Day by day as we go about our daily lives, we are exposed to toxins. The food we eat, the fumes in the air we breathe, the chemicals and products we relate with unknowingly within our environment are part of the toxins we’re exposed to daily.

Detoxing however helps your body to rid itself of toxic substances. And also remove excess waste and impurities from your system. This invariably relieves your organs to function adequately. When you detox, your body is not just cleansed but renewed.

Pepper Soup

A couple of years back, I’d my taste buds tantalized with a certain dish – Fisherman Pepper soup. I just couldn’t have enough of it and had to revisit the restaurant several times to keep having a taste of this delicacy.  I eventually decided to rustle up something similar myself, and amazingly it did turn out well.  Since then, this recipe has become a part of my homemade occasional treat.   

Often referred to as seafood stew, this fisherman pepper soup recipe is absolutely delicious, quick to put together, low in fat, rich in protein, and definitely loaded with health benefits.

Naija styled bean pudding popularly called moimoi is an authentic delectable way to enjoy nutritious protein-packed beans. Loved by all, moimoi is simply irresistible if cooked right. I remember how much I disliked cooked beans as child. But with moimoi overflowing with lots of goodies (orishirishi) in it, my plate gets all cleared.

Contrary to popular opinion; that the older we get, the lesser milk we need, milk is essential for everyone not just growing children. Women in particular require the essential bone building nutrients of milk - calcium, protein, potassium, magnesium and vitamins A and D.  

Most Naija staple foods are laden with carbs but fibre rich, and very low in fat. Fibre is an essential nutrient for the body. Not only vital for weight loss/maintenance but fibre is also needed for disease prevention in our bodies. So do we avoid these fibre rich foods because they have carbs too? No! Minimal consumption is Key! 

Fantastic! That’s what comes to mind when I think of Tiger Nut milk.  

Also known as “ofio” (Yoruba), “akihausa” (ibo) and “aya” (Hausa), Tiger nuts being sold in wheelbarrows by “abokis” are common sights on the streets of Naija. Oblivious of the high nutrition in tiger nuts, children and adults simply enjoy them as crunchy nutty snacks.