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How I Conquered Egusi Cravings (You Too Can!)

I was facing a dilemma. My aunt was coming to visit, and her love for egusi soup is massive. But how could I indulge her cravings while staying true to my keto lifestyle? Inspiration struck: keto fufu! Using almond flour and psyllium husk, I created a fluffy, low-carb alternative that would be the perfect side for the rich egusi.The result? Amazing! The egusi was a blast, thanks to the crayfish powder, cow leg, ponmo, and dry fish. Guess what? Each mouthful was a delight. I gobbled the whole plate of keto fufu and egusi in no time. This was a win for my macros and taste buds. Want to experience this delicacy? Explore our website for the ingredients.   Besides...

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6 Authentic Spice Blends to Transform Your Cooking

Have you ever been captivated by the aroma wafting from a neighbor's kitchen? Like yummy spices warming up your whole house? That, my friend, is the magic of African food! Africa boasts a treasure trove of unique spices that elevate even the simplest dish. At Flourish Spices & African Food, we're passionate about bringing these flavors to your table. Let's explore some essential spices that will transform your cooking! Locust Bean Seasoning (Iru): The hero of many dishes, iru is a fermented locust bean with a deep, savory punch. This spice enriches everything from ogbono soup to egusi soup. A sprinkle of iru is all it takes to transform your dish from ordinary to extraordinary. Ogbono Soup Mix: Ogbono soup, a Nigerian classic, is a thick and...

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My Grandma is an Angel

Lafenwa stew. This stew is a tribute to my Grandma. Mrs Bernice  Adeosun. (Also known as  mama olowo , Iya Bose , Iya sanjo, Iya yemisi, Iya Funlola and Iya Ibeji. She is the best cook and disciplinarian close to me. Back to my stew .  If you ever attended boarding school in Nigeria, you will understand why my Grandma is an angel. She will just show up at   my school from the village with this stew  and ofada rice. I guess  she knows much about food canning and preservation. She will put the stew in an empty milo can with lid on. This is to preserve the stew. She shows up when you are broke  , down to nothing,...

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The simple things in life "catfish head and strips "

Hello my food tribe,  I am so happy to  be back with my food tales. There is something about cheap food being very delicious. Please come with me as I remember growing up in Nigeria during my elementary school years.  My parents will give us money to buy cooked food for lunch, since they are not around in the afternoon. One day I asked my Aunty Yemi what else we can do with the money without buying cooked food.   She said okro or okra soup.  Yes with two naira (less than 1 cent) we went to the market bought okro, grilled mackerel or titus fish ,  a few chili peppers palm oil and seasonings. We cooked and enjoy with Eba(fufu)...

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