Quaker Oats as Alternative to Cocoyam in Nigerian Soups As a continuation of the flours that make the best alternative to cocoyam in Nigerian soups, I bring to you the results of testing Quaker Oats as alternative to cocoyam when preparing Nigerian soups (Bitterleaf Soup and Ora Soup) that require the use of cocoyam as…

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How to cook Gbegiri Soup: A Yoruba Delicacy Gbegiri soup is a Yoruba (Western Nigerian) soup prepared with beans. On its own, it looks like baby food but it comes alive when you add Ewedu Soup and meat from your Beef & Chicken Stew. Gbegiri Soup (the yellow one in the image) takes a bit…

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How to cook Abak Atama Soup Abak Atama Soup is a delicious soup popular amongst the Ibibios of Akwa Ibom State in Southern Nigeria. Its name is derived from the two dominant ingredients: Palm Fruit Concentrate (Abak) and Atama Leaves. The base palm fruit concentrate used in preparing Abak Atama makes it similar to the…

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OFE UGBA (Shredded Oil Bean Soup) Ofe Ugba, native to Imo and Abia states of Nigeria is simply Okra Soup cooked with shredded oil beans. You can call it Ofe Ukpaka or Shredded Oil Bean Soup. INGRIDIENTS For 4 servings, you will need: 20 okra fingers 1 cup of ugba (milk cup is ok) 2…

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Hawaiian Tortellini Salad SERVES 8  |  ACTIVE TIME 15 Min  |  TOTAL TIME 15 Minutes Salad 1 (19 ounce) bag frozen cheese tortellini pasta 2 orange bell peppers, cut into bite size pieces 1 English cucumber, cut into quarters and sliced ½ medium red onion, thinly sliced 16 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved 12 ounces (about…

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HEALTHY EATING HABITS DURING HARMATTAN The harmattan season is here again. It is actually dusty wind from the Sahara that blows toward the western coast of Africa during the dry season. The uncomfortable continuous blowing of dry-dusty winds throughout the day brings along an increased risk of the proliferation of food related diseases as the…

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ENHANCE YOUR SKIN BEAUTY BY EATING THE RIGHT FOOD. While genetics and lifestyle habits play a significant role in skin health, the right foods can also help you fight acne, minimize wrinkles, and enhance your skin’s natural beauty. TROPICAL FRUITS                                   Frequent intake of guava, pineapple, papaya, and other tropical fruits that contain vitamin C will…

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Refreshingly sweet in taste, papayas are bright, pear-shaped, exotic fruits that you’ll easily find in the market throughout the year. Enclosing hundreds of black, rounded gelatinous seeds, the soft, edible orange flesh of papayas is actually nutritious, offering numerous health benefits. Papaya is a natural source of vitamins and minerals that are essential for the…

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Guava is a common fruit in Nigeria. Most of us have tasted this mouth watering treat or at least heard about it. This popular fruit is a power house of nutrients , If the traditional adage in Europe and America says that an Apple a day keeps the doctor away, the phrase is probably changed…

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The African pear is the fruit of a tree native to mostly equatorial or tropical regions of Africa.  The African pear is known by a variety of names depending on which country is being referred to. In Ibo language of Nigeria it is called UBE whilst the people of Etsako in Edo state call it…

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