I guess it's safe to say; This sauce is HOT!!! I must admit, peri peri sauce is one of my favorite sauces which comes in handy whenever i need it. It's a fiery extra hot type of sauce made from a blend of peppers you can find around in local markets around you. As a typical Nigerian who loves hot and spicy food, it's not unusual to find jars of this extra hot sauce in my house.
Minced meat stew is a popular type of stew made from ground beef. It's simply delicious and is usually served alongside spaghetti, potatoes, rice, plantain and a host of other meals. If you don't have minced meat available or don't have tools to grind your meat as shown below, you could use corned beef for this if you've got that available. This meal is usually a favorite with kids, and most people can't seem to get enough of it. There are a lot of things i love about this stew the first being that it's pretty easy to make. Next, it's really affordable especially with the fact that i didn't spend over a thousand naira for the whole meal for four people which is pretty good. Do give this a try soon and lemme know the outcome.
We cook a lot of chicken at our house...mainly because we've got lots of farmer friends who gift out chickens all the time especially when the harvest is good. When you get used to seeing chicken all the time, you also get used to the popular methods of preparation such as boiling, frying or smoking. As the chief cook in the house, these methods have become some kind of routine for me. It's not just a weekly thing; it's a couple times a week at least. This time, i decided to do something different for the fam...roasting it whole. Believe me when i say whole roast garlic chili chicken is a show stopper any day, anytime. For roasting, i prefer using broiler chicken (not old layer) because it's more fleshy and tends to absorb the spices it's coated with better giving it a nice taste once it's done. The garlic and chili combo never fails any day any time. I also love mine with a peppery outer layer so i keep re-coating the chicken while it grills with more garlic chicken marinade......Yummy! If you do get to try this out, don't forget to let us know how it turned out.
The 14th of November every year is a day slated to mark the world diabetes day globally in order to create awareness for the ailment which most people are actually going through. Diabetes is a very sensitive topic to me especially since i've got a few close relatives battling the ailment. This is one of the reasons why i was more than happy to join the movement when i got contacted by Afrolems in conjunction with Nigerian food bloggers around the globe to create awareness for the condition.
For sometime now i've been trying to keep up the habit of taking natural healthy drinks which would be beneficial for my overall well being and i must say it has been really great. The result has been tremendously great from the inside and this reflects on the outside. We all known the benefits of mint which includes; relief from nausea and headache, weight loss, remedy to skin problems, memory loss and the most popular use as a breath freshener. Combine that with the benefits of cucumber which includes; It's skin, hair and nail friendly minerals such as magnesium, potassium, silicon, Weight loss properties, vitamin enriched, toxin flusher e.t.c & finally the benefits of lemon which never gets old such as listed here and you've got a healthy refreshing drink. Hope you enjoy!
There's this feeling of nostalgia that comes with scotch eggs when it's brought up in a conversation. I guess it has to do with the fact that it was one of the snacks introduced into the country when the first set of fast foods were established. Back then when you think of getting snacks to munch on, scotch eggs would definitely be part of the haul.
Simple yet eccentric, this spinach and purple cabbage salad with cucumber & tomato is a tasty salad which is guaranteed to please your taste buds. This is an adapted recipe from a foreign site so it's safe to say its an acquired taste for me. Very new indeed but i enjoyed every bit of it. It was my first time eating spinach (Amunututu "Yoruba", Gborongi "Igbo") raw and also trying out purple cabbage too and here's my conclusion; The purple cabbage is no different from the normal green cabbage except for the attractive color. Eating spinach raw is really healthy too. This salad is a healthy satisfying meal on it's own and can be a perfect accompaniment to dishes like fried rice, jollof rice, coconut rice, spaghetti and just anything you can think of. For the dressing, i love using sweetened mayonnaise to this. Hope you enjoy this too. Do let me know what you think in the comment box below. For more salad recipes, Click HERE.
If you've been following this blog for a while i'm sure you'll know by now that brown rice is far better than white rice nutritionally. This simply means that compared to white rice, brown rice still has it's nutritional content intact. Unlike white rice which is polished completely to refine thereby destroying over 67% of it's vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and dietary fiber, brown rice is only dehaulled to remove just the outermost layer thereby preserving the main content.
Over the weekend on the 15th of October 2016, First Bank held it's very first food fair at Freedom Park, Lagos. The 3 in 1 food fair themed ‘The Art of Food Photography + Street Food Fair’ brought together food lovers and those in the food business to encourage startups.
For most Nigerians, eating is a pleasurable experience and you really can’t blame anyone for wanting to eat more than required. The way our foods are organically grown and cooked is guaranteed to give anyone a form of exhilarating pleasure. By piling up tasty meals dense in calories and flavor to nourish the body, the inner mechanism of the human body responds to this in different ways hence the classification below. Here's a reasonable analogy that best explains the reason why.
If you've been to the northern part of Nigeria, the name wara wouldn't be an unfamiliar term to you. It's also not uncommon to find wara sellers, mostly fulani women hawking pots of white wara in street corners. Simply put, wara is locally made cheese which is commonly sold in parts of the country where there's access to fresh milk.
Bleached oil is one of the basic ingredients used in the preparation of meals like Obe ata iru, Ayamase and a host of others. Here's a quick video showing how it's done. Kitchen notes:
• PLEASE BE WARNED! Heating Palmoil above it's smoke point (Bleaching) is a very DANGEROUS process which requires the skills of an expert. NEVER OVERHEAT PALMOIL OR IT WILL "CATCH FIRE" (erupt in flames) which would result in serious BURNS.
This week’s African Start-Up, airing on CNN International, turned its focus to an entrepreneurial success story from Nigeria. The programme meets brothers Seun and Seyi Abolaji, who set up Wilson’s Juice Company in 2010 with just $5.