Growing up in Nigeria, we ate a lot of rice, during parties, weddings, birthdays, funerals etc you name it and rice was always present. It could be in different forms like coconut jellof rice, fried rice, white rice and tomato stew, etc in different forms. We usually use long grain rice like Uncle Ben's… Continue reading Jellof Rice!!
Aka lamb meat pie. A few days ago I was at the grocery store and found ground lamb!! I kept thinking of what to make and it hit me, I wanted to make some meat pie. I wanted something more interesting. I made it pretty similar to my beef meat pie as I still… Continue reading Lamb pie!!
Guest Post!!! I have come to believe that living in the diaspora can have an effect on the palate, I find myself craving foods that I didn't normally do so at home. Growing up I used to sit on the booth of my brother's car waiting, waiting for the vendors who would expertly balance… Continue reading Okpa!!
I apologize for being absent for some time. I have found that at the end of every semester I break down, feel sick or something. I went through a crazy strep throat that knocked me off for like a week, then had a crazy fever with chills. Anyways, I do love coconut A LOT, I… Continue reading Oven-Fried Coconut chicken!
This is a popular dish gotten from the breadfruit tree in the Eastern part of Nigeria. It grows to be really large, the fruit is allowed to get ripe on the tree which then falls to the ground, imagine a fruit as large as a big watermelon and really heavy falling from a tall tree. … Continue reading Ukwa!
In almost every Nigerian kitchen or home, a pot of tomato stew in the fridge is very common, it is easy to whip up some rice, potatoes, spaghetti, plantain etc to have with the stew, it is really versatile for the days when you are too tired to cook. I know that there are many versions of… Continue reading Nigerian Tomato stew
Growing up in a large family had its perks, sometimes it was fun and other times not so much. My elder sister IC has always had my back, I remember she would save up money to buy me clothes (even though I took some of hers, not just clothes but perfumes, makeup, shoes etc). Love you,… Continue reading Nigerian coconut Moi-Moi