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Balanced Diet ft Rice, Beans and Vegetable Stew Recipe

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.

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Dealing With Painful Menstrual Periods (1) – Nightmares of a few

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.

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How To Make Okro And Bitter Leaf Soup 

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 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 😉

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Pineapple Flavoured Scrambled Eggs and Yam with Zobo 

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!

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Bean Fritters and Millet Pap 

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.

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Not So Healthy Vegetable Oils 

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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.

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