Category: Soups, Stews and Sauces

Simple Chicken Sauce

Simple Chicken Sauce

Chicken Sauce This is one of the easiest sauces you can whip up in the kitchen and feel fancy while at it. It was one of the first "fancy" things I cooked as a child. I started cooking before I was a teenager and my mum allowed me leeway in the kitchen. At Christmas or … Continue reading Simple Chicken Sauce

Hot and Spicy Beef with Skin on

Hot and Spicy Beef with Skin on

"Asun", spicy grilled goat meat was the inspiration for this. And since I didn't have any goat meat in the freezer, I used beef with the skin on. Beef with skin on is called "Agemawo" in Yoruba. And Agemawo meat is in two forms. The hair of the cow can be removed either by burning … Continue reading Hot and Spicy Beef with Skin on

Ogbono Soup (Obe Apon) Plain style

Ogbono Soup (Obe Apon) Plain style

A piping hot pot of Ogbono soup cooked in a local earthen ware pot called Ishasun (Isasun) Can you tell I'm enjoying cooking in my new set of earthenware pots. If you read the blog post before this one, you'd know what an adventure it was. I have two other posts on Ogbono on the … Continue reading Ogbono Soup (Obe Apon) Plain style

Smoked Mackerel Sauce

Smoked Mackerel Sauce

Look at that gorgeous steam, the stew is still bubbling away in the earthen pot, few minutes after taking it off the stove. Earthen pots like this one are called "Isahsun" or "Isasun" in Yoruba I took my kid sister on a little shopping adventure. Recently my son remarked that he was getting metallic smells … Continue reading Smoked Mackerel Sauce

Bitterleaf Egusi Soup

Bitterleaf Egusi Soup

Lumpy type Egusi Soup I love lumpy Egusi soup. You know that type, that is chewy and almost feels like you are biting into an egg?  Yum! I have two bitter leaf plants in my garden, that have grown that have grown to tree size, and there is a pleasure I derive from going to … Continue reading Bitterleaf Egusi Soup

Cowfoot Pepper Soup

Cowfoot Pepper Soup

I certainly can't be the only one who thinks up things at odd hours, and I suddenly become restless until I execute it. A Facebook friend had mentioned finding cowfoot in her freezer, I think she planted the seed of cow foot pepper soup in my head. I went to my freezer and realised I … Continue reading Cowfoot Pepper Soup

Creamy Noodle and Chicken Soup

Creamy Noodle and Chicken Soup

The cultures that include coconut milk in alot of their cooking are balling! The flavour is so beautiful and delicious. It rained and I wanted something warm spicy soup, chewable, and filling. And I thought to pair noodles with coconut milk. When I have noodles, I love to have it with broth. We can have … Continue reading Creamy Noodle and Chicken Soup

Tomato Basil Soup

Tomato Basil Soup

I grow a lot of basil in my garden and I keep looking for an excuse to cook with it. Last night I remembered that I hadn't cooked as a main ingredient in stew. And that led me to this. From my garden with love. My grandmother called this patminger, this basil specie here is … Continue reading Tomato Basil Soup

Chicken Gwote Pottage

Chicken Gwote Pottage

I was pantry surfing and found two packs of Fonio/Acha. I was in Jos a year ago with friends and our very gracious host and city guide David of Jos Blooms had his mum make us a hearty bowl of Gwote and Nama Rida for breakfast on our last day in Jos. That was my … Continue reading Chicken Gwote Pottage