Archive for June, 2015

Prawn Head Pepper Soup

by Kitchen Butterflyon June 29, 2015
There are many lessons a girl learns from her mother – how to use prawn heads is arguably one of the best of them. You might scoff and say ‘really’? And I might smile back gently and say ‘Yes, really’. See flavour is not to be underrated, and if like me, you’d rather derive yours naturally, […]

Kitchen Butterfly Featured on BuzzFeed

by Kitchen Butterflyon June 29, 2015
Fam, we made it – Nigerian cuisine and its beloved dishes done gone global.  And yes, KB, Kitchen Butterfly was featured with several mentions. Woo hoo. All this thanks to Bim, Culture editor at BuzzfeedUK, who wrote ‘23 Nigerian Foods The World Should Know & Love‘. At No 1 is the beloved Jollof Rice and at […]

Coconut Masa with Suya & Waterleaf Blooms

by Kitchen Butterflyon June 26, 2015
Part of my fascination with food is the connectedness – the discovery of similar techniques, ingredients, recipes, processes across vastly different cultures and cuisines. Like how poffertjes pans are like Masa ones but with smaller divots. Like how South Indian Appam batter is the same as that for masa, just with coconut milk. And so […]

Five (5) Delicious Dips in ‘Arabian’ Cuisine

by Kitchen Butterflyon June 26, 2015
Here are five delicious dips from Arabic/ Levant Cuisine 1. Hummus The standard bearer, and vanilla essence of Arabian dips. It is made from boiled chickpeas, pureed and flavoured with tahini- sesame seed paste, olive oil, lemon juice. Variations range from chunky to smooth, made with freshly boiled or tinned chickpeas, served simply or elaborately with olive oil and […]

Aga Living – Home & Kitchen

by Kitchen Butterflyon June 26, 2015
There are so many things I love about the aga brand®, the makers of beautiful home and kitchen utensils. The focus on fully functional pieces, beautifully designed with quirk makes them one of my favourites. As a brand ambassador for aga, it is my pleasure to introduce to some of their products. The aga brand® […]

Foods to Break Your Fast

by Kitchen Butterflyon June 23, 2015
After a long period of not eating, it is best to break your fast with light and healthy foods that get your energy levels up. One suggestion is to have a small plate of fruits or food, go to prayer and then have a more nutritious Iftar meal. Here are 10 things you can eat to keep […]

Moghrabieh Salad

by Kitchen Butterflyon June 23, 2015
Legume & grain salads are perfect for Ramadan meals.  Cook up a huge pot of beans, grains and use it in a variety of soups and salads, combined with simple dressings and vegetables. Take one is this salad, take two is a soup using much the same ingredients. I particularly like this salad for the […]

Suya – Sesame Ma’Salad

by Kitchen Butterflyon June 22, 2015
Suya and masa to be honest is a no-brainer for they hold court together, very often. I would simply have called this a suya-masa salad were it not my daughter, of croffle vs croissantwaf’fly fame who christened it Ma’Salad, and so it is. You can purchase all the elements from your nearest ‘Glover court‘, mix and match […]

In Season

by Kitchen Butterflyon June 22, 2015
I’m so thrilled that this season of corn and yellow peppers, ose Nsukka is the one which follows mango season. This is the season of monsoon rains, nights lulled to sleep with drizzles and mornings rudely awoken with pounding drops, thunder and lightening. Here are a few things in season Sweet Potatoes These purple-skinned sweet […]