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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 sauté 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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Yummy and Easy Muffins Recipe (Breakfast Series) Carrots and coconut muffins

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Breakfast like I always say should be easy as it should be delicious and filling! , this muffins recipe is a perfect example of that above saying.

Muffins are very similar to cupcakes, only lighter; just imagine the beauty of devouring yummy, warm and delicious cakes in the morning for breakfast, ah that will definitely make your day right? Well this muffins has carrots and coconut making it a very healthy and filling meal and not just a snack.

As with most of my recipes, this one is very easy to make and doesn’t need much skills, I used fresh coconut in this recipe, I simply took the coconut flesh out and cut it into tiny shavings, it’s always best to used fresh coconut, but of you can’t get one, feel free to use the store bought desiccated coconut, so let’s get to it guys.

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 Cup of flour
1/4 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon of salt
1 egg
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup fresh coconut shavings
1 carrot (grated)
1 cup milk
3 tablespoon melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS

Prepare your cupcake pan or even tea mugs that you don’t use anymore with some butter, make sure to coat every part of the pan or mug with butter and set aside. Preheat your oven for 20minutes at 275 degrees.

In a large bowl put all of the dry ingredients together (flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, nutmeg) and whisk to combine.

In a separate bowl mix together the egg, milk, melted butter ,milk and vanilla extract , then pour this mix into the dry ingredients and whisk to combine properly , add in your grated carrots as well as your coconut ( save some of the coconut to place on the top of your muffins),  mix this in until all is combined.

NOTE– the batter will be thick and a bit lumpy but don’t worry no need to over mix it or your muffins will turn out hard instead of light and fluffy.

Scoop the batter into your prepared pan or mug , be sure not to fill them to the top , this gives took for your muffins batter to rise , place a few coconut shavings on top of your batter and  place them in your pre- heated oven , bake these for 15minutes or until a tooth pick inserted comes out dry and clean.

Serve your muffins with hot cup of coffee or cocoa with a side of protein and enjoy. This is a perfect breakfast for weekends when the entire family can sit together and savor every taste and flavour.

Please leave me your comments if you tried this recipe and how it turned out in the comments section.  See you guys in my next post

Xoxo.

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Breakfast Series – Fluffy Crepes Recipe

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Crepes are lighter forms of pancakes that can be folded or rolled up with any kind of filling that you like, it could be fruits, chocolate spread, eggs or even veggies.

Breakfast time should always be fun and easy just as they should be delicious and this is one recipe that is on a repeat in my kitchen.

The ingredients are similar to pancakes with the exception of baking powder, you can make this on the weekends and have the kids pick out their own kind of filling , and it’s a fun way to get the kids involved in the kitchen.

INGREDIENTS

1cup flour

11/2 cup milk

4tablespoon sugar

A pinch of salt

Nut Meg

1egg

2tablespoon butter (melted)

DIRECTIONS

In a large bowl combine all the dry ingredients together make a well in the middle of and add in all the wet ingredients, you want a watery but slightly thick consistency.

Take a non stick pan and rub on some butter or cooking spray and  place under low heat, scoop out your batter and pour into the pan ,allow to cover the pan and then when it starts to show bubbles on top , flip and cook the other side.

This process should basically take about a minute or so to cook both sides evenly. Repeat the same process for all of the batter ,till you are out of batter.Breakfast Series - Fluffy Crepes Recipe1

Fill your crepes with any filling of your choice ,you could just layer some chocolate spread on it  with a few fruit slices like strawberries and roll it out .

For my filling I used eggs fried with some cabbage, onions and peppers. Serve with baked beans and a delicious cup of hot tea , yummy all the way.

I will be bring out lots of easy breakfast recipes in the coming weeks so look out guys and bookmark this page so you don’t miss anything.

Feel free to leave me your comments on this recipe or any recipe you will like me to share.

Xoxo.

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Yummy Coconut Rice recipe

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All the coconut lovers please raise your hands let’s know ourselves

Coconut is one of my favorite fruit to eat; you can pair it with soft hot bread, boiled corn or just eat it as a snack on its own! Sigh, it has so many nutritious health benefits which are why there is a recent hype to it, these days this is virtually nothing you can’t make with or from coconut.

Coconut Rice one yummy and equally cost effective meal that you can make which will satisfy the whole family, my secret to making it extra delicious and pocket friendly is by making the milk myself from fresh coconut, instead of buying the store packed ones.

For today’s recipe we will just be making use of the coconut milk and trust me this is so yummy and easy to prepare, even if it’s your first time you won’t get it wrong, so let’s get cooking.

INGREDIENTS

3cups of rice

4cups fresh coconut milk

Red chilly peppers

Tomatoes

Small onion

Green pepper

Salt and seasoning

2tablespoon ground crayfish

Vegetable oil 4tablespoon

Bay leaves

DIRECTIONS

Wash and parboil your rice for 10-12 minutes, strain and set aside.

Wash and slice all your veggies (tomatoes, peppers and onions ) , place a deep sauce pan on low heat and add in your vegetable oil, allow to heat up a bit then you add your veggies in no particular order.

Sauté the veggies for a few minutes, now it’s time to include your Bay leaves (3leaves is enough) salt and seasoning, leave to cook for three minutes and then add your coconut milk.

Once you have added your milk, leave to cook for five minutes, give it a good stir and taste to make sure your salt and seasoning is adequate, as this is the base for your coconut rice.

After five minutes, add in your rice, stir to incorporate and leave to cook for at least 15minutes or till the rice is cooked through and soft, by now I bet the aroma of the coconut milk is making you salivate, lol, allow the rice to dry of every liquid and serve garnished with some the green peppers and any side of protein that you like.

So guys that’s your simple, easy and extra yummy coconut rice! Kindly try out this recipe and let me know how it went in the comment section.

P.S the more pepper in this dish the tastier it is, but feel free to use pepper to your discretion.

To make the coconut milk, simply break open your coconut, remove the flesh and chop it into tiny bits, blend it with enough water in your blender and strain using a cheese cloth, yes it’s that easy.Yummy Coconut Rice recipe1

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