Showing posts with label SALAD RECIPES. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SALAD RECIPES. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 28, 2018


 1/2 a cup of jollof rice.
I'm so so excited. When I stood on the bathroom scale and saw the figures, I just smiled to myself and concluded that my goal to drop down to 80kg by weekend is realisable and very very close. The results are slow and steady but sure. I won't rush this because I'm not looking at short term weight loss. It is a lifestyle change. I want to permanently change some things about my size and live healthy. Some friends are suggesting different dieting methods to help me lose the weight faster but that's not what I want. Losing it faster and gaining all back is what I have done in the past, in 2010 precisely when I lost some 10 kg in two weeks for a major event and right after that event, the cravings won't let me sleep at night. I wanted so much to swallow something with some soup, I craved for normal Nigerian jollof rice and fried rice like wetin? Couldn't even last one week longer before nI crashed like a... (Thinking of the word to use here sef). So, I returned to my normal eating habit and the weight returned in full force.

 I have been there, lost weight fast fast fast , gained it back fast fast fast. I've seen it firsthand and now I think I know what's best for me. I know what's sustainable and what won't hurt. I'd rather go with a method that let's me live my normal life, let's me eat the foods I grew up eating, let's me enjoy my beans and plantain, enjoy my rice and stew, enjoy my eba and egusi soup and still lose though slowly but very steady. The only thing I have to try to do here is cut down on the quantity I used to load on, give my digestive system some breathing space to churn and mix well without suffocating under the weight of "Food Overload"

So yesterday Tuesday, my brunch was some salad sort of; half a cucumber, an egg, some lettuce and onion rings . For early dinner, I ate 1/.2 a cup of delicious Nigerian jollof rice with a small slice of chicken and just four slices of cucumber. Well, the chicken drumstick on the plate wasn't touched at all oh. It was placed there to beautify the plate while I snap pictures that will make you all salivate and want to eat my rice. Lolz!

I did exercise for just about 5 minutes as my thighs are still sore from all that jogging of early Monday Morning. My Christian mother arms too are sore (Maybe the phat is crying already, lol)  because I did 100 pushups even though with my knees on the floor. I cannot come and go and kill maself trying to do men's style pushups until I drop below 80 kg, then we try that serious push ups. For now, my pushups have to be done with  knees comfortably balanced on the floor abeg. I also took a glass of chill kunu aside all the drinking water sha. The weight is dropping steady. It's 81.0 kg already. I see myself getting to 80 kg and below in the next few days God willing. This has been my desire. At the beginning of this week, I said my goal is to drop to 80kg by weekend and we can see the figures. It's just a point one drop and I land safely on 80 with smiles.


Monday, March 26, 2018


3 small slices of yam with egg tomato sauce. Next time, let's do one slice.

Yesterday Sunday,  March 25 marked the 22nd day of me trying to lose weight with Nigerian food. No breakfast. After all that Saturday rice, I rejected Sunday rice. Boiled yam with egg sauce was great. That picture was zoomed in, the real food plate looked really small. 3 tiny pieces of boiled yam with egg sauce.  (Looking back now, one piece of boiled yam should have been just fine) I snacked on 2 avocados and 2 mangoes and I ate just onion and lettuce salad with sardines for dinner. 

SEE ALSO: Nigerian and foreign sauce recipes on the blog
Onion and lettuce salad with sardines.

Over the weekend, I went to my children's school and they noticed I'm losing weight. Commented that I look very different and that they love it 👍👍.
I forgot to check my weight before rushing for church and I won't even try it after eating all that yam and egg sauce and washing down with chill zobo. Hopefully, tomorrow, I know where I stand. I'm more relaxed on weekends. My weight loss journey is more focused on weekdays, I don't know why? 


Friday, March 23, 2018


 beans porridge with boiled potatoes. The picture is actually zoomed in. Those potatoes are smaller than golf balls. The plate is a small tea mug saucer. It looks big here but very small in real life.
With my mind this made up, we can only continue to shed, no more gaining by God's grace. Still at

Monday, August 15, 2016


Kuli Kuli (groundnut cake) salad is something you all need to try. It's low cost, nutritious and tastes good. I didn't know, never heard of it before my girl asked to teach me how to make one meal from her State. When she bought kuli kuli and cabbage, I was like "Hope you don't plan on giving me a running stomach for scolding you oh?" She just laughed and I said ok, let's see how it goes. I know she was happy seeing us rush, the girls all brought out plates to take more after tasting. I loved it but couldn't eat much because it's my first time. If you know how to make cole slaw, this is similar.
I just warn though that some kuli kuli can be sandy, check before buying.

So easy to make.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016


The fitness enthusiast and actor posted this delicious salad on her page this afternoon.
Roasted chicken breast

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Monday, January 27, 2014

Lettuce Salad With Avocado Dressing By Deborah Bala

Vegetables for lettuce salad with avocado dressing

 Lettuce, tomato, green pepper, avocado and olive oil. 
This is

Monday, January 13, 2014

Salad And Dressing By Lizzy Obaze

Salad and Dressing served with roast chicken.
Hello Aunty Eya,

Happy new year. Hope you and your family had an exciting festive period.

I'm waiting for you to reveal the news you have for us on WC. Everyone thinks there's a baby on the way, enough suspense and please spill the beans.

So I started a very low fat and NO carbohydrate change of lifestyle/diet to help shift baby weight and generally to be healthy.

Vegetables for

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Salads And Different Dressing For January, Shall We?

Green vegetable salad with Olive oil dressing
I think I understand Deborah Bala's post wella, Salad and Dressing for January doesn't mean that we cannot post other food recipes. We can send pics of any recipe, but should also try our best to send our different salad recipes and share with others.

There are a few salad recipes on the blog and we are free to share more this January and please those

Saturday, July 27, 2013

`Moringa Salad Served With Moringa Tea By Deborah Bala

Moringa salad with moringa tea
Moringa is zogale in Hausa language. It's medicinal and also a quick meal to prepare. Get the leafs, pluck them but be careful not to  add the stem. 
Wash the leaves very well, to remove any dirt that may have been on it. Put in a pot and boil. Please don't boil for too long and don't

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Abacha With Ukpaka, Stockfish, Crayfish, Dried Fish, Cow skin, Vegetables By LNC

Aplate of delicious abacha African Salad
Abacha is our own African salad. It is a balanced meal on its own and can be enjoyed with or without some of the ingredients. Quantity and quality depends on what one wants. This African salad is a delicacy in the South Eastern States of Nigeria.
Please overlook the picture quality.  
step 1: 
soaking the raw abacha in warm
Step 2:
 neatly washed cow skin, with little sprinkle of salt. Then you cook in little water till it is soft enough for consumption, add stock fish and dry fish, allow to simmer pls add no seasoning because the stock fish is usually salty due to preservatives.
Step 3: 
roast your dry Peper and ehuru, and grind to a fine finish.
Step 4:
 put red oil into a pot, make a mixture of potash and little water, add the liquid into the oil and mix
Step 5: 
add some fresh

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

How To Make Abacha/African Salad By A M Y

A serving of well garnished Abacha.
Palm oil
Fresh pepper and dry pepper
Utazi leave
Uziza leave
Garden Egg
Bouillon cube

Step 1: Soak the abacha in cold water till its soft, drain and set aside.(Make sure there is

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Breakast Idea 8

Turkey Ham with Sardine Toast

Ham toast with vegetable salad
This was actually for two different people. I arranged tham together for pics. The toast went somewhere, while the salad went to my baby that requested for tomato in her salad. I don't like ham and can't eat tomato salad without dressing.
I think this combination is healthy, except for the margarine and processed meat. But come, watching our weight doesn't mean we avoid

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Salad Breakfast With Quail Eggs

Salad with quail eggs
Everytime I eat a salad breakfast, I feel so good afterwards. Once I'm done, I feel healthier. Not the placebo effect kind of health.  It just feels so right that I start feeling better with myself. Why? Because I know my body's not been injected with heavy calories and sugar. There is no sense of guilt, unlike when

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Why You Desperately Need Moringa Tea And How To Make Yours

Freshly plucked Moringa (Zogale) leaves
I decided long ago to dump my beverages and join the Moringa Team, but, for some reasons (may be sweet tooth or love for beverages) I wasn't able to do that. The urge became more serious last night after reading Dobby's signature. It was a long post no doubt. However, I thoroughly enjoyed and read word by word.

After digesting that post, this morning I had my first experience with Moringa Tea and I honestly feel

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Wheat Bread With Sunny Side Up And Greens

Breakfast Ideas 8
Wheat Bread With Sunny Side Eggs And Greens
 A slice of wheat bread or two, with some sunny side up eggs for protein and green vegetable salad is a very healthy way to start the day. Sometimes, I go for a vegetable breakfast and

Tuesday, January 29, 2013