Category: Soups

Abak Atama

Abak Atama

Abak Atama is the version of palm nut soup, indigenous to the Efik and Ibibio people of south-south of Nigeria. It is also called Efere Abak Atama. Efere means soup, Abak means palm nut, Atama is the vegetable used to cooking the soup. The Delta people have Banga soup, the Igbos have Ofe Akwu. Fresh … Continue reading Abak Atama

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

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

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

Óta (Raw Soup)

Óta (Raw Soup)

Óta I was quite intrigued when my then help shared this recipe with me about 7 years ago. It's a staple local recipe in her village in Oja Odan in Ogun state. Raw Soup! I had never heard of it. Even stranger was the idea that the soup was eaten with starchy staples like Fufu, … Continue reading Óta (Raw Soup)