Granola

My dear friend asked for this recipe on instagram this afternoon, I could not even imagine that it was not on the blog yet! This recipe is so easy, healthy and very filling- it can be enjoyed with milk, smoothie or yoghurt. Thanks Sis- here you go!

Ingredients 4 Servings

  • Rolled oats quick oats works as well 4 cups
  • Peanuts, Cashewnuts other nuts work as well 1-2 cup
  • Honey agave/ golden syrup works as well 1/2 cup
  • Nutmeg cinnamon, vanilla, mace or your flavour of choice 1 tsp

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 180C for 10 minutes. Mix 1 cup of nuts with 4 cups of oats, 1/2 cup of honey and 1 teaspoon of nutmeg.

Step 2

Spread out mixture on oven tray (cover the tray with foil or parchment paper). Place in the oven to cook for 20minutes; stirring intermittently (every 5minutes).

Alternatively, cook in a frying pan on low/ medium heat, stirring every 3 minutes so the flavour is even and to prevent burning.

Step 3

Allow to cool. You can add some dried fruits. Store in an airtight container. Consume within 2weeks for the crunchiest and freshest gastronomic experience.

Try your granola with rosella colada. http://dineasroyalty.com/2016/05/rosella-colada/

Cheers.

Yaji Potatoes

In Nigeria, Yaji is a renowned spice used for a famous roasted sliced beef delicacy called suya. The flavour of yaji is phenomenal; oh how sensational your tastebuds would feel as you munch on this yaji potatoes- crispy skin, soft yummy on the inside.

Ingredients 2 Servings

  • Potatoes for baking 6 medium
  • Mixed herbs 1 tsp
  • Yaji Spice 4 tbsps
  • Salt to taste tbsps
  • Olive oil 1 tbsp

Step 1

Preheat your oven at 230C degrees for 5minutes while cut the potatoes into eight wedges each ( you can leave the skin on, just make sure to properly wash it). Sprinkle salt, mixed herbs, yaji spice and a tablespoon of olive oil; jumble the potatoes so they are evenly coated.


Potatoes covered with yaji
Potatoes covered with yaji, salt, herbs and olive oil

Step 2

Cover your oven tray with foil or parchment paper. Lightly oil the pan with olive oil cooking spray or use a brush to oil the surface. Spread out the potatoes on the oiled tray and bake for 20minutes.

Yaji baked potatoes

Step 3

Serve hot!

Yaji potatoes with ketchup
Yaji potatoes with ketchup, a slice of ajekusine casserole and fresh veggies.
Yaji potatoes




Yaji potatoes with baked beans, a slice of ajekusine casserole and fresh veggies.

Ajekusine Casserole

This has got to be the easiest breakfast recipe ever. You got some leftover bread, veggies and eggs? Breakfast is ready in a tiny bit!

Let’s Go!

Ingredients 2 Servings

  • Mayonnaise 1 tbsp
  • Eggs 2
  • Milk 1/2 cup
  • Tomato ketchup 1 tbsp
  • Leftover vegetables carrots, cabbage, tomatoes, mushrooms... as desired
  • Salt and seasoning to taste
  • Mixed herbs as desired

Step 1

Pre-heat oven at 230C degrees for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, lightly oil a baking dish, I used a 10 by 6 inches baking pyrex dish. Add 2 slices to the oiled baking dish; trim off any excess to fit the dish bottom. Layer with vegetables, cheese and meat as desired.

Baking dish layered with bread and vegetables
Topped with bell peppers, carrot strips and grated cheddar cheese

Step 2

Mix eggs with herbs, salt, pepper and seasoning to taste. Mix in a dash of milk and a tablespoon of mayonnaise. Add combined mixture to the baking dish and place in the oven for 18 minutes to cook.

Add egg mix

Step 3

Top with remaining two slices of bread (I sliced each size into two to aid serving), dash it with the spoon of tomato ketchup and finish with grated cheese. Return to the oven for 7 minutes.

Topped with bread slices , tomato ketchup and remaining cheese

Serve hot!

Ready to eat
Yum Yummmm

Spicy Mayoup

Upping our game… Hiii!

It’s been a minute… no, a year or two!

I’ve been voluntering with an NGO in a rural community, serving my country, getting married to the love of my life, and relocating from my birth country. I promise you that all through this time, I have been creating new recipes; it has just taken so long to be back to blogging… FORGIVE ME.

Now that I’ve been atoned for. Believe me, I’ll keep the recipes coming! Let’s start with this very easy versatile sauce- perfect as a dip, spread, bake sauce or even marinade.

‘Mayoup’ – You know I love to name my recipes mostly from the ingredients, which means this recipe’s major ingredients are Mayonnaise and Tomato Ketchup. It also means we’re ‘upping’ mayo’s game… haha- with some spice.

Ingredients 12 Servings

  • Mayonnaise 1 cup
  • Tomato Ketchup 3/4 cups
  • Barbeque sauce 2 tbsps
  • Crushed chilli chilli flakes would work as well 1 tbsp
  • Garlic grated 3 cloves
  • Glass jar 1
Ingredients

Step 1

Finely grate the 3 cloves of garlic with a hand grater and set it at the bottom of your jar.

Finely grate garlic with a hand grater
Grated garlic in glass jar

Step 2

Layer each ingredient. Then mix with a spoon.

Layer ketchup, mayonnaise, bbq sauce, crushed chillies.
Mix with a spoon.

Step 3

Serve as desired.

Served with veggies, crevette pawns and warm pita bread.

P.S. I labelled my jar with a plain white paper sticker.

Paper sticker

Sandwich 7

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Sandwich 5

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Macrewa

Macrewa is soon becoming a legend… It was coined out of its two main ingredients- macaroni and ewa (which means beans in Yoruba). This rev came as a result of Obafemi Awolowo University Awo Hostel boys who are renowned to make spaghetti with beans- “Spagewa”. The other reason I like the name is because I need a MacBook Pro like soonest… Continue reading

The Near Tragedy!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Today’s meal was a near tragedy. It was not about the food o… the food was perfect; the challenge was the choice.

While I was focusing on doing something irregular for the new year day meal, I guess I forgot that I’m a real Naija babe. Let me explain, Jollof and fried rice is the regular for Christmas in my house; and Iyan for the new year celebration. In my paradigm shift thinking, I thought we could have something new; I almost shocked myself!

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Veggie Salsa

Salsa only meant a Cuban dance to me till I knew it as a name for Spanish sauce. I noticed a lot of sauces that the Spanish people eat till I thought to create my own veggie sauce; hence I called it Veggie salsa. It is really easy to make, very quick steps and you’ll be eating and dancing… lalala Continue reading

Beans Salsa

I found this patent chili peppers in a local market and just couldn’t look  away. You know what they say about the female gender shopping more than their list, yeah, exactly what I did; because the carrots just seemed soo in love with the chili and ball peppers as I thought of the beans salsa! I really like spicy food, and trust black Cameroon pepper with this; but this time chili got me. So I made this spicy savory salsa for Continue reading

Panwama

Pancake Sharwama…

As much as I like pancakes, I get tired of them too quickly. This brought me to include filling in my pancakes every time I made them.

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Boli Burger

Here goes my food accompaniment of all time being a meal all by itself; haha and in all of its glory! This recipe is to upgrade one of my faithful food lovers- Boli! Boli, which is the Yoruba name for roasted plantain is my favourite way to eat plantain; but then the sound of  boli burger is one of the best things ever! Trust Me…  My love for plantain cannot dwindle Continue reading

Coconut Brown Rice (Ofada)

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Eating Ofada rice was a special thing for me as I grew up because it was cooked only during festive seasons. The smell of it cooking was a good memory and the taste… oh la la; most especially was the special black sauce that was served with it. I just loved this moments… Continue reading

Grilled Herring Fish

Hello Corn, you are still the champ- I promise; Fish is just a side chick, don’t you worry. At this point, I think it won’t be fair of me not to confess that I have been cheating on corn. Even as I have professed my undying love to corn, I have still been eating fish more than four times a week. With due sincere apologies, I think Fish deserves to be celebrated head on Continue reading

Corn Soup

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Corned Spinach

I have made almost a hundred recipes with corn in the past three weeks- but in my head; and each of them was fantastic… lol

I decided to leave the fantasy world and make them come alive… This was my first- Corned Spinach! I really like spinach; I add it in my meals and smoothies, so I thought to try it with corn as is my newest food obsession. My love for corn Continue reading

Happy Maizery!

Happy Maizery is my new way of greeting; I didn’t relocate to Maizery o, it is just my way of felicitating with this corn season.

My love for corn though… I see each kernel as though they were precious stones. I would have tried to bedazzle a black dress with them if they would shine and not rot. You know, they keep me appreciating GOD because they are an array of order as the obediently cling to their cobs in decent rows and columns, each kernel in its position without disturbing the other. Beyond their physical appearance, these beauties are loaded with health benefits. Every bite, crunch, swallow is a nutritious blessing… Oh Heavens! Continue reading

Oated Chicken

Oated Chicken! Yeah, you’ll have to get a big pack of oats because I think I’m beginning to have an obsession with oats; and I just want to try everything using this healthy grains. I’ve been used eating oats as cereals for too many years Continue reading

Oats Tacos

It’s been almost three weeks since I posted any recipe here; and I’m sincerely sorry. I am so soo excited to be back. Let me confess that I’ve made four other different types of oats cookies (recipes coming soon), so I wanted something more than cookies from oats- and it came!

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Oats cookies

Today is National Oatmeal day in America! so I decided to share this oatmeal cookies recipe in felicitation. It has that crunchy outer layer; but softer on the inside. It’s nice to eat and quick to make; and completely healthy.

Crunchy yumm yumm!

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Custard Crepe

Crepe is a lighter form of making pancakes. Using custard in place of flour was quite daring; but then I wanted to know the outcome really. So I tried this for the first time and it came out really really nice.

C’mon let’s dare…

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Dundun alata

I have bought the locally sold outdoor dundun many times and I’ve always enjoyed it. The only challenge is that it’s only sold in the evening where I stay. I wanted it in the morning this day, so I thought of DIY (Do It Yourself). Yeah! Then I had to factor in my love for pepper… I really love the spice pepper gives food; fresh pepper… hmmn…

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Vegetable salad

Vegetable salad is a very healthy to go snack-pack you want everyday… trust me, you can have as many plates as you want without having to think of gaining some excess calories as in the case of junks. It is very easy to make and quick too; there are no restrictions to the vegetables too.

I made about eight plates in 30 minutes. It’s really easy!

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Macaroni and Veggie Sauce

So I realized I was tired of eating spaghetti, then I thought to explore other pasta. Macaroni! This came with mixed feelings because my siblings have never liked it; though I’ve always been indifferent too. I wanted this to be different; so I thought if I made a nice sauce with it, I would totally enjoy it. Guess what? I really did!

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Hibiscus Rice

For the love of hibiscus tea…

I am practically in love with hibiscus tea- hot or cold.

It was Presidential election day and I had no voters’ card so I was part of those who stayed indoors. Just thought to try something new and be part the on-going decision to make a change in the country. This is what I came up with! Hibiscus rice. Really. My roommate was quite skeptical about the colour; she said I was trying to make Gothic rice because of my recent love for purple

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Yam Plantain stir-fry

Today’s photography class was tagged ‘appetizing’. The lecturer had informed us earlier that the subject was food, so I made a list for my course mates so they don’t have to rack memories for ideas since that is what I love to do most. All along I had forgotten I had exhausted the options without picking mine.

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