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CHICKEN CARROT TOMATO STEW

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Chicken carrot tomato stew tastes no different from great Nigerian tomato stews. For the seasons where the tomatoes sold at the markets are sour and not very tasty, blending a few carrots with the tomato fruits really helps to take the boring stew to a next level of taste. For this carrot and tomato stew, we used equal quantity of carrots to tomatoes and honestly, this is the best Nigerian tomato stew yet. Awesomely delicious. The tomato overpowers carrots in a

HOW TO MAKE NIGERIAN CHIN CHIN WITH EGG AND MILK

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This chin chin has a very light crunch because of the addition of eggs. The coconutty chin chin and good Nigerian chin chin turned out very crunchy but this is different. Those who don't like to have

How to make self rising flour in your Kitchen

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Self rising flour has become so expensive in Nigeria in this recession but, that won't affect you if you know how to make yours right there in your kitchen with just 3 everyday ingredients. Many recipes, especially Southern recipes call for self raising flour and you don't need to skip that yummy recipe, make your own homemade excellent self raising flour and use. It's as easy as ABC. Self raising flour is used in baking biscuits, cakes, pancakes and even bread. This homemade self rising flour is what I use in my kitchen now.

Here is how you can make your own.
You'll need these three ingredients:

KILISHI (JERKY) COCONUT RICE SERVED WITH VEGETABLES

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Kilishi meat is Nigerian beef jerky likened to suya meats with almost similar ingredients but the preparation is different. It tastes like the dried form of Suya meats. While suya is moist, kilishi is dry and spicy from Northern Nigeria so I guess people in Northern Nigeria will be more able to cook this coconut rice dish than people in other parts. Finding Kilishi to buy in The South is not easy so we'll just manage like tha...

My coconut rice cooked with all coconut rice ingredients and some dried kilishi meats.
This kilishi coconut rice I'm posting today is a repeat. There were no pictures when I made the first pot, didn't plan on posting a recipe until the eaters started asking for more and won't stop talking about mommy's Kilishi coconut rice. Luckily, we were driving around the kilishi market in Garki and I had to stop for 2 wraps of Kilishi just for coconut rice and my kilishi fried rice, I'll share that later. If you think you have tasted the best coconut…

15 WAYS TO ENJOY SOAKING GARRI (DRINKING GARRI)

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HOW TO PROCESS CASSAVA INTO GARRI:Nigerian Garri is made from fermented cassava. Cassava tubers are harvested from farms, peeled, washed, milled and tied in bags to ferment for one to three days or more depending on how

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

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