Walnut





Walnut is one type of fruit that has been tagged as a food for the Old, elderly or the sick. This is very wrong as this is one of the simplest nourishing food that has so many benefits. Some of these benefits are:




It fights prostate cancer and breast cancer
Its high amino I-arginine content helps people with heart diseases and supports healthy cholesterol level
Its a good anti-oxidant
It helps control weight and maintains healthful weight balance
Very good impact on male fertility
Reduces mental stress
Reduction in insulin levels for people with diabetes




The outer layer of the walnut, that flakky whitish and sometimes waxy part is also very healthy to eat, it helps to build a healthy skin....

Stay healthy eat healthy!!!


Cheerrrrssx!!!!!!

Garden Egg Sauce






Some meals get so boring, like the options you have are so little you either fry up or stew up. An example is boiled yam and boiled plantain. Very few options are available to eat with. Its either sauce or eggs.
I decided to explore more sauce options and stumbled on something interesting. I learnt this 2007 during my service year in Bayelsa Nigeria and it hasn't departed from me. *wink* 







Introducing The Eggplant Sauce, popularly known as Garden Egg Sauce in Africa.
Eggplant is also called aubergine, melon gene, garden egg, guinea squash or brinja. It is mostly eaten as a fruit in Lagos and rarely cooked. For most Europeans and Americans it is a major recipe for Ratatouille and also common in vegetarian dishes.



My Recipe : How to make garden egg sauce with scrambled eggs



Ingredients:
8 -10 Garden Eggs. ( preferably use the large white and green ones commonly found in the Eastern part of Nigeria)



A bulb of onion (Chopped or sliced)
2-3 cups of Blended Peppers (Combination of tomatoes, hot chili peppers and Bell peppers)
Half Teaspoon of Thyme Spice
Seasoning cubes or mixed seasoning spices ( Preferably fish spices)
3 - 4 pieces of dry fish
A teaspoon of locust beans
2 - 3 cooking spoons of palm oil (Measure according to your preference, it could be lesser)
Salt to taste.
3 Fresh eggs
1 table spoon of vegetable oil
Salt
Half a tuber of yam or simply 5 - 6 slices of Yam.


                                                                  Procedure:



Boil garden eggs in water till it gets soft
Rinse with cold water, peel of skin and then pound with mortar and pestle, set aside.



Pour palm oil in a frying pan or wok and fry till it bleaches.
Pour your chopped onions in it and fry slightly, add locust beans and stir
Pour your fresh blended peppers in
Add dry fish or any variety of your choice e.g Beef
Add pounded garden eggs
Add your seasonings and salt to taste
Fry for 10 minutes till pepper and garden egg is well done.




Whisk eggs and fry in oil. Keep stir frying till egg scrambles.
Add eggs in already done sauce and simply stir together.
Serve with boiled plantain or boiled yam.





Voila!....


Bon appetit























Noodles


My Favourite Flavour

Noodles known as Indomie (a popular brand in Africa) is one food that has saved many lives in Lagos but garri still senior am.
If there is a type of food a man wants to thrill his woman with, it's noodles, as per his extra-ordinary culinary skills and lazy excuse of a chef LOL. They add fresh hot peppers and chopped onions and viola...they are better cooks. When your children starts to grumble and there's no soup in the house...Indomie. No power to cook...Indomie. I am tired to cook...Indomie. I want a quickie...Indomie. I want a grabby...Indomie. I can cook... Indomie. All...Indomie
Anyways, lets cook on.

I love my Indomie, no recipe of mine is ever the same. The only thing that remains constant is the Indomie noodles. The list goes on, noodles with boiled egg, noodles with fried egg, noodles and tuna steak, noodles with minced meat, noodles in pepper sauce and grill fish, noodles with corn beef, tomatoes and green veggies, curry soup noodles, sweet and sour sauce noodles, Chinese noodles, Indian noodles....i am sure burger noodles also exist, Just noodle up!

Instant Indomie Noodles Prepping



Ingredient:
2 packs of Noodles with the seasonings
Freshly cut Chili peppers
Onions (Chopped)
1 Teaspoon of oil
Dry fish,(Big, small, medium or fresh, grilled, fried, any kind)

Procedure
With 1 1/2 cup of water boil noodles with out crumbling in a wok for 10 minutes or less
cook till its not too hard and not too soft... in between (if its too soft rinse in cold water and set aside)
Drain noodles and set aside.


In a dry wok pour a table spoon of oil (don't let it get too hot)
add chopped onions fry and stir gently (not too hot)
add drained noodles
add noodle seasonings or any other type of seasoning you have (mixed spices, salt)
add freshly chopped chilli peppers
Stir fry for 1 minute and its ready.



Serve in a plate and garnish with any veggie, fish or meat of your choice. Mine is garnished with shredded beef.





Bon appetit...........