Sunday, 13 November 2016

Footprints on the sands of time

Hello diamonds,

What book are you reading now? I reading Purpose driven life by Rick Warren. I should have read and finished this book a long time ago but .......... Excuses. Thank God for the opportunity to read it now. 

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Note 2: My book gift from the Lovely Anwuli: Woman Thou art loosed by T.D. Jakes

If you missed it, check out the previous related post here

I am sharing some notes from the book, Woman thou art loosed by T.D. Jakes, given to me by my friend, Anwuli. Below are some notes:

Note 1: My book gift from the Lovely Anwuli: Woman Thou art loosed by T.D. Jakes

My lovely friend Anwuli gave me a book, that many of you may have read or not. I enjoyed reading it and I made a lot of notes. Thank you beautiful Wuli.

Every now and again, I would share notes from the book that resonated with me. Here are some:

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Grilled egg washed yam and red bell pepper sauce

Hello diamonds, 

How are you? Its Mid-week, what have you achieved so far this week and what do you hope to achieve during the remaining part of the week?

Yam is a carbohydrate popular in Nigeria. Often it is eaten boiled in water or fried in groundnut or red oil.
I wanted my yam to taste a little different this day, so I grilled it.

Grilled yam

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Mummy's Beetroot, carrot and apple smoothie

Hello diamonds,

Hope you have all been great? It is always a joy to see mummy and I saw her this past weekend. You know mamas are always loaded with the best food, care and love. Mummy I love you and thank you for this recipe.

Beetroot Carrot and Apple Smoothie

Monday, 22 August 2016

Pancake three ways

Pancakes three ways

Hello diamonds,

How was your weekend? I hope you had a great one. I had a nice enough weekend and twice this information which we probably all have heard of before was reiterated to me. CONSISTENCY. To see result in whatever I do, I have to be consistent and so do you. So if you and/or I consistently do a thing that would produce a negative outcome, that is just what would happen, but if we carry out activities that would bring about positive outcome then that's what we should expect. Remember to keep doing what you need to do, be consistent, despite how you feel. That was my weekend lesson in a nutshell what was yours? This weekend I made pancakes and I made it three ways. Classic, Fruit filling and Hot chocolate powder pancake.

Pancake three ways

Friday, 19 August 2016

Liars are thieves: Lying is tantamount to stealing.

A friend of mine was telling me a story of some lady whose husband had basically deceived her. He had a child before he got married to her and he didn't tell her. As if this isn’t bad enough, his family knew about it and also kept it away from her. To add salt to injury his family is closer to the other lady than they are to her.

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Nigerian crayfish and suya stir fried rice

Hello diamonds,

How have you been? Good I hope.

Today is fried rice day! Stir fried, stir fried. Pretty sure quite a number of people have had stir fried rice in one form or the other?
This Nigerian stir friend uses ingredients peculiar to the Nigerian people. Cray fish and suya.

Zobo 'Apple Smoothie

Making smoothie African, making it Nigerian!!!

Zobo is a relatively popular drink in Nigeria made by boiling dry zobo leaves in a pot of boiling water and then straining it when it is cold.

That's the base.

There are however many variations. Ginger could be added, lemon, lime, fruits and flavor. Sugar is usually added when it is cold.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Poached eggs and stir fried spaghetti

Hello diamonds,

How have you been? Good I Hope.

Today's meal is a play on poached eggs and stir fried vegetable and spaghetti. Poached egg, it should typically be cooked to medium level such that the yolk is still juicy and runny but the client was taken into consideration and so the poached egg was cooked all the way through.  

Monday, 8 August 2016

Elvire' s Apple Cake

I have a guest foodie on the blog today, my friend Elvire. Being French, all things fine appeal to her. She made this beautiful fine Apple cake that is simple and easy for you to try out. Find the details below. 

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Plantain Cake

Cakes come in different shapes and sizes. Today we would be delving into the world of plantain cakes. It simple and relatively quick. Read on to see how you can make plantain cakes.

Friday, 5 August 2016

Hot potatoes salad

In the post about concentrated pepper and onion chutney, I mentioned that the next post would be about one way that the chutney can be used. If you have not seen the chutney post, please check it out here

Hot potatoes salad.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Saved from what could have been #gas burn or #explosion. #testimony

This is my #friend's leg, Uche @oochay_ I like her #shoes, unfortunately the different #angles of the shoes are not #captured here so you don't get to appreciate it as much as I do.

But I digress.... This morning, I shared my #testimony with Uche and I want to share it with you. I woke up this morning and got a nodging to do something on my phone but I disobeyed. Later on, I went to the #kitchen to make #breakfast. I turned on the #knob on the #gas #cylinder. I fetched or had fetched water in a pot, I put in my plantain and proceeded to light the #matches. As I lit it I just heard and 'saw' puff. Apparently the knob on the cooker had been on and so gas was already coming out ready for #fire to #marry it. I thank #God that it wasn't beyond what happened today because it could have gone any other way. I could have decided to go wash plate and then #light the matches or do something else and that would have allowed more gas to build up. Maybe if I was attentive to the #morning nodge this would not have happened at all. But one thing Is sure, the #Grace of God was available for me. #God turned what could have been a #mess into a #testimony, #blessing and gave me appreciation for Him anew. Remember to listen to God. Remember to put your gas knobs off on all sides and it doesn't usually hurt to double check.
#stay #prayerful, #obedient to #God and #safe.

I hope you have had a #blessed day too.


Concentrated pepper and onion chutney

I have always wanted to make a concentrated rich pepper sauce that would be ready for use basically any time and I set about doing that. This is a homemade concentrated pepper and onion chutney/sauce that you can easily make #DIY #Chutney #Sauce #Pepper. There is so much you can do with it. #Garnish. #Marinate. Sauce for #carbohydrate or #vegetable. Add to your #pancake mix before frying or even yogurt before freezing. 

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Home-made Honey, popcorn cereal

...... Hello diamonds,

How have you been? Ever had or made a popcorn cereal? No? Yes? Well I did and I want to share it with you as I am a DO IT YOURSELF (DIY) enthusiasts.

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Vantalier's Smoothie

My cousin, professional photographer made this amazing smoothie and she's sharing.

Below are the ingredients you need and how to make it.

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Facts of life: When the purpose of God is not understood.

When the purpose of life is not understood
1. Life ends in regret
2. Life ends as a burden
3. Disaster is inevitable

Thursday, 14 January 2016

DIY: Hand Made Ankara Purse

Hand Made Ankara Purse. 
This is something you can easily do at home planned or unplanned, alone or with your sisters, friends, daughters or nieces. The boys can most certainly join in. 

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Home made Boli and oven grilled tilapia fish

My friend Ibukun had her traditional wedding in November of 2015 and one of the delicacies served was Boli (locally grilled plantain) and a tomatoes-pepper sauce of sort. I was quite hesistant to take it because I was not sure I would enjoy it. Urged by Addurrah (our first fashion teacher) I went on to try it. While I cannot say for certain if this was the first time I had eaten Boli, I can say for certain that I enjoyed it.