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¤Peanut-Banana combo¤

My daughter won’t eat bananas ordinarily until I came up with this idea. It’s a nutritious way of serving the banana as a snack. You can serve this to adults too. No one’s left out! Ingredients*Roasted Peanut (1/2 cup)*Bananas (4 or more) Mary’s Method– Grind peanut into a free flowing flour in the dry cup […]

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¤ Baked Yam Slices ¤

This is a creative yam recipe. . . Ingredients *Fresh African yam –550g (About 6 regular round pieces) *Fresh Eggs (4) *Chopped vegetable of choice (2 cups) »I used ugwu, onion and peppers *Salt –to taste *Seasoning cube (1) *Cornedbeef (1 cup) *Melted butter(¼ cup) *Milk(¼ cup) *Other seasonings of choice * Utensils –Baking dish […]

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¤ Ogbono Soup ¤

This is one soup that goes with virtually every type of ‘swallow’ food. How do you make your ogbono soup? Here’s how I make mine. . . Ingredients-1/2 cup Ground ogbono seeds-1/2 cup Palmoil (melted)-Beef-Cow offal (shaki & liver) (cooked)-Cow skin-Stock fish-Dry fish (washed/de-boned)-1/3 cup Whole Crayfish-2tbs Ground crayfish– 3/4 cup chopped Ugwu-1tsp Ground pepper-1 […]

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¤ Pasta and Beefy Sauce ¤

Ingredients -Pasta (300g) -Firm tomatoes (2large) -Bell peppers (2 large) -Scotch bonnet (1 small) -Onions (1 large) -Vegetable oil -Chopped Vegetable (ugwu and carrots) (1cup) -Margarine (1tbs) -Corned beef (3/4cup) -Salt -Spices -Seasoning cube (1) Mary’s Method * Cook your pasta with water just enough to cover the pasta, 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil, about […]

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¤ Vegetable Soup ¤

Ingredients -Chopped Vegetable (Ugwu:3cups; water leaf:1cup) -Beef/chicken -Cow skin -Crayfish (whole and ground) -Stockfish -Dry cat-fish -Boiled Assorted meat -Palm oil (1/4cup) -Onions (2.5 moderate sized) -Scotch bonnet(2-3) -Red bell pepper (4) -Seasoning cube -Salt -Desired spices (for boiling the beef or chicken) MARY’s Method *Wash and blend the peppers with one of the onions […]

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¤ Coleslaw ¤

Ingredients -Cabbage (1 small sized) -Carrots (3 large sized) -Finely chopped onions (1/8 cup) (I sometimes go without the onion) -Mayonnaise (4tbs) -Green small pepper (1small sized) -Salad cream (4tbs) -Cucumber (1 small sized) -Sweet corn (1/2 cup) -Green peas (1/2 cup) -Sugar (1/4tsp) -Salt (a pinch) -You could add Kidney beans, . . . […]

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¤ MK’s Peanut Treat ¤

I created this simple peanut treat some days ago. It’s a yummy dessert. I hope you like it. Ingredients * Flour (2cups) * Milk (.5 cup) * Unsalted butter (.5 cup) * Egg (1) * Sugar (.75 cup) * Ground roasted peanut (1 cup) * Baking powder (1tsp) * Crunchy peanut butter Mary’s Method – […]

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¤ Offal Pepper Soup ¤

Here’s one of my favourite appetisers. . . Ingredients – Beef Offals (shaki, liver, kidney, roundabout, heart, etc) (350g) – Ground peppersoup ingredient (I prefer to pick out the ingredients by myself and then grind e.g 6-8 calabash nutmegs(roasted and decoated) +8pieces negro pepper+1tbs aligator pepper+ small sized dry ginger root) – Scotch bonnet (1-2) […]

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¤ Scones ¤

If you don’t like sweet pastries, this is for you. I love it too. Ingredients -2cups Plain Flour -1tbsp baking powder -4tbsp cold butter (or margarine) -2 eggs -Salt -5tbsp Milk MARY’s Method * Preheat the oven to 220 celsius. Lightly butter a baking sheet. * Sift the flour and baking powder together. * Rub […]

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¤ Akara ¤

What’s for breakfast? Ingredients – 2 cups Black eyed cowpea – 3 Red bell peppers – 1 Scotch bonnet – 2 Large onions – Seasoning – Salt – Vegetable oil MARY’s Method * Peel the beans. Blend with the peppers and 1 onion. Make sure not to add too much water while blending; just enough […]

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¤ Banana Bread ¤

Instead of the regular bread for breakfast, why not try this recipe? You can serve it without bread spreads. It’s so delicious and of course, nutrituous! -11/3 cups Plain flour -1/3 cup Wholemeal flour -21/4 tsp Baking powder -1/3 tsp Salt -3/4 tsp Cinnamon (optional) -5 tbsp Butter -1/2 cup Sugar -3/4 tsp Grated lemon […]

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¤ Water Yam Balls ¤

I really don’t enjoy eating water yam. If you’re like me, here’s a good way of transforming the water yam into a delicious dish. I learnt this from a dear mother some years back. Ingredients – 5 slices Water yam – 1/2 cup Flakes Markerel – 1/4 Finely chopped onion – Chilli pepper or finely […]

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¤ Coconut Rice ¤

Try out some coconut rice in place of your regular jollof rice. I’ve got two plates here. Pick yours. Lol Always remember to add some vegetables to your meals. Eat healthy, Stay healthy! * 1 large coconut * 2 cups Rice * 11/2 cups (generous) Boiled mackerel (Deboned and shredded into large chunks, keep stock) […]

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