Category: Food

Afia Efere Recipe

Afia Efere, also known as Calabar white soup is a delicious delicacy that should be on every woman’s meal plan. Try out this sumptuous recipe below.


-1 small to medium stewing chicken cut into stew sizes
-1 Uyayak Pod(divided)
-3 tbsps. dry pepper(divided)
-3 tbsps dry grounded crayfish(divided)
-1 large dry fish(wash and soak to soften)
-4 pieces of boiled yam pieces mashed with a mortar and set aside
-1 bouillon
-salt to taste

Date Fruits Are Highly Nutrituitous And Here’s How You Can Make A Milkshake From It

How to prepare

1. Break the Uyayak pod into two and grind half into fine powder then pour in some water. Pour the mix through a finemesh sieve and set aside.

2. Place chicken into a soup pot with two tablespoons of the crayfish, two tablespoons of the dry pepper, salt and the bouillon cube. Let the meat cook in its own juices.

3. Once the stock starts to dry up, pour some water to the level of the meat and check for seasonings. Once the meat is tender, pour in the sieved liquid from the Uyayak pod into the meat stock and drop the other half into the pot. Add in the dry fish and the yam mash and stir to combine.

4. Cover and cook for another 5 minutes. Once the soup thickens to your desire, add the remaining dry pepper and grounded crayfish, stir and set aside

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date milk shake recipe

Date fruits commonly known as dried dates, dates, date palm are one-seeded fruits of the date palm tree.

They are commonly found in the Nothern part of Nigeria and are highly nutritious and beneficial to one’s health.

date milk shake recipe

Dried date fruits contain a high percentage of carbohydrates, calcium, iron, and sodium. They also have essential vitamins like; Vitamins A, C, B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin),  and nicotinic acid (niacin)

Date fruits may be seeded, chopped and spread on bread, cakes, pudding, cereal, ice cream. It can also be used to make alcoholic beverages and juices.

Today we share with you a healthy Date Nut Milkshake Recipe

Here’s what you’ll need

1/2 cup of chopped dates
1/2 cup cold milk
1 cup good-quality vanilla ice cream
Nutmeg or Cinnamon for extra flavor (optional)
Whipped Cream (optional)


  • In a blender, process the dates and 1/4 cup milk at high speed until smooth.
  • Add remaining 1/4 cup milk, vanilla ice cream, and nutmeg or cinnamon powder blending at low speed until well mixed.
  • Pour into a tall, chilled glass, top with whipped cream, and serve immediately.

Also, check out this detailed Date Milkshake video tutorial from Daisy’s Kitchen…

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For our south south and Ibo brethren, Periwinkles are a staple item in their diet and a real local soup can never be complete without this core ingredient.

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If you have been eating this and you do not know the health benefits, now is the time to find out.

Here are some health benefits:

1. Protein

Periwinkles provide a low-calorie source of protein which is essential for building and repairing muscle and is also better at filling you up than other carbohydrate filled meals and fat. Many people look to seafood as an easy source of protein, but in actual fact, periwinkles have more.

2. Iron

Periwinkles are also a good source of iron, essential for building red blood cells and carrying energy around the body. A lack of iron in the body will lead to extreme fatigue and anaemia.

3. Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is often called the ‘energy vitamin’, and it is mostly needed for making red blood cells, keeping the nervous system healthy, releasing energy from the food we eat and processing folic acid. Luckily, periwinkles have lots of it.

4. Magnesium

Periwinkles are also a good source of magnesium, which our bodies need to maintain a normal blood pressure, strengthen bones and also keep our heartbeat regular.

5. Selenium

We don’t need much selenium in our bodies, but we do need some to keep a healthy immune system and to protect cells against damage. And yes, Periwinkle contain selenium.

6. Omega-3

Periwinkles have heart-loving fatty acids. They also supply a little Omega-3 which is good news for your heart.

Although they contain nowhere near the levels found in oily fish, they are still a fabulous source of Omega- 3.

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Rainbow salad is that perfect tropical meal to spice up your menu. It will make your taste buds always crave more.

Chopped tomatoes, peppers, and radishes are tossed in a spicy lime dressing then neatly tucked into a halved avocado for a pretty presentation.

With the perfect mix of crunchy, creamy, delicious and spicy ingredients, you would be eating the rainbow in the ironical sense.

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Here’s the recipe for this tomato, pepper salad.


-Juice of one lime
-1 teaspoon garlic, minced
-1 pinch cayenne
-1/4 cup yellow bell pepper, diced
-1/4 cup baby tomatoes, sliced
-3 radishes, diced
-1 avocado, halved and seeded
-1 tablespoon cotija cheese
-1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
-1 tablespoon scallion, chopped

How to prepare

  1. Combine lime juice, cayenne, and garlic in a small bowl. Add yellow bell pepper, tomatoes, and radishes to the bowl, and mix well.

  2. Set up your halved avocado on a plate, and scoop out extra flesh if necessary. Spoon your pepper and tomato salad mixture into the center of the avocado. Garnish with crumbled cotija cheese, scallions, and cilantro.

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Finnish culinary involves continental gastronomical experiments and the country’s own inputs combined together. While they prefer pork, beef, reindeer for meaty preparations, they balance their appetizers and desserts nicely with berries (all kinds of), milk, and rye. Soups are not merely starters, rather a sumptuous meal themselves.

Finnish Foods

Best Foods from Finland – A Brief Guide

1. Kalakukko – A Finnish Breakfast Essential

Kalakukko Finnish Food

What is it: Baked fish inside bread loaf. European perch or vendace are common choices for its filling, but salmon is also used frequently. Sometimes the fish is also accompanied by bacon, seasoned with salt. In some variations, potatoes and swede even replace the fish.

What does it taste like: The savory taste of the pie is often enhanced when consumed with buttermilk. The moist filling,(due to the baking) and the soft bread together create a delectable taste.

2. Kaalikaaryleet – A Typical Finnish Food

Kaalikaaryleet A Typical Finnish Food

What is it: Cabbage rolls stuffed with meat, rice, and ground beef. This could also be a vegan preparation when made without meat.

What does it taste like: The cabbage and the meat produce a savory taste.  As locals prefer to have lingberry jam along with it, expect sweetness as well.

3. Mämmi – An Easter Delicacy

Mämmi Finland Food

What is it: A dessert prepared from rye flour, malted rye, seasoned salt, water, and orange peel. Traditionally this is consumed during Lent and Good Friday, as its laxative properties is believed to purify one’s body. Presently, it is more commonly available over the counter than made at home.

What does it taste like: The aromatic sweetness of this preparation gets doubled when topped with cream and sugar.

4. Karjalanpiirakka or Karelian Pie– The Traditional Finger Food

Karjalanpiirakka Traditional Finnish Food

What is it: Also known as Karelian pirogs or Karelian pasties, this is a crust made of rye with a rice filling.

What does it taste like: The crispy base and the soft topping are a great duo to impress your taste buds. This is normally eaten at normal room temperatures along with egg butter.

5. Pulla – A Popular Finnish Food

Pulla Popular Finnish Food

What is it: Cardamom bread alternatively called Biscuitia and Nisu. Sometimes there are raisins, almonds, vanilla icing, and walnuts. Its braided look sometimes forms a circular shape. Other variations may come with butter and sugar toppings. When there is whipped cream and almond paste on the cake, it is known as Laskiaispulla and is a Shrove Thursday favorite.  Finnish people serve this into thin slices during auspicious ceremonies. However, a small pulla can be consumed whole and does not require to be cut into pieces.

What does it taste like: The cardamom flavor, being the most prominent taste, is nicely complemented with a cup of hot coffee. Generally sweet, but the taste depends on the variations of the recipes.

6. Tippaleipä – The Vappu Essential

Tippaleipä Finnish Food

What is it: Literally meaning bread droplets, this is a golden brown fried cake with a shape of a bird’s nest. The batter, used for this, is poured through a funnel, (hence it is also known as the funnel cake) in a round pattern on hot oil. During the May Day or Vappa, this cake is eaten with an alcoholic beverage, sima.

What does it taste like: The crunchy cake has a sugary taste due to the powdered sugar it is served with. When whipped cream, jelly or fresh fruits are used as its topping, it tastes accordingly.

7. Merimiespata – Finnish Stew for Winter

Merimiespata Finland Food

What is it: A stew item prepared from beef cubes, beer, potatoes, mushrooms, onions, and bay leaves.

What does it taste like: This warm and zesty preparation is perfect to have with pickled beets and bread.

8. Piparkakut – A Christmas Favorite

Piparkakut Finnish Christmas Food

What is it: Gingerbread cookies in different shapes. Christmas in the land of Santa clause is not complete without having such cookies.

What does it taste like: The baked item is usually crunchy but there are softer variations as well. The subtle mixed taste of cinnamon, cloves, and dark corn syrup is also there.

9. Riisipuuro – A Festive Dessert

Riisipuuro Famous Finnish Food

What is it: Rice pudding famous for an indispensable part of the Finnish New Year celebration. The combination of milk, butter, and rice is good enough to be a staple food.

What does it taste like: Whipped cream, cinnamon, and sugar make the pudding even sweeter. This hearty and healthy meal is commonly eaten when cool.

10. Mustamakkara – Finnish Blood Sausage

Mustamakkara Finnish Blood Sausage


What is it: Black sausage prepared from pork fat, pig blood, oatmeal, flour, and crushed rye. This is equally famous as a street food and a homemade one.

What does it taste like: Lingonberry jam being a common accompaniment of this preparation accentuates the soft yet chewy sausages.

It is because of the diversity that Finnish people manage to have unique and special dishes for their every occasion. Like other European countries, they have imbibed variations regarding sausages or marakka, like some are grilled (grillimakkara) and some are not. Also, their choice of meatballs or lihapullat conforms to the fact that they welcome other cuisines as well. The demand for Kosher foods and Halal meat prove the fact once again.

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Stick Meat Recipe

If you have always heard of stick meat and perhaps even love to eat it, then why not try to make it yourself? It is simple, easy and fast. In a short while, you’d be snacking on one.

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– Meat

-2. 2 bell pepper- green and red

– 1 large Onion

-1-2 seasoning cubes

-1/2 teaspoon thyme

-1 teaspoon curry

– Salt to taste

– 2 teaspoons dry pepper


1. Chop the beef into tiny pieces. Place it in a pot, add salt, dry pepper, seasoning cubes, curry, thyme and water. Cook for about 15 minutes or until the meat is tender.

2. In a non-stick skillet, heat up some oil and fry the meat on minimum heat.

3. Wash the bell peppers and onion. Make sure you remove the seeds in the pepper and cut them into small cubes.

4. Stack the fried meats, pepper and onion on the stick one after the other.

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Strawberry Banana Milkshake Recipe

Strawberry banana milkshake is heavenly, and you will never be able to attest to that if you do not try it. The process is quite simple, not expensive and absolutely healthy.

Recipe: How To Prepare Healthy Fruit Smoothie

Below is the simplest recipe:


-6 frozen strawberries, chopped

-1 medium banana

-1/2 cup soy milk

-1 cup fat-free vanilla frozen yogurt

-2 fresh strawberries, sliced

Directions on how to prepare

Follow these simple steps;

1. In a blender, combine the frozen strawberries, banana, soy milk and frozen yogurt. Blend until smooth.

2. Pour into tall, frosty glasses and garnish each with fresh strawberry slices. Serve immediately.

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banga rice recipe

So you are familiar with Banga soup but have you ever heard of Banga rice? Sounds strange huh?

Well, Banga rice is a form of local Jollof rice and it is popular in Warri a city in Delta state located in Southern Nigeria.

Try your hands on this easy Banga rice recipe by Dooney’s Kitchen

Here’s what you’ll need to make a yummy pot of Banga rice


  • Palm fruit extract – either made from scratch or in a can
  • 1 tsp Banga Spices
  • Crayfish – optional
  • Smoked fish
  • Oburunbebe stick – optional
  • Beef Stock
  • Salt
  • Seasoning cubes
  • Rice
  • Chopped red onions
  • Dry or fresh pepper

READ: Learn How To Prepare The Best Pot Of Banga Soup (Ofe Akwu) With This Simple Recipe


  • First, dissolve the Palm fruit extract in enough water to cook the amount of rice you need.
  • Add beef stock, chopped onions, dry pepper, the banga spices, the obunrubebe stick, the smoked fish, crayfish, salt and seasoning cubes. Bring this to a boil until you see patches of oil float to the top. Taste to be sure you are pleased with the flavour, turn down the heat and go wash the rice.
  • Add the washed rice to the palm oil broth, and leave the heat lowered for a bit.
  • Crank up the heat, and let it boil. The rice grains will cook and absorb the palm fruit broth
  • Place some foil paper or plastic bag over the rice, and tuck it in nicely, to seal the rice in.
  • Let  the rice  cook some more and then it’s ready to be served

Also, check out this detailed video tutorial by Sisi Yemmie…

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Constipation is infrequent bowel movements or difficult passage of stools. Constipation is a common gastrointestinal problem. However, with the right diet and meal plan, you are on your way to getting relieved.

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Below are some foods below

1. Vegetables

Nigerian Food Constipation

Vegetables are known to be very rich in fiber and that is why your mothers nagged at you to finish your vegetables when you were little. We know the importance of vegetables and this is why you should not take it out of your diet. They help immensely with constipation.

2. Berries and grapes

Adding berry fruits such as raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries to your diet will increase your fiber intake and the fact they are sweet and low in calories, we can eat much of them. This will gradually and significantly help us to increase the fiber intake and help you poop.

3. Sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes are rich in dietary fibre that can help relieve constipation. They are cheap, readily available and easy to cook. Eating sweet potatoes and other fibre-rich foods is a natural way of preventing constipation and this is why they should be included in your diet.

4. Bananas

Bananas are rich in fibre, and that’s one reason they relieve constipation and help you poop.

Green bananas also contain resistant starch, which works like soluble fibre and eases the intestines.

5. Apple

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Apples are rich in fibre, which passes through your intestines undigested and promotes regular bowel movements. Apples also contain another soluble fibre called pectin, which has laxative effects. It reduces the colon transit time, treats constipation, and improves digestive health as well.

6. Hot Beverages

Yes, you heard right! This can include hot coffee or tea or even hot water. Hot liquids are known to stimulate the bowels and ease constipation. They also widen the blood vessels this aids digestion and makes pooping easy.

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