Chicken in suya sauce? Where do you come up with this stuff? That’s what I get asked regularly. Stuff just pops into my head and from there I head off to the kitchen to test it out.
Groundnut Soup (aka peanut soup) This one has been on my mind for a while now. I first came across this dish at a popular Nigerian restaurant in Victoria Island Lagos. It was under the “West African Dishes” menu. Groundnut soup? I was intrigued. Did a bit of research […]
Mmm! Mango tarts for dessert. Can you tell it’s mango season? The sad part is mango season is about to be over so I’m determined to make the most out of it. After guavas, which have become scarce in Lagos, mangos are my next most favourite fruits. Anyhoot, I’ve been […]
Drinking ugu leaves for breakfast? That’s right. An ugu mango smoothie is a great way to start your day. Have you ever had ugu (aka ikong ubong) for breakfast? There’s nothing like a healthy green smoothie to get your engine going in the mornings. Ugu (aka fluted pumpkin and known […]
How do you start your day? I start my day with a warm cup of ginger and lemon tea. I do that before even attempting to eat or drink anything else as it helps my system get moving (if you know what I mean). Why ginger and lemon? Ginger speeds […]
Palm fruit soup is called many different things as you move across the west coast of Africa. In Cameroun there is a version called mbanga, over in Nigeria it is called many things and has several variations. The Efiks and Ibibios in the east call it atama soup, those from […]
Let me start by saying that I am very proud of myself! I had a craving for something sweet. Now that’s rare in my world as I’m a savoury kinda girl. But on this day I wanted something naughty I guess. So how was I going to work that out […]
The wait is over. Finally a full post to follow the last one on ofada rice. I ventured into the land of ofada and my oh my, I need not say more. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves. When I arrived back in Nigeria I just couldn’t understand the […]