3 New Lemonade flavours you must try

London is currently giving us a 4 seasons vibe in a day. It rained heavily a few minutes ago, then it was sunny, cloudy and now sunny again. I need a glass or two of my new Lemonade flavoured recipes to take all this in.

 

INGREDIENTS

1 litre of Water

200g of Sugar

5 large Lemons

1 large Grapefruit

150g of Grapes

6 Basil leaves

4 Granny Smith Apples

Pinch of Salt (optional)

 

FLAVOURED ICE CUBES

20g of fresh Mint leaves

20g of thinly sliced Ginger

1 thinly sliced Medium sized Lemon or 1 Lime

Pink Rose Petals

20g of thinly sliced Cucumber

METHOD

Watch how to create 3 New Lemonade flavours below using everyday fruits and herbs

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Easy Flat Bread recipe without yeast

Easy Flat bread recipe ready within 10 minutes / Ndudu by Fafa

Flat breads are versatile and can be used for stews, soups, sandwiches etc
Homemade Flat bread couldn’t be easier, especially as it’s ready under 10 minutes. This recipe is without Yeast and makes for a moist Flat Bread.

I have covered the Natural Yoghurt and Greek Yoghurt recipe here
Natural Yoghurt and Greek Yoghurt recipe

Grab the following few ingredients;

INGREDIENTS
200g of Self Raising Flour
2 tablespoonful of Natural Yoghurt
100ml of lukewarm water
3 tablespoonful of Olive Oil
Salt to taste

 

TO SERVE

Serve with a scoop or two of your homemade Hummus recipe

METHOD

Watch how to make this quick Flatbread recipe in under 10 minutes below;

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Black Eyed Beans fritters recipe from scratch

Black eyed bean fritters is a popular West African snack, which is also enjoyed by Brazilians and Cubans. The dish was introduced to West Africa by the Hausa’s , who predominantly live in Nigeria and some parts of West Africa, such as Ghana, Sierra Leone, Cameroon etc
This is an improved recipe to achieve that crunchy outer layer and fluffy flesh. A recipe that mimics exactly what you buy from the Koose or Akara seller.
 
INGREDIENTS 
350g of peeled Black Eyed Beans
60ml of Water
2 large Banana Shallots
1 Habanero Chilli 
 
OPTIONAL
50g of Diced Bells Peppers
30g of chopped Spring Onions
1 medium sized diced Onion
Salt to taste
 
I have also shared 2 faster and favourite methods of how to peel your Black Eyed Beans below;
TIPS
The batter must have a textured consistency to achieve the famous crunchy outer layer
 
The batter must be beaten till its aerated or has a soufflé consistency 
This can be achieved easily by using your hand mixer or stand mixer.
Please note it took between 15-20 minutes to achieve the perfect aerated consistency using my stand mixer
Heat your oil for 5-7 minutes on a medium heat and maintain that heat till you’re done frying.
The advantage of having the aerated batter consistency means your Akara cooks perfectly and will not be soggy.
Now you can enjoy your homemade Akara or Koose recipe.
Please leave comments with your questions below.
 
METHOD
Watch how to prepare the perfect Akara or Koose recipe below;
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Sourdough Cinnamon French Toast recipe

Introducing a quick Sourdough French Toast recipe served with Avocado salad and Omelette.

INGREDIENTS
Sourdough or any other bread you have available
3 Eggs
Quarter of a teaspoon of Cinnamon powder
30ml of Whole Milk
1 tablespoonful of Vegetable oil/ Groundnut oil or alternatively you can use Butter

1 medium sized Avocado
1 small diced Banana Shallot
2 diced Green Chillies
30g of diced mild Red Chillies
30g of chopped Parsley
1 tablespoonful of Apple Cider Vinegar
3 tablespoonful of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper to taste

TO SERVE
Serve with a chilled glass of Orange , Pineapple or Watermelon juice

Watch how to prepare this easy Sourdough French Toast below;

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Cabbage Stew made easy (Sweetheart Cabbage)

Sweetheart Cabbage is a variety of the Cabbage family. The Sweetheart Cabbage is tender and sweeter in comparison to the popular Cabbage used in most household.

In the absence of Sweetheart Cabbage you can use the normal one.

The stew is also made with smoked Bacon Lardons, Chorizo and salted Goat Meat which gives the dish an incredible Umami flavour.

INGREDIENTS
2 Sweetheart Cabbages or your normal Cabbage
2 large Onions
20g of diced salted Goat Meat/Beef
300g of diced Chorizo
250g of Smoked Bacon Lardons
3 Grains of Selim (Hwentia) or half a teaspoon of freshly milled Black Peppercorns
2 tablespoonful of Tomato Purée
1 teaspoonful of Chilli flakes
1 medium size diced Yellow, Red and Green Bell Peppers
2 medium size diced Carrots
6 tablespoonful of Groundnut or Vegetable Oil
7 fresh Basil leaves
Salt and Pepper to taste


TOMATO BLEND

150g of sun ripened Tomatoes
1 large Red Bell Pepper
1 teaspoonful of Aniseed
1 teaspoonful of Cumin seeds
3 cloves of Garlic
3 mild Red Chillies
5 smoked Shrimps or CrayFish
20g of Ginger

TO SERVE
Best enjoyed with a steamed bowl of Rice, Spaghetti, Boiled Potatoes, Yam, Plantain or your preferred Carbohydrate.

METHOD

Watch how to prepare this flavour packed stew below;

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Mediterranean Chickpea & Halloumi Salad

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad is refreshing, nutritious and easy to make.
The ChickPea salad recipe also boasts of a sweet and tangy homemade Yoghurt dressing with a touch of Cumin seeds.

To make this powerhouse of a Salad, you’ll need the following;

INGREDIENTS
250g of cooked Chickpeas
200g of Halloumi / Wagashi / Paneer
1 medium sized Cucumber
1 medium sized Red Onion
2 large or 4 medium sized Tomatoes
1 mild Red Chilli
1 tablespoonful of chopped Carrot Tops or Parsley
Fresh Mint leaves to garnish

40ml of blended Natural Yoghurt
2 tablespoonful of Honey
10ml of Extra Virgin Olive oil
1 levelled teaspoon of Cumin seeds
Salt and Pepper to taste


METHOD

Watch how to prepare this incredible Mediterranean ChickPea salad below;

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Easy Hummus recipe to try

Let’s start the week with this easy to follow Hummus dip without using a blender.

Serve with Pita bread, Carrot sticks, Cucumber, Celery sticks etc

 

INGREDIENTS

250g of Cooked Chickpeas

2 tablespoonful of Sesame seeds

2 cloves of Garlic

1 teaspoonful of Cumin seeds

2 tablespoonful of Natural Yogurt or the Juice and Zest of 1 Lemon

4 tablespoonful of Extra Virgin Olive oil

Garnish with either smoked Paprika, cooked Chickpeas, Cumin seeds or Sumac

Salt to taste

 

COOK CHICKPEAS FROM SCRATCH

METHOD

Watch how to make this quick Houmous with either Yogurt or Lemon below;

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Can we call this Jollof? Ma Tricky Wo Jollof Rice Recipe

Controversy alert!

In a world where lockdown is the new normal, ones mental health can suffer; however creating a little controversy here and there does help especially in the Kitchen or?

Okay! Hear me out… hmm…so Jollof Rice to the eye must have that distinctive  deep Orange colour, be well spiced and have a smoky undertone flavour. Tackling the ‘colour’ issue technically means this Smoked Shrimp Red Rice recipe passes as Jollof Rice or?

Traditionally, one uses Tomatoes and Tomato Purée to achieve the distinctive deep Orange colour, however this dish omits them as the colour is derived from the Smoked Shrimps.

Now that I’ve made my argument, I would like to know, is it in the process of cooking Jollof Rice and or sticking to the sacred ingredients that qualifies it as Jollof Rice?

Leave your comments below and let’s have this discussion.

 

INGREDIENTS

200g of Smoked Shrimps, Prawns or Crayfish

2 large Banana Shallots or any Onion of your choosing

4 tablespoonful of your preferred oil for frying

1 teaspoonful of Chilli flakes

1 tablespoonful of Cumin seeds

6 Black Peppercorns

5 Sichuan Peppercorns /1 teaspoon of Aniseed / 2 Star Anise

2 tablespoonfuls of a Ginger, Garlic, Onion and Aniseed blend

350g of soaked Basmati Rice

150ml of Water or your preferred stock

30g of chopped Spring Onions

1 tablespoonful of Organic Coconut oil

2 Bay leaves

Salt to taste

 

TO SERVE

Serve with a portion of my Okra Stir fry, Grilled Salmon or your preferred protein.

 

METHOD

Watch how to prepare this ‘Ma Trick Wo Jollof Rice’ recipe below;

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Crunchy and Flavour packed Okra Stir Fry recipe

How about this perfectly spiced and crunchy Okra Stir fry for brunch today?

Fill your body with some goodness and thank me later . To make this powerhouse of an Okra stir fry, you’ll need the following;

INGREDIENTS

300g of Chopped Okra

2 large Banana Shallots or any Onion you have available

3 tablespoonful of Vegetable, Groundnut  or Coconut oil

1 teaspoon of Chilli flakes

5 diced Green mild Chillies

60g of smoked dried Shrimps, Prawns or Crayfish

1 levelled tablespoon of Cumin seeds

5 Sichuan Peppercorns or 1 teaspoon of Aniseed

Salt and Pepper to taste

TO SERVE

Best served with a bowl of Garlic fried Rice

Watch how to make this powerhouse and flavour packed Okra stir fry below;

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How to achieve the crispiest Fish skin in the Oven

Good evening creatives. Hope everyone is doing just great. Anyway I’ve got some good news for you in the form of achieving that crispy Fish skin using the Oven.

To make this you’ll need the following ingredients;

 

INGREDIENTS

2kg of Salmon Fillet

1 tablespoonful of Apple Cider Vinegar

1 teaspoon of Sea Salt

20g of Anchovies in Oil or Abobi (Keta School Boys)

1 teaspoon of Cumin seeds

3 mild Green Chillies

Half a teaspoon of Black Peppercorns

5 Cubeb spice (in the absence of this add the zest of 1 Lemon or a tablespoon of Lemon juice)

4 tablespoon of Olive Oil

 

TO SERVE

Serve the grilled Salmon with a portion of Rice and Peas and my Carrot & Orange salad

 

METHOD

Watch how to use your oven to achieve that crispy Fish skin below;

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