Crispy crunchy Akara bits As a child, I didn't care much for Akara. There were not many foods I cared for and Akara was one. One thing I really liked though was the crunchy bits from Akara. You know how as you scoop Akara paste into hot oil and some drops fall into the oil, … Continue reading Akara Crunchy Bits (aka Akara Chinchin)
Category: Bean Dishes
Acarajé (Akara with stuffing)
Tola had asked me to blog about Acarajé. Tola shared with me a beautiful part of her family history and how her grandfather had escaped slavery in Brazil and returned to Abeokuta. As such her dad who is now in his 80's recalled that this is how Akara was made in his family while growing … Continue reading Acarajé (Akara with stuffing)
I have a five year old son and I am raising him by God's grace to be the best version of the man God has destined him to be. He loves to cook with me in the kitchen and I encourage him. We made this meal together and even made a video tutorial on How … Continue reading Moinmoin
Akara: A collection of 4 types of the ultimate Street food.
Akara is a simple delicious meal to make. However, you know how simple tasks can throw huge curve balls at you. Akara has shamed many a cook several times. Sometime back I shared tips on making great Akara balls (You can look up the tips in this LINK). This is my no fail recipe for great … Continue reading Akara: A collection of 4 types of the ultimate Street food.
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
Adalu (Beans and Corn Pottage)
Beans and Corn Pottage is one of my favorite ways to eat beans The corn season is starting, which means an abundant supply of fresh corn. My house assistant knows how much i love beans and corn, so when she saw corn in the market today, she bought it. right? I could hear the excitement … Continue reading Adalu (Beans and Corn Pottage)
Shout out to everyone from Kwara State -my state by marriage- #ProudlyIgbominaWife. I fell deeper in love with Ekuru after marrying a Kwara man. Ekuru is a meal made by steaming blended beans. It's also Ofunloju by some. Ekuru is usually enjoyed with fried pepper sauce and Eko (Steamed White corn pudding). I learnt some … Continue reading Ekuru
It's Easter week and time to celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I have fond memories of Easter and one of them includes my Mum cooking Frejon with Mackrell stew on Good Friday. As a kid I thought Easter was more fun than Christmas because, Christmas was just one day and Easter … Continue reading Frejon
Bean and Yam Pottage
Last night I made a beautiful dream out of one of my childhood nightmares. See as a child I did not like food. Asking me to go and eat was sort of like a punishment. I was a very picky fussy eater and this went on into my late teenage years. I used to forget to … Continue reading Bean and Yam Pottage
Stir fry Beans with Oven Baked Chicken
Whoever said eating healthy can't be fun. I can almost swear that even if you don't care for beans, you'd love this. Well the beans loving Le hubs had more than two helpings of this. Recipe. 3 cups beans (Ewa Oloyin /Honey Beans) 1/cup blended onions jalapeño (bawa) Pepper Salt to taste 2 cubes knorr … Continue reading Stir fry Beans with Oven Baked Chicken