This is my late arrival to celebrating women’s month. Periods is something that is still unfortunately regarded as taboo. Something to be discussed in whispers, something disgusting. I believe it is simple biology and proper discussions need to be held on it to break the power of the myths woven around it. This is a two-part post on painful periods. The first explores the personal stories of women I know and admire, while the second is getting professional advice on how to better manage it. The intention of this is to provide help to women who have painful periods but are ignorant about it or lack access to a gynaecologist.
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.
Bitter leaf is a very medicinal and nutritional plant. You can read about the benefits here and no, it’s not as bitter as it sounds. If washed properly, it has a sweet like taste. This soup is a first for me and also the first time I am cooking intestine (meat) myself. I eat it when my mom cooks but it’s my first time cooking it. I added very little ogbono as a thickener. I could have used achi (mainly known for soup thickening) or any other thing but I wanted to intensify the slimy consistency of the soup. I ate it with amala 😉
Yes… You read right. I made scrambled eggs with pineapple, and the taste was so heavenly. When I finished eating I just staring at my plate thinking why I didn’t do it sooner. The decision to add pineapple to the egg was spontaneous. I was thinking of a way to jazz up my food and bam!
This beautiful morning, I am having bean fritters and millet pap/porridge. Which is as good as it tastes. Nigerian bean fritters are locally known as akara. It is made from beans and popularly eaten across many homes as breakfast. Millet pap is made from fermented millet grains and is widely used for weaning children.
First of all, I can’t help but admire the advertising prowess of vegetable oil companies. It takes a lot, to sell poison as the good stuff. When I was very little and my mom switched from the local groundnut oil to vegetable oil because we are trying to live healthily and then the message was (and still is) how healthy vegetable oils are.
Vegetable soup is one of my favourite things in the world. It just seems right to make my first food post about it. I love it, the taste, making it and of course the nutritional benefits. There are different ways to prepare it in Nigeria. However, I will be talking about efo riro.
So, it has been a year our president has been elected into office and six months since food prices started increasing, especially tomatoes. I miss tomatoes, guys. I love tomatoes, I used to eat tomatoes without caution. In fact, it was formerly part of my skincare but I haven’t eaten tomatoes since April talk less about applying of applying to my face. 😢
I attended my first NITC natural hair meet up. It was fun, educative and I had the opportunity of meeting Ekene of TheKinkAndI, Dr Savage of Special Me and Uzoma of Don’t Touch Hair. It was hosted by Natural Nigerian and TheKinkAndI, and it held at Neo Cafe in Victoria Island, Lagos. It started with an interactive session headed by Dr Savage, Ekene, Luchi Madubuike and Dabs before the talks started.