Category: Veggie Month

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Did You Know that Vegan Is Not Vegetarian? Here Is The Difference.

    October was Vegetarian Month, and we honored it by detailing some meatless but oh so delicious Nigerian foods. A year before that Funmi hosted a vegetarian party following a vegetarian week and it turned out great. Now, as a foodie, I am always on the lookout for international holidays that are about food. So I was surprised when I found out that even after Vegetarian month, November 1st...

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Looking for Delicious Nigerian Vegan Meals? Here’s a Meal Table For You!

Hello, there! Welcome to 2016! What better way to start off the food adventures on this blog than with a vegan timetable? Remember my Veggie Month experience in July, 2015? Well, the experience was quite popular on the blog and I’ve had a number of people ask for more Nigerian vegan recipes. The truth is vegans are not missing out on much because there is an array of meals and nutrients...

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Cheesy Mixed Vegetable Pizza (Bell Peppers, Onions & Mushrooms)

Every other day or so, I set out to try something new and every single time, I am reminded that challenges in the kitchen are extraordinarily fulfilling experiences. You see, to me, food is more than just nourishment…it is culture, it is art and it is a labour of love. It is especially most delightful when the experience can be shared. Thanks to Asha who shared this pizza-making process with...

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South-South Okro Soup with Mushrooms (Vegetarian)

{Part of my Veggie Month series.} Even though the Veggie Month is officially over, this recipe was one of my favourites while it was on. I served it during my veggie party and made some for myself for a long week of studying. Mushroom Okro tastes just like seafood okro and has all the chunky elements (thanks to the mushrooms), but has no iota of meat. Tip: In the absence of...

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I Hosted a Nigerian Vegetarian Party and This is How it Went.

{Part of my Veggie Month series.} I cannot believe that I did it! Ladies and gentlemen, it is official: I, as a Nigerian, can enjoy a delicious variety of dishes without an iota of meat. For those who aren’t aware, I embarked on a ‘Veggie Month‘ journey where I prepared and enjoyed strictly ovo-lacto vegetarian dishes, which means I ate no meat products but eggs and milk. As someone who has...

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Oven-Baked Plantain Chips (Pepper and Ginger Flavour)

{Part of my Veggie Month series.} I love plantain chips. Growing up, I didn’t care much for them until those spicy plantain chips in Lagos traffic were invented. Ah. bless the hearts of whoever came up with that idea. They basically ‘pimped’ up plantain chips. I especially like the one in the red sachet – the pepper flavour. So,  decided to make myself some. Instead of frying, I went the...

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Nigerian Fried Rice with Mushrooms and Mixed Vegetables (Vegetarian).

{Part of my Veggie Month series.} Fried rice is one of those dishes that I enjoy cooking. I love piecing together all the different bits and seeing the end result – soft but firm grains of curry-coloured rice, with mixed spicy vegetables. However, I’ve always cooked fried rice using chicken or meat stock. That way, there is barely any need for extra spices. So, for this month, it made sense...

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Yam and Plantain Vegan Burger (Extra Spicy)…Ooh, lah, lah!

{Part of my Veggie Month series.} If it looks like a beef burger, well, it could very well be a yam and plantain burger. I first saw the yam burger on Vegan Nigerian’s blog here. Her recipe looked delicious enough, but I thought: “anything that is good for yam, is good for plantain.” In case you haven’t noticed, I tend to mix these two together. That’s why I threw plantains...

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Yam Chips and Palm Oil – Oh, the Joys of Simple Things.

{Part of my Veggie Month series.} Who remembers yams with salted palm oil? Who, who? I was skipping while eating these crunchy delights because every bite made childhood memories more vivid. They are simple and unpretentious and ah, isn’t that great? What’s wrong with indulging nostalgia on a bright day?  I  wanted to start the week on a very Nigerian note; which would be…you guessed it; yams. This meal is quick...

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Veggie Month: Join Me as I Eat as a Vegetarian for One Month!

Hey there! I’m going on somewhat of an adventure this month and I’d like to share it with you. For one month, I’ll be exclusively sharing vegetarian meals on the blog in a project I’m calling ‘Veggie Month.’ Of course, as usual, the meals will be tailored to a Nigerian audience. This means that as much as possible, the ingredients will be accessible to majority of the readers of this...