Red Palm Oil Bread
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1w ago
I recently made some wholewheat bread and instead of my usual addition of sunflower oil, I decided to try using palm oil.  Red palm oil is a key staple ingredient in Nigerian cuisine, made by local farmers in west Africa and used for generations by home cooks  in dishes like stews and soups. Used in moderation, it gives many of our dishes their iconic look and taste. You can’t really venture into traditional Nigerian cooking without coming into contact with it. It’s high in vitamin A and rich in antioxidants. Don’t mistake it for the unsustainable and ultra processed palm oil from ..read more
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Ose Oji - Igbo Spiced Peanut Butter (Okwa Ose)
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1w ago
One of the great things about being married to someone from a different part of Nigeria is learning about new food combos and meals that I didn’t grow up eating. My latest discovery is this spiced peanut butter and garden egg situation, an Igbo delicacy that is often served to guests at parties.  This hearty Igbo dish of spiced peanut butter paired with crunchy garden eggs is a staple at big family gatherings, weddings, and any occasion where good vibes are a must. In this post, we'll delve into the origins, significance, preparation, and serving traditions of Ose Oji, inviting you to ap ..read more
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Cabin Biscuit Cheesecake | Dairy Free and Refined Sugar Free
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2w ago
Cabin Biscuits - a staple snack that filled the pantries of many Nigerian households, including mine when I was growing up. Imagine my delight when I stumbled upon a packet of these iconic biscuits in my local African grocery store here in the UK. Eagerly, I brought them home, anticipation building  as I opened it. Yet, as I took my first bite, that sweet anticipation gave way to a pang of disappointment. The biscuits, perhaps over baked, were drier than I remembered, lacking the gentle crunch and subtle sweetness that I remembered. In an effort to turn things around, I decided to repur ..read more
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Vegan Nigerian Food and Health Benefits
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1M ago
In recent years, we've seen a significant surge in interest and adoption of veganism across the globe. While the concept of a plant-based diet isn't exactly new, its popularity has soared, even in regions with deep-rooted culinary traditions like Nigeria. Vegan Nigerian food offers a distinctive blend of flavours, textures, and aromas that can tempt even the most sceptical taste buds. But there's more to it than just good food. A growing body of evidence suggests that a vegan diet can have profound health benefits. Let's explore how vegan Nigerian cuisine can positively impact health, from re ..read more
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10 Vegan Nigerian Party Food Ideas
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1M ago
Hey there :) In today's blog post we're spicing things up with some incredible vegan Nigerian party food ideas! If you're on the hunt for vegan party recipes, you've landed in the perfect spot. Nigerian cuisine offers a treasure trove of options. This post is dedicated to those looking to diversify their vegan menu with dishes that are not only delicious but also steeped in tradition. Whether you're planning a vegan wedding, birthday party, or just a casual get-together, these vegan Nigerian recipes are sure to impress your guests and excite their taste buds. From the classics like Jollof Ric ..read more
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Top 5 Vegan Egg Replacements for Nigerian Cuisine
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1M ago
One common ingredient that often needs replacing in vegan cooking is the egg. Whether it's in baking or in savoury dishes, eggs play a vital role in Nigerian cuisine, but fear not! There are several vegan alternatives that can mimic the properties of eggs in cooking. Let's explore the top five vegan egg replacements, particularly within the context of vegan Nigerian food. 1. Banana or Plantain Puree: In baking, eggs are often used for their binding properties, and bananas or plantains can be a perfect substitute. Mashed bananas or plantains work exceptionally well in recipes like pancakes or ..read more
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10 Best Meat Substitutes for Vegan Nigerian Dishes
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2M ago
Incorporating vegan options into Nigerian dishes doesn't mean you have to sacrifice the meaty texture and rich flavours you love. When it comes to finding meat substitutes in Nigeria, it's important to look for ingredients that are both accessible and capable of mimicking the texture and flavour of meat. Here's a list of the 10 best (and accessible) meat substitutes that can add a delightful twist to your vegan Nigerian meals: 1. Mushrooms: With their umami flavour and meaty texture, mushrooms like portobello or shiitake are ideal in Nigerian dishes. They're low in calories and high in B vitam ..read more
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Why Nigerians Should Embrace Veganuary: A Journey towards Health, Compassion, and Sustainability
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2M ago
As January 2024 unfolds, the global phenomenon of Veganuary beckons, inviting us to embrace a vegan lifestyle for a month. For Nigerians, this might sound like a significant shift from our traditional diets, but it's an exciting opportunity to explore a compassionate, healthy, and environmentally friendly way of living that surprisingly aligns well with many aspects of our culture. Veganuary and Nigerian Food Culture Nigerian cuisine, renowned for its vibrant flavours and diverse ingredients, provides a fertile ground for vegan cooking. Our staples - beans, yam, rice, cassava, maize, and a ..read more
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Vegan Mushroom and Spinach Pizza | With a Creamy Vegan Cheese Sauce
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2M ago
Sometimes that pizza craving hits and you want something that's vegan-friendly, delicious and straightforward to make. In this blog post, I'm going to show you how to make an amazing mushroom and spinach pizza with a creamy 'cheese' sauce.  It's a simple yet satisfying recipe that combines the earthy flavours of mushrooms and spinach with a rich, gooey homemade vegan cheese sauce. This pizza is perfect for a weekend cooking project or a mid-week meal (serve it up with a side salad and you're good to go). Let's dive into some of the key ingredients before we get into how to make ..read more
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Smoky Jollof Rice | Easy Delicious Recipe
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3M ago
Jollof rice, a staple in West African cuisine, is renowned for its vibrant, spicy flavour and rich aroma. This recipe adds a delightful twist by roasting the vegetables to infuse a deep, smoky flavour that elevates the dish to new heights.  Perfect for any occasion, this smoky Jollof rice is not only easy to make but also incredibly delicious. Ingredients (Serves 6) 2 large red bell peppers 6 tomatoes  2 red onions  1 scotch bonnet chilli  1/2 tbsp dried thyme  1 tbsp hot curry powder  2 bay leaves 1 vegetable stock cube 1 tbsp tomato purée  Salt, to ta ..read more
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