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Break And Growth

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Some of my readers and friends have been sending concerned messages asking where I am, if I’m safe. I’ve been out of reach for a month both online and offline. This post is a testimony kind of post. I’m so grateful to be alive and to be loved. I was robbed while on a trip but it was not just any type of robbery, it was scary but I’m super grateful to God for preserving me and helping me learn from it.

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Posted in FOOD & HEALTH

How To Make Egusi Soup with Bitter Leaf 

Served with semo

I’ve been craving egusi soup with bitter leaf for a while now. I’m one of those few people who like bitter leaf and drink the juice especially because of it’s benefits. And for the first time, I’m using cow leg in my soup. I use other types of meat but cow leg was available when I wanted to cook, so I used it. Egusi soup is a Nigerian soup it is prepared by both my Igbo and Yoruba family. However this post focuses on the Igbo preparation style and it is called ofe egusi in Igbo.  Continue reading “How To Make Egusi Soup with Bitter Leaf “

Posted in BOOKS

Nguvu (Download The E-book)

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. 

Source: Nguvu (Download The E-book) 

 

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How To Make Okro And Bitter Leaf Soup 

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 😉

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Happy And Strong In My Language 

 I could not resist capturing the beautiful flowers

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. 

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How to Make Ogbono Soup With Okro

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. 

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