Asaase Pa Natural Food and Products

Stunning to have found Asaase Pa Natural Food and Products in Ghana, Accra. saase Pa is the oldest local vegan restaurant and health food shop in Ghana. It has been instrumental in creating awareness about veganism. Please do give them a huge like – let’s get the message of non-violence going throughout the whole of Africa.

This is a small, vegan restaurant in the city centre of Accra. The menu is varied, staff are very friendly, and the atmosphere in general is very nice. The food is good, tasty, and dishes are well balanced and presented. It is a kind of a vegan Oasis!

There is also a small library on vegetarianism, with nice chairs and tables to sit and read. They also have a mini-health food store, basic but very convenient!

Their continental dishes like their stir-fry veggies and other things “not African” are good, but do make sure that you order a portion of fufu to your table. It’s one of the only places you can get real, traditional Ghanaian food (fufu with groundnut or palm nut soup) and you don’t have to worry about meat being in it. And it’s pretty tasty – you should eat the fufu with your hands, it’ll tastes even better!

Give Assase Pa 5 stars because the owner of the place is also the founder of the Vegetarian Association of Ghana who tries very hard on all levels to promote a vegetarian/vegan diet in his country. So big props there!

Contact them on: 0277816017

Full address is : Accra high street, 2nd., 233 Accra, Ghana.

Very excited for Ghana – much encouragement here. Please do keep sharing your favorite vegan eateries with us – we shall pay them forward.

~ Active Vegan ~

Umami hot stir fry

Umami quick hot stir fry!Today was just one of those days! Full of life, bounce & positive energy, it was hot, a beautiful summers day! Very zippy, and it seemed befitting to the mood to have a meal that was quick to make, really spicy and full of life. I love the crunch in this one too, as I flash fried the veg on a very high heat, wok style.

The beautiful wild brown rice cooked faster than I expected and was mixed with a little split green peas. I used no flavours in this as I knew that all the flavour would come from the firm juicy stir fry veg mix and what I was about to put into that! Hot! But not hot enough to make my nose run, just perfect with lovely after-notes to the meal.

All you need is : (for portion of two)

2 x 250 ml wild brown rice
1 sweet red bell pepper (cut into 2 or 3 cm chunks)
1 carrot (cut into strips of 1/2 cm thick, then sliced at slants, I didn’t bother peeling mine)
3 slices red cabbage (shredded)
3 slices green cabbage (shredded)
1 medium red onion chopped
2 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
1 slice ginger (finely chopped)
3 red chills (finely chopped)
2 table spoons olive oil
1 teaspoon tamarind past diluted in 250 ml water
1 teaspoon asparagus and seaweed mix
2 tablespoons of soy sauce (less sodium)

To prep:

Boil your rice to same part water. You will probably need to add a cut or two after about 20 minutes. Your rice ought to take about 30 minutes or so on high heat. Boil.

In the mean time prep your other ingredients as described above.

About 30 minutes into your rice prep. Start your stir fry.

Add oil to pot/wok, on high heat. Then add your onions for a few seconds. Then add the rest of your veg.

A couple of minutes into this add your diluted tamarind mix and your spice, as well as your soy sauce.

When your rice is ready, plate, add your stir fry. If you wish add a little more soy sauce & enjoy!

Big Luv from me Vegan Chef On The Run

and the team @ ~ Active Vegan ~