Monthly Archives: December 2017

PINEAPPLE FRIED RICE RECIPE

…whetting your taste bud one meal at a time

Pineapple fried rice just like Nigerian fried rice is spicy and colorful. It is Thai inspired and easy to make, also the pineapple adds some flavor to it. There are so many ways to prepare pineapple fried rice but this recipe here is simple and quick. You can make a twist by adding or removing any of the ingredients you want.

For this recipe, I used grilled chicken gizzard but it can also go for vegans by taking out the meat. Anyone can eat pineapple fried rice, all you need to do is to make it suit your preferences. It’s healthy and nourishing, and it’s perfect for this holiday season.

You can use leftover cooked white rice or you can boil the rice same day and spread it out in a plate to cool off, place in the refrigerator while you prep other ingredients. Either way, it won’t clump together. Use the almost ripe pineapple if you can and add some fresh tomatoes to give it a nice color.

Prepare pineapple fried rice for you and your loved ones on the new year day and don’t forget to share with me how yours turned out.

INGREDIENTS

• 2 tablespoons coconut oil

• 2 cups of basmati rice

• 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple

• 2 large fresh tomatoes, seeded and chopped

• 1 ½ cups chopped green pepper

• 2 cloves garlic, chopped

• ½ inch of ginger root, chopped

• 1 tablespoon of curry powder

• Sea salt (to taste)

• 2 habanero peppers, chopped

• 1 large onions, chopped

• Grilled chicken gizzard

• 2 stock cubes

• Seasoning powder

PROCEDURE

❖ Wash and Cook the rice, spread in a flat plate and place in the fridge to cool off.

❖ Chop or scatter the grilled chicken gizzard and set aside.

❖ Once the rice is completely cool, start cooking.

❖ Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot, add the coconut oil, then add the scattered chicken gizzard to sauté for few minutes. Bring out in a plate and set aside.

❖ Then add the rice to the pan and separate it all through. Then go in with the onions and mix together. Add the curry powder, the chopped garlic, and ginger, then mix together.

❖ Now add the habanero pepper, the stock cubes, salt and seasoning powder. Ensure that the rice is properly mixed up.

❖ Add the chopped green beans, the scattered grilled chicken gizzard, and pineapple and mix together.

❖ Don’t cook it any longer than required, all you need is for the pineapple to start darkening a little on the outside.

❖ Now add the chopped fresh tomatoes, mix together and turn off the heat.

❖ It’s done, serve and enjoy!!! You can serve with some fried plantains.

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COCONUT RICE RECIPE

…whetting your taste bud one meal at a time

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Coconut rice is one of my favorite ways to prepare my rice. It’s a yummy lunch idea made with coconut milk and you can get coconut milk from any grocery store. If you desire to use whole fresh coconut, note that you can chop and blend to get the milk out of it. All you need to do is to place it on a sieve to strain out the milk.

Coconut milk gives your rice a twist and new taste. It’s healthy and nourishing. This is one of the recipes you should try out this holiday season. You can serve it with any meat of your choice. You can also enjoy it with fried plantains, salad, or moi-moi.

Author: Dailyfresheat

Prep time: 10minutes

Cook time: 40minutes

Total time: 50minutes

INGREDIENTS

• 2 cups rice

• 14 ounces of coconut milk

• 2 medium fresh tomatoes

• 1 large habanero pepper

• 1 green bell pepper

• 1 medium onion

• 2 teaspoons of coconut oil

• Himalayan salt (to taste)

• 2 bay leaves

• 1 tsp of thyme

• 2 stock cubes

• 2 teaspoons of crayfish

• 1.5 cup of water

PROCEDURE

❖ Chop/dice the tomatoes, the habanero pepper, the onions, the green bell pepper and set aside. Bring other ingredients out so that you can reach them easily once you start cooking.

❖ Place a pot on the stove, add the coconut oil and the chopped onions and stir for some minutes.

❖ Add two bay leaves, the thyme, seasoning cube, salt, the chopped pepper and the chopped tomatoes and stir. Cover the pot and allow to simmer for 10minutes. You can add some ground pepper if you really want it spicy.

❖ Now add the coconut milk, the crayfish, and water. Stir, cover the pot and bring to a rolling boil.

❖ Wash the rice into the pot and adjust the taste if required.

❖ Seal and cover the pot with foil. Then cook for about 30minutes in a medium heat.

Then it’s ready to be served.

Enjoy!!!

PLANTAIN PUFF-PUFF

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

Puff-puff as it is popularly called in Nigeria traditional African snack, which goes with different names in other African countries.

Puff-puffs are made of dough containing flour and other ingredients, creating a round shape with it and deep frying in vegetable oil until its golden brown in color. Different people have different ingredients for their puff-puff, it can be taking with drinks such as wine, juice etc. and can also be served with a fruit sauce. Puff-puff is a pastry and can be served at home or at any occasion for lunch or as dessert.

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CARROT AFRICAN BREAD FRUIT (UKWA)

…whetting your taste bud one meal at a time

Hey guys!!! It’s another memorable holiday and I am in at sharing with you most food you could make why spending your holiday with family. If you have not read my blog post on how to cook Breadfruit, please do so as you get a comprehensive information on breadfruit and you will also explore the previous recipe.

For this recipe, I will be showing a different way to make your healthy yummy breadfruit (ukwa). Trust me this is an awesome sauce. It is healthy, tasty and nourishing. I have never cooked my ukwa with carrots but I wanted something different and delicious. I also added fresh tomatoes and parsley leaves. Guys this is not just delicious, the look is yum and mouthwatering and you can’t wait to get it down your throat.

Ukwa (breadfruits) has tons of health benefits and you can head over to my previous recipe on how to prepare ukwa to get that whole information.

I will leave it here quick and simple. Cooking ukwa can really take much time especially if you are using dried ukwa. The good news is that you can always use pressure pot and get it done quicker. Now if you don’t have a pressure pot, ensure to soak the ukwa overnight before cooking. Also adding some edible potash can make it cook quicker.

I didn’t use edible starch or pressure pot, so I relaxed and took my time, besides I wasn’t in a hurry. While cooking on a high heat be ready to be checking it out consistently and topping up the water until its soft.

If you are in Nigeria or in Africa, you can get it on the open market. If you stay overseas, you can get it at any African stores or order online.

Ingredients

• 2 cups of African Breadfruit

• 3 teaspoons ground crayfish

• 2 stock cubes

• 2 teaspoons of palm oil

• Fresh parsley leaves

• 3 medium carrot

• 2 large fresh tomatoes

• Ginger powder

• 1 habanero pepper

• 2 dried chili peppers

• Salt (to taste)

Procedure

❖ Wash the Ukwa carefully and watch out for stones and sands at the bottom, it will always settle down and place in a pot.

❖ Add enough water above the Ukwa and begin to cook.

❖ Wash and peel the carrots, then cut into tiny cubes

❖ Chop the habanero pepper, the fresh tomatoes, and the chili pepper and set aside.

❖ Chop the parsley, set aside.

❖ Don’t forget to check occasionally and add water when necessary.

❖ Once the Ukwa is tender, add water if necessary, add the chopped habanero pepper, the sliced tomatoes, the palm oil, stock cubes, a bit of ginger powder and salt. Cover to cook for about 5-7minutes.

❖ Add the crayfish, the chopped carrots, the chopped parsley leaves and stir. Also, add the chopped chili pepper to make it spicier.

Don’t let the water dry up completely, it will give it that yum look good when its cooled off and gets thick.

❖ Adjust the taste if required. Then turn off the heat.

❖ Then it’s ready to be served.

Enjoy!!!

 

 

 

@foodace @cookingtips

CRANBERRY HABANERO SAUCE

…whetting your taste bud one meal at a time

Cranberry hot sauce will warm your mouth and it’s perfect for this winter. Trust me, homemade cranberry sauce is one the perfect sauce, spread, and topping. This is my first time of picking up cranberry from the store and considering what to do with it.

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HEALTHY APPLE HAND PIES

…whetting your taste bud one meal at a time

Apple Hand Pies are portable and delicious and bring back the memories of my love for meat and chicken pies back home. This is my first time of making a pie and believe me it’s simple than I thought.

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PORRIDGE POTATOES AND CUCUMBER

…whetting your taste bud one meal at a time.

You must have read my article on porridge potato/how to prepare porridge potato with oil bean (akpaka/ugba). Sometime last week I decided to make something quick, delicious and nourishing. Then I came up with this recipe, trust me you will like. It does not just look yummy, it tastes yummy.

Health benefits of  Potato Porridge and the previous recipe.

This recipe is almost similar to the other recipe on porridge potato but with some twist, so read on. Here it is like double-dose of nutrients, the cucumber puts it to a whole new level. We need to understand how cucumber is beneficial to us.

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