How to Make Nigerian Nkwobi

Ingredients·2 kg Cow leg (cut into sizable pieces) ·2 Seasoning cubes ·2 Ehuru seeds ·1 cup Cooking palm oil ·1 small sized Edible Potash (akaun/ kanwa) ·2 tbsp. Ground crayfish ·2 Fresh red scotch bonnet pepper/ 2 tbsp. Ground chili pepper ·Salt (To taste) ·1 cup Ugba For Dressing·A medium sized Onion ·5 Utazi leaves
Prepare the Ingredients 1.Wash the cow leg thoroughly and place in a pot. Add some chopped onion, Seasoning cubes and cook till Soft. Make sure the liquid left in the pot is minimal and concentrated to ensure the seasoning gets into the bone meat. Cow leg takes a very long time to cook. If you have a pressure cooker, you could use it to save time and Gas.  -Set this aside. 2.Ehuru/Ehu seeds: This is what gives the dish its authentic local flavor. Pound roasted peeled seeds and set aside 3.Potash: This is ingredient makes the palm oil Curdle and change color. To prepare, place the powdered potash in a bowl. Add some water and stir. What you need is the liquid and not the res…

How to Make Jellof Rice

Ingredients:·4 cups of rice ·5 medium size fresh tomatoes (blended or sliced) ·5 fresh pepper (blended) ·2 medium size onion (sliced) ·1 medium sized ginger (peeled and blended) ·1 tbsp. garlic powder ·1 tbsp. thyme ·2 tbsp. curry ·1 small tomato paste ·4 cooking spoons of vegetable oil ·4 seasoning cubes ·Salt to taste ·Bay leaf (optional)
Step 1 Cook the meat and set aside ·You need meat stock gotten from chicken/turkey/beef for cooking. ·Use the vegetable oil used for frying your meat for the cooking. It gives more taste to the rice. Step 2 ·Boil hot water in a separate pot, pour it into the uncooked rice in a bowl. Cover and leave for 5 minutes and wash with cold water. Drain in a sieve and set aside. Step 3:·In a preheated pot, pour in the vegetable oil. Add the sliced onions and stir, gently add the sliced tomatoes, pepper. Stir fry for 5 minutes. You will notice that the vegetable oil is coming to the top. Add the tin tomato paste and stir fry some more until the vegetable oil separates f…

How to Make Banana Bread

Ingredients·1 1/2 cups (210 grams) all-purpose flour ·1 teaspoon baking soda ·1/2 teaspoon salt ·3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon ·3 medium bananas (heavily ripe or even black bananas are best) ·1/2 cup (113 grams or 1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled ·3/4 cup (150 grams) packed light brown sugar ·2 large eggs, lightly beaten ·1 teaspoon vanilla extract ·1/2 cup (50 grams) walnuts or pecans, toasted and chopped, optional Directions  Step 1·Preheat the oven to 350ยบ F. Step 2 - make mixture·Mix the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon together, set aside. ·In a medium bowl, mash bananas into a chunky paste. Whisk the melted butter, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla into the bananas until blended. ·Use a larger bowl to combine all the ingredients, mix and scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl then add the dry ingredients in 3 parts, stirring gently until they disappear and the batter is smooth. Stir in nuts. Step 3 - Bake Banana Bread·Pour batter into the pan (well-greased pan with butter) an…

Plum Smoothie

Ingredients ·5 fresh plums ·1 frozen ripe banana ·2 dates ·1 tsp grated ginger ··1/2 oats
·2 cups milk

Directions: 1.Blend all ingredients in the blender 2.Process until smooth 3.Serve chilled  Health Benefits of Plums 1.  Great for Relieving constipation and digestive problems. Filled with dietary fiber, sorbitol and isatin.
2.  Protects your heart. A medium fresh plum contains 113 mg of potassium that helps manage high blood pressure and reduce your risk of stroke.
3. Protect against cancer and cell damage. Cleans up harmful free radicals thanks to anthocyanins, the reddish-blue pigment in some plums.
4.  Prevent diabetes. Plums have a low glycemic index, so eating plums can help you control your blood sugar and reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes according to the Dietitians of Canada.
5. Improves bone he

Mango Pineapple Smoothie

Ingredients 1.1 ripe mango 2.1/3 pineapple 3.1/2 cup orange juice
Directions·Place mango, pineapple and orange juice in a blender. ·Blend until smooth. ·Divide into 2 glasses and serve chilled
Health Benefits of Pineapple Contrary to popular belief, pineapples, which came to be known as such because of their resemblance to pine-cones, did not originate in Hawaii. Christopher Columbus brought pineapples back to Europe after one of his expeditions to South America, where they are believed to have originated from. Pineapples became known as an extravagant and exotic fruit, served only at the most lavish of banquets.
Today, pineapple can be commonly found in any grocery store and in many homes all-around the world. In the world, pineapple is not only valued for its sweet taste - it has been used for centuries to treat digestion problems and inflammation.
Age-related macular degeneration: A higher intake of all fruits (3 or more servings per day) has also been shown to decrease risk of and p…

French 75 Champagne Cocktail

Ingredients : 1.1 oz. gin 2.1/2 oz. simple syrup 3.1/2 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice 4.dry sparkling white wine 5.lemon twist for garnish
Directions: ·combine gin, simple syrup and lemon juice in a cocktail strainer filled with ice ·shake well to chill ingredients and strain into a champagne flute ·top with sparkling wine and garnish with a twist of lemon
·serve immediately

African Velvet Tamarind

Health Benefits of African Velvet Tamarind

Popularly known as Awin in Yoruba, Icheku in Igbo and Tsamiyar kurm in Hausa, African velvet tamarind is the fruit of a native West African tree (dialium guineense). Especially loved by Nigerian children, velvet tamarind is cultivated not totally for its fruits but as a source of timber and fuel. It is a seasonal fruit with an orange pulp with the velvet shell which has a sweet and tangy taste. Many of you can’t help but stop by at your local fruit vendor to buy some when it’s the season. You love the fruit but probably know nothing about its health benefits. Different parts of velvet tamarind plant have been scientifically proven to offer a wide range of health benefits, some of them are explained below:
1. Treats Ulcer and Prevents Hypertension The leave extract of velvet tamarind has the ability to increase gastric mucus secretion. Therefore, a decoration of the leave can be a remedy for gastric ulcer. The leaves are also highly diuretic-…