This is a healthy and fun recipe, with focus on the avocado salsa and peppered gizzard, since you only have to boil the brown rice with just water. The great thing about this avocado salsa is you can pair with almost any food of choice. From rice to corn to yam.
What is a balanced diet? It is basically a meal consisting of all (or almost all of) the classes of food we have. Carbs, proteins, fat, vitamins and minerals.
It can be also be termed as a healthy meal comprising of whole foods with adequate calories, micro and macronutrients.
Oha soup is a soup enjoyed by the Igbo people of Nigeria. One of the things I love about the soup is that it is an actual meal on its own. You can eat alone or with eba (garri), wheat meal and the likes. It is also highly nutritious.
This is a bougie version of the spaghetti boarding house students make in the dorms. This is only natural as I was one myself. However, this version is healthier and more delicious.
Ofada rice is made using the local rice grown in Nigeria. It is different from the typical rice because it is more difficult to mill and polish, therefore some or all of the rice bran is left on the grain, strengthening the flavour and making it more nutritious than the more common rice imported. While it is indigenous to the Yoruba people (Ogun state specifically), it is now a party staple in major cities of the country (and beyond). As usual, I’ll be showing you a super fun and easy way to prepare ofada rice and the stew made specially for it called ayamase.
I had to include party worthy in the title because jollof rice lovers know there is jollof rice, party jollof rice and concoction rice. Out of which we love party jollof rice the most, rave about it and use it as our claim to culinary fame. I am all about holistic living and hence do not like sachet tomato (puree) paste. Some people have argued by adding it is the only way to achieve proper jollof rice in all its orangish-red glory… I disagree.
I didn’t plan to post the recipe of this meal because it seems strange but it is delicious, I promise. The idea of this food came when I had extra hibiscus tea and decided to make good use of it. And like most of my recipes, it is very easy to make, specially created for the busy and lazy. 😎
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.
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.
Information is good, but sometimes the wealth of information available to us about what to eat and how to eat causes us to form an unhealthy relationship with food. We stop savouring the wonders of food and stop enjoying every moment immensely because we are so busy counting calories and feeling guilty after each meal.