Showing posts with label My kitchen diary recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label My kitchen diary recipes. Show all posts

Friday, April 29, 2016

Meal Plan Plus Tips On Weight loss Eating By Deborah Bala

 Oven baked sweet potato and plantain with oil free peppered gizzard 
Kindly suggest more meals for weight loss. More when you continue. ..

How To Make Snail Kebabs

 Snail kebabs I made for dinner.
These tasted really good, if not, I'll warn you guys. The gigantic pot of snails  got cleared as soon as I grilled the kebabs. Even my baby that can't stand pepper enjoyed these kebabs so much we thought his little stomach was going to burst,  he kept asking for more, more, more. I love the crunch and the flavour. To make crunchy snails, we know the recipe already na. Just follow the How to make crunchy snails recipe. OR The peppered snail recipe. Boil washed

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Quick Cook Jollof Pasta With Beans, Corned Beef

A beautiful serving of jollof pasta looking as delicious as it tastes.
 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 packs
  • soya oil
  • pepper sauce
  • Seasoning cubes (4 chicken cubes)
  • Salt

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Smoked Turkey Stir fry With Pasta By Mavis

A serving of smoked turkey stirfry with pasta.
 This is mavis. am sorry i have not contributed to the blog for a while.i made this stir fry over the weekend and i want to share it.lol..i used cabbage.carrot.onions.tomatoes.green pepper.spring onions.soy sauce.chilli sauce. 

Mavis takes her time to cook well and carefully decorate before presentation, she also shared the curried rice with shredded chicken, gravy. and the very deliciously nutritious plantain porridge with crunchy snails, fish, liver
try and link old pasta posts later. For how to make stir fry check out how to make Nigerian fried rice sauce BUT use less oil pls. Stir fries are made by just pouring the

Monday, September 08, 2014

Suya Jollof Rice By Omalicha

Suya jollof rice served with egg and vegetables. Oh No not suya, this is another emergency rice she cooked months ago without suya but with same process.
 Okay this is what happend, the food was inspired by the fact that I didn't want chicken and chips for dinner which is what everyone was having.i wanted skmething ricy and spicy. But there was no frozen meat or chicken or fish or any animal in the house.so I went to the junction and bought suya(allow them put enough suya pepper,beef and gizzard)N1000 worth. So that with every spoon I take I crunch something.
3 cups Rice
N500 worth Suya or more if you can afford
2 Red and 2 yellow pepper
3 large carrots 
1 Green chili
1 large Onion
Just a pinch of grated ginger
1 clove garlic
Turkey or chicken stock I used from a previous meal
1/2 teaspoon Thyme

How to cook suya jollof rice

  1. slice all the veggies including the suya into tiny bits
  2. Mixed them all up and set aside
  3. Wash rice about 4 times with lukewarm water (I dont parboil unless i'm making white rice)
  4. In a dry pot add rice, turkey stock or any stock you have at home even beef stock and seasoning.mix all up, check for seasoning add more water.
  5. Put on heat to cook.
  6. On medium heat in a large pan, put about one cooking spoon of olive oil and when hot add all your veggies and suya, then stir fry.
  7. Pour contents in frying

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Nigerian Tomato Egusi/Melon Stew, Soup

Nigerian egusi Stew, Soup With tomatoes
This is for the mailer that asked if you can add tomato to egusi stew. I like the taste of tomato in egusi soup or stew. I remember Lizzy posted Efo elegusi on the blog, she added tomatoes to her egusi soup.  Chubby Ella's multi purpose egusi soup also has tomatoes in it

There are many methods of cooking this tomato in egusi stew and here is how I make mine.

If you have ever eaten boiled rice, yam or plantain with egusi stew, then you'll feel me here. I add a little tomato paste to my egusi stew but forgot to add here, lolz. Adding some tomato makes it really go well with rice and gives the melon stew very bright colour. Even when tomatoes is added, it can still be served with pounded yam made in a food processor or maually or even serevd with any other swallow like eba, semo, amala, elubo, starch etc.

This pics were taken when I was still pregnant and sorry I didn't have the patience to really take all the step by step pics, I kind of rushed them but you can still follow with any of the many egusi soup recipe on the blog. 

When the lumpy egusi draw soup was posted, I made the melon lumps by pounding with a little warm water. This method is very fast, you only have to mix the ground melon and fry in hot oil stirring until it's well fried and the lumps are formed before emptying into the boiling pot of stock.

How to cook egusi soup with egusi balls (lumps)

  • By pounding the ground egusi with some warm water, salt, chopped onion and fresh red pepper. Once the mortar becomes oily with the pounded stuff, then its ready to go into the pot of soup. Cut tiny lumps and drop in your boiling pot of soup, cover and allow to boil for at least 5 minutes before gently stirring.
  • Mix ground melon with water, some Salt, pour into a pot of hot oil and fry till lumps are formed. Empty the fried lumpy melon into the pot of soup and continue cooking.
METHOD 3 and my least favourite. 
  • Mix ground egusi with a little water, continue to mash and mould or pound until it forms like a dough, with your fingers, mould little lumps and keep in the freezer for a few minutes until they get cold and kind of non sticky. When lumps begin to feel different from when you just put them in the freezer, bring

Friday, July 04, 2014

Pictorials, Nigerian Moi Moi Wrapped In Broad Leaves

cooked moi moi in broad leaves
Dear Diary,
this cooked moi moi was supposed to wait in the archives a little longer, but, I promised Amaka

Make Shawarma At Home, In A Sandwich Toaster

Shawarma treat

Shawarma has come to stay in Nigeria. It is so loved by
both children and Adults. I remember my girls in Boarding telling us that when we come on "The School's visiting day,"  "Shawarma" must be part of the menu. Their friends won't take rice or soft drinks, but, can't resist shawarma. I am too local a Naija breed, may be, that's why I am not  a fan. Sorry.

shredded chicken and shredded beef

folded naan bread
This Shawarma was made Courtesy Lahmow's Recipe. When I posted on Lunch Box Ideas For Busy Parents, I asked for Shawarma ideas, I wanted to be able to make my shawarma with the ingredients I like, and leave out the ones I do not like. 
On the comment section, Lahmow explained how she makes her shawarma at home.  I got these ingredients, tried my best and decided to post it here so that kind  corrections can pour in. I plan on another "shawarma making journey"
However, that

Tortilla Wraps And Chicken By Judith O

Vegetable Wraps For Shawarma Lovers

 Tortilla Wraps
I got up to make breakfast today and then thought, "why not just take pictures of this and send to WC?".
And that was how this post was made.
This is my first food post, I hope the ladies in the house try it out.

Tortilla wraps and chicken and vegetable filling for sharwama lovers.


Friday, May 16, 2014

Nigerian White Soup, cooked without meat, served with Food processor pounded yam

Fisherman white soup with a side of pounded yam
Fisherman white soup is cooked with assorted sea food. Meat is
not added. It is very delicious and highly nutritious too. This soup cooked in 27 minutes from when I turned on the cooker.

Ingredients for this fisherman white soup:
  • 1 medium pack Stock fish ears
  • smoked cat fish
  • 1/3 cup ground crayfish
  • 1/2 kilo shrimp (Optional)
  • 1 cup periwinkle (Optional)
  • 1 teaspoon palm oil (Optional)
  • 2 teaspoons ground fresh pepper
  • a handful pounded yam (2 small morsels)
  • 2 seasoning cubes
  • 1 tablespoon Locust beans (optional)
  • A handful preserved hot leaf ( You can use fresh uziza leaves. I couldn't find any at this time)
  • salt to taste
  • About 3 cups water from the boiled yam to start with, you can adjust later by adding more if needed. 
Cooking steps for fisherman white soup:

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Home-Made Akara Balls Without Eggs, Onions, Crayfish

 akara and akamu served with honey

I published a post on making healthy akara balls at home. In
an older post,
 explained how to make akara balls. From skinning the beans,
to milling or blending with ingredients like crayfish etc, to frying in hot oil and serving HOT.
In case you missed that post, find it HERE.

 Manually skinning beans for akara balls, this can also be done using the pulse button on your blender.
On another akara making post, the ingredients included crayfish and eggs.
It was

Monday, April 28, 2014

Afang Or Okazi Vegetable Soup With Ease.

Calabar Afang soup 
This is a meal I can comfortably eat every day, provided it is served just once a day. This vegetable soup takes time to cook if you do not know the trick of getting everything ready and set, before turning on the cooker.


Friday, April 25, 2014

Nigerian Plantain Porridge Recipe

A plate of plantain porridge with green vegetables.
Plantain porridge with green vegetables.

A plate of plantain porridge with green vegetables.
Plantain porridge can be cooked with or without vegetables. This is cooked with ugu vegetables but sometimes I cook porridge with uziza or mint leaves. Unripe plantain porridge is very healthy. Those avoiding sugars can eat without
feeling guilty.  

Bush meat or goat meat is also very good with plantain

Monday, February 17, 2014

At Last, My puff puff is excellent!!!

Best Nigerian Puff Puff Ever
After my two failed attempts at puff puff making, your guys' comments made my realize that the absence of yeast is what gave my flat puff puff. This time around I had my yeast ready and Oh My.  Yesterday my puff puff turned out excellent. I couldn't believe Eya made this puff. I remember asking a puff puff seller for tips and she said I should pay or no tips.

I don't know how on earth I

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Nigerian Pounded Yam Made With Food Processor

Smooth, soft, hot, elastic pounded  yam in the dough bowl. Waiting to be scooped out.
 With all the blog posts on making pounded yam in a food processor, I never bothered trying because there was always someone around to help with the pounding. Well, yesterday I craved hot pounded yam with hot draw soup at a time there was no adult around and I had to quickly search the blog for the pounded yam in a food processor post by Onome.

It was

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Asaro (Yam Porridge) By Chidinma

Nutritious Yam Porridge
 Hello, Aunt Eya, this is the recipe.

Thank you, for having me over again. I'd like to introduce you to:

Asaro, My Way

With all the ways yam can be cooked (fried, baked, mashed, pounded), I find that, more often than not, I turn to yam porridge.

Yam porridge (Asaro), when cooked right, is a delight to behold, and to taste. It always has a spicy creaminess (I'm sure that's not a word), and the yams just melt in your mouth. The stock from

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Egg Plant Sauce With Crunchy Snails And Boiled Yam

Crunchy Peppered snails.
Try serving peppered snails with egg sauce and see the difference. I blended these eggplants and I think that affected the

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

How To Roast Whole Chicken By Lizzy Obaze

My roast chicken being cut
very low fat and NO carbohydrate change of lifestyle.

Seasoning: curry powder, knorr cube, salt, garlic, dry herbs and jerk chicken seasoning.
I mixed the seasoning in a bowl with a few spoonfuls of water to dissolve then set aside.

I chopped up 1 onion into rings and 2 peppers then set aside.

I washed my whole chicken, poked it all over with a knife then seasoned it. I stuff the chicken with the chopped onion and pepper then  I placed the chicken in a covered dish then left in fridge overnight to ensure it is properly marinated.

ALSO CHECK OUT: How to bake whole chicken

The following

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Chicken And Mushroom Pasta By Chidinma

Chicken and mushroom pasta served with coleslaw
 Thank you, Aunt Eya for letting me share this on your blog.

My name is Chidinma, and I blog at http://thefruitfulkitchen.wordpress.com 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

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Nutritious Egg Moi Moi By Flo

I Prepared Omalicha's Egg Moi Moi

Yummy egg moi moi
If you are like me and you do not like hardboiled eggs (I only eat the egg whites lol) and you do not like fried egg (it gives me heart burn), then you will love Egg Moi Moi – I love this name!
Egg Moi Moi is a cross between boiled egg and fried egg. It is cooked but you get the chance to beat the egg to combine the egg yolk and