I’m writing this with so much happiness. A while ago I had an idea to share positive true stories of African and Black women to encourage others like us, to give the world the much needed inspirational stories than the negative stereotypes being reinforced about us. So I messaged Zodidi and Lesheni and together we formed a team with Camila and Laksana to present this e-book of strength titled Nguvu. It features resilient and beautiful women who achieved despite all odds. For more please read below.
Bitter leaf is a very medicinal and nutritional plant. You can read about the benefits here and no, it’s not as bitter as it sounds. If washed properly, it has a sweet like taste. This soup is a first for me and also the first time I am cooking intestine (meat) myself. I eat it when my mom cooks but it’s my first time cooking it. I added very little ogbono as a thickener. I could have used achi (mainly known for soup thickening) or any other thing but I wanted to intensify the slimy consistency of the soup. I ate it with amala 😉
It’s been a while I have written about myself, life or a short story. Of course I’ve been writing; but about things not feelings because life got in the way. I started the year on a high note. I was happy, some weeks into my final year, my family was healthy, work was fine, I had plans and the world was beautiful. Continue reading “Happy And Strong In My Language “→
I shared a picture of my already made ogbono soup with okro on my whatsapp stories and my friends starting hounding me for the recipe. I didn’t take any pictures until I was done making it because I didn’t plan to blog it. However I will get pictures of the ingredients I used from my previous food posts.
Ogbono is quite easy to make. You can grind the ogbono in the market or at home, depends on what you want. You just have to make sure the ogbono seeds are fresh and the grinder is clean.
Turmeric has many incredible health benefits such as detoxifying the liver and aiding fat metabolism. I also use it in my cooking. However my focus is going to be on the skin and hair benefits it provides. Continue reading “Benefits of Turmeric “→
Plantain is a versatile food. You can roast it, fry it in different ways, turn into flour, cook it as a porridge or just boil it. The more popular version of plantain porridge is the with the unripe one because it has more iron. However I’m using the ripe ones, although it’s not so ripe. Plantains are excellent source of potassium, fibre, magnesium and iron. It has vitamin A, C, B6.
Yesterday, I was at a wedding party when a little girl of about 3 (I think) tugged at my gown and wanted me to carry her. I looked up and saw her father smiling and gesturing that I could carry her. She is a cute baby; she smelt of coconut oil and vanilla extract so I didn’t put her down even when my arms started to ache.
Nguvu is the Swahili word for strength. The e-book is to celebrate the strength and resilience of the African woman. It will feature diverse stories from young African women about their achievements. Just 300 to 400 words detailing how they have turned managed turbulence to triumph despite all odds. Continue reading “Nguvu – Africanism Today E-book “→
Moringa powder is gotten from the dried leaves of the moringa plant. It’s necessary to differentiate between the benefits of the leaves, seeds, flowers and powder. Although from the same tree, they have their uses. The leaves, which the powder comes from is the most nutritious part of the plant.
Moringa powder is a rich source of many nutrients like Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Vitamin D and Vitamin E. In fact, they have many more vitamins than the richest sources such as carrots, oranges and milk.
Personally minimalism for me is being able to live free from expectations, pressure and worry. I don’t have to impress anyone with what I get, have or be pressured into buying something I absolutely do not need. It doesn’t necessarily mean giving up on nice things, but truly appreciating and enjoying life more especially the ordinary days and in simple ways.