Showing posts with label Recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Recipes. Show all posts

Delicious Stews You Can Make Without Fresh Tomatoes

Are we going to stop eating our staples because there are no fresh tomatoes in the market to make the stew?
When everything is working against man, he needs to device a means of survival.  Four pieces of Tomatoes is now sold for five hundred Naira and my question is how much tomatoes can make a pot of stew enough for a family of six.  How many families in Nigeria can afford this new trend of feeding the family?  The answer will get you scared and I don’t intend to give any figure.  

What I intend to do is to share a little experience on how you can make tasty and delicious stew without using the so called fresh tomatoes. 

My husband hosted a club meeting recently and I decided to put my experiment into action and the result was amazing.  Since we are to entertain them with rice and there are no fresh tomatoes and the available one is out of my budget, I have to use my experience and this is how I did it.

I used carrots (carrots are available now in the market, so use enough quantity about N300 because this determines the quantity of the stew), green peas ( any quantity is okay), green pepper, spring Onions, Cameroon pepper, Onions, ginger, curry and 2 sachets of Tomato puree.

I used chicken and fish (These did not increase so much, they are still within the normal price).

How to Make the Stew

After per-boiling your chicken to get the stock (The stock is the only water you will use, so make sure you have enough)

Start by heating the oil for a minute; add the sliced onions and the sachets of tomato puree.  Fry for about 2-3 minutes.  Do not over-fry, add the ginger and curry (frying the ginger a little bit brings out the aroma of the ginger) and finally add the chicken stock and the fish and allow to cook for 3 minutes.

Add your sliced carrot, green peas, green pepper, spring onions, Cameroon pepper one after the other.  These vegetables do not take much time so a minute is enough for them to be alright.  Add your cubes of magi and a little salt to taste.

The taste was wonderful as I got 5 stars from our guests.  It is also healthier and economical.
You too can try it.

How to Make Unripe Plantain Porridge No One Can Resist

Diabetes is no longer strictly genetically contracted; it is now commonly gotten when you continue to eat unwholesome and unhealthy foods and drinks. 

It will therefore do you a lot of good if you start implementing healthy recipes in your home right on time. Unripe plantain ranks high in this group of food.

Unripe plantain has many benefits and has been confirmed to be one of the most nutritious and suitable foods for the Diabetics, perfect for those seeking good health and  those who wants to loose weight.  

Ironically people seem to run away from this beautiful food because it often comes out tasteless and boring if it is not cooked properly.

In this post I am going to teach you how you can make unripe plantain porridge irresistible even to your kids.  Read on

How to Make Egg Source without Frying It

The generally accepted method of making egg source is by frying. 

Even though this delicacy is very delicious and healthy to an extent, many people especially adults and those with health issues run away from it because of the frying that is involved.

In this post I am going to teach you how to make this healthy recipe without frying it.

Egg source unlike vegetable source is made from egg mixed with vegetables and fruits and it can be used to serve your staples like: noodles, bread, fried plantain, cooked unripe plantain, yam and even rice.

In Nigeria, those from the Middle Belt especially people from Benue State use it as a soup to savor their swallows.

Ingredients for 4 Servings:

·        Egg – 4 pieces
·        Tomatoes – 8 pieces
·        Fresh Pepper – 4 pieces
·        Onions – 1 bulb
·        Carrot, Green peas, Green Pepper, vegetables (optional)
·        Salt – a pint
·        Magi – 1 cube
·        Oil – 2 table spoons

To cook this recipe, just follow these simple steps:

Chop your Fresh Tomatoes, pepper, onions and other vegetables separately and keep them aside.

Set your pot or frying pan on fire and add about ¼ cup of water.  Allow to boil then add the two spoons of oil (those without cholesterol)

Add your chopped tomatoes, onions, pepper and other vegetable as desired.  Leave to boil for about 3 minutes.  Continue to stir to avoid it sticking to the pot.

Add the salt and one cube of magi to taste.

Beat the eggs with an egg mixer or with a fork or spoon and add it to the boiling source, allow it to cook for 2 minutes.

Mix everything with a spoon until you are satisfied with the texture you want.  Your delicious egg source is ready.

Serve with any staple of your choice.

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Diabetic Foods

That you are diabetic does not mean you have to eat boring, bare or tasteless foods. There are many food items that are safe to eat when following a diabetic diet, foods that are also appetizing and perfect for any meal of the day. Read through this list to help you make smart decisions every time you eat.

While following a diabetic menu may appear difficult at first, it gets easier with time. As your knowledge and understanding grows about the mechanism of diabetes in the body, food selection will be a breeze.
Choose from the following food groups:

Whole Grains

·         Bran
·         Oats
·         Wheat – including wheat germ
·         Bulgur
·         Brown rice
·         Rye