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Finally Named: ‘Umilo/ Omilo’ is Cocoplum, Paradise Plum!

by Kitchen Butterflyon May 30, 2019
Do you remember these posts I wrote? Pepper Soup Spice Detective: Umilo/ Omilo But… and The Journey to Names and Provenance – Umilo & Gbafilo In both, I tried to find the botanical names for a specific peppersoup spice, umilo/ omilo. There were some conclusions but they were confusing. For instance, I found the supposed […]

Nigerian ‘Concept’ Dish: Akara Brick Toast

by Kitchen Butterflyon May 25, 2019
The perfect Saturday morning breakfast – bread and akara, only switched up in a take on a popular Japanese dish. Shibuya Honey Toast It’s also known as Japanese Honey Toast or Brick Toast (or simply called Honey Toast or Hanitoo in Japanese); Source – JW Web Magazine  If you know me, you might know that […]

Gluten-free Masa Sliders

by Kitchen Butterflyon May 17, 2019
Ramadan Mubarak! These masa sliders are perfect for Iftar or Suhoor and don’t require much to deliver punch. Essentially, we have masa, various meats, a variety of vegetables and a whole condiment spread. Here are some ideas for twists and turns: Masa Make regular masa. You can add freshly grated coconut to the batter for […]

A Feast of Mingau

by Kitchen Butterflyon April 18, 2019
It’s difficult to think of cassava as a recent import to Nigeria because much of its classic cuisine is based on the tuber in different forms. From snacks of boiled cassava with coconut – popular street food; kpokpogari – coarse, hard biscuits of cassava fibre from which all the starch has been pressed,  ‘soaked gari’ – […]

Mangoes, Your Not So Ordinary Fruit

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 26, 2019
The one fruit that I am super sure was present in the splendid and perfect garden of Eden is the mango! Even ahead of the apple, which is so often used to depict the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. I know for certain that paradise would have been incomplete […]

Nigerian Women in Food: #1 – Iyabo Lawani,

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 8, 2019
Maggi Family Menu and Maggi Good Food Moments were the first cooking shows I ever watched and Iyabo Lawani was the host, from 1999 to 2008! A pioneer, a forerunner, a Nigerian woman who pushed and continues to push the food industry forward. Her resume covers the gamut – food consultant, nutritionist/home economist, food stylist, […]

How to Eat-Drink an Orange

by Kitchen Butterflyon February 20, 2019
Some things make you realise others, like how Akwugo’s love and appreciation for her mother shone through in her piece on Lessons and oranges. As I read through it, it occurred to me that there were so many different ways of partaking in the orange goodness, and how it is different across the world. It […]

Nigerian Seasonal Produce: #13, Oranges

by Kitchen Butterflyon February 5, 2019
Andddddddddddddddd, we’re back. Happy new year guys. I’m sorry it’s been so long – blame the new WordPress.org interface, and work, and life. I’ve missed you, missed sharing all the goodness of food. The first post is a guest one, from Akwugo of Ahshakasha.com, sharing everything about the common yet uncommonness of the orange, about […]

Guest Post: My Deep-rooted Love for Plantain

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 11, 2018
Plantain has been bringing joy to homes in Nigeria since the amalgamation of the North and South poles. That’s how deep I believe it. This saying isn’t any truer as Nigerian artiste Timaya testified to in his 2011 hit single “Plantain Boy”. You should listen to it if you haven’t. The ease with which it […]