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 can be described as…

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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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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 your food natural  7. Do not…

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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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Lemon Honey drink

Health benefits of Lemon juice

Lemon juice is a mixture of the liquid squeezed from lemon, honey and hot water.  This lemon and honey hot water drink is good all year round but it is a real wonder drink during the cold months of the year. Drink a glass of lemon juice first thing in the morning 45 minutes to an hour before you have your breakfast. It is best to have a Lemon juice…

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A Smoothie a day, keeps the doctor away

What’s a smoothie? Why is it healthy? And if a smoothie a day keeps the doctor away it must be important. A smoothie is a thick drink that’s made of a fruit or more. Usually, the fruit is blended with ice, yoghurt, milk, honey or water. A smoothie could also be made with vegetables or a mixture of fruit and vegetables. It is the best way to have your ‘five a…

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Food and Fitness

15 Tips to lose weight on African Diet

The ideal size of fufu for a meal should be 300g. When fufu size is too big, you accumulate unwanted calories in your body. Use very little oil (2 table spoons) when cooking if you must use any oil at all. Oil is very high in calories, it could also clug up your blood veins. Drink warm water with your meals. Cold water will solidify the oil in the food…

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Green Plantain

What is Green Plantain?

WHAT IS GREEN PLANTAIN? A big long unripe banana, that’s how I would describe it. A plantain is green when not ripe and yellow when ripe. Plantain is about twice the length of a banana, approximately 12 inches long and about 2 inches on its widest part. GREEN PLANTAIN NUTRITION FACTS Unripe plantain is rich in potassium, magnesium iron, vitamin A and the B complex vitamins. It is a rich…

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