Information On Blog Content
Easy Reader Guide
Arewa Cafeteria blog features have been carefully designed to make your reading experience worthwhile. In this guide, I have explained features or items found on the blog to help you get the most benefit.
All recipes come with a name and picture. Click on the name or picture and you will see the full recipe page. If the recipe has a group (e.g. dinner, low-fat, Kiddies etc.), the group name will appear by the recipe name.
Below each recipe you find items such as:
Cooking time: This shows both the preparation and total cooking time for the recipe. It does not include time before onset of cooking e.g. shopping time.
Cooking temperature: low heat, medium heat or very hot. Where necessary, I will suggest real cooking temperatures for a recipe.
Serves : This indicates how many people you cook the recipe for. By default, all recipes are one serve, except otherwise stated. One serve in this instance refers to daily calories requirement of 2000 calories for a 70kg adult.
If you need to prepare a recipe for more than one serving, simply multiple ingredients to give the desired serves.
Difficulty level: Easy, medium or hard. Easy level requires little skills, technique and time. While hard level needs a good amount of skills, knowledge of technique and time.
Like count: This is a heart-shaped icon. Click on it to like a recipe.
Recipe feature further classifies recipes into:
Low budget: recipes that could be made with less than 500 Naira per serving. Please note that this amount may not always apply, depending on value of the Naira at the time of buying ingredients. A picture of 100 Naira note shows this feature
Quick: “Quick” is subjective and depends on how long you mean by quick. In this blog, quick recipes are those ready in less than 30 minutes. A clock picture shows this feature.
Spicy: I use spices in many of my recipes and I do not assume all readers love spicy foods. Again, some recipes for adults are also good for kids. So, I urge you to use hot spices for kids recipes with great caution. Very spicy foods discourage kids from eating and enjoying their meals. A picture of red pepper shows this feature
There is Ingredients list with every recipe. Each ingredient comes with an amount (or some description of measure) to guide you. Please note that the quantities of ingredients used for recipes on this blog are precise estimates and not 100% right (and I did not intend they are exact). Many factors can affect accuracy of these measurements e.g. weather, measuring item, human error etc. Use your discretion to further guide you in the measurements.
Some ingredients have an (i) attached to them. This shows more information on the ingredient. Click on the (i) and view the information.
Sometimes ingredients in lists as groups. Grouped ingredients means you need to prepare together before the next step in the recipe.
The Direction section shows you step-by-step how to prepare a recipe. each step is separate for easy understanding. Name of the step (i.e. what you prepare at that step) is also included. You may find pictures of steps to further illustrate how to prepare the recipe.
In many recipes I add “Special Note!” as the last step. This is when I give cooking tips, special dietary, nutritional or medical considerations about the recipe. Please read and understand these special notes.
Here you will find information on type of nutrients contained in different ingredients and their nutritional value. You may also find more information on medical implication of some foods, e.g. allergies, intolerance, etc.
Health And Nutrition Information
The aim of the health tips and nutritional information sections of this blog is to educate and urge you to inculcate healthy eating habits and healthy life style.
Portion sizes or servings per person are not perfect estimates- they are approximations to guide your calorie intake. Some ingredients have preventive functions while others are helpful in alleviating or improving chronic disease conditions.
The health or medical information so provided is NOT to substitute for treatment of any acute illnesses but to improve your health and well-being.Please consult your doctor or healthcare provider on suitability, eligibility or otherwise, for you to eat any of the foods, or use any of the products or techniques suggested on this blog.
Search For A Recipe Or Ingredient
You will find a search box below the recipe information. You can search for a recipe or ingredient by writing the name in the search box. A search box is also found at the top right of the blog and on the side bar.
With every recipe or post comes a list of words (tags) at the right side of the blog (the side bar). These also help you to search for recipes or post with similar ingredients or content.
Related Recipes or Posts
A list of recipes with similar ingredients or other common features is found at the end of each recipe. Related posts are also found at the end of a post.
Comment On A Recipe Or post
Make comment on each recipe or post by clicking on the comment icon. You do not have to register to comment on a recipe or post.
Bookmark A Recipe Or Post
You can bookmark a recipe or post. You do not have to register to bookmark a recipe or post.
Review A Recipe
Review a recipe, rate it and send photo of your own recipe (optional). You have to register to review a recipe.
Share A Recipe Or Post
Share recipes or posts with friends and family by clicking on the social media icons. Share icon (with a + sign) pops up automatically when you click on a photo. Click and choose a social media icon to share with. Sharing buttons are also found below each recipe or post and at the top right,side bar and the foot of the blog. You can also email or print recipes or posts.
View and share blog content using the Instagram feed and Facebook page found at the sidebar and footer of the blog. Follow the blog on Instagram and like the page on Facebook.
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I hope you find this guide helpful. You can contact me if you have questions or suggestions on this guide or other issues related to the blog.