Saturday, 18 October 2014

How to make Basic milkbread from scratch

Bread is one of the most common staple foods on the nigerian meal table. The fresh aroma of bread baking in the oven is something i always look forward to during the weekends.

Monday, 13 October 2014

Nigerian Chicken Stew (Tomato stew)

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

Dobby Featured in Today's Guardian

              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. 
Love you guys!  

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Taste Off Lagos (Photos from the Event ) On Street foodie waka

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

Ewa agoyin Recipe

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.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

How to make Asaro a.k.a mashed yam porridge

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

Monday, 29 September 2014

Leadership Newspaper Features Dobbyssignature

Back in the day when i was probably 9 or 10, I usually made sure my dad bought a particular Nigerian daily newspaper with a Weekend column for Nigerian recipes.

Countdown to Taste Off Lagos Edition

Taste Off Lagos Edition is bringing together not just restaurants, food and wine suppliers, but a line-up of innovative and interactive programs on cooking and eating designed to educate and entertain.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Ofada rice stew - Ayamashe sauce recipe

Ayamase also known as designer stew is a tasty stew served alongside ofada rice. It's quite similar to the normal ofada sauce "Obe ata iru" except for some slight changes with the peppers used. It's a delicacy which is quite popular in the western part of Nigeria especially amongst the Yorubas. It also used to be a 'best kept secret' by the natives and popularized by Makeshift roadside restaurants popularly known as Bukkas /"Mama-put" but now common in most households. It's prepared with mostly green peppers and assorted meat or fish hence the name designer stew and like most Nigerian meals, it has got palm oil as a base.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

How to cook Ofada rice + Things you didn't Know

Ofada Rice (grown in Mowe Ofada Town, Ogun state, Nigeria.) also known as Abakiliki rice (grown in Abakiliki - Ebonyi state, Nigeria) has it very own unique spot in the Nigerian cuisine table. It's a Locally grown type of short grained brown rice which is mostly sold unpolished and unrefined with part of the bran still intact. Surprisingly, even though it's not as refined as the regular rice and most times abandoned for white rice due to it's peculiar qualities, it's much more superior nutritionally to white rice.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Native jollof rice (Palmoil rice)

Native jollof rice is a traditional Nigerian meal which is enjoyed by many. it's a palmoil based meal which is similar to the nigerian jollof rice but prepared with locally sourced ingredients such as okpei/iru,scent leaves, crayfish e.t.c .

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Cup to gram Measurements

Frequently, i get questions on the standard measurements especially when it comes to baking. i've even resorted to using empty saturated milk cups take most of my measurements since that's what's used as the basic measuring standard cup in Nigeria.

Friday, 12 September 2014

How to make Tapioca pudding with KpoKpo Garri

Whenever you hear KPOKPO Garri on the streets don't be confused, this is because it's simply the one and only Tapioca. I really don't know why tapioca doesn't get so much love as Pap (Akamu/Ogi), as it's absolutely tasty and definitely deserves the same adulation as other Nigerian desserts especially "The Oga at the Top". Tapioca is the white starchy extract from cassava. it's fermented, flaky version is the garri we all know. it's a staple food in some parts of Nigeria and it has a similar consistency with pap, from the way it is prepared to the way it is eaten though its physical appearance looks more like it has got round, clear starch bubbles in itMy first Encounter with this meal was HERE on street foodie waka and i immediately fell in love with it

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Photos from dominos pizza & coldstone creamery grand opening Agungi

Mrs Yanju Olomola, Key Accounts Director, Nigerian Bottling Company & Mr Olushola Adeeko, HRM, Eat N Go Africa at the Grand Opening of dominos pizza dominos pizza & coldstone creamery, Agungi
With the opening of two new stores on the island and on the mainland HERE, the Eat N' Go Africa group decided to give the general public a treat by officially Launching their New stores in grand style.

Saturday, 6 September 2014

How to make Ham and cheese sandwich

Hi everyone!
How're y'all doing? Hope great! Here's a quick sandwich you could make today if you do not want to spend time in the kitchen. Sandwiches are one of the quickest meals to prepare and this ham and cheese sandwich is not an exception as it can be prepared in just 10 minutes.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Emeka Carter Weds Onyinye Chukwuma (Photos + Food on street foodie waka)

Just a few days ago Emeka Onwugbenu, son of Louis Carter Group Chairman, Chief Izuchukwu Onwugbenu and Onyinye Chukwuma, daughter of Chief Innocent Chukwuma, Innoson group of companies chairman got married and i still can't help but gush about everything from the Beautiful decor to the well dressed guests and Yes! The Mouthwatering Foodddddd!!!!!

Monday, 1 September 2014

Ofe Ukazi/ Okazi Soup (Afang Soup)

Yesterday, i came back from the market with my freshly brought periwinkles. For a moment, i thought they were all dead till i came back to the kitchen to find them everywhere on the kitchen walls. The actual thought that the main ingredient for my Okazi soup was crawling away sent shivers down my spine. It took me almost an hour to get every single one that crept away back in place. From that moment, i vowed never to leave periwinkles by themselves Unguarded (Kitchen Tip no!).
Ofe Ukazi "Igbo" or Afang Soup "Efik" is a tasty Nigerian soup which is quite popular in the Eastern & south eastern (Cross river....Akwa ibom) parts of Nigeria. The major ingredient which the name of the soup was coined from is the wild spinach leaf (Ukazi/Afang leaf) "Gnetum Africanum" (View full list of Nigerian leafy vegetables here). It's got a tough (hard) papery glossy texture and is tasteless without any distinctive smell until cooked. Due to it's tough texture, its usually sold pre-sliced in the Nigerian market by the vendors.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Jollof spaghetti Recipe

Jollof spaghetti is a meal close to my heart. i love it to bits not just because it's tasty but also because it's easy to make. This meal always pops into my head whenever i don't want to spend long hours in the kitchen. The name jollof spaghetti was coined from the popular Nigerian jollof rice since it's prepared in a similar way. It could be prepared plain without the additional ingredients listed below but as a Carnivore i actually enjoy mine with anything meat or fish related. If you've got your homemade stock, you could use that in place of water. For this meal, you could also use tinned tomato paste to make it faster or make your own paste from scratch as i did in the recipe below.