Thursday 23 February 2017


Where do you get your protein from?

I don't hate that question as much as I used to. Now I just launch into a well-rehearsed list of protein-rich foods and call it a day. Only takes a second.

I got an email from a reader based in Nigeria recently. The main concern was - you guessed it - what to eat to get enough protein. It got me thinking that a post on the topic was about due and would probably come in handy for others with the same query.

In no particular order, here's a list of plant-based foods that are high in protein and can be found easily across Nigeria. I've also included a list of suggested recipes where possible, just in case you're interested in bringing these ingredients to life. This is by no means an exhaustive list and I imagine that I will have to keep revisiting this post and adding to the list as other foods come to mind. If you think I've missed any, feel free to leave a comment down below.

1. Beans - brown beans, black-eyed beans, soybeans...

Suggested recipes: adalu, beans and rice, moin moin, akara, ewa (bean porridge)

2. Nuts - groundnut, cashew nut, peanut butter, nut milks...

Suggested recipes: boli and groundnut, truffles, chocolate/peanut muffins, soaked garri and groundnut

3. Leafy greens - spinach (efo tete), bitter leaf (ewuro), water leaf (gbure), afang, ugu...

Suggested recipes: bitterleaf soup, efo riro and pounded yam, green smoothie

4. Egusi (melon seeds)

Suggested recipes: egusi soup

5. Wara (Tofu) 

Suggested recipes: sauced tofu and plantain, yam and scrambled tofu

6. Oatmeal

Suggested recipes: porridge, banana/oat pancakes, oaty breakfast bars

7. Maize/Corn

8. Pigeon Pea

9. Guava

10. Millet

11. Green peas

Tuesday 21 February 2017


A few snaps from my first Airbnb 'Relish Vegan Nigerian Cuisine' dinner experience on Saturday 19th February.

Read more about my work with Airbnb and how you can take part here! 

Sunday 5 February 2017


Attendees at my 6th pop-up last October will no doubt remember Dawn and her delicious, freshly made sugarcane juice. Formerly called Guarapo, The Cane Press was founded by Dawn to bring this sweet + unique taste of the tropics to the UK.

Earlier this year, she secured a permanent spot in Peckham, and so I took a wander down on Saturday for a surprise visit and what turned out to be a fantastic afternoon of learning a bit more about sugarcane, sipping on some refreshing cane/lime/lemon/chia juice, and even getting a mini guided tour of the (pretty cool and funky) area.

Enjoy the little vid I put together, but more importantly, get yourself down to Peckham and support this lovely lady :)

Where to find The Cane Press: 125a Rye Lane, Peckham, London.