet ingredients to the bowl of the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly till smooth incorporating air as you mix.

Pre-Heat the oven to 375F, grease the pan and pour in your mixture and place in the oven. It should take roughly 25-30 minutes to bake fully. To make sure it’s ready, stick a toothpick in it and if the toothpick comes out clear you are good to go. Allow to cool for a bit and serve 🙂

P.S: If you would be adding walnuts, currants or chocolate chips, add it to the mixture before pouring it into the pan while you are incorporating air.

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Recipe for Akara Pancake





A Cup of Bean Flour

1 egg white

1/4 bulb of Onion

1 Scotch Bonnet Pepper

Half of a Seasoning cube

1/2 cup of water

1 Tablespoon of Vegetable Oil


For Egg White Omelette

3 Egg Whites

A handful of chopped Spring Onion

1 Tablespoon of chopped parsley

Half of Yellow Pepper

1/2 of Red Bell Pepper

Half of a bulb of Red Onion

1/2 of an Avocado

2 small Tomatoes

One Tablespoon of Vegetable Oil

1 Seasoning cube

1/2 teaspoon of black pepper


In a bowl, mix your bean flour, blended onion and pepper, egg white, seasoning cube and water.

In a pan with heated oil, scoop the akara pancake mix into the pan and allow to brown on both sides.

Flip pancake on each side to make sure it cooks.

For the Egg White Omelette

Chop your vegetables and set aside.

Whisk your eggs, season with seasoning cube and black pepper and set aside.

Heat up your pan and stir fry the vegetables on medium heat for one minute.

Pour in your eggs and stir fry with the vegetables and allow the eggs to set.

Chop up your avocado and mix with your egg white omelette to serve with the akara pancake.













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Ham & Pea Pancakes





  • 1½ cup Golden Cloud Flour
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1½c buttermilk
  • 220 g ham
  • 1 can KOO Fresh Garden Peas, rinsed and drained
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh chives


Large measuring cup or bowl, whisk, large non-stick pan


  1. In a large measuring cup or bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, bicarb, and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs and buttermilk. Add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture and whisk until fully incorporated. Stir in the ham and peas.
  3. Heat a large non-stick pan over medium-low heat. Check the heat by sprinkling the skillet with water – when the water bubbles and evaporates immediately, pour 3 x ¼ cups of batter into the pan.
  4. Cook the pancakes until bubbles begin to appear around the edges and in the center, about 1 to 2 minutes. Using a spatula, peek under the pancakes to check if they are golden brown then carefully flip them.
  5. Cook the pancakes 1 minute more, peeking to make sure the underside is golden brown. Transfer them to a baking sheet and cover loosely with foil to keep warm. Repeat with remaining batter.
  6. In a small bowl, combine the butter and chives; serve with the pancakes.

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