From Ugep with More Love: Yam Mash & Yedamblongh

by Kitchen Butterflyon April 19, 2017
As I ate Yedamblongh,  I kept thinking of how  perfectly it would go with yam mash… And so I got making some. I simply boiled yam and pureed it with a touch of water. I’ve made yam mash/ puree before so this was no newbie or biggie. In the past, I’ve added a touch of […]

From Ugep With Love: Yedamblongh or Okana w. Kola Nut

by Kitchen Butterflyon March 21, 2017
Have you ever eaten kola nut with a pepper sauce? No? Me neither…till now. And I have to thank Carol of Bread & Baskets for this introduction.  A few weeks ago, I toasted some Nigerian calabash nutmeg, Ehuru and shared a photo on instagram. Wofai sent me a message saying that where she was from – Ugep […]

Moghrabieh Salad

by Kitchen Butterflyon June 23, 2015
Legume & grain salads are perfect for Ramadan meals.  Cook up a huge pot of beans, grains and use it in a variety of soups and salads, combined with simple dressings and vegetables. Take one is this salad, take two is a soup using much the same ingredients. I particularly like this salad for the […]

Five (5) Savoury Fruit Salads

by Kitchen Butterflyon May 25, 2015
Normally fruit – sweet and fresh are confined to desserts…but I like to go savoury with them sometimes. One of the first explorations was a mango salsa and I haven’t looked back since. While I won’t venture out yet to make a Banana salad…though now I think of it, I will…here are a few I’ve made recently. […]

Vietnamese Mango Salad

by Kitchen Butterflyon April 12, 2015
I love Luke Nguyen and this is my tribute to him and his Vietnamese Heritage. Whether it is true to authentic Vietnamese cuisine is another thing but…. it tastes good.  Surely that counts for something? The recipe is easy – it begins with sliced mangoes, and then finishes with tossing the fruit, veggies and herbs […]

Four (4) ideas for Poached Chicken

by Kitchen Butterflyon February 26, 2015
Remember that easy to make poached chicken? Here are a few ways you should be using it. Thank me later 🙂 Just think Soup it! Sauce it!  Bake it!…or something along those lines. There are a million other ideas, but here are just four of them. Tip: To warm up a pack of cold/ frozen chicken, I […]

Dambun Kazaa & Plantain Salad

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 21, 2014
This is a simple salad with a bit of sweet and spice. Follow the ‘guidelines’ in ‘The Art of The Savoury Salad‘, I went about building.

The Art of The Savoury Salad

by Kitchen Butterflyon September 9, 2014
  I love salads. What a lame beginning. I’m unsure of myself here. Today. On my own blog. I can’t believe its been three months since I was here last. Sigh, life is happening even as we speak. And still, I love salads. And I’m here. Showing up on the page. Talking about the wonders […]

Two Recipes from Thanksgiving

by Kitchen Butterflyon December 7, 2013
We feasted and we drank plenty. My back ached but I was thankful in spite of it.