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There are lots of weekend breakfast worthy foods one can enjoy on Saturday but in most Nigerian cities and in my family, akara and pap has carried first position. I used to wonder why in my family we take pap and akara like most Saturday mornings of every year. We go jogging with some coins hidden in the trouser pocket just in case the akara woman is there. The process of Jogging or walking back home is completed with  a small bag in one hand, open that bag and the only thing you see inside is akara and raw akamu. The queue for akara in some Nigerian towns  on Saturdays make you

Meal Plan Plus Tips On Weight loss Eating By Deborah Bala

Kindly suggest more meals for weight loss. More when you continue. ..

How To Make Snail Kebabs

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

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

Smoked Turkey Stir fry With Pasta By Mavis

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 used pepper.spring 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

Suya Jollof Rice By Omalicha

 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 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. Ingredients 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
slice all the veggies including the suya into tiny bitsMixed them all up and set asideWash rice about 4 times with lukewarm water (I dont parboil unless i'm making white rice)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 se…

Nigerian Tomato Egusi/Melon Stew, Soup

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 rushe…

Pictorials, Nigerian Moi Moi Wrapped 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.

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 LoversI 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.


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

Fisherman white soup is cooked with assorted seafood. 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.
FISHERMAN WHITE SOUP RECIPEIngredients for this fisherman white soup:1 medium pack Stock fish earssmokedcatfish1/3 cup ground crayfish1/2 kilo shrimp (Optional)1 cup periwinkle (Optional)1 teaspoon palm oil (Optional)2 teaspoons ground fresh peppera handful pounded yam (2 small morsels)2 seasoning cubes1 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 tasteAbout 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:

Home-Made Akara Balls Without Eggs, Onions, Crayfish

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.

On another akara making post, the ingredients included crayfish and eggs.
It was

Afang Or Okazi Vegetable Soup With Ease.

HOW TO COOK AFANG SOUPINGREDIENTS: 4 cups pounded afang leaves, after cutting o Vegetable (Ugu can be used instead for those who do not like afang leaves. Cooking method is same)1 stockfish wrap2 bunches Waterleaf OR Spinach3 large Kpomo (cow skin)1 kg Beef2 medium sized Smoked catfish4  large Snails (optional )2 cups shrimps (optional)2 cups mushrooms2 cups Periwinkles mfi). Without the shell1 cup ground Crayfish2 Seasoning Cubes plus 1 cube to boil meatSalt to taste1 small red Onion to boil meat1 teaspoon ground fresh Pepper1 cup Palm OilWater enough to cover the meat, you can adjust later with more water if soup gets too thick.STEPS: Put the washed beef and stockfish in a cooking pot without adding water.Add chopped onion, salt, some pepper and the one seasoning cube. Cover and allow the juice from the washed beef to cook until the pot dries up a bit.Now, Add some water to cover the meat so it makes stock for your soup, check for salt and let it boil before adding the washed snails, …

Nigerian Plantain Porridge Recipe


At Last, My puff puff is excellent!!!

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

Nigerian Pounded Yam Made With Food Processor

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 processorpost by Onome.

It was

Asaro (Yam Porridge) By Chidinma

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

Egg Plant Sauce With Crunchy Snails And Boiled Yam

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

How To Roast Whole Chicken By Lizzy Obaze

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

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