Food


16
Oct 2018
Facts About Noodles You Should Know

Noodles are staple food savoured by almost everybody. In Nigeria it is cooked and served with delicious ingredients while in other countries like China it is served in a cup with chopsticks or with seafood. Here are facts you should know about this instant food. Noodles is an ancient food Noodles are at least 4000 years old. In 2002, a bowl of noodles believed to be 400 years old was dug up in Qinghai province, China. The earthenware bowl and its preserved contents were found......

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16
Aug 2018
Egusi soup with Akpurakpu Egusi

There are many ways to prepare egusi soup and there are many other seeds called thickeners combined with egusi to make a delicious soup. The akpurakpu egusi or Ofe Achara is a traditional recipe that is peculiar to natives of Abia state. The process requires making egusi into disc-like shapes using a mixture of predominantly egusi, and other ingredients, then adding it to the soup. This makes for a very rich soup filled with edible treats. Ingredients on how to prepare Traditional egusi soup with......

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27
Apr 2018
How To Make A Vodka-Thyme Lemonade Cocktail

Another weekend is around the corner and, as always, we are here to prepare you for an explosive, fun time with your loved ones. This cocktail has a sophisticated, seasonal flair and is perfect on a relaxing day, especially now that the rains have started coming down harder. Vodka-Thyme Lemonade. Photo: OurHarvest   Ingredients 2 cups sugar 12 sprigs fresh thyme, plus more for garnish 4 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 cups citrus vodka 2 cups water Club soda Lemon wedges Read More How......

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27
Apr 2018
How To Make Crunchy Buttermilk And Rosemary Fried Chicken

One of our favourite things to eat on Sunday is chicken, whether fried, baked or crispy. This fried chicken is easy to make and can be switched up or down depending on your taste.   Ingredients 1.5 kg chicken (preferably legs and thighs) 2 cups low-fat buttermilk 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 tbsps sweet paprika 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves 4 fresh rosemary sprigs 2 cups vegetable oil Coarse salt, to taste Ground pepper, to taste   Method Preheat oven to 450 degrees.......

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21
Jan 2018
How to Make Cat Fish Pepper Soup

RECIPE / INGREDIENTS ginger catfish /fresh fish/goat meat or head (Isiewu) Cow leg /meat Yellow pepper or dry black pepper, Fresh red pounded chilli pepper and tomatoes Seasoning Eire (scent leaf) Utazi vegetable (it’s a bitter leaf from the eastern part of Nigeria) Ere (it a small round seed (Yoruba’s call it Ariwo) Uririen (long black seed like alligator pepper) gbafulo (it is in a round brown shape) Native salt-(it’s very salty) a pinch Omilo (in a small rough round shape) Aidan (it called in......

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11
Jan 2018
(Recipe) How To Make Roasted Peppers and Seafood Jollof

Jollof rice is very easy to hit or miss. For this recipe, the spices and tomato/pepper mix should be adequate and the right amount of water and steam over low heat is what makes jollof rice what it is. Ingredients 2 cups raw rice 1 kg soft shell crabs 1/2 kg calamari 2 red onions 6 tatashe 1 medium bell pepper 6 tomatoes 5 small habanero peppers (ata rodo) 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup oil 1 tsp curry powder 1 tsp white pepper 1 tsp......

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11
Jan 2018
How To Make The Perfect Holiday Cocktail

The holidays wouldn’t be so merry without some awesome cocktails. Unfortunately, they are almost forgotten through all the worrying about cooking and entertaining visitors and family members. Holiday drinks deserve to be about more than getting discounts on drinks from supermarkets, although that’s great too. Try out this cocktail to get your parties off to a flying start. It can be made in advance or whipped up in minutes. Ingredients 75 ml clementine juice 150 ml liqueur 225 ml whiskey or cognac 300 ml cranberry......

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11
Jan 2018
How To Make Cucumber Base Salad

Preparing a meal when you are in a hurry can be such a daunting task. The first option is usually to head out to buy something just to fill us up for a while. The bad part is, most times, what is readily available is junk and this can put a health-conscious individual in a dilemma. Thank goodness for salads. Salads can serve as a delicious and healthy substitute in times like this and as an appetizer. It is especially great for people who want......

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28
Dec 2017
Learn How To Prepare Gizzard And Plantain (Gizdodo)

Plantain popularly known as dodo is an average Nigerian’s favourite food. No matter how it is prepared, most Nigerians will eat this healthy food without giving it a thought. Even the most sought after Nigerian Jollof rice is bae with the dodo. Gizodo. Photo credit: Nigerian Food Channel Jollof rice is not the only meal that plantain goes well with plantain. Gizzard and plantain (Gizodo) also do and it’s another favourite of plantain lovers.   Ingredients • Gizzard • Plantain (dodo) • Onion • Red......

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14
Dec 2017
Top 3 Food That Energize your Sex Life (Photos)

Here are some of the food ingredients (and my own favorite recipes) that have been major players in aphrodisiac history and lore, and also have modern-day science to back up their claims. Avocados The Aztecs referred to avocados as, ahem, testicles, because of their physical shape. But the scientific reason why avocados make sense as an aphrodisiac is that they are rich in unsaturated fats and low in saturated fat, making them good for your heart and your arteries. Anything that keeps the heart beating......

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31
Oct 2017
7 Superfoods You Should Be Eating

If you want to get the most nutritional bang for your buck, the best deals are “superfoods.” These nutritional superstars are far more plentiful in nutrients than they are in calories and that research has shown deliver health benefits. The truth is, no one food can single-handedly improve a poor diet or stave off chronic illness. Physicians and nutrition experts agree that eating a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables is key to good health. It’s also important to limit sodium, saturated fat, and refined......

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23
Oct 2017
How to make Grilled Prawns Suya Salad (Recipe)

Suya is a popular street food in Nigeria and other west African countries. It’s usually beef, chicken or other meats well seasoned with spices and fire grilled. Next to a bar, is usually a suya stand. That’s a good and ideal business strategy for local suya vendors. With drinks flowing, so does traffic to the suya stand. It has that perfect heat to clear that unwanted hangover. Here is a simple seafood suya with a salad side recipe that can be made in the comfort......

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22
Oct 2017
Recipe for Burgers With A Plantain Twist

There are truly few better feelings than sinking your teeth into a giant, juicy burger. but that feeling is approximately 1,000 times more satisfying when the buns of that burger are fried plantains, what a sandwich it is! Not only do you get less carbs (we could all use that) but you get more flavour! Here is a twist on the traditional hamburger, called a Tostone burger originating from puerto rico, and I hope this one shows up at your next outdoor shindig! Ingredients 1......

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17
Oct 2017
How To Make Sweet Potato Breakfast Bake

If you’re looking for something new (and delicious of course) to try out for you and your family, here is a fairly easy breakfast recipe for you to make. It involves eggs, sweet potatoes and a little baking. Ingredients 5 eggs 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large sweet potato, diced 1 pound sausage 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 red bell pepper, diced 1 cup sliced fresh (or can) mushrooms 1 cup torn fresh vegetables (optional) Salt to taste Ground black pepper to taste 1/3 cup......

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16
Oct 2017
Chicken Pie Recipe

Nigerian chicken pie is basically the chicken version of the meat pie though unlike the Nigerian meat pie, shredded chicken are a better option compared with minced chicken. Chicken pies are moister and softer on the inside compared to the meat pie version so you’ll have to use very succulent chicken. The best chicken part I prefer to use is the drumstick only cos its very soft and meaty. It’s better to use chicken with bones rather than fillets as fillets, especially breast fillets, are......

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15
Oct 2017
5 Foods You Should Never Wash Before Cooking

1. Eggs A special substance is often put on eggs to protect them from contamination by bacteria. Water destroys this protection, so you shouldn’t wash eggs. 2. Chicken The bacteria on fresh chicken are very dangerous for our health. The most well known of all is salmonella. Many people think that washing chicken before cooking helps to solve this problem, but it’s not true. When you wash chicken, the water you use helps the bacteria spread to your hands and the kitchen sink. If you......

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14
Oct 2017
Nigerian Egg Roll Recipe

Nigerian Egg roll is a healthy Nigerian snack similar to scotch egg but instead of sausage meat, flour dough is used to wrap the boiled egg. It is not the same thing as the regular Chinese egg roll which is elongated and looks more like spring rolls. The Nigerian egg roll gets its circular shape from the boiled egg used in making it. Here’s an easy recipe for you…Enjoy! Ingredients • 10 eggs • 4½ cup wheat flour (all-purpose flour) • ½ cup sugar •......

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14
Oct 2017
How To Make Nigerian Coconut Candy

There are many snacks referred to as coconut candy, but this sweet, chewy Coconut Candy is the one we make in Nigeria. It is a very easy snack to make, if you remove the work that goes into grating the fresh coconut meat. Here’s how to make Nigerian Coconut Candy: Ingredients 1 fresh coconut 200g icing or powdered sugar Water Directions Break the coconut, making sure to collect the coconut juice from it. Set the juice aside. Remove the meat from the shells and grate......

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12
Oct 2017
How To Make Oha Soup

Oha Soup is a delicious Soup recipe from the eastern part of Nigeria. It is one of those native Igbo soups that you taste and just can’t forget. This rich and nutritious soup is usually prepared with the leaves of the African Pterocarpus soyauxii /Pterocarpus mildbraedi tree, known traditionally as Oha leaves. It is also thickened with either cocoyam paste , Achi, Egusi or Ofor, to give it it’s unique consistency. Ingredients 1 bunch Oha leaves A handful of Uziza leaves or a spoonful of......

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10
Oct 2017
Scrumptious Angel Food Cake Recipe

This Angel Food cake is divine — store-bought ones don’t hold a candle to this. This homemade cake is extraordinary, and will forever change the way you perceive angel food cake. It’s 200% better than store-bought! Soft, spongy, pillowy fluffy, and moist. Takes only 30 min to bake! Angel Food Cake   INGREDIENTS 1 cup cake flour (no other flour substitutions) ⅔ cups sugar 12 large egg whites only, must be at room temp (If any yolk accidentally falls in, remove it! It’s very important......

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09
Oct 2017
How To Make Catfish Pepper Soup In 20 Minutes

Catfish pepper soup is a delicious meal and one of the ultimate Nigerian comfort foods that’s also very easy to prepare. It is famously called “point and kill” because of how the catfish is bought at local markets; you select your desired fish by pointing at it and it is killed and prepared for you. Catfish pepper soup Ingredients 1 catfish (cleaned and cut into 4-6 pieces) 3 cups of water 1 small habanero pepper (chopped) 1/2 small onion (chopped) 1 stock cube 1 tablespoon......

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06
Oct 2017
Refreshingly Simple Lemonade Recipe

This is the taste of Summer, right here. If I were to think of the perfect drink that defined refreshing, Homemade lemonade would definitely be on the short list. Despite the fact you could go out for drinks with firends and have a pretty darn good lemonade, lemonade made right at home always hits the spot and you can save more for later. Lemonade: sugar, water, lemon juice. sounds easy, right? Well, the problem is that if you just stir all of these together the......

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04
Oct 2017
Easy-To-Make Noodles Stir Fry Recipe

When you think of noodles in Nigeria, the first thing that comes to mind is Indomie. Noodles have been able to capture the appetite of most Nigerians with series of good products and of course their often captivating commercials. They have succeeded in adding their range of products to the menu of most Nigerian homes, ours included. A combination of tea and bread is one of the most popular breakfast recipes in Nigeria; noodles will either fall in second or third place. The noodles are......

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04
Oct 2017
The Ovenless Black Forest Cake Recipe

Black forest cake is very popular. Nowadays, black forest and white forest cakes are the attraction of any parties or functions, especially for birthdays or weddings. People think it’s very difficult to make at home. But, trust me, it is not. Here is a very easy, simple super moist cake recipe which can be made in an oven, or on a stove top without an oven. Yes, an oven is not at all needed to make what will probably be one of the best cakes......

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30
Sep 2017
How To Make Akara (Bean Cakes)

Akara is a popular Nigerian snack made with beans, also known as bean cakes, bean-balls or bean fritas. To make Akara, you need to, first of all, remove the beans coat just before you make the Akara. You can’t use coatless beans that have been stored in the fridge or freezer to make Akara or it will just spatter everywhere in the oil.   Ingredients 1 cup beans (black-eyed or brown beans) 2 atarodo (habanero) peppers 1 medium onion Salt to taste Vegetable oil for......

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29
Sep 2017
Point And Kill: Catfish Peppersoup Recipe

Catfish Pepper Soup a.k.a ”point and kill” is another delicious Nigerian pepper soup recipe. It is a favourite comfort food for most and is also easy to prepare. Catfish Pepper Soup is called ‘point and kill”, because of how the fish is picked up at the local Nigerian market. At the market, you’ll be told to point out your fish of choice from a large bowl of tight swimming fishes; the catfish is then killed, wrapped up for you and ready for the kitchen. Nigerian......

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29
Sep 2017
Recipe: Beefy Potato Mix

Do you ever get sick of rice? If you’re West African especially, it feels like rice is the go-to meal. In the beginning of this year, I vowed to go a few weeks without rice just so I could get a break and explore other meals. If you’re looking for a quick and easy non-rice recipe to whip up for yourself, this one is a sure thing. I used beef in this recipe, but a healthier alternative would be to use chicken breast instead. Enjoy!......

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23
Sep 2017

Tea made of rose buds and petals, the idea is itself so exotic that you don’t need any more explanation. Rose tea is all about serenity, pleasure and alluring taste. This drink has its medical applications in Chinese medicine and it has a long standing history of more than 5000 years. There are many popularly known benefits of rose tea. It works as anti-depressant, accelerate digestion, and soothes your nerves. Rose Tea is also popular among women as it is a miracle herbal drink for......

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21
Sep 2017
Recipe: How to Prepare Ofada Stew

Ofada stew is enjoyed in every part of Nigeria, it is mostly paired with ofada rice. Ofada stew  is a popular dish amongst the Yoruba tribe from Southwest Nigeria. It’s made with green Paprika peppers and the green hot Scotch bonnet peppers. This delicious sauce can be served with white rice and/or ewa (beans). Ingredients: 6 Green Bell Peppers (Green Tatashe) 3-4 Scotch bonnet (Ata Rodo) 1 Big Red Onion Chopped Palm Oil ( Not specified because you’ll  be frying the meats with it as......

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21
Sep 2017
Homemade BBQ Ribs Recipe

Have you ever wondered how barbecue houses get their ribs so smoky and full of flavour, but then you struggle at home making ribs the same way? The good thing is you do not need an outdoor grill. However, if you do own one, even better for you! Ingredients 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon cayenne 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon garlic powder 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning Method Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Remove thin lining on the back of the ribs, then season......

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19
Sep 2017
Review: Chinese At The Wok

On a typical day in Port Harcourt, I would generally be on the hunt for a nice hot plate of bole (roasted plantain) and fish but today, I thought I’d try out something quite different. A close friend had mentioned her new obsession with a Chinese restaurant called The Wok at Visa Karena hotel, located in GRA, Elechi, Port Harcourt (PH). At first, I was quite hesitant because everyone from PH knows there are only a few spots for decent Asian food, which can be......

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19
Sep 2017
Recipe: Appletini Cocktail Drink

Here’s a cocktail recipe to spice your weekend up. “Appletini” is the short form for Apple martini. It is a cocktail that contains vodka and one or more of apple juice, apple cider, apple liqueur, or apple brandy. They are mostly green in colour, depending on the drink brands you use. Apple Martini or Appletini. Photo: Hungry Forever Typically, you mix two parts of vodka (or gin) with one part of apple juice, then shake or stir the mixture and strain into a cocktail glass,......

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16
Sep 2017
Feeling down? Lift your mood with these foods

To beat depression and have a more hopeful, positive attitude to life, rather than reach for antidepressant drugs that can have side effects, you can boost your mood by natural means. One way is through your diet. Certain foods contain the protein building-block, tryptophan, which the body uses to make serotonin, a chemical that plays a vital role in depression. Serotonin is regarded by researchers as a chemical that is responsible for maintaining mood balance and that a deficit of serotonin leads to depression. Thus,......

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16
Sep 2017
How To Make A Nigerian Club Sandwich

Club sandwiches are eaten a lot in Nigeria, even though it was not originally from here. We have taken this sandwich and made many variants of it. Club Sandwich. Photo: All Recipes UK Club sandwiches are served in hotels or on flights, but you can easily make them at home by yourself. You can eat this for breakfast, as a snack with your favourite drink, or pack it up for your kids to munch at school. Recipe serves one. Ingredients 4 or more slices of......

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15
Sep 2017
How To Make Asaro (Yam Porridge)

“Asaro”, as it is called in Yoruba, is a yam porridge. The yam is cooked with ingredients, resulting in a thick or soupy dish. Some people also like adding vegetables to it. Asaro (yam porridge). Photo credit: Nigerian Lazy Chef Ingredients 1kg yam Palm oil (to colour) 1 smoked/dry fish of your choice 1 tablespoon ground crayfish 1 medium onion Fresh green vegetable – Pumpkin (ugwu), Parsley, Scent leaf (efirin or nchonwu) Habanero or Chilli Pepper Salt (to taste) 2 big stock cubes Asaro (yam......

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15
Sep 2017
Egg Muffins For Breakfast Anyone? (Recipe)

These are the perfect little dish for a quick delicious brunch. Tender-but-crispy potato baskets topped with a luscious baked egg and sausages in the middle. They go perfectly with toast for a more substantial brunch, or they’re great for a casual breakfast with a piece of bacon. Recipe yields 12 egg muffins. Ingredients 10 breakfast sausages 6 medium potatoes – boiled and shredded 1 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded 1 tablespoon olive oil or Non-stick cooking spray 12 eggs Salt and pepper to taste Preparation......

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15
Sep 2017
How To Make Grilled Fish The Nigerian Way

As with most recipes that turn out bomb.com, this grilled fish recipe doesn’t need much. The key to the best tasting meat/fish is to have the right combination of spices soaking in the raw meat/fish for the right amount of time. Ingredients For fish 1/2 tbsp salt 1 tsp Cameroon pepper 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp ginger powder 1 tsp onion powder Optional: 1 tsp suya spice 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tilapia fish For sauce 2 tomatoes 1 bell pepper 1/2 scotch bonnet......

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