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.
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.
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.
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.