Recipes

brunch, entertainment, sandwich, suya

The good Ol’ Suya Burger…

 

I made this recipe last valentine’s but didn’t blog about it as the pictures I took were not good enough due to poor lighting although, I shared it on Instagram. The weather was pretty kind to me last weekend and I made this as brunch for my family. Every bite of this suya burger was juicy and yummy. I can’t wait to make it again.

how to cook spaghetti jollof
Fish, pasta

Jollof Spaghetti…

 

Hello lovies, hope you all had a good week? Here is a quick recipe for the weekend. If you are a lover of pasta and spaghetti, then this one is for you. You can even prepare your indomie noodles with this super easy recipe too. My friend (Imimi) always make this food while we were in school, she would cook her spaghetti jollof with tomato puree and chilli and I tell you it was the bomb.

Nigerian Fried Rice, Rice

Nigerian Fried Rice

 

At most Nigerian parties (owanbe), Fried rice is usually available on the menu. Everyone seems to have different method of cooking their fried rice. I catered for my Cameroonian friend once and she said she would rather have chopped meat instead of liver, mainly because of her guests, it added a different twist to the rice. 

Fish, nigerian soup, Stew

My quick Catfish Stew…

 

As I got better, I craved for catfish pepper soup but was too weak to make one. I missed Nigeria at that point, trust point and kill joints, where all catfishes come in different shapes and sizes. My catfish is not much of a point and kill but frozen. To be honest, it is not bad at all in taste but just that you have to settle for the size you see.

Beans, nigerian soup

Gbegiri/Abula…

 

I’m starting this month’s post with my gran’s (Iya Dele) staple, Gbegiri or popularly called abula in some other part of Yoruba land in Nigeria. My grandma used to sell this food and I remember people queuing up every evening to buy from her, she usually serve her gbegiri with Tuwo (corn flour). She prided herself in using fresh ingredients; my best part of the soup is the bone marrow and biscuit-bone that she uses. 

drinks, healthy, smoothie

Mango Lassi…

 

Don’t let your mango go to waste now that it is in season. Mango lassi is one of the many ways you can enjoy mango other than just eating it. It is served as dessert/drink in India and Bangladesh. It can either be served as a savoury or sweet drink. You can jazz it up with honey and spices if you want.

Beans, Fish, lunch, plantain, Stewed beans

Stewed Beans (Ewa)

 

I used to think I know how to cook stewed beans till I met my hubby, I am more inclined to cooking my sauce separately (Agoyin/buka style) as that is the way I like it.  But ever since I learnt how to cook his style of stewed beans, I have not looked back and with the help of a pressure cooking pot, it means I can cook my beans in about 45 minutes.

ila alasepo
healthy, nigerian soup

Ila alasepo (okra soup)

 

As easy as this soup is, I always make a call to my mum still, to ask for the recipe all over again each time I need to cook it (don’t ask me, I don’t know why I do it). My mama makes the best okra soup ever, whether plain or the one pot soup and she doesn’t mess about in the kitchen, she knows her onions. I made this okra soup on Sunday after church and I couldn’t help but share with my fellow foodies.

healthy, lunch, nigerian soup

efo riro…

 

I’m still on about valentine and #bae. Valentine should not leave you out of pocket and should not be a thing of impressing others for the wrong reasons. We should learn to embrace change and do something new sometimes. If you go out on a date night at every val’s day, why not give it a miss this year and stay at home to cook something really quick and special for your love.