Friday, 21 October 2016

Brown Coconut Rice

If you've been following this blog for a while i'm sure you'll know by now that brown rice is far better than white rice nutritionally. This simply means that compared to white rice, brown rice still has it's nutritional content intact. Unlike white rice which is polished completely to refine thereby destroying over 67% of it's vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and dietary fiber, brown rice is only dehaulled to remove just the outermost layer thereby preserving the main content. 

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

First bank food is art fair - Photos from the event (The Highlights)

Over the weekend on the 15th of October 2016, First Bank held it's very first food fair at Freedom Park, Lagos. The 3 in 1 food fair themed ‘The Art of Food Photography + Street Food Fair’ brought together food lovers and those in the food business to encourage startups.

Friday, 14 October 2016

Nigerian food and weight gain or loss

For most Nigerians, eating is a pleasurable experience and you really can’t blame anyone for wanting to eat more than required. The way our foods are organically grown and cooked is guaranteed to give anyone a form of exhilarating pleasure. By piling up tasty meals dense in calories and flavor to nourish the body, the inner mechanism of the human body responds to this in different ways hence the classification below. Here's a reasonable analogy that best explains the reason why.   

Friday, 7 October 2016

Wara chicken bread roll

If you've been to the northern part of Nigeria, the name wara wouldn't be an unfamiliar term to you. It's also not uncommon to find wara sellers, mostly fulani women hawking pots of white wara in street corners. Simply put, wara is locally made cheese which is commonly sold in parts of the country where there's access to fresh milk.

Monday, 3 October 2016

DS TV: How to bleach red oil (palmoil)

Bleached oil is one of the basic ingredients used in the preparation of meals like Obe ata iru, Ayamase and a host of others. Here's a quick video showing how it's done. 

Kitchen notes:
• PLEASE BE WARNED! Heating Palmoil above it's smoke point (Bleaching) is a very DANGEROUS process which requires the skills of an expert. NEVER OVERHEAT PALMOIL OR IT WILL "CATCH FIRE" (erupt in flames) which would result in serious BURNS.

Friday, 30 September 2016

'In Nigeria, you can have a naira and a dream' -- CNN

This week’s African Start-Up, airing on CNN International, turned its focus to an entrepreneurial success story from Nigeria. The programme meets brothers Seun and Seyi Abolaji, who set up Wilson’s Juice Company in 2010 with just $5.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Healthy Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Banana oatmeal pancake is a very healthy breakfast meal or snack you can make with mostly natural ingredients and fruits. To sweeten this pancake, i used a combination of banana and honey with no added sugar (at all). You can make this healthy pancake for kids to take to school or health conscious people who are on a diet i.e those who want to lose weight or diabetics. Just in case you didn't know, oatmeal is a great way to add fiber and nutrients to your body first thing in the morning.

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 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.