Spices

A list of spices and their uses

A list of spices and their uses I was making some sauce as a dip for my toast and to have with my boiled rice the other day, it looked so good. Then I settled down to enjoy it, oh! It was tasteless! What could the matter be? What did I do wrong? I forgot to use the spices! So I will be saying a lot more about spices. What…

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Cook healthy with oil spray

What is Oil Spray?

   What is Oil Spray? What is oil spray? I mean what is cooking oil spray? There must be some differences between using oil and using oil spray. What is cooking oil spray used for? Does it have any health benefits? Any negatives? What are they? Oil spray is the spray version of cooking oil. They mostly come in spray form instead of liquid and in less calories than the…

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Saladmaster Electric Skillet

Saladmaster electric Skillet

Saladmaster electric Skillet What exactly is the Saladmaster electric Skillet? What is it made of? What are its components and how do they work? What can you do with the Saladmaster electric Skillet? And how long can the Saladmaster electric skillet last? There are some health benefits that come with using this electric skillet, what are they? Are there any recipes for the skillet? The Saladmaster electric skillet is a…

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Peppers, onion and Tomato

FOODS FOR HEALTHY SKIN

  FOODS FOR A HEALTHY SKIN Anatomy of the human skin The skin is the soft outer covering over the human body. It is also the largest organ on the human being. The skin surface comes in various colours ranging from creamy to very dark brown. Underneath the outer layer are some other layers. Short hair grow from within the skin layers but on the head the hair is much…

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Sugar

What happens when you stop eating sugar?

What happens when you stop eating sugar? Sugar is a soluble carbohydrate found naturally in foods and drinks or on its own as processed. Sugar is used in cooking, baking and sweetening food and drinks. Sugar comes in various types, colours and forms. As much as almost everybody likes to consume sugar because of its sweet taste, it has some negative effects to the human body and human health. In…

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Garlic

Garlic Uses and Benefits

  GARLIC: Uses and Benefits I call garlic the ‘healing herb’ and would describe it as a member of the onion family, its siblings being shallots, spring onions, chives and leek. Its scientific name is Allium Sativum. It is very low in fat and calories and is referred to as a herb that boosts all aspects of the human health. Garlic has a lot of nutritional, beauty and health benefits….

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African-christmas

Traditional Christmas dinner ideas

Traditional Christmas dinner ideas It’s Christmas once again! Excitement is building in the air as the day 25th of December draws closer. It’s in the air. You can feel it. See it and mmm smell it. Christmas comes round once in every year and we always want it to be a memorable experience. There is lots of planning to do. Concerts to go, gifts to buy, decorations to put up….

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The Saladmaster Food Processor

The Saladmaster Food Processor

The Saladmaster food processor  What is it? The Saladmaster Food Processor is a beautiful manual food cutter made of very high-quality stainless steel. No kitchen is complete without it. It comes in two parts, the lower base part and the upper part. The lower base part has three suction feet. These feet hold firm to any dry and flat surface making it child-friendly and safe to use. The upper part…

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Orange

Health Benefits in Oranges

How do you feel about the expression “an orange a day keeps the doctor away” try taking one or two oranges a day and you will realise that an orange can be a great snack and that it has the ability to strengthen the emotional as well as the physical body. Oranges, what are they? The most popular of the citrus fruits. Orange in colour. It has a sweet taste…

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Healthy Jollof Rice

The Healthiest Rice to Eat

THE HEALTHIEST RICE TO EAT When speaking about the healthiest rice, I am not meaning the type of rice like brown or white rice, long grain or basmati rice. I am referring to the method by which the rice is cooked, what ingredients are cooked into it and the quantity safe to consume without accumulating unwanted calories in the body.  What exactly is the healthiest rice to eat? Which is…

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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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