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How to Make The Bestever Zobo

by Kitchen Butterflyon May 12, 2017
After a few months of getting family members addicted to my Zobo, my friend M came round one Sunday. All excited to serve a Hausa person my version, I poured out a cup.  She tasted and smiled and turned her head, puzzled.  ‘Did you use ginger?’ ‘Yes I did, lots’ ‘What kind?’  ‘Fresh now’ ‘Ah, […]

How to: Passion Fruit Jamalade

by Kitchen Butterflyon May 10, 2017
Now that you know that all parts, save the skin – of passion fruit are edible. Here is one way you can use the seeds, juice and pulp – make some passion fruit jamalade. Yes, jamalade. Like that’s an actual word, one which I thought I had coined myself but Google said ‘no’. I love the word […]

Monday Mocktails: Agbalumo – Soursop Drink

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 6, 2017
I am a believer that if certain fruits and vegetables are in season together, they are meant to be combined – within reasonable bounds of course. Though what’s reasonable to me, might strike another as not. This case for an Agbalumo-soursop drink was really easy. Not only were they in season together but I’ve made […]

Spiced Carrot Cake

by Kitchen Butterflyon January 27, 2017
Carrot cake…because carrots are in season and they are ‘healthyish’, aren’t they? Well, I think so. I discovered a gorgeous recipe on food52 which I continue to make with a few tweaks – namely upping the spices. I made this for a party, frosted it with lemony cream cheese and decorated it with glazed carrot […]

New Nigerian Christmas Chicken #3: Suya-spiced Roast Chicken

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 21, 2016
This is the easiest and one of the tastiest roast chickens, ever. No need to brine, simply rub the chicken with suya spice – inside and out and a bit of salt, place in your oven on the highest – my oven goes up to 260 deg C, cook for 1 hour plus and voila…done. I […]

New Nigerian Christmas Chicken #2: Suya-Herb-Honey Chicken Skewers

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 21, 2016
Chicken skewers are quick, easy and you can prep all the elements a few hours before. Make ahead tips If using wooden skewers, soak them in water at least an hour before you skewer the ingredients – just so the skewers don’t burn. Prep your ingredients – note that food shrinks to varying degrees, your chicken […]

New Nigerian Christmas Chicken #1: Stuffed Chicken Legs & Breasts

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 20, 2016
Chicken is essential to the Nigerian Christmas lunch or dinner. This year, venture further than your fried or grilled chicken with these ideas – three of them: Stuffed chicken is my personal favourite. I have two options for you with chicken legs and breasts. The chicken legs are off the chain! Oh, my word. This […]

New Nigerian Christmas Jollof #2: Spaghetti Jollof

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 16, 2016
And I use spaghetti here to cover/ describe the family of pasta strands – linguine, spaghettini and the others. Forgive me. I’ve had many hits, only a few misses and I can say it makes a great alternative to rice. Tip: use gluten-free or wholemeal pasta if you like. I love the way the sauce […]

Banana ‘Bread’ French Toast

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 7, 2016
Not made with banana bread, made with a puree of ripe bananas!. I already have take 2 planned… Read all about how to make the best ever banana bread So one day, I had leftover bananas, a slight craving for banana bread but not the energy to go the whole baking hog so I pureed the bananas, […]