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