Its amazing how life changes you. Growing up , beans was one of my most hated meals. I hated eating many things as a child anyways, my mum still can't believe how I've turned around and become a foodie, I hated beans. Then life happened and I found myself married to a beans lover, and… Continue reading Beans Pottage
For our readers in the diaspora who sometimes wonder how to cheat with some of the Nigerian recipes, this is for you. Traditionally groundnut soup is made with raw groundnut, ground to a fine powder. Anyway I found myself with a very dear friend who's blender didn't have a dry mill and she didn't have… Continue reading Peanut Butter Soup; A cheat code for traditional (Omisagwe)groundnut soup
Following my posts on Sausage Roll and Scotch Egg, I've had a couple of mails asking what is beef sausage is and where to get it. My answer has been, you can get it from the frozen goods section of any good supermarket or store. I prefer to use the CHI brand or the UAC… Continue reading How to make Beef Sausage Meat
Mango! Mango! Mango!I'm obsessed with mangoes! I look forward to mango season and when the season is almost over, I make tubs of jam so I can still enjoy some mangoes a little longer I first tasted Mango Jam when I was in JSS 1. I was spending some time with my friend Ekenem's family… Continue reading Mango Jam
Shortcrust pastry is a type of pastry often used for the base of a tart, quiche or pie, more popularly used in meat pies and sausage roll in Nigeria. Short crust pastry does not puff up during baking because it usually contains no leavening agent, however most Nigerian short crust recipes call for Baking Powder. Shortcrust… Continue reading How to make Short Crust Pastry
Roasted Peanut or Groundnut as it is called in Nigeria is a very popular snack. I remember hawkers carrying roasted groundnut, dankwa and pop corn in glass cases on their heads, they would use a fork to tap the case and make a rhythmic noise to attract people in the area to come and buy.… Continue reading Homemade Nigerian Roasted Peanuts/Groundnuts
I promised to share this on the How to make coconut oil post. I've been pretty busy of late. #lifeofanentrepreneur. So like I mentioned on the Coconut oil post, nothing has to go to waste when making coconut oil, and I have to credit my friend Egbe Lola Ailemen for opening my eyes to many… Continue reading Coconut Candy!
How to make Ipekere Use unripe plantains. I prefer the light green type as the plantain is easier to peel and it tastes slighty sweet. - Cut plantain by making four vertical slashes on the sides and lift the peel. - Using a potato peeler (I favour a potato peeler)or a small sharp… Continue reading Ipekere (Plantain Chips)
Good ol' Akara I made a post celebrating Akara as the ultimate street food illustrating 4 types of akara you can find on the streets. We all have several different methods for making the ultimate akara balls but this is my own personal tip. Believe it or not as simple as it is to make… Continue reading SECRET TO GREAT AKARA BALLS.
TIP 1 To prevent your catfish from disintegrating in your pot of soup. After cutting and gutting your catfish, wash properly to get rid of slime. Boil some water and pour over the fish to cover the fish. The fish would immediately firm up. Leave in hot water for about 2 minutes and pour cold water… Continue reading TIPS FOR COOKING CATFISH