I’m all very excited, as my little one would be starting school this week. It is amazing how quickly they grow. I have promised her I won’t cry the day I drop her off at school, I’m all emotional typing this now. My little fighter ready to face the world all on her own. To all first time parents sending their little ones to school this month,
Sauce and Stew Recipes
What is a standard Nigerian family meal without the classic corned beef stew? This stew is everything, it is versatile and very easy to make. When you are looking to cook a mid week family meal on a low budget, this is your go to meal. It is also a perfect breakfast staple.
Phew! I can’t believe we are in the 8th month already, how time flies! In whatever you do this month, remember your best days are ahead of you and if you don’t lose focus, you will get to your promised destination. Don’t forget to use your time wisely though and make use of every good opportunity as they come your way.
Happy Monday my lovies, hope you all had a wonderful weekend and how was Father’s day on your side? The highlight of the weekend for me was in church, the Sunday school topic was about the man being the head of the home and the most interesting part was when a question was asked about owning a joint account with your spouse.
Ramadan is around the corner and here is wishing all my Muslim friends the best and strength as they embark on the 30 days fasting. This easy stir fry sauce is for all my foodies who like to be in and out of the kitchen like a thunderbolt.
‘Iya Basira’s’ stew has been saving lives since forever. I must confess here, I have had a few share of iya basira’s beef stew (Iya Basira is an alias for some of the many women who owns a buka or ‘mama put’ in common parlance). In fact one of my friends used to say the dirtier the better simply meaning that the more skanky the restaurant (Buka) looks, the better the food tastes.
Permit me to call this version of harrissa mine i.e. I personalised it ‘ajokes harrisa paste. Harrisa is an aromatic paste made from different types of dried, roasted chillies and herbs. It is spicy and packed with fragrances.
Have you had one of those moments where all you crave for is something that can’t be easily sourced? You just want it and if you can’t find it then you try to make your own version or recreate the memory you have about that particular food. I have a craving for Ewa aganyin, (mashed beans and special sauce) Ewa aganyin is one of the most popular street foods eaten in Nigeria.
This stew is different from ‘ayamase’ simply because of the choice of pepper. Green bell pepper is used for ayamase but if you want the proper local taste, then I think you should try it with the red bell pepper and some tomatoes. To be honest I didn’t discover ayamase until I was in my 20’s.
I’ve always wanted to make my own chilli sauce for a long while now but I kept procrastinating. I went into my local store recently and it seems the whole shop was filled with nothing but sweet chilli sauce. The corner shop close to mine wasn’t left out either, they had it on sale. I told myself I am not buying it ever again.