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Plantain boats for breakfast

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Plantain boats for breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so says the doctors, and I say they couldn’t have said it better, the best way to start off your day is by giving your body all that it requires to function effectively and leave your mind in optimum performance all day long, but often times our lifestyle demands makes it impossible for us to sit down and have a well planned and cooked meal, so instead we result to junk food or just repeating the same food all the time because it’s fast and saves time.

When we keep repeating food it makes eating boring and there is no expectations from your family members once you get in the kitchen, they can almost predict accurately what you will come out with, and yes sometimes it’s daunting and tiring to start looking for new recipes for the household, this is part of the things I want to change with this blog will turn regular every day food around and bring out a different result with the same ingredients that will make it less boring and more inviting to you and your family.

So when you have plantain and eggs, the quickest and most common recipe is to make fried plantain and egg Sauce, this could easily become a regular in your house, but this recipe is sharing today will change that. Do you have an oven in your house? How often do you use it? Well you will start using it if you follow this blog. Roasted plantains are a popular street food in Nigeria often eaten with peanut as a wonderful snack, but you can take it a notch higher by making it in your kitchen and serving it with a delicious sauce, this recipe is simple, easy and it takes very little time, so let’s get to it.

Ingredients
3meduim ripe plantain (you don’t want it too ripe)
2eggs
1tomatoe
1big carrot
Quarter of a medium cabbage
1onion
1teaspoon ground pepper
Salt
1seasoning cube
1tablespoon vegetable oil

Directions

Oil your grill rack so the plantain doesn’t stick and peel your plantain and make a cut in them to look like a boat,cos that’s where the sauce will rest ,place them on the grill and turn on your oven to 250 degrees, grill for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Dice all your veggies and set aside, place a sauce pan over medium heat and pour in your oil, allow to heat up and add in your veggies in no particular order, allow to sautĂ© for three minutes, add your pepper, salt and seasoning cube and eggs, allow to cook till the cabbage softens and the eggs are cooked through.

Serve the sauce on your plantain while still hot and enjoy. Isn’t this a perfect spin on your regular dodo and eggs? Yes it is and it’s yummy too, the kids and hubby will love this and request for more know cos that’s what happens in my house when I make them. Enjoy and let me hear how your family reacted to this new recipe in the comments section.

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3 Comments

  1. joy

    February 20, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    yum yum

  2. may

    March 1, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    I’m sure gonna try this 😋

    • joy

      March 3, 2019 at 6:03 pm

      please do and let me know the outcome,thank you so much

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Nigerian Chicken Curry Sauce

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Just as the name implies, it’s a Nigerian version of the western chicken curry soup, which has gravy like consistency and look.

What makes this different is that we use vegetables that are common to us, corn flour or flour for thickens and trust me it’s so delicious and a great alternative for our tomatoes based stews and sauces.

I put my own twist on it, this recipe is very easy to make and a great way to eat your vegetables, so let’s get cooking. For this recipe you will need the following

Ingredients

Chicken 8pieces
Curry powder
1 tablespoon corn flour or plain flour
Runner beans
Carrots
Irish potatoes
3 tablespoon vegetable oil
Green pepper
Red pepper
Ginger
Garlic
Salt and seasoning cubes

Nigerian Chicken Curry Sauce1 Nigerian Chicken Curry Sauce1 Nigerian Chicken Curry Sauce1Directions

Wash and boil your chicken like I have done in the picture below with salt, seasoning, curry powder, thyme, ginger and garlic, I prefer to use chicken stock in making my curry than just plain water, it makes it more flavorful .

 Slice your carrots into circles not to thick or too thin.

Wash and peel your potatoes, cut it up in sizeable chunks, slice your red and green peppers plus runner beans and then mince your garlic and ginger.

After the chicken has boiled for about 10minutes, take it out and sieve the stock then set aside.

In a clean pot add your vegetable oil on low heat and gently sautĂ© your onions, garlic, ginger and curry, till it’s softened.

Add the carrots and potatoes to the onion mix and stir to combine, the flavors right now will just make you hungry! Allow these to cook together for just 2minutes while constantly stirring.

Nigerian Chicken Curry Sauce1Now is the time to add your chicken stock and cover to boil till the carrots and potatoes are soft but still crunchy, add in the peppers, runner beans and chicken taste for salt and seasoning and adjust accordingly, allow these to cook together for 5minutes.

Take your corn flour or plain flour and mix with 3tablespoons of water, gently stir this into the pot to help thicken the sauce, be careful not to pour in all the flour mix at once or your sauce might get too thick( if it gets too thick just add a little water and you will be fine).

Cook this for another 3minutes and your Nigerian Chicken Curry sauce is readily yes drum rolls right now.

 Serve this yummy dish with rice or pasta, I served mine with rice and enjoy.

Please leave me your comments, let me know if you tried it out and if you had any difficulty with the recipe. Follow me on Instagram and also don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel, see you guys in my next post.

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Banga Rice recipe – Nigerian palm nut rice

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Banga Rice recipe - Nigerian palm nut rice

Banga rice is completely different from the native jollof rice and even tastier. Rice is one of the most staple foods you will find in Nigerian homes, and we sure have so many ways to prepare it deliciously.

The secret to the perfect Banga rice is to use fresh Banga juice (visit my YouTube channel for a video on how to extract Banga juice from fresh palm nuts, and remember to subscribe) and fresh Banga spices, lots of onion, crayfish and smoked fish, but please feel free to use the store bought ones if that’s what you can find.

 For this recipe you will need the following and you can also adjust these ingredients to your liking.

Ingredients

3cups rice
4cups Banga juice
Ground crayfish 3tablespoon
Smoked fish
Red onions 2big ones
Habanero pepper
Yellow pepper
Banga spices 1tablespoon
Salt
Seasoning cubes
Stock fish
Scent leaves

Directions

Pour your Banga juice into a large pot and bring to boil, wash your rice and add to the pot, put some salt to taste and cover to boil.

Dice up on onion ball and add to the rice that’s already cooking. Wash your stock fish and add it to the rice as well.

Blend your peppers with onions, uncover your rice and add the smoked fish (wash and debone it), the pepper blend, crayfish and the seasoning cubes, taste to make sure you have added enough, you don’t want to overpower the original taste of the Banga, allow this to cook till the rice is soft which should be about 20minutes then you can add the Banga spices, stir very well to combine cover and allow to cook for another 10 minutes.

Once the rice is almost dry add your scent leaves that you have chopped and washed to the rice, stir it well into you rice, which by this time its aroma is disturbing the neighborhood.

Turn off your cooker once the rice starts to dry up and stir very well, serve with your choice of protein and drink.

And that’s your Banga rice recipe guys, it’s so easy and a one pot meal that you can make any time for yourself and your family, please try it out guys and let me know what you think.

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Thank you so much for reading, I will be reading and replying to your comments. Xoxo

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Banana and cookie crumbles ice cream (best homemade ice cream)

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Ice creams are so sweet and delicious that one can never get enough of it, and the idea of making it in the comfort of your home is simply amazing!

Just the thought of opening your freezer and having ice cream ready anytime you want it, especially on a hot sunny day is one reason why you should consider making it at home.

Banana and cookie crumbles ice cream1The one thing that scares people off from making ice cream at home is the fear of it not coming out right and having to get so many ingredients and so on.

But what if I tell you that you can make ice cream with just 3ingredients! Yes you read that right, 3ingredient ice cream with no need for an ice cream machine; funny thing is you might already have these ingredients in your kitchen.

This is my first attempt at ice cream making, as it was hubby’s birthday over the weekend I just wanted to try something different, so I whipped up this yummy banana and cookie crumbles ice cream that came out so good and left me feeling like a pro. So for this recipe you will need the following

Ingredients

1) 6 meduim ripe bananasBanana and cookie crumbles ice cream1

2) 1 cup full cream milk

3) 5 tablespoon sugar

4) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.

5) A pack of cookies

Directions

Peel and cut up your bananas into circles and freeze them in a Ziploc bag till they are frozen. Bring them out of the freezer and place in a blender with the milk, sugar and vanilla.

Blend till its super smooth, please resist the temptation to dip a spoon in and lick some, just scoop it all out and place in a bowl with cover, allow this to sit in the freezer till its semi frozen.

Bring it out and crumbled up any cookies of your choice (I used Oreos) into the ice cream and mix to combine.

Keep in the freezer till its frozen and firm, serve with your choice of toppings or just on its own.

Try out this recipe and don’t forget to leave me your comments in the comments section.

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