to be African, to be Woman, to be Creative, to be Fashionable, to be Intelligible, to be be IMARA

imara by Mshana

This is the canvas and the pages on which I curate and display the life I wish to create for myself and other liminal hu-women like myself. I explore here my passion for fashion, present my literally inspired visual arts, write my visual arts inspired written works, share my linguistics, travel diaries, show my finding comfort in food, and heck, whatever else I feel like... Welcome and enjoy!

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KAUAI South Africa

Oh KAUAI! You are an absolute fairytale for a foodie on a diet. Can you already tell I love KAUAI?

For those who do not know it, KAUAI is a chain restaurant in South Africa that has the mission “to make healthy eating easy and accessible.” Their menu is seasonal so it is always super fresh and try as hard as possible to use organic and non-GMO foods.

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My Sister's Famous Sweet Bell Pepper Chicken Recipe

Sundays at my mother’s house have always been about two things, food, and God and thus ultimately the spiritual experience that is eating. A typical Sunday schedule at home looks something like this: wake up, go to church, go to the food market, make the food, eat, take a nap, eat, sleep. We cook only once on Sundays, and we don’t just make food, we make a food spread…a whole assortment of dishes. 

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Sweet Yellow Corn & Calamari

I made this corn meal with all the leftover ingredients in my pantry. You will come to find that I do this a lot. I just really hate wasting food so every time I can see a meal out of the food in my pantry, I do it! This turned out to be quite a hit with my dad actually. We are constantly looking for rice and corn flower substitutes and this sweet corn that dad had brought was perfect. If you decide to try making this, please make sure you get soft corn and boil it on the cob then take it off the cob using your hands (after it has cooled) or a knife. 

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Salmon Pasta

I bought some sushi (the kind with the fish on top. I don't know the name, if you must, sue me) but was not feeling the rice in it. I decided to make some pasta instead. Since I had spent almost 10 Euros on that damn sushi, I was gonna get my money's worth one way or another. So I stripped the sushi of it's salmon and made myself some fish pasta with it. 

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