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Health benefits of bitter leaves /juice

This is Nature’s gift to mankind, it has a lot of cleansing properties,it is very bitter but highly effective .

1.It cleanses the body.

2. It boosts immunity .

3.It stabilizes blood sugar level .

4. It is ideal for weight loss

5. It promotes healing for fresh wounds

6. It relieves abdominal pains.

7. It fights insomnia,calms the body and relaxes the nerves .



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However despite all its benefits do not take more than 2 glasses at a go!

You could also extract the juice and drink if you do not want to chew the leaves .

I extract the juice and also chew the leaves .

You could also make soup with the leaves and eat with any form of swallow depending on your choice , it would be nice to include this beneficial plant to your diet.

Remember moderation is key !







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Hamburger Beans AKA Ukpor

    Ukpor seeds aka Hamburger seeds are used as soup thickeners in the south eastern part of Nigeria.

They are used in preparing delicious soups.

  • They are taken off the shell firstly
  • Then by boiling and then blended afterwardsย  or pounded.
  • Or by toasting on fire, then blended or pounded.

It is called Ojo de Venado in Mexico (Deer’s eye) there are hundreds of varieties in tropical regions around the world .

The name Hamburger beans really interests me cause it corresponds with the shape of the seed which look very well like a burger๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜….

They could also pass for decorative ornaments because they look so beautiful and lovely.

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How to prepare Ugwu soup

Ugwu Soup (Fluted pumpkin leaves soup) with sausage like garri pon d beats๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ
On a fine Sunday afternoon aunty ugwu was on her way back from church,when she saw aunty yellow (more…)

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We all have different methods of taking off slime from Catfish ,but here’s a video of how I do mine.
Step 1
Rinse with cold water, remove gills, intestines etc
Step 2
Boil hot water,let it be very hot, pour into the bowl of fish,shake the bowl,(in a stiring motion) pour out the water immediately so the black skin doesn’t peel off.
Step 3
Rinse immediately under cold running water.(Rinse in cold water if running water is not available )
The slime would automatically go back to its ancestors ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ (more…)

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EPITI(How to prepare Epiti)


Epiti is a meal enjoyed by the good people people of Rivers State and some South Eastern States of Nigeria(The Igbos call it Ukpo Ogede)

It is made with Ripe/over ripe plantains and corn flour,(the principal ingredients)it is really nice and sweet,i call it Moin Moin’s female cousin lol, enough of the description ,let’s get cooking. (more…)

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