One thing I’ve noticed is that many Nigerian bachelors who live alone have only three meal options;  noodles, rice and stew, and bread. Outside of that, they’re buying food.  I want better for them. That’s why I’ve come up with this list of recipes.  Please at least try one of them this week. 

Egg fried rice 

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On Sunday, before you begin blending those tomatoes and onions to make stew for your white rice, just stop. Forget the blender and bring out your cutting board to make egg-fried rice instead. Don’t worry, it won’t take time to make, you can still finish in time for Premier League 

Get the recipe at Immaculate bites 

Potato pepper soup 

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Don’t beat me o, but potato pepper soup tastes so much better than yam pepper soup. There’s just something about the way the flavours in the pepper soup seep into the potatoes. It’s amazing. You can decide to use fish, beef or chicken; it all depends on your account balance. 

Find the recipe on All Nigerian Recipes 

Nigerian pancakes 

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I had these at my friend’s house last month and no matter how much I ate, I couldn’t get enough. Once you eat these, you won’t be able to eat any other type of pancakes again. The only thing that stops you from eating these pancakes every day, is the amount of work that goes onto making them. 

Get the recipe at Nigerian Food TV

Yam and smoked fish sauce

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Not every time boiled yam and stew. Are you not tired? Or is it just laziness? Whatever it is, please just try something else. Start with this heavenly smoked fish sauce, I promise you’ll thank me later. It slaps harder than a Nigerian mother. 

Get this recipe at Pretend Chef 


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Chicken light soup 

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Nigeria is currently showing us shege. Every single thing is expensive, and flight tickets are the worst. Someone can’t even just travel as they please again. But at least you can travel through food. Starting with food from our best friends, Ghana. Chicken light soup tastes so good, that I’m willing to almost admit that Ghanaian food is better, in public. 

Find the recipe at Ify’s Kitchen

Corned beef and egg sandwich 

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This sandwich bangs! You don’t have to add cheese, and you can make it in a regular frying pan. When you’re making this meal, sha lock all your doors and windows tight. Corned beef is expensive, and if you can afford it, it means you’re rich and are at risk of robbery.  

Get the recipe at Ify’s Kitchen


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This recipe involves some pounding. But this shouldn’t be a problem now since men are the physically stronger gender, abi? Onunu is a special type of swallow from Rivers state mixed with plantain and yam mashed together. You can eat it with any soup or stew of your choice. 

Get the recipe at Connect Nigeria

Chicken curry sauce 

Image credit: Sisi Jemimah

Every Saturday, I beg my mother to make this on Sunday instead of her normal stew or jollof rice and she ignores me. Because whenever she actually decides to make it, that’s all I eat.  That’s how good this sauce tastes.  Once you make this chicken curry sauce, you’ll never look back. 

Get the recipe at Sisi Jemimah 

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