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Ofe Akwu: How Igbos cook this palm fruit stew (Video)

Ofe Akwu: How Igbos cook this palm fruit stew (Video)

The Ofe Akwu (which literally means Palm Fruit Stew) is native to the South Eastern part of Nigeria. Unlike the Urhobo Ofe Akwu stew called Banga, which is mainly used as soup for starch or eba, the Igbo Ofe Akwu is best served as stew for boiled white Rice. Today's recipe entails how to make…

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STEP-BY-STEP: How To Make Delicious Bitter leaf Soup

STEP-BY-STEP: How To Make Delicious Bitter leaf Soup

Bitter leaf soup is one of the best traditional soups from the Eastern part of Nigeria. Bitter leaf soup is popularly eaten by the Igbo speaking people of Eastern Nigeria, and the people of Cameroon. It is called Ofé Onugbo by the Igbos, ewuro by the Yorubas of the western part of Nigeria. While the…

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How Ogbono Soup Can Help You Lose Weight

How Ogbono Soup Can Help You Lose Weight

Ogbono soup is a Nigerian dish made with ground ogbono seeds, with considerable local variation. Besides the seeds, water, and oil, it typically contains leaf vegetables, other vegetables, seasonings, and meat. Below is how to prepare this dish Preparation method Ingredients: – 1kg assorted meats (oxtail, tripe Pomo &bush meat) – 450g ground Ogbono seed…

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STEP-BY-STEP: Preparing Ofe Owerri And Pounded Yam

STEP-BY-STEP: Preparing Ofe Owerri And Pounded Yam

There is no joke in popular saying that “Igbos are what they eat.” It just makes good sense that what we put in our bodies is what reflects in all aspect of our health. A big part of staying healthy and living long life is related to our diet. Good and nutritious food makes us…

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Food: The Place of Akpu in Igboland

Food: The Place of Akpu in Igboland

Akpu is a staple food gotten from cassava and eaten mostly by we – the Igbos. It is one of the numerous products cassava can be processed into. The name ‘Akpu’ will always register a meaning and leave the hungry Igbo man or woman thinking of the possibility of a sumptuous meal. To the typical…

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7 Food Gifts Igbos Love to Exchange During Christmas

7 Food Gifts Igbos Love to Exchange During Christmas

In Igboland, Christmas is the time to exchange gifts that people can actually use – eat. Here is a list of some of the food gifts we – Igbos - love to give out or exchange at Christmas. Christmas isn’t just about the 25th of December, it’s also about the buildup and the days leading…

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How To Prepare African Salad (Ugba/Abacha)

How To Prepare African Salad (Ugba/Abacha)

Ugba: The african Salad Preparation The preparation of the oil bean seed to make ugba begins with cooking of the seeds, slicing the cooked seeds into thin strips and washing. Then allow to ferment for 3 to 4 days before use. When first sliced of ugba has a grayish white color, after fermentation it turns…

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Igbo food recipe; How to make/prepare Nigerian Isi Ewu(Igbo: Goat’s head) soup

Igbo food recipe; How to make/prepare Nigerian Isi Ewu(Igbo: Goat’s head) soup

Isi Ewu soup recipe Learn how to make/prepare Isi Ewu(Igbo: Goat's head) soup Ndi-Igbo are talented in many aspects of life and cooking is one of them. Obindigbo has provided some guidelines to help people learn how to prepare mouthwatering Igbo delicacies. One of these various Igbo meals is the famous Isi Ewu, a traditional…

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Igbo food recipe; How to make/cook Nsala soup(white soup)

Igbo food recipe; How to make/cook Nsala soup(white soup)

Nsala soup recipe Learn how to make/prepare Nsala soup(white soup) Nsala Soup is popular among the South-eastern part of Nigeria. Some other people prefer to call it "white soup" because the soup requires little or no palm oil. Most times, it is the desired meal for Igbo mothers who had just delivered their babies and…

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IGBO FOOD: Preparing Ugba the Modern Way

IGBO FOOD: Preparing Ugba the Modern Way

Ugba (oil bean seed) is native to the Igbos of South-East, Nigeria. Ugba undergoes extensive fermentation before it is considered fit for human consumption. The recipe we present in this piece is a modern way of preparing this traditional Igbo dish. Ingredients: 2 - 3 dried stockfish (Okporoko) 1 cup of ukpaka (Anambra); Ugba (Imo) 1…

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