Egg Yolk, Avocado & Cucumber Puree
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Do you know baby puree is one of the most sensitive meals that come out of every kitchen that is why we take time in making the right combination? The iron in the egg yolk + healthy fats in avocado + the fibre in the cucumber = PERFECT WEANING FOOD!
Ingredients- 4 pcs eggs, 1 pc cucumber, 1 pc avocado
Boil the eggs for about 12-14 minutes. Remove from heat and put in an ice bath, peel the eggs and remove the yolks.
While the egg is boiling, peel and cube the cucumber and set aside. Also, pit and peel the avocado and cut into cubes.
Combined the prepared ingredients in a blender, add about 2-3 tablespoons of water and process until smooth.
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Classic Avocado Macaroni Salad
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The hint of spice in this salad is what we cherish, plus it’s perfect for picnics and parties. The buttery avocado and creaminess of the mayonnaise are superb. With this, you are close to eating right. Ensure you use a light mayonnaise just like we did. Enjoy!
Ingredients- 450 g macaroni , 1 cup jalapenos (sliced & pickled), 1 cup cherry tomatoes, 2 pcs avocado, 2 cup light mayonnaise, 1 tsp salt , 1 tsp black pepper, 1 pc lime
Cook the macaroni according to package directions. And note that the tomato for this recipe is halved and seeded.
While the macaroni is cooking, ensure the avocado is seeded, peeled, chopped and drizzled with the lime juice.
Drain the cooked macaroni in a coriander, rinse with cold water and allow to cool.
Combine the macaroni, avocado, mayonnaise, tomatoes and ½ cup of jalapeno. Stir well and add pepper to taste.
Serve and garnish with chopped cilantro.
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Ojojo (Yam Fritters)
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Most Yorubas wouldn’t give water yam a second look if not for ojojo- deep fried spicy grated water yam. Surprisingly, it contains a lot of minerals. You can also use freshly harvested yam for this. It is an excellent choice for starters and dinner. Yum!
Ingredients- 1 kg water yam, 1 pc onion, 1 tsp chilli powder, 2 pcs rodo, 5 pcs fresh shrimps,1 tsp salt, 2 l vegetable oil
Peel and wash the yam using the fine mesh of a cheese grater. Set aside. Chop the onions and rodo finely and also set aside.
If you are using shrimps, oven dried cooked shrimps are best for ojojo. But if you are using fresh shrimp, cook them and place them on an oven tray. Dry bake at 100 degrees C for about 40 minutes.
Combine the water yam, shrimps, rodo, onions, chilli in a bowl and mix thoroughly with bare hands. Add salt to taste and adjust seasoning.
Heat the oil in a deep base pan. Scoop dollops of the water yam mixture into hot oil and fry until golden brown.
Remove from oil and drain on a paper towel.
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Honey Lemon Green Tea Popsicles
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For those who enjoy having a sip of green tea from time to time, this frozen version strikes a cool deal. It is candy and gets you licking something like everyone else without having to worry about weight again. The blueberries made it more refreshing.
Ingredients- 4 pcs lemon & honey flavoured tea, 1 pc lemon, 1 cup blueberry
You will need to make the tea to your taste and allow to cool. Do not add milk or sugar.
Wash the blueberries and add a few to each cavity of the popsicle mold. Pour the tea into each mold leaving a little space. Squeeze in a few drops of lemon juice.
Place sticks in the mold and freeze for about 4 hours or until frozen solid.
Carefully remove the popsicles.
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