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Types Of Yam flour (Elubo, Poundo, Amala):
Brown Elubo Flour (For àmàlà isu)Yam is a popular starchy tuber enjoyed in most parts of the globe. It can be barbecued, roasted, fried, grilled boiled, grated or converted to flour for use in making... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Guest Post: Dodo – Love, Outside the Box
Mercy just loves dodo – any which way. I like to think of her as an equal opportunity dodo lover. Thank you Mercy, for your contribution. They say love doesn’t come in a box, I totally agree – it comes on a plate, full of yellowish-brown dodo. Every time I see a bunch of plantain […]
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Guest Post: How to Eat the Perfect Dodo
Look, when somebody begins to divide people into camps based on plantain, you know it’s serious! Dozie does a beautiful job of guiding us through not only eating Dodo, but plantain as well. Thank you so much for sharing good plantain spots in Nigeria 🙂 . Enjoy the read, people. “There are two types of […]
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Guest Post: If there’s Plantain, I Can Make it Home…’
I loved everything about Tolu’s piece – the concept and association of home.  And her poetry, her short exploration of home – a video in which a variety of people share what home means to them – is full of taste memories and is only 3: 39 minutes. Thank you, Tolu for your beautiful contribution, […]
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Ayobami’s Plansagna: Dodo meets Lasagna
Ayobami says: ‘I have recently started experimenting with what we’re calling plansagna at this time: pan-fried dodo at the base, layered with shaved steak, grilled peppers, and mozzarella, then baked. It’s still a work in progress but it’s my most exciting dodo creation for now.  To make plansagna, you’ll need: Dodo Steak, sliced thinnly Grilled […]
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Guest Post: The Importance of Dodo
Ayobami’s twitter bio says it all ‘…I’ll do it for Dodo’. His piece was the first one I received in the #Dodotales and I laughed my head off. The best part was reading about his creation – plansagna (recipe in the next post). A few highlights: ripe, salt. And those resonate deeply with me. Thank […]
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LIN for Xmas
Need to get in shape before xmas? LIN has your back. Get the LIN Guide at loseitnigerian.com to get started today. LIN for Xmas appeared first on 9jafoodie | Nigerian Food Recipes.
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Black Pepper Sauce
This is my quick black pepper sauce recipe. Yes, it’s similar to Agoyin sauce but I didn’t want to call it that before the “authenticity police” will come for me 😅 So back story, the last time I made Agoyin sauce, IT WAS BAD. I was super busy and mistakingly burnt the onions 😅 but [...] Black Pepper Sauce appeared first on 9jafoodie | Nigerian Food Recipes.
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A Guide to (Nigerian) Plantain Cuts for Dodo
One thing you should know is that there are ‘unspoken rules’ for cuts depending on what you’re having, in Nigerian cuisine. So I did you the good deed of sharing them.  Because in the coming days, you’ll read all about plantain and love for it and how and what not. This is to equip you. […]
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The Anatomy of the Perfect Dodo
One day, at lunch, I found perfect plantain. It sent me on an upward spiral (?) – it just made me think so many thoughts. And then I asked other people what they thought of my idea of perfect – not that I needed their validation because nothing will make me call overripe mush dodo […]
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Black Sesame Seed Puff Puff
Because beniseed [sesame] seeds have their DNA and birthplace in Africa so really this is a happy marriage, a homecoming of sorts. I love the nuttiness of toasted sesame seeds – brown and black, and every colour in between. I like to top my salads with them, eat sesame snaps, drizzle their oil in my dips […]
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Donkwa Energy Balls
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Peppered Kpomo (Ponmo Alata Sue Sue)
Peppered Ponmo a.k.a Kpomo Alata Sue Sue is a delicacy which is bound to set the mood right any day. It's a dish made with cow skin, locally known as Kpomo, Ponmo or Kanda, mixed with hot and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Abiola’s Basmati Jollof Rice
I’m a dab hand at Jollof – she laughs in red and spice. Well, I’ve finally gotten things down to at least consistent, delicious results. That’s with long grain rice though, not basmati.  Learning to make basmati Jollof has been a lifelong dream, from the days of Holland when @olayide_williams and I would order stunning basmati Jollof from […]
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How to Make Amala (Brown Yam Dough Meal Swallow)
Amala is a popular meal which originates from the western part of Nigeria. It's made from yam or cassava flour locally known as "Elubo" by the Yoruba people of the Nigeria and is served... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Yam dough meal types & Methods Of Preparation
Yam is a favorite amongst many. It can be prepared in different ways such as Boiling, Frying, Roasting or Turning into a dough for soups. In this post, we'd be talking about the different ways in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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On Beniseed [Sesame] Seeds
Because beniseed [sesame] seeds have their DNA and birthplace in Africa. In this post, I use beniseed, benne and sesame seed interchangeably – forgive me. Sesame seeds are the seeds of the tropical annual Sesamum indicum. The species has a long history of cultivation – first for its rich oil but also for wine! The English […]
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Blendo Yam - Pounded yam in blender hack
Blendo Yam is the name, Pounded yam is the goal 😁. It's amazing what you could come up with when adding modern twists to ancient meals. So far, there have been different cooking hacks to help... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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On Prekese/ Aidan/ Aridan Fruit
I’ve almost always used the dried version and so haven’t had the opportunity, till recently to truly get a whiff of the buttery, caramel, chocolate notes the aidan pod has trapped within it. A winged pod, with 2 hard, inedible and 2 soft, edible wings, it is a core ingredient in my mother’s pepper soup. […]
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Finally Named: ‘Banga Stick’ is Liquorice!
For years, I’ve called it banga stick or oburunbebe, as learned from the interwebs. All attempts to find the botanical name drawing blanks. But researchers stay researching – once one, always and forever one. Some skills to being a good researcher are: Observation: when you notice the details, differentiators, differences, you can ask the right […]
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Foodie Waka Upcoming Events
Got no place to go this weekend? Don't worry, Foodie Waka has got you covered. From Unlimited brunch and mimosas by Heels In The Kitchen to The Burgundy by Chef Stone, this weekend is jam packed... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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The Journey to Names and Provenance – Umilo & Gbafilo
From market to web page, it seems – despite their size and appearance differences – that umilo and gbafilo might be related, after all. Proof that sameness is beyond appearance. In my search for the botanical name for umilo, I happened upon an article referring to umilo by Parinari excelsa, the botanical name which I ‘knew’ […]
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Honey Bean Hummus
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Make Unripe Plantain Swallow
Did you know you can do a whole lot with plantain (both ripe & unripe)? From pottage to snacks to even Swallow. Yes you heard right, Swallow...That fufu like ball used for soups. Now plantain has... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Red Cabbage Cake
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Mmanu Ogiri - Locust Beans Oil
In Most African homes, palm oil is one major cooking ingredient that is hard to miss. It's used in just about everything; In soups, In stews or even taken raw with a little bit of salt sprinkled... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Finalist: Best Culture Blog/ 2018 Saveur Blog Awards
Stoked. Surreal. Excited. And yes, I – Kitchen Butterfly, the blog, Nigerian cuisine all of it – have been nominated for the Best (Food) Culture blog in the 2018 Saveur Blog Awards!  A few days ago, I received an email. It read:   Dear Ozoz,   Congratulations on becoming a finalist in the 9th Annual SAVEUR […]
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Prawn Coconut Rice
Rice dishes could get really boring especially when you're making Coconut recipes like prawn coconut rice. Now there are different ways to make coconut rice. You could make it as plain as the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Red Cabbage Alata
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Pepper Soup Spice Detective: Umilo/ Omilo But…
…still searching. And still, when in doubt, observe. When you don’t know the what or why or how, focus on what you can see, hear, smell, touch, feel, taste, focus on observing. I know one name of this peppersoup spice, from the market – it is umilo/ emilo/ omilo/ amilo in Itsekiri. Google searches have […]
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On Pepper Soup Spice & Finding Names
I am an explorer. The thrill of discovery is blood to my bones such that rifling – if you can call electonically paging through pdfs that – through documents about the organoplectic nature of xyz are adventure hunts for me. One of the things that I’m really concerned about, giving voice to is the names. […]
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How to Peel and Devein Shrimp: A Step-by-Step Guide
For most people especially in Africa, deveining shrimp or prawn might be seen as completely unnecessary. I mean, take a look at our very own Okporo (Dried Prawn & Shrimp)...Who really has time to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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An Ode To Jollof
It deserves ALL the accolades. It includes my thoughts and voxpop, real views from real people on the Nigerian street. For bringing us to the table and kitchen, giving West African countries something to fight about 🙂 and something to unite over cc: #Jollofgate What do you think?
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Definition: Jollof Wars, #Jollofwarz
Jollof Wars. A compound phrase made up of two words: Jollof of a red, spiced rice dish loved in every city and town ‘South of the Sahara’ and along the coast of West Africa. Synonyms: Djolof, Benachim (Gambia); Thiéboudienne (Senegal) Wars a state of competition or hostility between different people or groups. “she was at war with her parents” Characteristics The […]
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Spread The Joy With TollyBoy
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Pepper Soup Spice Detective: Umilo/ Omilo But…
…still searching. And still, when in doubt, observe. When you don’t know the what or why or how, focus on what you can see, hear, smell, touch, feel, taste, focus on observing. I know one name of this peppersoup spice, from the market – it is umilo/ emilo/ omilo/ amilo in Itsekiri. Google searches have […]
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