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REMINDER: BEWARE! SNIPER BEING SPRAYED ON BEANS TO ELIMINATE INSECTS: "PARBOIL BEANS" CPC WARNS

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Be careful not to feed your family with the deadly sniper insecticide. There's a short video going viral on WhatsApp, it shows some market boys spraying sniper on beans before loading the much consumed grains in sacks. The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) has advised consumers to 

HOW TO FRY (TOAST) SOYA BEANS TO MAKE PLAIN POWDER FOR ADDING TO BABY PAP/OGI/AKAMU

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There are different methods of making soybeans good for baby's consumption. There is a post on the blog by Peach, where she made the complete Nigerian soya bean cereal for weaning babies and it got great reviews as many mums are still using it after years of the post. In her post, Peach included dried plantain, crayfish, groundnut and other safe ingredients to make the powder for infants. On this

NIGERIAN SUNDAY LUNCH IDEAS

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Whoever started this Sunday rice thing should please tell us their reason.  It stuck and glued and just stayed permanently. Just the way we love to enjoy akara and akamu/custard on Saturday mornings (Nigerian weekend breakfast) Nigerians love their

RAW BLENDER PLANTAIN FUFU WITH SNAIL OKRA SOUP

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Raw blend plantain fufu is great if you want to lose weight. Also good for diabetics.  The raw blend plantain fufu swallow is very elastic and smooth. Serving this with the simple snail okra soup is delicious and

NUTMEG CAKE (NIGERIAN) BAKED IN A PRESSURE COOKER

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The few ingredients used here are proof that this is a very easy delicious cake to bake. I can eat this particular cake because it's not too sweet. I need to remind us that to bake in a pressure cooker, you need to remove the gasket and whistler from the pot. After discovering how much gas is saved when small cakes are baked in a pressure pot, I don't think I can go back to baking my tiny cakes in the oven. My oven consumes so much gas in those 45 minutes of baking a small cake. I'll leave that for when we bake with more than one baking pan. With a pressure pot, I make use of just one burner. That is like using just the quantity of gas needed to 

YAM PEPPER SOUP FOR NURSING MOMS

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Yam pepper soup for new mothers is cooked without oil, can be cooked with any meat of choice. It goes well with chicken (local chicken not broilers). You can use goat meat, ram, beef, dried fish, fresh fish and so on but I think fish and chicken are healthier options. Different parts of Nigeria serve this meal to women who just gave birth to babies but, there are slight variations with ingredients and consistency. The name says it's great for nursing moms. I am not nursing any baby right now but made it because it's good for everyone. Very nutritious. Yam pepper soup is one of Nigeria's many delicacies prepared especially for postpartum moms, to help

HOW TO MAKE TOMATOES STEW WITHOUT FRYING

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These four methods of preparing fresh tomatoes before cooking Nigerian tomato stew, they work for me every time. They never fail to deliver: I can't even remember the last time I had to waste gas or electricity boiling tomatoes till dry before making my stew. There's no need for that anymore...
1. Boiling the washed tomatoes before blending.
2. Blending before boiling but, straining out the excess water once the foam is gone and paste separates from liquid.

CHICKEN WHITE SOUP

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Chicken white soup and fresh fish white soup are the easiest to cook of all Nigerian white soup varieties because they both taste really good without the addition of all other proteinous ingredients like crayfish, fish, stockfish Etc. The chicken alone in there is enough to give you a delicious pot of soup. Even a learner in the kitchen can cook Nigerian chicken white soup. We have a goat meat white soup recipe posted on the blog already and that too

HOW TO MAKE MOIN MOIN WITH RAW EGG AND BEANS

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Moin moin recipes we posted on the blog all have beans as the major ingredients and they came out perfect even though none was cooked with a mixture of raw eggs and beans, like the coconut milk moin moin. The popular Nigerian moin moin recipe is the one that adds hard boiled eggs while wrapping the moin moin.





This weekend, I made very fluffy, delicious and excellent moi moi by just adding whisked raw eggs to the ground beans and whisking even more to get air into the mixture and make it light. It worked so well. By the time I finished uploading the pics on Facebook, the very large pot of moi moi ws cleared by my family who kept picking and going for more. I enjoyed mine with soaked garri, while some served themselves with pap and moin moin, others just ate the moin moin with no accompaniment and it was really delicious. If it turned out not so good, I would have warned so you don't waste your time trying. But this one is some moin moin recipe everyone needs to try.
I used 1 mudu bla…

RED BEANS AND YAM POTTAGE

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Nigerian Beans and yam pottage (porridge) can be cooked with any type of beans you chose.  I grew up eating just brown beans and

GARDEN EGG LEAF VEGETABLE STEW

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Cooking this garden egg leaf vegetable stew is my first time ever

HOW TO MAKE ROUND PUFF PUFF WITHOUT USING YOUR HAND

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When I started making Nigerian puff puff, I couldn't get very round balls without squeezing them out with my hands. I didn't even

RICE AND BEANS BELLE FULL

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Red beans are a good source of soluble fibre and protein. Help reduce hypertension, help in maintaining normal blood pressure. Help the arteries and vessels and ensures smooth blood flow in

EGUSI SOUP COOKED WITHOUT OIL

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This is how to cook good egusi soup without a drop of any type of oil. With the taste not affected by palm oil, the soup is

GIZZARD SAUCE WITHOUT OIL

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This gizzard sauce can be served as a starter (Nigerian pepper soup) or with an accompaniment like boiled rice, unripe plantain, yam, Etc. Gizzards are low in fat but rich in nutrients. They contain

OKPA BEANS AKARA

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This yummy okpa flour has been in my kitchen for a while. After making okpa moi moi, the rest has just been sitting there waiting to

NIGERIAN SCHOOL LUNCH BOX TIMETABLE (MEAL PLAN) FOR 4 WEEKS

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SCHOOL LUNCHBOX MENU PLAN FOR 4 WEEKS
This Nigerian lunch box organizer covers one month of school lunch box packaging with photos taken taken daily, that's 20 lunch box meals to serve as a guide when we rush in the mornings for the

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

HOW TO MAKE MIX MY PEPPER SOUP SPICE

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Every Nigerian tribe has a special way of making their own pepper soup and these are all great and nutritious. I have the ones I really really enjoy and some that I enjoy even more. Potash in pepper soup spice is a NO for me. I only use it when I cook isi ewu (Goat head). I have tried different brands

SWEET POTATO PORRIDGE NIGERIA

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Sweet potatoes are always the most affordable tubers in Nigerian markets. they can also be served as vegetables though. These tubers are cheap. I bought a 200 Naira quantity and used just half for this yummy porridge. There are so many benefits of eating sweet potato, aside from the fact that they are natural sweeteners,

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