Category: Stews and Sauces

Ofe Achara with Akpuruakpu Egusi

Ofe Achara with Akpuruakpu Egusi

When I found Achara sold in my neighbourhood I nearly danced because I had been looking for Achara for a while. Achara with akpuruakpu egusi had been on my to-do list along with just a simple Ofe Achara. Ofe Achara with Akpuruakpu Egusi is a delicacy of the Abia people of south-eastern Nigeria, as well … Continue reading Ofe Achara with Akpuruakpu Egusi

Ofe Achara

Ofe Achara

If the really delicious Ofe Achara with Akpuruakpu Egusi is not your kettle of fish, you want to skip the elaborate prep time, then you should try this instead. Delicious, simple and straightforward. This is an Ofe Achara recipe you will like. Recipe Ingredients 2 cups Achara (the tender inner core)A handful of Okazi sliced … Continue reading Ofe Achara

Soya Beans Soup

Soya Beans Soup

This recipe is a tribute to an incident from my childhood that is forever etched in my memory. It's a testament to the saying, "Tough Times don't last but Tough People do." Soya Beans Soup You can read all about it or Skip to Recipe. I recreated this recipe from memory. I remember clearly the … Continue reading Soya Beans Soup

Ofe Akwu

Ofe Akwu

Ofe Akwu is a palm nut cream soup that is native to the Igbo people of Nigeria. It is often served with rice or other starchy side dishes. Cream extracted from palm nuts is cooking with meats of choice and vegetables to give a delicious tasting creamy soup. Banga Soup and Abak Atama are also … Continue reading Ofe Akwu

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

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