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    African Grocery Store in America – Oja Express is here

    In the last few years, there has been a surge in businesses catering to Africans and Caribbeans in the Diaspora.  This is due to the heavy migration that has occurred in the last few years from these regions to the west. People of African or Caribbean descent once they land in a new country, start searching for

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    Nigerian Black Soup

    Black soup often referred to as Omoebe is lauded for its medicinal capabilities. Originating from Edo state, it earned its name because of the oxidisation of some of the vegetables. The oxidisation causes the vegetables to darken which is where the soup got its name. The iron content from the ugwu (pumpkin leaves), the hypertension reduction property

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    Gizzard Pepper Soup Recipe

    Gizzard pepper soup has been my comfort all through this rainy season especially with yam and plantain. I always need something light that helps clear aways the pending cold. I made some soup with some of the traditional Nigerian pepper soup spices and absolutely loved it. You can eat the pepper soup with boiled yams,

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    Stir Fried Noodles with Beef

    Stir fried noodles with beef is my staple Friday evening meal. Instead of having regular noodles, I always try to make it a bit more interesting. If you went to boarding school, you can relate to the concept of special noodles. Obviously noodles was a contraband item in boarding school but the naughty little girls

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    Native Jollof Acha

    Native Jollof Acha is one of the most amazing dishes I have made with Acha in recent times. I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome and now it’s my default go to meal that is quick and easy to make. This is especially because the Acha itself cooks in less than 8 minutes so it’s perfect

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    Semolina Puff Puff

    My Semolina puff puff recipe came as a result of me wanting to make puff puff and realizing I had run out of all purpose flour. I remembered that I had used semolina to make pancakes in the past and figured why not try the semo flour for puff puff. I am happy to say

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    Afiame Soup Recipe

    Afiame soup is a beans based soup that is originally consumed in Edo state. It is very reminiscent of Gbegiri which is a beans soup consumed by the Yoruba people of Nigeria. The difference is in the ingredients used to achieve this finger licking meal. Before I go into the details of this recipe, I

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    Coffee Tigernut Milk

    Coffee tigernut milk is not a combination that is new to many foodies. Some people have been making this combination for a very long time. I had a drink recently that combined both and I was intrigued at this mix. It still had a strong coffee flavour but the tigernut flavour came through. Tigernut milk

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    Garlic and Cheese Noodles

    Garlic and cheese noodles is quite an interesting combination depending on the type of cheese you use. For me the concept of this meal is reminiscent of mac and cheese. All that is missing is cut up hot dogs as the protein for this meal but with this you can participate in the meatless Monday movement. There

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