Ground­nut, black soup re­minds me of my child­hood days – Li­borous Oshoma

The Punch - - FOODIE -

What is the first thing you in­gest in the morn­ing?

I take wa­ter first be­fore any­thing, prefer­ably warm wa­ter. Then I take my break­fast much later. Though it is ex­pen­sive to get a healthy meal, I try to eat the ones that are af­ford­able such as cu­cum­ber, fresh crunchy toma­toes and other such things. One needs to learn to eat healthily.

How many meals do you eat in a day?

I eat two or three times daily. As an adult, you can’t just eat as you please; one needs to eat well in or­der to live well. I usu­ally have fruits as my break­fast, and then I eat a heavy meal for lunch. I go very light for din­ner as well.

Be­fore now, my favourite food was rice, es­pe­cially jollof rice. But now, my favourite food is eba and seafood okra. I like my okra gar­nished with panla fish, bonga fish, ponmo, prawns and other seafood.

I try to watch what I eat but I am not the type that starves be­cause I want to lose weight. The high­est I do is to en­gage in ex­er­cise. I skip meals but not to starve my­self.

I am very good with food. I cook for my fam­ily a lot be­cause I like to ex­per­i­ment with food. I like to add value to food by giv­ing it a dif­fer­ent touch.

What foods do you avoid?

These days, I avoid sug­ary foods like cake. Also, I avoid beer and other al­co­holic drinks. I can hang out with friends for five hours and take just wa­ter. Also, I snack on ba­nana and ground­nuts in­stead of pas­tries.

What is the strangest food you have ever tasted?

That would be tuwo shinkafa and the soup, miyan taushe. I hadn’t eaten it be­fore un­til I went to Abuja two weeks ago. I don’t eat things that are strange to me. Even when I travel out (of the coun­try), I try to eat only what I know. I don’t or­der strange meals. I am to­tally African with foods.

you child­hood

That would be ground­nut and black soup. I grew up in the vil­lage with my grandma and those were our spe­cial del­i­ca­cies. Any­time I want to re­mem­ber home, I pre­pare ground­nut and black soup. I even once com­bined the two.

I eat right. I am not so in­volved in many phys­i­cal ac­tiv­i­ties; so, I don’t eat like a brick­layer. Peo­ple should learn to eat that way. I also ex­er­cise a lot.

What is your favourite food? Have you ever been on a diet? Do you have any food al­lergy? What foods me­mories? bring How do you main­tain a healthy life­style?

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