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17 Jun 7 Versatile Ways Tomatoes Benefit You
Tosin Fajobi 0 3349
Last week as I entered the market, I was struck by the redness that met my eyes. Tomatoes and pepper were everywhere! It made an otherwise drab environment look so lively and cheery. It's no wonder they say "as red as a tomato".Has the market always been like this? What made the tomato so special? What are its benefits? These thoughts and more ran ..
29 Apr How to Get Fluffy Akara Everytime
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Whether it's deep fried in vegetable oil or infused with the rich flavour of palm oil, homemade akara is definitely a top contender for what to eat on Saturday morning in many Nigerians families.  The ingredients for akara are pretty standard i.e blended beans (with minimal water) combined with chopped onions and pepper. But, how do you get that fl..
15 Apr The Best Kept Tricks for Storing Naija Food Items
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Welcome to today's blog post! Sometimes, after receiving your items from Applecart, you don’t plan to cook immediately or maybe you’ve bought an item like yams that doesn’t finish at one go. Not to worry, we’re here with 3 solid tips that can help you retain the freshness of your foodstuff until you are ready to cook.Tip 1- Storing VegetablesStore ..
08 Apr 3 Exciting Ways to Cook Okro
Tosin Fajobi 0 793
3 Exciting Ways to Cook OkraI cannot think of okro without thinking of the best swallow to accompany it. Okra is one of the cheapest veggies you can buy in Nigeria. As a Yoruba lady, I grew up knowing just two ways of making okra. The first method is chopping or grating the okra, then boiling it with water. Later, you pour the tomato stew in the mi..
15 Sep Top Tips to Spice Up Your Naija Family Meal Time
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When I was a young girl, family meals were so boring. All we had were the conventional meals: white rice/jollof rice/fried rice with stew and beef/chicken/fish, swallow with soup and beef/chicken/fish, boiled beans, boiled/fried yam with fried egg and so on. In short, there was nothing on the plate to make me look forward to the meals. Sure, they w..
21 Aug Spicy Stripped Beef Sauce with Spaghetti Recipe
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Here's an easy yet amazingly tasty spaghetti and beef sauce recipe. This recipe is from our friends at DoctooraHealth who are bringing healthcare closer to you. You should check them out!Now to the recipe, it has a quick prep and cook time of 30minutes and features a combination of easy-to-source ingredients which are of course available on Appleca..
15 Aug How to Keep Your Moi-Moi Leaves Fresh
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We all know moi-moi is a delicacy enjoyed by Nigerians home and abroad. Don't you agree that moi-moi made in nylons just doesn't cut it? Aside from the plastic component of nylons, there's this undeniably unique flavour that moi-moi leaves infuse into the wraps of bean goodness, you can just tell the difference! It's moi-moi leaves or nothing! The ..
06 Aug Pumpkin leaves in Mackerel (Titus) Sauce-Food Fantasies of a Yummy Mum
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Hello! It's my first special edition feature on the Applecartng blog.Cooking and writing food is a passion and as a busy mum, the need to prepare quick, healthy and tasty meals for my family is a top priority! This recipe is a quick easy win for the fish lovers and a versatile one too.. Now who does not like versatility? :)... On to the recipe. Ing..
29 Jul Plantain Mania: Discover the Awesomeness of Plantain
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Let me just start by making this assertion: I LOVE PLANTAIN!! No, you don’t understand! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE PLANTAIN! I don’t want to bore you with all my childhood tales. But when I was growing up, boiled white rice, plantain and fish/beef was a Sunday afternoon ritual after church. It was something I looked forward to a lot. So much that after I ha..
22 Jul How To Cook A Killer Pot Of Jollof Rice
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Every Nigerian, no matter their tribe, can smell Jollof rice cooking even when they are miles away. That is how much we love it! Most people prefer to reserve jollof rice for special occasions or events. They believe the rice is too delicious to just be eaten like bread.If you don’t know how to cook jollof rice that will have people biting their ..
15 Jul Top 3 Benefits Of Eating Sea Food- A Nigerian Health Guide
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Sea food is a cherished delicacy globally, from saltwater and freshwater fish to deep-sea shellfish. Sea food is high in nutrients, acts as a credible source of proteins, vitamins and minerals, is abundant in omega-3 fatty acids and reduces chronic disease. Know that the seafood you consume will produce a lot of benefits when next you enjoy your ta..
03 Jan 6 Amazing benefits of increasing your fruit intake
Tosin Fajobi 0 1300
Amazing benefits of increasing your fruit intakeOkay, I understand. You really want to skip this topic because you have heard it over and over again. Your mum tells you to eat more fruits. Your doctor advises you to eat at least three fruits a day. Even your friend has said it a few times that you should keep your body healthy by eating fruits. I’v..
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