What You can Cook for Your Boyfriend

packaged banku into ice chest and plate

How to entice a man with food. I heard this more than I can count. While men love the thought of being in bed with women, it is repeatedly proven that, the way to a man’s heart is through the stomach.

In Africa, a woman with good sex skill is wanted but a woman with good cooking skill is respected and treasured in both short- term and long-term relationship.

Either on regular days or occasions, you should find recipes to make him fall in love with you. Seductive dinner recipes can even boost your sex life.

Not Another Statement but Recipe Tutorials

Meals to a Man’s Heart

How to Prepare Banku

Yield:              11 servings

Prep Time:   0 hours  46 mins

Total Time:  0 hours  46 mins

Ingredients

2 cups of cassava doughmixing cassava dough with hand
3 cups of corn doughcorn dough
1 teaspoon of salt (optional)salt

Instructions

  • Mix cassava dough with water and strain out the lumps if it’s not well grinded
  • Mix corn dough with water
  • Pour mixture into a pot
  • Mix until smooth and mildly thick
cassava and corn dough ready for cooking
  • Add a teaspoon of salt to mixture if you prefer
  • Place pot on fire until it boils
mixed dough on fire
  • Use akpledatsi (kitchen paddle) to knead mixture to prevent dough forming lumps
  • Knead until it’s smooth and thick
stirring banku on fire with paddle
  • Add water if it gets too thick
  • If it’s well cooked, dish out into polythene rubbers
well cooked banku
  • Keep in ice chest to keep warm
packaged banku into ice chest and plate

Notes

  • Thick mixture changes color when banku is well cooked
  • Stir harder when it gets thicker to prevent lumps
  • Lower the flame of gas stove or remove firewood as mixture changes color to prevent it from burning
  • You can dish out directly into plates without polythene rubbers

Ghanaian Groundnut Soup

groundnut soup

Image source: GHMaggi

This is a staple African cuisine but is also eaten in East Asia and the United States.

Preparing this food means you have one of these foods on mind.

Serve with:

Bankubanku
Rice ballsrice ball
Plain/Coconut Ricerice
Fufufufu

Ingredients

  • 2 medium onions
  • 5 medium cloves garlic, divided
  • 1-ounce fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 1-pound meat (cow, goat, chicken, turkey)
  • 1 hot chili pepper, such as Scotch bonnet
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter/paste
  • 1 whole smoke-dried fish, such as tilapia, salmon, herrings
  • Kosher salt
  • Seasoning cubes

Instructions

  • Wash and rinse meat thoroughly
  • Chop into desirable sizes and place into a saucepan
  • Add seasonings and salt to taste
  • Blend onion, garlic, ginger and pepper until puree
  • Pour blended mixture over meat and allow it steam (stir to avoid burning meat)

  • Pour the groundnut paste into a clean bowl/blender and add moderate amount of water
  • Mix until smooth then add your tomato paste
  • Pour the groundnut paste mixture to a separate pot and allow it simmer for about 5 – 10 minutes
  • When oil form on top of groundnut mixture then it is ready. Turn off heat and set aside

  • Mix groundnut mixture with moderate water and then pour it over your steamed meat
  • Stir thoroughly
  • Wash and add your smoked fish bay leaf. Adjust salt too
  • Allow to cook for 20 minutes
  • Serve hot

Notes

Keep stirring your groundnut mixture to avoid getting a burnt soup!

Foods Guys Love

coconut rice

Coconut rice is fluffy, tender and lightly sweetened and also delicious.

Coconut rice is enjoyed in many regions around the world, especially in tropical areas where coconuts are grown.

While he is busy wrapping up his assignment on Saturday afternoon, you are kissing cooking utensils and ingredients making him: Coconut Rice

How to Make Coconut Rice

Ingredients

  • 2 cups any perfume (Jasmine) or local rice
  • 1 cup water/ coconut water
  • 1/4 canned unsweetened coconut milk (optional)
  • 1 tbsp salt

Instructions

  • Pour water or Coconut water into sauce pan
  • Set it on fire
  • Rinse rice in cold water
  • Drain it
  • Pour in rice into boiling water
  • Add coconut milk (optional) and salt
  • Place the pan over medium heat
  • Stir in rice
  • Cover the pot tightly with the lid
  • Continue cooking for 15 minutes
  • Remove the pan from the fire and let stand 10 minutes, covered
  • Serve it hot. Garnish with toasted coconut flakes
  • This rice is delicious alongside curries, soups, stews

Notes

  • You can use White or brown rice to make this recipe
  • You can store cooled l in the refrigerator up to 5-6 days, or in the freezer up to 1 month
  • Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop with a little oil or water until warm

Sobolo

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Image source: The Vaultz News

Spend some time to prepare this drink recipe a day or two to weekend. Freeze it, then, Sunday after church, bring it on.

Depending on his preference, serve with biscuit, cookies or raw.

Sip with care, look into his eyes with smile.

How to Prepare Sobolo

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Hibiscus leaves
  • 1 1/2 medium-sized ripped pineapple
  • 1 cup sugar (any quantity of choice to taste)
  • 3 grains of Hwentia, cloves prekese (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons of Pineapple syrup (optional)

Equipment 

  • Saucepan
  • Knife
  • Blender
  • Chopping board
  • Fine mesh strainer
  • Glasses to serve

Directions

  • Pour in Hibiscus leaves into a large saucepan
  • Then add enough water to cover up
  • Place leaves soaked in water on fire under high heat
  • Wash pineapple with vinegar if you have, to clean it.
  • Peel pineapple and ginger
  • Chop pineapple fruit and set aside
  • Add the pineapple peels and hwentia, cloves or prekese to boiling leaves
  • Allow it to boil for 20-30mins
  • Strain leaves with colander (use your clean hand to squeeze out juice) and separate the drink from the cooked leaves and peels.
  • Blend pineapple fruit and ginger until evenly smooth
  • Pour blended juice into the sobolo drink and stir
  • Let the drink to cool down completely before you add in your sugar (until desired sweetness) and pineapple syrup (if preferred)

Notes

  • You can preserve sobolo by adding lime juice or storing in freezer
  • You can add some apples (or watermelons), orange rind slices to garnish your drink
  • You can store the cooked Hibiscus leaves in fridge for in case you want to reuse it

Ginger and Cream Sandwich Cookies

Ginger and Cream Sandwich Cookies

If you need a help with what to serve with your sobolo drink, check this out.

Yields: 80
Total Time: 2 hours 0 mins

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 2 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup plus 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 tbsp grated peeled fresh ginger

Orange Buttercream

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature (1 stick)
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tbsp heavy cream

Instructions

  • In medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt
  • Using an electric mixer, beat butter and 1 cup sugar on medium until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in egg, molasses and ginger
  • Reduce mixer speed to low and gradually add flour mixture, mixing until just incorporated (dough will be soft)
  • Cover and refrigerate until firm enough to handle, about 1 hour
  • Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper
  • Place remaining 1⁄2 cup sugar in small bowl

  • Working with 1 sheet at a time and keeping dough covered, roll 1⁄2 teaspoon dough into a ball and then roll in sugar to coat
  • Place balls 1 inch apart on prepared sheet
  • Freeze until firm, about 15 minutes. Repeat with remaining dough
  • Heat oven to 350°F. Bake, rotating sheets halfway through, until cookies are puffed and set, 8 to 10 minutes
  • Let cool on sheets 2 minutes, then, slide paper with cookies onto wire rack to cool completely
  • Make Orange Buttercream: Using an electric mixer, beat butter on medium speed until creamy, 2 minutes; beat in orange zest
  • Reduce mixer speed to low and gradually add confectioners’ sugar (sifted); beat in heavy cream

Originally published on Good Housekeeping.

Delicious Slimy Okro Meal

okro stew

On a cool evening, prepare okro stew and hot akple, set table under a quiet tree where only two of you could see eye ball to eye ball.

Refuse to let stew and the akple spill all over your hand, gently swallow and exchange balls as well.

Isn’t it romantic?

Ask again!

Follow the guidelines. It is easy and you won’t forget the taste.

Okro is a vegetable known in French as gumbo while in US its called Okra.

Okro is a source of dietary fiber, minerals, and vitamins and a low-calorie vegetable.

Vegetables that you can add to prepare slimy okro meal.

  • Kontonmire
kontomire
  • Gboma (Spinach)
gboma
  • Ademe (Sigli)
ademe
  • Garden eggs
fresh garden eggs

You can choose varieties of protein to prepare your meal.

  • Goat/cow meat
  • Fresh fish
  • Cow feet
  • Salmon
  • Tuna
  • Wele
  • Chicken/turkey
  • Any dry fish of choice

Ingredients

  • Okro/okra quantity depends on individual preference.
  • 4 pieces Garden eggs (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda/kanwe
  • 200 mls red palm oil/vegetable oil
  • 3 pieces medium-sized onions
  • 1/2 pieces of ginger/garlic
  • 3 medium size fresh tomatoes
  • 4 pieces bell pepper (kpakposhito)
  • 1 piece salted fish(optional)
  • 1 pound cow feet/chicken
  • Herrrings/crab/tuna/salmon
  • 1 pound wele/crabs
  • Salt/ seasoning cubes

Instructions

  • Wash okro and garden eggs
  • Chop okro and garden eggs into smaller pieces
  • Put chopped okro into a clean saucepan, add water to cover
  • Add baking soda or kanwe (helps make it slimy)
  • Cook it for about 8 minutes
  • Set okro aside when soft
  • Wash your meat thoroughly

  • Chop meat into sizes and place in a cooking pot
  • Add salt and seasoning cubes, add a little water and place on heat
    Cover it with lid and allow it to boil
  • Chop and blend onions, ginger, pepper and garlic until smooth
  • Pour the blended mixture into pot and allow meat to cook until soft. Here you can add your crab and wele if using
  • Pour some palm/vegetable oil into a saucepan and place over medium heat
  • Sliced onion pieces and add to oil
  • Add salted fish

  • Cook for about 3 minutes
  • Wash tomatoes, chop and add to the sauce
  • Cook until soft
  • Add your steamed beef, boiled crab and wele to the mixture
  • Add herrings or salmon if using
  • Stir and leave it to cook for about 10 minutes
  • Pour into the mixture your cooked okro and stir thoroughly
  • Add salt to taste

Notes

If you like okro stew less slimy, cut into larger chunks and also avoid baking soda or kanwe.

You can serve okro stew with:

  • Akple
  • Banku

And if you are thinking of some light drink with your delicious okro stew and akple with your partner, pineapple ginger smoothie is the best choice.

Pineapple Ginger Smoothie

Pineapple Ginger Smoothie

Image source: Ventray

Here is another drink to think of. Soon it will be Christmas, it is time saving to just get to a grocery and pick a pineapple ginger drink home.

What of impressing your boyfriend or husband by learning 123 steps below to make your own pineapple ginger smoothie in few minutes to spice up the Xmas romance?

Sister, the choice is yours!

If you are ready let’s get going!

Homemade Pineapple Ginger Smoothie

pineapple ginger drink

Photo by Jugoslocos on Unsplash

To add a spicy sweetness in fruity smoothies, I love adding in fresh ginger root which I’ve peeled and thinly sliced.

Ginger in smoothies helps treat upset stomach and nausea.

Research shows it aids digestion and saliva flow. Studies found that taking ginger could ease nausea and vomiting in some pregnant women

Ingredient

  • 1 cup fresh pineapple, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 inch piece fresh ginger, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt (optional)
  • 1 cup pineapple juice (optional)
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • For garnishing (optional)

Equipment

  • Blender/food processor
  • Knife
  • Chopping board

Instructions

  • Blend all ingredients together in a blender until smooth.
  • Place in fridge and serve later

Note
Some uses banana in this recipe for much thicker smoothie

You can add ice cubes to blend ingredients if you are serving it immediately

Originally published on Kitchen Delicate

Seafood Spaghetti

Yields:4 servings
Prep Time:0 hours5 mins
Total Time:0 hours30 mins

Ingredients

  • 12 oz. spaghetti
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 lb. scallops, patted dry
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan, plus more for serving
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped parsley, plus more for garnish
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon

Instructions

  • In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook spaghetti according to package directions
  • Drain and return to pot
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter
  • Add shrimp and scallops and season with salt and pepper
  • Cook 2 minutes per side, then transfer to a plate
  • To skillet add shallot and garlic cook until soft and fragrant, 3 minutes
  • Add milk, broth, Parmesan, tomatoes, and parsley and season with salt
  • Simmer 3 minutes more, then return shrimp and scallops and toss until combined
  • Squeeze with lemon juice
    Add cooked spaghetti and toss until fully coated
  • Garnish with parsley and serve with Parmesan

Originally published on Delish

Cherry, Chocolate, and Buttermilk Scones

chocolate

Photo by Mathilde Langevin on Unsplash

Valentine’s day would be a perfect time to consider bringing the chocolate love home.

“Studies have shown that chocolate contains theobromine, phenylethylamine (PEA), anandamide, and cannabinoids, which are similar to the mind-altering components found in the drugs ecstasy and marijuana.”

“And PEA has a similar effect on the chemistry of the brain to what we experience when we fall in love.”

David Lebovitz

18 Medium-Sized Scones

Ingredients

  • 1 cup [140 grams] all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup [140 grams] cake flour
  • ¼ cup [50 grams] sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest

  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) [115 grams] unsalted butter, cold
  • ¾ cup [90 grams] dried cherries, sweet or sour
  • ½ cup [60 grams] miniature chocolate chips
  • ½ cup [120 g] buttermilk
  • Cinnamon Sugar for Topping
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C)
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Lightly flour a work surface
  • In a large bowl, mix the flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and orange zest with a wire whisk
  • Cut the butter into ½-inch (1.3cm) cubes and add to the flour mixture

  • Using the paddle of a stand mixer or your fingers or a pastry cutter, cut the butter into the flour mixture
    until it is a fine texture and looks a little like cornmeal with evenly dispersed chunks of butter
  • Stir in the cherries, chocolate chips, and buttermilk, stirring just until the moment the dough becomes wet and sticky
  • Turn the dough out onto the floured work surface and pat it into a 1-inch (2.5cm) thick circle
  • Cut the circle into 8 wedges

  • Mix the cinnamon and sugar together on a small plate
  • Press the top of each wedge heavily into the sugar mixture and place the scones evenly spaced on the baking sheet with the sugared side on top
  • Bake until firm to the touch on top and lightly golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes
  • Serve warm

Ten Reasons Chocolate Is Better Than Sex

  1. You are never too young or old for chocolate.
  2. Good chocolate is easy to find.
  3. You can ask a stranger for chocolate without getting your face slapped.
  4. The word “commitment” doesn’t scare off chocolate.
  5. You can make chocolate last as long as you want it to.
  6. You can safely have chocolate while driving.
  7. When you have chocolate, it doesn’t keep your neighbors awake.
  8. You can have chocolate even in front of your mother.
  9. You can have as many different kinds of chocolate as you can handle.
  10. You can have chocolate at work without upsetting your coworkers.

Originally published in “The Great Book of Chocolate. The chocolate lover’s guide with recipes.” By David Lebovitz.

What Should I Do to Impress A Guy

“The meaning of life is learning how to give and receive love” Dr. Ava Cadell.

Men are ever willing to love their partners but they also desire to receive love back from their loved ones.

If your wish is to impress your guy, then, you are a woman with a good heart.

The question then is, are you busy giving everything to your man but he seems adamant to your efforts? If so, try these hands-on recipes.