I am sure you are thinking, really why make mayonnaise when I can simply buy from the shop? Well, you never know when these skills come in handy and making your own mayonnaise might just be what you need. Making mayonnaise is one of the easiest things you can do in the kitchen but it tends to go wrong quickly once you miss the vital step.
Is it safe to call myself a food blogger or am I still getting there? One thing I noticed since I started food blogging is that I want everything to be perfect. I don’t want to plate like I’m serving in a cafeteria but like I’m being watched and my customers are paying a lot to see my food pictures as well as my recipes. I made this fried yam recently and it was almost perfect until I got a phone call from someone
The Yoruba’s have a saying that “obe ti baale ile kii nje, iyawo ile o gbodo se” meaning “a wife does not prepare a delicacy her husband does not want or eat”. Well I beg to disagree, hahaha with the hope that my ancestors wouldn’t mind.
What brought this on? Bae doesn’t like peanuts, and well he is kind of allergic to it. Each time I bring up the idea of cooking groundnut soup,
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.
I have heard about how you can peel beans using a blender or food processor, I never really paid any attention to it as I am very comfortable using my hands to peel. I made akara recently and I thought now would be a good time to try it. I tell you, I had my doubts and I kept saying to myself, if it doesn’t turn out right, I would just use it like that.
If you think bread- making is a hard job, then think again. This is a fool proof method I found here. I tweaked the recipe a bit, I have made this twice now and I tell you nothing beats home made bread. The lovely aroma coming out of the kitchen oven would blow your mind away. This is the easiest method to make Nigerian styled Agege bread.
Plantain is one of the good carbs you can eat and get away with. Not only is it a good source of energy and starch, it also aids bowel movement. It has lots of minerals and it is a good source of vitamins A, C, B6 etc. I learnt more about plantain fufu when I was on a year programme of the National Youth Service Corp in Kano
The Okazi leaf is mostly used in the eastern part of Nigeria. I recently had a request for lumpy egusi on my blog although, I have other types of egusi soup (melon seed) cooked with uwgu but I thought it’s high time I made another type of egusi and since some of my readers are now requesting for it. I enjoy egusi soup in any form it comes.
Dodo Ikire is very easy to make, it is sweet, squidgy and also brings back lovely childhood memories. The best part of it for me that makes it different from any other street snacks is the way it’s packaged in a pointed-like wrapping and every bite of the snack you take you’ll wish it lasts forever.
Today I am dedicating this post to my igbo friends. I was on the phone to my friend the other day and I told her I am cooking ofe onugbu but I don’t have ogiri, she just told me don’t bother. She said if you give a non ibo man maybe he would eat but an ibo person would definitely not like it and that got me thinking for a minute. I told myself, if I’m cooking this soup, I better do it right.