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Farofa (Toasted Garri) with Dambun Nama

by Kitchen Butterflyon April 14, 2015
Garri, good for more than drinking and making into ‘Eba’. Garri, excellent for crusting and crumbing. And for toasting too. If you go to any self-respecting churrasco house with the stars and stripes of Brasilia, expect to be served farofa. Churrasco (Portuguese: [ʃuˈʁasku], Spanish: [tʃuˈrasko]) is a Portuguese and Spanish term referring to beef or grilled meat more […]

Mango & Chia Seed Pudding

by Kitchen Butterflyon April 14, 2015
I love chia seeds in bakes and in the famed chia seed pudding. Chia seed pudding plays on the unique gelling quality of the seeds when soaked in liquid – they form a thick, tapioca-like mix that makes a paplike nutty pudding. This combination works a treat – mango puree with a delightful homemade coconut […]

Four (4) Ways to Make Plantain Noodles

by Kitchen Butterflyon April 5, 2015
Plantains…versatile veggie. So much to do with it, here’s one of them – plantain noodles. First discovered in 2010 en route some plantain dessert gnocchi. And long before the spiralizer craze. Since then, I’ve explored a few other options and here are some routes to plantain noodles, in three (3) steps. This works with both ripe […]

Re-imagining Nigerian Cuisine: Cassava Chips

by Kitchen Butterflyon February 6, 2015
The truth is when I happen upon a new ingredient, I like to explore as much as I can. So I’ve done the soup and the salad and this time, it’s the deep-fried chips. I figured that would work better than roasted but that’ll be explored as well. Here, I deep-fried the chips for a […]

Re-imagining Nigerian Cuisine: Tapioca & Coconut Soup

by Kitchen Butterflyon February 6, 2015
With my huge batch of cooked cassava chips, I wondered what else I could do. I considered making Aipim, a traditional Brazilian cake – dense, moist and apparently delicious. We, afterall share histories of food and more with them.  However, I wasn’t sure my cassava was of the right texture, as it was in chunky […]

Garden Egg Bake with Cheese & Sugo

by Kitchen Butterflyon November 8, 2014
And on and on and on – Part 2 of the Baked Garri-crusted Garden Eggs. It involves a bake. Ideally, I would have like this to feature the baked garden eggs, a spicy sauce and Wara, locally produced cheese. Well, though I didn’t meet the ultimate test in my head, the end result was pretty […]

Nigerian Small Chops: Baked Garri-crusted Garden Eggs

by Kitchen Butterflyon November 7, 2014
I am fascinated by how ideas come, how they’re created – so many elements, some seemingly random, yet they come together to test concepts, fuse thoughts and generally do something ‘new’. Like with garden eggs. I think I like the whole exploration, the journey, the process of building, of constructing, of putting together. I like […]

Things to do with Garden Eggs

by Kitchen Butterflyon October 23, 2013
The long-promised round up of garden egg posts. Delayed by a serious bout of the ‘flu which kept me off work, off play and unable to present the compilation when I planned. I’m still a bit weak. Only a few more additions to the pickles, and chutneys and sauces. I ‘made’ a new chutney from […]

The Vibrant: Garden Eggs with Crushed Peanuts, Red Chilies & Cilantro

by Kitchen Butterflyon October 15, 2013
This recipe takes me back to where it all began – Nigeria. Where garden eggs are eaten as a snack, with a spicy peanut butter dip. In this recipe, the garden egg is sliced and garnished with grilled spring onions and red chilies, for colour. It is sprinkled with a dry peanut ‘crunch’ and drizzled […]