Posted in Food & Health

How To Make Abacha Without Nkanwu

One of the joys of having my secondary school education in Enugu was Abacha. Boarding students were not allowed outside the gate, so my friends and I would give our day classmates money to get abacha from the woman who sold outside the school gate. With our eager faces pressed to the gate, we shouted to our saviours things like “Canda 50 naira!”, ” I want mmiri abacha”, “Tell her to more onions o!”. Such is the power abacha holds. However, we purged after eating it that I was forced to create a recipe that makes a delicious abacha without potash, which is meant to hold the oil to the abacha seamlessly.

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How To Make Edikaikong Soup

Edikaikong soup is a vegetable soup that is originally from the Cross River and Akwa Ibom people of Nigeria. A nutritionally dense soup, it can be eaten alone or savoured with – wheat meal (like I did), fufu or akpu, amala; literally everything you want to eat with it. It is fairly easy to make, and I have made it even more fun and easier to do so. Sit tight while I share my recipe with you.

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Mr Voyager’s Tales

I am running late to work today, for some reason, my alarm didn’t notify me. As I stand at the bus stop, I contemplate between taking a motorcycle to work or braving the traffic. I chose the latter, as I see a bus conductor shouting the fare at a cheaper rate. Like the proper Lagos girl I am, I clutch my bag properly and fight my way onto the bus.

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Breakaway

It was one of those days, I wanted to be the neighbourhood girl. My braids were old, I was wearing a loose fitting gown with black pantyhose. I was standing eating ice cream as I waited for my movie ticket. Then I saw him, the former love of my life, as he walked towards me. I quickly dived into my bag to get my sunglasses. As I wore them and looked up, he was standing in front of me.

“You are as beautiful as you have always been”, he said.

My ice cream fell off my hands and he bent to try to retrieve the mess.

“I will have to get you another”. He smiled coyly, “I know your favourite flavour and toppings”.

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How to make Bell Peppers Stew with Chicken and Prawns, and Brown Rice.

Wow! Such a long title. I couldn’t think of a shorter name, because as with most recipes I invent, I’m lost as to what to name it that fully captures all the unique ingredients that make it what it is. On the plate, there is cooked brown rice, the bell peppers sauce with chicken prawns, and moi-moi. If you have followed my blog before my hiatus, you will know my recipes are typically easy to recreate. I’m lazy and I love delicious food, so I find innovative ways to make everything nice and easy. I will be taking it step by step for ease.

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From The Dandelion, Came The Bamboo.

As I relaunch my blog, I thought about all the cool names to name my blog, which seemed fitting since I want to establish myself as a brand – a purpose driven woman. However, I still stuck to OnyinyeOlufunmi, a combination of my first (Igbo) and middle (Yoruba) name because I don’t think anything else captures my essence. Not either of them alone, but as it, delicately woven together to reflect who I was, I am and will be.

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Break And Growth

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Some of my readers and friends have been sending concerned messages asking where I am, if I’m safe. I’ve been out of reach for a month both online and offline. This post is a testimony kind of post. I’m so grateful to be alive and to be loved. I was robbed while on a trip but it was not just any type of robbery, it was scary but I’m super grateful to God for preserving me and helping me learn from it.

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