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
Tapioca pearls is derived from the starch of tubers of cassava. In Lagos , Nigeria, you'd usually find them in sold in very dried dehydrated clusters. It's usually an off white colour. It consists of almost pure carbs and contains very little proteins, fibre or nutrients. Tapioca is gluten free. When it is cooked it… Continue reading Tapioca Pudding
Sometime back I shared tips on making great Akara balls (You can look up the tips in this LINK). Akara is a simple delicious meal to make. However, you know how simple tasks can throw huge curve balls at you. Akara has shamed many a cook several times. This is my no fail recipe for great… Continue reading Akara: A collection of 4 types of the ultimate Street food.
If you are an 80's child and you grew up in Nigeria then it is very likely fried eggs featured in your weekend breakfast, Omelette, stewed eggs, scrambled eggs... or you packed it as lunch to school. You either had it with bread or yam. Fried eggs is a staple for breakfast any day of… Continue reading Scrambled Eggs with vegetables
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
Last year the social media space was agog with the #jollofgate saga, thanks to the jollof rice recipe by Jamie Oliver, which many West Africans (esp Nigerians) thought was a sacrilege. I read the most hilarious comments about food ever. People take their food seriously I tell you. I sided with Jamie on the recipe… Continue reading Jollof Rice (Nigerian Style)
Good ol' Akara I made a post celebrating Akara as the ultimate street food illustrating 4 types of akara you can find on the streets. We all have several different methods for making the ultimate akara balls but this is my own personal tip. Believe it or not as simple as it is to make… Continue reading SECRET TO GREAT AKARA BALLS.