This afternoon has been quite funny! I had to take a picture of AND describe what a yam is, according to us Africans and Carribean folks because to Americans, this is not yam, this is a log of wood. LOL. If an American offers you yams, what you will be getting is what we call Sweet Potatoes. So yes, this picture was necessary. This is the yam we will be cooking with for this recipe. You can find it, as well as all other ingredients listed below, in any African grocery store.
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
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
Happy New Year!!! Yes, i took some time off...again but i came back refreshed and rejuvenated and ready to do 2017 right! Even though the whole world is beginning to warm up (was there really even a proper winter this season?), i will still share my delicious and comforting soup that kept me warm on more than one winter night. It is simple and doesn't need a lot of complex ingredients. Lets get to it! 2 Stalks of Leeks (with the dark green ends cut off) 4 Medium Sized Potatoe
Today we visit Normandy for a hearty delicious chicken dish that spells comfort food with a capital C! A friend sent me a Bon Apetit post from a couple of years ago and as soon as i was done looking at the ingredients, i was sure that i was going to put my own little twist on it while keeping it as authentic as possible. It is basically a sumptuous Chicken, Apples and Mushroom Cream Sauce. I made it for Sunday Lunch yesterday and it was a hit! Here's what you'll need; 1 Table
I cook fried rice 10,000 times better than i do Jollof Rice (and i cook a mean Jollof, if i do say so myself), i was the queen way before Jollof Rice somehow snuck up on Fried Rice and overtook it and somehow became the preferred one... *eye roll* Anyways, this is not a post about my epic Nigerian fried rice, this is about my finally being able to slay fried rice using Basmati rice as well. Yes, it is a big deal because where you can cook regular parboiled rice for 30 minutes
I'm busy, you're busy, we're all busy. Between our jobs, kids and other life schedules, sometimes we do not have the time to spend hours in the kitchen. We want to get in, get it done with, get out and feed the hungry mouths waiting on us. A quick stir fry always come to my rescue and can be eaten by itself, with rice or noodles. Here's how i make mine... 1Kg/2lbs Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Mushrooms Mixed Vegetables - Peas, Bean Sprouts, Carrots Green Onions 2 Tablespo