Published June 19, 2022 by with 0 comment

7 Quick Easy Ways To Lose Weight And Keep It Off

If you're considering a new diet but the thought of meal planning, counting calories, and exercising makes you want to throw in the towel before you even start, don't be discouraged. There are plenty of ways to eat healthy without having to make major lifestyle changes.

What is a Healthy Diet?

A healthy diet is one that includes a variety of healthy foods from all the food groups. It should be high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low in saturated and unhealthy fats. A healthy diet should also include lean proteins, such as fish, chicken, or tofu.

2. What are Some Quick and Easy Ways to Lose Weight?

There are a few quick and easy ways to lose weight. One way is to cut back on portion sizes. Another way is to eat more healthy snacks and meals, and fewer unhealthy foods. You can also try doing some simple exercises, like walking or jogging, to help burn calories.

Types of Diets to Choose From

There are many different types of diets you can choose from if you want to lose weight and keep it off. Some popular diets include the ketogenic diet, the Atkins diet, the Paleo diet, and the Mediterranean diet.

Each of these diets has its own unique benefits and drawbacks. For example, the ketogenic diet is very effective for weight loss, but it can be difficult to stick to in the long term. The Atkins diet is also effective for weight loss, but it may not be suitable for everyone. The Paleo diet is a healthy option that can help you lose weight and keep it off, but it may be difficult to find paleo-friendly foods. The Mediterranean diet is a healthy option that can help you lose weight and keep it off, and it is easy to follow.

No matter which diet you choose, make sure you do your research and talk to your doctor before starting any new eating plan.

1. Meal Planning Tips

1. Meal planning is a great way to lose weight and keep it off. Planning ahead ensures that you have healthy food available and that you're not tempted by unhealthy choices.

2. Make a list of healthy foods that you enjoy eating. Then, create a weekly or monthly meal plan based on these foods. Be sure to include a variety of different food groups in your plan.

3. When grocery shopping, stick to your list and only buy the items that are on it. This will help you avoid buying unhealthy snacks and junk food.

4.Prepare your meals in advance whenever possible. This will save you time and money, and it will help you stay on track with your diet.

5. Lastly, don't be afraid to indulge occasionally. Balance is key, and allowing yourself to enjoy your favorite foods will help you stick to your diet long-term.

Strategies for Maintaining Weight

1. There are several strategies that can help you maintain your weight after you have lost it.

2. One of the most important things to do is to keep track of your weight. This will help you know if you are gaining or losing weight. You can do this by stepping on a scale regularly.

3. Another strategy is to exercise regularly. Exercise not only helps you lose weight, but it also helps you keep it off.

4. Another thing you can do is to eat healthy foods. Eating healthy foods will help you maintain your weight and feel good at the same time.

5. Finally, one of the most important things you can do is to stay motivated. Losing weight and keeping it off can be hard, but it is possible if you stay motivated and focused on your goals.

Conclusion

If you're looking to lose weight quickly and keep it off, there are a few things you can do to make it happen. First, focus on making small changes to your diet that you can stick with long-term. Second, make sure you're getting enough exercise every day. And third, stay motivated by setting realistic goals and tracking your progress. By following these simple tips, you'll be well on your way to achieving your weight loss goals in no time!

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Published June 14, 2022 by with 0 comment

How To Prepare Okro Soup


Hello beautiful minds and welcome to another intriguing episode on how to prepare Nigerian dishes.

On todays episode,we will be discussing how to prepare oil okro soup, Okro is a vegetable that is good for the body, The soup is rich in proteins.

Ingredients 

  • Okro (Some make use of grater.But I prefer using knife to chopped it into smaller piece.)
  • Bicarbonate of soda (pinch)
  • Kponmo(cow skin)
  • Meat or fish
  • Palm oil
  • Pepper(dried blended)
  • Pumpkin leaf(Ugwu)/washed bitter leaf
  • Seasonings
  • Salt 

Method of preparation

  • Boil your proteins,add seasonings and salt
  • Cook till tender
  • Scoop out the proteins from the stock water and set aside
  • Reduce the heat
  • Add the chopped okro into the stock water
  • Add a pinch of bicarbonate of soda (this will make the okro soft)
  • Add pepper and stir 
  • Add a very little quantity of palmoil
  • Allow to cook for a minute,pour in your proteins and stir well
  • Add the pumpkin leaf (little quantity)and stir.
And your delicious Okro soup is ready.
Serve with hot Eba,Semovita or any morsel of your choice.

Note: Taste the soup before adding seasonings,cause of the stock water you used in cooking.

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Published June 09, 2022 by with 0 comment

How To Prepare Ofada Stew.

Hello Beautiful people.welcome to another chapter on how to prepare different Nigerian delicacies.
On todays episode,we will be discussing how to prepare Ofada stew.
Ofada stew can be eaten with Ofada rice, White rice,Boiled yam and lot of food.
Ofada stew is rich in protein,fat and oil and of course vegetables.

Ingredients for Ofada stew.
*Ripe tomatoes
*Red ball pepper
*Hybenero 
*Onions
*Spring onions
*Eggs(boiled)
*Ogufe(boiled goat meat) or animal intestines.(wash very well and boil till tender)
*Groundnut Oil
*Seasonings
*Salt
Procedures
*Wash tomatoes,red ball pepper, hybenero and onions.
*Pour in a blender,blend on low speed,make sure the mixture is not too smooth.
*Set aside 
*Put a saucepan on low heat,pour in your oil,a generous amount.
*Allow to heat up for a minute or two
*Pour in your chopped spring onions and onions.
*Stir for two minutes
*Add in your blended mixture and fry for three minutes.
*Add seasonings and salt to taste
*Add all the proteins(but if you using ogufe it should be added when you bout to drop the stew.To avoid the meat from being too tendered.)
*Allow to cook for five minutes
And your Ofada stew is ready.
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Published June 06, 2022 by with 0 comment

How to prepare waterleaf soup

Hello everyone, Welcome to another exciting and educative episode on how to prepare Nigerian dishes.On todays episode,we will like to teach you how to prepare WATERLEAF soup.
But before then,a little introduction about the soup.
   The WATERLEAF soup is a Nigerian soup common among the IGBOs.It is mostly eaten with morsel and it can sometimes be eaten with white rice.
Most Nigerians love this soup,buh the preparation is a major challenge due to the drawy nature of the leaf.Here,I will give a simple hack for preparing the soup.
WATERLEAF SOUP RECIPE.
   INGREDIENTS
*Waterleaf as desired
*Palm oil
*Blended rodo(fresh pepper) and onions
*Iru(locust beans)
*Ponmo(chopped)
*Stock fish(soak in salt and hotwater)
*Dried fish 
*Fresh fish/meat(any one available)
*Prawns
*Crayfish
*Bicarbonate of soda
*Seasonings
*Salt
Method of preparation
*Pick out the leaves
*Put in a large bowl,pour in a generous amount of water and rinse very well and drain out water.Do not scrub the leaves
*Put pot over medium heat,put part of the leaves in the pot,sprinkle salt and add little bicarbonate of soda.Repeat process till all the leaves are in the pot.
*Do not add water to the leaves, allow to cook for five minutes.The leaves will shrink and bring out water.
*Bring down the pot,pour the leaves in a basket and set aside.
*Place a pot over medium heat and pour in a generous amount of palmoil
*Allow to heat up for a minute
*Pour in the blended rodo and onions,fry for two minutes.
*Add seasonings and little salt
*Add all proteins, and cook for six minutes
*Rinse the waterleaf and drain out water.
*Add the leaf to the soup and cook for a minutes or two.
*TADA your waterleaf soup is ready.
*Serve with any morsel of your choice.
It can also be eaten with white rice.
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Published September 27, 2021 by with 0 comment

How To Prepare Egusi Pepper Soup

 


Hello fellow nigerian chefs and welcome to another post where you will be learning how to prepare Egusi pepper soup. but before then a brief introduction to Egusi pepper soup.
 
Egusi pepper soupis similar to the normal Nigerian pepper soup with the addition of egusi/melon which is the only difference between both recipes. Egusi pepper soup can be eaten as it is just like pepper soup or paired with “swallow” like poundo, eba and so on.
To make this recipe you need to toast the melon(egusi) seeds then blend just as you would when you want to cook the normal egusi soup. You can use any protein of your choice but I will recommend not to use just dried fish. Fresh fish, beef, cowskin, stockfish, cow leg are all good addition to dried fish for this recipe.
Also, if you don’t have ehuru, uziza, uda pod you can use pepper soup mix depending on the quantity you’re cooking. For this, a tablespoon of pepper soup mix is good

Egusi Pepper Soup

Ingredients

·         1 Cup Ground Egusi/melon (toasted and dry mill or blend with water)

·         The protein of choice (I used beef, ponmo/cow skin)

·         ¼ cup shredded dried fish (soaked in hot water and salt)

·         5 pieces Ehuru /calabash nutmeg

·         1 Tablespoon Uziza seed

·         3 Uda pods

·         5 Habanero/rodo (adjust to your level tolerance; chopped)

·         2 Teaspoons pepper flakes and ground pepper/ata gigun (each)

·         1 Tablespoon Ground crayfish

·         Seasoning powder/cube

·         Salt to taste

Instructions

1.      Gather your ingredients and set aside, toast your melon and dry mill or blend with a small quantity of water.

2.      Clean the meat, boil with onion, seasoning powder and salt. Add water depending on how tough the meat is and cook until tender. If you’re using different parts of the meat cook the toughest first, then add the not too tough later.

 

3.      Add the ponmo and clean shredded dried fish if you’re using and continue to cook.

 

4.      While the meat is cooking blend the spices (uda, uziza, ehuru) in a dry ill and sieve if it’s necessary and remove any whole spice that didn’t blend. Clean the pepper and chop them then set aside. If you don't have ehuru, uziza, uda pod you can use pepper soup mix depending on the quantity you're cooking. For this, a tablespoon of pepper soup mix is good.

 

5.      Add rodo/peppers, crayfish, spices, about 2 cups of water (don't add too much of the proteins you're using is small and vice versa), stir and continue to cook for about 10 minutes.

 

6.      In a bowl, mix the melon with water you don’t want it too watery. Mix until smooth then add to the meat mixture. Cook further until the melon (egusi) is fully cooked. Add more water if you need to because you don’t want it thick or too watery


7.      Check the seasoning and readjust if necessary. If you like vegetables/herbs in your egusi pepper soup you can add it at the stage and cook for about 2 more minutes, I like it plain so I didn't add any. Good options to add are any of these scent leaves, basil, spinach, okazi, ugwu, and many more.

 

8.      Serve with your favorite side dish and enjoy.

 

9.      You can also enjoy it as it is.

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Published September 14, 2021 by with 0 comment

How To Prepare Gbegiri Soup


Hello Nigerian Chefs and we welcome you to anther exciting post where we will be teaching you  How To Prepare Gbegiri Soup , but before then a brief intoduction about the Gbegiri soup.

Gbegiri soup  (Beans soup) is undoubtly one of the popular soups in Nigeria, some people actually patronize the Buka (restaurants) because of Gbegiri and their signature stew Buka Stew Recipe.

Gbegiri soup is not difficult to make but involves a few steps which i guess is quiet easy and this makes some people not to make it at home, it involves the peeling of beans as the main task of the proceedures.

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I used red bell pepper (tatashe) and habanero(rodo) but you can use just ground pepper (ata gigun) and I used some prawn and dried fish but these are optional I just wanted to add some extra flavor to the soup. You can eat Gbegiri with Amala, Rice Tuwo/ Tuwo Shinkafa or by itself. This is a very tasty and delicious soup you don’t want to miss. When I’m free I usually peel beans and just freeze it to be used later so I don’t have to peel every single time I need it and when I’m ready to use it I simply add it to cold water.

Gbegiri Soup Recipe

Ingredients

  • ·    1 Cup Black-eyed peas (white beans) peeled
  • ·    1 Small Red bell pepper
  • ·    2 Habanero/Rodo
  • ·    1/2 Cup Dried prawn(optional)
  • ·    1/2 Cup shredded dried fish (optional)
  • ·    1 Tablespoon Iru (locust beans) optional
  • ·    2 Tablespoons Palm oil
  • ·    1 Tablespoon Ground crayfish
  • ·    1 Onion
  • ·    Knorr bouillon powder/cube
  • ·    Salt to taste

Instructions

1.     Peel the beans, I will add the link to how to peel the beans easily.   Soak the dry prawn and fish with hot water and salt for a few minutes if you're using. Rinse and set aside.

 

2.     Place a saucepan/pot over medium-high heat add the peeled beans, and water (double the beans content) boil until the beans soft, I mean very soft and all mushy. Remove the seeds from the peppers, rinse and blend with onion.

 

3.     Add the cooked beans in a blender cup and pulse for a few minutes.

4.     Sieve the blended beans. You can skip the blender step and just use the sieve if you choose not to use a blender. While sieving you can add hot water ( just a little bit) to allow easy sieve of the beans. 

 

5.     Place a large pot over medium-high heat and add palm oil to heat.

6.     Add the iru (locust beans) and fry for a few seconds until it thickens.

 

7.     Add the ground crayfish and stir. 

 

8.     Add the pepper and stir. 

 

9.  Add the fish and prawn if you're using. Cook for a few minutes.

 

10. Add the sieved beans and combine them. Depending on the amount of liquid you added to the beans you might need to add some liquid if the content is too thick. 

 

11. Continue to stir, add knorr (or any seasoning cube of your choice) and salt. Bring it to a rolling boil or cook until you have the consistency of your choice. Check the seasoning and adjust accordingly.

 

12.         Gbegiri thickens up quickly so if that happens don't panic, just add water and warm it. 

13.         Serve and enjoy! 

Conclusion
 The Gbegiri soup is best served with Amala for the yoruba people but you can as well serve it with Semo, Tuwon Shinkafa and Eba too, Thank you for reading our post we hop to see you on our next post and please dont forget to share this Post to your relation so they too can have the knowlegdge of how to prepare the Gbegiri soup

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Published September 13, 2021 by with 0 comment

How To Prepare Egusi Pepper Soup

 

Hello Nigerian Chefs and welcome to another Exciting were we will be cooking and Teaching you How To Prepare Egusi Pepper Soup so sit down and relax as we diving into the proceedures, but before then a brief detials about the Egusi Pepper Soup.

Egusi pepper soup is related to the normal Nigerian pepper soup with the addition of egusi/melon which is the one and only difference between both recipes. Egusi pepper soup can be eaten as it is just like pepper soup or paired with “swallow” like poundo, eba and so on.

To make this recipe you need to toast the melon(egusi) seeds then blend just as you would when you want to cook the normal egusi soup. You can use any protein of your choice but I will recommend not to use just dried fish. Fresh fish, beef, cowskin, goat meat,  stockfish, cow leg are all good addition to dried fish for this recipe.

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Also, if you don’t have ehuru, uziza, uda pod you can use pepper soup mix depending on the quantity you’re cooking. For this, a tablespoon of pepper soup mix is good.

Ingredients

  • ·         1 Cup Ground Egusi/melon (toasted and dry mill or blend with water)
  • ·         The protein of choice (I used beef, ponmo/cow skin)
  • ·         ¼ cup shredded dried fish (soaked in hot water and salt)
  • ·         5 pieces Ehuru /calabash nutmeg
  • ·         1 Tablespoon Uziza seed
  • ·         3 Uda pods
  • ·         5 Habanero/rodo (adjust to your level tolerance; chopped)
  • ·         2 Teaspoons pepper flakes and ground pepper/ata gigun (each)
  • ·         1 Tablespoon Ground crayfish
  • ·         Seasoning powder/cube
  • ·         Salt to taste

Instructions

1.     Gather your ingredients and set aside, toast your melon and dry mill or blend with a small quantity of water.

 

2.     Clean the meat, boil with onion, seasoning powder and salt. Add water depending on how tough the meat is and cook until tender. If you’re using different parts of the meat cook the toughest first, then add the not too tough later.

 

3.     Add the ponmo and clean shredded dried fish if you’re using and continue to cook.

 

4.     While the meat is cooking blend the spices (uda, uziza, ehuru) in a dry ill and sieve if it’s necessary and remove any whole spice that didn’t blend. Clean the pepper and chop them then set aside. If you don't have ehuru, uziza, uda pod you can use pepper soup mix depending on the quantity you're cooking. For this, a tablespoon of pepper soup mix is good.

 

5.     Add rodo/peppers, crayfish, spices, about 2 cups of water (don't add too much of the proteins you're using is small and vice versa), stir and continue to cook for abou

6.     In a bowl, mix the melon with water you don’t want it too watery. Mix until smooth then add to the meat mixture. Cook further until the melon (egusi) is fully cooked. Add more water if you need to because you don’t want it thick or too watery.

 

7.     Check the seasoning and readjust if necessary. If you like vegetables/herbs in your egusi pepper soup you can add it at the stage and cook for about 2 more minutes, I like it plain so I didn't add any. Good options to add are any of these scent leaves, basil, spinach, okazi, ugwu, and many more.

 

8.     Serve with your favorite side dish and enjoy.

 

9.     You can also enjoy it as it is.

 

Conclusion
After all is the done then Now you can sit back and enjoy your delicious Nigerian Egusi Pepper Soup! Eguisi pepper soup is also best served with Pounded Yam, Semo, Eba or Tuwon Shinkafa. Thank you for reading our recipe blog post on How To Cook Egusi Pepper Soup.  Dont forget to share our blog post to your family and friends and see you on our Post

 

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