Month: February 2018

Oil Free Okro Soup

Oil Free Okro Soup

This oil free version of the popular Okro soup is one of my favorite Nigerian Soups to eat especially now that i’m watching what i eat. The taste is amazing and you can’t tell it doesn’t have any oil! It takes less than 20 minutes 

BBQ Popcorn Chicken

BBQ Popcorn Chicken

Who’s ready for an appetiser that is so good and delicious and kid friendly too. This Popcorn Chicken is perfect for whatever you need it for – appetiser, snack, side dish…and the list goes on. It’s Chicken Breast covered in Corn Flakes and BBQ Sauce, 

Shrimp Fried Rice

Shrimp Fried Rice

Coconut Fried Rice

Coconut Fried Rice

I love Coconut Rice! Well…Very well cooked Coconut Rice! Maybe because there’s an abundance of Coconuts in my home state and so we ate a lot of things we coconuts in them growing up. From candies to soups…The cocnut ones are always the best! Okay 

Homemade Bread Rolls

Homemade Bread Rolls

 

I know a few people who grew up baking bread with their mums, it was their favorite past time – Spending time with mum in the kitchen putting dinner together. Unfortunately, i’m not one of such people, I’m not sure my mum ever baked bread and we certainly didn’t have bread rolls with dinner! In the home where i grew up, when we got to a certain age, my sisters and I took care of dinner on mum’s orders, she would be in the kitchen with us giving out instructions but wouldn’t touch a thing. If you complained that you weren’t sure of how to make a particular thing (after a few times of her showing you), she would say, make it however you remember and that’s how we’re all going to eat it. It’s safe to say this is how we learnt how to cook, by trying and trying, practices makes perfect they say, or at least close.

It took me a long time to learn to make bread rolls, when i go out to eat, some restaurants serve you bread rolls before your meal arrives. I would tuck into the bread basket as soon as it hit the table. Multigrain bread, rye bread, artisan bread, all sorts and so i got curious, i wanted to be able to make my own bread so i can enjoy it whenever not just when i eat out. So i tried all kinds of recipes, some were okay and some i tweaked till it was right for me and that’s how i ended up with this delicious and fluffy bread roll that’s perfect for every hour of the day.

Ingredients

4 Cups Flour
1 1/4 Cups Warm Water
1/4 Cup Sugar
1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
1 Egg
2 Tbsp Instant Yeast
1 Tsp Salt

Directions

1. Dissolve Sugar and Yeast in warm water.
2. Add Vegetable Oil, Salt and Egg, whisk until combined.
3. Slowly add the flour. Knead until the dough is smooth (about 5 minutes)
4. Using a dough cutter, divide dough into 15 pieces.
5. Spray a baking tin with oil or grease with butter.
6. Start shaping dough pieces – try to round out the dough but gently pulling the sides and tucking underneath itself.
7. Place the rounded out dough in the baking tin one after another leaving half a centimeter space between each one.
8. Cover baking tin with a damp cloth and allow dough rise for 20 minutes.
9. Preheat over to 190 degrees Celsius.
10. After 20 minutes, place baking tin with dough in the over and bake for 20 minutes.
11. Brush rolls with melted butter and Enjoy!

Strawberry and Mint detox water

Strawberry and Mint detox water

With the weather being so humid this time of year (March, April) there’s no better time to get into regularly hydrating yourself. It is recommended to drink 8 glasses of water a day which can be difficult for some but with this detox water it 

Plantain Chips

Plantain Chips