Resources for the New, Growing & Confident Cook

by Kitchen Butterflyon October 27, 2016
A collection of links to help because ‘No better cook did dreaming alone make :)’ Thank me later Becoming a good cook is a cross between the creative and practical, with health & safety as the overarching theme. I’ve found a few resources which you might find useful: Culinary Arts Basics Everything you need to know, […]

Nigerian ‘Concept’ Dish: Beans & Garri ‘Truffles’

by Kitchen Butterflyon October 27, 2016
The concept here is of ‘truffles’. Like Chocolate truffles but not… A chocolate truffle is a type of chocolate confectionery, traditionally made with a chocolate ganache centre coated in chocolate, cocoa powder or chopped toasted nuts (typically hazelnuts,almonds or coconut), usually in a spherical, conical, or curved shape. Their name derives from their traditional shape, which […]

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner or Dessert: Grilled French Toast with Fruit & Cream

by Kitchen Butterflyon October 26, 2016
I have a love hate relationship with French Toast – it allows itself get so easily sidetracked, so ‘meh’ and so often that it takes a twist to get me hankering after it. And I’m not the only one. In Epicurious’s ‘Cook Like a Diner‘ series, David Tamarkin writes ‘The French Toast Notebooks’ and his  […]


Pan Breads, by Puff Puff

by Kitchen Butterflyon October 25, 2016
What do you do when you have left over puff puff batter that you consider too sour for…puff puff? You make pan bread – batter fried in lightly oiled pans till they cook, crepe like/ pancake like. On rare occasion, I have leftover puff puff batter. Batter because it is ‘pourable’, not dough which is […]

Peanutty Red Amaranth

by Kitchen Butterflyon October 24, 2016
I love red amaranth, even though it has shown me ‘pepper’. Last December, I had a peanutty red amaranth side dish on my Big 60 menu. BIG 60 is an annual ‘pop up’ culture and lifestyle installation which is organized and installed by A Whitespace Creative Agency BIG 60 is an annual ‘pop up’ culture and […]

Avocado-Suya Burger

by Kitchen Butterflyon October 23, 2016
All weekend, I’ve been thinking about this burger. Inspired by vegan burgers on @3.Bunnies Instagram’s account, I made a #NewNigerianKitchen, #Whole30 compliant version.   You hass to try one of our Teriyaki Avocado Burgers 🍔💚🙈 We took a small break away from social media to enjoy somebunny’s(Christina’s) birthday 🎁🎈 Sometimes it’s nice to fall off grid […]


Groundnut-Dry Fish Pepper soup

by Kitchen Butterflyon October 22, 2016
Okwu-oji is a spiced peanut paste served with garden eggs. One day at work, one colleague, P brings a rather large tub of Okwu-oji for another colleague, O. O is sure he’ll never see the bottom of the tub and so was glad to gift me some (that huge tub emptied out sooner than we […]

Friday Cocktail – Watermelon & Lime Shandy

by Kitchen Butterflyon October 21, 2016
Okay. I’m sorry. The truth is…yes, another Shandy. I wish I could promise you it would be the last :(, sigh…I’m thinking of a tangelo version because tangelos are in season but first, watermelon. Don’t you just love the colour? This has to be one of my favourite shandies. Why? The surprise – watermelon has […]

Nigerian Concept Dish: ‘Plantain’ & Groundnuts

by Kitchen Butterflyon October 20, 2016
This concept is as much about visual as it is about taste. In this dish I wanted to highlight: how street food – plantain (bole) & groundnuts can be translated to fine dining how to bring balance to a dish through food pairings how textures and flavours can be repeated in a dish in different […]

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