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With Ivonne Ajayi

Just some thoughts penned down, interests shared and moments captured.
Oh yeah and food, lots of delicious food.

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Jollof Rice, Rodo Wings & Shrimp Feast with Tropical Sun USA Easy Cook Rice

Jollof Rice is a flavourful rice dish cooked in a blend of peppers and tomatoes and is thoroughly enjoyed in West Africa, where it is a celebratory dish and also an everyday dish that you can enjoy at home. Whatever the occasion, Jollof Rice is delicious and a crowd pleaser! I have teamed up with Tropical Sun using the new Tropical Sun USA Easy Cook Rice. Keep reading to discover how made this mouthwatering Jollof Rice, Rodo Wings & Shrimp FEAST with Tropical Sun. Serves: 8 P

Nigerian Puff Puff

The glorious, delicious, tantalising and irresistible Nigerian Puff Puff. This recipe guarantees delicious puff puff, just like the street food sellers puff puff, if you’ve tried it you know that the taste is just...mwah! *Chefs kiss* INGREDIENTS 3 cups plain flour 3/4 cup of caster sugar 1 teaspoon of salt 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 350ml of warm water (1.5 cups) 1 packet of fast action dried yeast (this packet is 7g of dried yeast which is equivalent to 2 1/4 teaspoons ) METH

Creamy Tomato Chicken & Shrimp Pasta

It's the middle of the week and your hungry, you have to feed your family but you don’t want to spend hours cooking dinner. This is a quick,

Roasted Tilapia with Yam Fries & Plantain

Any type of whole fish that is served on a platter is special. This is a special meal. For a special person. You are that special somebody :) Go on, make this for yourself and and your taste-buds will thank you. Remember life is for living, and good food is part of it. Enjoy! INGREDIENTS Whole Tilapia Fish Plantain Yam Fish Marinade: Onion (1) Garlic (2 cloves) Ginger (thumb-size) Green chili (1) Salt (1/2 teaspoon) Black pepper (1/2 teaspoon) Cayenne pepper (1/2 teaspoon) Al

Shrimp Alfredo Pasta

This isn’t your basic alfredo recipe, I have few things I do to elevate the flavour to make it extremely tasty. We have this at least once a week at our house because everyone loves it including the kids, its so delicious and there's also a plus of it being very easy and quick to make - its takes under 20 minutes from start to finish. I call this a win win! Restaurant quality dish right in the comfort of your own home. INGREDIENTS Raw king prawns (270g) Parmesan cheese (1.5 c

Crispy Fried Chicken

Who doesn't love fried chicken?! I know I do. Crispy, juicy, and perfectly seasoned fried chicken, delicious! INGREDIENTS Chicken portions (2kg) Fresh garlic clove (2) Freshly ground black pepper (1/2 teaspoon) Fine ground black pepper (1/2 teaspoon) Onion granules (1/2 teaspoon) Ground ginger (1/4 teaspoon) Dried thyme (1/4 teaspoon) Ground nutmeg (1/4 teaspoon) Salt (1/4 teaspoon) All-purpose seasoning (1/2 teaspoon) Knorr chicken stock cube Cayenne pepper (1/2 teaspoon) -

Egusi Soup

Delicious egusi soup. In terms of Nigerian soups, egusi soup is my favourite (actually hated it as a child lol), and I made this one with beef, tripe (shaki), smoked turkey, fresh turkey and smoked fish. I’ve skipped on the cowleg and kpomo in this recipe (I don’t like them but the hubby does). But feel free to use any type of meat you like. INGREDIENTS Beef (600g) Smoked Turkey (900g) Fresh turkey (900g) Tripe/Shaki Honeycomb (400g) Egusi – Grounded Melon Seeds (1.5 cups) Sm

How Strong Are You?

Most times I think I have everything together, but honestly speaking it’s when things don’t go as planned that I realize, “mate I'm not as strong I think I am, am I? ”. I can’t take pain, I can’t take disappointment. However 2015 tested me big time, that year taught me major lessons; to buckle up, to wipe my tears and move on, to be strong, and to eliminate the fear of bad times and challenges. Initially I wanted to proclaim 2015 as the worst year ever, however when I started

Peppered Fish

Delicious peppered fish always calls my name. This is the kind of fish you’ll find Nigerian parties were it seems you must have some sort of connection to get some. But with this recipe I’ll show how to make an extremely tasty version that you can make yourself. INGREDIENTS Red Sea Bream (3) (or any other fish you prefer) Red bell peppers (3-4) Green bell pepper (1) Onions (2) Scotch bonnet peppers (2) (adjust to suit your heat preference) Garlic cloves (2) Ginger (3 teaspoon

Nigerian Fried Rice: One Pot

I’m using a one pot method where everything starts and end in one pot rather than cooking the rice and sauce separately. This is my go to way of making Nigerian fried rice, it’s easier and not just that, you just get a more in-depth delicious flavour this way. INGREDIENTS 700g Rice (I used Golden Sella Basmati Rice, just so perfect for Fried Rice!) 650g Chicken breast (diced) 340g King Prawns (use raw king prawns instead of cooked king prawns if you can) 2 Scotch bonnet peppe

Nigerian Jollof Rice

Jollof rice is a rice dish cooked in a blend of peppers and tomatoes. It’s that simple, but it doesn’t taste that way. It is really delicious. It’s enjoyed by various African countries, with Nigeria being one of them. Jollof rice is a party favourite, barbeque favourite, children party favourite, everything favourite lol. It’s a hit all the time! INGREDIENTS This recipe feeds a village. Joke, this recipe will fill a 24cm stockpot. So if you don’t want to make as much, divide

Nigerian Meat Pie

Ah the good old Nigerian meat pie (yum!). To be honest, you’ve either tasted really nice ones or extremely unpleasant ones. I have had more of the latter to be quite frank, especially at parties, and you just wonder, why was this caterer so wicked?! The pastry, ends up dry like bread. Then the meat filling, well there’s hardly any. Or then finding some foreign substances inside like peas or sweetcorn – bet why?! After a few bites, next thing you’ll be looking for is a well of


#PepperDem! This is not an ordinary dish. Take gizzards and plantain to another level with this delicious recipe. ‘Giz-Dodo’ or ‘Dodo-Gizzard’, whichever you might call it, there is no denying that this dish is so delicious and a real crowd pleaser. Gizdodo as I like to say, is basically a fusion of chicken gizzards and plantain (also known as dodo) stewed in a peppered sauce. Keep reading for the yummiest Gizdodo recipe. There are 4 main parts or steps to making Gizdodo. Fir

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