The Happy Type One

Low Carb Africa (S2E7 #17)

21 September 2020

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Who is the chef?

Tayo Oredola is a, Nigerian born, US citizen, food photographer, recipe developer and blogger of keto and low carb African-inspired recipes! Tayo began quite sceptical with the keto diet in order to loose some weight a few years ago. But she noticed that her health problems such as migraines, nausea, joint pain and elevated blood glucose levels of a pre-diabetic disappeared. That was when she went full time low carb. Listen to her unbreakable passion for African dishes on the episode!

We also talked about:

her personal health improvement with keto

ideas for making high carb Africain dishes lowcarb

fufu, moi-moi and ogbbono

her family being partially on low carb

    “Going low carb

    turned out to be one of my

    best decisions in life!”

      – Tayo Oredola


    Keto spicy chicken wings
    for the entire family

    Only for a short time available!

    Recipe under “Free Download” on top of this page!

    More recipes

    Wanna know what “Efo Riro” is?

    “Efo Shoko'”(Lagos spinach) or ‘Efo Tete” (African spinach) are the names of the local spinach Nigerians use for this dish.

    Efo Riro is then the final dish, which is a delicious, healthy and easy to make spinach stew.

    It is popular among the Yoruba tribe but variations can be found in other West African countries like Nigeria, Ghana, and Cameroon.

    of Efo Riro

    Made by Tayo!



    8 cups spinach chopped

    200 g goat meat or any meat of choice

    2 cups mushrooms

    ½ cup palm oil or olive oil

    2 plum tomatoes also known as roma tomatoes

    1 red bell pepper

    1 habanero pepper

    1 onion

    ¼ cup water or stock optional

    2 tsp bouillon powder

    2 tsp cayenne pepper

    1 tsp black pepper

    2 tsp ground crayfish

    1 tsp pepper flakes optional

    1 tsp salt or to taste



    1. Blend tomatoes, red bell pepper, habanero pepper and half of the onion together using a food processor.

    2. … full recipe here.

    This recipe serves 8 and contains 5 net carbs per serving.

    Get in touch

    The recipes and photos on this page are by Tayo!
    Read more about her amazing dishes on instagram and her blog:


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