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Showing posts with label Nigerian Soups. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nigerian Soups. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

20 NIGERIAN SOUPS THAT HELP WEIGHT LOSS

 Nigerian vegetable soup. A serving of Afang soup
These 20 Nigerian soups listed below can help you lose weight fast. Some Naija soups are a bit fattening with no fiber content to help with digestion and bowel movement, but not the following. These  Nigerian soups are very good especially when

Friday, April 13, 2018

LOSING WEIGHT WITH NIGERIAN FOOD DAY 39

nigerian soup
my weight loss to 79 kg
I have been saved from getting some clean slaps after asking to be slapped if by this weekend I don't drop below 80 kg. People, yours truly is there. My goal for this weekend? 79 kg. Today is Friday and by God's special grace, I'm there ooooo. Help me smile abeg. After taking only soup without swallow for dinner, temptations came in the form of hunger, I said "na lie" me that is going to get slaps if I don't lose something? I refused to touch, drank enough water instead.
Yesterday's Brunch was just vegetables... 3 carrots and a cucumber.
Dinner: Nigerian soup with no fufu just for yesterday because I must meet that weekend goal and deal with all the calories mangoes loaded in my system last week. Who is happy for me please? We are making progress. #nothingisimpossible . About two months back, one of my teenage daughters told me that ever

Saturday, March 31, 2018

MY NIGERIAN WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY DAY 27

Sesame soup (Benni seed) with pounded yam.
My brunch and dinner plus snacking yesterday Friday; This portion is what only the 'slow and steady'

Thursday, March 29, 2018

MY WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY DAY 25 CON'D


Yes my goal for the weekend! The week hasn't even ended and yesssss I'm 80kg. I can't believe my eyes. I said by weekend I'll ,love to see my self drop to 80, it's Thursday today and 80kg is here. Yes 80 kg you are very much welcome as I look forward to getting back my very flat tummy, my slim arms or something close to, disappearing okpa moi moi folds at the sides. So, the reason this post is titled Day 25 cont'd is because yesterday's post was for Day 24 but I mistakenly shared it as a day 25 post. Scroll down to see my 5 minutes workout video trying to burn the fat that cause folds on the sides...

SEE ALSO: Nigerian Vegetable Soups

DINNER: Yesterday Wednesday, I did break fast with dinner and that was it for the day. 1/2 a finger of boiled fairly ripe plantain with green vegetable stew and kpanla fish protein. My stomach is gradually adjusting self oh. I was able to eat only i/3 of the green vegetable and felt full unlike before that I'll clear the plate and take extra portion sef.




My weight is 80.kg. See the digits below... Is it the plantain and vegetable I ate for dinner yesterday or the planking I did this morning? I'm super super excited. I just noticed that my double chin is evening out, that inner one is disappearing fast fast. The okpa moi moi folds on the sides  are disappearing fast too, my Christian mother arms are gradually becoming toned and I love it. We will surely get there.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

DAY 23 MY WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY

Okra soup with small eba.

DAY 23, Monday, March 26, 2018. Ok, for those asking for a meal plan, please just give me some time to confirm that I can lose weight with Nigerian food. Once it's confirmed, I drop below 80 kg, I'll write out the meal plan for anyone interested.
There was no breakfast. Lunch was a small fist sized eba with okra soup.
Dinner was onion and cucumber salad with an avocado and boiled egg.

SEE ALSO: ALL NIGERIAN SOUPS RECIPES...
CHECK OUT: All Okro soup recipes on the blog



My present weight is below...



81 kg. Scroll down to see.



81 kg

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Day 20 My weight Loss Journey With Nigerian Food


DAY 20, brunch was Nigerian moi moi with 2 boiled eggs, I ate three not that I don't know it should be one moi moi oh, the hunger pangs and taste of that moi moi didn't help at all, early dinner was just soup (My old Nigerian groundnut soup from the freezer) with no swallow, then I served myself some small dessert... the smallest size of my favourite snack that I'm trying to divorce... 

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SMALLEST SIZE DAIRY MILK CHOCOLATE.
Dairy milk with nut. For my weight, I was looking forward to dropping down to 80kg but looking at all that I ate, do I blame my body for still holding on to 
81kg till weekend? No I don't! NO WAHALA AT ALL.


Dinner; my old groundnut soup from the freezer. without swallow.

SEE ALSO:  ALL NIGERIAN SOUPS





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Thursday, June 08, 2017

How to cook egusi soup using tomato stew


 Hello, today we are going to cook egusi soup using fresh tomato stew. I do receive mails asking if it's ok to cook egusi soup with fresh tomatoes and I reply with a 'Yes' and always do add that 'it's very delicious'. The taste of stew in egusi soup is really really delicious. You may not believe until you have a taste. Egusi and tomatoes is a very good combination actually. There is a post on how to cook

Thursday, May 25, 2017

How to cook okro soup with tomatoes

Okro soup cooked with tomatoes.
 Yes! Delicious okro soup can be cooked with tomatoes.This post should have been shared when okra was readily available and affordable but sha no problem. Nigerian tomato is playing hard to get but we shall conquer.  some people can still cook with tomatoes and if you like that nice tomato taste in your okro, you'll love this soup. This soup is not only for fufu (swallow), can also be servd with boiled rice. 'YES BOILED RICE' Try it and get addicted!


INGREDIENTS

3 cups chopped okro
1 medium sized onion
8 medium sized tomatoes
1 cup palm oil or more for palm oil lovers
Fish
1 kg goat meat, you can use Beef
Seasoning cube
Salt to taste
1 cup stock (water) to start with, you can always adjust by adding some more
1 teaspoon pepper, you can add more, I have kids who can't stand it.

DIRECTION

  1. Stir fry your onion, pepper and chopped tomatoes with seasoning cube until dry.
  2. Add the fish, check for salt and cover to cook for about 5 minutes, checking at intervals
  3. Add the okro and already cooked meat, stir and cover to cook for about 3 to 5 minutes. Check for salt and taste. Satisfied?
  4. Turn off the heat and serve with some fufu, semo, eba, pounded yam, boiled rice, boiled unripe plantain or even boiled yam.
See step by step cooking picture recipe below...

Friday, March 24, 2017

How to cook Nigerian vegetable soup with tomatoes

Nigerian vegetable soup cooked with tomatoes.

I get mails from blog readers asking if it's alright to cook vegetable soups with tomatoes and my reply is a "yes" This here is vegetable soup cooked with fresh tomatoes and served with roasted goat meat.


INGREDIENTS:

11/2 cups palm oil
11/2 cups vegetable oil
1 medium sized onion
5 large sized tomatoes
1 teaspoon pepper, you can add more
1 medium sized bunch ugu vegetables (Fluted pumpkin)
3 large sized bunch water leaf
1 cup ground crayfish
2 seasoning cubes
salt to taste
No water. The soup is cooked with juices from vegetables.
2kg goat meat (Roasted)

DIRECTION:

  1. Stir fry the onion and chopped tomatoes in hot oil with pepper and one seasoning

Friday, March 03, 2017

How to cook ogbono soup without oil

A serving of Nigerian ogbono soup cooked without oil.

Ogbono soup cooked without oil is very delicious and nutritious too. Doesn't have that palm oil feel. For fat free Nigerian soup cooking, try this. Palm oil is added to almost all Nigerian soups, but come to think of it, this oil never enhances the taste of any food. It only adds that bright colour that can be gotten by adding some good vegetables. Try cooking some meals without palm oil and see the difference. They taste way better. Method is very easy and straight forward.

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup ground ogbono 
1 cup ground crayfish
1kg beef
1 large sized dry cat fish
2 seasoning cubes
Salt to taste
a handful chopped ugu vegetable (Fluted pumpkin)
Water to cover the meat after steaming
4 red bells pepper (Tatatshey)
1 teaspoon pepper
2 medium sized onion

BEFORE YOU COOK THIS OGBONO SOUP:
First of all, wash and cut the vegetables, wash and blend together the onion and red bell pepper, boil in a pot with one seasoning cube until dry and set aside. Grind the ogbono seeds and set aside. Steam meat with onion, the remaining seasoning cube, and salt only, let it boil with the juice in the beef first until pot begins to dry up, then add water for stock.

Cooking Steps: 

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

How To Cook Egusi Soup With Waterleaf



Egusi soup cooked with waterleaf.
 Nigerian Egusi soup can be cooked with vegetables like (ugu) (flutted pumpkin), amaranthus (Aleho, green), tomatoes, bitterleaf, Spinach,waterleaf and so on. Egusi soup tastes great wih all those green leafy vegetables but honestly, waterleaf has a way of softening the soup and making it so enjoyable. When I cook egusi with ugu leaves (Flutted pumpkin) a pinch of ground ogbono is added to soften soup a bit without making it drawy. With waterleaf in egusi soup, you don't need no softener, just enjoy.
For those who can't find waterleaf, use spinach.

INGREDIENTS:
4 cups egusi
2 kg beef
1 stock fish head
1/2 cup ground crayfish
2 medium sized smoked catfish
pepper to taste
1 bunch waterleaf
1 tablespoonful palm oil (You can add more)
1 medium sized onion to steam the beef
Salt to taste
Seasoning cubes
5 cups water to start with, you add more as you cook to get your desired thickness.


PREPARATION:

  1. Steam beef and stock fish with onion, pepper, seasoning and salt till almost

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.

INGREDIENTS FOR GROUNDNUT DRY AFANG SOUP:

  • 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, 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
INGREDIENTS:


  • 1/2 cow leg
  • 1/2 kg Beef
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 medium sized onion to steam meat 
  • 1 teaspoon ground fresh Pepper (You may add more)
  • 1 table spoon Palm oil
  • 1 cup roughly ground Crayfish
  • 1/2 cup ground Ogbono
  • 2 Seasoning cubes
  • Smoked titus fish (Mackerel)
  • 2 cups chopped Okra
  • A handful Uziza leaves (Pepper leaves)
  • Water for stock

COOKING PROCEDURE:
The step by step cooking pictures (below) on this post are self explanatory.

  • Start with pressure cooking the meat seasoned with salt, pepper, seasoning cubes and onion. After that, the stock is emptied into

Friday, October 14, 2016

Five Egusi (melon) soup Recipes to try this weekend

egusi (melon) soup
 Egusi (melon) soup by Soupamarket

Egusi soup is our Nigerian soup recipe for this weekend. Check out recipes on numbers 1 to 5 below; pick one and try.
Happy cooking.

  1. Egusi soup with ugu vegetables
  2. Egusi soup with tomato
  3. Efo elegusi by Lizzy Obaze
  4. Egusi soup with Tuwo
  5. Egusi soup with bitter leaf

Monday, September 05, 2016

Top notch egusi soup with lumps


This is how lumpy egusi soup should look and even taste. Chef Phummy Ndeps #phummyndeps always always gets it right in the kitchen. This Egusi soup is very pocket friendly and very nutritious. This is very bright palm oil, there are some you add to soup and that bright

Monday, August 29, 2016

Okro soup for dinner. Enjoy!

Fisherman okro soup on fleek!This okro soup smells and exudes nutrition. So obvious. Also by soup a market. She has it on her finger tips. You can always add or subtract sha.

COOKING DIRECTIONS:
To cook okro soup looking this fresh, you don't add everything to one pot. Wash, salt and cook your shrimps (without water) in a separate pot. Boil fish with just salt and onion in a separate pot. Now, cook the okro soup with all other ingredients, crayfish, salt, knorr seasoning cubes, pepper, okra, periwinkle, drops of palm oil, water, all ingredients come in here and the fish stock too. When you taste, and soup is great, almost ready, that's when you bring in the cooked shrimps and fish without crumbling the fish (no stirring), Turn off the heat and enjoy.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Fresh fish
  • Okra
  • king prawns
  • Crayfish
  • Periwinkles
  • Salt
  • Seasoning cubes
  • Onion to boil fish
  • Pepper
  • Dry catfish (optional)
  • Palm oil
  •  Water

See More okro soup recipes after the cut...

Sunday, August 14, 2016

RIVERS STATE NATIVE SOUP BY TICO

 Rivers State native soup served hot.

I like the way that this soup looks, tells me it tastes good too. I wanted to try it and post my pics but this looks too good to wait. For those who like very thick soups, you can make this as thick as you want. I like my soups light, a bit watery.
This ws shared by Tico kitchen, you can order any time any dayby calling 07063206091 Or use her recipe below to cook. Chubby Ella has posted her recipe for Rivers Native soup and this is almost the same thing except for some ingredients, Chubby's soup is cooked mainly with sea food, she added ngolo ( sea shells) periwinkle, shrimps etc. I love the sea food in that one and the simplicity of this too.

INGREDIENTS:

Friday, August 12, 2016

When Okra soup Suddenly Becomes Your Favourite Nigerian Soup


There are times you find yourself enjoying some food you thought was just not for your palate.  This soup can win over rice eaters. Talking about rice eaters,  have you tried serving okra soup with rice? Hubby loves it so much while I can't bring myself to try.  Another friend confirmed it's delicious but I'm yet to

Friday, August 05, 2016

HOW TO COOK BANGA (AFRICAN OIL PALM FRUIT) SOUP

CAN YOU SWALLOW ANY FUFU FOR BREAKFAST?


Banga soup is cooked with the juice extracted from boild and pounded palm nuts. Very delicious and particularly loved by The South South people of Nigeria. It goes well with starch but you can enjoy with any other form of swallow; semo, eba, amala, pounded yam etc.
This soup caught my attention at a first glance, I don't know maybe it's the fresh looking, smooth yellow swallow beside the soup but this just made me crave some swallowing right now. Can you swallow in the morning?

This soup is by Home Made meals Nigria, she is an event caterer and can be reached on 08058299703.

There is a banga soup recipe on the blog, cooked by #Dressedtothenines. Find it HERE

To explore more banga soup recipes on wives connection, GO HERE

To learn how to extract the banga juice from palm nuts, visit here

Friday, July 29, 2016

Nigerian Native Soup: How To Cook Native Soup

Nigerian soup
Nigerian native soup by Tico kitchen.

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.