Popularly referred to as “poor man’s meat” or “poor man’s supper”, beans are in no way food for the poor alone. On the contrary, beans should be embraced by all as the super healthy food there are. Beans are not just a natural source of energy but a nutritional powerhouse because of their wonderful nutritional value and health benefits.

 Ewedu and Gbegiri Soup

Let’s talk a little about this amazing nutritious indigenous delicacy of Western Nigeria (Yorubas). Commonly called “Abula”, this cuisine is a sight to sore eyes in bukas and food joints where many love to go have their fill of this mouth-watering meal. And due to its much gained popularity across the Nation, it’s become a common feature on menu lists in parties and even in trendy restaurants. Yes, I’m talking about none other than Gbegiri and Ewedu soup with amala...combo toh bad!

Pepper Soup

A couple of years back, I’d my taste buds tantalized with a certain dish – Fisherman Pepper soup. I just couldn’t have enough of it and had to revisit the restaurant several times to keep having a taste of this delicacy.  I eventually decided to rustle up something similar myself, and amazingly it did turn out well.  Since then, this recipe has become a part of my homemade occasional treat.   

Often referred to as seafood stew, this fisherman pepper soup recipe is absolutely delicious, quick to put together, low in fat, rich in protein, and definitely loaded with health benefits.

Brimming with vitamins and minerals, sweet potatoes are very versatile and considered to be one of the oldest consumable vegetables in the world. They are affordable and readily available. Although sweet potatoes are real sweet - just as their name imply - their health benefits positively outweighs the sugar in them! A meal of sweet potatoes will satisfy your sweet tooth cravings without increasing your waistline or derail your healthy diet efforts.

Low Cholesterol

Sticking to a low fat / low cholesterol diet is a sure track to healthy living. But making healthy food choices can sometimes look very boring and deterring.  However, if you must lose weight or maintain a healthy weight, cutting back on calories and your cholesterol intake is of utmost importance. 

Naija styled bean pudding popularly called moimoi is an authentic delectable way to enjoy nutritious protein-packed beans. Loved by all, moimoi is simply irresistible if cooked right. I remember how much I disliked cooked beans as child. But with moimoi overflowing with lots of goodies (orishirishi) in it, my plate gets all cleared.