Two-tone tales

I was going to write about how my glasses broke over the weekend (currently wearing my medically prescribed sunglasses and have to burn more battery by having the laptop at the brightest screen level) and weave it in with procrastination and fate and just being in the moment and getting things done but it was too hot that night (generator has closed for the day) or something and late. How are you coping with extreme weather wherever you are? The weather is quite nice this evening. It should rain already!

You might have seen the swiss roll inspired two- tone eba on my social media by now, this post is not a tutorial sadly, as I was trying out these ‘designs’ or ‘presentation’ for the first time.

It’s pretty to look at, who has time to start folding eba, it will get cold <— that isn’t me speaking.

So, I was inspired by desserts, a swiss roll and candy cane. I have a sweet tooth which makes me more inclined towards desserts, loooooove them.

Pending when I might upload a tutorial video, these links may guide you Swiss Roll Eba (just skip to the folding part, we are not baking cake, also, the frost will serve as the second color) and Candy cane Eba.

I even used a fancy filter ūüėČ

I always love to think of and execute creative and new ways of expression and the presentation of Nigerian and African food. This is one of them. Using normal plain garri and yellow garri served with efo riro.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Love,

Haneefah.

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Coffee Rings

Hi!

Has any one ever heard a quote about how the greatest things happen by accident? Me neither. But sometimes, it’s true, just google viagra history *inserts pharmacology plug shamelessly*.

Which is what led to this ring art which was just a little fun thing I did a while back.

I can imagine there are a lot of things that coffee stain rings can create, art being one of them but here are happy animals created by ‘accident’.

Watch riveting gif like videos of each of them to see the process. I was going through bored panda when i stumbled upon christmas themed ones.

*inserts terrible bear pun*

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Ring Bear

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Ring fish

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Ring Snail

Have happy accidents!

Love,

Haneefah

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Rainbow Stacked Pancake

I hope you are all having a colourful week so far?!

If you’re not, then you can add cheeriness to your table, plate, mouth with this colourful¬†fruits platter going on here. There are different ways of incorporating colours to dishes with colour, such as this perfect breakfast example.

If you have a stomach like mine, Then I recommend the consumption of this edifice by one VERY hungry person or just two normal hungry people because this is a long pancake stack.

I have fruits layered in between pancakes with cream cheese filling.

You need (all colour of rainbow fruits that you can eat with pancakes), I used Strawberries, an orange, banana, it’s yellow, go with it, green apples and blueberries.

Creem cheese was beat together with granulated sugar, I think you can use powdered sugar if you want as well. Put in whipped heavy cream for extra fluffiness and you’re good to go!

You can easily remove the cream cheese filling if you want a healthier version, for the fitfams. It will also blend right in for a rainbow breakfast themed party, you know, for those who like rainbows and mornings.

Can’t wait to try rainbow vegetables next, it just really occurred to me right now, I doubt there will be stacking involved. I mean, what can I stack? Eggs?!

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Love,

Haneefah.

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Nu Year Nu Me

Nu, from Nutella, get it? Considering I always pronounce it nuh-tella. Since, I’m in this blog post as a nutella. And the first art work of 2017. I didn’t even do a mistake of writing 2016 and erasing it to 7.

Hiiiiiiiii.

Self Portraiture with Nutella

First post of this year! I do not normally really ‘celebrate’ new year because I don’t like labelling 2017 as a year of something something, I want my whole life that I have to live well to be of something something. I am eternally grateful for each and everyday, Al hamdulilah.

A lot of things happened in 2016 that I didn’t plan for! Hijarbie and then my food art that started gaining more attention. According to this instagram best 9 photos, it pretty much summed up the year and the brands I worked with including, Nestle (maggi), Dominos and Cold Stone (and discovered the toppings I will forever order), my Guardian Life cover, whoop! and The Ogbono art work that won me the Rele and Samsung art competition. It was pretty eventful and at some point, If you noticed, I went on a break. I cannot come and die.

Looking forward to this year and what it has in store and most importantly, the love and mercy of Allah. Honestly, I was forced to just start posting content again due to this announcement I have to make, *drum roll****

I’m giving a TED Talk!¬†In sha Allah.

If you have an idea of what you’d like me to add to this talk, let me know while offer lasts. I’m pretty excited about it and hope Beyonce can use me in her music video, that is not even weird at all.

That’s pretty much it.

See you soon!

Love,

Haneefah.

 

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Sai Boli!

Just excuse the title as I don’t know a more apt one.

So! On the 9th of October, today, EatDrinkConnect Nigeria held their maiden food fair in Abuja and I was on ground to install a food art. A lot of times, my food art are seen only in pictures, so this was a super amazing opportunity to see the art work live. And experience it first hand. I used Boli and groundnut to achieve this art installation. Peanuts in different forms and spiced with honey and also pepper. They were all placed on paper to either protect the table or food, lol.

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So, here’s a food portraiture featuring the… wait for it… President!

Hence, Sai Boli (and epa).

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What made this installation awesome is that people were able to interact over and with the food because it is completely edible and they could basically eat off it. I heard a lot of, “I’m eating the national cake”. And maybe this is the only selfie I’ll ever get with President Buhari while he is still in office. Lol

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And that’s it! I would LOVE to know your thoughts!

Love,

Haneefah.

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World Jollof Day

Hi Guys!

This is kind of like a two blog posts in one, you’ll see why soon enough.

So, by now, you’d have seen this tweet

With already 200k impressions, It was a trending topic in Nigeria on twitter.

*inserts children cheers*

I decided to bless blogosphere with the images as well and talk about it in more details as well.

World Jollof Day was celebrated by Maggi on the 21st of August, although some people argue the WJD is on the 22nd. Who cares, we are celebrating a national monument, regardless.

So, these images were created to mark the day and was also on exhibition at A White Space, Lagos, along with other images of Jollof. It was a collaboration between Maggi and Kitchen Butterfly that I was happy to partake in.

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The Jollof Rice were created, not only to celebrate the day itself, but some Nigerian¬†factors as well. I created Jollof Rice ‘in’ National Theatre, Lagos,¬†it is a national monument and I think I’ve been there once before but won’t remember details. Bringing these two Nigerian ‘monuments’ together inspired the art work behind it.

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Creating this map of the world, I had just one Caption in mind, “Jollof for World Peace”. Apt one, don’t you think? Putting that flowery scotch bonnet where Nigeria is, was to give preference to the kind of Jollof I would want, Nigerian Jollof. I’m kidding. Haha. You know how we Nigerians are always beefing Ghana Jollof for bants. The Jollof rice is predominant in West Africa and it is prepared differently but with the same underlying and unifying recipe, in terms of outlook. During the WJD, the history was discussed and it was nice to know some fun facts about our most popular dish.

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I’ve wanted to try portraits in all the mediums I use and I mostly start with a woman’s, I don’t know, maybe because I am one. “Jollof is bae” and it resonates with all kinds of Nigerians. How many food items can you pinpoint in the art work?

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I have done Nigerian food typography here, and although the Jollof rice featured, but it was in a ‘party mix’. Making this typography is just to spell it out, and there is an appeal to seeing materials in their medium of typography to me, I think typography is what I’ll do for a very long time. They are just awesome.

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The Jollof art has been featured so far on CNN Africa,

So, that part where I said this post was two in one?

Here is a recap of my weekend! Courtesy Maggi, You’ll get all the details in the video below.

Enjoy the rest of your week,

Love, 

Haneefah.

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Mono-Cream

Hi!

I hope you had an amazing weekend, I’m just looking forward to week ahead and the good¬†it has in stock! I’m going to be in Lagos Thursday for a leadership and entrepreneurship summit in Lekki, in sha Allah (God willing), there will be more details on my twitter shortly.

So, while I was in Lagos, about two months ago, shortly after my Istanbul Fashion week trip, I talked about it here.

I had a mini photoshoot with Roqeebah O of theroqeebah.com. She was a very pleasant person to work with as I am probably the worst subject to photograph as I have zero patience. We met up at Rele Gallery where my art was in an exhibition.

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And that was me with random things in the picture. Guess who had a shoot that day too?

Yup, hijarbie!

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Heading out that day, I decided to go with a monotone look and have the super amazing gold patterned hijab with tassels do the major work. The shirt is a UK size 24 by the way, because I wanted to go for a oversized chic look, paired with the cream pleated palazzos.

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And a nice simple barely dare heeled sandal to complete the look.

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We later went out for coffee and had more photo shoots there while I was exploring my Samsung phone I just recently unboxed.

But first, I had to take a picture of my carrot cake and coffee first.

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Shirt: Marks and Spencer

Pants: Al Marwah, Turkey

Hijab: Muslima wear, Turkey. Shop this hijab here

 

Have a great week ahead!

Love,

Haneefah.

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My Maggi Experience

Hi ya!

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.

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And they left the sweetest message in my gift box ūüėÄ

Haneefah Adam,

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.

Love, MAGGI.

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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.

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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.

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And a tall glass of Iced green tea with mint and ginger!

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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!

Love,

Haneefah. 

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Nigerian Food Typography

Hello everyone!

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.

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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.

You’re welcome.

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Šļłb√† 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.

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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.

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Ewa Agoyin is a south-west Nigerian delicacy made with cooked ‘honey’ beans (ewa oloyin) and fried tomato and hot pepper sauce.

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Asaro is yam pottage. It can be eaten with dodo (fried plantain).

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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*

Check my other uploaded art work page here and you could check out my instagram page here too.

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Eid Mubarak!

Eid Mubarak!

Taqabbal Allaahu minna wa minkum (May Allaah accept (this worship) from us and from us and you).

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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.

Love,

Haneefah.

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