Ask AvartsyCooking: Different Meal Options Aside from Staples?
I get questions from readers and while I usually respond, I wanted to provide an additional outlet to garner more responses. This inquiry is from Gina in Lagos (Nigeria) who would like to know of other meal options apart from the usual suspects.
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Dear AC, My husband and now my children are so picky about food that I am so bored with cooking just rice, yam and amala or pounded yam.. Their choices are so limited am running out of my mind when I think of the next meal. I would really be glad if you could assist me out of this predicament. Regards Gina
My answer~ You have other options in the form of plantains, potatoes, pasta (spaghetti and macaroni) and beans. You can use unripe plantains to make Plantain Porridge, use pasta to make Jollof Spaghetti and beans to make Moi Moi. You can then bake or fry the potatoes or cook it in one pot with chicken, chicken stock and carrots.
So, dearest readers, what say you? Do you have some other suggestions? Please let Gina know in the comments section.