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How to make Authentic Ofe Onugbu

  How to cook Ofe Onugbu When cooking Nigerian soups I try as much as possible to ensure that the recipe remains as authentic as possible from the ethnic group where the soup originates from. I visited Awka to attend a wedding two weeks ago and took out time to learn the way Onugbu soup should be […]

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How to make Dry Nigerian Stew

A fresh look at Nigerian Stew… There are dishes or sauces that have come to be a must have in a Nigerian woman’s kitchen and that is the Nigerian dry Stew. Stews come in different texture and taste profile. Whilst some people like to season the stew with over 4 spices some others will like […]

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Akara Fish and Chips (Nigerian Fish & Chips)

A few days ago I was creating new recipes using the regular brown bean paste used for Akara and Moin Moin in Nigeria and I came up with Akara Fish & Chips. This was the second occasion I was wriggling to shoki in the kitchen after having released the first bean paste sensation Moin Moin […]

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Yam Stir Cooked (Ji Agworawgo)

  New yam is in season and this is the time of year Ji Agworagwo is eaten in abundance. You make a slight adjustment in a cooking method and you get a different result. This is the case with this today’s recipe. On my way home from church last weekend I bought some Efuru yam. […]

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Slow Cook Chicken in Orange Sauce

‘One Pot Cooking’ gets in all the flavours into all the ingredients and foods in the pot and results in tasty meals. When cooking the Slow Cook Chicken in Orange Sauce, I asked myself if it was not possible to boil the potato and fry the chicken and other ingredients and serve separately. Yes absolutely […]

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Efere Nkpa (Oha Leaves Soup)

A plate of Nigerian Soup is always a pot pourri of ingredients, flavours and aroma depending on the size of your pocket. You go from ’roundabout’ (cow’s intestine) ‘shock absorber’ (busicuit bones), Stockfish, beef, Seafoods and not forgetting Pomo or Kanda (cow skin) to some periwinkle in shell all in a pot of one soup. […]

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Efere Etighi (Okro Soup the Oron Way)

I was at my sister-in-law’s house some time back and she took me way back to Oron with her fish Efere Etighi (fish okro soup). I am married to a man from Oron so naturally, seafood features prominently in most of the dishes we cook at home. If you haven’t quite figured out where Oron […]

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Roast Yam with Raw Pepper/Onion Sauce in Palm Oil

Roast Yam at home. New yam cooks quite fast. No wonder it is favoured for roasting at this time of year. I have been passing by the stall of a lady near my home where she roasts yam to sell. The share planning of how to park near a bus stop to buy yam or […]

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How to make Ofe Okazi Soup

Nigerian woman and her soup… There is a Nigerian expression which says ‘she who has the soup holds the man’ which is why soup continues to be the central point of many Nigerian meals. I had thought that with the abundance of rice in Nigeria, swallows will take a second place but no. Most of […]

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Spicy Koko Mai Gaya with Fruits

Koko Mai Gaya Nigerian breakfast option From the north of Nigeria to the South, people enjoy fermented pap whether it’s from corn, guinea corn or millet. Something tells that even when our village dwellers and our grandparents did not know the science or benefit of cereals in providing slow releasing energy, they knew that starting your […]

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Noodles in Coconut Milk

Noodles in Nigerian meals did not gain acceptance until about twenty years ago. Today even the most nutritionally disciplined mum finds herself caving into the pressure of the kids wanting their noodles. Today I bring a noodles version that will appeal to both kids and the adults, Noodles in Coconut milk. My nephew came by […]

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Quick Savoury Egg Breakfast

Its Easter Monday and I am up at 4am Nigerian time to write this post. It feels so refreshing and calm to do some writing at this time of the day. The quietness of the morning, no dogs barking ( security alert) thank goodness and there is electricity to work. Makes me look forward to […]

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Onion Rice and Chicken in Coconut Sauce

Mother’s Day weekend The social media was awash with messages from children to their mums wishing them Happy Mother’s Day.  Just two weeks ago it was International Women’s day. We are yet to celebrate the American Mother’s Day in May and my church is yet to celebrate its own Mother’s Day. Whatever it is because […]

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Guguru and Epa Pyramid Cookies

School Runs Hastle and Hair nets It’s 5 am in Lagos, and the homes are already bustling with activities . Mum is struggling to get her youngsters to get out of bed, she scuttles between the children’s bathroom , the kitchen , her own bathroom and wood robe. Kids are ready and mum races out […]

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Whole Wheat & Rice Jollof

I dare to be different today in terms of stepping into the Jollof territory. Nigerians and Ghanians are quite passionate about Jollof Rice, so anyone venturing into this territory has to do so with caution as you never know what the reaction of the many lovers of this dish will be. Well whatever it is, […]

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