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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


Before brunch yesterday Saturday, I ate three oranges as shown below. Brunch was my


This is the only real meal I ate yesterday Easter Sunday. 1 cup rice with chicken and pepper sauce.


Brunch and dinner for yesterday Thursday, March 29. Before the carrot and cucumber smoothie was ready, I ate 2 boiled eggs sha. Dinner was just 1 cup of boiled rice and beans with stew and a side of cucumber slices. E nor bellefull me but I just maintainnnn...

After yesterday's planksand all, I couldn't find the energy to work out today, make I rest abeg. Still gliding on 80 kg this morning, I snacked on roasted groundnuts at night (Not advisable though) God be praised for how good I feel about my size as I look forward to my desired final destination which is 76kg by God's grace oh! Then I can increase my portions a bit and just maintain that. What ever you desire to weigh is possible, you alone have the power to get yourself there or to just give up and stay where you are just wishing. We can do this. I want to try and see if it's possible for me to lose the weight and return again to 76 kg (That's what I weighed after my first pregnancy. I remember nursing my firs…


I'm so so excited. When I stood on the bathroom scale and saw the figures, I just smiled to myself and concluded that my goal to drop down to 80kg by weekend is realisable and very very close. The results are slow and steady but sure. I won't rush this because I'm not looking at short term weight loss. It is a lifestyle change. I want to permanently change some things about my size and live healthy. Some friends are suggesting different dieting methods to help me lose the weight faster but that's not what I want. Losing it faster and gaining all back is what I have done in the past, in 2010 precisely when I lost some 10 kg in two weeks for a major event and right after that event, the cravings won't let me sleep at night. I wanted so much to swallow something with some soup, I craved for normal Nigerian jollof rice and fried rice like wetin? Couldn't even last one week longer before nI crashed like a... (Thinking of the word to use here sef). So, I returned to…

Day 21 of My weight loss journey with Nigerian food

DAY 21 of my weight loss journey. Saturday March 24, 2018 This should have been posted like yesterday sef but no problem I'll still post now. After breakfast and lunch, I snacked on 2 cobs of roasted fresh corn, snacked on avocado and 3 very ripe, inviting mangoes. Yes I had breakfast and it was left over Moi moi and just 1 cup pap (Just one cup of pap oh,with peppered moi moi. I ate #Nigerianjollofrice with chicken and cole slaw for lunch but didn't eat dinner because I needed to respect myself after all that fresh corn, mangoes and avocado. Forgot to weigh myself before breakfast so I just let it go



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How To Cook Roasted Coconut Rice

Roasted coconut rice has that extra roasted aroma that makes you want to eat some more. I wanted to

Light shredded beef sauce

Shredded beef sauce is one easy sauce that can be whipped within a few minutes yet tastes so good. can be cooked thick or light depending on how you want it. To thicken, just add baking flour and that's all. To give it that Chinese twist if you like Chinese, add soy sauce and oyster sauce. Here I cooked this for my Nigerian palate. Light and delicious.


2 tablespoons vegetable oil1 large bulb red onion1kg shredded beef1 small bunch (3) spring onion1 cup chopped cabbage1 Teaspoon ground fresh pepper1 cup diced carrots2 stock cubesSalt to taste1 cup water
COOKING DIRECTION Heat oil in a fry pan or wok till very hot. Add the onion and spring onion without the green leaves. Add salt and stock cubes.Stir briskly for about 20 seconds before adding the shredded beef. Mix well and cover to


If you love chinese chicken sauce, you'll enjoy this delicious spring onion chicken sauce.

Coconut Rice as e dey hot! cooked with carrots, peppers and more

This coconut rice cooked with different peppers and carrot is not like any you have tasted before. It's different, nutritious and delicious. This will keep you away from the Doctor. There are other coconut rice recipes on the blog, you'll love them and this too. Variety they say is the spice of life.
4 cups rice
1 and 1/2kg chicken
1 large onion
salt to taste
2 seasoning cubes, you can use 2 more to stir fry the vegetables
2 sachets coconut milk powder OR you use 2 large coconuts
1/4 teaspoon oregano (Optional)
1/4 teaspoon curry powder
1/4 teaspoon thyme
1 small green pepper
1 small tatashey
3 scotch bonnet peppers (Ata rodo)
2 medium sized tomato fruits
1 small yellow pepper
3 medium sized carrots
1 cup vegetable oil to stir fry vegetables. I used soya oil here.
Water of course.

Boil the chicken briefly in a cooking pot with onion and salt to get stock, grill, bake or fry the chicken and set aside. I

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 of fish stew serves 7.

Nigerian Snail Sauce Recipe

Snail sauce is great for those who want to lose weight, diabetics, and for the whole family.  Great for those avoiding red meat. Snails are here now and it's not just peppered snails that can be served. They can be used for snail stew and other Nigerian/African recipes.
This sauce goes with boiled rice but can also be served as a light meal

A handful of shred cabbage
1 medium sized onion
3 medium sized red peppers (Ata Rodo)
1/2 cup oil to stir fry
1 teaspoon curry
Salt to taste
2 seasoning cubes
1 table spoonful baking flour to thicken
1 small green pepper
4 cups water to start with, you can adjust to desired thickness.

Before you make this snail sauce, first

How to cook Nigerian tomato stew with chicken

Nigerian tomato stew can be really delicious when cooked with chicken, it doesn't have to be oily all the time. Sometimes I make stew with little or no oil and it turns out great. You can make this stew thick by adding very little stock or light by adding just a little stock (Water). Honestly, the live chicken that you just get slaughtered and dressed at the market is the best for Nigerian chicken stew. If you are using frozen chicken, let it be the hard chicken and not broilers (Soft). Frozen soft chicken easily gets overcooked and falls off the bones making your stew not too palatable. By now you already know my secret to the best Nigerian tomato stew. Even if you have never got it right with tomato stews, just try my recipe and see.
Cooking tomato stew with chicken is very easy and absolutely delicious.
INGREDIENTS3 thumbs size piece of ginger 1 medium sized onion for stew 1 large onion for boiling the chicken 2 cups vegetable oil seasoning cube 4 large tatashe (Red bell pepper) 1 tabl…

Recipe: How to cook coconut rice with tomatoes and vegetables

To cook Nigerian coconut rice with tomatoes and vegetables, you need more coconut milk than you would need for plain coconut rice. Adding vegetables and tomatoes enhances the taste and nutrition. Kids love coconut rice with colour. If you are not sure you like coconut rice, try this recipe and see.This is really appetizing, absolutely delicious and easy to cook.
INGREDIENTS:3 cups rice 2 cups vegetable oil 1 large onion 4 large tomatoes 1 teaspoon fresh pepper, you can add more 4 large red bell peppers (Tatashey) 2 seasoning cubes 1 large fresh fish. I used croaker 2 sachets coconut milk powder Salt to taste 1/2 cup roughly ground crayfish Chicken stock (Optional) Water, just

Nigerian coconut rice and beans

My Nigerian coconut rice and beans is the recipe to try this weekend. So delicious I don't know how to describe it. So low cost yet so nutritious and tasty.  If you like rice, if you like beans porridge, if you like jollof rice, you'll definitely love this meal. Just finished cooking yet pot is cleared already as I type. 

2 Cups rice
11/2 cup beans
1 large onion
1/2 cups vegetable oil
1 small can tomato paste
1 large smoked fish
1 cup roughly ground crayfish
2 Seasoning cubes
1 teaspoon pepper or to your taste
2 cups coconut milk (1 sachet coconut milk powder)
Water enough to cover the rice 


Wash and boil beans with half of the onion. When beans is soft, add salt to taste, not too much.

Recipe for minced meat & cow tail gravy

Minced meat and cow tail gravy is really delicious with rice. The main meat here is the cowtail but knowing that cowtail on it's own is almost tasteless, I added minced meat (beef) for enhanced taste. Didn't want to cook nutritious but bland gravy, wanted both taste and nutrition combined in 1 pot. Rice and stew can be tiring sometimes if we do not alternate with gravy. 
Nigerians have come to accept and love gravies so much so that at events these days, you hardly see rice and stew without some gravy for those who prefer it. To cook cow tail gravy, it's very important to first of all cook the cow tail soft and seasoned before adding to gravy. I pressure cooked the cow tail soft in just 15 minutes.
1/2 cup vegetable oil1 large onion1 cup minced meatSeasoning cubes to tasteSalt to tastePepper (I always use my pepper sauce for cooking)3 cabbage leaves1 large egg plant (Garden egg)3 medium sized carrotsA handful of green peas1/2 cow tailThickener ( I used knorr grav…

How to cook Chicken and vegetable gravy

Cooking chicken and vegetable gravy also known as Nigerian chicken curry is not too different from other gravy recipes on the blog. With ingredients ready, this cooks in less than 10 minutes.

1 chicken breast shredded, you can use any part of choice
2 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 large carrots
3 cabbage leaves
1/4 cup baking flour
1/2 cup water
2 green peppers
1 large onion
Salt to taste
Seasoning cubes to taste

How to cook Nigerian chicken curryCOOKING DIRECTION:

With a kitchen knife or food processor, shred/dice all vegetables.Briefly boil the shredded chicken with salt and onion for about 2 minutes, drain and keep aside.Stir-fry vegetables in a frying pan until onion turns translucent, this should take less than a minute.Add salt and seasoning to tasteAdd the chicken stock, curry, mix flour with a little water to form a paste and add gradually while stirring so you don;t make it thicker than you want. Stir to tgicken and cover for about half a minute. Add the alread…

My Chinese style shredded beef gravy Recipe

My Chinese style shredded beef gravy (Beef curry sauce) without oyster sauce though. Cooked with mostly Nigerian ingredients and served with boiled rice. Yummy sauce.


I kg shredded beef2 large green peppers4 large red bell peppers (tatashey)3 large carrots3 cabbage leaves1 large onion1 tablespoon baking flour to thicken1 sachet knorr gravy powder (Roast meat)Salt to tasteseasoning cubes to taste3 cups water3 teaspoonfuls curry powder1/4 teaspoon soy sauce (Optional)

COOKING PROCEDURE: Wash and boil shredded beef with salt and onion until tender, cut beef flat to help cook much

Recipe: Smoked Fish Gravy With Nigerian Rice

Smoked fish gravy is sauce cooked like any other gravy we have on this blog. Cooked with vegetables, seasoning and a thickener which could be baking flour. Cooking gravy is very easy as all it needs is stir fry the vegetables, add stock or water, season to taste and thicken to desired consistency. Gravy is cheaper (less expensive) to cook compared to Nigerian tomato stew. Gravy is nutritious and can make you eat so much rice because of the taste. Can be cooked with meat, chicken, fish etc. Scroll down to see more gravy recipes on the blog.
6 cups stock but added some more water later to reduce the thickness4 large carrots3 medium sized onion1 large cabbage4 red bell peppers (tatashey)2 smoked fish (Titus/mackerel)... deboned2 packs knorr roast meat gravy1/3 cup flourGrand soya oil1 tablespoon pepper sauce2 knorr cubes
COOKING DIRECTION: Chop and dice all vegetables and put away.Wash and debone the smoked fishHeat oil a littleStir fry the vegetabl…

Enjoy Sunday Rice With Vegetable Sauce, Fish A Side Of Ripe Bananas

Sunday Rice is a culture that has come to stay in Nigeria. For most families, even if no one eats rice from Monday to Saturday, on Sunday after church rice has to be served. Most times, Sunday Lunch is rice and stew or jollof rice. Recently fried rice has come to almost take the place of these two. Rice just has to be served on Sunday. Today I don't want any status-quo so, I go for rice and Sunday vegetable sauce with fish. Tastes really delicious. My vegetable sauce is something any one can can cook even with eyes closed.

See vegetable sauce recipe here.
I made this vegetable sauce with: