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Millet porridge from the pearl millet is one of the healthiest meals known to man. Millet is a powerhouse of nutrients. It is rich in dietary fibre,.....
Pilau rice is an excellent method for cooking rice using stock, broth, herbs, spices, vegetables, sometimes with meat or fish. The rice absorbs the flavours of whatever you add to it.
Rice is by far the number one staple in the world. It is the favourite for many across the Asian and African continents. Explore the different ways you can eat rice.
This delicious vegetable tagine is spicy, sweet and hearty and contributes in no small way, toward your five a day. Serve this on rice, with couscous or dip your bread in this stew.
Nigerian tomato stew is a favourite must-have sauce that pairs up with an endless number of dishes from simple snacks to elaborate dinners. This sauce always delivers in terms taste and simplicity of cooking. All ingredients for this is available in most parts of the globe.
Egusi seeds is main ingredients for melon soup. Large quantity of very rich cooking oil are also extracted from this yet another nutritious African food seed.
Lamb tajine cooked in the beautiful Moroccan pot, tajine. The result is a spicy sauce with lamb so juicy and tender.
Harissa shrimp is peppered shrimp flavoured with North African spicy sauce, harissa, great as a snack, part of a meal. Super easy to whip and very tasty
Gbegiri is a hearty bean stew indigenous to Western Nigeria, tasty, highly-nutritious and my best part is, it is super-easy to make. So, let's head over to the kitchen.
Okra soup, the main ingredient is okra, ladies finger a vegetable overlooked because of the "slime" characteristic. However, this vegetable has a ton of nutrients. Enjoy the recipe and your okra soup.
Periperi chicken is a deliciously spicy, zesty grilled chicken that has its roots to Angola and Mozambique, two former Portuguese colonies.
Barbecue? Who does not like that smokey aroma from a barbecue. Try my top five recipes for fiery, zesty flavours and spice up your grilling season. Have fun cooking.
Red Red bean stew, delicious bean stew native to Ghana in West Africa, paired seasoned plantain fries, kelewele for an exciting spicy dinner.
Jollof with brown rice is the healthiest option to this West African classic if getting more nutrient, adding extra fibre, or even losing weight is what you want.
Why eat brown rice? It is whole grain rice that is, it retains all its nutrients, and has only the husk or outer shell removed. Eat healthily, eat brown rice.
Cauliflower fried rice is a stir-fry that is as tasteful as the rice equivalent only with less calorie, suitable for any on a low-carb diet.
Chickpea curry is a very hearty meal packed with nutrients and very easy to make. Serve on a bed of rice or eat with pitta bread or on its own. Great meal!
Nigerian scrambled eggs a great breakfast delight to start your day with. Nigerians usually pair this with bread, yam, plantain with a refreshing hot drink of choice. Try this out and it might soon become your favourite breakfast go-to dish when you want something exciting
Sukuma wiki is sauteed leafy greens in spicy tomato sauce and served with ugali, rice or matoke.
Jollof rice is easily the most popular rice dish eaten all over West Africa. It is rice cooked in spicy tomato sauce with various spices and herbs like thyme, curry, nutmeg, bay leaves, garlic and ginger. It can be cooked or served with meat or fish or purely vegetarian.
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