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November 14, 2018

Types Of Yam flour (Elubo, Poundo, Amala):

Brown Elubo Flour (For àmàlà isu)
Yam is a popular starchy tuber enjoyed in most parts of the globe. It can be barbecued, roasted, fried, grilled boiled, grated or converted to flour for use in making yam dough meal locally known as "swallow".

October 26, 2018

Peppered Kpomo (Ponmo Alata Sue Sue)

Peppered Ponmo a.k.a Kpomo Alata Sue Sue is a delicacy which is bound to set the mood right any day. It's a dish made with cow skin, locally known as Kpomo, Ponmo or Kanda, mixed with hot and spicy peppers.

October 16, 2018

How to Make Amala (Brown Yam Dough Meal Swallow)

Amala is a popular meal which originates from the western part of Nigeria. It's made from yam or cassava flour locally known as "Elubo" by the Yoruba people of the Nigeria and is served as an accompaniment to Western Nigeria soups (Obe) or stews such as Ewedu, Gbegiri, Efo riro, Buka stew, Ila (okra soup), Ogbono Soup, Egusi Soup e.t.c .

October 13, 2018

Yam dough meal types & Methods Of Preparation

Yam is a favorite amongst many. It can be prepared in different ways such as Boiling, Frying, Roasting or Turning into a dough for soups. In this post, we'd be talking about the different ways in which yam can be turned into dough or in local parlance "swallow" for soups.

October 02, 2018

Blendo Yam - Pounded yam in blender hack

Blendo Yam is the name, Pounded yam is the goal 😁. It's amazing what you could come up with when adding modern twists to ancient meals. So far, there have been different cooking hacks to help ease the stress of pounding yam e.g pounded yam in a blender or food processor or drying and converting yam into powdered form.

September 28, 2018

Foodie Waka Upcoming Events

Got no place to go this weekend? Don't worry, Foodie Waka has got you covered. From Unlimited brunch and mimosas by Heels In The Kitchen to The Burgundy by Chef Stone, this weekend is jam packed with fun fun fun all the way. View details below. 

September 19, 2018

How To Make Unripe Plantain Swallow


Did you know you can do a whole lot with plantain (both ripe & unripe)? From pottage to snacks to even Swallow. Yes you heard right, Swallow...That fufu like ball used for soups. Now plantain has been used in making "swallow" for quite a long time.

September 05, 2018

Mmanu Ogiri - Locust Beans Oil

In Most African homes, palm oil is one major cooking ingredient that is hard to miss. It's used in just about everything; In soups, In stews or even taken raw with a little bit of salt sprinkled over it. Recently, I decided to my my favorite lazy palm oil sauce which i paired with cocoyam and fried fish. 

August 30, 2018

Prawn Coconut Rice

Rice dishes could get really boring especially when you're making Coconut recipes like prawn coconut rice. Now there are different ways to make coconut rice. You could make it as plain as the Classic coconut rice, you could make it with shrimp as shown In this shrimp coconut rice, you could make it in form of jollof rice as shown in coconut jollof rice Or you could simply customize your ingredients to suit your taste as shown in the brown coconut rice.

August 15, 2018

How to Peel and Devein Shrimp: A Step-by-Step Guide


For most people especially in Africa, deveining shrimp or prawn might be seen as completely unnecessary. I mean, take a look at our very own Okporo (Dried Prawn & Shrimp)...Who really has time to remove the veins? But on another note, some recipes actually call for the use of peeled and deveined shrimp or prawns therefore removing the veins is very necessary. Here're some things you'd need to know.

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