Sweet Ehuru & Carrot Pancakes

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 7, 2017
Because when carrots are in season, we do every and any. Because they are delish – more nutritious when cooked. You must make them because the children, my children fell in love after initially turning up noses when these were just batter. Gorgeous carrot pancakes that are perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I spiced mine with […]

Nigerian Seasonal Produce: Carrots, #1

by Kitchen Butterflyon January 28, 2017
‘Nigerian Seasonal Produce’ is a monthly column which will be published on the last Saturday of every month. In this column, a writer explores a specific seasonal fruit, vegetable or leafy green assigned by the editors of Kitchen Butterfly and based on the Nigerian Seasonal Produce Calendar. Our author this month is Osemhen of Eureka Naija – […]

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 […]

Quick and Easy: Sauteed Carrots

by Kitchen Butterflyon February 16, 2016
This is the season for many things with carrots. Why not start with a quick and easy saute? Sautéed carrots and butternut squash with fresh thyme and tangelo juice. All it needs is 5, 6 medium-sized carrots washed, peeled then rinsed. Cut into cylinders. I call them cylinders because I’m not sure what else to call […]

10 Things to Do With Carrots in Season

by Kitchen Butterflyon January 29, 2016
Carrots are in season.  Here are 10 ways we’re eating and drinking them them: 1. Eat raw – washed, peeled, washed again and chomped on. Want some dipping sauces? Combine plain/ natural yogurt with curry powder and cilantro leaves, to taste 2. Grate and add to sandwich fillings, salads – cooked and raw, stir fries, rice […]

Baked: Agbalumo-Carrot Cake

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 12, 2015
Today, I have three stories & recipes to share on and with Agbalumo – Success with an awesome chutney, A’yt and outright ‘Fail’. Here’s to delicious cake first. Long dreamt of and easily made was this cake. See that orange nugget – top right hand of the wedge of cake below? That’s a piece of […]

Passion Fruit, Carrot, Ginger & Papaya Smoothie

by Kitchen Butterflyon February 12, 2014
For when you can’t eat. Two pains I cannot fathom or explain – heartbreak and toothache. Are they really necessary for life, growth, healing? I wonder. I had an impacted wisdom tooth extracted last Monday. It’s not something I’d like to repeat. Or wish on my worst enemy. Now I understand what my friend Joy […]