22 Foods Nigerians Miss Most While Living Abroad

Even though, exotic foods are delicious and enjoyable; once in a while, some of these foods can make you feel rootless and homesick. We know it is not easy to bring Nigerian foodstuff abroad. If you try it, you will be shocked at how people will snigger at your bags packed with Nigerian foodstuffs at [...]

By | November 7th, 2018|foods, ingredients and spices|0 Comments

AMPESI

Ampesi is a popular traditional Ghanaian food which is prepared with boiled yam, cocoyam, cassava or plantain, served with kontomire stew or any other preferred stew. Kontomire stew is made with cocoyam leaves.   Ingredients 1 egg Meat or Fish, preferaby, Koobi (salted dried tilapia) Fresh kontomire (cocoyam) leaves 1 tomato puree Grounded Melon (powdered [...]

By | October 13th, 2018|foods, ingredients and spices|0 Comments

Creative Ways To Use Leftover Foods

Leftovers are the uneaten edible remains of a meal after everyone has finished eating. Food scraps that are not directly edible are not regarded as leftovers, but rather as waste. No one sets out to make leftovers, but we find that we almost always have them. From the piece of chicken you brought back from [...]

By | September 19th, 2018|foods, ingredients and spices|0 Comments

HOW TO KEEP YOUR YAM FRESH

Depending on where in the world you live, storing yams may be a pain for you. Especially for those who live outside Nigeria, where yams can cost a pretty penny. Buying in bulk saves you a lot of money and trips to the store. To save  yourself from the pain of wasting money, these tips [...]

By | August 9th, 2018|foods, ingredients and spices|0 Comments

How To Make Soft Bread Rolls

A  roll is a small, often round loaf of bread served as a meal accompaniment. A roll can be served and eaten whole or cut transversely and dressed with fillings between the two halves. Bread Rolls or dinner rolls as some may call it is a very good meal to start or end the day [...]

By | June 8th, 2018|foods, ingredients and spices|0 Comments

Homemade Ice Cream

HISTORY Before the development of modern refrigeration, ice cream was a luxury reserved for special occasions. Making it was quite laborious; ice was cut from lakes and ponds during the winter and stored in holes in the ground, or in wood-frame or brick ice houses, insulated by straw. Ice cream was made by hand in a [...]

By | April 25th, 2018|foods, ingredients and spices|0 Comments

Why You Should Add The “Forbidden Rice” To Your Diet

Black rice has been eaten in regions of Asia for thousands of years; in fact for centuries. It was reserved for only Chinese royalty and that is why it is sometimes referred to as Emperor's Rice. Black rice is also referred to as “forbidden rice” because thousands of years ago in ancient China, noble Chinese men [...]

By | April 13th, 2018|foods, ingredients and spices|0 Comments

What Do You Know About Purple Carrots?

Carrots are a popular root vegetable that’s easy to grow as long as it’s planted in loose, sandy soil. Not all carrots are orange; they vary in color from purple to white to red e.t.c. ABOUT CARROTS Most varieties of carrots are resistant to pests and diseases, and they are also a good late season crop that can tolerate frost. [...]

By | April 6th, 2018|foods, ingredients and spices|0 Comments

Major Differences Between Butter And Margarine

While they are used for many of the same purposes, butter and margarine are two very different products. But do you really know the difference between butter and margarine? Butter is a dairy product made from churning milk or cream. The churning process separates the butterfat (the solids) from the buttermilk (the liquid). The butter [...]

By | April 4th, 2018|foods, ingredients and spices|0 Comments

Wondering What To Serve At Your Next Gathering? What About Mocktails?

Mocktails are non- alcoholic beverages consisting of mixtures of fruits juices or other soft drinks. They are easy to prepare and would go with any party theme especially if you are hosting guests who prefer not to take alcohol. All you need to do is invest in a gorgeous set of glasses where no two [...]

By | March 20th, 2018|foods, ingredients and spices|0 Comments

6 delicious yam dishes

Like potatoes, yam is a healthy energy giving tuber that can be used to make all sorts of traditional and modern delicacies like pounded yam, yam porridge and a whole lot. Here are 6 amazing dishes you can make with yam. 1. Yamarita Yamarita is simply egg coated yam. This meal which is easy to [...]

By | March 7th, 2018|foods, ingredients and spices|0 Comments

Nkwobi; the Nigerian south-east delicacy

Nkwobi is a cow-foot-based food originally from the south-eastern part of Nigeria. To have a taste of the Nkwobi delicacy, Nigerians usually go to exclusive restaurants and bars to place orders. However, you do not need to empty your pocket and blow your hard-earned money up in an expensive restaurant. You can prepare and enjoy [...]

By | December 19th, 2017|foods, ingredients and spices|0 Comments

10 weird food combinations Nigerians eat

Some foods are meant to go together,  e.g bread and tea, pap and akara, rice and stew etc. I know we Nigerians like to combine everything in the name of food but there are certain people who take it an extra mile. I once mentioned a former neighbour who I caught drinking garri with boiled [...]

By | September 7th, 2017|foods, ingredients and spices|5 Comments

Chicken stir fry

Chicken Stir-Fry is cheap, tasty and very easy to prepare. For this recipe, the main ingredients are Hoisin Sauce (this can be replaced with Oyster Sauce), White or Rice Vinegar, Soy sauce and Sesame Oil. You may also use any other protein you prefer instead of Chicken. Ingredients: 300g Boneless Chicken ( we are using [...]

By | July 14th, 2017|foods, ingredients and spices|0 Comments

Scotch Eggs

Scotch Eggs are one of my favourite Nigerian snacks ever.  I do realize Scotch eggs did not originate from Nigeria but they are so popular in Nigeria, one may as well class it as a Nigerian delicacy. Scotch eggs are basically deep fried Sausage-Meat-wrapped boiled Eggs. Scotch Eggs are either fried or baked, I prefer [...]

By | June 22nd, 2017|foods, ingredients and spices|0 Comments

HEALTHY EATING DURING RAMADAN

With long hours of fasting and a wide spread to choose from, eating healthy at an elaborate, appetising Iftar can sometimes be a distant dream. But that need not always be the case, because it is quite easy to eat and keep your weighing scale happy during this holy month. All you have to do [...]

By | May 31st, 2017|foods, ingredients and spices|0 Comments

Peppered Beef and Cabbage Rolls

Ingredients 8 Red Scotch Bonnet Peppers (Rodo) (About 50 grams) 1 Small Tomato (About 50 grams) 2 tablespoons Vegetable Oil 450 grams Minced Beef I medium Onion (peeled and grated) I small Ginger (About 15 grams) (peeled and grated) 2 Garlic Cloves (peeled and grated) 50 grams Tomato Paste ¾ teaspoon Salt 12 - 15 [...]

By | May 11th, 2017|foods, ingredients and spices|0 Comments

Home Canning 101 – Supplies, Process & Benefits

Modern grocery stores and food co-ops are testaments to humanity’s dominance of Planet Earth. Regardless of your location or the time of year, you can likely find dozens or hundreds of types of fresh produce at the nearest big store. But our incredible food system hasn’t existed forever. Before the early 20th century, when modern [...]

By | May 4th, 2017|foods, ingredients and spices|0 Comments

Spinach Egg Sauce

Admitted, you know that egg sauce we all do in a hurry, stirring in all the uncooked eggs in the sauce and the eggs come out looking grain like when cooked? That’s great! But, i also love my fried eggs in the simple, no drama version; crack eggs, add salt, fry! You know what else [...]

By | April 4th, 2017|foods, ingredients and spices|0 Comments

Melon Seed Stew With Spring Onions (Egusi)

Why have i been pausing lately before calling a dish “soup”, “stew” or “sauce”? Why does it all seem so confusing? Lol! Jokes apart, if you question the angle i am coming from, just go to Google and check out the various definitions of soup, stew and sauce and if you are a Nigerian, you [...]

By | March 13th, 2017|foods, ingredients and spices|0 Comments
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