Month: November 2016

Healthy Living, Nigerian Cuisine, Recipes

Red Amaranth Sauce

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 – […]

Recipes

Yaji-Orange-Almond French Toast

One of the best French Toasts I ever had was made by Joel – Food lover, Photographer. He whipped up a delicious version with yaji and oranges that totally blew me away. Arguably, the best French Toast I’ve ever had! Thank you, Joel. He writes: My journey to the New Nigerian Kitchen began after Kitchen Butterfly, […]

Nigerian Cuisine

Part 1: The Tastes & Flavours of Nigerian Cuisine

Nigerian cuisine is aromatic and pungent, full of umami, smoky, spicy, bitter and sour flavours which produce complex tasting dishes. In many dishes, the depth of flavour is provided by smoked, fishy and fermented elements.  In many ways, the predominant flavours in our dishes – umami, smoky, spicy – are different from those in other cuisines.  To […]

Nigerian Cuisine

Stirfried Periwinkles

It all began with a Facebook conversation about stirfried periwinkles…And it ended well – friends wondered if periwinkles could be stirfried and I thought, why not try. But first, blue foods. I’ve always been intrigued by the coplour of periwinkles – that vibrant almost-turquoise that isn’t common at the table. I remember once, a few […]

Healthy Living

All in – Zucchini Mixed Salad

Kitchen sink meals can be the best – those dishes you pull together with leftovers. The ones where you don’t have enough of any one thing to make a meal of it, but a collection of other things that sometimes when put together end up deeply revealing.  I began with leftover grilled zucchini. I chopped […]