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HOMEMADE VEGETABLE SHAWARMA (NIGERIAN)

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Shawarma has come to stay in Nigeria and we love it. Without a shawarma oven, we have found ways to make in our different kitchens and enjoy. Who doesn't love this delicacy? This vegetable shawarma is a complete meal, very filling and easy to make. With your sandwich toaster, you can whip this up and serve in no time. Even without a sandwich toaster in your kitchen. Any oven will do. You can make this shawarma in your cooking pot on a

NIGERIAN SANDWICH TOAST (RECIPE)

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SANDWICH TOAST ORIGINATED FROM THE UNITED

Nigerian coconut rice and beans

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NIGERIAN COCONUT RICE AND BEANS RECIPE


Original Recipe By Eya Ayambem.
My Nigerian coconut rice and beans is the recipe to try this weekend. So delicious I don't know how to describe it. So low cost yet so nutritious and tasty.  If you like rice, if you like beans porridge, if you like jollof rice, you'll definitely love this meal. Just finished cooking yet pot is cleared already as I type. 


INGREDIENTS FOR NIGERIAN COCONUT RICE AND BEANS:
2 Cups rice
11/2 cup beans
1 large onion
1/2 cups vegetable oil
1 small can tomato paste
1 large smoked fish
1 cup roughly ground crayfish
2 Seasoning cubes
1 teaspoon pepper or to your taste
2 cups coconut milk (1 sachet coconut milk powder)
Water enough to cover the rice 


COOKING DIRECTION

Wash and boil beans with half of the onion. When beans is soft, add salt to taste, not too much.

Recipe for Cow-leg white soup

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Nigerian white soup is cooked without palm oil even though sometimes I add a few drops of oil to mine. This cow leg white soup is cooked with no oil. Recipe is same as other white soups just the addition of cow leg to this pot. There is no special method of cooking this, just cook cow leg soft and then add to your boiling soup. Cow-legs are very tough but this cooked really fast because I pressure cooked the leg first. If you have our white soup recipe, it is basically the same method with just twists and twerks each time I cook the soup. When you cook with cow leg, it's best to add some other form of protein like fish, beef or chicken because cow leg on it's own is almost tasteless, I added some tiny pieces of

Recipe: Movie-Theater-style Buttered popcorn in 4 minutes

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This pop corn has that moist buttery taste you get only in pop corn served/bought at the movies. Butter adds some moisture, makes it nice and smooth in the mouth and not soggy at all. When you taste vegetable oil pop corn and buttered pop corn, the difference is much. The little dryness you find in pop corn disappears when popped with butter and the kids love this.

In four minutes the pop corn is ready and smiling back at you. If your pop corn turns out soggy, that means you didn't scoop out the foam while melting your butter.  If you like, you can substitute margarine and some oil to get that buttery pop corn without having to scoop out any foam but the final result won't be the exact same thing. The milk fat in butter is what makes popcorn soft, wet and soggy, to get the perfect buttered popcorn, you need to skim out the fat once butter boils and begins to foam. Skim and discard all that foam, then use your clarified yellowish butter to make excellent popcorn. Do not add th…

Enjoy Sunday Rice With Vegetable Sauce, Fish A Side Of Ripe Bananas

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Sunday Rice is a culture that has come to stay in Nigeria. For most families, even if no one eats rice from Monday to Saturday, on Sunday after church rice has to be served. Most times, Sunday Lunch is rice and stew or jollof rice. Recently fried rice has come to almost take the place of these two. Rice just has to be served on Sunday. Today I don't want any status-quo so, I go for rice and Sunday vegetable sauce with fish. Tastes really delicious. My vegetable sauce is something any one can can cook even with eyes closed.

See vegetable sauce recipe here.
I made this vegetable sauce with:

Nigerian recipes to cook this weekend; Pick any

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Jollof Rice and moi moi that can make you go gaga

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When food is presented this good, I just want to place it on the coffee table as decoration and leave it there. Feels like some exotic decor that shouldn't be eaten. What?

If this makes you want to eat jollor rice, follow the link below to find recipes for jollof rice, jollof macaroni, jollof spaghetti and so much more in just one link: All the jollof recipes here

No meat vegetable gravy for Nigeria in recession

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No meat vegetable sauce cooked with beef stock and knorr hearty beef powder. Very affordable, Tastes great, try it. I never wanted to post this recipe because the blog has so many sauces for rice already but sha, I'll just briefly write something.

INGREDIENTS:

How to make popcorn in a fry pan in 5 minutes

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Popcorn is a snack loved by all especially kids. I'm yet to meet a kid that doesn't like popcorn while watching a movie. In this recession economy, buying popcorn for a  large family has become quite expensive, so, recently I remembered my easy home-made popcorn, which is affordable and saves time too. Right now the kids don't even ask me for popcorn, they know how to make theirs and also know that the instruction reads..."You can't take more than 1/2  cup maize at a time" Lol.
In just five minutes, my popcorn is ready and the whole house plus neighbourhood is filled with that fresh popping corn aroma. 
INGREDIENTS: 
1 to 2 table spoons vegetable oil (I used soya oil)1 to 2 teaspoons of  salt1/2 cup maize COOKING DIRECTION:

Recipe: How To Make Nigerian Chicken Pie

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Nigerian chicken pie is made the exact same way Nigerian meat pie is made, the only difference here is that chicken is used instead of beef. Very few ingredients are needed and it's easy to make. These pies are so delicious by the time I entered the room and came out, only one was seen lying on the foil and the girls said they just managed to leave that one for me to have a taste of my food, Lol.

Chicken pies are a complete meal that's so filling you won't want to chew anything else after eating, especially if they are as delicious as these ones...

INGREDIENTS:

5 cups flour500g butter ( I used baking margarine)1 chicken breast ( I bought already cooked one with Drumsticks takeaway rice, ate my rice and used the chicken breast for this pie so I didn't get to buy any chicken and there was no need for boiling before using. Lol)1 teaspoon salt500ml water4 large irish potatoes3 knorr seasoning cubes7 large carrots1 teaspoon thyme ( you can use more)2 eggs (used the whites for …

Beef onion thickener in vegetable sauce

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This sauce is the best yet. I love it, my family loves it too,  however, one of my girls says she enjoyed the sauce with the knorr beef gravy thickener more. Just the normal vegetable sauce with that beef onion flavour from the thickener.
INGREDIENTS:

OnionCabbageCarrotsBeef stocksaltKnorr Beef onion thickenerSeasoning cubespepperGreen peas

CHICKEN CUTS: GRAB CHICKEN SENSE BY FORCE

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Right hand up if you can name all your chicken cuts. There are many different cuts of chicken available and the one you use depends on how you intend to cook it. Chicken can be used to cook any meal, depending on the type. Our local, hard chickens can be used for even plantain or yam porridge, they take longer to cook and do not crumble whereas the soft chicken (Agric fowl), I can only fry, grill or bake and serve with already cooked food. If you want to cook the chicken together in the meal, I would prefer you leave the bones intact whether it's Agric fowl or local.Without it's skin, chicken is well known as very healthy "white meat" alternative to beef and lamb. If hubby has stopped eating red meat, you can serve him chicken, snails, seafood, snake. But you know local chicken has more flavour than agric ( intensely reared and buttered with all the antibiotics). Can't remember when last I ate hard chicken/local anyway. Soft chicken cooks faster even though I hea…

How To Bake Biscuits Like My 8 Year Old

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I need to learn how to bake from my girls.  Only two of the four enjoy cooking. One likes to beg others to cook for her when she's hungry, the other would rather eat cereals for lunch than cook for herself. This 8 year old is one of those kitchen loving 2. She asked for biscuits, I directed her to crackers.
Said she wanted Danish cookies and I
told her to either take my crackers or bake her cookies herself. Next thing she picked up her cookbook and entered the kitchen.
In less than 20 minutes I was called to come turn on the oven and before I said JACK, these delicious cookies were staring at me.

INGREDIENTS:

125 grams of butterhalf cup granulated sugar3 tablespoons milk11/2 cups self raising flour1/4 cup custard powderFILLING:

Vegetables Cornmeal With Fish

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I enjoyed this a lot as a child, ate lots of cornmeal s during the rains, Mostly cooked with broad pumpkin leaves. Green amaranth is also good when there's no pumpkin leaves. If you are from the South South, you may have tasted this delicacy. I can eat this for dinner because corn is not high in calories. We enjoyed this meal after so many years, I just remembered it this week. Cooking with kpanla fish makes this a very very affordable dish because kpanla fish is the most affordable fish in Nigerian market right now.
We have food is Nigeria abeg, in abundance.

HOW TO COOK CORN AND GREEN VEGETABLES ONE POT

INGREDIENTS: 
2 Tablespoonfuls palm oil

Sisi Yemmie's Fried Rice For This Weekend

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Beautiful Blogger Sisi Yemmie is now a mommy blogger, she just gave birth to a bouncing baby boy who is less than a month old and right now. You and I do not need to be told that this is a very busy, tiring, guest receiving,  hot watering, sleep craving, overwhelming period for every new mom. Even if one has family and friends to do all the work, what about waking up to breastfeed hungry crybaby at night?
sometimes once is not enough. Sleep deprivationx.

Let's try her well dressed attractive Nigerian fried rice

Weekend Recipe; Shredded Chicken Gravy With Curried Rice

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This weekend, the rains are here with cold, *let's try something very delicious and nutritious by Mavis Immanatue. Your family and friends will love this. I'll add links to related posts later. Start cooking

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