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MIXED VEGETABLE SAUCE WITH ZUCCHINI

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This sauce has been my to go sauce for some time now and I will want to share with you guys. It’s simple and healthy pack.

I specifically didn’t use meat or fish for it but you can grill some meat and set aside.

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This is perfect if you looking at losing some weight or if you are on a healthy diet plan. Have it in the fridge and pair with any staple food of your choice or you can eat alone.

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I highlighted zucchini because this is my first time of eating it and it’s so good in the meal.

You too can incorporate zucchini in your diet.

Zucchini is packed with amazing health benefits such as:

 

📍 It Improves digestion

Zucchini reduces constipation and other digestive issues. It is high in water. It also contains good amounts of fiber, electrolytes, and other nutrients that are necessary for a healthy digestive system.

📍It Lowers blood sugar levels

By adding zucchini in your food, you will be increasing your fiber intake. Fiber-rich foods reduce your blood sugar levels and increase insulin sensitivity. This can change your risk of developing diabetes.

📍It Boosts energy level

Zucchini is rich source of B-vitamins, especially folate, riboflavin, and B6, because of that, it can help to boost energy production in the body. This reduces fatigue and improves moods. These vitamins inclusively supports various brain functions including cognition.

📍It aid in weight loss

Just like every other vegetable low in calories, high in water and fiber, zucchini is a great food for those wishing to reduce their body weight.

Due to its high content in fiber and water, it makes you feel full for longer and you will eat less.

📍It Protects against oxidation and inflammation

Enjoy eating zucchini together with the flesh, the skin has more antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, including vitamins A and C, glutathione peroxidase, and superoxide dismutase.

Eating zucchini regularly lowers oxidation and inflammation within the body.

📍It Slows down aging

Zucchini helps clear off free radicals and inflammations due to its richness in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients.

📍It Supports healthy circulation and a healthy heart

Know that zucchini is low in fat and sodium, but high in fiber and potassium. Thereby helping to maintain healthy blood circulation and blood pressure and lowers cholesterol levels.

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Ingredients

📍2 bunches of spinach

📍1 clove of broccoli

📍2 medium carrots

📍1 cup of chopped mushrooms

📍1 red bell pepper

📍A hand full of shrimp

📍2 scotch bonnets

📍3 fresh tomatoes

📍4 cloves of garlic

📍1 inch of fresh ginger

📍2 tablespoons of olive oil

📍1 medium onion

📍2 stock cubes

📍Seasonings

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Procedures

📍wash thoroughly and chop all vegetables and set aside.

📍wash and blend together tomatoes, peppers, ginger, and garlic.

📍slice the zucchini (it’s treated like vegetable though).

📍wash and chop the onions

📍wash the shrimp and set aside

📍place a saucepan on the stove, add little oil and let it heat up, add the shrimp and sauté. Set aside once it’s done.

📍place a pot on the stove, add the blended mixture, cook to dry the excess water.

📍once it’s dried, add the olive oil then the onions and cook on low heat for 2 minutes.

📍add stock cubes, salt, and other seasonings. Add the chopped bell pepper, chopped mushrooms, and carrots and cook for a minute.

📍Now add the spinach, broccoli, and zucchini. Add the shrimp

📍cover the lid and let it cook for a minute then turn off the heat.

Its done😘😂….serve with boiled rice, boiled yam, boiled potato or boiled plantain.

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Enjoy

HOMEMADE ALMOND BUTTER

…. whetting your taste bud one meal at a time.

Hello beautiful! Happy New Month and Happy Weekend!

So few days back, I made an homemade almond butter, so ecstatic to how good it came out and I wanted to share the process with y’all.

First off, I have always enjoyed almonds nuts. I always have it in my pantry, love snacking on it. At a point I started craving for Almond butter and wanted to try one .

Prior to making almond butter I went to stores to purchase already-prepared almond butter but couldn’t find any. I opted to make one myself since I have some almond nuts. Making one is the best decision, I get to enjoy the almond butter without thinking of what was included.

Almond butter is easy to prepare and it can take about 20minutes. Ensure you use high powered blender or food processor.

It’s so easy to incorporate into your diet. If you enjoy using peanut butter, then using almond butter will be a step up. You can enjoy it on sandwiches, apples, crackers, banana, smoothie e.t.c

Here are some amazing benefits of Almond Butter:

📍Almond butter aids weight loss. it’s high in fiber and protein, perfect for people trying to lose weight.

📍Almonds are a excellent source manganese, copper, Vitamin B2, or riboflavin, which are necessary for energy production. Its power packed and can boost energy levels.

📍Good for the Skin. Almond butter is high in antioxidants, includes vitamin E. It works on blemishes. It contains healthy flavonoids and Vitamin E, good for the skin.

📍It can control diabetes . Almond butter regulates and stabilize blood sugar level as it’s always recommended for diabetic individual.

📍Its one of the hearty healthy food. Almonds contains unsaturated fat needed in the body to balance cholesterol levels. Therefore consuming Almonds can protect the heart from disease.

📍It boost metabolism. Almonds butter can help increase your metabolic due to the energy from proteins and fats.

Lets get into the process. As always don’t forget to FOLLOW, LIKE, COMMENT and SHARE.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups of almond nut
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil

PROCEDURES

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place a parchment paper on a pan and spread the almonds across and toast the almonds for 10 minutes, stirring halfway.
  • Allow the almond to cool down for few minutes.
  • Add the almond to high powered blender or power processor and blend. You can start with “pause” to crush down the almonds.
  • Add the olive oil once you get it into flour and blend till turns smooth and creamy.
  • Transfer to a jar, cover the lid and keep refrigerated.

Almond butter is ready!! Enjoy 😊

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How to make garden egg sauce ( Two Methods)

… whetting your taste bud, one meal at a time.

Hi there! I will be sharing with you two amazing and simple methods of making your garden egg sauce. So far these are the best methods and the processes are straight forward.

Now if have never tried garden egg sauce, it’s a must try. Trust me you will come back with a testimony🤣. Preparing this sauce is so easy. It’s healthy and comes with loads of nutrients.

Garden eggs promotes weight loss, it’s rich in antioxidants, it’s rich in vitamin B, it promotes healthy bone, help in digestion and more.

I had to use palm oil in the second method. I twisted up the recipe a bit and the result is unbelievable. I added carrot and mushrooms, it’s so fantastic. Both recipes are amazing. My honest opinion, try both recipes, there’s something so heavenly about them🥰

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HOW TO MAKE FRIED RICE

…. whetting your taste bud one meal at a time.

Hello beautiful! Welcome to today’s blog post.

So I just realized that I have not shared any of my fried rice recipe on the blog. It’s just me procrastinating a lot, honey🤣. But you got me now. I also want to believe you have been waiting for it. Anything to make you happy😍.

There are a lot of fried rice recipes but this one is simple and nothing but the best. I would want to say that this fried rice recipe is inspired by Nigeria or rather African fried rice recipe. A lot of countries have their own fried rice recipe but trust me irrespective of where you are from, this is a must try!!!

Fried rice is one of the meal that never goes off the party menu💃🏽(owanbe). But fried rice and jollof rice which is the senior? Please answer in the comment section.

Now to the business of the day. Cooking fried rice is not as complicated as you think.

Don’t forget to Follow, Like and Comment. Like always, I will love to hear from you.

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups of basmati rice
  • Chicken broth
  • 3 medium carrots
  • 1 big onion
  • Spring onions
  • Green beans
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1 green pepper
  • 2 scotch bonnet
  • 5 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 stock cube
  • Curry powder
  • 2 tablespoons of crayfish
  • Thyme
  • Salt (to taste)

 

PROCEDURES

  • Lightly parboil the rice, wash and set aside. Note: Be careful when using basmati rice, it can easily get smushy if you don’t know how to cook it.
  • Wash and chop all the vegetables and onions. Then set aside.

  • Blend the scotch bonnet. Set aside.
  • Sieve the chicken broth into a pot. Add enough curry powder, thyme, salt, crayfish, blended scotch bonnet and bring to a boil. Now add the rice, add more water if required. The water should be at the same level as the rice. Mix together and adjust the taste if required. Then cook on a medium heat.
  • Once the water is dried up, put aside.

  • In a saucepan, add the olive oil, once the oil is hot, add the onions, stir and add the spring onions. Now add other vegetables and saute for 1 minute. Add the stock cube or salt if you like.

  • Now depending on the size of your pan and the quantity of rice, divide the vegetables and bring it out in a separate plate. Gradually mix the rice and the vegetables together.

  • Your fried rice is ready!!!! Serve and enjoy

JOLLOF SPAGHETTI AND BEANS

…. whetting your taste bud one meal at a time.

Hello everyone! Welcome to today’s blog post.

Today I will be sharing with you how I make my Jollof Spaghetti with beans. This an amazing recipe and it is easy to prepare. Spaghetti is one of the simple meal you can prepare and adding a twist to it takes it to a whole new level.

You can never go wrong with this recipe.

For this recipe, I added some chopped broccoli and chopped bell peppers. I used Kidney beans and for some reason, I like to rinse the kidney beans and cook it separately for a while.

This is a healthy recipe. There are tons of health benefits of beans and this combo provides you with the daily nutrients and energy.

Now let’s get into it. Don’t forget to Follow, Like and Comment. Like always, I will love to hear from you.

INGREDIENTS

  • Spaghetti (300g)
  • Kidney beans (250ml)
  • 11/2 Red bell pepper
  • 1/2 green pepper
  • Some fresh tomatoes
  • Tin tomatoes (100ml)
  • 1 big onion
  • 2 scotch bonnet
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 stock cubes
  • Curry powder
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Seasoning flavor
  • Broccoli

PROCEDURES

  • Put the spaghetti into a boiling water and cook until tender. Then, wash and pour into a sieve and set aside.
  • Rinse the kidney beans and cook for a while. Pour into a sieve after cooking and set aside.
  • Now wash and chop the broccoli, half of the onions and some of the bell peppers. Then set aside.
  • Blend the fresh tomatoes, the rest of the bell peppers, onions and scotch bonnet. Pour into a pot and start cooking to dry up the excess water.
  • Now add the tomato paste and cook for 2 minutes in a low heat. Whilst it’s still cooking, you can start adding the chopped onions, stock cube, curry and seasoning flavor.
  • Add the olive oil, stir and allow to simmer. Add the beans, chopped broccoli and peppers and mix together.
  • It’s time to add the spaghetti and properly mix together with a kitchen tong or spatula.
  • Allow on a lower heat for about 1-2minutes.
  • Adjust the taste if required.

It’s ready. Serve with cold juice.

Enjoy!!!!!

MASHED PLANTAIN RECIPE

…. whetting your taste bud one meal at a time.

Hello beautiful people! Welcome to today’s blog post.

Today I will be sharing this amazing recipe that I just discovered. Trust me you are gonna like it. Mashed plantain is one easy food you can’t go without. It is good for breakfast, lunch or dinner. And it takes less than 1hour to be ready.

GOAT MEAT AND PLANTAIN PEPPER SOUP

PLANTAIN PUFF-PUFF

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COCONUT RICE/VEGGIES RECIPE

…. whetting your taste bud one meal at a time

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Sometime last month I made this delicious sweetish coconut rice with a little twist. Now believe me when I tell you I have been craving for coconut rice prior to the preparation and It’ been a long while I made one.

This is a different way of preparing your rice aside from our usual jollof rice, plain rice/stew and so on. You know most times we get tired of eating the same thing at all time. Oh, my! That taste of coconut is amazing.

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