African Inspired Guinea Fowl Stew

Hello! it’s been a minute right?! Is it too late to say “Happy New year”? I think so, but I’ll say it anyway… HAPPY NEW YEAR … I hope you’re having a fab year so far? I don’t know what’s come over me, but over the last few weeks, I have found myself watching a…

Easy Yam Porridge – Asaro – Yam Pottage

Asaro – yam porridge has long been a favourite of mine. To me, its like jollof for yams due to the way in which the fresh yams are cooked in blended peppers, tomatoes and onions to make a porridge/pottage that is oh so yummy and warming and absolutely perfect for this time of the year here…

Sympli Natural: African Ripe Plantain (Dodo)™ Review

Hello and Happy New Year! I’ve decided to do a review of a relatively new food product I stumbled across during my weekly shop at the supermarket late last year. I hope to keep this aspect of the blog going as it’s a great way for me to share any new convenience food products with you…

Juicy Pork Chops

My earliest memory of pork was eating a full english or Naija-fied english breakfast full of streaky bacon (my mum’s favourite), sausages  with scrambled eggs and toast. I also remember eating pork stew back in Ogun state – a dish I absolutely hated! It was so fatty and although my piece of pork was huge,…

Rustic Spinach and Pepper Sauce + Fish

Today I had this crazy urge to eat some serious Efo riro. What I didn’t have was the strength to make the dish in all its glory with assorted meats, smoked fish and vegetables. I had to reach for one of my quick and easy mid-week favourites – Spicy Spinach and Fish. Whenever I make this…

Simply Fresh Ewedu (Jute)

This post is all about how to make ewedu (also know and Jute leaves) – plain and simple. This is a popular condiment to starchy foods such as Amala (Yam flour).  In Yoruba cuisine, it is usually served with stew (have a look at my Fried Peppered Beef Stew post) I love ewedu and I…

Pan-Fried Sea Bass + Sweet Mango Salsa

Last weekend was spent with two lovely friends from University. I had agonised over what to cook as I didn’t want to make Nigerian food. I wanted to challenge myself to make something that was a little out of my tried and tested comfort zone recipes so I settled for a 3 course Caribbean theme. What…

Nigerian Liver Fried Rice

Fried rice is one of the many popular rice dishes in Nigeria. I’ve come across a lot of recipes for Nigerian fried rice online and eaten different varieties at parties, so I thought I’d add mine as well. It can be made with a variety of meats from chicken to seafood a- It all depends…

Fried Peppered Beef Stew

This stew is not for the fit am crew – this stew is for those craving that hot and fiery mixed beef stew that takes them back home to Nigeria. I made this last week after a weekend away. After a lovely weekend of eating and sightseeing, I craved that home cooked dish and this…

Easy Banana Loaf

I have had some epic cake fails in my time and all will be revealed in good time, but this simple recipe never fails me. I don’t consider myself good at baking, but one day, I’ll get there! I’d love to make this with some Nigerian bananas when next I go home as I miss…

Corned Beef Stew

“… Is there more corned beef stew?” When you hear those words, you know you’ve managed to turn something so boring into something so yummy! As it was the August Bank holiday, I decided to revisit as old favourite of mine – Corned Beef Stew. This was one of the first dishes I learnt how to…