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Category: Appetizers

Carrot Banana Cupcakes

June 30, 2012 | 30 Comments

carrot banana cupcake

Carrot Banana Cupcakes are simply cupcakes utilizing the use of grated carrots and mashed bananas. Cupcakes can be made from regular cake batter, just filled in smaller muffin/cake liners for the cupcake effect. Cupcakes have grown in popularity over the … For directions & more, keep reading!

Nigerian Samosas

September 8, 2011 | 63 Comments

nigerian samosa

Samosas are a deep fried appetizer and/or snack and are usually filled with potatoes, vegetables and meat or chicken. I have to say though, there really isn’t such a thing as Nigerian Samosas, because they have no Nigerian (or even … For directions & more, keep reading!

Strawberry Reduction Sauce

September 8, 2011 | 4 Comments

strawberry reduction sauce

A Strawberry Reduction Sauce is simply a thickened sauce made from fresh or frozen strawberries, water and sugar. You can also vanilla extract and cinnamon to give it more flavor. Such a fancy title for a simple dish! A reduction sauce … For directions & more, keep reading!

Nigerian Egg Rolls

March 15, 2011 | 87 Comments

nigerian egg rolls

Nigerian Eggs Rolls are a deep fried snack made from batter (or dough) and boiled eggs. It is usually sold by street food vendors in Nigeria and can be light or heavy depending on the amount of batter or dough … For directions & more, keep reading!

Peppered Gizzards

June 8, 2010 | 33 Comments

I struggled with a title on this one…couldn’t decide whether to call it ‘Skewered Gizzards,’ or ‘Skewered Peppered Gizzards!’ Then came the issue of gizzards or gizzard, lol, issues I tell you. Finally settled on Peppered Gizzards, and this recipe, is a slight variation of the original Nigerian version.

It’s a tad time consuming but well worth it! Now, I know gizzards are not everyone’s cup of tea, but for gizzard substitutes, skip to the ‘notes’ section at the very end (*1). (Gizzards have a strong taste to them if not cooked right, so I often triple cook mine: boil, pan-fry, then bake for good measure.) For directions & more, keep reading!

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