Crispy, tender, Roasted sweet potatoes

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Roasted Sweet Potatoes make a good and healthy side to many sauces and stews, like the Nigerian Tomato Stew, Nigerian Egg Stew, Nigerian Tomato Sauce, Mackerel in Tomato Sauce. It also pairs excellently with guacamole.

Easy and delicious mackerel in tomato sauce

Mackerel in Tomato Sauce

Mackerel in tomato sauce is a simple and delicious sauce that can be eaten with a variety of side dishes. Mackerel is consumed worldwide and is one of the most frequently eaten fish in Nigeria. Imported frozen,  mackerel is popularly called ‘Ice-fish’. It is an oily fish and a good source […]

Onugbu soup, Igbo soup

Bitter leaf soup (Onugbu soup)

There is nothing delicate or pretentious about Bitter leaf soup (onugbu soup). It is a full bodied soup that will take your tastebuds on a gratifying dining trip. Bitter leaf soup is an icon of Igbo cuisine, especially to the Anambra Igbos of Eastern Nigeria. It is an embodiment of […]

soft, sweet and flavourful Indian coconut ladoo

Indian coconut ladoo

Indian coconut Ladoo is soft, flavourful and sweet, it tastes like caramelized coconut ice-cream. Quite similar to Nigerian Coconut candy, but with the addition of milk, it is delectable to the max. It is normally made with freshly grated coconut and is soft but not crumbly. Indian cuisine is very rich and […]

Flavourful, aromatic and scrumptious Nigerian Coconut Rice

Nigerian Coconut Rice

When one thinks of the tropics, it’s always the sun, blue skies and coconut. I just love coconuts, I love coconuts in curry, chocolates, rice, pigeon peas (fiofio) etc. The fresh aroma of coconut in the Nigerian coconut rice fills your kitchen, as it adds richness and flavour to your […]

golden, crispy and soft hush puppies

Hush Puppies

Hush Puppies are fried cornmeal batter which are similar to Nigerian buns, the difference is the absence of cornmeal in Nigerian buns. It is a classic fried dough in southern United States. They are golden and crispy on the outside and soft in the middle. The toasty smell of cornmeal and frying […]

Luxuriant and authentic Ofe Owerri

Ofe Owerri

Ofe Owerri is a community symbol of the Owerri people of Eastern Nigeria and its environs. They are so proud of this rich and expensive soup that songs have been rendered about it. To make Ofe Owerri for your guests is a thing of pride because it represents affluence and […]

jamaican beef patty in all its golden glory

Jamaican beef patty

You might call them Empanadas, hand pies, or turnovers but Jamaicans call them Patties, Jamaican beef patty.  I had just arrived our small rented apartment in downtown Toronto, hungry and tired. Daughter no. 1 and I decided to scout for something to eat. Of course there was an array of […]

Best Palm oil stew

Palm oil Stew

That distinct smell of onions frying in palm oil is always so exciting to the senses and it really carries far. When I perceive it, I think Palm oil Stew, Palm oil jollof Rice, Fried Okro Soup, Smoked fish sauce and dishes just flash through my mind and I salivate.  […]

Rich Nigerian palm oil jollof rice

Nigerian Palm oil jollof rice

Nigerian palm oil jollof rice is a variant of the Nigerian Jollof rice. The main difference being that palm oil is used rather than vegetable oil. Just like the Palm oil Stew, local spices are also used. Nigerian Palm oil jollof rice is not usually served at parties, which is […]