Monday, 6 July 2015

Okporo "Prawn" Sandwich

Over the past weekend, i spent the better part of my Saturday making bread rolls for the coming week. That way, i'm able to determine what goes into my food as well as eat healthier. By the time i was done with baking the first batch of bread i had already started feeling off. This usually happens when i'm fagged out and famished. To satisfy my hunger, i treated myself to this tasty low-fat sandwich with one of the freshly made hot bread rolls with chilled zobo drink. Although prawns could be really expensive when compared to other seafoods sold in the market, it's best to start including it in your diet. Prawns are considered to be one of the healthiest foods in the world with an excellent source of high-quality protein and several important vitamins and minerals that support good health such as omega 3 fatty acids and a great way to get iron, zinc and vitamin E.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Draw Soup recipe (Ogbono & Okra Combo)

Have you ever wondered what combining the two most popular viscous Nigerian soups i.e okra & ogbono would result in? Of course this is no brainer as the answer is so obviously draw soup. The name originates from the thick and viscous nature of the combination of both soups. This makes it great when taken with meal accompaniments such as 
Agidi/eko or swallow especially Nni oka.

Friday, 26 June 2015

How to make Nni oka (Cornmeal Swallow)

When thinking of a different type of swallow to go alongside draw soups such as ogbono or okra, the very first option that comes to mind is Nni oka which is known as cornmeal in English. It is made from a mixture of maize and cassava flour. Although corn flour may be used alone without mixing it with cassava flour (i.e Tuwo masara from Northern Nigeria), the real nni oka is usually mixed with cassava to make it stretchy. To prepare for consumption with soup, the maize and cassava flour is stirred into water and mixed vigorously to form a stiff elastic dough without lumps. It is mostly popular in the eastern parts of Nigeria and usually served with Nigerian soup such as Ogbono Soup, Okra soup e.t.c 

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

New Fairy dishwashing liquid impresses the toughest critics

New Fairy dishwashing liquid launched in Nigeria in January 2015, promising to be effective on 100% oily grease, while lasting much longer than best-selling competitors. Recent reviews of the product are agreeing with these claims, and more.
Well-known caterers, bloggers and journalists had the chance to try out the product recently, and were impressed with its efficacy on greasy dishes as well as the mileage they got out of the 500ml bottle. 

Bode Fadeshe, Head of Catering at Wine and Gold Catering services remarked that: 

"Fairy is highly concentrated and washes a lot more dishes and utensils over a longer period than all the dishwashing liquids I have used. Fairy's introduction into the market is long overdue."

Monday, 22 June 2015

Ramadan recipe ideas

It's the month of Ramadan people!!! I love Ramadan season and to be frank, i really can't wait for my sallah meat from my lovely neighbors and friends alike (Make una take note o). Today i'd be giving you meal ideas that would take you through this fasting period.

Friday, 19 June 2015

Don-Ritz Hotel, Events Center & Restaurant (Photos)

Opened in October 2014, Don-Ritz Hotel is an imposing structure overlooking the most popular Udoka Estate in the heart of Awka Anambra state. It has been built with the maximum comfort of the discerning customer in mind. More than just a new hotel, more than just a new conference venue, this is a totally new concept to discover in the Eastern part of Nigeria: 65 luxury suites, premier banquet facilities and meeting rooms. Don-Ritz Hotels is one of the most luxurious hotels and conference centers in the eastern part of the Nigeria.

Monday, 15 June 2015

Shrimp Coconut Rice

The very first coconut rice i made back in the day was a total disaster. I think i added so much water and constantly poked, prodded, turned and flipped it every second. The end result was a soggy, watery and totally tasteless rice. Now, i guess i can proudly say i've come a long way in mastering the perfect coconut rice making skills. Shrimp coconut rice is prepared just the same way as the classic coconut rice although it's by far more interesting and flavorful with all the colorful vegetables and shellfish added which gives it more appeal. To make it more shrimpy, you could simply increase the amount of shrimp you intend adding to it. 

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Cheesy macaroni with Parsley

Macaroni and cheese is one meal you could easy get addicted to. I don't know if my addiction for anything that has to do with cheese is partly to blame for my own addiction but one thing i definitely know is the fact that it's worth every penny i spend in making it. First of all, this meal wasn't baked like the usual way macaroni and cheese is usually made so you don't have to get your baking dish out, which is the last thing I'm in the mood to do whenever i'm hungry. Secondly, adding parsley to macaroni is really not for everyone so it's better to add it sparingly or substitute with something else i.e curry leaf. Here's how to make a quick cheesy macaroni meal the fam would enjoy.

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Dobby's Signature Kitchen Gear Favorites

One of the frequent questions i get on the blog from fellow home cooks revolves around what i use in the kitchen. So, i decided to put together some of kitchen gears i use frequently and if you follow this blog, you'd notice some of the things i use on the list. Also included are links (click the names) to get a clue on how much they cost presently so i don't mis-yarn just in case you want to get any. Without further ado, here goes...

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Fura da nunu nut smoothie

Lately, i've been gravitating towards smoothies especially for breakfast and i feel it's probably because they're quite filling and satisfying. Fura da nunu nut smoothie makes a delicious, healthy breakfast or afternoon snack especially for better living. Yogurt is nutritionally rich in protein, calcium, vitamin D, riboflavin, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12. It has nutritional benefits beyond those of milk. It also contains varying amounts of fat so if you're on a weight loss program it'd be advisable to use yogurt which contains less fat. Cashew and peanuts on the other hand are packed with protein, fibre, essential fats and a whole lot more while millet contained in this drink is rich in protein and high in fiber. If you aren't familiar with what a smoothie is, it's a blended and sometimes sweetened beverage made from fresh fruit, vegetables and sometimes chocolate, peanut butter, milk, yogurt, low fat or cottage cheese, ice cream, lemon water or tea. It's similar to milkshake but has a thicker consistency. If you're trying to lose weight, it's not advisable to take this drink regularly. Although smoothies are mostly vegetable based, they could also be prepared with other ingredients as shown here.