Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Blueberry soya milk smoothie

Recently, i've been following my younger brother's fitfam and body building journey especially when it comes to things he takes before and after workouts. Most of his diet comprises of shakes, smoothies, carbs and high protein meals. One of his favorite is the blueberry soy milk smoothie. This is a delicious healthy smoothie you can take in the morning. it's packed with nourishing vitamins your body needs for a great start. 

Friday, 9 October 2015

Aki na ukwa

No i don't mean the popular comedy film staring osita and chinedu, i mean the food from which the name of the movie was gotten. These days once aki na ukwa is mentioned, the first thing that comes to mind is the movie but in reality, the name goes way beyond the movie.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Food profile: Tamarind (Tsamiya)

Tsamiya is one of the widely used spice-condiments found in the average northern Nigeria kitchen.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Cat fish pepper soup - Point and kill recipe

Happy Independence day and happy new month everyone! Well, well, hope you had a wonderful celebration like i did. Most people said it wasn't as bubbly as it used to be due to the budget cut but i guess a change has finally come to our dear country. Here's how the day went down for me; i woke up early in the morning to watch the independence day speech by President Muhammadu Buhari then headed to the market to get fish for cat fish pepper soup a.k.a point and kill. The name point and kill is a popular name for this dish and was coined from the fact that when you go to local restaurants or bars to order for this delicacy, you'd be taken to a fish pond to select the fish you want. To select, you point at the fish and it would be brought out of the water and killed. Next, all you have to do is relax for about 20-30 minutes for the cat fish pepper soup to be prepared. Cat fish pepper soup is a tasty and healthy delicacy prepared with local herbs and enjoyed by many. Here's how it's made...

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Groundnut soup "Ihewewe" Recipe

Once upon a time i was one of those that felt groundnut, tomato, pepper and a host of other ingredients was a horrible soup combination. Well, that was long before i tried it myself. Not only was i blown away, the whole family was blown away too by the wonderful taste. Regrettably, i just made a small pot that day and had to go under the pouring rain to the market to get ingredients for a whole new pot of soup the next day.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Nestlé Nigeria Factory Tour (photos) - Take a sneak peek on street foodie waka.

Hi guys,

How are y'all doing? Hope good! Today, i'd be bringing you pictures from the maggi factory tour that occurred recently. Even today, i still feel the euphoria from the wonderful tour. Is it just me is there something about food factories that keeps one excited. The last time i was in a factory, i was a lab worker making beer, spirit and malt, this time i was more like a tourist in a food factory which made it even more exciting. 

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Isi ewu recipe - How to make isi ewu (Sauced goat head)

If you're tired of watching your hubby go to Isi ewu joints (restaurants) with his friends during the weekends, not to worry, i've got the perfect recipe with step-by-step pictures on how to prepare the authentic isi ewu right at home to destroy those plans while you pocket that 2,500k they willingly give to the isi ewu sellers. Here's is an unspoken secret; no man both old and young can resist isi ewu.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Kanjika - Nigerian jello like sweet

Yes! this is a refined version of Eko or agidi and it's known as kanjika. Kanjika is a tasty jello-like sweet made from fermented corn starch and coconut milk. It can be eaten alone as a snack or soaked in milk, just the way eko is soaked. The best part is, you could give it any shape, colour and flavor you want to. I used a heart shaped mold for the kanjika in the pics and also 3 basic colors; red, blue and yellow although the coloring part can be skipped. It's really easy to make and kids would also love to take part in the fun. 

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

KTQ 3 Outdoor Grill Team Challenge

The search for Nigeria’s culinary best continues and in this episode, the top 10 contestants were faced with an outdoor grill challenge at the Freedom Park, Lagos.

The task was to create a fun fare day with good food and great service for 100 guests which were fans from social media and also celebrity judges. They were to create a good meal complemented by a grill item and dessert.

Kwado recipe- How to make Kwado

When reminiscing some boarding house chronicles, one meal that should ring a bell is Kwado. It was one of those meals we ate when we were so broke while in school and couldn't afford a real decent meal. Times like that meant we had to get creative with whatever we had available to get by....In came kwado. I mean, who didn't have garri or sardine available stashed somewhere in a locker. About 3-6 people would gather around one little bowl of kwado like it was the tastiest meal in the world..lol!
Kwado is a cold meal made with from a mixture of dry pepper/yaji, mashed sardines & oil, onion, kuli kuli and sometimes stock cubes. It's mostly prepared by BROKE boarding house students with no option of getting a decent meal :D. What do you call this in your language?

Friday, 4 September 2015

My face when dobbyssignature gets featured in a film :D :D :D

Whoop! Whoop!!!...i'm so excited at the moment. It's not everyday your work gets featured in a film. I feel so humbled cos this says to me; "Psst!...babes.. lots of people from different parts of the globe read dobbyssignature so you've got to take this a notch higher". It really feels good to know that this blog appeals to not just Nigerians but also people from different parts of the world "Doing my shakiti bobo moves". I've been working tirelessly on a project lately which explains my mia moves (No Sleep, No Rest) so this comes as a breath of fresh air and it smells so so damn good :D. 
Thanks alot for the feature and credit aleeka ;). View the short film after the cut....

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Boli (Roasted plantain) - How to roast plantain at home

Boli served with obe ata din din and roasted Barracuda fish. 
When you love something so much you ensure you have ample supply of it at all times. This is one of the reasons why i decided to grow plantain on a small portion of borrowed farm land. Usually, i harvest the plantains while it's still green so it'd ripen over a specific period of time. I never had issues with my plantain trees until recently when i noticed most of my ready to harvest plantains disappearing from the trees.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Domino’s Pizza Nigeria celebrates NATIONAL PIZZA MONTH!

Domino’s Pizza Nigeria celebrates NATIONAL PIZZA MONTH! This is to mark the brand’s 3rd year anniversary in the Nigerian Market. The brand is giving every Nigerian a chance to win gift vouchers worth =N=10,000 all through the month, as well as enjoy other celebratory goodies. 

Friday, 28 August 2015

Gbegiri soup recipe (Beans Soup) - How to make Gbegiri

Way back during my secondary school days in badagry, the worst punishment a student could get was to be sent to the kitchen to help the cooks out in cooking for over 7,000 people or to do farm work. Once in a while, i'd often find myself in the kitchen doing the dishes or peeling beans skin for gbegiri or akara. Don't look at me, it was always by accident of course else i wouldn't have gbegiri skills in my recipe book..lol.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Acha "Fonio" pudding

Hey friends! Today i want to share with you my newest early morning cereal. Since it was introduced to me by my very good friend makuo (Hi siraj :D), i just can't seem to get enough of it. It has a nutty flavor and tastes very much like ground oats. I am still making variations of this meal as sometimes i add groundnuts, raisins or cashew nuts to it alongside milk.

Friday, 21 August 2015

Tuwo Shinkafa - Rice meal swallow

Behold the king of swallows in the northern part of Nigeria. During my stay in the north, i don't remember a week passing by without eating tuwo shinkafa and any soup of choice. Tuwo shinkafa is a popular northern "swallow" made from soft mashed rice.It's usually made with a locally grown short grain rice popularly known as tuwo rice. This is the preferred choice because tuwo rice tends to get soft quickly which makes it easier to mash up. It can be served with soups such as; Miyan taushe, Miyan kuka, Miyan wake e.t.c.

Monday, 17 August 2015

Afang Soup (Efik style vegetable soup)

Here's a little Confession: I haven't made Afang in nearly two months before I started thinking about this post. I've been making Edikaikong, Abak Atama , Okazi but not afang. I only decided to make afang because i was getting tired of cooking edikaikong all the time. Now i'm like, WHAT WAS I THINKING?  One thing i've noticed whenever i make vegetable soup is, i never get to reserve some as everyone always seems to want more. This is one soup you can never go wrong with. 

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Ewedu soup recipe - How to make ewedu soup

Ewedu soup is a tasty Nigerian soup popular in the western part of the country and indigenous to the yorubas, a popular ethnic group in Nigeria. It's a mucilaginous and very slimy draw soup made from jute leaves, also known as ayoyo or saluyot leaves (corchorus olitorius). In the average yoruba home, ewedu isn't served alone. It's often served with stew or gbegiri and accompanied by either Amala or Eba (Garri). Personally, i enjoy eating ewedu with peppered buka stew garnished with sharki, fuku, pomo and accompanied with soft amala....Yum!.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Ekana Gowon - Gowon's finger

Let's take a trip down memory lane to a time when women of today were girls and men of today were boys. A time when noodles was non-existent and homemade meals & treats were common. Whenever i think about the good 'ol days, lots of things come to mind. From playing in the sand, to sneaking out to buy forbidden sweet treats such as Baba dudu, Balewa, Coconut candy, Tanfili, Sisi pelebe and definitely Ekana Gowon. I remember buying as much as 10 of this locally made sweet for as low as 1 naira back then. Looking back now, i guess my curiosity was inborn. The history of this sweet is unknown but from what i gathered, it was made popular after the Gowon/Ojukwu biafran war hence the name. It's known by different names such as; hanjin legidi, Ekana dinka, Tsugba dinka (nupe), Ojukwu finger (igbo). What is it called in your native language?

Friday, 7 August 2015

Chicken suya recipe - How to make chicken suya at home

I love love love chicken suya. What's not to love about it! Chicken, groundnut spice,fresh tomatoes and onion is the perfect combination. Add chilled drinks to the mix and you're ready to "parrrraaaayyy" this weekend :D. Yesterday, i made chicken suya for the fam and the compliments haven't stopped pouring in. Apart from filling the whole place with positive vibes, it also gave the home a wonderful aroma. I doubt if there's anyone who gets tired of suya, definitely not me.