• Category Archives: Soups

    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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    Coconut Lime Chicken Soup

    This Coconut Lime Chicken soup is a winner for nights when you want something light and especially if you’re looking to awaken your appetite. It’s one of my top 5 drinking soups to have because there is something about the way the coconut milk and lime juice blend to excite the tastebuds. I was a bit

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    Coconut Fish Pepper soup and Plantain

    Coconut Fish Pepper soup with Plantain If ever I were stuck on an island, I think this would be my go-to meal. I am not certain how I would get the spices to flavor the dish but it would definitely be my first meal. Why add coconut milk to my pepper soup you ask? I

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    Catfish PepperSoup and Yam

    Growing up I was never a fan of catfish. The experiences at Tejuoso market watching my mum negotiate on the price of the fish while the fish thrashed violently in the bowl was enough to scar me. My mum also made the watery fishy stew called imoyo with Catfish and we had that with Okro

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    Ugali and Sukuma Wiki

    Karibu Kenya! This meal ugali and Sukuma Wiki came as a result of me reminiscing about my time in Nairobi. I would really love to go back to visit at some point. I posted a bit about my trip in my earlier blog post, you can read all about it here. It indeed was a

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    Sadza and Peanut Soup

    Kwaziwai. Makadii Zvenyu? Do not be alarmed I have been told this means greetings, how are you in Shona from the people of Zimbabwe. I met an Uber driver in San francisco a few weeks ago that was educating me on the Zimbabwean culture and I definitely became more interested in the culture after my

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    Ofe Onugbu – Bitter Leaf Soup

    If i tell you this recipe for bitter leaf soup has been on my list since last summer would you believe me? Every time I bought bitter leaf, I ended up using it for something else and my cocoyam went into other dishes. This year I finally got my act together and made some delicious

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    Waterleaf Soup Recipe

    Making Waterleaf soup had been on my mind for a while but I had given up all hopes for it. Last week, I was strolling through the aisles of the Tropical foods grocery store in Boston searching for my Nigerian food ingredients. My eyes scanning every section and shelf wondering what new item would inspire a new

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