Saturday, 24 September 2016

Nigerian food time table download - Week 2


Monday, 19 September 2016

Avocado banana green smoothie

Sometimes i forget how much i love green smoothies. Is it just me or does green signify "healthy" and "natural". i think part of the appeal is how super easy it is to make this smoothie. But seriously, i love the flavor especially with the fact that it's packed with a great source of heart healthy fats, nutrients, vitamins, potassium, protein and fiber. I know eating fruits whole is good but taking it as a smoothie combined with other things is pretty much as good if not tastier. it's definitely a win win if you ask me. Now, combining banana with avocado and parsley is what gives this drink it's sweet taste but not overly. Here's how to to make this super easy smoothie.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Efo Shoko a.k.a Efo riro (yoruba style vegetable soup using shokoyokoto)

Recently, i went for a little field work on a clients farm located somewhere in the heart of Badagry. As a food blogger, i get to do lots of freelance field jobs like this once in a while. He owns this very large farm on acres of land where he breeds lots of stuff such as pigs, cows, goats and grows other edibles like maize, tomatoes, pawpaw, pepper, okra, beans, vegetables e.t.c. As an authentic son of the soil, the most abundant type of leafy vegetable on the farm was shokoyokoto.

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Crispy Yaji Chicken Pops

Ever heard of chicken pops? This crunchy golden appetizing snack would be a hit pretty soon on the family or party menu...you can take that from me and say dobby told you so :). For this recipe, i seasoned the bite sized chicken pieces with ingredients you could easily find around the house but you can customize yours with whatever seasonings you prefer. The yaji in this gives it that yummy "Nigerianized" flavor we all love. To give the coating a crispier texture, you could use 1 cup of flour and 1 cup of semolina powder instead of 2 cups of flour. I discovered that semolina gives it that extra crunchy feel in the mouth. 

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Watermelon Martini Recipe - Happy hour time!!!

Hi Everyone! How's the weekend going? Hope good. So today i've got this tasty happy hour drink for you. This fruity cocktail is really easy to make.It's watermelon season and taking advantage of the abundance of this tasty fruit won't be a bad idea at all. Okay before the cocktail purists have my head for lunch, i know...this isn't your typical martini. But due to popular culture, drinks served in martini glasses these days are comfortably called martinis :D. Moving forward, So i had fun making the water melon stirrers also and it was really easy . I used bamboo skewers for the body and non-edible beads for tip. Hope you enjoy making this as much as i did. Need alcohol free recipes, check out these mock-tail recipes.

Friday, 26 August 2016

DS TV: Coconut jerk chicken curry (video)

Is there anything better than a hot tasty curry? Some ingredients & a lil' extra was added ...Voila! The dish was made. The major ingredient used in the preparation of this curry is the jerk seasoning which tends to give it a unique flavor when combined with other ingredients including coconut milk. Happy watching!
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Monday, 22 August 2016

Top jollof recipes to make today


It's world jollof day everyone!!! Whoop! It was quite hilarious when foodies decided that the 22nd of August would be known as "World Jollof Day" just to put this iconic dish on the map and here we are celebrating this iconic dish on this beautiful day. For the love of jollof, i've decided to compile some of the top easy jollof recipes you could make at home today. When it comes to jollof, all you have are endless possibilities as i'm about to show you in this memory juggling post. If you've got jollof ideas, do leave them in the comment section.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Peppered fried rice (with kidney)

When making fried rice, i sometimes feel the need to add pepper and move a little distance away from the norm, skipping a few things and adding a little extras here and there. I've come to a conclusion that when it comes to food, there's really no limit to how it's made. Some may like somethings while others may not. For this recipe which i'm sure you'd love, i skipped adding the traditional liver and used kidney instead. Also, butter was added to the rice which gave it that unique buttery flavor we all love. if i were to start on the health benefits you stand to gain from the lightly cooked veggies, i'd go on and on. I highly recommend trying this recipe for a quick lunch.

Friday, 12 August 2016

Coconut jerk chicken curry recipe

Hi friends! It's dobby, and i'm super excited to be working with Maggi seasoning in this tutorial. As you all know, Maggi is celebrating their 50th Anniversary and as part of the celebration, 50 people were sent Maggi gift boxes filled with different ingredients for the preparation of different dishes to make the celebration more fun. I received a gift box also which was unboxed HERE and in my box, i got some ingredients to prepare "Coconut jerk chicken curry". Is there anything better than a hot tasty curry? Some extra ingredients were added voila! The dish was made. The major ingredient used in the preparation of this curry is the jerk seasoning which tends to give it a unique flavor when combined with other ingredients including coconut milk. Today, i'll be showing you how to make this simple but really tasty curry. To keep updated with more recipes, don't forget to subscribe on any of the platforms above (at the top of the blog banner). 

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

DS TV: Maggi @50 Gift box (Unboxing Video)

So i'm really excited right now and here's why. A few days ago, i got a mail from Maggi Nigeria. It was a really nice e-mail which in summary said i was among 50 amazing influencers of the Nigerian culture and economy that will be receiving the MAGGI Gift Box carefully curated for me to celebrate their 50th anniversary....Yay me!!! Whoop!!*Doing my peeneenee dance*. So i waited patiently for the box to arrive and when it did, it was really heartwarming and i was really ecstatic. Truly, it was a humbling moment for me. Can't wait to show you the special meal i whipped up with the ingredients in the box. Wishing you a happy 50th Anniversary and many more to come Maggi. Here's the Unboxing Video...Hope you enjoy!

Friday, 5 August 2016

R.S.V.P. Lagos: Restaurant Review


Hi everyone! Hope you're gearing up for a nice weekend. Today on street foodie waka we'd be exploring a new place I'm sure you'll love. Not so long ago, i was invited to brunch at RSVP Restaurant and this was hosted by GTBank in preparation for the recent food fair just held alongside several other people and i couldn't help but let you all know how the experience was by doing a review on it since it had a lot to do with food. Eating out, trying new things, seeing and appreciating spaces are one of my favorite things to do away from working

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Introducing MamaOnga – A Helper In The Kitchen And In Life Mamas Helping Hand

Some things never get old, the saying ‘’the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach’’ is definitely one of those. In comes #MamaOnga, every modern day woman’s best friend. A helper in the kitchen, and in life. She exudes confidence in everything she does, she is a confidant, a friend, and the go-to person for all matters of life. She understands the importance of culture and tradition and never ceases to pass the message to all our followers.

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Shredded ginger beef recipe


Cooking beef anytime soon? Here's a fun pasa pasa way to make it really appetizing. It's so tasty and tender, you might never want to cook beef any other way again. I must confess, the first time i tried this was at one of these hip naija restaurants and i fell in love with it immediately. Since then, i've been making it and serving it with potato, rice of different variants i.e jollof, fried, coconut, Yam and a host of others. What makes this stand out is the overpowering flavor of the ginger which you can't help but notice. So what's in this, simply beef, a few seasonings, carrot, cucumber and that's just about it. If you've got tomato, toss that in the mix too and lunch is served.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Easy Homemade Cinnamon Syrup Recipe

How do you like your pancakes? Plain or drizzled with a lil' som som extra on it? For me, just the mention of pancakes gets me thinking of ways to add a little oomph to it. The first oomph that comes to mind is syrup...yes i've got a sweet tooth like that. I also know it's a favourite amongst kids and adults alike. Naija style pancakes don't need any form of syrup whatsoever but when making the classic pancakes you've got to step up your game a little especially if you've got a 5 year old cousin who calls you his sugar peeneenee like i do...lol! Without further ado, here's an easy pancake syrup you could make at the comfort of your home. This is definitely bound to give aunty jemima a run for her money ;). 

Monday, 18 July 2016

DS TV: Watch how to make Afang Soup

Hi Everyone!!! 
Happy new week. Been MIA for just a week but it feels like it's been forever. Sorry about that. Been working offline on the concluding part of a cookbook project but i'm back to work now and i can't wait to let you in on some awesome new recipes and tips to help you in your everyday life. Feels so good to be back on the blog...no more breaks for me. Today i've got a video on how to make Afang soup (Click here for recipe). You see, this soup is so delicious that the chances of storing some of it for later gets very slim once it gets into your mouth. The flavors from the Afang and water leaf combo is just out of this world. Combined with the shelled mfi, you're in for a mouth watering delicacy...This soup slays all the time. Enjoy watching. 
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Saturday, 9 July 2016

Telling the time with Daniel Wellington + Giveaway!!! (CLOSED)

Time management means alot to most people. It teaches how to effectively make the most out of the few hours we've got in a day. It also helps in keeping distractions and unimportant activities in check which in turn helps you become more productive and accomplish more with less effort and time.This is one of the methods we employ here at DS and that is why we're excited to partner with the team at Daniel Wellington today. Infact, this was one of the inspirations for the downloadable meal plan recently published on the blog. To really channel my inner time conscious babe, I thought it’d be fun to share with you few pictures of my newest accessory courtesy Daniel Wellington! . There’s a fun recharge giveaway coming!.....it's down below and for 3 persons only.

Monday, 4 July 2016

Nigerian food time table download - Week 1

Hi guys! Happy new month to you all. i can't believe we're at the second quarter of the year already...How time flies. Talking about time and to start off the month, i've got this easy food time table for download to make your everyday meal planning easy. If you are a busy person, this meal plan would come in handy as well as help in taking the pressure away. 

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Chicken coconut curry with shrimp

This is a really easy and quick recipe you're definitely going to love. Chicken curry simmered in coconut milk with shrimp is one dish i love making especially when i need a quick fix for a sumptuous meal. i'm a real chicken lover while some members of the fam are practically tired of eating chicken. When i first thought about this meal i really wanted to make the recipe solely with shrimp but to be frank, it tasted bland and not well suited for my naija taste buds. So, i had to throw in a few chicken parts and Voila! the taste became impeccable. It's quite similar to Chicken curry and goes very well with rice, potato,yam and vegetables. Let's try this.

Thursday, 23 June 2016

How to make Mkpurusu (Mgbam­­­­)


I remember the first time i tried lumpy egusi soup. It was yummy and i fell instantly in love. That's one of the fondest memories i have of one of my favorite aunties because this was her specialty. She loved making soups with lumpy egusi and had perfected the art so well, even better than anybody i know. Mkpurusu can simply be described as lumpy egusi balls. In the mouth, it makes you feel like you're chewing on some kind of assorted meat whereas, all you've got is this iconic condiment. It's quite popular in the eastern region of Nigeria and is used in making the tasty ofe mkpurusu or added to soups while cooking. Here's how it's prepared

Friday, 17 June 2016

Mango semolina fruity cake recipe

Did i hear someone say; Semolina and Mango? Hell to da No!? Believe me when i say that was the reaction i got from people who were told about idea of mixing both together before they tried it out. A lot of people couldn't get over the fact that mango could be an ingredient in cake making and semolina (what we normally use in making "swallow" for soup) could be used in place of flour. Some few hours later when i gave them slices to taste without letting them know the ingredients used in the preparation, they kept raving about how good the cake was.