Chinese Shrimp Eggplant

Today has been a busy and lazy day for me. From going to Burtonsville Day 25th Anniversary to going to unlock my property that a tenant just moved out to coming home and resting on my bed without any idea what else to do. After three hours laying down and on social media, I realized […]

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Ijebu Stew (Iru is the active ingredient)

I wasn’t thinking of cooking stew yesterday, but a comment on my scent leave post prompted me to make this delicious hands licking stew and I was so full after eating two cups of rice by myself. My understanding is that this is and Ijebu and Kogi tribes stew. So come on a journey of […]

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Vegetable Soup (Efo Riro)

Let me ask an overwhelming question that have bugged me down since I started planting, harvesting and using Purple greens (Shoko) leaves to cook vegetable soup. Who invented blanching of the leaves and washing off all the purple colors before using in the soup? Doesn’t this remove all the good nutrient from the leaves? As […]

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One Pot Dish

As a busy professional, there are some days I get home and all I just want to do is to eat and lay my head down on my coach and sleep notwithstanding I have a teenager and a toddler with my husband who is the third baby in the house. As I left the orthopedic […]

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Yankee Ofada Stew

Years ago, Ofada stew and Ofada rice was not in the vocabulary of Nigerians.  It was something you will find in the deep Yoruba villages. This stew was mainly cooked by under-served villagers, however, in recent years, Ofada stew and rice has become synonymous to affluent cooking.  The Fast Food industry brought this to lime-light […]

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Afang Soup (The King of Soups)

The soup is not foreign to any Nigerian. This soup is from Calabar and anyone who have tasted this soup will attest that it is the king of soups. For me, I could eat this soup daily for the rest of my life without complain. I learned to cook it differently but I have modified […]

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Groundnut Soup (Miyan Gyada)

To say that my mom lived in the North, speaks the language fluently but cannot cook one Hausa soup baffles me. Mom only remembers “oh that is how we used to make it” but cannot vividly remember all the processes of making any Miyan (Hausa term for soup).  So when I stumble into this from […]

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