Suya Spaghetti Stirfry

I know… suya everywhere… I’m not obsessed, I promise.

This delicious spaghetti recipe is very dear to my heart as it was one of the first dishes I made that my brothers really loved when I started to cook for my family. I was new to managing the affairs of my family’s palate and belly Continue reading

Yaji Tortilla Chips

Chipsssss! Crunchy crispy chips… Kra kra kraaawnnn😂

I enjoy eating crunchy chips and crisp. Plantain chips, potato crisps; how I loved Pringles as a child! However, I usually preferred the spicy options; I still do Continue reading

Smokey Jollof Rice

 

Smokey jollof rice. Party jollof rice.. Bottom pot jollof…

If you have ever eaten authentic jollof rice served at Nigerian owambe, you know what this  jollof recipe is about. Sooooo, there is a popular opinion that only jollof rice made from firewood cooking yields excellent result. This recipe will show you how to debunk that myth in the comfort of your home Continue reading

Cabbage suya wraps

Wraps are one of my favourite things to pack for lunch- they are super easy and quick, and I can just throw in my favourite ingredients under wraps. My go-to flavourful tortilla wraps and suya shawarma would make any guests happy anyday. Continue reading

Mince Suya Shawarma

Shawarma. Shawarma. Shawarma… 

Shawarma is a Middle Eastern dish made of thinly sliced meat roasted usually on a vertical spit or rotisserie while turning slowly. However, most people now refer to shawarma is the entire tortilla wrap with meat, vegetables and sauce filling. It is such a delicious meal for any time of the day Continue reading

Yaji Tortilla Wraps

 

Yaji tortilla wraps were live on @dineasroyalty’s Instagram live today for the first time in history ( yes, I have not it seen anywhere else yet- aka copyrighted). I have planned to make this yaji flour tortilla wraps Continue reading

Moist Plantain Bread

How rude I have been to plantain in the past. Wait… don’t get me wrong; plantain is on the top of my world’s favourite ingredients. I love to eat plantain in all of its forms.

Plantain chips has definitely got Continue reading

Quick Homemade Pizza

Earlier today, I made this quick pizza live on Instagram. This recipe is super quick and would be ready in less than 30minutes. With this quick dough, I am not planning to ever bother about waiting for my dough to rise Continue reading

Suya toast

I have now been indoors for over 5weeks. I am praying for the world to get over this pandemic really soon. One of my coping mechanisms has been reminiscing about my favourite memories from many years ago; and recreating them- food of course!

I was in my third year in University when I started blogging recipes on Dine as Royalty; Continue reading

Spicy seafood sauce

One of the things I miss about my one year National Youth Service in Cross River, Nigeria is the fresh seafood. That state lived up to his name (the river part). It was intriguing how freshly caught seafood was in abundance and cheap at that.

I particularly stayed in a local community for months. Here, we knew the time the fresh prawns, shrimps, sea snails Continue reading

Egusi Soup

 

The first time I made Egusi soup, my big brother was speechless! Some days later, my big sister called me to ask me how I made it; apparently the Egusi was disaster! Yes, it was not nice. Don’t you dare blame me… Continue reading

Easy Bread Rolls

Being indoors for weeks because of social distancing has its pecks. However, that means we can’t go get fresh baked breads from the bakeries as often as we desire; because it is best to stay at home for everyone’s sound health. 

While I was growing up, we had a favourite shop that sold bread as it was delivered from the bakery Continue reading

Naija Bruschetta

Bruschetta is a popular appetizer in Italy; usually consisting of grilled bread rubbed with garlic, olive oil, salt, and topped with tomatoes, cured meat, vegetables, cheese among many options. The toppings vary. I have tried the original recipe and totally loved it. So, I decided to take the recipe ‘home’... Continue reading

Plantain Oats Bars

Self- isolating or working from home due to the current spread of coronavirus? Your mind and body is probably still adjusting to your new workspace. This could also mean frequent visits to the kitchen than you would have been opportuned to at work- perks of being at home ;). Potential end to your summer body loading hashtag, oh no! Continue reading

Apple Tapioca

I am yet to find a meal made from cassava that I do not like. Cassava is really versatile; and it is used in many recipes around the world in different processed forms. Cassava is low in sugar and has an almost plain flavour making it easy to infuse your desired flavours into food made from cassava.

One of the blessings this awesome tuber crop affords humanity is this beautiful jewel balls Continue reading

Garri Cupcakes

Garri is crunchy, ready to eat flour granules made from cassava popular in West Africa. Garri is commonly made into an edible dough ball called eba with hot water and a spatula, however it can also be eaten like most cereal- during which milk is often substituted with or added to water.

Garri is a really versatile flour because Continue reading

Okonomiyaji

Balance…

Nothing speaks balance like the perfect blend of sweet and savoury. Personally, I mostly pick savoury food over sweet food but when I find meal that can bring together both worlds in the right flavour… Yes! that’s a winner.

Okonomiyaji is inspired by a savoury Japanese Continue reading

Suya Dirty Rice

Suya is one of my favourite Nigerian street food- it is thinly sliced beef well marinated in yaji and grilled, usually served in outdated newspaper wraps with fresh onions and sometimes other fresh vegetables like cabbage, carrots and tomatoes. In fact, it remains the sole reason

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Mince suya

One street food I miss about Nigeria is Suya! ÂŁ1 worth of suya in Nigeria can make me a meal easily. However, I have found ways to enjoy the pleasure of suya even with the distance… This recipe is one sure and fast way to get your suya experience with no hassle Continue reading

Yaji Syrup

Oh yes! You can have the best of both worlds… Sweet and spicy! Haha😂 This is my newest embrace of flavour balance (why did it take so long for me to realize this good life 🤦- been missing out🙆).

This is the revolutionary flavour for you if you Continue reading

Olu Stirfry

Olu is what the Yoruba people of Southwestern Nigeria call mushroom. Unfortunately, I didn’t like mushroom as a child ( I didn’t like avocados too… imagine!). I was really missing out. Now that I’m wiser 😂, I have found ways to enjoy mushroom wellllllll. Continue reading

Love sliders

If you are passionate about love like me, you probably would have read “The 5 love languages” by Gary Chapman (if you have not, you should get your hands on it ASAP). If you have read the book, I am officially informing you that Food is the 6th love language Continue reading

Yajinnaise

I woke up this morning thinking of how to spice up your Valentine’s Day this year (yes, I love you guys that much 😘). I knew immediately that the perfect sauce you need in your love life Continue reading

Suya Egg Muffins

Spice is back fam 😉 !  Heads up because you are about to be flooded with some new spicy recipes, starting with this suya egg muffins that combines spicy nutty yaji with the flavour of grilled meats. This recipe is a very easy and quick egg meal you can whip up in 20 minutes to accompany breakfast, lunch, dinner or as a snack.

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Bruschetella

Bruschetella is probably the easiest and fastest canape you would ever make! It is simple and yummmmmy- an extra item that would be a major crowd pleaser for your Christmas table this year; you are most welcome 😉

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Ginja Berry

Summer is winding down in England; this recipe should have come on the blog sooner (I know right). It is the perfect ice drink for summer weather. However, I am reminded of the maaany other countries that have summer all year-round… so, let’s get this done anyway!

Ginja Berry- are you thinking what I’m thinking?! Continue reading

Asunboli

Asunboli! Asunboli !! Asunboli !!! Can you feel the rhythm… let’s dance hahaha

This is the perfect appetizer for your next party; or if you are like me and just enjoy wowing your family’s tastebuds… I got you a winner!  It’s super easy with a remarkable flavour. Let’s get real quick into it…

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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!

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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… Continue reading

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!

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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. Continue reading

Naija Burger

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY NIGERIA

In honour of two good old Patriotic Nigerian Citizens- Agege Bread and Suya, I bring You the Naija burger… haha… oh yes! Teamed up with Continue reading

Beans Pancake

FITFAM! Where u at? I gat You!

Ketogenic diet folks! Beans pancake is absolute guilt free- protein pleasure ***winks*** Carbs got nothing on You! Can I Continue reading

Plantain Veggie Stir-fry

Whatever you eat, just add this plantain stir-fry; I mean it, I have eaten this with everything possible- literally! Credit it to my love for plantain; credit it to my love for veggies, credit it to my love for stir-fry… Just come along. Continue reading

Semo Crepe

I have this ‘weird’ lack of appetite for any okele (swallow) that is not made from yam or cassava; I just don’t accept it as swallow, and semo Continue reading

Ofada Jambalaya

You wonder why your folks don’t eat leftover rice, it simply because you haven’t tried this recipe. Ofada Jambalaya Continue reading

Sandwich 7

Hi Hi…

It’s been a whiiiiile…  I sincerely apologize and agree that I owe You an explanation… that aside, I totally can’t wait for You to try this sandwich recipe as your next family breakfast. This sandwich will blow your mind, taste-bud . Continue reading

Ajekusine Rice

Hehe… This is my first right on-spot meal I’ve made this year; trust me, it is the beginning of many more to come. The most interesting part of this recipe is you don’t have to shop Continue reading

Chessy Chilli Noodles

Cheese.. chilli.. kilishi… collabo.

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Sandwich 6

 

I’m sorry, but I can’t promise that the sandwich series will ever come to an end. There are endless Continue reading

Sandwich 5

A sandwich is a food item consisting of one or more types of food, such as vegetables,sliced cheese or meat, placed on or between slices of bread..;says Wiki… whether it’s like sliced bread, bun, baguette, or even Agege bread Continue reading

Fruizza

I confess! I ate the missing piece… Fruizza(*winks** I hope you crack it) is my new way of enjoying Continue reading

Sandwich 4

Yes!

If you are Nigerian and have never eaten bread with efo riro before… chai! you’re missing a lot! Let me confess that I’m not the biggest fan of Continue reading

Fruit Bowl 1

I can’t thank GOD enough when I get hold of different fruits and relish how amazing they taste… all natural! I will be sharing a series of my fruits Continue reading

Sandwich 3

Hello Foodie… Make a wish!…  Continue reading

Sandwich 2

Still on the soundwishes series… here’s our second simple sandwich! Make this your breakfast tomorrow! Continue reading

Sandwich 1

Hello… it’s the first soundwishes series post… and it’s the simplest! Continue reading

Yam Peppersoup

This is a one pot recipe; it’s perfect for this rainy season… think of hot tea.. hmmn… now think of hot flavored soup Continue reading

Oven-baked Potatoes

Potatoes are my favourite tuber food; I can go on and on and on eating this pretty roots without any sense of guilt… fiber Continue reading

Rosella Colada

Hello foodie family!

Dine as Royalty’s  freshest drink recipe is suitable for all ages and diets- Rosella Colada! I really love to name my food recipes; rosella colada came about from the name Continue reading

Macombre

 

Hi!.. Do you remember Hibiscus rice? Here’s her cousin! Rice and Macaroni are somehow somewhere related on the family tree… email me if you want to know how… lol Continue reading

Smoothie 1

Smoothie 1! Because this is the beginning of many others to come. This smoothie is suitable for all ages and diet type, even if you’re diabetic- but of course, you shouldn’t take too much of it. Here’s the simple way to get this beautiful deliciousness… Cheers! Continue reading

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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Yam Pancakes

Here’s another recipe from my yam eureka moment as I worked on my project. What I fancy about this particular recipe is that it got me thinking about my unborn Continue reading

Yam Cupcakes

Guess what?! My school project is on Food Photography; and I’m working on Yoruba yam delicacies. Here’s the thing- after I made a list of the the meals The Yoruba make with yam, I wanted more… then it struck! Continue reading

Green Drink

I believe by now you are aware that I like… love food. I always like to try out new food- almost any food at all- no restrictions whatsoever! In all the freedom of my eating, I have a custom to detoxify my body with Continue reading

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.

I must confess, I thought I was going to gain some weight from  binge eating this  recipe in June Continue reading

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

Caramelized Chips

This recipe is as simple as it sounds… imagine the blessedness of caramel on baked fries; yeah, wake up!>> and smell. Don’t let it burn! Get it out of the oven now!!!

Let’s make this happen straight up! Continue reading

Coconut Brown Rice (Ofada)

#CoconutOfadaRice

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

Coconut Creamed Corn

Creamy slush;

Chewy crunch;

All at once;

Munch a much…

I love the blend of corn and coconut, I eat them simultaneously most of the time 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

So my corn love is still on… I resolved that I must make a soup off this my corn addiction. I have eaten boiled or roasted corn almost everyday since its season began. Amidst other recipes I still enjoy eating corn boiled with just salt Continue reading

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!

Oats Tacos! It’s my first time ever trying this out and I completely loved it. hmmn… Continue reading

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…

Dundun alata is a really simple and fast to make… Continue reading

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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Dine as Royalty

Are you really eating?

I took this photograph because I noticed the ants sucking on this flower; as an ant, it sure is attractive. Eating for me is beyond munching stuff in a plate set before me…

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