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Benefits Of Garlic And Honey Tonic

This simple honey and garlic treatment is a powerful way to improve the health of your liver. It’s a natural antibiotic that’s high in antioxidants and vitamins.  Numerous studies conducted over time have worked to determine exactly how garlic and honey can be used for general health and maximum healing and medicinal effect for human and animal illnesses and injuries.

How to make garlic honey tonic
Peel a whole head of garlic. Mince finely by chopping or squeezing through a garlic press. Put in a mortar and pound until the garlic begins to go transparent. Spoon into a jar with 225g of honey. Stir well and remember to let the mixture sit for at least five days before using it.

What to use garlic honey for:

  •  Colds
  •  Fevers
  • Coughs
  •  Infections
  •  Cuts and grazes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Gas and indigestion
  • Headaches
  • Circulatory or other heart problems
  • Hemorrhoids
    Dose: Half a teaspoonful daily as a tonic or preventative. For acute infections, take half a spoonful up to six times daily. This can be taken directly, or with ginger and lemon tea.

How To Make Meatballs

A meatball is ground or minced meat rolled into a small ball and usually enjoyed alongside any delicious meal. You can choose to use turkey or chicken or beef. Also, meatballs are cooked by frying, baking or steaming.

So here is a basic meatball recipe that is very easy to prepare.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup fine breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese
  • 1/4 cup finely minced parsley
  • 1 pound ground meat (such as beef, pork, turkey, chicken, or veal, or a mix),
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion (or grated on) from 1 small yellow onion, and 1 clove garlic (finely minced).

Instructions

  1. Combine the milk and breadcrumbs: Pour the milk over the breadcrumbs in a small bowl and set aside while preparing the rest of the meatball mix. The breadcrumbs will absorb the milk.
  2. Whisk the egg, salt, pepper,and parsley: Whisk the egg in a large bowl until blended. Whisk in the salt and a generous quantity of black pepper, then whisk in the  parsley.
  3. Combine the egg and ground meat: Add the meat to the egg mixture. Use your hands to thoroughly mix the egg into the ground meat.
  4. Add the onions and soaked breadcrumbs: Add the onions, garlic, and soaked breadcrumbs to the meat. Mix them thoroughly into the meat with your fingers. Try not to overwork the meat; pinch the meat between your fingers rather than kneading it.
  5. Form the meat into meat balls: Pinch off a piece of the meat mixture and gently roll between your hands to form 1 1/2-inch meatballs. Continue shaping until all the meat is used.
  6. To roast the meatballs in the oven: Arrange the meatballs spaced  apart on a baking sheet. Cook under the broiler for 20 to 25 minutes or for 25 to 30 minutes. (Watch closely if cooking meatballs made with lean meat.) The meatballs are done when cooked through and the outsides are browned, and when they register 165°F in the middle on an instant read thermometer. Serve immediately.
  7. To cook the meatballs in sauce: Bring a marinara sauce or other pasta sauce to a simmer and add as many meatballs as will fit comfortably in the pan. Cover and simmer for 30 to 35 minutes. The meatballs are done when they’re cooked through and  serve immediately.

Credit: thekitchn

How To Make Ekpang Nkukwo (Cocoyam Porridge)

 Cococyam porridge popular known as Ekpang nkukwo, is a native Efik meal and apparently is also native to Cameroonians.

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Made from grated cocoyam and water yam (optional), the dish is spiced up with so many other ingredients and the nutritional contents cannot be rivalled. The meal, however, is not an everyday meal. It is so special and it is reserved for majorly special occasions.

Usually wrapped in vegetables which are so rich in vitamins, there certainly cannot be Ekpang without periwinkles. Of course, periwinkles are low in fat and calories but contain protein, omega-3 fatty acid and water.

INGREDIENTS 

Water Yam or cocoyam

Vegetable (cocoyam leaves optional or Ugwu preferable)

11/2 cups of periwinkles with their shell

Dry fish

1 cup of crayfish

1 cup of tiger shrimps

4 cubes of maggi

1.5 tablespoons of dry pepper

½ teaspoon Crushed dry bitter leaves

1 tablespoon blended crayfish

4 cups of water

3 cooking spoons of palm oil.

Pre- preparation

Wash and cook the beef and dry fish with the seasoning till done.

Peel, wash and grate the cocoyam and water yam  and mix them together.

Rub a generous amount of red palm oil on the insides of the pot you will use to cook the Ekpang.

Wash thoroughly, the ugwu or cocoyam leaves

Blend the pepper and crayfish

Wash the shelled periwinkles with warm water and salt

DIRECTIONS

Line your pot with periwinkles and season with a teaspoon of salt, pepper and 2 cubes of Maggi cube.

Boil 1.5 cups of water

Scoop some cocoyam onto your leaves and wrap them till the edges of the cocoyam are sticking out on both ends of the leaves.

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Once this is done, put the pot of the cocoyam on low heat and let it heat up for about 10 minutes.

Season with 1 table spoon of salt, 1 table spoon of dry red chilli peppers, 2 cubes of maggi, a pinch of crushed dry bitter leaves and a tablespoon of blended crayfish.

 Add dry fish, shrimp, and dry crayfish but don’t stir in.

Pour in the hot water slowly around the edges and still leave on low heat for 5 more minutes.

Increase the temperature to medium heat and pour in 2 cups of water as your pottage cooks. Cook for 20 minutes on medium heat with a covered pot.

Add more water as need be until the cocoyam at the ends of the leaves start to harden.

Stir your pottage gently at this point and reduce to low heat for cook for 5 more minutes.

Pour in 2 cooking spoons of palm oil, stir in and leave to simmer on low heat for 5 minutes and food is served.

Serve with chilled water or fresh juice

How To Prepare Oatmeal

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Want the healthiest breakfast you can get? Try these oatmeal recipes and start your day off right.

How to Make Oatmeal with Quick-Cooking Oats

Stovetop: For 3 servings, in a medium saucepan bring 3-1/2 cups water and 1 teaspoon salt to boiling. Stir in 2 cups quick-cooking oats. Use 2cups for thicker oatmeal while for soupy oatmeal use 3cups.

Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 1 minute, stirring occasionally. After 5 minutes taste for that that desired taste and thickness you wish

Remove the pan from the heat and serve in a bowl with sugar or honey and condensed milk 

This Food Ordering Service Just Made Getting Food Easier

Finding it difficult to get and eat good food anywhere in Lagos? Here are few suggestions of meals from good restaurant or eateries.

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Ofada Hut is a Nigerian restaurant located in Ikoyi area of Lagos which offer a large range of tasty and healthy food. The well-known restaurant of Lagos is the right place to order delicious traditional Nigerian food. You can easily check Ofada Hut’s menu online via Hellofood.com.ng. If you crave for a jollof rice, ordering from Ofada Hut is definitively the right choice.  This sells for ₦470.00.

Enjoy food delivery at your workplace thanks to Hellofood

Address
Ofada Hut
Blk. D4, Falomo Shopping Center,
110 Awolowo Road,
Ikoyi
Lagos
Nigeria
Contact
01-7486850
07038844391

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Bukka Hut is a famous place in Lagos, in Lekki area. There you can enjoy tasty traditional Nigerian food, or of course thanks to Hellofood services, you can order online and get your meal delivered to your place, home or office!

Bukka Hut offers your favorite dishes, from jollof rice to egusi or okro soup passing by fried fish, you can enjoy Nigerian dishes for an affordable prices. If you feel really hungry, you can add some extras like plantain, beans, moin-moin or even fresh boiled eggs. For a lunch break in the office or a comfortable meal at home, you will be satisfied with tasty and generous food. For the lunch

Meals are sold from  ₦300-₦500
Address: Block 69A, Plot 8, Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.
Telephone:
07044997604, 07045115204

Hope you find this helpful. Please stay in touch for more famous food services in Lagos.