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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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Jollof Rice Salad
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Black Panther - #WakandanCuisine
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Bell pepper omelette - Easy Egg Recipe
Thinking of a nice and easy breakfast dish to make? well i've got this easy bell pepper omelette recipe ready for you. It's fast and easy to make and all you need is just a few ingredients.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Quick Oven Baked Peppered Turkey
  Ingredients 12 seasoned turkey pieces 2 cups stew base 3 tablespoons oil Seasoning cube and salt – to taste   Directions Arrange turkey pieces in oven tray. Add on stew base, oil and seasoning. Cover with foil and poke holes or leave slightly open to allow steam escape Bake at 450F for [...] Quick Oven Baked Peppered Turkey appeared first on 9jafoodie | Nigerian Food Recipes.
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Areachops: An online takeaway, dine in, pick up & food delivery service.
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Areachops: An Online Takeaway, Dine In, Pick Up & Food Delivery Service
Are you a food lover? Sometimes you just crave a meal but it is so much hassle going to the restaurant because of that dreadful Lagos traffic! Are you a Restaurant, Food Outlet Owner or a Home-Kitchen Operator? Do you have loyal customers who can’t visit your restaurant as often as they want? [...] Areachops: An Online Takeaway, Dine In, Pick Up & Food Delivery Service appeared first on 9jafoodie | Nigerian Food Recipes.
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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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Vote for me: Saveur Blog Awards Nomination 2018
Vote Nominate Kitchen Butterfly people :)! (Voting comes after nomination 🙂 Vote Nominate me – your favorite blog in the 9th annual SAVEUR Blog Awards because Nigerian food deserves all the accolades, deserves to go global, has such historical significance which the world needs to know, hear about, fall in love with.  Who: http://www.kitchenbutterfly.com  What: The Annual Saveur […]
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Quick Oven Baked Coconut Rice
This is a quick recipe for when you are short on time. Enjoy!     Ingredients 4 cups rice – washed and completely drained 1 400ml cup coconut milk 2.5 cups water 2 tablespoons crayfish powder ½ onion – chopped 1-2 cup smoked meat or fish 2 tomatoes – chopped 1-2 hot peppers [...] Quick Oven Baked Coconut Rice appeared first on 9jafoodie | Nigerian Food Recipes.
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Lagos Food Festivals: Jollof & Other Things
Brought to you by your faves: Kitchen Butterfly & Eat.Drink.Lagos, because Jollof is life. If you beg to differ, show me where the fried or coconut rice celebration is at? I dare you. This year, we’re celebrating Jollof rice and ALL the things that it allows in the supporting cast. Because though J rice is […]
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