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Sunday, November 27, 2016

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

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:

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Diced Goat Meat And King Prawn Coconut Rice By Lizzy Obaze

Cooked ingredients for  prawn coconut rice

Happy new month WC fam. I cooked this meal after church yesterday (Sunday) and could only manage to take a few pix because

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Two Recipes To Cook plus Bake This Weekend; Deborah Bala's Tequila Sauce Basmati Rice, Red Velvet Cake By Ahdaisy Jayde For Valentine Special

 Valentine Special Red velvet cake

When I posted this recipe, I had wanted to ask Deborah if one can cook with any other wine of choice, for those who don't take tequila, but forgot. It's a long time ago, so, let's try this on Sunday or Saturday. Click on the link to view complete recipe for this Basmati Rice with tequila sauce. Please remember I have always

Friday, August 26, 2016

Dinner Inspiration: Rice and stew served with bananas

Rice and stew, even jollof rice eaten with bananas tastes so good. The combo is delicious. On Sundays after church we drive straight to the fruits market to get bananas before heading home for Sunday rice with bananas.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Gizzard Fried Rice For My Nigerian Lunchbox

 Simple Gizzard fried rice.

If you follow @WIVESCONNECTION on Instagram,  you'd have seen where I explained that I  cooked this simple fried rice between 6 and 7 am to pack for Monday School lunch.  On Mondays,  I usually pack left over rice from Sunday  but this week Sunday saw us serving pounded yam with

Monday, July 11, 2016



Kidney beans sauce.
ways to serve moi moi
Nigerian moin moin.
Even if you are not diabetic, you know one or have one in your family and we are all aware of what they go through daily thinking of the right Nigerian food to eat or avoid. What is the right Nigerian food to eat if I have diabetes? Nigerians consume so much carbs and, in managing diabetes, the type of carbohydrate food you eat makes a difference. As a diabetic living in Nigeria, you can pay attention to what you eat without obsessing over everything. Nigerian food good for diabetics are foods rich in fibre and low in carbohydrates. To stay healthy, avoid sweets, soft drinks and fatty food. Before a meal plan, let's look at a list of Nigerian foods good for diabetic patients (Below)

Health Tips for diabetes;
  • Lose extra weight. This can be done without starving, eat smaller portions, eat more proteins and vegetables than carbs, Exercise... there are youtube videos that can help with exercise whether you have have only a few minutes to spare or hours. 'Bright side exercise videos' videos on Youtube are great.
  • Check your blood sugar level regularly. There is a self-help urine test post on the blog that might help you have an idea of sugar levels in your blood.
  • Get A1c blood tests from your hospital/Doctor to find out your average blood sugar for the past 2 to 3 months. ...
  • Track your carbohydrates. You can easily do this by writing down every kind of food that goes in your system. 
  • Control your blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels (Take tests, talk with a medical practitioner, avoid red meats or cut down drastically, get adequate sleep at least 8 hours daily, avoid situations/ events that can cause sadness,
  • Keep moving. Even if you are retired, do not become sedentary as a sedentary lifestyle can cause a whole lot of health issues. Do not sit on one position for too long, if you must watch TV, stand up from time to time and move around. Clean, wash, arrange, go for walks around your neighbourhood. Jogt on the spot even in your kitchen jog in your bedroom or living room.
  • Manage stress. Life is getting more and more stressful and you have to find a way to reduce stress in your life. Live simple, do not try to impress, save as much as you can and spend less.


Saturday, February 04, 2017

Recipe for minced meat & cow tail gravy

Minced meat and cow tail gravy is really delicious with rice. The main meat here is the cowtail but knowing that cowtail on it's own is almost tasteless, I added minced meat (beef) for enhanced taste. Didn't want to cook nutritious but bland gravy, wanted both taste and nutrition combined in 1 pot. Rice and stew can be tiring sometimes if we do not alternate with gravy. 

Nigerians have come to accept and love gravies so much so that at events these days, you hardly see rice and stew without some gravy for those who prefer it. To cook cow tail gravy, it's very important to first of all cook the cow tail soft and seasoned before adding to gravy. I pressure cooked the cow tail soft in just 15 minutes.


  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 cup minced meat
  • Seasoning cubes to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper (I always use my pepper sauce for cooking)
  • 3 cabbage leaves
  • 1 large egg plant (Garden egg)
  • 3 medium sized carrots
  • A handful of green peas
  • 1/2 cow tail
  • Thickener ( I used knorr gravy powder (Roast meat)


Monday, December 12, 2016

Recipe: Smoked Fish Gravy With Nigerian Rice

 Smoked fish gravy is sauce cooked like any other gravy we have on this blog. Cooked with vegetables, seasoning and a thickener which could be baking flour.
Cooking gravy is very easy as all it needs is stir fry the vegetables, add stock or water, season to taste and thicken to desired consistency. Gravy is cheaper (less expensive) to cook compared to Nigerian tomato stew. Gravy is nutritious and can make you eat so much rice because of the taste. Can be cooked with meat, chicken, fish etc. Scroll down to see more gravy recipes on the blog.

I used...

  • 6 cups stock but added some more water later to reduce the thickness
  • 4 large carrots
  • 3 medium sized onion
  • 1 large cabbage
  • 4 red bell peppers (tatashey)
  • 2 smoked fish (Titus/mackerel)... deboned
  • 2 packs knorr roast meat gravy
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • Grand soya oil
  • 1 tablespoon pepper sauce
  • 2 knorr cubes

  1. Chop and dice all vegetables and put away.
  2. Wash and debone the smoked fish
  3. Heat oil a little
  4. Stir fry the vegetables with seasoning cubes for about 1 minute or more if you want them a bit soft. I like crunchy veggies.
  5. Add the stock or water or both.
  6. Add pepper sauce and stir, check for taste of salt and seasoning
  7. Thicken. I used knorr gravy and added flour when not satisfied with thickness.
  8. Add smoked fish last so it doesn't crumble during stirring. Check taste and thickness.
  9. Serve with rice.
See step by step cooking pictures after the cut...

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

How To Celebrate, Have A Fun Easter In Nigeria

Easter To Remember

Easter falls on Sunday March 27 and Monday March 28 this year. Easter Weekend is time to be home with family and celebrate the death and Resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. In Nigeria, we do not know much about egg hunting and painting and other Western stuff,  honestly unlike Christmas, Easter celebrations are kinda boring in many families. People just dress up, go to church, come back home, eat Sunday rice and chicken, and... that's it. Some go nap while others get busy with gadgets taking and posting pics Online. Here is how you can make your Nigerian Easter

Sunday, December 06, 2015

Sunday Lunch Shredded Beef Jollof Noodles

A serving of indomie noodles. 
Sunday service was long today. We got home at 1:30 PM and I  couldn’t think of any quick lunch so I brought out 5 packs of noodles. By 1:45 we were eating lunch. Thank God, Sunday rice and stew

Monday, April 02, 2018


1 cup rice with chicken and pepper sauce.
This is the only real meal I ate yesterday Easter Sunday. 1 cup rice with chicken and pepper sauce.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

My Sunday Lunch Almost Late

Boiled Rice Served with Nigerian tomato stew, moi moi, assorted meats, Lettuce

 Nigerian Sunday lunch Rice and stew.

Monday, April 09, 2018


Nigerian rice and stew.
Hi. Happy New week! Yesterday Sunday, I made quick okpa for breakfast and as usual,

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? 


Sunday, June 26, 2016


Just cleared this plate of Sunday rice and stew with bananas. Can you share what you had?  Just received yummy spahhetti, shredded chicken sauce lunch
pics on Whatsapp,  will add them below...

Spaghetti with shredded chicken sauce by Mrs Mike.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Indomie Noodles Recipe AGAIN

Oh yes, indomie again. We've had a long enough break sha. I remember in 2013, when I kept posting different indomie noodle recipes until I started receiving comments asking if noodles are the only thing I know how to cook. I am not a noodle fan. This, here is hubby's  last Sunday's lunch. He loves noodles with lots of vegetables and proteins. I never wanted to share this but come on, someone reading might like it. He enjoyed this lunch thoroughly while I enjoyed my Sunday rice and stew with some chill water. You can also try it this weekend, if your kids love noodles, this is a very nutritious version. When you kids eat this, you are sure there is fibre in their noodles meal and no worries about bowel movements and malnutrition.
I am posting this because even though there are many noodles recipes on the blog, there is none

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Mushroom Ogbono Soup With Pounded Yam

Mushroom draw soup with dry catfish and cow skin.

 How to cook ogbono soup with mushroom

Hello, Well, yes I know, I know ... we don't like swallow with soup on Sundays. This is the Sunday before Christmas so we can just

Thursday, March 08, 2018

My New Lifestyle And Weight Loss Journey Day 4

Peppered snail stew with boiled rice.
Today is day 4 of the new lifestyle and weight loss journey. You won't believe what I weighed today, even with the eba and groundnut soup I cleared yesterday. It's like magic. The digits keep dropping and I weighed 83kg. Congratulations to us. Scroll down to see me standing on the scale with the

Wednesday, March 07, 2018


 Groundnut soup with eba swallow for day 3.
Day 3 and the scale digits are still dropping. From over 86 kg in day 1 to 84.0kg between Sunday and Tuesday and the good news is that I'm not skipping or avoiding any Nigerian food. Hello Team, we can lose weight with Nigerian food. I am a witness! I'm eating eba, bread, rice and