Y'all know i love baking and i pride myself as a very good pastry chef right. And since Christmas is around the corner, there'd be lots of baking going on during this period. Nothing delights the tastebuds as much as this tasty snack filled with ground beef, vegetables and gravy. It's also one of the most common snacks sold in fast food restautants here in Nigeria. Today, i'd be showing you how to put a smile on the faces of your loved ones during this festive season with this delightful snack. Thanks to the lovely readers who kept bombarding me with questions on why i hadn't done a post on this. The truth is, i totally forgot but you all jolted my memory back and once again i'd like to say a big Thank you.
Saturday, 15 November 2014
I love travelling by bus, not only because of the frequent adventures i get to experience in different states of the country but also because of the frequent stop overs in the states. During these brief periodic stops, we get to stretch our legs, empty our bowels and best of all fill our bellies with more food for the rest of the journey. Whenever the bus stops at Delta State the favorite meal for me is Banga and starch. There, they serve it in this local dish that makes the soup even tastier. i don't know why, but i just can't get enough of it.
Wednesday, 12 November 2014
I've come to a realization that as the days go by, technology keeps improving and making life better for lazy people like me. Gone are the days when i'd spend over two hours washing beans with my bare hands in the kitchen (Say wetin happen??!!). At a point, i even dreaded days when i compulsorily had to make meals like Moi moi Or akara for the fam. It got so bad that i resorted to buying these meals from vendors outside whenever i craved for them to avoid the stress involved in the Preparation.
This method would definitely come as a relief to most people who find the traditional method of washing beans tasking. I've also got the full video on the process below.
Sunday, 9 November 2014
It's no secret that i'm a real food junkie. I love searching for inspiration and trying out new experiences. Yesterday, i went to shop for camera gear at Ikeja with my very good friend and photographer Dolapo of @doa4tografi. After the tiring market waka under the Hot scorching sun, we decided to stop at Kobi's restaurant on our way back home to have lunch and also relax a bit.
Thursday, 6 November 2014
Pineapple juice is Nourishing, tasty and so refreshing. It's packed with loads of vitamins and minerals such as Manganese & Vitamin C which functions as natural antioxidants and help keep your immune system healthy. it also contains an enzyme known as Bromelain which is a natural anti-inflammatory agent and digestive enzyme that helps digest proteins and offer anti-inflammatory benefits. Other health benefits include fighting against stomach infections, indigestion, arthritis, constipation, and sinusitis. To gain the maximum benefits, the fully ripened fruit is the most beneficial one.
Monday, 3 November 2014
Egusi soup (Melon Soup) is Unarguably the most popular Nigerian soup everyone loves. It's quite versatile too as it's prepared by every single tribe in Nigeria though the methods of preparation might differ slightly. No matter how it is prepared, the end result still remains the same good old tasty soup. In the north it's known as Miyan Gushi, in the east it is known as Ofe egusi, in the west it is known as efo-elegusi. It could also be prepared with different leaves such as Ugu leaf "fluted pumpkin leaf", Onugbu "Bitter leaf, Afang "Wild spinach", water leaf e.t.c View full list of Nigerian leafy vegetables here - A different leaf means a different flavor.
One of the reasons why i love preparing Egusi soup with bitter leaf is, with bitter leaf the soup tends to last longer without the taste changing while being refrigerated but when prepared with ugu leaves, it's best eaten within a time frame. Also, bitter leaf makes it fingerlicking good.
Thursday, 30 October 2014
Do you live in canada? Do you need your weekly home cooked meals with that authentic taste? Do you want to make that occasion a great one with mouthwatering Nigerian & continental meals? Then look no further. Afrolems, one of Nigerias top food sites now offers catering services, Food for the week packages and party orders. So if you live around the greater Toronto area and you want to make that occasion a great one with mouth watering delicacies, simply visit www.afrolems.com and place your order.To check out the pricelist, CLICK HERE.
Wednesday, 29 October 2014
A few days ago, i received some packs of Mama Sunday's instant rice to try out. The first time i came across this product was during the Taste Off event held recently. At first, i was in doubt on how the final result would turn out but after giving it a go my notion changed entirely as i was really impressed. Prior to trying it out, i never thought jollof or fried rice could be prepared just as quick as noodles. i'm quite certain lots of people would find this useful especially during rush hours. Easy Meals is definitely the perfect blend of convenience and reliability. No artificial preservatives, coloring or flavors added.
Sunday, 26 October 2014
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Throwing away rotten plantains is as common as buying them. We all know the drill, once the skin gets almost black, it goes into the waste bin and the cycle of buying and throwing starts again. Well, not anymore as i'm about to show you how to turn overripe plantains into a delightful snack anytime.
Saturday, 18 October 2014
Friday, 17 October 2014
Monday, 13 October 2014
Nigerian chicken stew is a tomato and pepper based stew which is used mainly as a compliment to dishes such as rice, yam, potato, bread, plantain and a host of others. For this dish, you can use any type of chicken you have in your house but personally, i love using broiler chicken because it has got more meat than any other type of chicken. If you're a little bit health conscious and you want to keep the fat down, you could take the skin off the meat because that's where most of the fat deposits lay.
Sunday, 12 October 2014
Happy Sunday people! Dobby's Signature is on the spotlight again & this time The Guardian Newspaper Featured me Whoop! Whoop!!
This couldn't have been possible without you all. Dobby's Signature has indeed come a long way and I am optimistic that better things lie ahead.
Find the link below: http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/life-magazine/spotlight/182544-okonkwo-uniting-nigerians-with-her-signature-cuisines
Love you guys!
Thursday, 9 October 2014
I just love going for street foodie waka events because not only do i get to feed my eye's with lots of goodies, i also get to feed my belly too. A few days ago, i told you about the upcoming taste off event HERE and on sunday the 5th of October, i headed to Freedom park with my very good friend after church service for the event. The venue was packed with lots of food enthusiasts from far and near. At the venue, we were given free Vouchers for drinks such as;Lemonade, Beer and water which was quite good. Apart from the food, i was also glad i finally met up with other bloggers including the beautiful Uzo of uzo's food labs, really lovely lady i tell you.The event was also filled with food vendors from across Lagos who came to showcase their wares. Below are some of the pictures from the event.
Tuesday, 7 October 2014
Way back during my secondary school days in Badagry, we always had Ewa Agoyin with Soft Agege bread every Tuesday on the menu. I guess that was were my love for Ewa Agoyin began. The preparation was also something i had to learn unwillingly because back then, whenever we committed a "crime", we were usually sent to the kitchen as a form of punishment to Cook with the Egun Women who were the chief cooks in the school (Most of them were from neighboring countries but had blended into the Nigerian system so well, you could hardly tell.
Friday, 3 October 2014
Wednesday, 1 October 2014
Yam porridge is a staple food in Nigeria but the version which is quite popular in the western part of Nigeria is known as Asaro (also known as Ebe (pronounced eh-beh))and this is due to the method of preparation. The preparation of Asaro is quite simple and needs few ingredients with little or no vegetables unlike the typical normal yam porridge. For the preparation of asaro, you'd need a mixture of blended peppers and regular yam. It's a simple one pot meal which takes little or no time to prepare. It can be served with "Obe Ata Iru", Hard boiled egg or steamed leafy Vegetables.