Soups, Soups, Stews and Sauces, Stews and Sauces

Seafood Ogbono

SEAFOOD OGBONO I'm in love with seafood and that is no secret. Making this was inspired by making Seafood Okra. Recipe 1. Ogbono Seeds (a 170g milk tin size) 2. Uziza leaves (a handful of thinly sliced leaves) 3. Assorted Fresh Seafood (shrimps/crabs/prawns/fish) 4. Smoked catfish and stockfish 5. 1/8 cup dried crayfish 6. 1/2… Continue reading Seafood Ogbono

Soups, Soups, Stews and Sauces, Stews and Sauces, Therapies, Uncategorized

Ofe Assorted! (An Exotic Soup)

Filing this under food therapies. I've called this soup Ofe Assorted because that is what it is, I've used the basic principle for cooking soups like Oha, Onugbu, Ofe owerri to make this soup, using 3 of my favourite vegetables together. I have also resisted the temptation of calling this soup Ofe Owerri as I… Continue reading Ofe Assorted! (An Exotic Soup)

Soups, Soups, Stews and Sauces, Stews and Sauces

Aganyin Sauce (Ewa Aganyin Sauce)

On the streets of Lagos, Ewa Aganyin and Agege bread is known as the breakfast of champions. Ewa Aganyin has Beninoise/Togolese roots, it's a beans pottage meal whose star really is the Aganyin Sauce! The beans usually cooked to a very soft mush, sometimes mashed to a grainy paste. I prefer Honey beans (Ewa Oloyin)… Continue reading Aganyin Sauce (Ewa Aganyin Sauce)

Soups, Soups, Stews and Sauces, Stews and Sauces

Black Soup  

Black Soup is a rich herby soup with a delicate balance of aromatic flavours if well cooked.  Recipe  1 1/2 cup blended Bitterleaf (before blending it must have been washed till it is no longer bitter, it would have a little bitter sweet taste  Efinrin leaves  Utazi Leaves  *combine in this propositions 1 part Efinrin… Continue reading Black Soup  

Soups, Stews and Sauces, Therapies

Fried Chicken in Vegetable Gravy 

Christmas Eve lunch.  The initial plan was to make a simple gravvy using the stock I had from cooking all the chickens my husband brought from the farm yesterday. Then I remembered I had some vegetables that would waste if I don't cook them today. I'd be spending Christmas with my parents and they would… Continue reading Fried Chicken in Vegetable Gravy 

Soups, Soups, Stews and Sauces, Stews and Sauces

Garden Egg Sauce

My sister came into the kitchen this morning as I was preparing to make garden egg sauce and  she said, "Sis, isn't this that sauce we hated as kids". I told her, "Believe me, I now eat many of the things I hated as a child, so why not this one too".  Today probably is… Continue reading Garden Egg Sauce

Plantain Goodness, Salads, Soups, Soups, Stews and Sauces, Stews and Sauces, Therapies

Prawn Dodo 

A few days ago, my Gizdodo  was featured on a blog and it really cheered me up. Thing was I had been ill, drifting in and out of sleep from being heavily medicated with flu pills and antibiotics,  I had initially thought it was malaria and so I self medicated (don't be like me).  That blog… Continue reading Prawn Dodo 

Soups, Soups, Stews and Sauces, Stews and Sauces, Therapies

Ofe Onugbu

In recent times I've done very little "cooking", most meals have consisted of quick fixes, take outs or otherwise cooked by someone else. I had a rough start this year. Thankfully it's been rough for the right reasons, Growth in my business Fontaine De Vie. Shortage of man power, break down of some machinery welcomed… Continue reading Ofe Onugbu

Soups, Soups, Stews and Sauces, Stews and Sauces, Therapies

Isi Ewu

Busy as Lagos is, it has an interesting night life. After the stress of the hustle and bustle of the day, people seem to find a way to unwind after. Hence you'd find a lot of out door cool spots and night bars scattered across the metropolis of Lagos. The city is a sort of… Continue reading Isi Ewu

Snacks, Soups, Soups, Stews and Sauces, Stews and Sauces, Therapies

Peppered Meats.

Hello blogsville, it has been a while since I put up a new post. Please blame on the vacation months and the back to school scurry. I also took a bit of time to get by my kitchen mojo, life as a wife/mom/entrepreneur/ foodie. For some reason I've been reliving some memories of secondary school. … Continue reading Peppered Meats.