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You just want to squeal in delight and munch right off the 9jaFoodie homepage the very first time you set eyes on it; if you’re a true food lover, that is. Forget about food being indispensable for continued existence. There’s basic food, and then there’s exquisite cuisine. This blog shows you how to transform the former into the latter! Yes, the “food blog” is a pleasure for those who love to cook, and those who love to eat, but 9jaFoodie takes cooking and dining several notches higher. Whether you’re looking for tasty food, healthy food, or easy-to-prepare food, you will find what you need on this blog such as recipes, photos, and videos to boot! Nigerian Style Couscous, Ewedu and Tilapia Peppersoup are just a few of the Nigerian delicacies that greet you on the home page. Upon further exploration, original recipes like Overripe Plantain Cakes inspire you to believe you can take the world, make it what you want it to be and give it your own name.


Indeed, inspiration begets inspiration, as this excerpt from the post ‘Nigerian Leafy Vegetable’ proves: “This post was inspired by Eko & Efo, a pride food combination amongst my father’s people. Efo (Vegetable) is the most important part of the meal combination and it’s therefore prepared with much finesse. This meal brought about a conversation on Nigerian vegetables that are used in soup preparation and we decided to put together a list.” The blogger then goes on to describe nearly a dozen vegetables in admirable detail. For example: Efo Shoko: English Name: Lagos Spinach Local Name:  Shokoyokoto (Yoruba) Botanically: Celosia argentea, Family Amaranthaceae The Lagos Spinach is a very popular vegetable in Lagos Metropolitan area markets. It is commonly sold during raining season. A perennial herb, the flavour profile is slightly bitter and the leaves are slightly diuretic. While being cooked, its slight bitterness is counteracted by the addition of ground melon and condiments. The Yoruba’s call it sokoyokoto, to emphasize the esteem in which the vegetable-plant is held. Sokoyokoto, in colloquial use, means “make husband fat.” We bet you didn’t know that! With photos of each vegetable sitting prettily beside its description, this post ends with an invitation to readers to share their vegetables of choice. 9jaFoodie also welcomes recipes from members, which are featured under Member Recipes. To furnish you with even more information that goes beyond just recipes, the ‘Health and Diet’ section features articles like Health Benefits of Ewedu, Foods for Flatter Abs, and 8 Foods That Lower Blood Pressure. A section includes information on any of Nigeria’s many food ingredients, titled ‘Ingredients’. You’ll learn facts about random fare and condiments from kaun/akaun to kulikuli. No matter what your cooking skills are like right now, 9jaFoodie is guaranteed to make a happy, healthy chef out of you! Check it out!

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This article was first published on 28th August 2013 and updated on August 31st, 2013 at 3:07 pm


Joy Ehonwa is an editor and a writer who is passionate about relationships and personal development. She runs Pinpoint Creatives, a proofreading, editing, transcription and ghostwriting service. Email: pinpointcreatives [at]

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