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Reader Spotlight: Temi Makes Asaro, Ayamashe, Puff Puff & Moi Moi

January 25, 2013 | 8 Comments

AC reader, Temitope has been rolling out some dishes like you wouldn’t believe! She made all four dishes successfully following recipes from the site, please see her photos below:

Reader Spotlight is a series of posts geared towards dishes you‘ve made following recipes from AvartsyCooking. I appreciate all of you and in an effort to give you some shine, not just in the comments where you share how you made such and such, you get to also share with me and everyone else, the photo of your finished dish!

To participate, all you need do is send clear photos of your finished dish, name of the AvartsyCooking recipe you followed and a little back story behind your making the dish to submit@avartsycooking.com

Asaro (Hi Yetunde, so I made my asaro for the first time and it came out perfect. I blended my peppers with one can of small tomato paste and after I added the yam and seasoning n maggi….I added sugar at the end and it gave it that taste I was looking for.)

Ayamashe (So I have been really busy…I made ayamashe over the weekend and it came out fabulous. I mixed palm oil and olive oil to cook it.)

Puff Puff (Hahaha….its me again. My final item for this weekend was puff puff. It was my second try…because the first time I made it, the gas was on too high so it got brown too fast and didn’t cook fully all the way in. Well this time I corrected that error and it was so good, my husband and I finished the whole dozen I made that same day..hot and fresh with malta on the side. Lollz)

Moi Moi (Lollz…yes o, I have been on a roll and my husband requested moin-moin yesterday so I consulted ur site and lo n behold, it came out perfecto…i feel like at this point, anything I make is gold.)



Moi moi and a bowl of garri, omg, I love this!

Temi, I’m so incredibly proud of you, you did amazing, you just wowed me. I always feel like a proud mom when I get such emails, it’s very touching *wipes tear in corner of eye* I’m being dramatic with that, but any readers success in the kitchen is why this site exists, so I thank you for taking the time to read through, cook, take photos and then send to me.

Like I said, you totally outdid yourself, pat on yourself on the back girl, you did that! I hope you stirred all that oil in thoroughly before serving it, I saw that and was like oh yeah, ‘wonderful pot of Yoruba soup!’ Olive oil loses its health benefits at high temperatures, so I’d suggest vegetable oil in its place. Moi moi and garri, omg, I just soaked some garium a few weeks back for the first time in forever and man, I kept asking why I didn’t do it more, lol!

Great job hun.

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8 Responses to "Reader Spotlight: Temi Makes Asaro, Ayamashe, Puff Puff & Moi Moi"

  1. Yetunde: You should be proud! Like Temitope pointed out, practice makes perfect (I’m referring to the Puff-Puff bit).

    Meanwhile, I had no idea olive oil lost its health benefits at higher temperatures. Interesting!

    • Yetunde says:

      I am! Indeed, practice does make perfect. Yeah, olive oil contains polyphenols which are purported to protect against heart disease and cancer and at high heat temperatures, it loses those polyphenols.

  2. Temi says:

    I had no idea about the olive oil thing either, so i guess you’re right, its best to stick with Vegetable Oil. Thanks for your pointers!

    • Yetunde says:

      Hey Temi!

      You’re welcome ;)

  3. Tolu says:

    Wow, Temitope!
    Lady, you’ve been very busy.
    Oh ayamashe….now i’m salivating. Oh well, I guess i’m making ayamashe very soon.
    Yetunde, I see your halo is firmly in place, thou patron saint of newbie cooks!
    Well done…

    • Yetunde says:

      Hey Tolu!

      She was busy indeed! I love that description, I have to add that in somewhere, lol, thanks :)

  4. ogechi. says:

    U used foil in wrapping moi-moi???? Interesting. Pls how did u go abt it.

    • Yetunde says:

      Hey Ogechi!

      You can fold the foil the same way you’d fold the actual leaves and pour the mixture down the center of the foil and fold the top over so it doesn’t spill.

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