Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Madrina's garden egg and kidney sauce

Madrina's garden egg and kidney sauce.
My friend Madrina saw my gizzard vegetable sauce (if you haven't checked it out, find it here ) and she went on to make her version of the sauce. She was kind enough to take pictures and share the recipe with us. Thank you Madrina.

Friday, 6 November 2015

Gizzard Vegetable Sauce

Gizzard Vegetable Sauce

I was going to post this like 2days ago but I had one thing after another and after another to do, but I have found some time in between to share this with you.

Saturday, 31 October 2015

From the lows of Abuse to the highs of Victory

From the lows of Abuse to the highs of victory, as only God can!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Regular, morning or maybe not so regular, I decided to watch The Faith Channel, a Christian Channel on Dstv and after Creflor Dollar came Joyce Meyer and she talked about how she had been abused as a child, abused by her dad. This information alone is heart wrenching. Imagine yourself being afraid of the one man in the whole world that should represent security to you.

She talked about a time when her dad abused her in his car. A police man stopped by and was going to arrest them and she thought, finally someone would save me. Only for her dad to return to the car to tell her that he lied to the police man that she was his cousin and the police man said the only way he would let them go is if he could have sex with her too and her father agreed! Take a minute to take that in. As If it isn't bad enough that a father is having sex with his daughter, he is okay with another man sleeping with her to get freedom for his own sin. She even talked of a time when he took her to a grave side to abuse her, have sex with her. Till this day she doesn't like it when a clenched fist seems to be drawing close to her face.

................But the grace of God! It's able to take us from the lows of lows and set us high up above with kings. With all of the abuse she went through she could have become ruined, drenched in her past, but God helped her to rise above all of it and put her on a pedestal where she could positively influence many people, possibly for generations to come.

Your past is what it is. Your PAST! It doesn't have to define your future. The word and grace of God is available to helps us! Joyce Meyer went on to forgive her dad and the test of that forgiveness came when God asked her to move her parents closer to where she lived. She wrestled with that instruction for a while, wondering why she should do that for people who basically inflicted pain on her. Eventually though she yielded, she obeyed God and brought them closer. Before her dad died he apologised to her, even telling Joyce Meyer's husband that he was a good and gracious man, because he had never tried to hurt him for all the bad things he did to Joyce. He knew many men wouldn't have been able to stand him. He did give his life to Christ before he died and was a good old man in his last years.

Yes God forgives.

Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

God loves us ALL! Let this also be a reminder to you that forgiveness is not just a gift from you to the offender, don't always view it as a favour from you to the offender, see it also as a gift to yourself. To forgive means to also release yourself from the hurt, from the guilt, from the pain, from the shame.

....And Joyce talked about how she had asked herself before why all this was allowed to happen to her and at a point God stopped her in her tracks and told her to stop asking. Often our experiences bad and good can be leverages to our success if we would only look at them that way. Sometimes we go through a thing so that we can better understand people and help them grow out of their own struggles. And so out of the depth of her abuse she rose up to become a solution giver and helper to many people today by the grace of God.

God chooses whoever He will.

1 Corinthians 1:25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
1:26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
1:27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
1:28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:
1:29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.

Don't ever discredit yourself or anyone for that matter.
Just avail yourself.


Friday, 30 October 2015

The Pain of Unshared love

Ever lost something or someone so dear to you that the pain was unbearable and unexplainable? Mama O shares her experience of losing someone so dear. 

Monday, 26 October 2015

My sort of healthy pancake

Good morning diamonds!!!

How was your weekend? Hopefully you feel pumped and refreshed, ready to take on the new week!

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Nim's Game Centre

Nim's games centre is a game and entertainment centre.People come to relax, play games and have fun. We invite you to come check out Nims place with your friends and have a good time. Use the code names Cutie diamond or Classy Africans to get 50% discount on your first game from 25th October to 31st October 2015. 

Friday, 23 October 2015

Chronicles of a jobless graduate 231015

23rd October 2015

Today is day something of me not working and its frustrating. Well I have a part time job but its away from where I live, it's in another state so I basically do correspondence kind of job. Meaning I am not fully able to exert myself as I wish I would have. You see I have an undergrad degree in pharmacy and a master's degree in public health and its been roughly 2 years since I got my MPH degree so I hoped by now I would have been working in a job of choice, but that hasn't happened yet.

I love to sew and I finally learnt how to sew, it is more work than imagined but the outcome is always rewarding. I started making a jumpsuit yesterday and I hoped I would be able to go far with it today, possibly complete it, but NEPA won't let me. Infrastructure in this country needs to become top notch or at least better than it is now so that individuals can run businesses even from home successfully.

So today I didn't get to do what I hoped to do and another jobless day has passed. Sometimes I wish I had taken on a job that I didn't necessarily like but that would have at least had me busy. Perhaps if I did that I would have leveraged on it into another job.
Today though unlike many other days I don't feel as bad because somehow I feel that I am close to a break through of some sort in my professional and business life and I feel like a felt God in a new dimension today. Some of you who have had to look for jobs for a little longer than you hoped may understand what I am talking about or not.

What I do know is staying in the hurt and asking questions and wishing things were better doesn't change things and so I resolve to stay positive , because in the end, as a man thinketh in his heart so is he. Plus dwelling on what could have been changes nothing. what's important is that we learn from all our experiences and use it to make our tomorrow and someone else's tomorrow better.........

Update: The day did end well, I made a 'Fantabulous' Jumpsuit, light at the end of the tunnel, Yes ? Yes! Because I have learnt to celebrate even the little things.

What depth have you crawled out of today?
What thoughts made you feel better about yourself?

Faith A.A.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Wall Art Deco: Faith, Hope and LOVE.

Hello people, 
............been a while. It is always good to take a break nd re group. Hope you have all been good?
I got into some DIY recently and that is what this post is about; simple artsy DIY for your home or office.
The wall in my house has been bare for a while now and I decided it would be great to have something simple but cool that is representative of us and so I set out.

Friday, 29 May 2015

Sesame Bar

Sesame Bar 

Hello diamonds. Enjoying your democracy day I hope? In true public holiday fashion I set out to experiment on food again. I'm happy to report that the outcome was more than 'sweet'. My food tasters (Hubby, Ukay and Cousin-in- laws) loved it. The recipe below. 

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Smiley'z Mobile Kitchen: Tasty Treat@ your convenience

Smiley'z Mobile Kitchen started on the foundation of love, grace and passion. I studied Architecture in the University, but i always had and continue to have a passion for making delicious meals. It is this passion that drove me into starting my Own Mobile kitchen. We know anything born out of love and passion is always exquisite.

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Fruity Pancake by Aidee

Hello. Here is another recipe by my friend Aidee. Read, try and enjoy with a friend or two. 

Friday, 3 April 2015

Golden Lucy 2

Continuation from GoLdEn LuCy

Lucy hails from Kwara State. She had had her higher education in the popular Ahmadu Bello University in Northern Nigeria. Though unexpected, she had been posted to Kogi State, a state constitutionally part of the North. She had hoped to be posted to Abuja (which was still in the north, but an area she was familiar with), Lagos (because she had friends and family there) or Calabar (because, well it sounded like an exciting city). 

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Microwave Cake

Microwave cake

GoLdEn LuCy 1

"Good morning Lucy." Magdeline (also known as Maggie) shouted. "Lucy ooooo good morning." Lucy snapped out of her thoughts and replied "good morning o jare". 
Maggie and Lucy chatted a bit, with Maggie concerned and worried if all was well with Lucy. 

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

.......... This Season and always

Hello people, 

It's been a minute or two. How are you all doing? So it's the season for love or it's it? Well Valentine's around the corner, so I did a little survey to find out what people have to say about valentine as it relates to them. The questions I asked were :

Friday, 9 January 2015

Chocolate pineapple smoothie

Chocolate Pineapple Smoothie

The healthy regimen continues, for today at least.
You can always look around in your kitchen or neighbourhood for what you can easily get your hands on to make a relatively healthy drink. That's exactly what I did. I used what I had at home. 

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Pancake pie/roll

Pancake pie/roll

In the bid to eat healthy, I am trying new food and making modifications to some well known meals. 
It's the beginning of the year after all, the least we can do is try and be healthy and hopefully, see it through to the end of the year. 
Today's dish is pancake roll. Its health factors comes from using wheat for the pancake instead of white flour, there is no added sugar and I used vegetables and minced beef as filling. You could replace the beef with minced chicken or fish. 

Tuesday, 6 January 2015


Reinventing or modernizing African food is something quite a number of Africans are involving themselves in. 

Today's reinvented food or internationalized food is Moimoi. My friend Nabzie (@Nabzie111) tagged me on a post on instagram and that drove me to check out other posts from that IG page. The page belongs to @dooneyskitchen and it is her post on moimoilette that inspired me. The link to that post is found here: Moinlette - dooneyskitchen 

You may want to call it Moimoilette, moizza or beanzza. It has the influence of Moimoi, omelette and pizza.