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Okro Soup with Vegetables

African Nigerian soup okra okro panla okele swallow palm oil

Okro Soup with Vegetable

There are so many incredible ways to make okro Soup. From this super delicious Otong style to this quick Yoruba asepo version. The beauty of it is how diverse you can take it depending on preference, time and budget. This mixed version with vegetables is one of my personal favorites. It’s so green and so lush yet it’s super simple to make. Serve it alone or with your favorite swallow and thank me later.

Video Recipe


  • 1 small onion
  • 1 large bell pepper (tatashe)
  • 2 hot pepper
  • 1 cup palm oil
  • ½ cup crayfish powder
  • Cooked Assorted meat and fish – I used a combination of Goat, beef, red prawns and panla
  • Maggi and salt – to taste
  • 6 cups chopped okro
  • 6 cups meat stock or water
  • 4 cups chopped greens (ugu, spinach, tete etc)


  • Combine onion and peppers in a blender or food processor. Process until just coarse
  • Place a large pot on medium heat. Add in palm oil. Stir in crayfish and combine with the oil.
  • Add in minced peppers/onion (from step one).
  • Add in meat stock and precooked meat. Stir. Taste and adjust for salt and maggi. Simmer covered for 10 minutes.
  • Stir in chopped okro and cook for 2 mins. Stir in chopped green and cook for another 3 minutes. Remove from heat immediately.
  • Okro vegetable soup is ready to serve. Enjoy!!!

Breakfast Overnight Oats

breakfast overnight oats

For people looking for healthy fuss-free breakfast options breakfast overnight oats is my go-to.

I typically prep on Sunday and keep in the fridge for grab & go breakfast throughout the week.

This recipe makes 10 servings and it’s about 280 calories per.
I either serve it with boiled egg or moi-moi.



  • 5 Cup – Oats
  • 1/2 Cup – Chia Seeds
  • Chopped Mangoes & Bananas
  • 1 Cup – Plain Yogurt



  1. Put all ingredients with 10 cups of water in a large bowl.
  2. Stir until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
  3. Store in jars for use through out the week.





breakfast overnight oats

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  1. Debbie Famurewa May 22, 2016 at 2:53 pm - Reply

    am quite surprised, are u saying that we can eat all this food and loose weight? puff puff? fried things? i want to start my weight loss program, but i dont know what kind of foods to eat, would like to see good results tho

    • Bode May 22, 2016 at 5:26 pm - Reply

      I believe not all the recipes on this site are weight loss conducive. You can visit for weight loss specific recipes.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie May 22, 2016 at 8:47 pm - Reply

      No, I am not saying you can eat “unhealthy” and lose weight. There is a section on this blog called health and diet where you will find strictly healthy recipes. you can also check out my cookbook Lose It Nigerian

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  5. Madam Kofoworola December 22, 2014 at 8:37 am - Reply

    I love the ogbono and the asaro(yam porridge) it’s been so long I tasted yam. Am craving for this meal seriouslyn

  6. Chef Priscilla Umeda August 28, 2014 at 9:12 am - Reply

    loving all Nigerians involved in cooking…together let’s showcase naija foods to the world!

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