Spicy Cayenne Pepper Stew (Shombo Stew)

Cayenne Pepper Stew (Shombo Stew)

Cayenne pepper stew (Shombo stew) is made with Fresh cayenne pepper with no tomatoes added. Nigerians have numerous stews, we love our stews which are mostly made up of a combination of tomatoes and peppers, tomato being the main ingredient. Tomatoes and peppers are nutrient-rich fruits. Cayenne pepper by itself […]

Oto Mboro (Unripe banana porridge)

Oto Mboro is a porridge made with grated or pureed unripe bananas and vegetables. Similar to Ikokore (water yam porridge) and plantain porridge. It is delicious and healthy, so much so that it is part of the food given to young maidens who are confined in the fattening rooms of […]

Special Bushmeat and Vegetable

Bushmeat and Vegetable

In Nigeria, the success of a party is judged by the quantity, variety and availability of food and drink. Variety is a key factor, most especially, variety in meat, fish and other seafood dishes. Sometimes, the variety is so much that they are brought out in phases. This could include […]

Golden and Sturdy Nigerian Cornish Pasty

Nigerian Cornish Pasty

Nigerian Cornish pasty is a wholesome hand pie filled with meat and vegetables. The few times I have bought Cornish Pasty in Nigeria, have been underwhelming. More like a meat pie with a different name, so I now make my own. I love Cornish pasty not just because it’s awesome but […]

Gbegiri, Creamy yoruba beans soup

Gbegiri beans soup

I read somewhere that if the Yorubas of Western Nigeria were to have a flag, it will be the colours of Abula. Abula is a combination of Gbegiri, Ewedu and Obe Omi. I also heard that Gbegiri is an unhindered express road to a man’s heart, hmm…men will have to confirm […]

Fresh Plain okro soup with Omi Obe and Amala

Plain Okro Soup (Ila)

Plain okro soup is different from the one-pot okro soup, it is cooked to be accompanied by the versatile Omi Obe (stew). They make an exquisite pair. I first ate plain okro with Omi Obe in the boarding school. At first, it was a shock to me seeing stew and […]

Simple Ewedu soup

Ewedu Soup, Jute leaf Soup

Ewedu soup is the soup my Yoruba friend, Shade loved and always raved about in secondary school. In the refectory, we were being served stew and Plain okro soup and the times I ate it I liked it, strange though. So I promised myself that one day I will get to […]

Indulgent Caramel apple filled apple hand pie

Easy apple hand pie

Apple pie is a sweet pie with a decadent and succulent apple filling, an excellent comfort food. It is mostly made as a dish pie but with all the pros of hand pies/ turnovers, most pies are now made into “pockets of convenience” especially to suit the fast pace of […]

Wholesome and delicately flavoured breadfruit soup

African breadfruit soup, Ukwa soup

African breadfruit soup (Ukwa soup) is made with the excess cooking liquid or broth drained off when your breadfruit is cooked and ready. It is a special delicacy in Igboland of eastern Nigeria. This liquid has all the rich and delicate flavours of ukwa, the

Luxurious African breadfruit pottage

African breadfruit pottage, Ukwa etelu ete

Breadfruit pottage is the paramount breadfruit dish. It is made with the heavy arsenals of Igbo cuisine. African breadfruit or Ukwa pod comes from the large ukwa tree. The heavy Ukwa pod falls to the ground and is processed to get the delicious ukwa seeds. It is cooked and eaten at […]