Desserts/ finger food

Awara, Soya Bean Tofu, Beske

Awara, Soya Bean Tofu, Beske

Awara is a healthy, popular Northern Nigerian dish made from soya beans, it is also common in western Nigeria. It is called Tofu in English and Awara, Wara or Beske in Nigeria, although beske is fried tofu. Fresh Awara is soft and almost white in colour. It is high in […]

Jamaican Sorrel Fruit Cake

Jamaican Sorrel Fruit Cake (Zobo Cake)

Sorrel (Zobo) fruit cake is loved in the Caribbean and is specially made during Christmas. The calyx of the sorrel (zobo) flower is pureed and used for this cake. The Jamaican sorrel fruit cake is similar to the Jamaican Black cake or Christmas fruit cake. It is a delicious, dense […]

sorrel puree recipe

Sorrel Puree Recipe

This Sorrel puree recipe (Zobo puree) is easy and straightforward. It is a puree made from the calyx of the sorrel plant. It is very similar to Cranberry sauce both in taste and colour. When we think of sorrel, we mostly think of Sorrel drink or Sorrel tea (Zobo). Also […]

Nigerian party appetizers (small chops) in a tray

18 Nigerian party appetizers (small chops)

Nigerians are party people, absolutely nothing stops them from partying and they don’t need much of an excuse to throw a party. A Nigerian party can have hundreds of guests in attendance. Hard-working people, who also party hard. Parties include Pre-wedding party (sometimes called “Suya night”), Traditional wedding, Church wedding, […]

Delicious Nkwobi (cowleg) in a plate with red onions and utazi

Nkwobi recipe

Nkwobi is cow leg mixed in a spicy palm oil sauce. Cow leg Nkwobi is the most popular type of Nkwobi, it is a delicacy from Igboland of Eastern Nigeria. It grew from a beer parlour (pub) favourite to a classy restaurant staple and with my simple recipe, you can […]

Tender and moist Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin bread recipe

Pumpkin bread is a quick bread that is light, moist and utterly delicious. The pumpkin gives it a beautiful orange hue and a lovely flavour. Pumpkin is rich in potassium, vitamin C and beta-carotene, it enhances immunity and it’s good for the eyes. It is nutrient-dense and low in calories. […]

Tender and fluffy Akara

How to make Akara (Bean cake, beans fritters, Kosai)

Akara is a deep-fried fritter made from beans paste or beans powder. It is also called Kosai, Bean cake, Acaraje or Beanballs and is mostly made with black-eyed peas (beans) but there are many other types of beans you can use. Akara is a very popular breakfast dish in Nigeria. […]

Soft, tender and appetizing Fish cakes

Easy fish cake, Fish fritters

This Easy Fish cake recipe is truly delightfully tasty. It is one of those recipes that pop into your head and you believe it will work so you give it a shot and it tastes absolutely delectable. I love fish and will keep finding delicious ways to cook it. This […]

Chewy with crispy edges Spring onions pancake. Quick and easy

Spring Onion Pancake (Scallion/Green Onion)

Spring Onion Pancake (Scallion/Green onion pancake) is a compromise recipe of the Chinese scallion pancake which is a savoury Chinese pancake made from dough instead of a batter. The first and only time I made these pancakes was for breakfast at home. Although it was successful, well layered, flaky with […]

Candied Lemon slices

Candied Lemon slices, Candied Orange slices

Having a lemon (or orange) tree usually leaves you with an abundance of lemons, more lemons than you know what to do with. Candied Lemon slices is an excellent way to use up some of your lemons and it is a delicious treat. Candying is a means of preserving the […]