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BENE SEED (SESAME SEED) SOUP WITH AMARANTH VEGETABLES

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Bene seed (sesame seed soup) can be cooked with or without green vegetables. Adding green vegetables brings in more nutrition and colour. Any green leafy vegetable can be chopped and sprinkled in

SIMPLE UGU LEAF STIR FRY WITH MACKEREL

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Ugu leaf (Fluted pumpkin leaves) stir fry is one of the most affordable yet nutritious Nigerian vegetable stews. This is a low cost recipe cooked quickly with just ugu leaves (fluted pumpkin), fish, oil, pepper, salt onion and seasoning cubes. Simple soup, doesn't require any experience with cooking Nigerian soups because the method is easy. Just stir fry vegetables, add water or stock and your stew is ready. Anyways,

HOW TO COOK OGBONO SOUP WITHOUT PALM OIL

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When ogbono soup is cooked without palm oil, it tastes great but sometimes the color isn't appealing because of the absence of palm oil. Honestly, palm oil doesn't add any great taste to our soups, just

LIST OF ALL NIGERIAN SOUPS TO TRY THIS YEAR

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Every major Nigerian soup can be tweaked and cooked with some minor ingredients added or removed according what you want to eat. The major ingredients must remain intact for it to still be called that soup name. For instance, Nigerian white soup can be cooked  in different ways depending on that you want and what taste of

HOW TO COOK OHA SOUP WITH CHICKEN

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Oha soup cooked with chicken is now my favorite. It's absolutely delicious. The best chicken to use in soups is native fowl or hard chicken. Frozen soft chicken may not withstand the heat and stirringof  Nigerian soups. Note that this soup can be cooked with any meats of choice. This chicken oha soup is cooked with cocoyam, no offor. Boiled cocoyam did the thickening job and it's awesome. My first daughter doesn't like soups and swallows, she prefers them foods like rice, yam, spaghetti and others that don't require soups to eat. Today, she just shocked me by finishing two wraps of raw blender pounded yam. I mean two wraps. First in the history of meeting this my liquid drinking baby girl. She cleared it all and asked me the name of the soup again and wondered why I never forced her to eat all the times that we cooked oha soup and she complained about the 'aroma'. Uziza leaves are good for oha soup but I skipped this time. Just wanted just the oha and chicken f…

VEGETABLE EGUSI SOUP

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The quantity of vegetables added to egusi soup, the thickness too depends on how you like your soupsh. I like my soups a bit watery but cooked this thick to make my family happy. I like light egusi soup with a sprinkle of vegetables, they like thick soups. This ugu leaf egusi soup cooked with cow tail is an easy recipe. It was one of

OKRA STIR FRY

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Okra stir fry is one of the fastest methods of cooking okra soup. It doesn't take time unless you want the okra over cooked. The oil used is not as much as you see there, because it's a stir fry and okra does not absorb oil, so it just sits there on the stock. This stir fry was cooked for fufu but some enjoyed theirs with boiled rice. The

HOW TO COOK NIGERIAN SOUPS WITH DRIED MUSHROOMS

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This ugu leaf ogbono soup is really delicious, cooked with dried mushrooms. Mushrooms add flavour to foods. They are loaded with Antioxidants. Antioxidants help protect the body from

MORTAR SOUP: CHEAPEST NIGERIAN SOUP COOKED IN A MORTAR (EGOGE)

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The cheapest (most affordable) Nigerian soup egoge is cooked on the floor in a mortar with the pestle used to pound, mix and stir. It can be cooked with just three hundred Naira or less. It is made by just toasting three ingredients and enjoying with any fufu swallow (accompaniment) of choice. If you are from some parts of the

BLACK SOUP RECIPE

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Black soup is a delicacy of South South Nigeria, particularly Edo State. I have been planning to try this soup out but changed my mind every time I started. 
Today,
fear prevented me from making a large pot of soup. This is my first time ever cooking black soup and I was scared it might not turn out great, worried I might not like it. I had to divide the stock in two. From the pictures, when I started making the soup base, I used a large pot but started developing cold feet while boiling stock and almost changed to afang soup but something just said "Divide the

COW TAIL AFANG SOUP (CALABAR METHOD)

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This is the best afang soup money can buy abeg! My husband returned earlier than the kids, he was the first to

OGBONO UZIZA SOUP

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Nigerian Ogbono soup can be cooked in so many different ways. If you get creative in the kitchen, you can make 10 different pots of

20 NIGERIAN SOUPS THAT HELP WEIGHT LOSS

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These 20 Nigerian soups listed below can help you lose weight fast. Some Naija soups

LOSING WEIGHT WITH NIGERIAN FOOD DAY 39

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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

MY NIGERIAN WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY DAY 27

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My brunch and dinner plus snacking yesterday Friday; This portion is what only the 'slow and steady'

MY WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY DAY 25 CON'D

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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...

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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 pla…

DAY 23 MY WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY

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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.

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CHECK OUT: All Okro soup recipes on the blog



My present weight is below...



81 kg. Scroll down to see.


81 kg

Day 20 My weight Loss Journey With Nigerian Food

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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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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.



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How to cook okro soup with tomatoes

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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!


INGREDIENTS3 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.
DIRECTIONStir fry your onion, pepper and chopped tomatoes with seasoning cube until dry.Add the fish, check for salt and cover to cook for about 5 minutes, checking at intervalsAdd the okro and already cooked…

How to cook Nigerian vegetable soup with tomatoes

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

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