Groundnut Soup

Recently, a friend was telling me how back in his school days in University of Nigeria, Nsukka (decades ago) he and his roomies would substitute groundnut for egusi in their soup. It was quite intriguing to hear a guy passionately share his cooking experience. Before then, I have heard people mention groundnut soup but combining groundnuts, tomatoes and leaves were considered (by me) as being quite absurd. Thus, I have never given a try out a thought.

When it comes to getting a brighter and glowing skin, women can spend a lot to achieve this because they want to look young and beautiful.

There are many products marketed for the purpose of skin brightening and youthfulness, but the truth is if you spend all your savings on these, if you don't eat the right foods, you will see little or no results.

It seems I am gradually becoming a foodie these days as all I think of is cooking and eating, I wonder why. Whatever the reason; I’ve decided I won’t be going down this road alone, I am going to ‘infect’ as many people as I can with the food syndrome. So, I am here again with a snack most Nigerians love, and I have noticed a hit with the kids as well.

Buns are fried dough balls with a crunchy outer texture, and they are quite similar to the puff puff but differ in texture. Let’s fry some buns.

Cauliflower – the vegetable of the moment. Isn’t that what this awesome cruciferous veggie is called? I honestly can’t agree more!

I’ve heard quite some people complain about the taste of this super veg. To me, it tastes more or less like cabbage (a co-member of the cruciferous family).  Fair enough I guess, considering its numerous nutritional values and health benefits. However, quite pleasurable is the fact that cauliflower can take on several flavors based on what you’re cooking it with. This gives that touch of flexibility; making it anything but boring.

Get ready to enjoy a sweet start to your day with this easy, yummy French toast recipe. Nothing beats the satisfaction of a delicious filling breakfast (especially) on a busy morning. Well, with some warm French toast, you're sure covered!

White soup

Known to the Ibos as ofe nsala, and to the Efiks as afia efere, white soup is a very tasty Nigerian soup that's common in many homes. I remember my first taste of white soup way back during my Youth Corper days. We were contemplating what delicacy to make for the food competition to be held during the bonfire night. As my fellow Platoon members clamoured for ofe nsala, I wondered to myself what kind of soup it was.