Slicing yam

HEALTH BENEFITS OF YAM

What is Yam? African Yam is a root food native to West Africa, I mean it is harvested from below the earth surface (like potatoes).  It has a rough dark brown skin and is white or yellow on the inside. Yam grows in tubers and is cylindrical in shape it comes in various sizes from 1 foot up to 4 feet long. There are different types of yam like Water…

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African Star Apple

Star Apple Fruit

About The African Star Apple There is a fruit I enjoyed so much as a kid and young adult, it is the African star apple also known as ‘the white star apple’. Locally it is called Alasa (Ghanaian) Agbalumo or Udarah (Nigerian). Botanically it is called Chrysophyllum Albidum. It grows across the African tropics and is only available between the months of December and April. The African star apple has…

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Red Beans

What is Cowpeas?

ABOUT AFRICAN BROWN BEANS (COWPEAS) Cowpeas are known in Africa as beans! They originated in Africa but are now also grown in South Africa and Asia. Cowpeas date back to 5000 years of grain farming in West Africa. They come in various colours from white to very dark brown or black but in this post I’m going to be consecrating on the pale brown cowpea called the clay cowpea. In…

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Yam and vegetable

Healthy Foods During Pregnancy

Some years ago I was pregnant, I got pregnant 4 times and gave birth to four babies. Those babies are now two young adults and two teenagers. The first time I was pregnant, an older mother gave me some nutrition advice that was very helpful. It kept me healthy all through all four pregnancies. I can’t wait to share this advice and a lot more that I have discovered over…

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BLendtec Total Blender

The Blendtec Total Blender – Review

Product: Blendtec Total Blender Price: £ 425.00 / $349.00 Place to buy: Amazon UK / Amazon US Size: H38.1 x W17.8 x D20.3 cm Capacity: 2.2 Litres Power: 1560 watts Rating: 4/5 PRODUCT OVERVIEW I got the Blendtec Total blender at Christmas in 2014. It has been my total kitchen life saver. My stews and smoothies are now made smooth and in less time than I used to make them….

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Drinking Water

How much water do I drink daily?

Water, what is it? Water is the colourless fluid in rivers, taps, oceans, lakes, rain, clouds, dew, snow and fog. It can be found in three forms; (1) gas – Steam (2) liquid – water (3) solid – Ice. Water is used in washing, cooking, swimming etc. But in this post I’ll be focusing on water’s drinking use. The importance of water to the human body Water to the human…

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Innovee Lemon Squeezer

Innovee Lemon Juicer Review

Product: Innovee Lemon juicer Price: $ 19.95 / £ 15.95 Place to buy: Amazon Size: 9” long, handles – 1” wide, 2½” diameter Guarantee: 100% life time money back                                Customer rating: 4.5/5 stars   Innovee Lemon juicer Description This is a beautiful manual citrus press is a “must have” in any kitchen. It is made…

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400g of Jollof Rice

How many Calories should you eat a day?

How do I define calorie? Calorie is the amount of energy in any drink, food or snack we consume. Food weight is measured in Kilograms, food liquid is measured in liters and food energy is measured in calories. The amount of calorie you take in your food could increase or reduce your body weight. More calorie consumed stores fat in the body and consuming less calories helps loose weight. Empty…

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Strawberry

Healthy Tips

GENERAL 1. Exercise for at least 30 min everyday 2. To maintain a healthy body weight, burn as much calories as you take in everyday  3. To lose weight, burn more calories than you take in a day 4. Plant oil is much better than animal fat. 5. To avoid the sting when chopping onions, put on your swimming goggles. 6. Avoid processed food eat them natural  7. Do not warm…

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Okra

Okra

Okra Is an African vegetable commonly called: Lady’s finger, Ila, Bamya, Nkrumah and Gumbo. The scientific name for okra is Abelmoschus esculentus. It is a slim cylindrical long green vegetable similar to the shape of a lady’s finger about 3 – 4 inches long and half an inch diameter.    The Origin of Okra  Okra takes it’s origin, grows naturally and is planted as a crop in Africa. History has it…

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