PANCAKES WITH CORNED BEEF SAUCE

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Ingredients

Pancake mixture:
1 Cup All purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup Milk
Sugar
1 Egg

Sauce:
1 Onion bulb chopped in rings
1 can of Corned beef
2 Fresh peppers
2 tomatoes

Preparation pancakes: Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Whisk egg into milk. Pour the flour mixture into the wet ingredients and whisk until lumps are gone.
Heat a large non stick pan over medium heat, and coat with cooking oil or butter. Pour 1/4 cupfuls of batter onto the pan, and cook until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip with a spatula, and cook until browned on the other side.

Preparation for beef sauce: pour a little cooking oil of choice into pan, add onions, stir, add tomatoes and pepper, go easy on salt or knorr cubes(seasoning of your choice) as corned beef are already salted. Stir for a few minutes and set down.
Servings: Serve with pancakes.

SMOKED FISH PUMPKIN SAUCE

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Hello,
I have been so out of touch lately and everyone has been clamouring for a new food post. so will be dropping more yummy meals for us to try.
Ingredients

Freshly rinsed Pumpkin leaf chopped
Smoked Atlantic mackerel fish popularly known as Titus fish in Nigeria (shredded beef or chicken optional)
Dried shrimps/ prawns
3 tomatoes chopped
3 red peppers chopped
Onion sliced in rings

Preparation: place sauce pan on fire, add cooking oil of choice(palm oil), add onion rings, add curry powder(if using vegetable oil), add tomatoes and red peppers and stir till water dries up, add smoked fish and shrimps, add seasoning(knorr cube), stir for a few minutes, add pumpkin leaf taste for salt, add a little and let simmer for 2 minutes and set sauce pan down.
Serving: serve with Rice or boiled yam.

Hope you get it right. would love to hear your feedback how it turned out.CIAO.

I LOVE FOOD

 

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hmm! who here doesn’t love food? lol guess not as much as I do. I enjoy cooking as much as i love eating them. I have a friend and every time I visit her blog, i feel like eating up the site. I don’t eat everything I see, but I love to sample new foods and then try them out myself. sometimes when you follow food blogs, their recipes, sometimes consist of  ingredients that you sometimes find difficult to get, reason been that over here in Nigeria, we enjoy eating more of our traditional African food.

so finding the right supermarket to cater for your ingredient list might be difficult. I have heard people say we don’t have enough dishes to choose from, what else do we have? apart from yam, rice, beans, garri(cassava) or plantain. But I disagree. we have a lot of soups, veggies and variety of dishes to choose from. I always love to say “Food is Art”. Even if we have four types of dishes, there are many ways you can spice things up to make it different all the time.

I would be sharing with you very soon, some of our local foods prepared with ingredients that are easily accessible and affordable. I will also be introducing, the various ways you can eat your popular staple food rice and a host other food. I invite you to join me on this yummy journey.Ciao

NO CARE

Imagine a world where no one had to worry about anything, you wake up, take a bath, eat meals throughout the day, sit in front of the television all day,probably nap in between without going to work, not thinking about paying bills,what to wear, or how to make sure your bank account doesn’t run out of cash. hmm! impossible right?

When I watch my son, I wonder why adult life is so complicated. The little fire-ball as I like to call him sure knows how to keep busy. In fact watching him meet his milestones was simply amazing. The day he took his first step was definitely the best day of his toddler life. All he thinks about is walking all over the house until exhaustion drives him to sleep. He doesn’t have to worry about anything, all he’s accustomed to, is mummy changing diaper, feeding him at intervals even when he hasn’t cried out for food, worry if that cough is the flu or not, waking up at night to check on him and make sure he’s very comfy.

In as much as we cannot  be served like children, we definitely can learn one or two from the lifestyle of a child. We shouldn’t be  irresponsible adults idling away because we want to live the life of a child but we can adopt the “No worries” attitude of a child. we definitely can bring a balance into our lives by not worrying about everything. like they always say, worrying doesn’t get anything done. it only aggravates our health and can lead to life threatening diseases.

If you find yourself worrying, then you need to off load those things. Try fixing the problem, if you worried about your finances try to budget more, or if it’s about your career try updating yourself,make sure you are still relevant to be well positioned when a better opportunity presents itself. But above all these, my greatest cure pill for worry is PRAYERS. I can’t tell you enough how it has helped lift heavy burdens off my heart.

when everything becomes so overwhelming, and have exhausted all therapy to get them fixed, i bow my head in prayer, and i feel an instant peace within. i feel refreshed to tackle everything. I have a fresher perspective and I become ecstatic like my DS (Dearest Son) who is always eager to discover new things around him, full of energy, having no care and doesn’t mind moving items one hundredth times even after have told him not to.

 

Okonjo-Iweala, Ibori and Oke: Good, Shame and Hope

I stumbled upon this blog and figure I should share this with you, the world is indeed filled with the good, the bad and the ugly, this is such a story and most touching of all is the story of Hope for us Nigeria, with the Story of Okeoghene who had diabetic foot and Nigerians arose to help put a smile on his face, indeed! this is a feat worth celebrating.

Nigeria is indeed a great nation with good people and we must awaken to the good in us and express our passions to the fullest. it’s a call to put all the negativity about our nation to shame. Please don’t be in a hurry click the link below and make sure you scroll below to watch the video about Okeoghene, Nigeria’s story of hope.

click d link below for full story

Okonjo-Iweala, Ibori and Oke: Good, Shame and Hope.