Showing posts sorted by relevance for query fufu and soup. Sort by date Show all posts
Showing posts sorted by relevance for query fufu and soup. Sort by date Show all posts
Monday, July 11, 2016



Kidney beans sauce.
ways to serve moi moi
Nigerian moin moin.
Even if you are not diabetic, you know one or have one in your family and we are all aware of what they go through daily thinking of the right Nigerian food to eat or avoid. What is the right Nigerian food to eat if I have diabetes? Nigerians consume so much carbs and, in managing diabetes, the type of carbohydrate food yo eat makes a difference. As a diabetic living in Nigeria, you can pay attention to what you eat without obsessing over everything. Nigerian food good for diabetics are foods rich in fibre and low in carbohydrates. To stay healthy, avoid sweets, soft drinks and fatty food. Before a meal plan, let's look at a list of Nigerian foods good for diabetic patients:


Monday, April 18, 2016

5 Foods Nigerian Men Love

 Not Burgers. 
Not Toast

Most Nigerian men can swallow fufu every day, 7 days a week if you know how to serve with different delicious soups. Just change the soup, not egusi everyday or vegetable soup 24/7. 

The gate way to a Naija man's heart is delicious, a bit peppery soups. When you walk into any good eatery and glance around,  what do you see before nearly all the men? Eba and soup, Semovita and soup, pounded yam and soup, pounded yam with soup, starch with soup, wheat, amala with soup and so on. Even  at events, many of our menseriously eye swallow but only few actually request for because they don't like fork and knife in fufu and soup.  If there was a way to wash hands, get some privacy and dig fingers into the fufu, there will be no left overs. 

1. Beverage and bread for breakfast, could be ovaltine, milo, Bournvita
Thursday, November 10, 2016

Recipe: Ogbono and okro soup

Ogbono soup with okro.

Ogbono and okro soup with a sprinkle of uziza vegetables. Served with my homemade millet flour fufu,  Tastes really good with this homemade millet flour fufu and less expensive. Ogbono soup can be cooked without okra and uziza, okra soup can also be cooked without ogbono and uziza or with either. Uziza can be used in different Nigerian soups like white soup and vegetable soups. This okro and ogbono soup is like making three soups in one pot with less. The next post is going to be how to make millet fufu from scratch (Easy steps).

See picture of uziza leaves here

  • Beef
  • Salt
  • Onion
  • Pepper
  • Palm oil
  • Crayfish
  • Ogbono
  • Seasoning cubes
  • Smoked titus fish (Mackerel)
  • Okro
  • Uziza leaves (Pepper leaves)

The pictures (below) on this soup post are self explanatory na. I started with pressure cooking the meat seasoned with salt, pepper, seasoning cubes and onion. After that, the stock is emptied into
Friday, November 13, 2015

How To Cook Egusi Melon Soup With Cow Tail And Tuwo Shinkafa

How to cook egusi soup with vegetables & how to make tuwo from scratch

Egusi soup
A small serving of egusi soup with tuwo shinkafa.
Well done! cooking pics are complete now, see them when you click to continue reading. ..
 I cannot even count the number of egusi soups we have on the blog already. I didn't want to share
this cos I felt there is enough already but the fluffy tuwo shinkafa won't let me be. It looked and felt so good I just have to share the recipe.  Cooking pics are so many, if they are too heavy for your browser, or if some won't open, please leave a comment let me know so I take down some pics.

Ingredients for cow tail egusi soup:

  • 1 kilo beef
  • 11/2 kilos cow tail
  • salt to taste
  • 2 knorr cubes
  • onion and 1 knorr to steam the meat
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 mudu egusi, that's about 5 cups or 8 milk cups
  • 1 cup ground crayfish
  • 4 medium sized smoked catfish
  • Stock fish (optional) Would have loved to add stoc kfish to this soup if I had some at home.
  • 2 table spoons palm oil
  • 1 large bunch of ugu vegetable
  • 3 cups water to start with, you can always readjust while cooking. 
  • For the fufu, I served with this tuwo shinkafa. You can buy rice, mill and keep flour for (tuwo) fufu. For how to make the rice flour (tuwo) fufu like this, GO HERE 

Thursday, November 05, 2015

How To Make Rice Flour Fufu Colourful, Quick And Delicious, With Some Starch, Palm Oil

How to make elastic tuwo shinkafa with palm oil

My Colourful rice Flour Fufu appears first here on wives connection blog. 
When compared with other forms of fufu like garri, semolina, semovita, poundo, wheat etc, rice flour is the
Friday, October 17, 2014

Easy Guide To Wives Connection Nigerian Recipes

Ingredients for Lizzy's Nigerian fried rice sauce.
For those interested in Wives Connection Step By Step Pictorials of yummy food recipes but cannot see the 'post categories' because you blog with phones, Click on the links below to arrive at

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Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Ogbono Soup with Flutted Pumpkin, Uziza Leaves

Nigerian ogbono soup Delicacy

Nigerian soup recipes
Ogbono soup.
Ogbono soup is one of my best Nigerian soups, it makes swallowing fufu very easy. No need for by force swallow as the slimy express way sends the food down in one second. Uziza and crayfish are the medicine for ogbono soup. I can
Thursday, November 17, 2016

How to make Coconut fufu with desiccated coconut (chaff)

 Coconut fufu served with recession afang vegetable soup.
Coconut fufu can be made with desiccated coconut (Chaff left after the coconut oil has been extracted) For this fufu, I made it with the coconut chaff and added a little guinea corn flour; a little
Thursday, October 29, 2015

Okra, Ugu, Ogbono Soup Recipe With Cooking Pictures To make this weekend

How to cook ogbono soup with okro and ugu vegetables

 Okro, ogbono, ugu in one plate.
We have more than enough Nigerian soup recipes on the blog already, see more soup recipes  but, just to let us cook something a bit different this weekend, I added this delicious pot of Nigerian draw soup. Try it and you will come back for more. Trust me, there'll be left over if you are not firm on the
eaters. It didn't take long to cook as the frozen beef and snails thawed very fast under running water. Someone in my house does not eat carbohydrates for dinner but could not resist the aroma and look of this soup as he walk into the kitchen. He asked for it though begging me to make the eba very small so he doesn't gain back all the calories he managed to burn at the gym this evening. What is life without eating what we enjoy? There are people who only derive joy from eating good food, aside that, life is not so sweet, so, why treat food like it's poison. Never reject good food. Refusing food doesn't make us lose weight o, in fact experts say "eat everything but in small portions" Our bodies need every nutrient to be healthy and fit.. Soup and eba doesn't make you obesed if you eat the right portion, not when we pack one big bowl of garri with soup containing two pieces of beef, three pieces of snail, fish, 3 long kpomos etc, tell me why you nor go fat explode? Eat the right quantity, nor be say you eat till you belch like shrek the movie. Eat this soup and see how fresh you'll look.

Ingredients For This delicious Nigerian Soup
  1. 1 kg Beef
  2. salt to taste
  3. 1 medium sized onion
  4. 3 cups water to start with, if soup is thicker than you want, you can gradually add water in small quanties while soup cooks.
  5. 1/2 cup palm oil: This salad master pots do not need oil, I only add oil when I cook for the kids because they are still growing, when I cook for me and hubby alone, the food is colored with a little ground tatashe not oil.
  6. 1/2 cup ground ogbono
  7. 1 cup ground crayfish
  8. 2 cubes maggi crayfish 
  9. 1/2 cup Locust beans (dadawa) This is optional
  10. 4 cups chopped okra (okro)
  11. 1 small bunch ugu vegetables (Flutted pumpkin)
  12. A handful of uziza vegetable (Optional)
  13. 4 large Snails (Optional)
  14. 3 medium Smoked catfish
  15. 1 teaspoon ground fresh pepper. I used my pepper sauce   
  16. Hot Eba (Garri) for serving with the soup. Any fufu of choice
Check out More pepper soup recipes


  1. Boil the meat with salt, seasoning and onion. While meat boils,
Saturday, November 26, 2016

How to make oats coconut fufu

Oats coconut fufu served with green vegetable (Fluted pumpkin) soup

Oats coconut fufu is made with desiccated coconuts and some oats. The quantity of coconuts is more that the oats. The aim is to eat less carb and the addition of the quaker oats here is to help with binding as coconuts have no starch. This was totally enjoyed and very easy to make. I used quaker oats and in less than 10 minutes, my fufu was ready, smooth and fluffy.

Oats coconut fufu is very good for people looking to lose weight and for those who want to cut down on carbohydrates. Diabetics can also enjoy this meal as the sweetness of the coconut is no longer there, just the chaff. Coconut fufu served with vegetable soup like this is very nutritious and great for the whole family.
There is also guinea corn coconut fufu recipe on the blog.


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Recipe - Groundnut dry afang soup served with low carb guinea corn fufu

Groundnut dry afang soup served with low carb guinea corn fufu.
 Groundnut (Peanut) soup can be cooked with or without vegetables. Here the delicious soup is cooked with very dry afang vegetable I have preserved for some time. This is the best groundnut soup yet. The little water leaf added softness and nutrition to the pot. Groundnut soup is one of the easiest Nigerian soups to cook. Nigerian groundnut soup can be cooked with any green leafy vegetable of choice. There are no strict methods, can be cooked with raw or roast groundnut depending on the taste you enjoy more. Doesn't require many ingredients to taste great. In this recession, this soup and okra soup are the first two soups I will recommend to anyone looking for less expensive delicious soups to cook.  Someone said cooking Nigerian meals can be very intense, but I promise you, cooking this soup is not difficult in anyway. Even if one doesn't have any experience with Nigerian soups, this is a straight forward kind of soup that requires neither skill nor experience. Just get groundnut and some green vegetables ready and your soup is cooked in no time.


  • 2 cups roast groundnut
  • 2 cups dry afang
  • 1 kilo beef
  • 1 smoked titus (mackerel) fish
  • pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • Onion to boil the beef
  • 2 knorr seasoning cubes
  • 2 tablespoons palm oil
  • 1 Large bunch water leaf (You can use spinach)
Thursday, July 19, 2012

Egusi draw soup with Fish and Beef

Dear diary,
I have not been able to upload dishes from my kitchen for a while now due to the poor results from the camera, after this week I
Sunday, January 06, 2013

Edikang Ikong Soup Recipe, Simple And Healthy

edikang ikong vegetable soup with hot eba
Dear Diary,
I think that importing my kitchen diary blog here is kind of flooding this zone with food,
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

How To Cook Nigerian White Soup, Serve With Pounded Yam

 a serving of white soup with pounded yam
Dear Diary,
This white soup was so good! Because of the hot leaf, I reduced the quantity of pepper and this made every one, including the children, to really eat well.
Wednesday, June 05, 2013

How To Cook Okro Soup With Ewedu Leaves

A plate of okra  soup cooked with ewedu leaves.
Okra soup is very good when cooked green and fresh. Ewedu leaves are good for weight loss. They are both full of vitamins which can be destroyed by heat, reason
we do not overcook these greens. For mums introducing their babies to solids, this soup is it. I think babies love this soup cos it makes swallowing fufu very easy.  Try giving them with amala, soft eba, soft wheatmeal, soft semo or any other swallow but not too soft please. This soup cooks very fast.
Ewedu soup is mostly served with solids. Somtimes I cook this without palm oil and serve with a little tomato stew. When cooked without palm oil, it tastes better and I love it. If allowed to cook okro the exact way I like it, I won't add palm oil. Okro can be grated if you like timy bits. I like to chew okro in my soup. This soup can also be enjoyed without any form of swallow, especially for
Saturday, January 26, 2013

Nigerian Okra Soup With Tomato Stewed Chicken, Fish

 a serving of okra soup with stewed chicken and fish
Dear Diary,
This soup is very easy to cook and fast too. First,
 I made sure that  was done with cooking the chicken  and making  eba, before facing the okra soup.
It was super duper delicious! The aroma, sweet, the taste... heavenly.

Cooking Steps For This Okra Soup And Chicken:

  1. The washed, salted chicken is put in a fry pan with some chopped onion. The heat is turned on.
  2. It boils, begins to look dry, so I add some vegetable oil by the sides of the pan, cover for four minutes, checked and turned the chicken over, added a little stew before covering to simmer.
  3. Chicken boils for another four minutes before the pan is put in the microwave oven for five minutes. Chicken is turned over and left for another five minutes before bringing out of the oven and putting on paper to drain oil
  4. Back to the soup: 
  5. Washed and
Friday, July 29, 2016

Nigerian Native Soup: How To Cook Native Soup

Nigerian soup
Nigerian native soup.

Native soup is what some of us call white soup and then others argue that if we say it's white soup, then, there shouldn't be a drop of oil in it. Native soup can be cooked light or thick depending on what you like. This here is light. Can be thickened with pounded yam, cocoyam or achi depending again on what part of Nigeria you learnt from. Different tribes have different local names for their versions of white soup. In the South it's thickened with yam but I especially love thickening with boiled and well pounded cocoyam (A food processor does a good job making it drawy and slimy like) because of that slimy, soft kind of feel on the throat oh. Thickening with cocoyam leaves the soup in between draw and just normal. Not like ogbono but just ok. I'm not a meat person, maybe that's why I get drawn to food cooked with seafood only. I so love that there is no beef in this soup. I can live the rest of my life without craving one day for meat especially beef and mutton. I add meat to cooking because of my family I love fish, I love seafood. If you can cook Nigerian white soup, then you can cook Native soup. See white soup recipe here.
Monday, May 02, 2016

How To Cook Nigerian White Soup With Melon Lumps

Nigerian egusi white soup
Nigerian white soup cooked with egusi (melon) lumps.
Nigerian white soup originated from the South South Geopolitical zone of Nigeria. It's very easy to cook, serve and enjoy with fufu especially poundedyam. Because of its spicy nature, new moms are encouraged to take lots of this soup the first few weeks after delivery. Different countries have their own versions of white soups completely different from Nigerian white soup.

If well cooked with uziza hot leaves, this soup can be mega delicious and rich in
Thursday, June 13, 2013

How To Cook Okro Soup Without Meat By Chubby Ella

A serving of okro soup without meat.

A plate of emergency okro soup and fufu. (I call it emergency cos I dint have meat or vegetables in the house as @ the  time I wanted to make it and I dint feel like going out,so I made do wit what I had.
It took me just 10 mins to prepare this.
 One good thing about Okro is that it can