Using Flour as Thickener in Nigerian Soups – Best Practices

Using Flour as Thickener in Nigerian Soups - Best Practices

When cooking Nigerian soups in which we use pastes as thickeners, we usually boil the cocoyam corms (for Bitterleaf Soup, Ora (Oha) Soup) or pieces of white puna yam (for Nsala (White) Soup), then pound them into a paste before adding to the pot of soup. But what if you live in a place where… Read More…

Cassava Fufu

Cassava Fufu

Cassava Fufu, I would say, is the most traditional of all Nigerian fufu meals. It has a “special” aroma but that does not stop those who love and crave it from enjoying it. You can extract and prepare this meal anywhere in the world where cassava tubers (yuca) can be purchased. At the following links,… Read More…

27 Random Facts About Me + Cookbook Giveaway (closed)

All Nigerian Recipes Cookbook

Do you love Nigerian food? So do I. Do you love talking about Nigerian food? OMG … Don’t get me started! Do you know how to cook Nigerian food? I know enough to be dangerous in the kitchen! Would you like to learn more about Nigerian food? Yes, I do! If you answered yes to… Read More…

Tips on How to Fry Perfect Golden Plantains (Dodo)

perfect golden fried plantains

The following are tips on how to fry perfect golden plantains known as Dodo in Nigeria. Make sure you use plantains not bananas. The plantains MUST be ripe but still firm. If soft, they will absorb oil, become soggy and will have burnt crunchy edges when done. Use deep frying. It creates a better overall… Read More…

Oil-free Nigerian Tomato Stew

vegan nigerian tomato stew

At the young age of 23, I found myself pregnant for the second time and weighing over 300 lbs (136 kg) the extra weight was uncomfortable, painful, and caused me to be self conscious and depressed. I needed to find a way to be healthier for my husband and my children, but unfortunately I struggled… Read More…

New Recipe: Peppered Snails

Peppered Snails

Today I bring to you a special recipe that you find in Nigerian restaurants. It is also served as small chops at parties. Click here >> Peppered Snail for the recipe. If you have any questions about this recipe, click here and ask me. Or watch the video below: Your pally in the kitchen,

How to Remove Slime from Snails

remove snail slime

Snails have a very sticky substance known as snail slime that we must remove before using the snails in our cooking. How to Remove Snail Slime [Video] Tools You will need a blunt object for breaking the shells of the snails. You will need a pointed object to push the snail out of the shell…. Read More…

Smoked Fish (Nigerian Style)

smoked fish

Smoked fish is perfect for the following Nigerian recipes: Okra Soup Concoction Rice Abacha (African Salad) You can also add it to: Bitterleaf Soup Banga Stew (Ofe Akwu) Ora (Oha) Soup and many more. Read how to make it in your own kitchen at >> Smoked Fish. Or watch the video below: Your pally in… Read More…

Grilled Tilapia

grilled tilapia

We need to grab this Grilled Tilapia while it’s still hot. No need for a long story with this one, the image tells how delicious it is! Will you try it? Get the recipe at >> Grilled Tilapia. I served it with Fruit Skewers (Fruit Kebabs) Or watch the video below: Your pally in the… Read More…

Iya Dun Dun’s Fried Yam

fried yam

I still remember those Sundays when we used to queue up at Mama Fried Yam’s stall (Iya Dun Dun’s stall) for that perfect Fried Yam that is crunchy on the outside and moist inside. Fried Yam may sound like a no-brainer meal to prepare. Is it not just to cut yam and fry? LOL But… Read More…