Top 10 uses of a Food Processor in a Nigerian Kitchen

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2014 has been a very good year for Nigerian Cooking. New recipes, new exciting things to try, beautiful pictures, fantastic plating, and most of all the use of technology in the kitchen. History will record 2014 as the year, the Nigerian Kitchen Revolution kicked into full gear. I hope you have been convinced now, and will go into 2015 more determined to continue using technology for everyday mundane cooking tasks. I thought to do a quick post on how a food processor is the next best thing in a Nigerian Kitchen. See, why you need to follow the blog on Continue reading

How to ‘wash’ bitter leaves using a food processor

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When physical strength was being shared, I was obviously sleeping. I can sleep for Africa, #hobbyoflife. My nickname growing up was Olorun of orun (someone who loves to sleep) and Alapa Ike (plastic hands). I was skinny and scrawny and, looked liked I would break any second, so everyone was warned to just leave me alone. It carried on to boarding school, and I had enviable morning chores. The lightest you can think of, plus I was small in stature too, so that helped, but of course that came with bullies too, story for another day. Happy to look all of Continue reading

Reflective feedback – a research project to analyse the impact of food blogs on Nigeria’s online food culture

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Hello People, I hope you are having a fantastic week. I have graduated to doing research, teeeheeeee, and what better way to start than with one of my favourite topics, Nigerian food blogging. I am conducting a research project for the University of Portsmouth. The Nigerian food blogosphere has exploded in the last 5 years. They have contributed immensely to Nigerian food culture, and the impact they have made needs to be researched, to discover insights, trends and future recommendations. One of the largest contributors to the success of Nigerian food blogs is Social Media. We are studying the link Continue reading

My visit to Ox Pasture Hall Hotel and Restaurant

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A few months ago, I received this email inviting me to Scarborough to review a hotel and restaurant. I looked at the location and thought yikes, that is some seriously long drive. 5 hours tops. I took up the offer because, despite the fact that I only have slightly less than 3 years driving experience in my life, I absolutely enjoy driving. Give me a long stretch of road, and I will get into the car and drive. I have been blessed to drive an amazing kit of automotive engineering, which is light, drives like the wind and very fuel-efficient, Continue reading

Dooney’s Vanilla Honeybean Milk – Ewa Oloyin Milk

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Okay, that was the fanciest name I could come up with. I am all for Nigerian Nomenclature with food, but after reading a lot of your comments about the Ugu Smoothie, I am taking my your advice about “packaging”. Today, of all days, I would have jetted off to a warm location to celebrate my birthday. I do it every year, but this time around, I traded a holiday for an Iphone 6. Shame on me right. Teeheeee. I looked at it, one week in a sunny location versus Iphone 6 plus, and that darned Apple won again. Holiday cancelled, Continue reading

Gbegiri – updated recipe

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There is a recipe for Gbegiri on the blog, quite an old recipe, but I haven’t cooked this dish in what feels like forever now, well if you read that post, you must know how much I whined about the process. I have eaten Gbegiri in Funmi’s house quite a number of times, and it always amazes me how often it shows up on her menu list. Bros is a very lucky man, I swear. Anyways, I have an interesting twist to Gbegiri but you see my lazy ass was not in the mood to go through the process, besides Continue reading

The Nigerian Smoothie Series – featuring Ugu

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This post is a Business 101 class, so take notes. Lol. I had an idea I wanted to run by a friend a few weeks ago. The conversation naturally drifted to food. This friend and I are huge foodies, so it was expected. Anyways, I sent her links of the new juices/smoothies bar popping up all over Nigeria, and one thing I loooooove about this friend of mine is her bluntness. It may rankle sometimes when you are the receiving end, but once you get to understand that, it isn’t personal, that is just her personality, you take it in Continue reading

Coconutty for Eko

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The words Coco for Eko did come to mind to name this, but I wanted to represent the fact that it had nuts in it. In this case almonds, but you could use brazilian nuts, cashew nuts, and even groundnuts. Eko and milk is a classic combination, but I wanted something extra. I wanted ooomph, va va voom, the wow factor. I mean Eko is probably the most bland of food items, save for its sourness, so I decided to Jazz it up a little. Continuing this my new mission to re-invent the visual perception of Nigerian food. The point Continue reading

How to make Eko (agidi)

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I have written a post on how to make your own Ogi (akamu) – click HERE, I guess the next logical stage is to write about how to make Eko (agidi). I am one of those weird people who absolutely hate Ogi, but really like Eko. Strange I know. I like how Eko is a smooshy solid, it is also quite tangy, and it goes with everything. From Efo Riro, to Egusi, to Okro, Eko is just amazing. If you live in Nigeria, and Eko is not commonly sold in markets near you, or you are worried about the possibly Continue reading

Egusi Ijebu – the authentic version with a twist

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The last time I posted a recipe for Egusi Ijebu feels like a lifetime ago now. I didn’t exactly nail the recipe then, because some of the feedback I got said it didn’t look as smooth as Egusi Ijebu is supposed to be. I admit I was wrong with that recipe, because it was a little pebbly looking, plus I didn’t blend all the ingredients before cooking. Oh, I didn’t know my friend Funmi then. You guys know Funmi is like the cooking twin sister that I never had. We are even a few months shy of each other, born the Continue reading