Soups, Soups, Stews and Sauces, Stews and Sauces

Aganyin Sauce (Ewa Aganyin Sauce)

On the streets of Lagos, Ewa Aganyin and Agege bread is known as the breakfast of champions. Ewa Aganyin has Beninoise/Togolese roots, it's a beans pottage meal whose star really is the Aganyin Sauce! The beans usually cooked to a very soft mush, sometimes mashed to a grainy paste. I prefer Honey beans (Ewa Oloyin)… Continue reading Aganyin Sauce (Ewa Aganyin Sauce)

Soups, Soups, Stews and Sauces, Stews and Sauces

Black Soup  

Black Soup is a rich herby soup with a delicate balance of aromatic flavours if well cooked.  Recipe  1 1/2 cup blended Bitterleaf (before blending it must have been washed till it is no longer bitter, it would have a little bitter sweet taste  Efinrin leaves  Utazi Leaves  *combine in this propositions 1 part Efinrin… Continue reading Black Soup  

Soups, Yam Dishes

Ikokore / Ifokore

An Ijebu pottage delicacy made with grated Wateryam. Typically it is eaten with Eba (cold eba preferrably) I've been craving Ikokore for weeks but I've been unable to cook because I've been convalescent. Now that I'm back on my feet, I cooked the first thing I've been craving. Ikokore Ijebu. I have a staff who… Continue reading Ikokore / Ifokore

Soups, Soups, Stews and Sauces, Stews and Sauces

Garden Egg Sauce

My sister came into the kitchen this morning as I was preparing to make garden egg sauce and  she said, "Sis, isn't this that sauce we hated as kids". I told her, "Believe me, I now eat many of the things I hated as a child, so why not this one too".  Today probably is… Continue reading Garden Egg Sauce

Plantain Goodness, Salads, Soups, Soups, Stews and Sauces, Stews and Sauces, Therapies

Prawn Dodo 

A few days ago, my Gizdodo  was featured on a blog and it really cheered me up. Thing was I had been ill, drifting in and out of sleep from being heavily medicated with flu pills and antibiotics,  I had initially thought it was malaria and so I self medicated (don't be like me).  That blog… Continue reading Prawn Dodo 

Soups, Soups, Stews and Sauces, Stews and Sauces, Therapies

Ofe Onugbu

In recent times I've done very little "cooking", most meals have consisted of quick fixes, take outs or otherwise cooked by someone else. I had a rough start this year. Thankfully it's been rough for the right reasons, Growth in my business Fontaine De Vie. Shortage of man power, break down of some machinery welcomed… Continue reading Ofe Onugbu

Soups, Soups, Stews and Sauces, Stews and Sauces, Therapies

Isi Ewu

Busy as Lagos is, it has an interesting night life. After the stress of the hustle and bustle of the day, people seem to find a way to unwind after. Hence you'd find a lot of out door cool spots and night bars scattered across the metropolis of Lagos. The city is a sort of… Continue reading Isi Ewu

Snacks, Soups, Soups, Stews and Sauces, Stews and Sauces, Therapies

Peppered Meats.

Hello blogsville, it has been a while since I put up a new post. Please blame on the vacation months and the back to school scurry. I also took a bit of time to get by my kitchen mojo, life as a wife/mom/entrepreneur/ foodie. For some reason I've been reliving some memories of secondary school. … Continue reading Peppered Meats.

Cooking made Easy, How to make Peanut Butter, Soups, Soups, Stews and Sauces, Stews and Sauces

Peanut Butter Soup; A cheat code for traditional (Omisagwe)groundnut soup

For our readers in the diaspora who sometimes wonder how to  cheat with some of the Nigerian recipes, this is for you. Traditionally groundnut soup is made with raw groundnut, ground to a fine powder. Anyway I found myself with a very dear friend who's blender didn't have a dry mill and she didn't have… Continue reading Peanut Butter Soup; A cheat code for traditional (Omisagwe)groundnut soup

Plantain Goodness, Soups, Soups, Stews and Sauces, Stews and Sauces, Therapies

Igbindodo ; A dish of Snails and Plantain

In my earlier post about Gizdodo,  I had described Gizdodo as the marriage between Gizzard and dodo made in plantain heaven!  If you love snails half as much as I do, then you'd love this Igbindodo. Igbin being the Yoruba word for snails. Dodo is fried plantain in Yoruba too Recipe •    1 Kg well… Continue reading Igbindodo ; A dish of Snails and Plantain