Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Edible Maggots "Akpa, Ordon, Itun, Bayelsa suya"

Edible worms. I got 3 sticks for 600 Naira. 
On my way back from a recent trip to the east along the Delta - Benin expressway, i came across an edible worm seller. You should have seen the way i jumped down from the car i was in to purchase it from the roadside seller.

Thursday, 19 May 2016


Healthy, affordable and at your fingertips…
As a mother,mum we understand that you juggle a lot of things every day, to ensure your family’s well being. Power Oil has gone ahead to create a platform that will give you 1 less thing to worry about. One thing that’s top on the list is to cater for our families and to ensure that they have the best of everything and this can be a full time job. In order to ensure that nothing suffers; convenience, affordability and the well being of our families are top priority.
Knowing that this is key, Power Oil has gone ahead to create a platform that will give you one less thing to worry about… Introducing the Power Oil Online Marketplace. 

The “Food Revolution Day” is almost here and Waje, Chef Eros & British Chef Jamie Oliver have something cooking.

British Chef Jamie Oliver has come up with a way to have the longest ever Facebook Live event as part of his “The Food Revolution” campaign and music star Waje as well as Nigeria’s Chef Eros are going to be involved.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Easy Coconut Jollof Rice Recipe - How to make coconut jollof rice

The iconic jollof has proven itself as the most versatile Nigerian meal to make. From the Classic jollof to native jollof to spaghetti jollof or even agidi jollof.....i could go on and on with the endless list. When it comes to jollof, there's really no limit to how you make it. The coconut flavor in this jollof recipe would keep you going back for more. Even with the inflated cost of tomato in the market, nothing can keep loyal jollof lovers away for too long. I've actually marked the season of tomato drought on my calendar so i could make adequate preparation on how to prepare tomato puree and device means to store and preserve tomato puree before the scarcity period next year because i've noticed the trend especially during rainy season. This year alone, factors for the shortage include the following; the fuel crisis; insurgency; the recent Mile 12, Lagos crisis and viral attacks on the crop. This is definitely more complicated than the usual rainy season reason for scarcity. With that said, hope you enjoy this meal as much as i do. 

Sunday, 15 May 2016

How to start a blog - Food blogging 101

 So you want to start a blog right? And finding the right guidance seems like a herculean task right? Not to worry, starting a food blog isn't rocket science like it might seem like. It's actually as easy as ABC if you've got the right guidance. I can't count the number of mails i get in my inbox asking about food blogging in general so i decided to create this page. Here's one of the mails below;

Monday, 9 May 2016

Classic club sandwich recipe : How to make a club sandwich

I get super excited when i see club sandwich on the menu whenever i go out to eat. Apart from being really tasty, it's also filling and satisfying at the same time. I don't make over the top sandwiches all the time at home but whenever i do decide to make it, i go all out by making a club sandwich. If you haven't noticed, there're only two types of sandwiches; the simple which is easily forgettable and the elaborate which would remain in your memory all day long. This sandwich right here is the type that remains in the memory for a long time to come. A club sandwich is a sandwich layered with toast bread, lettuce, mayonnaise, cheese, bacon, tomato, chicken/turkey. Some variations occur where egg or beef is used also. It's usually served with coleslaw or fried potato chips as a snack. Easiest thing to make at home, and so so delicious. A zillion times more exciting than a sandwich on plain ole bread and butter...Believe me!

Thursday, 5 May 2016

GTBank food & drink Fair - Photos from the event (The Highlights)

If you weren't at the just concluded #GTbankfoodanddrink fair, i'm afraid to say you really missed a whole lot. There were lots of people and loads of fun - the turnout was awesome plus, the venue was packed to the brim with lots of people from far and near, home and abroad. It really buttressed the known fact that nothing brings people together as much as food does. The fair simply gave people the chance to bond over food and network. The GTBank food fair empowered young startups and encouraged people in the food business to showcase what they do. Trust GTBank to deliver, everything was done with a touch of class and excellence. It was really inspiring.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Let's profile the chefs expected at the GTBank food & Drink fair in "MeetTheChefs"(Photos)

We're going to have two public holidays on the 1st and 2nd of May...Woohooo!!!!! Where are you all going to be?. Come May 1st and 2nd, Lagosians will be treated to the finest of Nigerian and intercontinental cuisine as all roads lead to Oniru, Victoria Island. 
The event which is designed to showcase Nigeria’s emerging food industry as well as offer a wide variety of cuisines, will be headlined by two critically acclaimed international chefs - Marcus Samuelsson and Raphael Duntoye. Ethiopian born and Swedish raised, Samuelsson is a James Beard award-winning chef, New York Times best-selling author, and a judge for the highly rated TV show, Chopped. While Nigerian born Duntoye is the chef patron and owner of Le Petite Maison in London, Dubai and Miami.
The GTB Food & Drink Fair will also feature a series of cooking Master Classes covering the latest culinary trends. With that said, here are leading chefs you should expect at the GTB Food & Drink Fair..........

Monday, 25 April 2016

How to make mixed vegetable soup

Recently, there has been quite a whole lot going on behind the scenes here at Dobby's signature - a few tweaks here and there is being put in to bring you the best. Currently, i even feel like i've neglected myself so much but i guess that's expected especially when you work overtime on pet projects...lol! If you've got questions on recipes posted on the blog, be sure to leave them in the comment section and i'd get back to you as soon as possible. Hope you've also subscribed to the blog by putting in your email below so you don't miss out on updates coming up. With that aside, i've got this tasty mixed vegetable soup recipe for you today. Now this isn't the average Nigerian soup which is taken with swallow but a sauce like meal often served as a first course, starter or entrée before a main meal. It may be also be accompanied by soft bread to go along with it. This tasty milky vegetable soup would have you salivating for a very long time to come. Hope you enjoy! 

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Mango banana date pineapple smoothie

It's mango season, we've got dates all year round, pineapple and cucumber every other day so, why not make a smoothie. The inspiration for this smoothie came about while standing in line outside the banking hall waiting for my turn to use the ATM. The April sun was scorching hot and i had about 15 people in front of me.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Vegetable stew with smoked fish

Devoured with boiled white rice, served with fried plantain and left over grilled chicken by the side, vegetable stew with smoked fish is the perfect lunch any day. When thinking of a meal on a budget, an easy dish that comes to mind for me is this stew. To be frank, i spent less than 500Naira on this stew which was made for 5. If that doesn't thrill you in this present economy, nothing else will. Apart from being nourishing, the burst of colors on the plate would tell you it's also fresh as well as healthy at the same time. I took the basic concept of the normal vegetable stew with egg served previously with yam and plantain, skipped the egg part and added shredded smoked fish after removing the little bones in it. For me, everything tastes better with smoked meat or fish....whayahsay :D.

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Room 411 #6: Foodie Updates

On foodie so far, a lot has been going on. Today, i'd be bringing you updates on what our DS Foodies have been up to. Got a recipe? Submit yours today by clicking HERE...

Saturday, 9 April 2016

GTBank Spices up Lagos with Food and Drink Fair - Foodies you can't miss this!

Lagos is set to be treated to gastronomic delights as foremost financial institution, Guaranty Trust Bank plc, announces the first GTBank Food & Drink Weekend. Scheduled for the 1st and 2nd of May, 2016, the 2-day event is designed to showcase Nigeria’s emerging food industry as well as offer a wide variety of cuisines, such that attendees will be able to taste their way around the world. 
<Want to attend the event, Click HERE to register:  . Limited free spaces Available so Hurry NOW!>

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Fruits & Nuts enriched pap (Oats, Kiwi fruit, Raisins, Almond seeds)

Has the thought of adding fruits and nuts to your pap ever crossed your minds before now? Do you also know that the types of food you eat and the amount plays an important role in increasing or reducing your daily energy levels. In fact, did you know that foods high in fat and calories can leave you feeling really tired, since they require more energy to digest? To make better choices and to stay alert all day,you should look more into what you use to fuel your body.

Monday, 4 April 2016

Easy shredded smoked chicken in pepper sauce

This was a quick meal i decided to make recently. I had smoked chicken stored in the freezer for over a week and really couldn't figure out what to do with it. Then the thought of shredding the meat got into my head and in the end i finally came up with this dish. One thing i've noticed is, easy to make meals are usually the types that i usually get raving reviews for all the time. Also, i usually know the meal prepared was a slam dunk once everyone gets knocked into deep slumber afterwards...lol. This was served with Yamarita, hope you like.

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Kunun gyada recipe - How to make rice and groundnut drink

You might think you know everything about drinks in the Northern part of Nigeria but if you haven't heard of Kunu gyada then you're still scratching the surface. 
Kunun gyada is a popular Northern Nigeria drink. It's a gruel like drink consisting of rice boiled in groundnut milk. It is usually served in a bowl and more often drunk alone when prepared thin or eaten like porridge when prepared thick. It may also be sweetened with honey or honey to make a savoury dish. Unlike Kunun Zaki which is made from millet and kunun aya which is made from tiger-nuts, Kunun gyada is made with groundnuts and rice and the end result is usually a sweet and sour drink.

Monday, 28 March 2016

Frejon Recipe - How to make frejon

It's the holy week in the christian almanac and there are certain special meals prepared during this time of the year. Frejon adapted from Feijão, which is the Portuguese word for beans is one of those meals. It's a smooth paste like pudding made of beans and coconut milk. During the Easter period particularly on Good Friday, Christians, mostly Catholics across the world prepare this meal.

Friday, 25 March 2016


The stage is set, as The Grind on its 20th Anniversary brings you the 2nd edition of the Lagos Grill and Barbecue Festival on the 27th of March 2016, all roads will lead to Muri Okunola Park, Victoria Island Lagos for a feast of flavours and a mix of non- stop entertainment and fun. What a way to celebrate Easter Sunday.

Recipes for a Grand Easter

Easter is a time to celebrate, reflect, rest and focus on most important decisions we have made so far and how they affect us. Since it’s a long break, we know the extraordinary women we have in our lives will be eager to cook up a storm for their families and we are all for it! A good way to celebrate this Easter holiday is to treat yourself to a grand feast you and your loved ones will never forget.
No doubt, mouths are already watering at the thought of an Easter feast, even more so those that have had to give up their favorite meals for lent. Well, the time is here to eat to your heart’s content.
There are so many dishes to pick from, however, we have picked two that we are sure will turn your family members to “Oliver Twists” and have them licking their hands, and craving for more. Just to make it interesting Grand Pure Soya Oil is sharing recipes to two yummy dishes to make your holidays last longer.
Happy Grand Easter from your favorite heart friendly oil Grand Pure Soya Oil :)

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Stir fried spaghetti with shrimp

Oh,my! If you have never tried making stir fried spaghetti with shrimp at home, you are on a long thing. This might sound like a very dramatic statement but really, you've just gotta try this. Apart from being so easy to make this is definitely going to work up your appetite even if you are not a spaghetti fan. Unlike jollof spaghetti which features a combination of tomatoes and pepper as the main event, this needs just curry powder for colour + taste and veggies...Yum! The fresher the cooked veggies turn out in the end, the tastier it is.There's this thing i love about spaghetti that doesn't stick together. I guess it makes everything worth it don't you think.