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

Goat Meat Pepper Soup

Goat Meat Pepper Soup

Comfort food on a cold rainy day for me is pepper soup. Sometimes I panic when I check the spice jar and I can't find any pepper soup spice left. Depending on what proteins (meats or fish) I have, I can quickly whip up pepper soup in 30 minutes and cosy up to a bowl. … Continue reading Goat Meat Pepper Soup

Okra Leaf Soup

Okra Leaf Soup

With a backyard garden, it is easy for me to make a quick dash to my garden, grab a couple of vegetables and cook with them. Ugu, Utazi, Uziza, Bitterleaf, Ewedu, sometimes Shoko and Tete (Amaranth) and now Okra leaves. Did you know you can cook with young Okra (Okro) leaves? If you are making … Continue reading Okra Leaf Soup

Deep Fried Whitebait, Shrimps, Crabs

Deep Fried Whitebait, Shrimps, Crabs

Platter of deep fried whitebait, shrimps and crabs, cut limes serve as palate cleanse. Talking about Lagos street food cannot be complete without talking about seafood fries. As a little girl anytime my dad travelled to Lagos to make supplies, he would buy fried prawns, fried tiny fish and we would eat it with soaked … Continue reading Deep Fried Whitebait, Shrimps, Crabs

Achicha Fruit

Achicha Fruit

Saw a street vendor selling Achicha in traffic somewhere in Ikeja. I pulled over immediately and bought a lot of it. Achicha, a fruit that is commonly found in the eastern part of Nigeria. It is crunchy and tastes like carrot. You have to peel the dusty brown velvety jagged outer cover to get to … Continue reading Achicha Fruit

Spiced Hot Chocolate Beverage

Spiced Hot Chocolate Beverage

A simple adaption of the Mexican hot chocolate, I make this drink regularly with chocolate beverages like Milo or Bournvita, on cold days. It warms me up from the inside. Recipe Milo or Bournvita (any powder chocolate malt mix)Warm milkHot waterCayenne pepper (Ata gigun, Ata rugu)*Ginger powder*Cinnamon powder *Clove powder *Nutmeg powder Asterisked items are … Continue reading Spiced Hot Chocolate Beverage

Dodo Ikire

Dodo Ikire

Homemade Dodo Ikire Dodo Ikire Dodo Ikire is a fried plantain treat indigenous to Ikire in Osun State and they have shared this popular delicious plantain snack with all of Southwestern Nigeria and now it is even an export commodity. Dodo Ikire is a spicy plantain snack made with overripe plantains fried in palm oil.Travelling … Continue reading Dodo Ikire

Ube (Safou, Atanga, African Bush Pear. Nsafu, Bush Butter Fruit)

Ube (Safou, Atanga, African Bush Pear. Nsafu, Bush Butter Fruit)

A perfectly cooked Ube Ube is in season and I love Ube a lot. This is the third post I'm making on the blog about Ube. Corn season is also Ube season here in Nigeria, and you will find Ube sold alongside corn. I buy a lot of fresh Ube to make myself because many … Continue reading Ube (Safou, Atanga, African Bush Pear. Nsafu, Bush Butter Fruit)

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

Fried Catfish

Fried Catfish

Personally I think this is the best way to eat fresh catfish. Nothing beats the taste of fried catfish, whether in soups or stews or as a side dish or main dish , fried catfish holds its own any day. This is how I make mine. Recipe Fresh CatfishVegetable oil Flour (all purpose is best … Continue reading Fried Catfish