Category Archives: Video

Plantain Recipe: ‘Boli’ with Goat Meat and ‘Ata’

I’ve gotten a few requests for more Nigerian recipe videos so this month, as suggested by my friend Cucina Ceri, all recipe videos will be healthy Nigerian meal ideas.

For more Nigerian and Nigerian inspired recipes, check H E R E.

I use little to no oil when cooking my stews, this started when I was on Weight Watchers years ago and wanted to stick to my points requirement BUT still enjoy Nigerian food. I cut down on the oil and used the oil/fat from the chicken/meat and still got the expected flavour.

I’ve also applied this to the recipe below as usually the blended tomatoes, onions and pepper mixture is usually fried in a lot of oil to get the ‘ata’.

Watch and let me know if you try this out.

I recorded another plantain video, and as it was straight forward, I might post it this week as well.

As always, please contact me on Twitter (@Adura_O), Facebook (AduraOO) or via email (info’at’adura-o’dot’com) with any blog or video requests you have.

Healthy Pumpkin Recipes Inspired By Nigerian Dishes… Happy Halloween!


So today is Halloween (31st October), exciting stuff *dripping with sarcasm*

A good thing about this is – it’s Pumpkin season. Loads and loads in the supermarkets to be carved… Speaking of carving, I saw this ugly, uncreative, disgusting looking carving at the gym yesterday.

If you’re too lazy to carve, don’t bother!

Anyway enough of my usual Wednesday grumpiness, I finally bought a Pumpkin and tried out a few recipes. I would have done more but I just didn’t have the time!

  1. Roasted Pumpkin Seeds with Suya Pepper
    Well, this was the initial idea but my suya pepper stash is running LOW. I used chilli flakes which were spicy enough.
  2. Boiled Pumpkin and EggsBoiled yam and eggs <-- regular breakfast when I was growing up. ย Pumpkins contain much less carbs than yam so I decided to try boiling it. I’ll be honest, its obvious it’s much lower in carbs as it barely has a taste. If you want to try this, I’d suggest boiling in homemade stock. I would have done this but I had none available.
  3. Pumpkin ‘Asaro’
    ‘Asaro’ is a Nigerian dish, made with yam. As you can tell, I used pumpkin as a low carb substitute.This was my favourite of the three because leaving the pumpkin to cook in the tomatoes added so much flavour to it! Definitely try this if you can!
Let me know if you try any of the above. Do you have any favourite pumpkin recipes?

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Food Haul: What I Bought (And Cooked) This Week


Hope you had a nice weekend. Here’s this week’s video showing you what I bought this week, and also the meals I prepared for the week.

  • I shopped on a budget this week. I bought healthy, fresh food and didn’t break the bank ๐Ÿ™‚
  • I took a break from the usual supermarkets and went to the local market. I’ve lived in this area for 6 years and didn’t know about the massive market minutes away from my house!!!
  • As I had a small budget and also wanted to stick to healthy food, I planned my meals as I shopped.

If you like this video and would like to see more like it, please let me know.

How To Resist The Temptation of Unhealthy Food (#3)

Hi! Hope you’re well and are having a great week so far.

I started a mini video series a few weeks ago inspired by some blog posts here. I’ll be sharing tips that show that healthy eating is achievable no matter how many temptations are out there… Lol, yes I’m still talking about food ๐Ÿ˜‰

Here’s the third installment in this series.

From the beginning…

Video #1

Video #2

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Yummy Food, Yummy Masks!

Fatima sent this picture of her ‘Jollof Quinoa’ and in her exact words “Jollof Quinoa with chicken frankfurters and bacon! It’s YUM”:

Looks yummier than mine, I want some!

So, if you try any recipes from my Blog or YouTube Channel, please send me pictures ๐Ÿ™‚

What’s that, you ask? Watch the video below for a quick reminder:

And now that my skin is finaly back to normal mainly because I’m eating much better than I did for a while… I decided to treat myself to a yummy face mask ๐Ÿ™‚ I have to admit – I tasted this… a few times ๐Ÿ˜‰

My skin feels deeply cleansed and moisturised ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. Fullers Earth face mask (for 15 minutes) for a deep cleanse
    Steps in this video (minus the honey):
  2. Mash 1/4 of an Avocado & mix with 1tbsp extra virgin olive oil and 1tbsp honey.ย 
  3. Apply to face and leave on (for 15 minutes) for a moisturising treatmentย 
  4. Rinse off with warm water. Soak a face towel in warm – hot water, squeeze excess water out. Towel on face for thirty seconds, wipe. Repeat.ย 
  5. Final rinse with cold water.ย 
  6. Lightly moisturise.

    ย DONE ๐Ÿ™‚

How To Make Jollof Rice… with QUINOA

Happy Monday!

Yep another Quinoa recipe! See, when a reader/viewer asks, I deliver – I wasn’t going to stop at one recipe, she asked for recipes!
So if you have any blog/video requests, just ask. It might take me a few weeks to deliver but I will. I’m currently working on some strength training post that Natural Nigerian requested.

This recipe was of course, inspired by a favourite in Nigeria – Jollof Rice ๐Ÿ™‚

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Just to clarify something re: quinoa. Yes it’s a superfood, it’s high in protein, it’s gluten and what free, high in fibre, rich in vitamins/minerals but it also contains carbs (I’m not saying you should run away from it as it’s a good source of carbs unlike eg processed rice and pasta!).

Suggested serving size is 1/2 – 3/4 cup.

1/2 cup of cooked quinoa contains less carbs than the same quantity of white rice and also brown rice (better than white rice)
1/2 cup of cooked quinoa contains a similar amount of carbs as wild rice, which I can confidently say we hardly, if ever, include in a Nigerian diet.

Of course it’s not just about the carb content as it has other great properties over rice as mentioned above. And remember not all carbs are bad!

I think it’s worth a try, I like it! ๐Ÿ™‚

How To Make Fried Rice… With QUINOA!

Happy Monday!

This is the first in a few quinoa recipes. Someone requested quinoa recipes and I’m delivering ๐Ÿ™‚

This recipe was inspired by fried rice and is very straight forward so try it!

This was my first time cooking with quinoa and it turned out great ๐Ÿ™‚
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My Favourite Sports Bras

I recorded this video a few weeks ago but didn’t find the right time to upload it, especially as I had the Food Diary Series up last week.

Then last week, my friend asked me to suggest a sports bra brand as she needed to try something new. ย Her last bra kept popping open while she was at one of my classes ๐Ÿ˜‰

For a great range of sports bras, including my favourites, click here —> Less Bounce. Thank me later ๐Ÿ˜‰

So here’s a video on my favourite brand and model of sports bras:

Also check out this video I uploaded quite a few months ago on the importance of sports bras, SUPPORT THOSE BOOBIES!

If there’s anything you’d like me to talk about on my blog or in my videos, I’m all ears (or eyes, actually) ๐Ÿ™‚

Photo Credit: Less Bounce

Friday’s Food Diary

I’ve been posting these food diary videos at night, when I’m tired and lazy to do a write up.

Oh I BURNT my lunch, it still tasted good (I made it, ha!) and I more than made up for my lunch with my scrumptious dinner:
Almond Pancakes with Sausages… YUMMM

Recipe for the pancakes (Ground almonds instead of flour):ย

This was a Monday – Friday series so I’m happy to say I’m done, woohoo!!!

I hope you found it useful, have a nice weekend!