• Convenient and Healthy: The Value of Wholesome Ingredients

    Convenient and Healthy: The Value of Wholesome Ingredients0

    • Blog
    • February 10, 2018

    When convenience foods were invented, busy people everywhere rejoiced. Complicated and time-consuming recipes became a thing of the past. Meals that magically appeared from packages saved families and single people enormous amounts of time. Life would never be the same! But not so fast. Although processed, convenience foods had some benefits, we’ve since discovered they

  • Colors of my Childhood: Nigerian Fried Rice

    Colors of my Childhood: Nigerian Fried Rice0

    Food has always been a part of my life, family and soul. Ever since I was a little girl there hasn’t been a single occasion that didn’t include a feast of dishes. Food brings people together, makes people happy and whether we like it or not, it always magically becomes that central topic that we

  • Bean pottage recipe

    Bean pottage recipe0

    African brown beans is a wholemeal filled with much protein and fiber. It is perfect for vegetarians. Ingredients • 500g of African brown beans • Tomato blend (2 fresh tomatoes, ½ paprika, 50g of habanero peppers) • 1.5 litre of water • 1 medium onion diced • 100ml/4 tablespoons of red palm oil (or vegetable

  • Akara Balls Recipe

    Akara Balls Recipe0

    Akara refers to buns that are made of black-eyed beans or Nigerian brown beans. In West Africa, akara is usually eaten as a breakfast dish, along with akamu (corn meal). This tasty dish is perfect for vegetarians.   Preparation time: 25 minutes Cooking Time:  20 minutes Serves: 4   Ingredients 250 grams of black-eyed beans

  • 5 Nigerian Plantain Recipes

    5 Nigerian Plantain Recipes1

    Plantains are very commonly found in West-Africa and local cuisine has a lot of plantain-based recipes. Most of these dishes are street-foods and pretty popular in the West-African region. Today we will do a round-up of 5 Nigerian Plantain recipes. Are you ready??   1. Dodo The first dish we will be reading about today

  • 5 Best Rice Recipes Found in Nigeria

    5 Best Rice Recipes Found in Nigeria2

    Rice is one of the most common staple foods in Nigeria. Most families eat a rice dish at least twice a week, either for lunch or for dinner.   We have two ways of cooking rice in Nigeria: White, served with stew or sauce and Jollof which is where the ingredients are added into and

  • 4 Secrets of West African Cuisine

    4 Secrets of West African Cuisine0

    North African Cuisine has Middle Eastern influences. East Africa has Indian and Asian influences. And South Africa has European influences. West African cuisine, on the other hand, has very few outside influences. With only minor influences from South American cuisine, West African food is highly authentic. With its unique flavours and authentic taste, our food

  • 4 Reasons to Try Suya!

    4 Reasons to Try Suya!0

    Suya is a well-known Nigerian grilled meat dish that can be found in almost any eatery in the country. This dish can be made with various types of meats including chicken, fish and beef. If you are interested in trying out exotic dishes from around the world, then suya is a must do! And you

  • 3 Things to Expect at A West African Dinner Table

    3 Things to Expect at A West African Dinner Table0

    Thank you again for being part of our community. Along with other food lovers, you’re joining a fun and exciting journey to learn more about Nigeria, a West African gem that boasts a vibrant culture and delicious cuisine. And it’s also my home! Since very little is known about West African cuisine in the Netherlands,