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 […]

Quick & Easy: Weeknight Dinner of Sausage & Carrot Cannelloni

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 10, 2016
This recipe was inspired by @recipetins’s Baked Spinach & Ricotta Rotolo.  That morning, I saw it on Instagram on my way to work – I couldn’t stop thinking, dreaming, wishing. As soon as I got home that Friday night, I brought out my pack of Cannelloni and some Sugo which I almost always have in the […]

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 […]

Daring Cooks Fresh Pasta Challenge

by Kitchen Butterflyon July 15, 2011
I couldn’t believe when he gave me the machine…..8 years ago. I had wanted to make my own pasta forever and getting one of the silver, rolling thingies was top of my list in Nigeria, in 2003. So when a friend moving abroad offered me his brand new, unused machine, I snapped it up!

Linguine Con Sarde

by Kitchen Butterflyon April 25, 2011
See how quickly things change. One minute I haven’t cooked fennel in ages…and another, I’m breaking open the liqueur cabinet and putting out the brand new bottle of Pernod (which intensifies the anise-seed flavours of fennel), to good use in a weeknight dinner that uses up my homemade ‘tinned ‘sardines and leads to the great […]

3 Pasta Meals in Minutes

by Kitchen Butterflyon January 6, 2010
Things are rarely what they seem (and people for that matter), skimmed milk masquerades as cream…as does 3.5% Turkish yogurt, which is to die live for….My addiction! Moving on, the story I bring you is certainly a case of not judging a book by its cover….

Try this for Christmas Lunch: Ling Al Cartoccio

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 16, 2009
I’m all for paradigm shifts… I mean, who says roadside waiters are without honour? Or Christmas cannot be Christmas without Turkey? In my opinion, it all depends on what you’re after.