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

LAGOS GRILL & BARBECUE FESTIVAL 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.

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Food Profile: Mountain apple a.k.a Nigerian local apple

I remember while growing up, we were usually surrounded by lots of trees. Each compound usually had different types of trees planted. As as sport after school hours, when the fruit ripens on the trees, my friends and i would climb these trees to pluck the fruits. We read lots of Adventure books back in the day so it was quite easy for us to fit into imaginary scenarios concocted in our heads.

Monday, 14 March 2016

Green Pineapple Cucumber Date Smoothie

Does the thought of adding leafy green vegetables to your smoothie make you feel like puking? Don't worry you're not alone. To me it did at first until i stumbled on a documentary on an 80 year old woman who looked like she was 50 something. When asked what the secret to her youthful look was, she said has been thriving on a 100% low fat raw vegan diet for over 25 years.

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Monday, 7 March 2016

Asun - Spiced Goat meat

Hi guys! how was your weekend? Hope great. Mine was funtastic!!! i made asun at home which i served alongside banga rice and it was "da bomb". If you haven't tried it before now, you're really missing alot. The smokey spicy flavor of the meat is definitely what makes it irresistible. Asun, a popular favorite in the western part of Nigeria is one sure attraction you can't miss at parties especially in the small chops section. Asun which simply means "smoked" in yoruba language is a spicy bite sized appetizer made from smoked/grilled or roasted goat meat. It's usually served mixed with pounded or ground pepper and can be classified alongside other finger foods. what more can i say...here's how to make it at home. 

Sunday, 6 March 2016

DS TV : Watch How To Make Abacha Ncha from the scratch

In this vlog you'd learn how to make Abacha Ncha "African Salad" from scratch. CLICK HERE for recipe
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Friday, 4 March 2016

Catfish stew recipe - How to make tasty catfish stew

If you enjoy cooking with catfish (check out catfish peppersoup), then you will definitely enjoy this mouthwatering stew. Cat fish stew is a tasty delicacy you're sure to love. The flaky nature of this white fish makes it a favorite for most people. For an intensely rich flavor, i used palm oil for this recipe as done in most bukas but if you want a healthier version, you could use soya /groundnut or Olive oil. The result would be a delicately flavored stew with a healthier amount of calories. Have you ever wondered why it tastes like a million dollars when you patronize bukas and why it tastes bland when you prepare it at home? I have and today i'd be teaching you how to prepare cat fish stew buka style right in your homes.

Monday, 29 February 2016

Abacha African Salad Recipe (Abacha ncha with Ugba)

So i woke up with a huge craving for Abacha and i decided to make it.....i really should learn to say no to these cravings sometimes. I've done a post on Abacha in the past with fried fish alone but this time, i decided to make a video instead especially for those who'd love to see first hand how it's done.