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Basic Tomato Soup

Basic Tomato Soup

This basic tomato soup is excellent as a base for any tomato-based casseroles. To give it that sweep and slightly tangy taste, we added tomatoes, onions, celery salt, and other ingredients  

Pounded Yam

Pounded Yam

  Pounded yam is a traditional West African dish made from yam, which is a starchy root vegetable. Its star ingredient is yam.   Yam is a starchy root vegetable that is native to Africa and Asia. It is a staple food in many parts [continue reading]

Egusi Soup

Egusi Soup

Egusi is a type of melon seed that is commonly used in West African cuisine. It is high in protein and fat and is a good source of essential minerals such as magnesium, potassium, and zinc. Consuming egusi may also provide benefits such as improving [continue reading]

Homemade Cottage Cheese

Homemade Cottage Cheese

I simply make this cottage cheese the way my grandmother taught me to (no questions asked), and it works without fail each time.

Yaji Spiced Salmon and Fries

Yaji Spiced Salmon and Fries

There is nothing as good as spicing your food the way you want it. Spicing the salmon and fries with my homemade suya spice (yaji) gave this a whole new flavor.

Oven Baked Jollof Rice

Oven Baked Jollof Rice

This dish is a staple in western Africa.It is basically rice in herby tomato sauce.People from Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, and Senegal love their jollof rice.

Coconut Milk

Coconut Milk

We often do not have on hand, a key ingredient required in our recipes. Are you out of coconut milk but have a coconut? Follow this easy method to make your own. Its gluten and lactose free. It is excellent for use in soups, curries, [continue reading]

The Ultimate Zobo Drink

The Ultimate Zobo Drink

Zobo drink, is a non-alcoholic beverage made from different varieties of dried petals. It is known by different names depending on where you live. Popularly called Roselle, Sorrel, Hibiscus, Sobolo, and Da from the Caribbean to Africa. The location and climate where the plant grows [continue reading]

Kuli Kuli

Kuli Kuli

KuliKuli is basically fried groundnut paste after oil has been extracted from the paste. A very popular snack in Nigeria but native (originated) to the northern part. In its hey days, the Northern part of Nigeria was renowned for its groundnut pyramids.

Ghee (Clarified Butter)

Ghee (Clarified Butter)

Different countries have unique names for ghee. Cultures infuse different spices in ghee when making it as well. In the Northern part of Nigeria, Ghee is known as “Mai Shanu”, it’s literal translation means “Cow’s fat”. Ghee evolved out of the primal need to preserve [continue reading]

Shredded Beef Sauce

Shredded Beef Sauce

Quick, easy, and tasty.

Hot Meatballs

Hot Meatballs

Making my own meatballs from scratch has been one of the best thing for me. That way I get to spice it up to my taste. You can also follow this simple and easy recipe and adjust the spice to your taste and flavor.

Suya

Suya

Suya or Tsire is a spicy beef in a skewer. It is a popular food treat item in Nigeria and West Africa.