Saturday, January 14, 2012

FOOD DIARIES...

Someone once told me I should open a restaurant...oh yea, my Mom did. Lol Who knows, it might be a great idea. But I think it must run in the family because all the ladies are GREAT cooks, I mean finger licking GOOD food! Always with an African twist of course. So what's in my pot this weekend? Pics below. Organic Pasta, beef Sausage (Never use to like it), Mixed veggies, Green & Red Pepper, Pasta Sauce (Basil & Dried tomatoes), and there you have it, a $7 meal for the WHOLE week! Yes, Lol I am mistress of stretching a buck!








OH HAPPY DAY...

There's just something about weekends that gives a feeling of optimism!...maybe its just a psychological change in how you approach each day...? Oh well, my first real Saturday off and I must say, appreciating it to the fullest! Sunny, bright, easy breezy Spring-like day *running barefoot, through a sunflower field...in my mind*

As you can see, typical Texan landscape, not much of a view.

At least the trees are still green

...and the sun is shinning like no man's business :-)

So moving on. This Nigerian protest thing is really making the news o hm! Definately mixed feelings about it. My thought is, what the governemnt is trying to do, theoretically makes sense, but practically I don't see how taking such a sudden step will benefit the masses...But I'm no politician, so I'll leave the discussion to those who know best. On the other hand, what exactly is the criteria for joining the Nigerian police?? or should I say most African police forces? For people who are supposed to protect the masses, their brutality is more than common criminal sef. The pictures which have been circulating online are just...just...*lost for words* Imagine if we had a 911 system, abeg, I'd think twice before I call am! You don't know what kind of person will be showing up at your door. But not to generalize, I know there are a few good ones left. On a side note, who knew the President of Guinea Bissau died last week in Paris?? Its funny how certain things don't make the news, or maybe its just a side effect of listening to American run news stations...? Oh well, have a blessed weekend guys.. For those in Naija wuna stay safe.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

iCook

If you're hungry, I'm just gonna warn you, don't read my blog, all you'll see is FOOOD. I love cooking...I love love love watching food come together, but don't call me a fatty! Lol.

Ask me for anything, and I'll make it for you, even if I've never made it before. A while ago, I made Baked Chicken (Hen) stew with potatoes...it turned out Ok. But one thing I'm working on is cutting back on the buckets of oil I use when making stews...I end up having to sieve it out! Enjoy




Food Diaries

Happy New Year!!!...8 days later *laugh*

There's something about an even numbered year...something wholesome.Hopefully that would mean no more procrastinating! *Yea right* Lol

Oh well, I do what I can. Needless to say, the World is definitely self destructing. From Nigeria to Syria. Terrorists causing havoc every where even for village sef...Na real wa. In the meantime, ...I've been wanting to blog about my food adventures, I have tons of pictures but for what ever reason can't seem to log into blogger...can I get a *Lazy* Lol. Anyways...The week after Christmas, I had an inspiration to make kwakoko & Banga soup (My very FIRST time)...Needless to say it ALMOST tasted like the real deal. I have resigned myself to eating substitutes till I take another trip to the Mother Land! The pictures below will speak for themselves you be the judge Ha!On a side note, I can now see why Africans are plagued with Cholesterol! I felt like I was eating something, highly oily/fatty/urgh but it was soo good. If I'm really serious about this New Year Calorie counting diet (Lol) I won't eat it again! we'll see...

For the Soup, I got canned palm nut cream, Cocoyams (which I grated...Ive got grated fingers to prove it :-). I got plantain leaves, which ended up being a waste of money because between warming them on the stove-cleaning-trying to keep it all intact, it ended up in a huge pile on the floor. I got frustrated and wrapped the rest in aluminum foil.


















Et voila!