We’ve been helping you cook, eat and live healthy from heritage for close to 5 years now and we have long learnt that cooking, getting together, cheering each other and sharing your experience, mishaps and success are top on your priority list. Finally, we`ve created space, space for you to make cooking, eating, living healthier and sharing easier. Whether it’s finding a recipe, showing off your latest cooking triumph, plating and photographing a delicious meal or sharing the smart tips and shortcuts that make healthy living easier and merrier, we are introducing Zee`s Fireside – your home for sharing all things food, health and heritage – the spot to be.
Welcome to Zee`s Fireside!
Science has proven that there is more to a healthy lifestyle than eating healthy food and joining a gym or being physically active. Good health is not just about food. Good health is healthy eating and healthy living. A healthy lifestyle implies adding creativity to your life through art, culture and music, writing, cooking or other fulfilling hobbies we love. Also research shows that family meals and family time, plus community activities adds to well-being. In other words, activate your body, mind, and heart each day to keep your body working at its best.
Remember how our parents and grand-parents roasted corn, plantains and plums and shared to all the children as we chatted along? Recall grandma’s wise words “Cow weh e no get tail, na God deh drive am fly” ? time spent around the fireside was time to learn, laugh and be merry.
Let me introduce you to Zee’s fireside – our virtual fireplace: a place where we – like our ancestors – meet around a fireside to share our kitchen experiences, talk about health and lifestyle issues, share riddles and jokes, smart cook tips, trade and batter and spend quality time with each other as we enjoy health from heritage.
Flames or Hot topics
These are the equivalent for hot topics for discussion and these topics are discussed in Forums. For example a hot topic could be “How to get rid of egusi smell” or “How do I make round Puff puff?” Answers to these question can be provided by anyone in the forum.
Fireside or Groups
Firesides are the equivalent of Groups. For example all community members who are interested in weightloss would create and belong to the weight loss fireside (group) where they can talk about their achievements and troubles while encouraging one another.
These are Admins at the fireside or group level who have the responsibilty of keeping the flames blazing hot without anyone being burnt.
Princes and Princesses
These are Admins who have higher authority in the community. They bear the responsibility of settlement disagreements or excumunicating members who do not adhere to chieftency rules. A Prince or Princess can be identified with the Prince or Princess badge.
The Chef like in our society is the general overseer of the entire community. S(he) makes sure that everything in the community is running smoothly in all the different communities right down to the various firesides. The Chief can be identified with the Chief badge.
All members will be assigned personal acounts where they can creat and update their profile, add recipes, log their activities, build friendships with other community members, send and recieve messages, creat forums and groups. Infact, a place where they can document their own lasting lifestyle memories.
Registration and Sign Up
To have access to personal accounts, members will have to register with name and Email. Do not forget to confirm your registration data after receiving an email for us. By so doing your attest that you are a human and not a robot. Register or Sign up here!
Register or login
Members are priviledged to have access not only to Chef Zee’s healthy recipes but also can access a wide variety of recipes from other community members. As a bonus, all members can submit their own recipes others to benefit. It’s all about sharing the love for food in the community. What other way to learn than sharing.
Using the contact form, community members can contact the site Admins to submit requests, suggestions, questions, queries or request to be featured as a smart cook of the day, or request to advertise your products or services that can be of benefit to the entire community.
Badges and Ranks to the Palace
To earn a badge or higher rank, participation is key. Contributions in the forms of post, smart cooks tips, forum and group discussion are prerequisite to increasing ranks and gaining badges. The various types of badges include:
Home Cook: 1 star
Smart Cook: 2 Star
Master Cook; 3 Stars
Kitchen Hero: 4 Stars
Chef healthy Lifestyle Cheerleader: 5 stars
The Village Market Trade Fair
The village market is common in the cameroonian culture especially in the Western parts. It holds last friday of the month whereby community members bring not only goods to sell in the market but also bring kitchen utensils and food for trade by batter. The same concept will be applied in our virtual village market. Registered members can register to buy space in the market in order to sell their products or services or for trade by batter services. All traders must contact the admins 2 weeks before the next village market trade fair to list their products and services and secure space. Think of it like the Ebay platform.
Smart Cooks Club
The idea behind this was concieved after our cookout in June 2014 in Hamburg whereby we received request from IHL fans around the world to organise similar cookout to help those who cannot cook. The smart cooks club will be held depending on arrangement of those interested and their location. Each cookout out will be held under a theme for example “Small Chops” or “Diabetes smart cooks club”. Each smart cooks club will be assigned a coordination.
- The fireside is a place of mutual respect therefore no foul language, curse or abusive langauage will be tolerated. We request that every comment on recipes, forums, groups or blog post should reflect the community of loving kindness and togetherness that we are.
- Forums, groups and other platform are meant for interaction with other community members and not for self promotion or promoting a buisness. Any comment with links or products adverts will be deleted immediately by an Admin.
- Follow what others are saying in a group, forum or about a recipe by clicking on the “follow” button to be notified on comment updates regarding your topic of interest.
Please note that Admins reserve the right to delete any unappropriate comment.
Admins can and should be notified when;
- arguements arise about a post
- a community member post an advert
- comments are meant to provoke, insult or abuse another member
by using the “Report Post” button.
As a firesider, you have the opportunity to advertise your products and services at low rates either in the community using the village market trade fair or using the blog through blog post, ad boxes or banners. If you are interested in adcertising your products of services contact the “Nchindas” aka. Admins to inquire about pricing and advert-related details.
- Zee`s fireside is a subdomain of Inspiringhealthylifestyles and not a seperate website.
- To gain full access and benefit from the numerous features please
- REGISTRATION can be done HERE! or you can accessed the fireside from the menu Zee`s Fireside at the top right of this blog.
Also note that the site is still under construction so we ask that you test all features for good functionally. Incase of any issues please contact us.