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 here💃💃...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.

Monday, 12 December 2016

Pecadomo Recipe Challenge: Kunu Gyada

Pecadomo Recipe Challenge: Monday 12th December- Friday 16th December,2016
Kunu Gyada made with Peak evaporated Milk , groundnut, and boiled rice with other ingredients is so yum, filling and nourishing. 

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

Friday, 9 December 2016

5 reasons to attend ‘Fiesta of Flavours’ 2016

…Hosted by FirstBank in Partnership with Eventful at Harbour Point, Victoria Island from December 11th-12th 2016.
In December 2015, FirstBank in partnership with Eventful hosted the largest Food & Wine Fair – Fiesta of Flavours and it was such an amazing event with Chef Face-Offs, Street Food, Cooking Classes, Five Course Dinning and so much more. This December, it promises to be even bigger and better! 
Fiesta of Flavours 2016 , a 2-day event will hold on the 11th and 12th of December 2016 at the Harbour Point, off Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos. If there are any skeptics out there, here are 5, out of the million and one reasons, why you cannot afford to miss the Fiesta of Flavours 2016.

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Osicapa (Rice) Milk - How to make rice milk

When it comes to easy and affordable homemade drinks, i guess it's safe to say rice milk would be on the list. Making it at home just feels so natural especially if you need a quick fix for that thirst or even hunger pang. Some people make the thicker version of this, add milk and take it as a hot porridge while some other people make the runny version of this drink, chill it and take it as a cold beverage.

Monday, 5 December 2016

Pecadomo Recipe Challenge: Peak Eba

Pecadomo Recipe Challenge: Monday 5th December- Friday 9th December,2016
Eba made with Peak milk helps to increase protein levels in the meal especially for children in the family.

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

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Home-made Peri Peri Sauce - How to make peri peri sauce

I guess it's safe to say; This sauce is HOT!!! I must admit, peri peri sauce is one of my favorite sauces which comes in handy whenever i need it. It's a fiery extra hot type of sauce made from a blend of peppers you can find around in local markets around you. As a typical Nigerian who loves hot and spicy food, it's not unusual to find jars of this extra hot sauce in my house.

Monday, 28 November 2016

Pecadomo Recipe Challenge: PEAK OMELETTE

Pecadomo Recipe Challenge: Monday 28th November- Friday 2nd December,2016
Omelette made with Peak milk gives you a tasty , light and fluffy omelette, increases the quantity of eggs without the additional cholesterol.

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

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Minced meat stew

Minced meat stew is a popular type of stew made from ground beef. It's simply delicious and is usually served alongside spaghetti, potatoes, rice, plantain and a host of other meals. If you don't have minced meat available or don't have tools to grind your meat as shown below, you could use corned beef for this if you've got that available. This meal is usually a favorite with kids, and most people can't seem to get enough of it. There are a lot of things i love about this stew the first being that it's pretty easy to make. Next, it's really affordable especially with the fact that i didn't spend over a thousand naira for the whole meal for four people which is pretty good. Do give this a try soon and lemme know the outcome. 

Monday, 21 November 2016

Simple whole roast garlic-chili chicken - How to roast chicken whole.

We cook a lot of chicken at our house...mainly because we've got lots of farmer friends who gift out chickens all the time especially when the harvest is good. When you get used to seeing chicken all the time, you also get used to the popular methods of preparation such as boiling, frying or smoking. As the chief cook in the house, these methods have become some kind of routine for me. It's not just a weekly thing; it's a couple times a week at least. This time, i decided to do something different for the fam...roasting it whole. Believe me when i say whole roast garlic chili chicken is a show stopper any day, anytime. For roasting, i prefer using broiler chicken (not old layer) because it's more fleshy and tends to absorb the spices it's coated with better giving it a nice taste once it's done. The garlic and chili combo never fails any day any time. I also love mine with a peppery outer layer so i keep re-coating the chicken while it grills with more garlic chicken marinade......Yummy! If you do get to try this out, don't forget to let us know how it turned out.

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Monday, 14 November 2016

10 healthy food choices for diabetes

Hi everyone! It's world diabetes day today and as a sequel to the previous post, i'd be sharing some important things on diabetes. First i'd start by explaining what diabetes is. 

Saturday, 12 November 2016

DS TV: How to make kunun aya (Video)

This traditional creamy milk beverage is bound to make your day a tasty one.....Happy watching!

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Wednesday, 9 November 2016

World Diabetes Day 2016 - Healthy recipe within.

The 14th of November every year is a day slated to mark the world diabetes day globally in order to create awareness for the ailment which most people are actually going through. Diabetes is a very sensitive topic to me especially since i've got a few close relatives battling the ailment. This is one of the reasons why i was more than happy to join the movement when i got contacted by Afrolems in conjunction with Nigerian food bloggers around the globe to create awareness for the condition.