Hi everyone. Today’s post is sensational. This will particularly excite those who love draw soup. For the sake of my readers from other parts of the world, draw soup refers to soups that stretches in consistency.
I love ogbono, I love ewedu and I love Okro. So this post, is very exciting for me. Yóyò means something that draws. Just imaging seeing your family this soup with either pounded Yam, Amala or plantain fufu, they will gladly buy you that thing that you have always wanted, lol. No seriously. Nothing beats good ole soup.
What are the health benefits of Okro
- The bamia pods are among the very low calorie vegetables. They provide just 30 calories per 100 g besides containing no saturated fats or cholesterol. Nonetheless, they are rich sources of dietary fiber, minerals, and vitamins; often recommended by nutritionists in cholesterol controlling and weight reduction programs.
- They are rich in B-complex group of vitamins like niacin, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), thiamin and pantothenic acid. The pods also contain good amounts of vitamin K. Vitamin K is a co-factor for blood clotting enzymes and is required for strengthening of bones.
- The pods are also good source of many important minerals such as iron, calcium, manganese and magnesium.
- (Source http://www.nutrition-and-you.com)
Health benefits of Ewedu
The Numerous Health Benefits of Ewedu
Cochorus olitorius as the leafy vegetable is botanically called have been scientifically proven to be efficient in the improvements of certain conditions in people for more than a century. Research has shown that the different varieties of Ewedu possess very important and valuable vitamins and antioxidant that will be of immeasurable nutritional and therapeutic value to our body system. The main vitamins in this vegetable are A, C and E, which are key to protecting the body from degenerative diseases such as Cancer.
The leave provide low calorie and an adequate source of fibre which has made it key in weight management. Also, some certain traditional healthcare providers have used the leaf in prevention of constipation.
Ok, no that we have those sorted, let’s get started shall we 🙂
- 1 cup of ground Ogbono
- 2 cups of chopped okro
- 1 cup of ewedu (Jute leaves)
- Smoked fish
- Smoked prawns
- Dried catfish
- 2 tablespoons of dried pepper
- Assorted meats
- Smoked turkey (optional)
- 1 medium sized pot
- Wooden spoon
- Food processor
Pre time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: TBC
Boil the meats with only sliced onions and salt.
In order to ensure a shaft free stock, sieve the stock before proceeding to the next stage of cooking.
add the dry pepper and cook for 5 minutes.
Then add the blended ewedu, let it mix for 2 minutes
Finally add the crayfish. I decided to add it last, because crayfish can also be salty, so if you mistakenly happen to add too much, it may ruin the soup.
Wasn’t that easy to make. Trust me you will love this soup and I can say that it may become a regular soup in your home 🙂
That’s it from me today
I’ll see you all in my next post
Love Duchess O