Showing posts with label all my porridge recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label all my porridge recipes. Show all posts

Sunday, April 01, 2018


One cup Plantain porridge with green vegetable stew.
Saturday Brunch was one slice of bread with boiled eggs and beverage. Naked coleslaw for some

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

Friday, March 16, 2018


Chips and scrambled egg with ketchup, some fruits and vegetables.

Yay! it's day 10 of my weight loss journey already and we are still doing great. About 5kg dropped in

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Chicken plantain pepper soup for new mums

 Plantain pepper soup for new moms
This is a very traditional delicacy for women who have just been delivered of babies, great to take in the first few months after delivery. Most traditional Nigerian meals for new mums are cooked with lots of pepper but without the addition of palm oil. If you were to make this on a normal day for anyoe other than a new mum, you can add some palm oil (1/4 cup). This plantain soup can be very spicy and delicious. I didn't add too much pepper here because of the baby that doesn't need to suck pepper from breast milk.


1 medium sized local chicken (Cock), dressed
1 small onion to steam the chicken
4 cups water, you can add more later
1 tablespoon ground fresh pepper
Salt to taste
2 seasoning cubes
1 small buch scent leaves
5 fingers unripe or fairly plantain ( I used unripe plantain here)


Saturday, June 03, 2017

How to cook ikokore with tomatoes

 Ikokore cooked with tomatoes and vegetables
 Today we are cooking ikokore with some fresh ripe tomatoes. There's also enough green vegetables in this pot of delicacy because I wanted some green in there. It doesn't necessarily have to be cooked with green vegetables unless you are health conscious and very much into eating right. On the blog, we already posted how to cook ikokore with vegetables but that one wasn't cooked with tomatoes.


1and half kg water yam
2 cups palm oil
1 large onion
4 large ripe tomatoes
1 tablespoon ground Fresh pepper
2 seasoning cubes
2 large smoked catfish
4 cups water to start with, you can adjust later by adding more if ikokore begins to get too thick or dry.
1 large bunch aleho (Green amaranth)

Before you cook this ikokore:

Thursday, February 23, 2017

How to cook Nigerian Yam Porridge without palm oil

Nigerian yam porridge cooked with no palm oil.

 Yam porridge can be cooked with or without palm oil and both methods taste great just that the one cooked without palm oil doesn't have that beautiful colour. If you cook with Saladmaster cookware, you already know that they do not need any kind of oil because the pots are all about healthy living.

I made this colourful, delicious yam porridge without even a drop of palm oil. Red bell pepper enhances the taste and also adds colour not forgetting all the health benefits of red bell peppers.
Yam porridge cooked without a drop of oil is delicious. Do not worry, the oil from the fish is all the body needs.

1/2 small tuber of yam
Enough water to cover the yam
2 medium sized smoked cat fish
1 large onion
5 large red bell peppers (tatashey)
Seasoning cubes to taste
Salt to taste
1 teaspoon fresh scotch bonnet pepper (Optional)
Locust beans (Dadadwa) Optional

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Nigerian plantain porridge with ugu vegetable (Fluted pumpkin)

Nigerian plantain porridge cooked the way we did before on the blog, ugu vegetables are then stirfried with onion and crayfish, added and delicious pot of plantain porridge is ready.


  • 5 fingers unripe plantain
  • 1 bunch ugu vegetables (fluted pumpkin)
  • meat (I used half a cow tail, you can cook with any meat of choice)
  • 3 tablespoons ground crayfish 
  • 1 medium sized onion
  • 2 cups palm oil
  • pepper as preferred (I used 1 teaspoon of my pepper sauce)
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 knorrSeasoning cubes for porridge, 2 for vegetables
  • Water may not be needed because there is stock from the boiled meat.

First I pressure cooked the meat with salt, onion and seasoning cubes. Then added the plantain, pepper, salt just the way Nigerians cook normal plantain porridge. I checked for taste, stirring often until porridge is cooked and thickens. There is no oil added at this time.

In the fry pan I stir fry (with palm oil) my ugu vegetables with onion, crayfish and knorr beef seasoning cubes, checked for taste, satisfied before I emptied into the pot of oil less porridge. Stirred, tasted and turned off the heat.

Check below for more delicious recipes:

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Plantain with beans porridge

Plantain with beans porridge is a delicacy in my village. I love this combo especially with soft kpomo in the beans. Click on the link below to see ALL beans recipes on the blog:

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Nigerian Yam Porridge

Nigerian yam porridge cooked with smoked mackerel and green vegetables. Easy recipe. Dinner is served.

Friday, August 19, 2016


 Whole chicken. This you can oven roast, pot roast or barbecue with soft chicken.
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 hear that Nigerians, that we love hard orobo chicken.


  1. Whole chicken
  2. Boned whole chicken
  3. Breast on the bone
  4. Drumsticks
  5. Chicken Marylands
  6. Double (joint)
  7. Chicken thighs with bone
  8. Chicken thighs without bone
  9. Chicken tenderloins
  10. Breast Fillet
  11. Wings
  12. Chicken mince
  13. Chicken livers
  14. Breast fillet
More cuts (parts) when you continue...

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Nigerian plantain pottage

Plantain pottage served with grilled chicken.
Plantain pottage cooked this way is the yummiest, helps one lose weight, Controls sugar levels and very rich in vitamins. I wanted variety for my plantain but never imagined the equation will be so balanced and well blended. Whoever thought that plantain will turn out this good with sauteed vegetables. Because of the veggies, didn't add locust beans. Cooked the porridge or is it pottage?  Cooked plantain until done before stirring in my sauteed vegetables and serving. This can be cooked with unripe or fairly ripe plantains.  More pics when you continue...

Friday, April 08, 2016

How To Cook Beans And Frozen Dodo

A delicious serving of beans and frozen dodo porridge.

How I preserve ripe plantain (dodo) is by freezing. The ripe plantain is fried, packed in large freezer bags and kept until I need them. I got tired of  sharing out ripe plantain because one thinks they'll go bad and then needing them the very next day. This dodo cooked today has been in the freezer for two months.

Monday, November 23, 2015

How To Quick Cook Beans porridge In A Pressure Cooker

A serving of beans porridge cooked in a pressure cooker. You can add smoked fish and crayfish for variety. 
 Cooking beans in a pressure cooker is the fastest method. To pressure cook beans porridge,  don't

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Unripe Banana Meal For My Baby

A serving of soft unripe banana meal for babies
Babies love unripe banana pudding. While crackingn our heads on what to start with when introducing them to solid food, THIS is one of the best. Cooked with enough crayfish. Ikokore babana is cooked just like wives connection step by step ekpang or the normal water yam ikokore. It can be served adults too and I love it.

This meal can be prepared for the whole family with other sources of protein but when cooking for these little ones, crayfish alone is just ok. Cooked without pepper for now.

Ingredients For Unripe banana meal:

  • Unripe banana, you need

Friday, April 25, 2014

Nigerian Plantain Porridge Recipe

A plate of plantain porridge with green vegetables.
Plantain porridge with green vegetables.

A plate of plantain porridge with green vegetables.
Plantain porridge can be cooked with or without vegetables. This is cooked with ugu vegetables but sometimes I cook porridge with uziza or mint leaves. Unripe plantain porridge is very healthy. Those avoiding sugars can eat without
feeling guilty.  

Bush meat or goat meat is also very good with plantain

Thursday, October 17, 2013

How To Cook Beans And Corn Meal With Fresh Corn, Help

A pot of corn and beans 
Beans and corn meal can be very filling. I posted one before, cooked with sweet corn. This time I wanted the real thing with fresh corn but .... I refused to take
pics of the cooked and served meal cos while beans was overcooked and all broken and soft, the corn was not very well cooked and I don't know what went wrong.

The fresh

Sunday, April 28, 2013

How To Cook Yam Porridge With Green Vegetables And Fish

 Cooking Nigerian yam porridge with green vegetables.
Nigerian yam porridge is one of those dishes that any body can cook because it's easy. The procedure is never complicated. Once the yam is peeled and cut into the pot with water and ingredients, the job is done as all you have to do from then is just check and stir until your porridge gets thick and soft. Then you can mash if you like or serve it like this ones below.
Ingredients for cooking green vegetable yam porridge:
  • 1 medium sized Yam
  • 1 large bunch Green amaranth (GREEN, ALEHO) or any other green vegetable
  • 3 medium sized smoked cat fish
  • 2 seasoning cubes
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground fresh pepper or more
  • 3 tablespoons Palm oil
  • Enough water to cover the washed, cubed yam in the pot.

Nigerian yam porridge ready to serve.

 Steps to cooking green vegetable yam porridge:

  1. The peeled and diced yam is washed and put in a pot with the water, pepper and palm oil, covered and brought to a boil
  2. Add the bone picked and washed dry fish, seasoning cubes and salt, stirred, check for salt and leave yam to cook and get soft
  3. Frequent

Friday, April 19, 2013

How To Cook Ikokore With Green Vegetables, Serve With Goat Meat

Green Vegetable ikokore with a side of goat meat
This ikokore was cooked with water yam, it is an adaptation from Shayor's ikokore. I tried to add my own

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Pictorials: How To Cook My Simple Healthy Ekpang With Biscuit Bones And Fish

A serving of my ekpang
Ekpang or ikokore as called by the Ijebus is a very healthy meal, especially when cooked with green vegetables. It is easily digested. Babies and children who

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

How To Cook Beans With Fish Head, Eat With Sweet Garri

Porridge beans with soft smoked catfish head and garri.

Beans is a softener. Some add it when they boil tough meat, to help soften the meat. The day I