Category: Soups

Obe Ori Okuta

Obe Ori Okuta

When I was I the university,  a friend shared one of her fondest memories of her grand mother. It was her pepper stew, called Obe Ori Okuta, loosely translated as Stew made on Stone. Basically it was stew made with pepper ground with locust beans on a traditional grinding stone, fried in bleached palm oil … Continue reading Obe Ori Okuta

Plain Okra Soup with a lift.

Plain Okra Soup with a lift.

I love love Ila Asepo (should I call it Okra Soup Medley or Concoction Okra Soup)  but I don't cook it much because my husband is not a fan. Click here  the recipe for Ila Asepo  One of those nights when I had Okra Soup on the menu, I tried being the good girl that … Continue reading Plain Okra Soup with a lift.

Stew with Sweet Peppers

Happy Easter weekend everyone. Today is good friday yippee! How many people are cooking Frejon today? Send me pictures of your Frejon by email, I would love to collate your pictures and blog about it here. If you are not too sure of what to cook this weekend or you just don't have the energy … Continue reading Stew with Sweet Peppers

Lumpy Egusi with Vegetable

Lumpy Egusi with Vegetable

Pounded yam with Egusi is almost becoming a Sunday lunch meal in my home. My son seems to know it now too, so when I got back from the salon last night, he said "Mama, can I have pounded yam tomorrow?" I said yes of course. Inspite of him having his mandatory Jollof Rice -which … Continue reading Lumpy Egusi with Vegetable

Gbegiri

Gbegiri

Gbegiri with a generous amount of Iru flanked by it's regular musketeers, Ewedu, Goat Meat Stew and Amala Gbegiri, Beans soup, a popular delicacy amongst the Yoruba people especially my Ibadan brethren. Gbegiri with a generous amount of Iru The most popular food business in Ibadan is the "Amala" business and no Amala buka worth … Continue reading Gbegiri

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.

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