Sunday, 20 April 2014

Food Profile: Periwinkles "Isam" & Whelks

Adding small snails to Native Nigerian soups makes it a mouthwatering delight any day, any time. Infact the more condiments you add to Nigerian soups such as snails, the more value you add and the richer the soup becomes.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Introducing "Giving" the Cookbook + My new Youtube Channel

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Nsala soup (White soup)

Ofe Nsala "Nsala soup" served with Pounded yam
Nsala soup also known as "Ofe Nsala" by the igbos, "Afia efere" by the Calabar people and "White soup" in English is a very popular delicacy in the eastern and southern parts of Nigeria.  It's is known as white soup because this is one of the major Nigerian soups that doesn't require palm oil though some people add very little sometimes. It is also one of the easiest one pot soups I enjoy making.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

How to make pounded yam in a Blender (Photos)

Sunday, 30 March 2014

How to make Homemade Soy Milk

Most times when i make soy milk, i make it traditionally in my kitchen from scratch. Luckily for me, the soya bean seed is always readily available whenever i need it. It's mostly used as a beverage which can be sweetened and served hot as tea for breakfast or cold. Please take note that soya bean milk and soya bean powder are totally different. 

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

How to clean and prepare live catfish (point and kill)

Catfish is really popular in Nigeria and it's commonly known as "Point and kill"due to the fact that it's mostly killed when it's about to be cooked. It's used for different delicacies such as catfish pepper soup, Nsala soup and a host of others . Preparing catfish for such dishes takes a different approach to achieve the best results. This is because the skin of the catfish is really slimy and has to be cleaned properly before use. Usually, the fish is killed, gutted and cut into sizable pieces by the seller in the market and all you have to do is to wash properly once you get home. Here's how to prepare live catfish for cooking below:

Saturday, 22 March 2014

How to make pounded yam from scratch

Pounded yam is one of the Nigerian "swallow" meals made from Boiled white yams and pounded. It's made as an accompaniment for Nigerian soups. Traditionally, pounded yam swallow is made by pounding but these days due to the stress involved in pounding yams, most people are drifting towards the powdered version as a quicker alternative. Though the powdered version is quicker and more convenient, I've come to realize it tastes nothing like the real pounded yam made from scratch......yes i said it :D. here's how to make pounded yam from scratch. 
Update: There's a new method to check out: How to make pounded yam in a blender

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

How to make Ojojo (Water yam balls)

Ojojo pronounced 'Or-jor-jor' is a snack made from grated water yams. Its native to the yorubas in the western part of nigeria especially the Ijebu people in Ogun state. Sometimes, it's called wateryam fritters cos when grated, it looks like fritters.

Friday, 14 March 2014

Where to buy foreign fruits and vegetables in Nigeria

Alhaji sanni & Alhaji Ibrahim
So i've lived in this little town all my life. I call the town little because practically everybody knows everybody.