Monday, 27 March 2017

Fried pepper & onion sauce with pomo

Fried pepper & onion sauce with pomo is a tasty sauce which you'd find mainly sold by street food vendors (just like ata din din). It's a very quick and simple sauce i love making especially when i want to prepare something different from the regular stews and sauces everyone is used to. During preparation, the pepper isn't pureed till smooth. Also, adding onion to it tends to reduce the fiery nature of the pepper so by the time the sauce is ready, the sauce ends up being moderately hot. Here in Nigeria, Fried pepper & onion sauce can be taken with just about anything such as roasted/ fried or boiled yam, white rice, potato, fried/ roasted (boli)or boiled plantain e.t.c.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Monday, 20 March 2017

How To Make Coconut Flour - Gluten free flour, Nutrition.

White coconut flour
One of the reasons why i love whole fresh coconuts is because no part of it goes to waste. I must admit, in the past, processing coconut to me just meant drinking the juice for its amazing health benefits, extracting the milk for coconut rice, using the hard shell for DIY crafts but throwing away the by product which we refer to as "Chaff".

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Nigerian Chicken Pepper Soup

Chicken peppersoup is a tasty spicy soup made with chicken, herbs and a host of local spices. It's a very watery soup which is usually served as an appetizer or main dish when paired with other dishes such as rice, agidi/eko or yam. Just like the other variations of Nigerian peppersoup such as Assorted meat peppersoup, Catfish peppersoup (point and kill, Ukodo, Egusi Pepper Soup, Ji mmiri oku, chicken peppersoup is a very simple yet versatile dish which can be prepared in various ways. 

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Watermelon Citrus Sangria

Are you having a fun and casual get together with friends pretty soon? Well i guess i've got the perfect solution to your cocktail worries. If you've never had sangria before then you're in for a very nice treat. It's a tasty alcoholic beverage made with a combination of wine and tropical fruit. Originally of Spanish origin, this cocktail punch is bound to liven up your party. 
For this particular recipe, i used a combination of watermelon, orange and mint since they're in season. You could add your own variation to it to suit your taste like adding more seasonal fruits or more wine. Enjoy!

Thursday, 2 March 2017

30 Popular Nigerian Snack Recipes

Hi there! So i decided to go through a list of popular snacks we enjoy here in Naija and i just couldn't come up with a favorite from the list. I mean, they're all good and all but picking the best out of the whole lot could be a really daunting task. In no particular order, here are the top 30 Nigerian snacks on my list. 

Friday, 24 February 2017

DS TV: Types of Assorted Meat

Get to know the types of Assorted meat used in cooking. Happy watching!
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Monday, 20 February 2017

Beef roll ups with ugu filling

It's no secret that beef is a big part of the Nigerian diet. We practically use it for most of our cooking in soups, stews, main dishes and so on. One of the ways we enjoy beef is by mincing the beef as i did here and here or cutting it up into chunks and cooking as shown here, here and here or slicing it up as shown here. But have you tried rolling it up? This is a really new and nice take on how to prepare beef which i'm sure you'll love. It's got a leafy vegetable filling and can be paired with rice, yam, potato, beans and just about anything. Enjoy!. 

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Homemade Irish Cream Recipe

Starting the week with this boozy drink and It's been a long time coming! I'm a real lover of sweet liqueurs and one of my favorite is Irish cream. If i were to describe why i love it i'd say i love it because of the smooth creamy taste especially when its really chilled. I really love the store bought versions but i figured i could get more for the price of one in terms of quantity and quality if i made it at home and i definitely love the result. Plus, with the homemade version, i get to determine how sweet, creamy and alcoholic the drink would be.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

How to get ridged food shapes (Zig Zag)

Are you hosting a get together or party? Make it super fun by giving your meals a very nice ridged shape. I recently came across this zig zag cutter and i found it extra useful in giving meals that extra unique look. You could try it with fruits, vegetables and even pastries. I got it at the local market for just 200 Naira only and at the end of this post is a picture of the cutter. Here are some few ideas to get you started.

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Chicken stir fry

I must admit, i'm just a simple girl who loves simple things like listening to the radio, watching movies and eating out. Good isn't it :). There's only one little problem with eating out, it gets really expensive as time goes on. I must admit though, eating out helps me get my experimental mojo back on especially in my kitchen.

Monday, 30 January 2017

Food Profile: Broccoli

Broccoli is a calciferous vegetable which looks like a mini tree. It's quite notorious as a vegetable which children all around the globe always leave unattended to on their plates due to the slightly bitter taste. Let that not fool you, broccoli is one of the healthiest vegetables in the world. Other vegetables in the same calciferous family as broccoli include; Kale, Cauliflower, Turnips, Brussels sprouts, cabbage e.t.c. 

Monday, 23 January 2017

Egusi Pepper Soup Recipe - Seafood Version

Light soups are very common in the riverine areas and one of a very vast number of such is this unique soup. Egusi pepper soup locally known as "Ovwowor ikpogiri" or Iribo eralie ikpogiri is a tasty local delicacy from delta state and is especially popular among the Urhobos. It's simply light egusi soup made with a blend of local spices used in preparing peppersoup.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Broccoli & Carrot Stir Fry

Broccoli and carrot stir fry is great way to add life to a simple meal. This combo is packed with the most nutritional punch of any vegetable. Apart from being nutritious, it is also easy to make. What i really love about this meal is the way the flavors from the carrot and other veggies masks perfectly the slightly bitter taste from the broccoli. 
Broccoli is rich in vitamin C and vitamin K with considerable amounts of B vitamins and manganese whereas carrot which is well known for its rich source of beta-carotene and fiber is also rich in vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, vitamin B8, folate, potassium, copper, and manganese, pantothenic acid and iron. For this recipe, i steamed the broccoli a little to help the seasoning penetrate better but if you want to keep the crunch, skip the boiling part and just move to stir frying for a quick side dish.

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Chicken Shawarma (Pita chicken wrap)

Hi everyone! It's feels like ages since i first put up a Shawarma recipe...jeez!! It's been "only" three years but it feels like it was just yesterday that post went up. I must confess, I've been having shawarma take outs more often so i guess that's one of the reasons why i never settled to put together a post on chicken sharwama. Thank goodness i've got that settled now i'm back in my zone.

Saturday, 31 December 2016

Reader favorites of 2016 by dobby

Hey hey hey people!!! It's that time of the year again where we get to reminisce on your favorite posts of the year. As a custom on the blog, new years eve is a time to take a look back on how far we've come by going through the posts i enjoyed making and you enjoyed reading during the course of the year. These posts where definitely planted with good seeds and by putting them all together, it gives us an insight on the type of good seeds we should keep planting and the rotten seeds we'd totally get rid of in the coming year :). Want to know what lies in number 1? Scroll to the very end of this post. It's a real shocker i tell you. Now let's get down to business. Happy new year in advance. 

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Irish cream cake with Irish chocolate caramel frosting

It's the holiday season once more people and the holiday baking has begun! Woo hoooo!!! "Literally dancing right hereπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ...lols". During the holidays, i love to bring out my dusty old baking pans, clean them up and put my baking skills to work. Looking back now, i know i really didn't do a lot of cake baking this year 😞 but i did make some iconic cakes such as the black forest cake and the mango semolina fruity cake which you can also try out too even if you don't have an oven.

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Fun, Food and Family at the Fiesta of Flavours 2016 hosted by FirstBank in Partnership with Eventful (Photos)

The Fiesta of Flavours 2016 was indeed a feast of food, hosting different delicacies from continental to oriental and even local street food. It was not just a feast of food and recipes but one of glamour and celebration as families, friends, celebrities and prominent personalities were all present to share in the joy and a great start to yuletide celebrations. 

Monday, 19 December 2016

Pecadomo Recipe Challenge: Banana Orange and Pineapple smoothie

Last Pecadomo Recipe Challenge: Monday 19th December- Friday 23rd December,2016
Banana orange and Pineapple smoothie made with Peak evaporated Milk. The yummy blend of fruits and milk will certainly keep you full and nourished. 

Here is what to do to take part
 in this challenge:

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Herbed grilled yaji chicken breast

It's a few days to Christmas and i've got lots on my mind. One of the things bugging me at the moment is how i'm going to plan my Christmas menu around other events i have scheduled for this season.