Nigerian Okra

Okra or Okro, also known in many English-speaking countries as ladies’ fingers, ochro, or gumbo, is a flowering plant in the mallow family that produces edible green pods. It is valued for its edible green seed pods. They are usually gathered while they are green, tender, and at the stage of maturity. The plant is cultivated throughout the tropical, subtropical,  and warm temperate regions around the world for their phytonutrients rich pods. The geographical origin of okra is disputed, with supporters of West African, Ethiopian, and South Asian origins. The plant is cultivated in tropical, subtropical and warm temperate regions around the world. Health BenefitsRead More →

Nigerian Moi-Moi

Nigerian Moi-Moi Nigerian Moi-moi or Moin-moin also known as Steamed Bean Pudding is a Nigerian Beans dish that originated from the Western Nigeria.” Moin-moin is made simply by peeling brown beans and milling/grinding the white bean shells with some peppers, onions and seasoning mixed with either Vegetable or Palm oil or a mixture of both. Moi-moi can either be steamed in Banana leaves, Foil Containers ( which I will be using for this recipe), Plastic/Freezer Bags, or Ramekins . It can be made with several fillings . I will be using just eggs and diced veggies for this recipe. Keep in mind that a perfect Moin-MoinRead More →

Strawberry Grape Smoothie

Strawberry-Grape Breakfast smoothie My 33 months old son doesn’t like taking any other types of fruits except grapes, and apples and am not comfortable with that ; lol.. After so much thoughts on the best way to ensure he takes  his fruits and veggies,I decide to make Strawberry-Grape Breakfast smoothie for him and I was super excited to know  he did not only love it, he also requested for more! Yes!!! Here is my Strawberry-Grape Breakfast smoothie and I hope you love it. Don’t forget to share your thoughts or questions in the comment box bellow. Please follow and like us:Read More →

Nigerian Jollof Rice

Nigerian Jollof Rice Nigerian rice recipe  is very classic and often prepared at parties. It is quite easy to prepare if you follow the simple steps involved. You also want to make sure that the right quantity of water is used to avoid a soggy rice. Tomato purée to me is the secret to the real Nigerian  Jollof Rice color. For this recipe, I will be using 3 cups of rice (per-boiled) so I will use 3 Red-Bell Peppers, 3 Small fresh tomatoes and 1 can of tomato purée. Please follow and like us:Read More →

Nigerian Chin chin is a popular fried pastry  in West Africa. It can be prepared in various ways. It is  usually crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. If you want it to be  very crunchy,  don’t include the baking power and do not use egg. Nigerian chin-chin  can be served as a light refreshment for you and your visitors with Zobo and it can last for weeks if stored in the refrigerator. Ingredients:  3 cups (400 grams) all-Purpose flour ¾ cup sugar 1-teaspoon of salt 1- teaspoon baking powder 1-teaspoon grated nutmeg ¼ cup(4 tablespoons) margarine/butter 1 large egg ¾ cup milkRead More →

Efo Riro is a traditional dish eaten by the Yoruba tribe in Western Nigeria. It is prepared with assorted meat, large amount of green vegetables , and pepper. Some do add tomatoes  in theirs but I don’t like adding tomatoes in mine because an authentic Efo Riro shouldn’t have tomatoes in it. Use this recipe to Cook Efo Riro for your family and experience a great difference. You can eat it boiled rice, Amala, Pounded yam,, or Eba as you wish. This wonderful soup is enjoyed in all parts of Nigeria because of its healthy and nourishing nutrients. Try it out and thank me later…..Cheers! Ingredients: 4Read More →

Hibiscus Hibiscus is a bushy annual plant that is used to make a popular drink in Egypt called Karkade or Zobo in Nigeria.Various parts of the plant are also used to make jams, spices, soups, and sauces because of its medicinal benefits which makes zobo health benefits  immeasurable  .Click here to learn how to make Zobo drink. Hibiscus contains a high concentration of antioxidants that are water-soluble with a high amounts of vitamin C which is highly beneficial to both children and adults. Zobo drink has about 15 to 30 percent of organic acids like tartaric acid, citric acid and maleic acid. other nutrients includes AcidicRead More →

Zobo is a Nigerian beverage made from hibiscus flower also known as Karkade in Egypt. The health benefit of this plant is immensurable. I don’t use sugar for my Zobo but you can use it if you want. You may also add artificial flavors and sweeteners  if you wish. Ingredients Zobo leaves Ginger (1) 1 big ripe pineapple Honey (as a sweetener) Water Please follow and like us:Read More →

Ingredients for Potato Porridge 2 medium Irish potatoes 1 fish cut/Shredded chicken breast 1 small red onion 2 tablespoons red palm oil Salt (to taste) Seasoning cube (to taste) 2 Habanero pepper /dry pepper (optional)  spinach: for garnish Please follow and like us:Read More →