I love yams and never tire of eating them. But just so not to become too monotonous I try cooking yam in diverse ways. This sure works perfectly for my daughter too!

Are there some yam lovers in the house as well? Yams are awesomely nutritious. And contrary to the general belief that they're fattening and thus should be avoided due to their carb content, yam do pack some healthy punch that will do you a whole lot of good. Like I always say, moderation is the watchword!

Oha soup

A quite exciting factor about the Nigerian society is the way her diverse tribes boost of their traditional soups(oha soup and many others). When it comes to food, ethnic groups and culture, Nigeria is undoubtedly a blessed country. Soups are the fundamentals for most Nigerian cuisine and the variety of soups available in Nigeria simply adds to her exceptionality as a Nation. I’m sure you’ll agree!

Being mindful of the amount of calories in the foods we consume is key and very practical in keeping an effective weight management regimen. But sometimes, indulging in certain “comfort foods” which are mainly junk foods becomes quite hard to resist.


Thinking of one more way to make something interesting out of that yam tuber you’ve got? Or thinking of trashing those leftover cooked yams?(Yam Croquettes).I used to do just that till I found out this amazing yummy yam delicacy. I’m sure you won’t ever let yam go to waste again after you try out this recipe.

Whether unripe, semi-ripe, ripe, over-ripe, plantains can be enjoyed at whatever stage of ripeness they are and in several ways too. Fried, boiled, grilled or roasted, plantains are consumed in almost all Nigerian homes, either as snacks or main meals. Kids sure love plantains too!

Do you know that plantains are highly nutritious? One of the many reasons plantain is on the list of foods to be consumed for a healthy weight management therapy (check here for the numerous benefits of eating plantain).

Veggie Soup

Super-nourishing and tasty.  Yes, that’s beans!

Beans are an excellent source of Protein, Fibre, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Folate, Iron, Zinc, Vitamins A, B and C along with many other nutrients.

Truth be told, there’re a thousand and one ways to enjoy beans. The most popular bean dishes in Nigeria are: beans porridge (cooked in tomato sauce), ewa agonyin (mashed beans with pepper sauce), frejon (coconut bean soup), moimoi (beans pudding), and akara (beans fritters).