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...
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