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Why Fenugreek Should Be Your New Kitchen Staple

Have you ever stopped to wonder about the secret ingredients that give your favorite African dish its unique flavor profile? Today, we're delving into the world of a tiny seed with a long and fascinating history: fenugreek! A Spice with Ancient Roots Fenugreek seeds weren't just discovered by modern chefs. Evidence suggests they were popular for their culinary and medicinal uses in ancient Egypt, possibly even during the time of the pyramids! Fast forward thousands of years, and this golden spice graces tables across the globe. It's a star ingredient in Indian curries, a component of European medicines, and even finds its way into beauty products. More Than Just Flavor Fenugreek isn't just another spice that adds a kick to...

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Whip Up African Dishes with These Veggies

 Ever dreamt of experiencing Africa in your cooking? It all starts with a trip to the market, but luckily, you don't need a plane ticket! Let's embark on a journey through the world of African vegetables, transforming your kitchen into a celebration of flavor. You're walking through the bustling Lagos market feeding your eyes with goods displayed. Then, you're met with the aroma of sizzling grills and spice blends. Moving close to the source of smell, your eyes are drawn to overflowing stalls, but it's the mountains of fresh produce that truly steal the show. Pyramids of vegetables in every color beckon you closer. This is a gateway to a whole new world of culinary experiences. We're talking about the...

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Mama Olowo's Secret: How Crayfish Powder Takes Your African Cooking to the Next Level

My grandma, Mrs Bernice Adeosun (Mama Olowo) was a sorceress in the kitchen. Her stews always simmered with a depth of flavor that tickle my taste buds. The secret? A seafood – crayfish. Now, I know what you might be thinking. Crayfish? Isn't that just a smaller cousin of lobster? Well, yes, but in the world of African cuisine, it's so much more. It increases the aroma of food and elevates a simple dish to a masterpiece. Crayfish is either used whole or grounded into powder for seasoning all sorts of dishes. Here's how to incorporate crayfish into your dishes: Soups and stews: A little goes a long way! Add a handful of whole crayfish or a teaspoon of crayfish powder to your...

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Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Day: Unleash the Powerhouse in Your Plate!

Remember that time you were a kid and refused to eat anything but chicken nuggets, mac and cheese? We've all been there. But those days are behind you, right? (Hopefully!) May 21st is Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Day, a day dedicated to reminding us all about the world of delicious and nutritious options that surrounds us.  Imagine bustling through the marketplace and you're met with the sweet, pungent aroma of ripe mangoes. Then, you caught the sight of plump, red tomatoes, green okra and yellow plantains which excites your taste buds. But beyond the dazzling displays, there's a powerful truth: fruits and vegetables are nature's powerhouses. They're packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that nourishes our body. They boost our...

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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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