Showing posts with the label All my macaroni and spaghetti recipes


Quick jollof macaroni cooked early in the morning to pack for kids' lunch boxes. Jollof macaroni is cooked the same way we cook jollof rice but macaroni cooks much faster so it's ok to make it in the morning for both adult and kids' lunch boxes. The stock  wasn't


My Nigerian Jollof macaroni cooks in just 10 minutes. Everything


Yesterday Sunday, I returned back to eating tiny because I took my last dose of anti malaria on Saturday night. So, malaria hit me last week and I had to increase my food intake because of the drugs, that's

Fresh Fish stew with vegetables (Caribbean Stewed fish altered for my Nigerian palate)


This fish stew is so delicious one cannot describe it. If you love like Caribbean stewed fish, then,you'll love this in a finger licking way. I left out a few ingredients that I think my local Nigerian palate will not enjoy. Boiled my fish the Nigerian way before adding unlike the Carribean method of just stir frying fish  along with vegetables. These pieces are large and may not cook through the way we like it here. My boiling before adding is just to ensure that my fish cook well well and I have fish stock to make sauce because definitely, my Nigerian palate will enjoy this with a hot plate of boiled rice. The stew is meant to be served as a meal sha but since I'm not really watching my weight at the moment, that alone without boiled rice won't fill me up. So I got a little bit creative and came up with this delicious pot of Nigerian fresh fish stew cooked with colourful assorted vegetables, with my Naija local flavour in there. This pot o…

How to cook spaghetti with minced meat and vegetables

Spaghetti can be boiled and served with sauces and stews, served with just cheese,beef gravy cooked jollof or even fried like fried rice. This delicious pot was cooked with minced meat, vegetables and that Nigerian thing added by the little uziza sprinkle.
Cooked in less than 20 minutes. To truly enjoy spags, cook them al-dente. Not too soft.

11/2 pack spaghetti
Minced meat (I used 1k worth, that's large pack)
3 large Tatashey (Red bell peppers)
3 small tomatoes blended together with the tatashey and some onion
1 teaspoon pepper sauce
1 large sized onion
1 seasoning cube
1/2 cup soya oil
2 cabbage leaves
2 medium sized carrots
a pinch of thyme
pinch of Rosemary.
1/2 teaspoon curry
1/2 teaspoon jollof spice
Salt to taste
I gave it that Nigerian flavour with a sprinkle of chopped uziza leaves
Water to cover the spags, you may need to add more incase pot dries before food is ready. 

Before you cook this abosolutely delicious meal, first blend the tatashey, tomatoes and half that onion, boi…

Spaghetti with vegetable sauce

This vegetable sauce is both delicious and nutritious.
INGREDIENTS for boiling spaghetti

WaterDrop of vegetable oilSaltTumeric (Optional)
INGREDIENTS FOR PASTA VEGETABLE SAUCE: 3 cups Vegetable oil1 small bunch green leafy vegetable (Amaranthus/Aleho/green)2 large tomatoes2 eggssardines or any fish of sauce. I used 2 cans of sardines here2 Seasoning cubes2 medium sized Carrots1 large Red bell pepper (Tatashe)Scotch bonnet peppers (Optional)1 medium sized Onion
Cooking Procedure

Beef onion thickener in vegetable sauce

This sauce is the best yet. I love it, my family loves it too,  however, one of my girls says she enjoyed the sauce with the knorr beef gravy thickener more. Just the normal vegetable sauce with that beef onion flavour from the thickener.

OnionCabbageCarrotsBeef stocksaltKnorr Beef onion thickenerSeasoning cubespepperGreen peas

Lunchbox ideas 3: Fried Spaghetti

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Noodles With Sardines, Chicken, Crunchy Vegetables

I cooked this noodles same way we all make noodles in our homes. Only difference is I added more ingredients with the noodles and added the cooked shredded chicken at the end.

Cooking Procedure:
First, I boiled the shredded chicken with onion and salt for about 3 minutes

Best Lunchbox For Nigerian School Lunch

Please ma'am Eya I want help with the best lunch box that can retain the hotness of food for my kids lunch,honestly speaking I'm tired of buying fake and those that can not retain the hotness of food,many

Quick Cook Jollof Pasta With Beans, Corned Beef

 This my signature pasta, please don'tb get bored. I'm trying to like other shapes but this still tastes and feels better for me. I never enjoyed the ones with a hollow middle. This dish was so rushed that I think I shocked myself. Everyone that ate, asked for extra. We have cooked pasta a lot of times in the past but this, I mean, this particular pot turned out tasty beyond expectation. It cooked in 8 minutes but I allowed one more minute before turning off the heat.

Pasta 2 packssoya oilpepper sauceSeasoning cubes (4 chicken cubes)Salt

Nigerian Coconut Macaroni With Grilled Fish, Vegetables

Nigerian coconut macaroni served smoking hot. Why do I feel like I posted this coconut macaroni before? Any way, no time to go checking archives now but if later I find it in any old folder, this will be taken down, but, for now let's cook our coconut macaroni.
I labelled this Nigerian coconut macaroni cos it's cooked same way we cooked coconut rice with beef except that macaroni cooked in just ten minutes and this was cooked with just crayfish and

Chicken And Mushroom Pasta By Chidinma

Thank you, Aunt Eya for letting me share this on your blog.

My name is Chidinma, and I blog at My blog is all about healthier recipes for the whole family.

Today, I'd like to share with you my recipe for Chicken and Mushroom Pasta.
I'm all about easy AND tasty recipes, and this is at the top of the list. I love pasta in any shape, form or size (size ke? No, not really-figure 8 tinz). 

I'm a pepper freak (I love atarodo/habanero!), but I've come to realise, after making a variety of

Fish Fillet Vegetable Sauce With Pasta

This fish vegetable sauce is best cooked with fish fillet. I didn't have at home so tried to cut my croaker, a few bones escaped into the pot but couldn't create any drama because we all over enjoyed this meal.
I regret taking pics with this Lumia cos posting them has given me enough headache already. Couldn't upload to a laptop and now blogging with the phone to see if they upload but not sure they'll show on the blog. Let me just keep trying different tricks cos this tasted too good not to be posted.

Yay! the pics have finally uploaded after these long hours. Try this

Cooking Macaroni With Fish Stew And Baked Beans

This macaroni came in when I needed to do emergency cooking. For normal cooking, you can add sauteed vegetables, minced meat or even cook with more fish than this cos if you cook one whole pack of macaroni with this quantity of fish, some will taste fish while others will go without.
Do not cook with too much

Spaghettini With Vegetable Chicken Sauce And Peas In Tomato Sauce

A serving of spaghettini with chicken sauce and peas in tomato sauce. The reason I cook more of spaghettini than spaghetti is because this cooks in five minutes just like noodles. It saves time in the kitchen. This meal was absolutely yummy, plates were cleared and I like that.  No ingredients in the peas because the tomato sauce that came with the baked beans added enough taste to the beans.
For the chicken sauce, I made it exactly like the shredded chicken gravy, only that here I used large chicken parts, cooked the

Chicken Tomato Stew And Pasta By Nancy

Hi Eya,
My date didn't happen as planned, however I decided to make me a Sunday special. I usually use fish and fresh tomatoe, but couldn't get that.
**I'm cooking for one(just me!)
Ingredients; Chicken(half kilo),Garlic,2 medium sized Onion bulbs,2 small tin tomatoes, Curry,Thyme,Seasoning cubes,Salt,G-nut Oil,Crayfish,Fresh pepper, Golden Penny spaghetti

To-Do:  Wash chicken properly and yank off those unsightly soft feathers. Using mortar and

Pasta With Sardines And Boiled Egg Sauce By Lizzy Obaze

I made this meal for dinner yesterday in a hurry as we got back from work a little late. After dinner hubby asked to pack some for his packed lunch for today.


Nigerian Stew Without Seasoning, Jollof Macaroni with Dry Fried Chicken


How To Cook Pasta With Chicken Wings

A serving of pasta with chicken wings.
I enjoyed eating this pasta, so did everybody. It's my second time cooking power pasta and I think I love it. There are some kind spaghettis that do not turn out well when prepared in
jollof form but this was excellent. The texture was great. It didn't turn out like potorpotor spaghetti. This meal is just awesome. 
If you are used to boiling spaghetti and eating with stew, try this. I am sure you will like it. I do not miss spaghetti, sometimes when spaghetti is served, I ask for rice. The way and manner in which I ate this one tells me that some pastas are better than others. I don't want to mention names but there is a particular type of spaghetti I have