About 9jafoodie

Nigeria born, African food blogger with relentless love for African cuisines. The ultimate dream is to make African food as modern mainstream as possible, while maintaining the traditional originality that make it so diverse

On Nigerian Food and Weight Loss – Belly Fat Loss

Hello 9jafoodie nation, I hope 2015 has been kind to you. I am starting off the year with something I do not usually do; it’s a very personal post about my weight loss journey. Healthy eating and weight loss on […]

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Puff Puff Sticks – Healthy Puff-Puff Recipe

I have a confession, I am one of those people that squeeze out the oil in puff puff; I usually cannot bring myself to consume all that oil. So I thought, how can I make puff puff fitfam approved and […]

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5 ‘Small Chops’ Recipes for Christmas

We love christmas season for various reasons, one of those reasons being the food! I remember being around so much food as a kid during christmas. A full house; family, friends, friends of friends and relatives all under the same […]

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Order Nigerian Food Ingredients in the US


If you’ve been on 9jafoodie for a while, chances are you’ve seen some recipes you’d love to cook (hello Gizzard Suya Flatbread Pizza). But often it’s difficult to get the necessary Nigerian ingredients. The store is too far away, they […]

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Iresi Eyin- Yoruba Style Local Jollof

This is a recipe my grandmother used to make, the combination of Iru (Locust beans) and firewood smoke made this one of my favorite things to eat. For those of us without the luxury of making this with open pit […]

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Stir Fried Vegetables – Food Court Style

I must confess I love me some food court style vegetable stir fry, you know the type they have at Asian food stalls. I was on hunt for a great recipe and an acquaintance of mine was kind enough to […]

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