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Tuesday, 27 June 2017

how to prepare fried rice

•    FRIED RICE
Ingredients
1.    Rice – 4 cups
2.    Onions – 1 bulb
3.    Green peas – 50g
4.    Green pepper – 70g
5.    Carrots – 70g
6.    Liver – 280g
7.    Curry – 2 tablespoon
8.    Thyme – 1 tablespoon
9.    White pepper – 1 tablespoon
10.    Butter – 300 mm
11.    Beef – 220g
12.    Chicken – 220g
13.    Groundnut oil
14.    Maggi cube (2 cubes)
15.    Salt
Procedure
1.    Wash the meat and boil it for 30 minutes
2.    Cut the ingredients for the fried rice- cut the carrot, onions, green pepper and liver into separate bowls
3.    Parboil the rice
4.    Put the stock gotten from the water used in cooking the chicken and beef in a sauce pan and allow to boil
5.    Season with maggi, curry, thyme, salt and other ingredients. Allow it to boil for 5 minutes
6.    Wash the parboiled rice and cook in the stock. Allow it to boil for 15 minutes. Meanwhile fry the vegetables, liver, using vegetable oil.
7.    Fry the boiled rice in the mixture for approximately 2 minutes
8.    Melt the butter in it
9.    Add the remaining stock and allow it to cook for 30 minutes
10.    Serve with fried beef or chicken


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Thursday, 22 June 2017

how to prepare nsala soup

•    NSALA SOUP
Ingredients
1.    Chicken – 500g
2.    Uziza seeds – 6
3.    Utazi leaves
4.    Dried pepper
5.    Crayfish – 20g
6.    Seasoning – 2 cubes
7.    Yam slice – 1 piece(for thickening)
8.    Dried fish
9.    Udah – 2 seeds
10.    Ewulu – 2 seeds
11.    Salt
Procedures
1.    Wash and season chicken to boil for 15 minutes
2.    Add dried fish, yam pieces to boil for 5 minutes
3.    Add all the spices, ground crayfish, pgiri, pepper, salt and seasoning and Cook for 5 minutes
4.    Pound yam and use it to thicken the soup.
5.    Boil until the yam for thickening is well blended
6.    Serve with pounded yam fufu

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

how to prepare starch

STARCH

Ingredients

1.    4 cups garri starch

2.    750mm boiling water

3.    2 tablespoon palm oil

Procedures

1.    Mix the starch to a thick paste with clean cold water in a cooking pot that has been greased with the palm oil to prevent the starch from sticking to the pot. The greasing also helps to improve the color

2.    Add the boiled water, stirring all the  time

3.    Cook, over heat while stirring with a long wooden spoon

4.    When the starch is smooth and its of good consistency, put in a wet plate and serve with banga soup or any other soup

Friday, 16 June 2017

how to prepare plantain pudding

•    PLANTAIN PUDDING
Ingredients
1.    2 medium size ripe plantain
2.    3 cups of plantain flour
3.    2 dessert spoons ground red pepper
4.    2 dessert spoon ground onions
5.    Salt to taste
6.    One and half cup of red palm oil
7.    Smoked fish
Procedures
1.    Peel and wash ripe plantain
2.    Beat the plantain in a mortar until it is soft and smooth
3.    Add the plantain flour and mix well
4.    Add salt, pepper and other seasoning and mix well
5.    Add the warm palm oil and mix properly
6.    Add some warm water and mix to a dropping consistency
7.    Add the smoked fish
8.    Wrap in leaves and steam for one and half hour to two hours depending on size
9.    Serve hot or cold.




Thursday, 15 June 2017

how to prepare banga soup


•    BANGA SOUP
Ingredients
1.    6 milk cup of Palm fruits
2.    I medium fish
3.    8 pieces of goat meat
4.    1 teaspoon of grounded pepper
5.    I medium onions
6.    8 uda seeds(ground)
7.    Half teaspoon crushed dried bitter leave (washed bitter leave)
8.    One and half bottles of water
9.    Salt
Procedures
1.    Wash the palm fruits, pour it into a pot, add water and cover the pot, then allow it to boil until tender
2.    Squeeze the juice from the palm fruits using up the one and half bottles of water
3.    Leave in the bowl for 5 minutes for particles to settle and then filter the juice into a sauce pan
4.    Put the sauce pan on fire with the meat and allow to boil until it is fairly thick
5.    Add the pepper, salt,  seasoning, including the grounded uda seed.
6.    Wash the fish and add it into the soup
7.    Cook for about 15 minutes till fish is cooked and the soup is tasty
8.    Bring down the pot of soup from the fire and serve with pounded yam or eba.





Wednesday, 14 June 2017

how to prepare pounded yam

•    POUNDED YAM

Ingredients

1.    1 tuber of yam

2.    2 bottles of water

Procedure

1.    Wash the yam, peel and wash once more

2.    Cut into small pieces

3.    Put into the pot and boil for about 15 minutes

4.    Pound Into a fine smooth dough and serve with ujuju soup, pepper soup or any soup of your choice


 

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

how to prepare ujuju soup

•    UJUJU SOUP
Ingredients
1.    8 pieces of meat
2.    1 medium smoked fish
3.    2 wrap of ogiri
4.    I tin tomatoes
5.    Ground crayfish
6.    Half milk cup of palm oil
7.    I tablespoon ground pepper
8.    4 cups of water
9.    Two maggi cube (seasoning)
10.    Salt
11.    A bundle of ujuju leave
Procedure
1.    Wash meat and fish
2.    Prepare the ujuju leaves by removing the back midribs, wash in salty cold water
3.    Pound the leaves to give a paste of dropping consistency
4.    Mash the ogiri to a smoother in a mortar with a pestle
5.    Add fish, ground crayfish, pepper and palm oil and leave to boil for about 10 minutes
6.    Add  the vegetable(ujuju) and simmer for 10 minutes
7.    Season with salt and maggi cube(or any other seasoning)
8.    Serve with pounded yam, eba or fufu.





Monday, 12 June 2017

how to prepare banga jollof rice

            NIGERIAN DISH
•    BANGA JOLLOF RICE
Ingredients
1.    30 palm fruits (banga)
2.    2 cups of rice
3.    2 medium smoked fish
4.    2 tablespoon ground crayfish
5.    1 maggi cube
6.    4 fresh tomatoes
7.    1 medium onions
8.    4 medium fresh pepper
9.    Salt to taste
Procedures.                
1.    Boil palm fruit till soft
2.    Pound already cooked palm fruits in a mortar until the palm fibers leave the nut.
3.    Pour some clean water into the already pounded banga, mix well, squeeze the palm fibers and sift out the filtrate.
4.      Wash and parboil rice.
5.    Place the filtrate on the fire to boil.
6.    Add chopped tomatoes, onions, pepper, crayfish, maggi cube (seasoning) and salt. Allow to boil.
7.    Wash and debone fish. Add fish to the mixture on the fire
8.    Add the parboiled rice and stir
9.    Allow to simmer until the rice is cooked and all the liquid is absorbed.
10.    Serve hot



how to prepare kheer - India rice pudding



•    KHEER (INDIA RICE PUDDING)
Ingredients

1.    8 tablespoon of  jasmine rice
2.    3 tablespoon of unsalted butter
3.    1 teaspoon of  lightly crushed saffron
4.    1 teaspoon of  ground cardamom
5.    8 cups of milk
6.    8 tablespoon of light brown sugar
7.    1⁄2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
8.    1⁄2 cup thinly sliced pistachios
Procedure
1.    Place rice in a fine strainer, and rinse under running water until water runs clear; drain thoroughly.
2.    Heat butter in a 10" skillet over medium heat; 
3.    Add rice, saffron, and cardamom, and cook, stirring until lightly toasted, about 2 minutes. 
4.    Add milk, and cook, stirring occasionally, until milk is reduced by half and rice is tender, about 1 hour and 20 minutes.
5.    Add brown sugar ( or jaggary), almonds, and half of the pistachios, and cook, stirring, until sugar dissolves, about 2 minutes. 
6.    Transfer to a serving bowl, and garnish with remaining pistachios before serving.

Sunday, 11 June 2017

how to prepare ogbono soup- Nigeria dish

•    OGBONO SOUP
Ingredients
1.    Beef – 500g
2.    2 large dried fish
3.    I tomato cup of ogbono
4.    Half cup of crayfish
5.    3 desert spoons of palm oil
6.    I teaspoon dried pepper
7.    Seasoning – 2 cubes
8.    Vegetable(pumpkin leave) – 30g
9.    Salt
Procedures
1.    Cut beef, wash and boil for 30 minutes
2.    Keep the palm oil in a pot using low heat, melt the ground ogbono in the oil
3.    Add the ground pepper and crayfish to the boiling water and boil for 5 minutes
4.    Add the ogbono to the boiling water, then add the washed fish and salt to taste and allow it to boil for 10 minutes
5.    Add vegetable and cook for 5 minutes
6.    Serve with pounded yam or eba.



•    BANGA SOUP
Ingredients
1.    6 milk cup of Palm fruits
2.    I medium fish
3.    8 pieces of goat meat
4.    1 teaspoon of grounded pepper
5.    I medium onions
6.    8 uda seeds(ground)
7.    Half teaspoon crushed dried bitter leave (washed bitter leave)
8.    One and half bottles of water
9.    Salt
Procedures
1.    Wash the palm fruits, pour it into a pot, add water and cover the pot, then allow it to boil until tender
2.    Squeeze the juice from the palm fruits using up the one and half bottles of water
3.    Leave in the bowl for 5 minutes for particles to settle and then filter the juice into a sauce pan
4.    Put the sauce pan on fire with the meat and allow to boil until it is fairly thick
5.    Add the pepper, salt,  seasoning, including the grounded uda seed.
6.    Wash the fish and add it into the soup
7.    Cook for about 15 minutes till fish is cooked and the soup is tasty
8.    Bring down the pot of soup from the fire and serve with pounded yam or eba.

how to prepare braised rice

BRAISED RICE


Ingredients


1.    Rice – 4 cups


2.    Chicken – 500g


3.    Stock, preferably chicken stock – 120ml


4.    Onion – 1 bulb


5.    Butter – 50g


6.    Maggi – 1 cube


Procedure


1.    Parboil the rice


2.    Add 25g of butter in a pan


3.    Add onion, cook gently for 2 minutes without coloring


4.    Add the rice, cook gently without coloring for 2 minutes


5.    Add the stock to rice


6.    Season, cover and allow it to boil


7.    Place in a hot oven for about 15 minutes until it is cooked


8.    Remove immediately into a sauce pan and mix in the remaining butter


9.    Check well for seasoning and serve

how to prepare rice custard

RICE CUSTARD/ MOULDS

Ingredients

1.    Rice – 4 cups

2.    Milk – 1 liter

3.    Eggs – 3

4.    Sugar – 75g

5.    Vanilla essence – 2 to 3 drops

Procedure

1.    Boil rice in water for 5 minutes

2.    Drain off surplus water and add the milk. Cook until rice is tender

3.    Mix in vanilla essense, sugar and eggs

4.    Pour into a damp mould, leave till cold and set

5.    Ease the mixture away from the sides with the fingers

6.    Turn out into a flat dish and serve with jam sauces




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Monday, 5 June 2017

swaggers style celebrated by Indian during summers

In accordance with the Indian Calendar, May to August are considered the hottest months and called 'Summers' and what can be a better way than to celebrate Summers by hosting Summer Ramp Walk tiltled "Swaggers Style" for Tiny Tots section showing in their best color outfits Props like Umbrella, sun glasses, pim poms to make them move appealing. There was music rhythm in the background enjoyed by children.
It was accompanied by Birthday Celebration where a birthday cake was cut and gifts distributed. The fun concluded with the feet tapping dance on music arranged for the activity. On the other hand, Community Lunch was a splendid affair. Not only was there the usual excellent array of home cooked food but there was also birthday cake.

Friday, 2 June 2017

Love part 2

We all have high hopes on love and relationships that comes with it. Because of this high hopes which are often brought down, people prefer not to fall in love.
    They often say that love does not exist not because it really does not exist but because its hard to find. Or better still, maybe because its hard to find true love.
Yes! That's it - true love. Its sometimes hard to find two people who have equal love for each other. Its either the boy loves the girl more or the girl loves the boy more.
Love that is only one-sided is very frustrating, this is because at some point you'll expect that person to reciprocate the love.
Most time people say " the love I have for you is enough for two of us" but is it really true? Is it enough?
I don't think so, a time will come when your love alone won't be enough "it takes two to tangle" you'll feel rejected when you fail to make that person love you just as you love the person.
But as they say "there's no harm in trying" The person might love you and he might not. You should be ready to accept the decision of that person. Love shouldn't be forced. If you are able to make the person fall in love with you, then good for you but if the person does not fall in love with you its better to let the person be, and hope to find a better love next time.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Love part 1

At a point in our lives we all want to fall in love - when I say fall in love, I mean to fall in love with a girl or a boy. To have that person who you'll share your problems with, talk to, laugh with, and spend your life with apart from your parents, siblings, close friends and other relatives.
        There's a point in our lives where we say yes, we are ready for a relationship with a male or female. We often think about good things that comes with love and being in a relationship and we hope and pray that we will find love some day.
      But what if the love we so hoped for comes and its not as we expected.
What if you find that love and it happens to be that you are the one who is in love with that person and the person isn't equally in love with you.
What if your family does not accept the person you are in love with.
What if the person you are in a relationship with or in love with is brutal, beats you all the time and apologizes later
What if you hoped for a rich person then fell in love with a poor person
How are you going to handle the love you found if its not up to your expectations?

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