Yam Pottage – Iwuk Abia

As a lady from Akwaibom state in Nigeria, there is an expectation that cooking is in my DNA. Well thus far on this blog, I am not sure I have disproved this theory. I have been exposed to numerous dishes even though I don’t always publish them but I enjoy cooking them at home. One

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

Spicy Croaker Fish and Mashed Yam

Being a lover of seafood, i think the most appropriate gift to give to my mom this Mother’s day is to dedicate this post to her. I love you mama. She also shares a very strong passion for food but luckily for her, it doesn’t show on her as much as it does me lol.

Nigerian Yam and Egg

I never understood the logic of feeding children yam and egg on a school morning. Yam makes me super sleepy and less productive. If i settle down to eat yam regardless of the time of the day, you can guarantee I won’t be doing anything useful the rest of the day but somehow this was

Yam and Palm Oil

Growing up I was told that the combination of Yam and palm oil was what poor people ate. Whatever the hell that meant. I used to feel guilty enjoying this simple dish because I always asked myself why Nigerians would label such a dish amongst others as a poor person’s food. I then realized the

Fried Yam and Spicy Mayo

I have been craving yam since January and hounding the African store in Oakland about their next batch of supplies. They finally got some last week and i raced to their store on saturday to get some. I have thought of a few things I could make with yam and trust me a few recipes

Chef of the Week : Chef Dudu: Yamarita with Corned Beef and Egg Sauce Scampi

Chef Dudu is someone i have followed on Instagram for a couple of months and have definitely been blown away by the dishes he comes up with. I find myself wanting to try out his dishes every time he posts something. I reached out to him a couple months back to send us a guest

Ikokore aka Ifokore

Hi guys, Some of our Afrolems fans asked for us to do a recipe for ikokore, coincidentally I was planning on putting up a receipe too. Ikokore is an ijebu dish and it is similar to Ekpang Nkukwo the major difference is the use of water yam for ikokore and cocoyam for Ekpang Nkukwo. It is prepared

Ojojo Recipe

Hi Guys, So I was thinking of a recipe to put up, I wanted to put up one that I havent seen online yet, so I asked my Master Chef, my mum, and she told me about ojojo. You see I wont pretend that i have heard about this before but  was ready for the