Hello and welcome to my food blog.

I am Ronke Edoho. Iย  work as a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) during the day. I am also a Certified Nutrition and Clinical Weight Loss specialist and the author of the cookbook Lose It Nigerian. I hope to improve wellbeing through better nutrition by providing easy to follow wholesome recipes to homecooks like myself. My goal is to one day have a farm and develop African food centered agric products.

My recipes are rooted in tradition & often presented with a little modern flair. Traditional African recipes have a tendency to appear complicated, my goal with this blog is to simplify them as much as possible. With the new recipes I create, the aim is that they serve a purpose beyond appeal.

In the language of my fatherโ€™s people Ekabo (welcome).

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134 Comments

  1. bolatito May 25, 2017 at 3:02 am - Reply

    please i need a contact person to talk for #biz,

  2. ada May 24, 2017 at 7:44 am - Reply

    Can a nursing mother use the 3-day cleanse?

  3. Dayo March 4, 2017 at 4:44 am - Reply

    Amazing platform. On day 2 of 3-day cleanse. Saw the LIN ID in the mail but no link to the forum…can you help with that? Thanks.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie March 5, 2017 at 8:29 pm - Reply

      Hi! the support group is for the Lose it Nigerian ebook itself, there isnt support for the cleanse plan.

  4. Beeola Badmus February 19, 2017 at 1:15 pm - Reply

    hi Ronke is it different package for the “lose it Nigerian” and the “3 day cleanse” or you can get all in one package

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie February 20, 2017 at 6:53 am - Reply

      Hello!!! they are two separate books.

  5. Adaora January 19, 2017 at 5:07 pm - Reply

    Hi Ronke, jst came across your blog and am glad such exists. I desperately need to loose weight esp belly fat (accumulated after child birth)….pls what are my chances of getting rid of this belly fat?

    Secondly,i will like to have your Instagram account so I follow you. Thanks

  6. Nabila Yahaya December 10, 2016 at 2:38 pm - Reply

    Hey, I downloaded your book a while ago and I’d like to join the group you talked about..

    • Nabila Yahaya December 11, 2016 at 7:47 pm - Reply

      Never mind, found it in the email you sent

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie December 12, 2016 at 7:45 pm - Reply

      Link in the email you received.

  7. Omo Fred-Ogunlana December 8, 2016 at 3:16 am - Reply

    Hi. So i’m setting my goals for 2017. I’d like to loose 10kg. I weigh about 82kg now and i’m 7ft 5inches tall. I’m interested in a susainable solution pls.

  8. Doris December 7, 2016 at 1:56 am - Reply

    Hello, hw soon do I get the book after payment please nd what is d total file size of d ebook?

    • e__victor
      e__victor December 7, 2016 at 5:55 am - Reply

      Hi payments are processed right away. The book is about 40MB.

  9. Uzo Obineche December 5, 2016 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    Why don’t you eat Tilapia anymore?

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie December 6, 2016 at 9:17 pm - Reply

      ๐Ÿ™ I had a really bad experience with store bought farmed tilapia.

  10. Fateemah November 22, 2016 at 9:08 am - Reply

    Hi,
    Am not living in Nigeria and I need this book how do I get it

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie November 24, 2016 at 8:48 pm - Reply

      It’s an ebook, you can download it from anywhere in the world.

  11. Louis Collins November 18, 2016 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    Nice to be here. Your blog is good and i hope to learn more from you. I am also in the healthy eating blogging Niche.

  12. Daniel Utomko November 9, 2016 at 3:12 am - Reply

    Please i want to make bitter leaf soup for my wife who put to birth last 5days ago. I don’t want to ask her how to make because I just want to surprise her….Can you help?

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie November 15, 2016 at 6:42 pm - Reply

      I am so sorry I didn’t get to this on time. I hope your wife and baby are doing well. For Onugbu go here

  13. Wuraola October 11, 2016 at 1:42 am - Reply

    Hi Ronke, well done for this blog. I a married to a yoruba man and cook a traditional dish at least once a week. I have mastered egusi and the efo riro and now thanks to you the jollof rice. Thank you so much. greetings from Belgium, Wuraola (my Yoruba name)

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie November 5, 2016 at 9:04 pm - Reply

      Hello Wuraola, Thank you for the kind words. Glad I could help with your Jollof game ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Sijuwade Afolabi October 1, 2016 at 7:37 pm - Reply

    Hi, please is there any substitute for town masara?

  15. Gloria September 3, 2016 at 2:58 am - Reply

    Good morning ronke,please your email address for some discussion backstage.

  16. Mrs. Venita K Bennett-Bonaparte August 27, 2016 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    Thank you for providing a healthy alternative for lifestyle changes. We appreciate you.

  17. Nancy Ambrose August 24, 2016 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    Please how do I lose weight? What do I do?

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie August 28, 2016 at 9:56 am - Reply

      eat right and exercise, that’s the only way to do it. I have everything documented in my cookbook here

  18. Banke Oluwole August 14, 2016 at 6:10 am - Reply

    Is your book on Amazon Kindle?

  19. Katrina July 30, 2016 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    Dear Ms. Edoho, I need some advice on substitutions!
    My husband has a shellfish allergy, so I cannot use ground crayfish in any of the soups. Do you have any advice for alternatives?
    Also, I see that you are also in Canada – do you have a good source in the Toronto area for stockfish or oha leaf?
    Please, please let me know!
    So many thanks!

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie July 30, 2016 at 4:31 pm - Reply

      you can use ground smoked fish as a substitute.
      Unfortunately I am not familiar with the Toronto area. I think you should be able to find a nigerian food store through google though.

      • Katrina July 30, 2016 at 6:08 pm - Reply

        Many thanks for your reply and for your amazing blog!
        Be well!

  20. Eva July 2, 2016 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    Congratulations on your lovely contributions to healthy cuisine!!.
    That’s been my approach for years healthy makeovers for family favourites!!
    I suddenly had a craving for chin chin, decided to search for a healthy recipe and discovered yours.
    I tried it right away and it’s really good. I do get a buzz from home made wholesome goodies!
    Thanks lots. God is good!

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie July 3, 2016 at 8:52 am - Reply

      You are welcome! thanks for the feedback.

  21. Ify June 27, 2016 at 3:06 am - Reply

    Hi Ronke!! Been looking gor ways to lose weight with nigerian meals! Was happy to see you have something! my weight loss goals seems achievable now and I really hope with this ill start seeing the weight come off! (with my exercise routing added offcourse). I just bought the ebook but yet to recieve anything in my mail.. When do I get it? Thanks!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie July 3, 2016 at 9:11 am - Reply

      You should have it by now. our response time is 24hours or less.

  22. Tokunbo Tonade June 22, 2016 at 12:37 am - Reply

    Hello Ronke,
    I came across your site while i searching for calorie table for Nigerian foods and was glad i did. It’s nice to know someone cares about loosing weight the Nigerian way.
    I will be paying into your designated Gtb account in a moment. Do hope to receive my download link in 24 hours.
    Keep up the good work.

  23. Dike June 21, 2016 at 4:21 am - Reply

    Hello Ronke, you too much. People like you brings hope that Nigeria go better one day

  24. Cybertops June 18, 2016 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    Hello Ronke,

    So excited about your site I have always thought that our food can’t be all bad, all of a sudden, one have been banished to eating quinoa, bulgar wheat, etc and our naija food just didn’t seem to be healthy anymore until I discovered your site Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I intend to buy your ebook and also contact you for further advice.

    I am hopeful I always seem to fall short before since the foreign ‘healthy ‘ is so expensive. My weight loss journey now seem achievable.

    God bless

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie June 20, 2016 at 8:50 pm - Reply

      My dear! say that again. Our diet is one of the healthiest in the world, we just need a few modifications.

  25. africanwomenofelegance June 8, 2016 at 4:30 am - Reply

    Hello! Please I need your help on my Facebook group page called”African Women Of Elegance”..I want you to assist us with how to loose weight with Nigerian foods. My name is Nekpen Obasogie..
    I will be very grateful to hear from you!!
    Thanks

  26. miskeey May 18, 2016 at 8:25 am - Reply

    Hello Rome, sent a message yesterday but didn’t get a reply. Pls how soon can I get the E-book after payment

  27. Ogbuzulu Christy April 3, 2016 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    hello dear, i really do love your blog, i saw your post on Instagram and since then i av being admiring what u do and i really love to cook too but need some lessons and coach from you.. i really don’t know if u have a cattery school that teaches people how to make both local and intercontinental dishes….i would want to partake in it and please i don’t know if u have a branch in Abuja Nigeria…

    Thank u
    Do have a blessed week ahead.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie April 3, 2016 at 1:19 pm - Reply

      Thank you! I do not offer training at this time, sorry.

  28. Nedoux February 29, 2016 at 4:43 am - Reply

    Hi Ronke,

    I love your blog, your recipe’s are easy to follow and the pictures of the prepared dishes are so tempting, I can almost taste the flavour simply by looking at my computer screen. Lol

    Thank you for sharing your recipes. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a lovely week.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie February 29, 2016 at 7:59 pm - Reply

      Awwww thank you so much! I hope you try a few of the recipes.

  29. Chichi February 20, 2016 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    I just stumbled across your blog, and I must say I am highly impressed. Please keep up the good work – this is a fantastic resource.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie February 20, 2016 at 8:18 pm - Reply

      thank you much! I really appreciate your comment

  30. Kayode Atobatele February 11, 2016 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    You have just become my favorite person for creating this blog. Love it….Love it ….Love it

  31. Chinonso O December 8, 2015 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    I found you through a tag on FB few months ago. I have successfully made versions of : coconut rice and beans, oven roasted turkey wings, baked spicy chicken, and โ€œeverydayโ€ stew using the no boil base (all in one day). My all time fave and time saver is by far the no peel moi moi!! This weekends to cook list includes ( but not limited) to the oil free Okra and Ogbono and brown coconut/jellof rice.
    Great job! ALL the recipes are easy to follow. I surprise the fam EVERY time that I prepare something from your list!! Keep cooking and sharing!

    ~ Chino

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie December 8, 2015 at 7:09 pm - Reply

      awwwwwww thank you so very much for the great feedback!! you made my evening ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. kiki morena November 25, 2015 at 1:46 am - Reply

    How do i subscribe

    • kiki morena November 25, 2015 at 1:47 am - Reply

      can’t find a link anywhere, i can subscribe to follow up comments thru word press, but not to the site

      • 9jafoodie
        9jafoodie November 28, 2015 at 3:13 pm - Reply

        Hello Kiki.. we have a link on the right hand side of the homepage. I will subscribe for you ๐Ÿ™‚

        • kiki morena November 28, 2015 at 4:43 pm - Reply

          thanks….really enjoy ur blog..i am a foodie and i love trying new things….good job

  33. Cecilia November 6, 2015 at 7:21 am - Reply

    Hey Ronke, How do I subscribe to your blog? I would like to learn more. God bless.

    • e__victor
      e__victor November 6, 2015 at 9:11 am - Reply

      Hi Cecilia, you have been subscribed. You should receive an email asking for confirmation.

  34. SI November 5, 2015 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    Nice work Ronke. I am a nutrition scientist in the university and my research focus is on indigenous/traditional leafy vegetables in Nigeria: analysis of their nutritional value/ health benefits, promoting them for their health benefits and getting the public to understand this and take advantage of them to combat certain diseases and malnutrition.

    I would like to collaborate with you some time – Your blog will be good to enlighten the public on the benefits of consuming our traditional vegetables over the foreign ones. Once people can prepare them based on the recipe information you provide and have information on health benefits through first hand research, then more people will go for them!

    Well done!

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie November 8, 2015 at 12:03 pm - Reply

      Please do email me Si! I have been looking for potential partnership in this area for a very long time.

  35. Abisodun jones September 28, 2015 at 9:22 am - Reply

    Hi Ronke my daughter-in-law is from Togo and she makes chin chin for me whenever I visit them in England. One day my friend sent some chin chin for me. No offence, they weren’t even close to what I’m used. That’s when I started searching for an authentic chin chin recipe. Oh my I was amazed! Why didn’t I do this before. I love to cook and I thank you so much for this blog. I love the Christmas recipes. I’m going to try all of them. Thanks again.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie December 13, 2015 at 9:03 am - Reply

      Awwww.. that’s amazing Abisodun! let me know how they turn out.

  36. Morenikeji August 22, 2015 at 3:26 pm - Reply

    Hi ronke i so much love ur blog,more grease to ur elbow..muah

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie August 23, 2015 at 9:03 pm - Reply

      Thank you very much, I really appreciate it.

  37. Estee August 11, 2015 at 9:40 am - Reply

    Hi Ronke,
    Please can you compile all this creativity in a one affordable cook book? I will love to patronize you.

  38. Morachi July 28, 2015 at 1:47 pm - Reply

    d more i view dis site, the more excited i get.. great cooking sis!! only u dont do much of baking do you??

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie July 29, 2015 at 2:43 pm - Reply

      Thanks Morachi! I am not much of a baker.. hoping to learn soon enough.

  39. Beatrice adebola July 10, 2015 at 3:42 am - Reply

    Your recipes are amazing! Is there going to be a cookbook anytime soon?!

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie December 13, 2015 at 9:04 am - Reply

      Thank you much!! yes, so and very soon

  40. Ajoke July 7, 2015 at 4:47 am - Reply

    You are simply amazing!!!!!!! I love your recipes and techniques!!! Thank God for you!

  41. Chidinma Ezeani June 25, 2015 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    I’ve been looking for someone like you.

  42. Adedare June 13, 2015 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    I think this blog is gonna help me in my catering career

  43. chopychopy May 21, 2015 at 11:05 am - Reply

    Is tatashe a must for my stew?If I blend green pepper,will it make my sauce black?

  44. Sa'eedaj May 17, 2015 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    I want to learn

  45. Olaitan May 15, 2015 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    Hi, I just came across your blog and you’re SO talented!!!:) The way you make spice up Nigerian food and make it different from the usual is unbelievable. As I go through your recipe list, my jaws have been dropping continuously! From the plantain cups to puff puff sticks, I am definitely making them all. It is also really nice how the recipes are simple to make. I’m so excited to try all the recipes out!!! Thank you so much!!!:)

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie May 15, 2015 at 9:54 pm - Reply

      Thank you much for the compliment! do let us know how the recipes turn out.

  46. lawrryadekola May 8, 2015 at 8:44 am - Reply

    your blog is cool. nice concept and content

  47. Rejoice May 6, 2015 at 9:48 am - Reply

    Hi Sis, i love your blog so much. Please when are you going to have a cooking book/ Recipe collection so we can buy. i cant wait to have one. P.s : hope it will be affordable too

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie December 13, 2015 at 9:05 am - Reply

      hahahah.. thank you! sorry I missed your comment earlier. Yes, very soon

  48. Jc May 4, 2015 at 7:36 am - Reply

    …”my goal with this blog is to simply them as much as possible”. Do you mean to simplify them? ๐Ÿ™‚ love love your blog! You make me wanna cook more!

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie May 4, 2015 at 7:39 am - Reply

      Don’t you just love autocorrect. Thanks much for catching that.

  49. Ryss April 21, 2015 at 7:59 am - Reply

    i am vegan and i want to know if I can plaintain fufu for my vegan eggs too? I know I can cook my garbanzo flour. thank you

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie April 22, 2015 at 11:27 am - Reply

      I am sorry Ryss, I am not certain I completely understand your question.

  50. Olamide April 20, 2015 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    You creativity is beyond anything I have ever encountered. Owning a restaurant would attract a vast variety of audience and bring more awareness to our awesome Nigerian food. I would pay anything to dine in such restaurant.

    Keep doing what you are doing….. You are awesome.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie April 22, 2015 at 11:27 am - Reply

      Thank you very much Olamide, you are far too kind.

  51. Dush March 14, 2015 at 11:26 am - Reply

    Ronke hi. I don’t know how you came about the way you present Nigerian dishes but I have to say that is nothing short of creative genius. Do you have a restaurant? Do you cater? I hope its as tasty as it looks…Cos I can’t eat the pictures I download…and every time you post someting my stomach goes inot a protest!

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie April 14, 2015 at 3:14 am - Reply

      Awwww… thanks Dush. No restaurant yer but it’s in the plan.

  52. rosee March 13, 2015 at 10:56 am - Reply

    Yes am based Nigeria

  53. chi March 13, 2015 at 9:41 am - Reply

    Hi. Are you based in nigeria

  54. rosee March 3, 2015 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    Hello friend pls I need help on butter icing and it’s decoration tnx

  55. rosee March 2, 2015 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    Great one more grease to ur elbow

  56. Eniola February 14, 2015 at 9:38 pm - Reply

    I’m looking for a cake recipe usually used for Nigerian wedding cakes. (It’s been a few years, not sure if it’s popular now) It tastes like a spice cake or fruit cake. Do you have any ideas?

  57. abbie February 10, 2015 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    i stumbled on your website and it has given me lots of inspiration. Keep up the good work. I am telling all my friends in london about it

  58. Paul Alasiri February 10, 2015 at 10:26 am - Reply

    just resent the mail..

  59. Paul Alasiri February 10, 2015 at 2:50 am - Reply

    Hello, love your recipes and sent a mail. Hope to get a reply

  60. Simisola Akande February 5, 2015 at 10:31 am - Reply

    Hi Ronke, you are doing a great job, quick question, are there any nutritional value to custard? Thank you.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie February 5, 2015 at 9:12 pm - Reply

      Hello Simi, Thank you.By custard you mean custard powder right? it is mostly carbohydrate.

  61. fatuyi oluwatoyin February 1, 2015 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    Hi Ronke, you know i stumbled on your Blog while i was researching on Commercial Onion powder production. You blog caught my interest and i abandoned my primary search to go through your blog. I love to cook, and i will like to commend you for what you’ve done. You’ve really added value to our local dishes. Just forwarded your blog to my little cousin in California. Keep up the good work. so proud of you.

  62. Wyse Asorho January 29, 2015 at 10:27 am - Reply

    ok i will. a simple dish, once everyday. what do you think

  63. Wyse Asorho January 29, 2015 at 10:24 am - Reply

    ok, i will create time for if not a simple dish, once a day. what about that.

  64. Damilola January 29, 2015 at 3:45 am - Reply

    hey Ronke, scanned through your website and your recipes are really nice and clean, am creating a free food app can i link back to your page for an exchange of a link to the app??

  65. Obazicham January 29, 2015 at 12:36 am - Reply

    Please can you help me out with naija stew recipe. Thank you

  66. wyse42 January 26, 2015 at 11:12 pm - Reply

    am not a stay home Dad. i work

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie January 27, 2015 at 10:13 am - Reply

      So do I ๐Ÿ™‚ . you will be amazed how much you can achieve when you are passionate about something.

  67. Wyse Asorho January 25, 2015 at 5:51 am - Reply

    I have greater, more passion for food, but how can I perfect myself in cooking.

  68. tari January 24, 2015 at 10:00 am - Reply

    Love your blog! I love cooking and I love my Nigerian meals. Excited about the healthy twist to Nigerian recipes and I thank you for that. Will be making Jollof brown rice in a few minutes and I hope it looks as good as yours.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie January 24, 2015 at 1:13 pm - Reply

      Thanks Tari. We are here if you have any questions on the Jollof. Keep us posted

  69. moji kayode January 20, 2015 at 1:08 pm - Reply

    I cannot express how much I love your recipes and techniques. Please let us know when you have events on the East Coast!

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie January 21, 2015 at 7:43 am - Reply

      Thank you so much Moji, it means a lot.

  70. Lala Santana January 8, 2015 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    Hello My name is Lauren I’m a mixture of south pacific and hispanic I’m dating this Nigerian guy who I totally love I want to impress him and his brother with food from Nigeria that I cooked. Only problem is I DONT eat red meat I’m unsure what to make that he will like any help would greatly appreciated thank you

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