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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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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

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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