Wednesday, 29 April 2015
It can be eaten in several ways, e.g. steamed and eaten with stew, prepared like a hot cereal (e.g oatmeal), cooked like jolly or fried rice.
Today it will be prepared as pancakes. If you are feeling adventurous, you can switch or add to the ingredients e.g add mashed bananas or honey.
2 Tbsp Overnight Soaked Bulghur (Simply put 1Tbsp of bulghur in half a cup of water and keep in the fridge overnight)
Half a cup of milk (liquid milk, if using powder simply measure after you have mixed it)
2 Tbsp Whole Wheat
A pinch of salt
A pinch of ginger powder (optional)
A pinch of any ground pepper (cayenne, cameroun...optional)
1 Tbsp Sugar (Honey can be used if worried about Sugar)
*Baking powder can be added also, I didn't add any in this one as I wanted the pancakes to be dense like traditional Nigerian pancakes
Mix in the egg and milk.
Monday, 27 April 2015
Thursday, 23 April 2015
On the blog today is bitter leaf soup the Edo way, boy oh boyyyy!!!! have I missed this soup. A friend made me remember it after such a long time.
I have a love, hate relationship with this soup... it taste so unique, but the colour does really really really put me off. With this recipe, I stripped it to bare by not making it fancy or adding un-required extras.
Ladies and Gents, buckle your seat belt, we about to take off!!!
- 1 bunch of bitter leaves (some people cook on the cooker with water before using, I prefer to wash) washed and blend
- 85ml Palm oil
- 11/2 Tablespoon crayfish
- 1 Tablespoon dried pepper (add more if required)
- 2 x 2 Knorr cubes (chicken or beef stock)
- 1/2 teaspoon calabash nutmeg/African nutmeg
- Oven grilled mackarel or any meat or fish of your choice
Step 1. Get all the ingredients ready (very important)
Step 2. Place a pot on the cooker, add some water (roughly 80ml)
Step 3. Once the water start boiling, add in the crayfish, dried pepper and calabash nutmeg
Step 4. Add in the washed, blended bitter leaf
Step 5. Add in the palm oil
Step 6. Add in the seasoning
Step 7. Then the fish......
Step 8. Stir all together and let it cook for 7-8 mins.....
And finally, its ready to be served with cold EBA
Wednesday, 22 April 2015
When bored, all I can think about is creating something yummy for my tummy. I love healthy eating, which doesn't need to be boring.. Hence why I came up with this delicious recipe just to show you can have YOUR COOKIES and EAT IT TOO!!!
100g plain flour or all-purpose flour
1 large egg
1tsp baking powder
50g dried mixed fruit
50g desiccated coconut
Mixed all together, scoop unto a greased baking tray... Then bake till golden brown at gas mark 5.. Allow to cool, then enjoy with a glass of cold milk
Tuesday, 21 April 2015
By NK's PASSIONS
É Fry ... This sauce is one of the best thing since slice Bread I tell You!
I made it with an almost Rotten Tomatoes, loads of Onions and loads of pepper!
And I used a Surinam version of Iru ... It smells just like Iru but not that strong .. It taste amazing!!!
Tomatoes (slightly rotten🙊)
White and Red Tomatoes
Big dried Prawns
Knorr & Royco cubes (Bullion)
Palm and Olive Oil
Iru/Ogiri/Évbarię but I used a Surinam version of Iru
Step 1. Get all ingredients together.
Step 2. These are the Tomatoes, about 2 big balls of Onions .. About 8-9 fresh peppers ( trust me they are HT)!!
Step 3. I roughly blended it like this using the "Pause" button....
Step 4. Then boil for some minutes to dry the water out...
Step 5. Then added my Surinam Iru and Blended crayfish ... Then set aside
Step 6. Then in a pot ... Pour a bit of Olive oil (u can use any other type) ... Palm oil!!! Make sure the Palm oil is more ...
Step 7. Am using the Covering technique to bleach the oil (NB Please make sure you KEEP AN EYE while doing this please!!!
Step 8. After about .. 6-7mins ...
Step 9. Pour in your "White Onions" first .. Remember am using 2 types!!! And fry for 2-3mins allowing the onions to flavour the oil
Step 10. Then pour on your .. Cooked pepper ..
Step 11. Followed by your .. Dried prawns and smoked Turkey (or whatever u are using) ...
Step 12. Stir and let it simmer for 2-3mins ....By now the whole house will be testifying
Step 13. Then add your stork Cubes ...
Step 14. Then allow it to cook for about 5-7mins.. If you noticed is drying out .. Just add a 'tiny' water...
Step 15Then you will notice the oil is kind of settling ontop ... Time to add our other onions ..
Step 16. Then add the 'Red Onions' I know you guys will ask why I do this . I like my onions a bit crunchy and adding your Onions at this stages changes the game of the Sauce...
Step 17. Just let it simmer for 3-4mins .. And taste for Salt !!!! See how the red Onions beautifies it
Step 18. I normally will add another Cube of Knorr or Maggi ... But I decided to use salt because Dried Prawn is an organic Food Sweetner...
Step 19. Native stew is incomplete without some Boiled eggs😬 In Margret voice ..slash some eggs and put inside