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15 Nigerian Meals That Can Be Easily Prepared Without Meat

Have you ever considered eating only vegetarian meals for one week?  It is Vegetarian Awareness month and we are switching things up. Nigerians have become accustomed to meaty meals and this is evident in most of our soups, asun, suya, stews, etc. In fact, there is a misconception that food cannot taste delicious without meat. We know this is not true and we are thankful for chefs and bloggers who...

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Mainlanders! Now, you can enjoy all your favourites at Bibi’s Grill in Maryland

Foodies, you will be excited to know that we have discovered yet another conjurer of mouthwatering dishes here in Lagos. Bibi’s Grill House is a new restaurant that serves a wide range of barbecued dishes including turkey, fish and chicken. Since their official launch party on the 24th day of September 2016, they have vowed to enrich the palate and eyes with well presented, healthy and tasty food. Most times...

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“I Love the Italian Way of Life”: Meet the Pasta Master – Chef Seun of Sean’s Handcrafted Pasta!

His voice is quiet and his demeanour is unassuming but pasta master Seun Kowosi (Chef Seun) is already blazing a culinary trail that will impress any food enthusiast. Chef Seun is a student at Culinary Academy, Ikoyi and the founder of Sean’s Fresh Pasta; a bespoke brand of homemade pasta. “I love to cook,” he says joyfully when asked about his journey into the culinary world, “I spend a lot of my...

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Exploring Nigerian Spices Through History

Those silent spice jars sitting in your cupboard do not do much to reveal their incredible history. Long ago in the Middle Ages, spices were one of the most traded items. In those times, the spice trade was arguably one of the largest in the world. Spices established and destroyed kingdoms, led to the discovery of new places and in effect created the modern world. Long before we knew what...

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This is How a Family Celebrates Ethiopian New Year While Living in the United States.

As winter ends and spring emerges, Enqutatash – Ethiopian New Year, is celebrated on the first day of the first month of the Ethiopian calendar, Meskerem 1 which is equivalent to September 11 in the Gregorian calendar. At home, the end of winter and New Year is marked by the return of Adey Abeba (yellow flowering Bidens species) to the fields of Ethiopia. We exchange Adey Abeba and decorate our homes with the...

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These 4 Nigerians Living in Kenya Share Their Stories

It is commonly said that “if you do not find a Nigerian where you go, go somewhere else.” Perhaps the large population of the country allows for its people to spread around the world. Nairobi is not left out, boasting of a sizeable Nigerian population. My neighbourhood is like a mini Lagos; pidgin is as rampant as Swahili in this community. So, we decided to share the experiences of some...

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8 Birthday Gift Ideas that any Foodie Would Love

I stand to be corrected, but I believe foodies are the easiest people to share gifts with. It is considered an easy task because everyone eats, so the concept of food is very familiar to us all. There isn’t much to gifting a foodie really, just creativity and uniqueness. They will appreciate thoughtfulness, no matter how small. In fact, anyone will appreciate it if you got them something uniquely made for...

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Fitfam, Get in Here! We Can’t Keep Off These Delicious & Healthy Food Products from UWA Earth Foods.

Fitfam, get in here! We are so excited when we discover entrepreneurs making a unique contribution to the foodscape in Nigeria. UWA Earth Foods is one of such initiatives. Uwa (pronounced ooh-wah) is an Igbo word which means Earth, World, Nature. As its name suggests, this is a Nigerian wholefoods brand, offering the best of natural nut butters (peanut and cashew nut butter), pure palm oil, coconut oil and peanut crunch bites...

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In These Streets! 10 of Kenya’s Most Popular Street Foods

Quick fact; 2.5 billion people eat street food everyday. That is how big of a deal it is. Some countries even have a special day set aside to celebrate street food vendors! Correspondingly, Kenya has seen people rise from being vendors to celebrated celebrities, case in point, Bonoko. Street foods are not only economical, they are also are a great way to appreciate the African food culture. Furthermore, you promote...