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HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE BREAD CRUMBS

home made bread crumbs for jamaican beef patty

How-tos, Tips/How-tos | July 27, 2016 | By

How to make homemade bread crumbs—Making your own bread crumbs is easy and it also tastes better than store bought. You can use plain, whole wheat, rye bread etc but please try not to use stale bread. 

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How to make homemade coconut milk

How-tos, Tips/How-tos | July 27, 2016 | By

Making coconut milk from the fresh coconut fruit can seem tedious to some people but it’s worth the effort. No substitute can beat coconut milk freshly extracted from the fruit. To make homemade coconut milk, it is best

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HOW TO COOK SWEET POTATO IN THE MICROWAVE OVEN

How-tos, Tips/How-tos | July 27, 2016 | By

HOW TO COOK SWEET POTATO IN THE MICROWAVE OVEN—This really easy to make, with so little cleanup to do.

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How to make coconut milk using coconut powder

coconut milk for Nigerian Coconut Rice

How-tos, Tips/How-tos | July 27, 2016 | By

Making coconut milk from the fruit is quite easy, but sometimes it is not possible, so the powder will have to do. To make Coconut milk using coconut powder, you only need to reconstitute the powder to get milk. Coconut milk produced from the powder doesn’t quite have the full body of the fresh milk but when really pressed, it is a good substitute. Coconut powder is sold

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HOW TO MAKE BUTTERMILK

How-tos, Tips/How-tos | July 27, 2016 | By

HOW TO MAKE BUTTERMILK—Buttermilk improves the flavour and texture of some baked goods, increasing rise and giving them a tangy taste. It is also essential when using baking soda as a raising agent. Buttermilk can be difficult to find in some places so, this

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How to make liquid milk using powdered milk

How-tos, Tips/How-tos | July 26, 2016 | By

HOW TO MAKE LIQUID MILK USING POWDERED MILK—Usually when a recipe calls for milk, it is liquid milk (not evaporated milk) unless otherwise specified. If you have only powdered milk, then reconstitute it to get liquid milk. Here is how to:

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OKPA

Soft, healthy, vibrant and delicious Okpa

Porridge/Pudding, Recipes | July 5, 2016 | By

Okpa is the Igbo word for Bambara groundnut, in Hausa language, it is Gurjiya or kwaruru. Okpa is also the name of a boiled pudding made from this nut. It is a street food very common in the eastern part of Nigeria, though other metropolitan cities are catching up very fast. Also called Igbu, okpa is cheap and very filling, a life saver when you need cheap, healthy, delicious food on the go and really good for dieters and diabetics. Okpa is arguably a symbol of Enugu State, Nigeria and there are places there noted for making delicious unadulterated okpa e.g 9th-mile corner, Oji river, New-Haven in Enugu etc.

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Basic guacamole

BASIC GUACAMOLE—This is a basic guacamole recipe. Guacamole always makes for a delicious dip for loads of finger food, also a side dish or salad . It originated from mexico and the star ingredient is avocado. Guacamole is very healthy because avocados are loaded with nutrients. It is easy to make and doesn’t take time, it can be smooth or chunky, it is all a matter of preference.

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