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Updated: 12+ Alternative ‘Stews’ & Sauces You Can Make Without Fresh Tomatoes

by Kitchen Butterflyon July 6, 2016
…because we cannot go and die because tomatoes are outrageously expensive. Nigerians, praised for their resilience and ingenuity are currently seeking ways to do without Fresh tomatoes. Fresh tomatoes aren’t cheap for various reason but they are the bedrock upon which ‘stew’ is founded. In Nigeria, there is only one meaning of stew and that is a sauce […]

Fresh & Vibrant Nigerian Salads

by Kitchen Butterflyon June 14, 2016
Looking for inspiration? Healthy? Clean? Vibrant? With Nigerian ingredients? Here are a few salads to get you on your way. They feature: seasonal produce ‘superfoods- like acha lots of fruits and vegetables Cassava & Coconut Salad Beans & Corn Salad with fresh coconut Warm Acha Salad Suya Sesame Masa Salad Plantain Imoyo Salad Plantain & […]

Ramadan Recipes, with Acha

by Kitchen Butterflyon June 14, 2016
I’ve been cooking a lot of Acha – everyone in mia familia loves it, picky eaters included. It is a great grain – available, inexpensive, gluten free, easy to cook and super nutritious. I mean, how good can it get? Here are a few ways we’ve had it –  as porridge (least favourite but take 2 on […]

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Ramadan Recipes

by Kitchen Butterflyon June 13, 2016
Ramadan Kareem to my Muslim friends. I’d like to share some ideas for Iftar and Suhoor – I hope they provide some inspiration this Ramadan. Your guide to eating during Ramadan Foods to break your fast Iftar Suhoor and more Desserts Sweeteners & Drinks Enjoy xxx

7 Things I learnt from the 2015 Masterchef Australia Grand Finale

by Kitchen Butterflyon May 20, 2016
Masterchef Australia will always be my favourite TV program, for the character of the judges – mentoring, nurturing, firm, truthful but kind; for the diversity of the challenges; for how much they share and teach but most of all, for the amazing contestants. It’s no secret that Australia is one of the places I’d love […]

Friday Cocktails: Spiced Mango Shandy

by Kitchen Butterflyon May 13, 2016
On another edition of Friday Cocktails, mangoes are the star. And this drink, this shandy is one of the most fragrant mango drinks I’ve ever had. See, I’m not a huge fan of mango drinks – I find them overly rich and thick but here, the sweet fizz of lemon and lime soda and ‘hoppy’ lager combined with […]

Deconstructed: Tigernut Crumble with Mango Cream & Candied Zobo Flowers

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 21, 2016
I love to repurpose things in the kitchen – whether its turning zobo flowers into sauce after making an infusion or making a crumble with leftover tigernut chaff from making kunnu aya, the milk. It works. Rather beautifully too. Here’s what you have to do. Take your favourite crumble recipe and switch it up a bit […]

Layered Dessert: Zobo & Lime Cheesecake

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 18, 2016
This cheesecake combines zobo jelly with lime cream and crushed ginger cookies. It is a rendition of a blackberry and lime cheesecake I made a few years ago which had me smitten. One thing I’ve learnt in the process of making jellies and things with gelatin is the importance of testing. A great lesson taught […]

Frozen Desserts: Palm Wine Granita & Soursop Sorbet

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 17, 2016
This dessert is the result of conversations. From Port Harcourt to Lagos, face to face and What’s App. First of all, it was Zina. We sat eating dodo and stew before our Eba and Egusi soup, when she told me about a Palm Wine granita her mum had given her an idea for. You know how […]

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