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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, […]

Nigerian Chicken Curry

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 6, 2016
My Aunt would make this when we visited them in Benin – potatoes, chicken, boiled eggs, curry powder, carrots and always green peppers. I’ve learnt well and make this often. My children LOVE it, as do I for a quick, easy and good-looking chicken-in-sauce- dish. I like to think of Sunday afternoons as the perfect […]

Thirteen (13) ‘Other’ Great Ideas To Use Up Brandied Fruit Mix

by Kitchen Butterflyon November 26, 2016
It’s that time of year – we’re prepping for Christmas. Well, some started earlier – whatever *rolls eyes*. I finally got round to soaking my fruit in brandy and orange liqueur for the fruitcakes that must be. This is a world record for me. I’ve soaked fruit days before, some weeks before – truth be […]

Red Amaranth Sauce

by Kitchen Butterflyon November 21, 2016
It’s really my peanutty red amaranth saute blitzed. Read: Peanutty red amaranth saute No more, no less.  I saw a beetroot sauce on Masterchef Australia and essentially triggered this – this sauce that has the hue of beetroot and its earthiness but is a snap to prep. Sautee the Nigerian trinity – tomatoes, onions and chilies – […]