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Nigerian Cuisine, Recipes

Yellow Pepper Sauce

I know, I’m here telling you about this sauce that rocks my world, and at the same time I’m asking, telling ‘Don’t judge me’. Don’t judge me by the chilies I eat, or the spices I like, don’t judge me. Don’t judge me, don’t judge my food, don’t judge my heritage. We like what we […]

Baking

#BakingBread – Recipes for Staying Home

There’s something about baking bread that I didn’t find therapeutic for the longest time, not until I discovered the Jim Lahey method and The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François. Discovering those two resources opened up a portal of opportunity, took the fear out of baking and made […]

Nigerian Cuisine

How to make Ofada Stew

This post is prompted by me seeing green tatashe in the market and remember that they are the base for Ofada sauce. Quite simply, Ofada sauce is a green pepper stew base fried in epo gbigba, palm oil which has been bleached, and seasoned with iru. The common proteins associated with this are a variety […]

Nigerian Cuisine

How to bleach palm oil

A big thank you to My Diasporan Kitchen, whose blog post was the perfect guide for this experiment. Here’s how to bleach palm oil: First, read the recipe on ‘how to’ very well. Though most Nigerians are conversant and confident with oil cooking, frying etc, it’s good to read the recipe, become familiar with the […]

Nigerian Cuisine

Some Dried Peppers In Nigeria

Peppers are one of the most commonly preserved ingredients across Nigeria. Sun-dried, all sorts of peppers are available in super markets – whole, dried and also ground to what Nigerians call ‘dry pepper’. They go in spice blends, like yaji – a mix of defatted peanuts and spices, used in suya Here’s an attempt to […]