And I’ll answer all in the comments section ✌🏾️
And I’ll answer all in the comments section ✌🏾️
I hope you are all doing well? I wish you a fabulous week ahead, hopefully, no Monday Blues. Ha ha. I have a tale for you that might take a while, Lol.
So, over the weekend, Maggi Nigeria started celebrating their 50th anniversary and I was one of the recipients of the amazing gift boxes they were giving away to influencers across Nigeria.
Here are the items in my box, including the amazing mortar and pestle combo from The Aga Concept, it tied with the coconut oil as the most favourite items I loved in it. The items are so versatile as I’d use it for cooking, art and body care, I already used it in the first two.
And they left the sweetest message in my gift box 😀
Art, fashion, life – you blaze! Thank you for the warm innovation you infuse into everything you touch. The world is a more colourful place with you in it. As we celebrate 50 years, join us in our journey of creating good food moments.
The first thing I did with my ingredients was to create food art, because the Quinoa in my gift box was so pretty and it had a lot of potential!
So, here are Quinoa love birds nesting or chilling on Cilantro branch with vegetable and mint love bubbles.
I made a Quinoa and vegetable dish with a side of coleslaw (with no dressing), personal preference.
I cooked the Quinoa according to package instructions. Made stir fry vegetables and added Maggi Mix’py in ginger and garlic. Mixed it all together to create the dish.
And a tall glass of Iced green tea with mint and ginger!
I had a lot of fun exploring my gift box and I’m not quite done with it.
To celebrate their 50th birthday, I also created a series of food art images with them which you can view here, with some of my older works as well!
Have a wonderful evening/day!
I bet you didn’t think you could rock this off the shoulder trend, did you?
If you like to experiment with some wardrobe staples, like me sometimes, that you won’t normally wear, ‘alone’, if you know what I mean, like this off the shoulder outfit or a crop top, then this way you can keep the modesty thing going on while not having cold shoulders. Get it? No? Okay :’)
I decided the way I could wear the off shoulder top was to actually layer it, for the much needed coverage of course. I made the top and pleated skirt myself. The crepe white shirt can be gotten from loads of places to be honest, just google it 😀 And I’m sure it is something most people will already have in their wardrobe, just like a black skirt. If not, what have you been wearing?!
It really adds character to a simple shirt and skirt look in my opinion and it’s a fun way to have something to talk about in your outfit. *wink*
Have a wonderful day ahead.
I made these Nigerian food typography, as we have a huge range of delicious looking food and I always think of ways to make it more visually appealing, I hope you like it.
I am only going to be posting these three ‘meals’ originally, and update them as I put them up on my twitter, instagram and Facebook accounts. I don’t want to post them at once on social media so as to give them all space to breathe, this post is to put them all in one place once I finish uploading all the typography I made. All 9 of them. I may still make more, we never know.
It is mandatory to have this fabulous combo at any owanbe (party) in Nigeria, If you don’t, I don’t know what you are attending to be honest.
Served at parties, It is a combination of Jollof Rice and Fried Rice on the same plate usually served with fried peppered chicken or deep fried beef or fish for the fit fam people. Dodo (fried plantain) for extra awesomeness as well. And any drink of your choice.
Ẹbà is a Nigerian staple food eaten in West African subregion and beyond. It is made from cassava (manioc) flour, commonly known as gar. Served with Efo riro which is this tasty and glorious nigerian soup with all kinds of meat in it, That is ponmo rolling and just being super chilled.
Suya, suya, suya. Where do I begin? The other ultimate street food. The king of all hotness, I really like hot food, I’m afraid my tongue is probably dead from all the hot spice overload. No, offence kilishi and asun. Suya is made from flat beef skewers marinated in yaji spice (which gives suya its unique taste) and grilled in open fire to be eaten with any vegetable (onions, cabbages, cucumber, tomato) of your choice.
Ewa Agoyin is a south-west Nigerian delicacy made with cooked ‘honey’ beans (ewa oloyin) and fried tomato and hot pepper sauce.
Asaro is yam pottage. It can be eaten with dodo (fried plantain).
Puff-Puff is a nigerian street food. A proud member of the small chops family. It’s basically flour-based, deep fried spongy delicious snack, soft on the inside, crispy on the outside.
*I would keep updating more typography, that is why I haven’t signed out yet*
Let’s kick start normal blogging with the simple quick recipe with simple ingredients, shall we? I was sent Mivina seasoning to try out and because it had ‘chicken seasoning’ written on it, I decided to use it on chicken first. Although, I’ve used it on something other than chicken since then, with efo riro (nigerian vegetable soup) and in making stock it was great on all the dishes and had a rich flavour. It’s consistency is not like pure powder, it has some pieces of dried herbs and spices in it as well. It has a really sharp flavour, so one small (10g) satchet may be substituted for 2 stock cubes, in my opinion.
You can use it in this recipe like I did making a quick pan-fried chicken with vegetables.
You can quickly watch the procedure in the instagram video below;
All you need to do is marinate the chicken breast in the spices and dried pepper for a few hours. Make sure it is a very flat piece of chicken, you could pound it if you want, for easy absorption of all the flavours.
Heat a frying pan and put in the marinated chicken breast, fry on both sides till it’s cooked.
Stir fry the remaining vegetables, add salt, black pepper and seasoning to taste.
Really easy, I tell you. You can get more information on where to get Mivina on their Instagram page (@mivinang )
Have a good evening (or whatever time you are reading this).
Taqabbal Allaahu minna wa minkum (May Allaah accept (this worship) from us and from us and you).
This is coming late because I was very busy all day! From Eid prayers, straight to cooking, (squeezed in work as well :D) receiving guests and going visiting too. All in one day! It was a beautiful happy day Ma Sha Allah.
I hope you all had an amazing day. It’s nice to resume regular blogging now after Ramadan break and post food pictures guilt-free.
I pray Ramadan was beneficial to us and may Allah provide us with the goodness from the month.
Salam alaikum (Peace be onto you) guys!
I hope you’re doing well and that Ramadan which is basically almost over (sadly) has been very beneficial for you.
MID sent me some printed viscose hijabs to give away to my readers/ followers! I’ve gone through so many ways to give them away, I just decided to come to the blog and finish it up here.
So, In sha Allah, the first five people to comment on this post gets the hijabs sent to them in time for Eid in sha Allah. Four of the hijab to be given away are in the image above. Comment with your location and a sweet message to anyone that would be reading it.
You can also partake in the current promo MID is running now and you stand a chance to win a full Eid outfit!
Good luck ladies!