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Choco Coconut and Cococnut Puff Puff

This season has been very busy for me. I have been working hard and hustling for money. I also have my mother in law around, so I have been busy taking care of her needs. E nor easy…I tell you.

Luckily, she happens to be a huge fan of puff puff, so I decided to be creative with it. Walking into my ladder, I noticed I had four packets of desicated coconuts…left overs from a coconut rice I made for a company event a while ago. So I grabbed it, beside it was standing a can of Amel Susan Cocoa powder which I plucked off the rack too. You both are going into my puff puff recipe I said to myself.


And in they went.

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Stir Fried Concoction Basmati Rice

Concoction rice has been on the Nigerian food scene for ages but it was a meal I didn’t really care about because I saw so many versions of it that I didn’t really like nor enjoyed. Some where just made up of palm oil and pepper with a little crayfish and seasoning. I just didn’t get it so it was not on my list of favorite meals until I told myself to look into it and modify it.


I decided to go for basmati rice, swapped the palm oil for vegetable oil and instead of making it a one pot meal, I made it a stir fry. πŸ™‚ You know where I am going right? I brought in the Asian way of cooking, using an African recipe. God bless Asians and their techniques. Boy it was so good! It tasted like nothing I had tasted before and had more depth than the usual concoction rice. You should try this. Damnnn! You should!!! πŸ˜€

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Bitter leaf Pepper Soup

This beautiful recipe was inspired by my cousin, Tina Joseph Kagho. A very jolly personality who is well known for her Joie de vivre. An excellent entertainer and a great cook. I just love her.

When I spied a bowl of bitter leaf pepper soup she cooked, stuffed with goat meat and all the orishrishis , I couldn’t hold myself back. I simply begged for the recipe. Aunty, I said. “Abeg I need the recipe fast, fast”. Being her ever generous self, she handed it over to me with no qualms. Aaaand NO! This is not the Edo black soup.

1 Market trip

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5 Minute Microwave oven Amala

Amala has never been easier and you can do it in 5 minutes. Aint that Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious-ly cool πŸ˜€ I made several mistakes while trying to make Amala with my microwave oven. Unlike the Microwave oven Eba that is so easy to make, the microwave oven Amala took a lot of experimenting until I got it right. Yipee! The first person I saw make Amala with a micro-wave oven was actually my cousin Alero Uwatse -Edukugho several years ago. It didn’t cross my mind to replicate the process until I became a food blogger willing to share ideas and tricks. This will make your life so easy. It requires less washing, less stress,  giving you perfectly made Amala that is almost lump-proof. Oh yes! πŸ˜€ 10 Continue reading 5 Minute Microwave oven Amala

MatseCooks launches Home Delivery Service

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Too busy to cook? Don’t have the patience for that painstaking process? Tired of take-outs or sitting in restaurants and paying expensively for a decent meal? We have just the perfect solution for you. Some of these sumptuous, mouth watering meals you have been salivating for on are now available for consumption in the comfort of your homes. The meals come at affordable prices, are made under the most hygienic conditions and are created with the best quality ingredients.

We deliver in the Lekki/Ajah axis, Victoria Island, Ikoyi and other parts of Lagos.

Call 0803 885 3124 or send an email to to place your order.
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Warri Mama Put Stew

If you are from Warri and as a young girl, loved to shop for cosmetics at Main market, Warri. You can attest to the wickedness of this stew. This stew na fire! Found at the main entrance of Main market.
The difference between the Warri Mama put stew and the Lagos buka stews is that the Warri Mama put uses all types of meat…goat meat, turkey, chicken, beef, tripe, liver, ponmo, fish, boiled eggs etc It is a celebration of animals! Warri men love to eat meat. In short, the amount of meat you eat is a status symbol. *hahaha* πŸ˜€

Onos na big bros o! See a many meat e dey cccchop! πŸ˜€

The Lagos buka stew mainly uses some parts of a cow or goat meat. The Warri Mama Put for extra uniqueness of taste adds a bit of blended dried crayfish for oomph.

The Lagos buka stew is light in consistency but the Warri Mama put makes hers thick. A little can go a long way.


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