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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


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


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


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 pla…


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.

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

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... 

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.



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

How to cook okro soup 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!

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

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

How to cook ogbono soup 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 wit…

How To Cook Egusi Soup 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.

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.


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

Recipe - 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 soupsto 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 ground…

Recipe: Ogbono and okro soup

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

1/2 cow leg1/2 kg BeefSalt to taste1 medium sized onion to steam meat 1 teaspoon ground fresh Pepper (You may add more)1 table spoon Palm oil1 cup roughly ground Crayfish1/2 cup ground Ogbono2 Seasoning cubesSmoked titus fish (Mackerel)2 cups chopped OkraA 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 pr…

Five Egusi (melon) soup Recipes to try this weekend

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.

Egusi soup with ugu vegetablesEgusi soup with tomatoEfo elegusi by Lizzy ObazeEgusi soup with TuwoEgusi soup with bitter leaf

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

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.

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.


Fresh fishOkraking prawnsCrayfishPeriwinklesSaltSeasoning cubesOnion to boil fishPepperDry catfish (optional)Palm oil Water
See More okro soup recipes after the cut...


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.


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


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