Something for FitFam, Soups, Soups, Stews and Sauces, Stews and Sauces, Therapies

Edikang Ikong

So i woke up to tend my vegetable garden, which i had left unattended for a about two weeks or a lil more. I wear many hat's like many people and the month of April right to the first two weeks of May was very busy. First i got NAFDAC approval for my products FDVie… Continue reading Edikang Ikong

Something for FitFam, Soups, Soups, Stews and Sauces, Stews and Sauces, Therapies

Okra Utazi Surf and Turf Peppersoup

I will file this under comfort food. Slightly spicy, light delicious, something you snuggle up in bed on a cold day to eat. Utazi is a beautiful aromatic herb and i love the fragrance and the bitterness of it. I wanted to make a okra peppersoup and i thought it would taste great to pair… Continue reading Okra Utazi Surf and Turf Peppersoup

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Ofe Oha

Oha soup is native to the South Eastern Nigeria. Oha (also spelt and pronounced as Ora) is a delicate vegetable and has a very unique flavour. The first time I tasted Oha (Ora) soup was in 2009 in the restaurant of the High Court of the FCT. I had gone to court early that day… Continue reading Ofe Oha

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Imoyo Alatasuesue (Spicy Imoyo Stew)

There is a song by Sunny Ade I play in my head every time I say Imoyo stew. Anyone familiar with King Sunny Ade's music will know the song I'm talking about. ... Oya ka ma jo lo, loni mukulumuke, Oya ka ma se lo, loni melo melo Ka se imoyo alata suesue (×2) Adun… Continue reading Imoyo Alatasuesue (Spicy Imoyo Stew)

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Seafood Ogbono

SEAFOOD OGBONO I'm in love with seafood and that is no secret. Making this was inspired by making Seafood Okra. Recipe 1. Ogbono Seeds (a 170g milk tin size) 2. Uziza leaves (a handful of thinly sliced leaves) 3. Assorted Fresh Seafood (shrimps/crabs/prawns/fish) 4. Smoked catfish and stockfish 5. 1/8 cup dried crayfish 6. 1/2… Continue reading Seafood Ogbono

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Ofe Assorted! (An Exotic Soup)

Filing this under food therapies. I've called this soup Ofe Assorted because that is what it is, I've used the basic principle for cooking soups like Oha, Onugbu, Ofe owerri to make this soup, using 3 of my favourite vegetables together. I have also resisted the temptation of calling this soup Ofe Owerri as I… Continue reading Ofe Assorted! (An Exotic Soup)

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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)

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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  

Pasta Dishes, Stews and Sauces

Spaghetti and Meatballs 

I love my meatballs to be succulent and not tough and dry. This is my trusted go to recipe for meatballs. I could wake up in the middle of the night to make this. I'm off carbs for a while so I could only relish the plate you see below with my eyes. This is… Continue reading Spaghetti and Meatballs 

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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