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Much Ado About Water

The feel of water on a parched tongue on a scorching afternoon -PRICELESS Being on the go almost 24/7 in this present age has led to a grab and go lifestyle. Think about it…we grab food, clothes, music, fast cars (okay…a bit carried away here) but somehow in the mix, it seems we have forgotten to grab water.  The unending argument of water being present in every meal is hardly a sound one. It’s true that water is present in perhaps all meals but the question here is, “How much is really enough?” The benefits of water seem to be…

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Back To Basics

The smell of freshly baked bread is like Aladdin’s mat, it picks you up carefully and then spirals you to the clouds Bread is one the food items that has arguably reached universal status. Upon arriving a strange place with foreign food items, bread is almost always been the constant savior, the adaptation aid. It’s interesting then that very few people know anything about its transition through the ages. Today at Nkataa, we shall bring to you, interesting facts about bread that you probably haven’t heard before. Let’s dive into them shall we? Scandinavian traditions say that if a male…

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Pineapple Friday: Killer Cocktails For The Weekend

Hello Friday.. 😉   It’s 5 O’clock somewhere… So someone’s weekend has started already and I’ve got some cocktail goodness to share with y’all… I love trying cocktails and lemonades with all kind of fresh fruits. Recently, I got my hands on some fresh pineapple and sometimes I totally forget to cut up my pineapples. Seriously. But that’s when a great refreshing recipe comes in picture. So I decided to get creative.. Here are some favorites to help kick start the weekend chill. Pineapple Margarita   Save Print Prep time 5 mins Total time 5 mins   Who doesn’t love…

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Watermelon!||Recipe

“I’ve been drinking, watermelon!” This juicy goodness contains 92% water in addition to nutritious-y juicy bits, which contains vitamins A, B6 and C, antioxidants, amino acids, potassium, fiber and lycopene respectively. It contains zero fat and zero sodium. An average cup contains just 40 calories!!! Just 40 calories!!! Vitamin A promotes healthy skin and hair; Lycopene promotes heart and bone health and is also a potent antioxidant. Amino acid promotes healthy blood flow, hence generally better cardiovascular health. The water content helps you stay hydrated, which is especially suitable for our tropical climate. The fiber maintains a healthy digestive system. Interestingly enough, research has shown that ingesting…

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How To Make Tiger Nut Milk (Kunun Aya)

Majority of people who grew up in the northern part of Nigeria must have had their own Tiger nut-eating phase.Tiger nuts are pretty much always in season in Nigeria. Every mallam’s wheel barrow you pass through in the market pretty much has “Aya” in it.I’m not sure how many people got to taste the dry and sugary ones, but OMG! They were heavenly! I’m not even exaggerating one bit. 😐 I’m  not sure why I don’t get to see them anymore unlike I used to while growing up. The wet ones are actually not bad as well. They definitely have…

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Giz-dodo

I always get the ” what’s that?” reaction from certain people when i mention Gizdo(Short pronunciation 😎 ). But then,every now and then,in addition to the regular samosa,spring rolls and puff puff,Gizdo is another dish i always come across in every “gbedu” i attend. It is a Nigerian invented meal(i’ll like to think   😀  ) which is as self-explanatory as it sounds. It is simply a combination of gizzard and plantain(dodo) and some other ‘serenre”, hence the name “Gizdodo”. It is a really tasty meal so it can serve as a very good appetizer or side dish.The interesting thing…

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