Its only right that my first post be Afang Soup. I mean, it is Afang Soup!!! That is the one soup that you are sure that you'll (almost) always find a bowl of in my fridge/freezer. Ok, let's rewind for a second here. First of all i really want to thank all of my readers, you stuck by me and urged me to keep banging out recipes and after a 2/3 year hiatus here i am again. A lot of changes have come with these past years; i moved continent, life changed 100% and most obviously
Vegetable Soup is cooked in different ways by different tribes in Nigeria; You have Afang and Edika Ikong for the Efiks and Ibibios, Efo for the Yorubas, Ofe Akwukwo for the Igbos and so forth... All of these soups bear great similarities in cooking technique and major ingredients but you might see different vegetables being used that will change the taste just enough to make it geographically identifiable. Today i'm making the Igbo version of Vegetable Soup, but because in t
I don't know a better delicacy to have come out of the Niger Delta region of Nigeria; you can enjoy Banga Soup with starch, pounded yam, eba, rice and I've even heard someone say that she enjoys it with boiled yam (you can make it LCHF compliant by eating it with keto eba). It requires a little more work, (OK, a lot more work) than most of the other soups but it is totally worth it. This soup requires a number of local spices that you can buy individually or buy as a spice bl
31 Jan 2017... How many of us have been able to stick to your diet resolution? I sure haven't, Lol! But when i was good i was really good. This is one of my go-to low carb quick meals when I'm crazing rice. I will not lie to you and tell you that you won't realize that you're not eating rice, because you will, but i will tell you that is is a much healthier close alternative with approximately 250 calories per serving ONLY. That should put a smile on your face. :) Here's what
Efo Riro is a South-Western Nigerian vegetable soup/stew that can be eaten with Eba, Pounded Yam, Fufu, Amala or Rice. It is healthy, green and fresh and cooks in minutes. Here's what you'll need; 5 Cups Chopped Efo or Spinach 1 Cup Pam Oil 1 Tablespoon Iru (Dawadawa/Locust Beans/Caroub) 2lbs Goat Meat & Beef 1lb Tripe (Shaki) 1lb Smoked Turkey 1/2 Cup Dried Crayfish (Oporo), with Head & Tail Removed 1 Onion 2 Romano Peppers/Tatashe/Red Bell Peppers Habanero Peppers 2 Seasoni
So the 3rd quarter of the year is drawing to a close and we'll me having much cooler mornings and nights, basically the last quarter of the year is Peppersoup Season. Delicious peppersoup is very easy to make, as long as you have all the correct ingredients. It requires very little oversight and can be cooked even in a pressure pot or slow cooker. Side note: Oxtail peppersoup (Yes, Nigerians make peppersoup with oxtail too) cooked low and slow in a slow cooker for 3-6 hours i
Ever walk into the store for something and then get side tracked by another beautifully fresh produce and find yourself shopping for a meal you hadn't planned? Yeah, that happened to me when i came across some beautifully fresh okra. Okra soup is pretty easy to cook and super healthy. The health benefits of okra cannot be over emphasized and it is pretty easy to cook. Get your meat stock right, have an adequate amount of said stock and you're right on track. Here's what you'
The only way this can be "healthy" is if you eat as is. It is rich and creamy, yet very low in carbs and it kept me full for hours. I promise i did not sneak in any rice or potatoes (it would pair amazingly with both), i was tempted, but i didn't. Here is what you'll need for a meal for 2; 2 Chicken Breast or 1 Large one 1 Cup Full Cream or Whipping Cream 1/4 Onion - Chopped 1 Cup Mushrooms - Sliced Asparagus 1/2 Cup Arrow Root/Flour/Bread Crumbs 1/4 Cup Grated Parmesan/Asia
I love seafood of all kinds just as much as i love meat of all kinds. I stumbled across a simple recipe for braising fish on Kitchen Stories so i went to the fish market, got me a nice sized Red Snapper and decided to try it out and i loved it. Here it is... 1 Medium Sized Red Snapper 2 Spring (Green) Onions 2 Tablespoons Sliced Peeled Ginger 1 Tablespoons Ground Garlic 1 Egg Whisked 2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil 2 Star Anise 1 Tablespoon Organic Sugar 1/2 Cup Sweet Vermouth 2
Its really funny how i now eat AND enjoy a lot of the meals that i couldn't stand growing up; Beans, Oha Soup, Bitterleaf Soup, a whole lot of other stuff and Okra. My hatred for Okra Soup was so bad that i was talking to my mum one day and mentioned that i wanted to cook it and she screamed and reminded me of every day she had to make an alternative meal for me. Oh well, i guess something must have changed. Lol! I have 2 major recipes for Okra Soup, but i like this one a lot
Asun (peppered goat meat) is a staple at any proper owambe (large Yoruba gathering/party such as weddings or birthdays), it belongs in the Small Chops family and is usually accompanied by puff puff, samosa and mosa. For the best flavor, this is best cooked on an open firewood flame to get that smokiness that cannot be replicated, but when that isn't accessible, we'll just have to make it as finger licking as possible indoors. I tend to go overboard with at lot of things and "
When you want to talk about Igbo delicacies, it doesn't get more igbo than isi ewu (spicy goat head). From traditional marriages, to chieftaincy titles to welcoming special guests, Isi Ewu must be present. The truth is that this recipe is much easier than a lot of people think, you just need to have the specific ingredients. 1 Large Goat Head 1 Cup Palm Oil 1 Tablespoon Ground Potash (Akaun) 1 Tablespoon Cameroun Pepper (or Ground Scotch Bonnet/Habanero Pepper) 1 Teaspoon Gro