Food and diet

Delivering the latest recipes, travelers opinions, reviews, tips and tricks on everything you require to be the best in and out of the kitchen.

BREAKFAST IDEA: YAMARITA FRIES

Ads Hey Divas, Yamarita fries is another way of eating yam differently, if you love fried yam, then this recipe would make you fall in love with it more. Yamarita keeps your yam soft and crispy and it tastes nicer with the  egg and flour mixture. Hello World Ingredients Yam…

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BREAKFAST BRUNCH IDEAS: BANANA MUFFINS

Hey Divas, A muffin is an individual-sized, baked quick bread product. Muffins are quite similar to cupcakes in size and cooking methods, the main difference being that cupcakes tend to be sweet desserts using cake batter and which are often topped with sugar frosting. Muffins are available in both savory…

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DIFFERENT LOVELY WAYS TO SERVE YOUR FRIED RICE

Hey Divas, Compliment of the season! Seasons like these are always celebrated with different assorted meals, but you can hardly totally erase rice from the menu. Who can resist the lovely Nigerian Jollof rice for example. So this time around you’ve decided to switch from the norm and make a…

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THE UNCOMMON ISHAPA SOUP (ROSELLE PLANT) OF THE YORUBAS

Hey Divas, Ishapa is traditionally a Yoruba recipe, although it is made popular by Ekiti state indigenes. The ishapa soup is made from Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa) which is a species of Hibiscus native to West Africa. This soup is a special delicacy with is best enjoyed with pounded yam and other solid…

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LEARN HOW TO MAKE ILA ASEPO (VIDEO)

Hey Divas, Okra soup is a popular Nigerian recipe that has taken over Nigeria. In regular Yoruba style, okro is typically served with stew. Ila is the Yoruba word for Okra, and Asepo means “To cook together”;  ila Alasepo is mixed okra soup.  There is hardly any part of the country…

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HOW TO MAKE EWA AGOYIN/AGANYIN (VIDEO)

Hey Divas, Breakfast in Nigeria is full of all kinds of interesting dishes and this beans dish is definitely an interesting meal. This beans dish, which was adopted by Nigerias and most specially Lagosians, has its name coined from Ewa (which means beans in Yoruba) Agoyin (a term used to…

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THE APPEALING CLUB SANDWICH FOR BREAKFAST

Hey Divas, Breakfast is a very important meal of the day, it doesn’t have to be a heavy meal, it has to be satisfying. So give yourself a great head start with this appealing sandwich. Sandwich is a great choice for breakfast as they are easy to make and also…

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LEARN HOW TO PREPARE THE BUKA STEW [VIDEO]

Hey Lovelies When you google what a stew means you’ll definitely get a definition that doesn’t quite fit with the stew definition you know a a Nigerian, this is because stews take a different turn with every country and many countries call what we refer to as stew, “Tomato sauce”….

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HOW TO MAKE AN OMELETTE: BREAKFAST MEAL IDEA [VIDEO]

Hey Lovelies The omelette gets it’s origin from France and it consisted of very simple ingredients, that is however different from the modern recipe’s that flood book shelves and the internet. In cuisine, the simple France version consist of beaten eggs fried with butter or oil, however the addition of…

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OIL-LESS EGUSI PEPPERSOUP RECIPE [VIDEO]

Hey Lovelies When it comes to our health, its important that we take note of our cholestorol level and one of the ways to achieve this is by watching what we put in our food. In nigeria, the use of palm oil for every soup possible is a daily activity…

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BREAKFAST MEALS YOU CAN PLAN OUT THIS WEEK

Hey Lovelies Growing up, my mom used to make breakfast for us, we would sit down and eat, I look at my younger one’s and that same habit has been cultivated in their life, however as adults this habit seems to be lacking in many of us, I included. Somehow…

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INDEPENDENCE DAY MEAL: GOAT MEAT PEPPER SOUP

Hey Lovelies Its independence day today and what better time to prepare a hot, delicious and spicy goat meat pepper soup. The goat meat pepper soup is very popular and its often referred to as a street food because you can find it served at buka’s and joints around town….

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GET INNOVATED AND INSPIRED WITH THESE ANKARA CAKES

Hey Divas, Cake is often served as a celebratory dish on ceremonial occasions, for example weddings, anniversaries and birthdays, it tops the list of all symbols of celebration. Cake is a form of sweet dessert that is typically baked. In its oldest forms, cakes were modifications of breads but now cover a wide range of preparations that…

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DIET MEAL PLAN WITH NIGERIAN FOOD

Hey Lovelies There comes a time in life when all seems very bleak, its either you are gaining too much weight or you have chest pains caused by the food you eat, the reaction to this problem is to quickly and swiftly change your diet plan. For many this proves…

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OCEAN BASKET SEAFOOD RESTAURANT REVIEW

Hey Lovelies So, Sunday was rainy and boring and a bit of a drag, My friend who was more bored than I was decided we should hit town. As the foodie’s that we are, we decided to try something different (after much ado). Seafood is something that we rarely do…

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HOW TO PREPARE THE POPULAR NIGERIAN MEAT PIE

Hey Lovelies The Mince pie is popularly referred to in nigeria as the meat pie, which is just perfect because somehow we’ve developed our own style of preparing this snack. The nigerian meat pie is a snack that you can get in an eatery or on the road side, its…

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WEEKEND SPECIAL: HOW TO MAKE AKARA [VIDEO]

Hey Lovelies I love akara especially when it’s hot and a bit spicy. I remember when I was younger, my aunt used to make akara almost every Saturday morning. It was a weekend breakfast staple for a while and it was something we all loved, we used to go to…

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THIS IS HOW YOU PREPARE TASTY EGUSI SOUP

Hey Lovelies The Egusi soup is a popular dish I dare say it’s the most popular soup in nigeria because every tribe seems to have specific ways to prepare this delicacy. In the Igbo land they call this soup Ofe Egusi, the Hausa’s refer to the soup as Miyan Gushi…

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WEEKEND SPECIAL: NIGERIAN EGG STEW RECIPE

Hey Lovelies Since there is no tomatoes and you have to maximize the little one you got from the market, making Jollof rice this Sunday is a no go area. Last week we shared the fried rice recipe with you today we are sharing the egg stew recipe. The egg…

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HOW TO PREPARE TASTY CHICKEN SUYA AT HOME

Hey Lovelies Who doesn’t love a good suya chicken, and it only makes so much sense in this time of lack of tomatoes. Suya chicken are yummy and delicious and its perfect for brunch and a nice picnic with the family. Contrary to popular belief its not so hard to…

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HOW TO PREPARE TASTY EWA AGOYIN [VIDEO]

Hey Lovelies Last week we thought you how to create spicy crunchy fried chicken, this week we are leaving soul food behind and we are coming back to mother land by giving you the recipe for ewa agoyin. Ewa agoyin known as beans paste which originally originated from Togo/Ghana is something…

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THE BEST COOKING OIL FOR HEALTHY MEALS

Hey Lovelies Its no longer news that there are certain cooking oils that are not good for you; Its what every nutritionist and dietrician can talk about. Now, this is no longer child’s play, at a certain age you have to realize that your body is going through some certain…

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WHERE TO MAKE OR BUY GOOD CAKES IN LAGOS

Hey Divas, Cakes serve many purposes in different events and parties but one thing is sure about cakes, they get to be eaten. They are desserts and focal points at parties depicting your personal theme and colour. Want to know where you can get a good focal point cake in…

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PREPARE TASTY COCONUT RICE THIS WEEKEND

Hey Lovelies My earliest memory of coconut rice wasn’t all that bad, although I didn’t care for it so much at the time and I was a child but somehow the memory of that coconut rice lived in my head for a while so I expected the subsequent taste to…

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