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.

 

Sticky Low Carb Sriracha Ribs 

Don’t we all love ribs!! But if your following a low carb diet, the barbecue sauce used (or any sauce) can completely take up all your carbs for the day. Try my quick low carb sriracha glaze recipe and lick your fingers away. 

Ingredients 

1 lbs of pork/ beef ribs 

3 tbsp of olive oil 

1/4 cup of soy sauce (lite) 

1/4 sriracha 

Sesame seeds 

1/4 of a lemon

1tsp of garlic

1/2 teaspoon of grated ginger 

1 packet of stevia 

Season and bake ribs for 45 mins on 350 degrees, until done.

Begin to heat up a sauce pan, add in oil, ginger and garlic. Sauté on low heat for about 30 seconds. Next add in soy sauce and sriracha. Mix well and squeeze in lemon. Add in stevia, allow to simmer for 30 seconds on low heat.

Using a basting brush, brush glaze upon ribs. Garnish with sesame seeds and chopped parsley. 

Enjoy your guilt free ribs! 

Optional

Spiralize 1 cucumber, place ribs on top. Use sun dried tomato vinaigrette as dressing enjoy. 


Cauliflower Fried Rice 

The perfect substitute for rice is Cauliflower. Lower in carbs and calories, but yet very fulfilling. Recipe below. Check out my Youtube link to the recipe, https://youtu.be/TGsl7aNi63Q .
Ingredients 

1/2 large cauliflower head 

1/2 yellow onion (chopped)

3/4 frozen mixed vegetables 

1/2 red  bell pepper (chopped)

4 strands of green onions

1 egg

Coconut oil or olive oil

3 oz of uncooked shrimp 

1 tsp of garlic powder and onion powder

1/2 tsp of black pepper and lite salt

First chop cauliflower into large florets and place into a food processor or blender. Begin to pulse, until it forms into a rice texture, keep aside on a plate with paper towel.

In a wok or pan, heat up 1.5 tablespoons of oil. Add in the onions, green onions, and red bell pepper. Continue to sauté for 3 minutes, maintaining your heat of medium-low.

Next add in the mixed vegetables.

Begin to season with the above posted seasonings. 

Next add in shrimp, cauliflower, and the egg. 

Continue to sauté and mix for the next 5 minutes.

*optional -add in 1 table spoon of soy sauce 

Enjoy 

Creamy Pesto Salmon

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Hello guys, I’m back lol. I know, I know, I haven’t blogged in a while. So many things happening all at once can make one go on a hiatus. But on another note I’m back with a yummy recipe. Low in carbs and scrumptious at the same time. What makes it so yummy is the creamy pesto blend .

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Ingredients

1 lb of salmon ( cut into 2-3 pieces )

1.5 tbsp of pesto

1/2 cup of whipping cream or milk

3 oz of cream cheese

chopped parsley

olive oil

salt

black pepper

cayenne pepper

thyme

Take fish and sear it ( make a cut in the middle on the skin side )

Baste fish with olive oil using a brush.  Season fish with salt, black pepper, thyme and cayenne pepper to your own preference.

Heat up a pan with oil and place fish skin down. Pan sear on medium high heat for 4-5 on each side until done ( note the change of color from pink to white )

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In a separate pot, heat up( medium heat) the cream cheese and cream/ milk. Whisk to mix completely. Add in the pesto and continue to mix.

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Turn off heat, if it become to thick add a  little bit of water and whisk vigorously.

Serve fish with pesto sauce on top, sprinkle parsley for an added touch.

Enjoy

 

 

 

Buka : Restaurant Review 


A happening Nigerian restaurant in the heart of Brooklyn. I heard so much about this place, I made sure that I went to experience Buka for myself. A cozy restaurant that immediately reminded me about my roots. Once inside you can hear the afrobeat Rhythms in the background, i felt Nigeria . I immediately spotted the “Danfo” bus, and mimicked bus drivers from back at home lol. “Oshodi, next stop!!” I ordered the fish and Jollof. Honestly the Jollof lacked key ingredients and the fish was just a fish ready to be eaten. It was a slight downfall to my expectation, but you can’t judge a whole restaurant off of one plate. I was able to sneak a couple bites of my boyfriends ogbono soup and pounded yam, pretty yummy. The staff and waiters were pretty nice. Overall my score for this restaurant is a 6/10. If your looking for a Nigerian food spot with the perfect Nigerian Vibes, visit Buka, you won’t be disappointed. 

Beef Suya 

Suya,Suya!! What is Suya ? Some are wondering. Suya is a type of spicy meat on a skewer . Most people use beef or chicken to make Suya. Suya spice is a special blend of peppers and spices. The combination of all the spices is heavenly. Aunthentic Suya spice contains some local herbs straight from the motherland. 

I was tired of going to the African store and buying suya spice, that was so bland. Through frustrations I was inspired to make my own authentic Suya spice. After conducting research, traveling back to Nigeria to get some ingredients, and many failed errors and trials, I finally invented my own Suya spice! 
** If you would like to place an order, please send an email to kegoskitchen@gmail.com **


Recipe below

Ingredients 

1 lb of beef (eye round , stew meat, or chuck ) 

1/2 cup of KegosKitchen Suya spice 

1/2 cup of oil 

Skewers 

Pan with a wire rack (or cover baking sheet with foil) 


Preheat oven to 340 degrees

Pre soak skewers in cold water for at least 30 minutes to prevent burning.

Chop up beef into thin pieces, as pictured above 

Pat dry beef with paper towel.

Sprinkle meat with oil and mix well. 

Begin to string about 4 pieces of meat on a skewer.


Pour Suya spice on a flat plate. 


Begin to dab each skewers in the Suya spice making sure to cover all areas of the meat. 

When done place meat on baking sheet or wire rack. 


Bake for 20 minutes. Remove and flip over. Bake again for another 20 minutes. 

Lastly Broil (500 degrees )  the Suya for 3 minutes to achieve that smokey grill taste. 

Sprinkle extra Suya spice on top, and garnish with chopped onions and tomatoes. Enjoy 👌🏾 

Coconut Jollof 


Jollof with a hint of coconut is amazing. This recipe is my everyday go to method to making coconut jollof.

 Ingredients

 1 can of coconut milk

4 cups of parboiled rice

5-7 roman tomatoes

1 can of tomato paste

1 red bell pepper

1 onion

1/2 tsp of nutmeg

1 tbsp of ginger

2 maggi cubes

1 tsp of thyme

1 tsp of curry

vegatable oil

3 tbsp of mince ginger

1 TBsp of crayfish

1 tsp of red peper

 2 lbs of boiled meat

2 cups of meat stock

 

Blend you tomatoes, habanero, and red bell peper and set aside

 

In a pot begin to fry in oil your tomamto paste, ginger, and onions, for about 2-3 mins. Once onions are semi-burnt pour in tomato mixture. 


 

Cover and fry the tomato mixture for about 20 minutes until the liquid evaporates and the stew becomes thicker. ( Add in curry, maggi, thyme, nutmeg,bay leaf and ginger )

 

Next add in coconut milk and meat stock, mix throughly.

 

** Tip ** make sure you wash your rice with cold water about 3 times

 

Your sauce should have a orange look to it, this is fine lol taste and adjust as needed

 

Add in rice, the mixture of stew and rice should be equal.


 

Place stove of low low heat and cover and allow to cook for 10-15 minutes.

 

You may notice that it is beginning to burn, this is normal lol.

 

If more liquid is needed add in a 1/2 cup of water, if not proceed to the next step.

 

Cover pot with a piece of foil, making sure to seal all openings.

 

Cook for another 10 minutes until done .


 

 

 

 

Cajun Alfredo Wings 

Super Bowl Sunday is around the corner!! If you are hosting a party or invited to one, this recipe will really take the party to another level. These wings are so yummy I can’t even describe them. 
Ingredients 

2 lbs of chicken wings 

1.5 cups of whipping cream

1 cup of parmesan cheese

1/2 cup mozzarella cheese

3 tbsp a of butter

2 tbsps of garlic 

1/2 tsp of nutmeg 

1 tsp of garlic powder 

1tsp of cayenne pepper

1/2 tsp of paprika 

Parsley 

Preheat oven to 365. Season chicken with salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and season all spice. 

Bake for 45 mins -55 mins.

Meanwhile in a pan melt buter, add in minced garlic. 

Next add in whipping cream, continue to mix, keeping heat on medium low heat. 

Next add in Parmesan and mozzarella cheese, continue to turn mixture, while it becomes thickened. 

Add nutmeg, garlic , cayenne pepper, and paprika . Cook for 2 minutes then turn off the heat .


Take Alfredo sauce and pour over wings. Place wings back in oven, broil for 3-5 minutes.


Garnish with chopped parsley and Parmesan. Enjoy