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Events

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Aug

Why Wholesome Ingredients Are Better for Your Health

When we refer to wholesome ingredients, we refer to those ingredients that are, quite literally, whole. They do not come with a list of ingredients because they are the only ingredient. Think of an organic chicken breast, for example, or an egg. Think of fruits and vegetables that come as they are. Broccoli is just...
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19
Jul

EXPLORE THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF AFRICAN SPICE

In the African culture, cooking and eating is a coming together of family and community.  All members share in the growing, picking, preparing and cooking of the food. Food is also cooked in such a quantity to have enough for any unexpected visitors coming to share in the hearty feast.  All phases of life are...
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12
Jul

Plantain Chips (Kpekere) Recipe

Plantain chips are eaten as ‘finger food’ in Nigeria. They are crunchy and savoury snacks best prepared with unripe plantain.   Preparation time: 3 minutes Cooking time: 8 minutes Makes: 2 serving   Ingredients 1 unripe plantain, peeled 2 litres oil for deep frying Salt to taste   Directions Slice the peeled plantain into long...
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12
Jul

Okra Soup Recipe

Okra is a vegetable that’s very popular throughout Africa and the Caribbean and it is rich in vitamins. Okra’s hearty, so a common way to cook it is in soup. Okra Soup is best eaten with ebà or Pounded Yams, but some choose to serve it with cooked rice. In some parts of Nigeria, Okra...
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12
Jul

Efo (Spinach) Stew Recipe

The word efo means vegetable in Nigeria. Efo Stew, a very popular dish in the western part of Nigeria, is a stew with lots of green leafy vegetables.   Preparation time: 6 minutes Cooking time: 5 minutes Makes: 3 serving   Ingredients 1 bunch fresh wild spinach 4 tablespoons sunflower or olive oil 1 onion,...
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28
Jun

The sensational taste of habanero pepper

We’ve all heard of the ingredient Habanero peppers. But what are they really? Habanero is a type of chilli pepper. Unripe habanero pepper is green in colour, and the peppers change colour as they mature. Some of the common colour variants are red and orange. You can also find peppers in brown, white, green, yellow...
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10
May

Nigerian Chapman

At any Nigerian party, you’re likely to be welcomed with a Nigerian Chapman. It’s a sweet cocktail that creates a fun and festive mood.   Ingredients 1 litre of Fanta Orange 1 litre Sprite 1/2 cup of Zobo Juice or Red berry Juice 5 drops angostura bitters ¼ cup lemon juice 1 Oranges 2 Cucumber...
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28
Mar

5 Different Ways Nigerians Eat Their Rice

You may be thinking, “wow, Nigerians eat rice every day?”. We Nigerians are amazed that the Dutch eat bread twice a day. When you look at things from a new perspective, it’s clear that our differences often highlight our similarities. When I first moved to the Netherlands, I was unable to find my favourite long-grain...
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