Ofada Stew


Ofada stew is a very popular stew native from Nigeria. It is a well know Yoruba stew. I also have another recipe on my blog called ayamase which is also known as Ofada or Designer stew. Whats the difference? Ofada uses only red tatashe ( bell pepper). Try my simple recipe below.

Ingredients

6 Red bell peppers

2 medium yellow onions

1 medium chopped red onion

1  and 1/2 cup of palm oil

4 habanero (red if possible)

1/4 cup of iru (locust beans )

5 boiled eggs

1/4 cup cray fish

2 lbs of meat, shaki,ponmo

1/2 cup meat broth

dry fish

3 maggi cube


Prep

Season your meat of choice. Boil with onions and maggi.  Separate meat from broth, set aside when done.

Directions
Blend all red bell peppers, 1/2 yellow onion, and 3 habenero until smooth. Place mixture in a strainer to drain the excess water. Set aside.


In a separate pot pour in the oil and begin to heat it up on a medium-high setting. Make sure the pot is covered. Leave the pot covered for the next 10 minutes. Once it has reached 10 minutes turn off the heat . DO NOT OPEN THE POT. Leave the pot to cool off for the next 10 minutes. Your  palm oil is now bleached.

Once cooled off open pot and add in sliced red onion and the iru. Put back on medium high heat and begin to fry for the next 3-5 minutes.


Next add in the red pepper mix and continue to fry for 3- 5 mins.

Next add in your meat, dry fish,cray fish,1/2 cup of broth, eggs, and 2 maggi cubes.


Continue to cook for the next 20 to 30 minutes on low medium heat. You will notice oil rising to the top. Remove excess oil by spooning it out.


Enjoy

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Low Carb Breakfast Sandwhich

One of my followers asked me to come up with some low carb breakfast options. The first thing that popped into my head was a low carb breakfast sandwhich. Easy to make in less than 2 minutes, try my easy recipe today.

Ingredients

2 tsp of coconut flour

2 large eggs

1 pinch of baking soda

1 serving of sausage or bacon

1 slice of american cheese

1 tbsp of melted butter


In a bowl combine 1 egg, coconut flour, and the baking soda. Mix well.

Butter a ramekin or a small round bowl, pour bread mixture into bowl and microwave on high for 1 minute.

Remove bowl from microwave, allow to cool off for 30 seconds. Using a spatula, round the edges and remove the bread from the bowl, slice in half and place aside.

In a pan prepare your egg the way you like it, either scrambled, sunny-side up, or fried.

Also fry your sausage or bacon and set aside.

Now its time to build your sandwich, use one piece of bread as the bottom layer, place your sausage then eggs on top. Layer with  the slice of cheese next and then 1 more piece of bread.

Enjoy

Carbohydrate count per meal – 3 net gms

This meal is Keto approved.

P.S- If you are not following the keto diet and you want to cut some of the fat out, try these next tips.  Use egg whites for you eggs in the sandwhich, replace cheese with 1% fat  mozarella cheese, or  use turkey sausage of turkey bacon.

Buttery Cilantro-Lemon Shrimp

I needed some kind of protein to add to my salad and of course Shrimp was the perfect idea. Sautéed with garlic, butter, cilantro, and lemon these shrimp were to die for. It took my salad to another level. To all my keto lovers, you will love this recipe. Let me know what you think!

Ingredients

3- TBSP of unsalted butter

1 lb of raw, peeled shrimp

2 tsp of garlic powder

1/2 tsp of salt

1/2 tsp of paprika

1 tsp of black pepper

3 tbsp of minced cilantro

1/2 lemon sliced thinly

2 tbsp of lemon juice

3 cloves garlic, minced

Season shrimp with above seasonings and lemon juice, mix well.

Heat up a skillet on medium-high heat. Add in 2 tablespoons of butter, allow to melt. Also add in sliced lemon.

Once butter is melted, add in minced garlic, allow to saute for about 1-2 minutes.

Next add in 2 Tbsp of cilantro, Shrimp, and the last tablespoon of butter.

Lower heat to medium .

Continue to cook shrimp 1-2 minutes on each side.

Once Shrimp is done ( turned pink), sprinkle with 1tbsp of chopped cilantro.

Enjoy !

P.S.- add shrimp into a salad or enjoy with zero noodles.