Category: Soups, Stews and Sauces

Tomato Beef Sauce

Tomato Beef Sauce

This accompanied a pasta meal but you can have it with crusty bread too. Recipe 1/2 cup diced beef 3 tbsp Tomato Paste 3 tbsp Tomato Ketchup 1 Onion (grated) 2 Garlic (grated) 3 tomatoes sliced 2 green chill sliced 2 tsp chopped parsley 1/2 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp dried sweet basil 1 tsp … Continue reading Tomato Beef Sauce

Spicy Creamy Potato and Leek Soup with Prawns.

I made this soup one morning when I woke up and just couldn't think of what to make for breakfast, and the Hubs was on leave and had to be fed brekkie. I opened the refrigerator and the first thing I saw was Leeks. I took them out still not knowing what to do with … Continue reading Spicy Creamy Potato and Leek Soup with Prawns.

Peppered Baby Snails.

Peppered Baby Snails.

Fried Peppered snails with vegetables. Snail is one of my favourite meats to eat. And with the rainy season comes these snails. This pairs so well with white rice, boiled yam, boiled or fried plantains. Soft fried plantain with peppered baby snails (Image first shared in 2015) As a gardener, I don't exactly find seeing … Continue reading Peppered Baby Snails.

Ila Asepo

Ila Asepo

Yesterday, I had planned to have Fried Plantain for dinner until I went looking for a picture on my phone and I stumbled on a picture of Ila Asepo. Needless to say all my plans for dinner flew out of the window,-for me at least-, husband dearest does not eat Ila Asepo and he has … Continue reading Ila Asepo

Hot n Spicy Efo Alata Yeri Yeri

Hot n Spicy Efo Alata Yeri Yeri

When I was in Uni, a girl who could pull off this type of Efo Riro had bragging rights with the boys. The recipe is very basic and it can be paired with a variety of meals like yam pottage, rice, Eba, Amala any of your staples, yam, plantain, corn.... Recipe 1. Efo Tete (1 … Continue reading Hot n Spicy Efo Alata Yeri Yeri

Egusi elefo with a southeastern flair

Egusi elefo with a southeastern flair

Sometime ago I tried my hands on a delicacy of the Urhobo people, Ovwovwo Soup. I had it with Starch and I liked it. When I was going to make Egusi (Melon Seeds)Soup for Sunday lunch with pounded yam I remembered Ovwovwo and I pulled out my Uyayak ( Aidan Pods). This is my Egusi … Continue reading Egusi elefo with a southeastern flair

Spaghetti in Pepper Soup

Two days ago I got so caught up with work (Fontaine De Vie) that I didn't realise that is was past time to fix dinner. By then le hubs was only 30mins away from home! Off I ran into the kitchen , still not sure what I'd cook, then my eyes fell on some spaghetti … Continue reading Spaghetti in Pepper Soup

Drumsticks in Tomato Sauce

Simple and easy to make. I made this to a accompany a spice hot yellow rice dish Recipe 7 small drumsticks 70 grams tomato paste 120 grams tomato Ketchup Fresh Rosemary 1 tbsp Paprika 1 tbsp Cameroon pepper Salt 2 Bouillon Cubes Procedure Add all ingredients asides chicken into a pot with a little water, … Continue reading Drumsticks in Tomato Sauce

Ofada Rice with Ayamase Sauce

Ofada Rice with Ayamase Sauce

Ofada Rice is the name loosely used for locally cultivated unpolished rice. In some part of Nigeria it is called Abakaliki rice. Growing up we called it "Oh-my-God" rice, because it was notorious for having tiny pebbles in it that looked like rice, they were so easy to miss even if you picked the rice, … Continue reading Ofada Rice with Ayamase Sauce

Ogbono Soup with Uziza leaves

Growing up Ogbono Soup was one of my mum's signature soups we it made very frequently too and I absolutely loved it. We always made it with Ugu leaves or plain. Le hubs prefers to have it without any vegetable in it, and now that I found Uziza, I can't say i blame him. I … Continue reading Ogbono Soup with Uziza leaves