Soups, Soups, Stews and Sauces, Stews and Sauces

Egusi Ijebu

Egusi Ijebu Egusi Ijebu is peculiar for its light and almost runny consistency and it is cooked without vegetables. Growing up my mum cooked this variant along with the variant cooked with vegetables. Interesting my husband prefers his Egusi without vegetables while I like it vegetables. Recipe 1 1/2 cups ground Egusi (Melon Seeds)Assorted Meats… Continue reading Egusi Ijebu

Drinks

Chapman

In 2010 while i was job hunting, i took a short cocktail course and the first thing i learnt to make was Chapman. I started my business Fontaine De Vie as a virgin cocktail business till it evolved to a healthy beverage option company. Chapman is arguably indigenous to naija. At the time an internet… Continue reading Chapman

Cooking made Easy, How to Series, Money Saving tips, Rice Dishes

Money saver tips for Vegetable Fried Rice ingredients

Buying in bulk and storing can save you a ton of money. Every home manager loves to shave off an extra penny here and there from home keeping expenses and this is one of them. I was at the frozen foods section of a large supermarket chain recently and i saw the price on a… Continue reading Money saver tips for Vegetable Fried Rice ingredients

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

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

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

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)

Soups, Stews and Sauces, Therapies

Nkwobi

Nkwobi is a happy hour meal. 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/happy hour spots and night bars scattered across the metropolis of… Continue reading Nkwobi

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Happy Independence Day Nigeria

To commemorate this celebration I made a simply smoothie with Avocado, Rice Cereal, Milk and 1 tsp of lemon juice. Sweetened with Truvia. Both the Green and Creamy coloured part are Avocados. I used only the fleshy yellow part the avocado for the middle and for the Green I peeled it with the vibrant green… Continue reading Happy Independence Day Nigeria

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

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)

Salads, Something for FitFam, Therapies, Uncategorized

Ugba Salad 

This recipe is courtesy of an amazing lady i met on facebook, Ngozi Ogwuegbu Nnopuechi. She made the "awesomest" Ugba Salad for a hangout some time back and she was kind enough to share her recipe with me when i asked her. This is a shout out to her. I sent her a picture of… Continue reading Ugba Salad 

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