As explained in a previous post, cabbage is a really healthy vegetable to eat, and eating it regularly has lots of benefits! Read post on cabbage here. Nigerians mostly eat cabbages in slaws and salads, which makes their use limited. But from all my different exploration and experimentation, I have discovered...

Jollof Spaghetti

Many people do not know that the term Jollof, refers actually to a concept/technique of cooking. It involves the cooking of food in one pot with ingredients added at different/key stages during the cooking process. IT is actually this timing or you may also call it precision, which makes...
I love jacket potatoes, and every time I am in the UK, I make sure I eat them as often as I can, solely because I can only get the really large ones, not the smaller ones we get in Nigeria. I believe, the larger the potato, the better...

Sticky Rice Cake

There is something about sticky starchy rice that I find really "sexy" and comforting. Some people love their rice al dente cooked/soft, I love mine a little mushy. And if paired with the right type of accompanying sauce, the eating experience is incredible..! The Japanese are known for their incredible sticky rice...
Sometimes when entertaining visitors, you do not have to go all out to cook the usual, you know, rice, pounded yam with all sorts of soups bursting with different cuts of meat and fish. Little bits here and there and a bit of creativity is all you need to wow...

Suya For Lunch

So I was not feeling so hungry today, I just wanted something a little spicy and savory. I also wanted something sweet and crispy/crunchy. I am home alone today and after rummaging through the fridge for a while, I came across some beef suya made by my brother-in-law (uncle Sam)....
Riced Vegetables by Funke Koleosho - The Christian Mail
Riced Vegetables or ricing vegetables is my new thing....First it was spiralized vegetables, I have now added "Riced" vegetables to my list of dishes I eat as part of the plan to increase my vegetable intake. So essentially, ricing vegetables involve cutting them into grain size pieces...essentially making them look...
Spiced Edd by Funke Koleosho - The Christian Mail
One of my very earliest and favorite recipes since starting this blog...! This egg dish is popularly called .... Eggs!!! Well sorry, no "devil" eggs in here, we are Christians! (hehehe..) What we have instead are delicious, delicately Spiced Eggs. These eggs are so delicious and easy to make but...
Plantain & Bean Hummus by Funke Koleosho - The Christian Mail
Beans and plantains are a foodie match. Their tastes and flavours, textures complement each other so well. As one gets older, it's advised to make plant proteins the primary source of protein, and in Nigerian cuisine, beans (cow-peas) features prominently on the list of vegetables with high protein content. Beans...
A "Refresher" (recently made more popular by the Starbuck's chain) is a type of drink made to simply serve as a refreshment.....something that revives, creates a boost of energy, something delicious and satisfying. The drink comprises essentially, water with added fruit juice(s), sweeteners and alcohol(optionally), all to add taste and...
Starter - Prawns & Dodo by Funke Koleosho - The Christian Mail
Truth be told, I do sometimes resent having to labour over the stove for guests, especially those ones that did not give you enough notice that they are come...and as always, they want to be treated to your usual signature dishes...! So I keep coming up with loads of different...
Tomato Juice is really good for your health, especially for men. You get more benefit, if you eat the raw tomato fruit, ... read more
What it is: Not whatever the hell Jamie Oliver said it was. Jollof’s base ingredient is always rice, and “TPO” (tomato, pepper and onion) plus scotch bonnets. It’s customisable according to your preference: make it hotter than the sun, or as mild as a European’s palette (jk, but not really). Add...
Next to yams, plantains come second as the main staple source of food for Nigerians. I have written a couple of detailed posts on these two food ingredients, highlighting some of their nutritional benefits. I love both ingredients and tend to continuously experiment with ways of cooking and serving them...

Bread & Stew Recipe

Bread & Stew Recipe My father owned a bakery so I grew up eating the freshest, hottest bread you can imagine. I had bread every other day and I had it with virtually everything, eggs, sardines, fried fish, beans, chicken (all manner of chicken; boiled, fried, grilled, roasted, etc.), suya,...
christian mail - Edikangikong
Culture Editor of BuzzFeed UK, Bim Adewunmi reports on 23 Nigerian Foods The Whole World Should Know And Love. 1. Jollof rice What it is: Not whatever the hell Jamie Oliver said it was. Jollof’s base ingredient is always rice, and “TPO” (tomato, pepper and onion) plus scotch bonnets. It’s customisable according to...
Quick & easy flavoured water
“Instead of lemonade and bottled stuff, try these tips to create delicious homemade flavoured water ”  by Jamie Oliver  ...  see it here
The 15 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every Day
1. Soda Pop Sodas are a sugar loaded, empty source of calories that can be very detrimental to your health. In addition to being linked with weight gain, inflammation, and insulin resistance, this sweet caffeinated beverage can lead to gastro-esophageal reflux disease. This condition causes the stomach acid to leak back...
For my fellow country men who do not know what pita (or pitta) is, it is a type of flat, slightly leavened, oval shaped bread (origin: Middle Eastern countries). It can be opened to form a pocket which can be filled to make excellent sandwiches. Any thing ranging from...
Try These Hacks to Make the Perfect Sunny Side Up Egg
Most people have fried an egg, but sunny side up eggs — perfectly cooked — are a rarity. It’s just not scientifically sound to expect that two things, — like a yolk and egg white — one mostly protein and the other fat, to cook at the same temperature...
I have not come across that many people who do not enjoy the savoury pudding, made from Nigeria brown beans, traditionally called moin-moin! This very popular dish is also known as olele, and judging from its names, it is clear that this dish is an original Yoruba dish. Moin-moin is made...
Chicken is probably the most commonly eaten meat in the world! so in order not to get tired of eating it all the time, I tend to vary the spice I use and the method of cooking it. Funke Koleosho's Suya Spiced Baked Chicken My recipe today is really simple...requires very...
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