Posts Tagged “Food”

COMPLETE GUIDE: HOW TO COOK NIGERIAN OFE NSALA (WHITE SOUP)

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COMPLETE GUIDE: HOW TO COOK NIGERIAN OFE NSALA (WHITE SOUP)

Nsala soup or White Soup is a tasty, fast and easy soup recipe that has its origins in the riverine areas of Nigeria. How to Cook Nsala Soup [Video] Nsala Soup is perfect for a cold rainy day due to its spicy taste. Because it is so easy to prepare, you can count on it…

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RICH SALAD… THE NIGERIAN WAY

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RICH SALAD… THE NIGERIAN WAY

There are numerous ways to make a salad, some tasty, some uh, not so much. Personally, I’m not a fan of just lettuce, tomatoes and chicken. This way, as far as I’m aware, is the way some Nigerians make salads, maybe with some additions and subtractions (some add macaroni or corned beef among other things)….

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DETAILED: HOW TO COOK GARDEN EGG SAUCE/STEW

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DETAILED: HOW TO COOK GARDEN EGG SAUCE/STEW

Garden Egg Sauce may well be the best sauce for Boiled White Yam. It contains palm oil which boiled yam loves. It can also be prepared with vegetable oil but I do not recommend that. Keep reading for details. Garden Egg Sauce is the perfect match for: Boiled White Puna Yam (best combo) Boiled Plantains…

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MY JOURNEY BACK TO THE FUTURE OF AFRICAN FARMING – OLUSEGUN OBASANJO

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MY JOURNEY BACK TO THE FUTURE OF AFRICAN FARMING – OLUSEGUN OBASANJO

I have many fond memories of my childhood in a small farming settlement near Abeokuta, the capital of Nigeria’s Ogun State. By the age of five, I was accompanying my papa to the fields where we grew cassava, maize, plantain, oil palm and other crops. A proud Yoruba man, my father was considered the most successful farmer in our village. While living with few modern amenities, we grew plenty of food, and we enjoyed the cultural wealth of our Yoruba traditions and history.

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SAFE FOOD: SIGNS TO LOOK FOR IN BEANS

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SAFE FOOD: SIGNS TO LOOK FOR IN BEANS

By Fabian Odum   Over the years, there have been several beans ‘scare’ and even fatalities following the consumption of meals prepared from cowpea, popularly known as beans. In many cases, the ‘illness’ or death resulting from eating cooked beans is confined to the realm of superstition; some believe the victims would have been poisoned…

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5 NIGERIAN STEWS, SAUCES YOU CAN MAKE WITHOUT TOMATOES

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5 NIGERIAN STEWS, SAUCES YOU CAN MAKE WITHOUT TOMATOES

By Nkem Ndem   Tomatoes is a favourite staple in Nigeria, and so, a large number of people who cannot cope with the inflation in its price are hesitant to make the widely enjoyed stew and are now seeking alternative ways to make sauces with which to complement their daily meals. In a bid to…

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HOW TO PREPARE KULI-KULI: A NIGERIAN SNACK

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HOW TO PREPARE KULI-KULI: A NIGERIAN SNACK

Kuli-Kuli is a Northern Nigerian snack that is made from dry roasted peanuts/groundnuts , ground into a semi-paste, mixed with select spices and deep fried until it hardens.   INGREDIENTS FOR MAKING KULI KULI * 1 Cup dry roasted groundnuts / Peanuts * half tablespoonful Grated Ginger *A pinch of ground Chilli pepper(optional) *Groundnut /Peanut…

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Arit Okpo: A Pot of Afang Does Not a Calabar Woman Make

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Arit Okpo: A Pot of Afang Does Not a Calabar Woman Make

Writer, Yemisi Ogbe recently penned a piece on Calabar women, and her story took me down memory lane to the place settings of my childhood.   The ceremony involved in preparing a meal for my father. Three place mats, one above the other; one to the right side, a water coaster in the upper right hand…

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HOW TO COOK OKRA SOUP

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HOW TO COOK OKRA SOUP

Okra Soup is one of the quickest and easiest Nigerian soups to prepare. Some argue that a lot of work goes to the cutting of the two vegetables used in preparing this recipe. Yes but once the vegetables are ready; it cooks in no time at all. This soup is known as Miyan Kubewa in…

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Nigerian Wara Soya (Tofu) Recipe

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Nigerian Wara Soya (Tofu) Recipe

By Ronke Edoho I spent a great part of my early childhood in Kwara and this was a staple. You could find it in any street corner; some people call it “Wara soya” others call it “Beske” or Tofu. This is a very healthy and tasty snack made from soy beans. Ingredient 3 cups cups…

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