Sunday, 30 October 2016


It's interesting how beans can be used to make various delicacies in it's different states. In it's whole state, we get a beans and sauce dish and even at it's peeled state, we get various meals like moin moin (beans pudding), gbegiri (blended beans soup). It's so amazing to know that even in it's different forms, beans has a lot healthy benefits, one of which helps to lower cholesterol as it contains fiber which plays an important role in controlling the blood cholesterol level.

Now to akara, the traditional way we know is to deep fry the beans batter, but then, nowadays, we're

Monday, 17 October 2016


 I've posted a recipe on moin moin previously (Moin moin muffins) This is however a different method. Moin moin can be served with salad (My favorite combo), pap, oatmeal, literally any staple of choice. Try this healthy option and thank me later. :)

Thursday, 13 October 2016

TURMERIC RICE: The Sparkling Yellow Color Rice

Turmeric spice has a lot of healthy benefits including facts that it helps to prevent cancer, to delay aging and it's available for sale in various food stores and health shops across the world.

Sunday, 9 October 2016


This has to be one of the easiest recipes on here... Do try it out

Ingredients for 6 muffins

  • 3 large eggs
  • Veggies, diced (I used carrots, green beans, onions and tomatoes)
  • Chicken sausage, diced (optional)
  • Black pepper and salt to taste


  • Break eggs in a bowl
  • Add veggies, seasoning and sausages, whisk all together
  • Preheat oven at 200 degree Celsius, slightly oil muffin pan, (You can use spray oil) 
  • Pour in the egg mixture, not too full in each muffin cup
  • Place in the oven for about 10-12 minutes
  • Serve Hot and enjoy

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Nigerian Groundnut Soup

Are you willing to take your taste-bud on a sweet and splendid journey this weekend? Yes or Yes?

If yes, get in here and try this yummy groundnut soup recipe. This soup is filled with wonderful flavors that would want you yearning for more. First time trial and I had no regrets at all.

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Fried Ofada Rice

Trying a new recipe is always fun, trying a new recipe on Sunday is always more fun, you get to taste and perfect flavors, all because, well, there;s time and it's rest day and it's cooking day, well, for me though. 

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

The best cinnamon rolls I've tasted yet... try this recipe and you would be glad you did. This recipe was inspired by one of my foodie-friends on Instagram, @tripple-tees 

Thursday, 22 September 2016


Recently, I took some days off work and traveled with my family to Ekiti State, Nigeria (The land of Pounded yam, I bet the Yorubas will relate) I literally ate pounded yam all through my nights there and as a result gained 3 kg, since then I've been nagging about the extra fat. I decided to have salad all through this week (don't judge me, Unhealthy Fat is my enemy). After having proper veggies salad for two days, I got bored and decided to try something exciting. Healthy eating does not have to be boring and that's why many people have developed exciting ways to stay healthy and eat well.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016


Welcome to another Habbies-How-To series.

So I have a confession about Basmati Rice. I don't know how to eat plain basmati rice (I wish someone else can relate with this.) So instead of rejecting plain rice, why not try making it a different way? I've tried jollof basmati, fried basmati rice and beyond reasonable doubts, in both scenarios, the taste was never displeasing to the mouth.

Here's another way to have your rice without all the "mende-mende"

Ingredients for 4 servings

2 tablespoon of canola oil
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 medium sized onion, diced
2 cups of basmati rice
Knorr cubes
fresh herbs (mints, parsley)
2 tablespoons of Curry powder


  • First, heat the oil in a pot, add the crushed garlic and onions. saute for about 30 seconds
  • Now add basmati rice, the herbs, curry and other seasoning. Stir-fry for about 2-3 minutes
  • Stir in water (preferably hot water), reduce heat and allow rice to steam so well, until well cooked.
  • Serve with any stew/ sauce of choice.

Monday, 5 September 2016

Chicken Wings Infused with Rose Wine & Teriyaki Sauce

My craving for chicken these days, is out of this world. The whole of last week, I literally kept drooling on chicken pictures I saw social media platforms, the peppered, crispy, tendered, my oh my, maybe it was the coke infused chicken wings from last month that caused it o. I mean, that recipe was the bomb.

Here's another way of getting superb flavors in one chicken dish.


  • 1 cup of Eisberg Rose wine
  • 3 tablespoons of Teriyaki sauce
  • about 5 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 medium sized onion, diced
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 10 pieces of Chicken wings
  • Juice from 1 lemon


  • Mix all the ingredients in a pan except the wings and lemon. Heat for about 10 minutes and set aside to cool
  • Wash the wings with lemon juice. Stir in the wings and be sure to coat all the parts well.
  • Marinate for as long as you can (Mine was for about 2 days, I literally just left it in the fridge to chill )

  • Pre-heat oven for about 5 minutes, arrange wings in baking pan and place in the oven for about 25-30 minutes.
  • Just look at the gravy fro the sauce...Oh-So-Yummy.

  • Enjoy wings with any dish of choice.

  • I made a pepper sauce with the gravy and dipped the wings in the sauce. Bursting flavors all together.

I even designed a picture art for this chicken wings


Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Spicy Sauteed Sweet Potatoes

These potatoes are the best thing that has happened after beans and dodo, or maybe BBQ Chicken...Yes, Lara said so :)

See the easy recipe below

Tuesday, 23 August 2016


For the love of Coke and Chicken
This recipe is dedicated to all coke and chicken lovers out there...xoxo

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Spaghetti Carbonara - Habbies Special

Happiness is...eating spaghetti

Life is a combination of Magic and Pasta, not my words, but I totally agree with "Federico Fellini" on this.

Tuesday, 2 August 2016


That moment when you're tired of the regular pepper sauce. And you don't even have to go extraordinary to get a tasty sauce for that staple on your mind... 

Monday, 1 August 2016


Hi fellow foodies and Happy New Month to you and Yours. :)
I'm happy to introduce the new series on the blog, yaay... The "HOW TO" series.

In this series, I'll be sharing basic plating techniques, easy recipes that require less ingredients, and also tips that would hasten cooking and also make the kitchen experience more fun.

So, to kick-start this series, we have; The Amala roll *drum-roll please*

Thursday, 28 July 2016 Feature : Delicious Foods You Could Try as Breakfast For a Healthy Living

Yaaay... Habbies Cookbook got featured... 

If you're following me on Instagram, you would have seen my post about my feature on ""...I was super excited...I never expected it.

Monday, 25 July 2016

Homemade Plantain Swallow

Day by day, people come up with different creations in the "food world". It only takes serious research to find out how to incorporate these creations into our daily meals . This week, I decided to play around with plantain.

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Homemade Wheat-Potato Biscuits

These biscuits are super easy to make and healthy as well. Thinking of what to snack on at work or pack for the kids? This is sure a best bet for you. 

Thursday, 7 July 2016


There's a quote that goes thus: "There's hardship in everything, except eating pancakes", well, you won't blame the writer because Pancake is always always "BAE" This is one easy and healthy pancake recipe you'll come across. Enjoyyyyy


1 cup of Wheat flour
Sugar to taste
2 cups of milk
1 Eggs
Coconut oil


Mix all the ingredients except oil, in a bowl
Heat pan, add a tablespoon of oil and fry the flour mixture in portions
Serve hot with syrup or fruits.

Wednesday, 6 July 2016


When the price of tomatoes has refused to go down, and the Nigerian-person in you cannot stoop-so-low not to have stew with white rice or pasta or other staples, Innovation comes into play...

For few weeks now, Carrot stew has been re-discovered and since then, saved families. Saved families in the sense that, we need not worry about the cost of tomatoes, all because


Chicken skewers is a very easy finger food served at events. I believe they are pretty easy and could be munched at the convenience of our homes as here goes a

Macghetti Stir-Fry, with Love and Veggies

Do you want a quick and healthy meal? Do you have leftover stew? Do you have veggies? Do you have Pasta at home? If all your answers to these questions are YES, please get in here and

Sunday, 19 June 2016


So, as I typed the Post-heading, auto-correct changed my "jollof" to "jolly"...can you imagine?? I wonder why there's no jollof rice in the dictionary yet. Jollof Rice as we all know is our "vintage dish" our very own "signature dish" at every event. I once saw a quote that goes thus; "A party without jollof rice is a meeting" and yes, it's absolutely true. Funny how this is my first jollof rice recipe on the blog, it's probably because I believe most people know how to prepare jollof rice.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016


Sometimes last year, I posted a recipe on egg fried rice, but as we all know and expect, the only thing that is constant is CHANGE. There's a need to always upgrade/improve ourselves, health-wise, spiritually, social-wise, basically Life in general. So that's why this new recipe is here. I would say...the Need for Change inspired this post, and I'm beyond glad to have improved in my culinary skills.

This dish is best enjoyed with the family, you know, late lunch/dinner time, everyone smiling and

Monday, 13 June 2016


Wondering what language Ipekere is? Well, it's Yoruba and that's what we call Plantain chips. And just because I'm impartial, I took some time out to check the Igbo and Hausa meanings as well, you know, since we basically have three major tribes in Nigeria. Here goes:

Thursday, 2 June 2016


So today, I have a 'giz-kpomo success story' ...hehehe... Please Read...
Weeks back, my very special Giz-kpomo stew/sauce made me proud on Instagram, @thefoodnetworknig reposted the meal from my page and to my surprise, the 'likes' turn-up was massive, i mean, having over a thousand likes on a food picture, that was a first for me,

Monday, 30 May 2016


Sundays are for trying new recipes...and eating "delish" Lunch
We all have that "inner mind" that motivates us to try something new...My inner mind inspired this recipe and going forward, I've promised to listen more to that "side of me" So let's get to business:


Chicken marinated overnight in onions, salt, bouillon cube and other spices of choice
2 oranges, one juiced, one sliced

Tropical Smoothie Special...

We cannot emphasis enough that smoothies or let me say fruits are essential part of our everyday
Here's a simple smoothie recipe you should start your day with...

Ingredients for 4 servings

1 small sized pineapple
4 medium sized mangoes
2 apples
Ginger, to taste
Plain yogurt as base


Rinse all the fruits with vinegar and water
Cut into bite sizes and blend with plain yogurt as base...

Enjoy at any time of the day...

Monday, 16 May 2016

Veggies Stuffed Yam Balls

This past weekend, my brother and I decided to try something new...we searched and decided on this yummy breakfast inspiration. Really simple steps as usual and a good meal for the family. Over the years, I've come to understand that food items can be created into whatever form you wish.

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Giz-Kpomo Special

Giz-Kpomo Sauce is a special delicacy I came up with over the weekend...Really easy and fast to prepare. It's a combination of Gizzard and Kpomo...


Tomatoes,onions habanero pepper (ata rodo)
Gizzard, boiled
Kpomo, rinsed
Garlic, grated
1 large Onions, sliced
Spring Onions

Monday, 9 May 2016

Special Fried Rice and Oven Baked Chicken

Just Because Fried Rice Never goes out of style... Try this very simple colorful rice recipe and thank me later...*winks*


1 large onion-sliced
4 medium sized Carrots-diced
Chicken franks- diced
1 Yellow bell pepper-diced

Honey and Mustard Chicken

Sundays are for Feasting and that's why I've made this special delicacy...As usual, simple ingredients, simple steps and easy to follow.

Ingredients for Baked Chicken

6 pieces of chicken drumsticks
1 large onion-sliced
1 red bell pepper, diced
Mint leaves
3 tablespoons of Mustard
3 tablespoons of Honey
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
Chicken stock
Olive oil


For the Oven baked Chicken
Preheat oven for 10 minutes at 200 degree Celsius

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Nigerian Egusi Soup

This Egusi soup is a yummy delicacy in Yoruba and Igbo Land in Nigeria. It's usually eaten with variety of local swallows, like eba, pounded yam, oatmeal, wheatmeal, amala, staples like rice as well.

Ingredients - 6 servings

2 cups of egusi, blended
Vegetables (ugwu/pumpkin leaves or efo igbo/eggplant leaves)
6 Tomatoes, 3 ata rodo and 1 large onions, blended
Onions, sliced
Smoked Fish, stock fish, kpomo
Beef, chicken, boiled
crayfish (fresh and/or smoked)
2-3 tablespoons of iru (locust beans)
salt, knorr cubes to taste
3 cooking spoon of Palm oil


  • Wash and sieve vegetables, then set aside
  • Soak roasted fish and stock fish in hot water for 5 minutes, rinse properly, remove bones and set aside. TIP: this process softens the fish
  • Grate some onions, mix with the egusi, add a little water and stir to form a paste
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a pot, when it's hot enough, add the onions and saute for 2 minutes, then add iru. Stir together and add the pepper mixture...Fry pepper for about 10-15 minutes
  • Now add the orisirisi (the stock fish, kpomo, smoked fish, crayfish and even livestock), knorr, salt and allow to cook for 10 minutes. In between, stir to avoid the mixture from burning
  • Pick lumps of the egusi paste and place in the stew mix (see image below)
  • Add the 3 spoons of palm oil, reduce heat and leave for 5 minutes
  • Finally, add the vegetables, stir all together, allow to steam for 3-5 minutes, in order to leave vegetables crunchy

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