Akara (Beans Cake)

Akara or Beans cake is one of those Nigerian foods that everyone loves to eat. The Igbo, Hausa, and Yoruba enjoy this delicacy. However, with slight variation in recipes.

In Nigeria, akara is served as a snack when combined with bread. Otherwise, it is paired with either pap or custard and served as breakfast or dinner.

Here is what I made last night.
Akara (beans cake)

Rice and Beans

This Rice and Beans recipe is probably going to be easier than most other recipes you find online. When rice is paired with beans and made into Jollof, that’s food to millions of Nigerians.

There are many staple foods in Nigeria, rice and beans are just some of them.

While lots of Nigerians make either porridge bean or jollof rice as a meal, there is a way to combine both into a sumptuous meal as well.

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Nigerian food

Nigerian food lovers and Nigerians all over the world depend daily on these foods to survive. I will be making a list of the top 21 foods in Nigeria and their recipe (How to make them).

There are lots of foods in Nigeria. Some are quite popular while the rest are only known and eaten by sections of Nigeria’s 200 million population.

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Vegetable Soup

Vegetable soup is paired with any of the swallows in Nigeria and served as either lunch or dinner. This recipe shows you how to cook a healthy soup with vegetables… the Nigerian way.

Vegetable Soup

I love this soup for many reasons:

For starters, it is made with vegetables, and those are synonymous with health.

In Nigeria, we combine different kinds of vegetables to make ...

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Nigerian dinner ideas

Nigerian dinner ideas include hundreds of Nigerian meals that could be served as night foods in Nigeria. I will be listing the top 12 Nigerian dishes for dinner.

There is really no basis for categorizing food as breakfast, lunch or dinner in Nigeria. This list is completely based on popular opinion as different people accept different meals for the night.

Nigerian dinner Ideas

The ...

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Groundnuts (Arachis hypogea L) is one of the most important food and oilseed crops cultivated and consumed in most parts of the world, Nigeria inclusive.


It is widely accepted as an excellent source of nutrition for both humans and animals due to its high protein content.

It is an important legume known for its multivarious uses including oil production, direct consumption, and ...

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Tiger Nut Milk

Tiger nut milk is one of the tastiest and most delicious drink that is made in Nigeria. For the best result, I combine with dates and serve chilled.

Tiger nut milk

Tiger nut milk Benefits

I will start by telling you about tiger nut milk benefits. I have learned that most of the nutrient required for our optimum health is naturally embedded in some ...

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What are the benefits of ZOBO drink?

I get this question alot and would really love to give a detailed feedback but I don’t have all the answers.
So I would be throwing the question back at you.

What are the benefits of ZOBO drink?

I mean, aside the fact that it is so delicious and cheap?

Benefits of Zobo Drink

Health Benefits of Zobo Drink

Zobo is a locally made from a dried version of the leave – Roselle in Nigerian (also ...

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Ewa Agoyin

Ewa Agoyin is a delicious pepper sauce that is made in Yoruba land and usually served with well-cooked beans. I grew up in Lagos state so I had a lot of this for breakfast.

Ewa agoyin

We add fried plantain and assorted meat sometimes, it’s to die for!

The Yorubas sure have a twist to everything. There is stew and there is ewa agoyin ...

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Detoxifying With Aloe Vera

Detoxing With Aloe Vera is what I do regularly and I think you should too.

I launched a campaign some years back against junk foods.

While the article appealed to most of my readers I also proceeded to write an ebook “the science of healthy Nigerian foods” and also made sure the ultimate Nigerian cookbook featured healthy tips in the first five pages

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Home Made bread

Bread can be made in more than one way. I have seen over 10 different bread recipes but most of them use the same basic ingredients. I did promise that we would be trying a couple of them in the next 30 days, so we would be starting with this simple bread.
Bread - home made

What I have listed below are ...

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What is Eba

What is this eba that everyone is talking about?

Sometimes, the most simple things are the most complex. If you are a Nigerian and someone asks you “what is eba” you would be like; what? are you kidding me?”.


Well, while you know the answer to that question, so many other persons from outside Nigeria are still trying to grasp the nitty-gritty of ...

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Chin Chin

Chin chin is a very popular snack in Nigeria and we have seen different recipes in the last couple of years.

Our objective is to make it delicious, crunchy and easy to chew.

I usually deep fry it, as in this case. But I hear it is also possible for it to be baked. I haven’t tried that one yet. 😀

When I eventually do, I will definitely tell you all about it.

Chin Chin

Nigerian Food Store

Wondering where to buy Nigerian food stuff and ingredients, if you are looking to order Nigerian food ingredients online, you are definitely at the right place.

Nigerian food stuff

And we are cheap in a scary way.

If you are looking to buy Nigerian food stuff or ingredients in the USA (United States of America), Spain, Australia and Uk, you are at ...

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Cat Fish Peppersoup

Catfish pepper soup is one of Nigerian’s most popular evening recipes. I have been putting this away for a very long time because of the complexity of the recipe. I was hoping to create a recipe that you could easily follow or replicate.

Catfish Peppersoup

Catfish pepper soup (point and kill) is the most popular fish pepper soup in Nigeria. We also have ...

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Good Foods and Love

This article shows how good foods improve relationships. We have been discussing the correlation between a good cook and good relationship. The argument is whether a wife/fiancé who is a good cook is likely to be loved better than a kitchen newbie.

Now, a kitchen newbie is not a bad cook but someone that is about to become a great cook. I don’t believe in absolution, if you don’t know it today, you can be good at it tomorrow; it all ...

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Nigerian Christmas

Nigerian Christmas brings lots of things to memory. Number one is deliciousness of foods (chicken, salad, rice) and the drinks that goes along with them.

If you are celebrating Christmas in Nigeria and wondering what to prepare for Christmas, here are some Christmas food ideas. I have already talked about this article on facebook and so many people are waiting eagerly for it.

Christmas is a always a memorable invent for the Christian folks in Nigeria as well as the rest ...

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Nigerian Drinks

Nigerian drinks include both soft drinks and all kinds of edible juice that are prepared and consumed in Nigeria.

Nigerian drinks

This article aims to showcase some of those drinks from Nigeria and explain how anybody could make them for personal consumption.

Apart from popular brands like Cocoa Cola, Pepsi, laccasera, Viju milk, etc. We are going to learn how to prepare some ...

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Easy Nigerian Recipes

Easy Nigerian recipes are simple recipes that requires less ingredients and time to prepare, most people start from this page when they are new to making Nigerian foods.

If you are looking for quick and simple recipes to surprise your spouse you can start from this page. Most of the recipes here would take between forty to sixty minutes to prepare.

I get lots of questions daily about easy to make Nigerian foods and that is just what I want to address ...

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Yam Pepper Soup

Yam pepper soup is one of the easiest to make Nigerian yam recipes. If you have a tuber of yam in your kitchen but lack idea as to what to make out of it, this delicacy Well, over the past few days I have been talking about different Nigerian yam recipes and here I want to talk about one of my favorite ways to eat yam

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White Yam and Palm Oil Recipe

So You want to make my favorite yam recipe, we are talking about this delicious looking recipe that I only get to enjoy when I travel to my home town. Unfortunately, as I stated on the main page about different recipes of yam; there are few of my favorite Nigerian foods that you wouldn’t likely find in my part of Nigeria, they exist only in the rural areas.

I love this recipe so much that I haven’t ...

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Porridge Yam

Yam porridge is one of the easiest and most popular Nigerian foods.

Several people have made porridge yams using different recipes – some are simple while the rest are not. One of the advantages of this particular recipe is that anyone can follow it to get exactly what you are seeing below

Yam recipe

This is the everyday porridge yam you make ...

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Nigerian Beans Recipes

Like I said before, Ewa (beans) and bread is a very popular breakfast recipe in Lagos Nigeria and because I want to make this site as comprehensives as possible I don’t want to leave out any important food

The above image is not porridge beans, the recipe is completely different from other Nigerian beans recipes, you cook the beans separately and then make a special kind of stew. You will learn to make this stew the exact way it is made ...

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Fried Eggs

Fried eggs are one of the easy breakfast ideas from Nigeria. You could serve with bread, yams or even noodles.

When you are running late to meet up with office hours, this recipe will save you lots of headaches. 😀

I made this for myself this morning, it was a quick fix. I eat this kind of food when I am in a hurry to meet up with an appointment.

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The Nigerian Kitchen

Thanks for being a great part of this initiative, due to my kind of background and societal setting, it was necessary for a woman to know so much about foods and domestic works in its entire scope.

I learned to make Nigerian foods at a very young age, I think I made my first soup at the age of eleven, I still remember vividly, it was a vegetable soup with cow liver. It was my parent’s duty to prepare food ...

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Tomato Sauce

Tomato sauce is usually served with yam in Nigeria. It is quite easy to prepare. What you find below is tomato sauce and fried yam. It goes both as a perfect breakfast meal in Nigerian and could also serve as dinner. I like this particularly because it keeps the stomach light and it is simple to prepare.

Tomato Sauce

You will learn how ...

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Nigerian Foods that Fights Heart Attack.

Heart attack or heart disease can actually be prevented, controlled or completely eliminated by proper dieting and exercise – Dr Chauncey W. Crandall

The bulk of what you will be reading here are opinions of Dr Chauncey W. Crandall, a distinguished Cardiologist that has over 40000 heart surgeries to his belt. He also is chief of the Cardiac Transplant Program at the world-renowned Palm Beach Cardiovascular Clinic in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

While it is fun to talk about making delicious Nigerian ...

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