|vegetable draw soup with hot, soft yellow foo foo|
Vegetable draw soup is cooked with ground ogbono and ugu(fluted pumpkin) oruziza (hot leaf) vegetable, it can also be cooked with okra, ugu and ogbono. This soup makes swallowing of any type of foo foo very easy. Eba, pounded yam, amala, semo, wheat meal etc, they all rush down the throat when the soup is draw soup with green vegetables, just like a racing car on a smooth, express runway.
I love draw soups. Most babies, even those who are choosy with food cannot resist swallow with draw soup. For parents with babies over six months old who do not like solid foods, I'd advise you try them with draw soup and soft swallow (mind the pepper o). Most mothers can testify that their choosy babies enjoy draw soups with foo foo, the only reason they can't give these babies what they enjoy is because there is no time to sit down and cook a pot of draw vegetable soup.
One of my girls doesn't like to eat swallow, but she enjoys her foo foo served with draw vegetable soup, or egusi draw soup. Unlike egusi soup that can turn sour easily, draw soup can withstand hot temperatures for longer periods. If preserved in the freezer, I think it can last and remain fresh for as long as you want.
Why I love yellow garri is because of the soft and fluffy feel when cooked with hot water. Yellow garri can still be enjoyed as left overs the next day, the palm oil in it kind of acts as a natural preservative to the garri. What makes the color yellow is the palm oil added.
With palm oil in my yellow garri, I know it is not just carbohydrates I'm eating, my body is also gaining some nutrients from the vitamin A in the palm oil.
|boil goat meat with stock fish, salt, onion and seasoning|
|add water to drying stock, with palm oil, salt|
|add ogbono and ground fresh pepper|
|add ground crayfish and smoked fish|
|add washed cow skin|
|add washed periwinkles to soup|
|check for salt and seasoning in soup|
|soup boils and cooks before adding vegetables|
|add washed fluted pumpkin (ugu) vegetables|
|stir soup and turn off the heat|
|a serving of vegetable draw soup with yellow Eba|
|Draw soup with enough periwinkles is a delicacy, serve with soft Garri|
Hot vegetable draw soup is best enjoyed at lunch. For those who prefer light lunch,
this can be served at dinner. However,
serve more soup than carbs (foo foo).