Chinese Shrimp and Tofu Broccoli

Shrimp and Tofu Brocoli (Chinese Food ) I love Chinese food so much during my first pregnancy that I thought my son would come out with Chinese eyes after birth. Needless to say that my daughter’s pregnancy I hated Chinese and I don’t remember eating it even ones during my pregnancy. However, I do cook […]

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Akara (beans cake)

Growing up breakfast in Nigeria had 3 breakfast items on the menu seven days a week and 365 days a year. One was Akara and pap (Akamu, custard, Ogi or moimoi), the second one was Braed and Ovaltine Chocolate tea, and third was fried eggs, fried yam. Occasionally I had the opportunity to eat Agidi […]

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Ijebu Eguzi soup (artificially flavored)

Ijebu Egusi Soup You ever wonder why Ijebu people eat Eguzi soup without vegetable in it? I understand now that they do not want to miss favors together in this soup. The roasted scented Eguzi gives this soup the heavenly flavor that you can’t get from any vegetable. So, I decided to make this and […]

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Ogbono-Okra Combo Soup

I don’t think you will remember when I posted on a Food Group on Facebook about my mother inlaw’s Ogbono-Eguzi combo soup and all the comments and like that the soup attracted as it resonated with so many people. ¬†However, I only learnt about such combination from my mother inlaw and with that in mind, […]

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Tempura Chicken Vegetable Sauce

Tempura Chicken Vegetable Sauce Needless to say that my Japanese friends will fall in love with me over and over for this meanest sauce. I have to say that I have never made a sweet sauce like this over rice before. Oh dear Lord, who introduced me to tempura? Anyhow, for those who don’t really […]

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Whole White Sea Bass and Shrimp Tempura

Few weeks ago, a colleague of mine was leaving the Bank for greener pastures in Hawaii and a few of us decided to take him out to a Thai restaurant in DC. Unfortunately, he got the date missed up and we were there without the celebrant and decided we will treat ourselves since it was […]

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Powdered Peanut Curried Sauce

There are so many variations of peanut sauce, and I love them all, but this Thai infused version is to die for. Trust me, if you have jasmine rice with this sauce at home, I bet you will ask to get in touch with your treadmill. I am very particular about the amount of calories […]

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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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