Monday, 27 October 2014

Salmon and Pasta in Cream Sauce

We have been doing a lot of fish lately and salmon tops the list, so i always look out for new recipes with salmon especially wild caught salmon.
Made this lovely wild caught salmon and pasta in cream sauce. I bet you would love it...Wink
Salmon and Pasta in Cream Sauce 


  • wild caught salmon
  • salt pepper
  • olive oil


I have always wanted to make this fantastic Italian dessert but for some reason i just have never been able to get all the ingredients complete!
Yesterday i went shopping and i found everything!!! I was so excited and couldn't wait to get home to try on this world famous Italian dessert!
So this was my first attempt at making Homemade Virgin Tiramisu (without the alcohol) i must admit the masala gives it a unique kick but i don't drink alcohol so had to do without it but shockingly it tasted so well that my hubby's friend didn't believe it was my first time making it! I felt really proud and happy at the outcome...Ok enough talking...Lets get to it...Wink


  • lady finger biscuits
  • mascopona cheese


Moi-Moi is one of the Nigerians favorite side dish aside Plantain. It is made out of beans like the bean cake (Akara).
But most people find it stressful to wash the beans very clean and grind, most people including me! lol. So i decided to try the lazy way out to know if it will still give me the desired result and am telling you the truth and nothing but the truth...It WORKS!!! I used bean flour and it tasted no different!!! Really enjoyed it and have been making Moi-Moi like no mans business because of course its so fast and easy plus i don't have to wash any beans again! ever! hehehe... Wink.

  • bean Flour
  • red ball pepper (tatashe)

Healthy Vegetable Sauce

My hubby made this sauce some time ago and i immediately fell in love with it, it is so rich and loaded with healthy vegetables, perfect for both vegetarians and non vegetarians. It is a very nice comfort mean that can be eaten with rice, pasta or potatoes. A good way to make the children eat vegetables too. Wink


  • egg plant (chopped)
  • squash (chopped)
  • fresh tomatoes (chopped)
  • potatoes (chopped)
  • garlic (minced)
  • onions (diced)
  • tomatoes paste
  • canned tomatoes with juice
  • carrots (chopped)
  • green pepper (chopped)
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • basil
  • thyme

Lets Cook:
1. Put a pan on heat. Add olive oil. When hot enough, stir in the onions and garlic. Let it sweat out but don't burn.
2. Pour in the fresh tomatoes, add the canned tomatoes and juice. Stir for a while. Give it about 5 minutes. Add salt, pepper, basil and thyme.
3. Pour in all the remaining ingredients, egg plant, squash, potatoes, and carrots. Cover and allow to steam on low heat.
4. Keep stirring from time to time so it doesn't get burn. The longer it stays on heat the better as all the ingredients will marry well and taste perfect.
5. Use the potatoes as your timer, when the potatoes become really soft then it is ready. Taste and adjust seasoning.
6. It is ready to be served and enjoyed with your rice, pasta or potatoes or you can eat it alone with bread. ENJOY...Wink

Served mine with rice and moi-moi

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Beans and Fried Plantain

This is one of my favorite meals! I love beans and plantain so very much, i can make the pottage or have my cooked beans in palm-oil and fried or boiled plantain or fried beans and fried plantain with vegetable or stew...I can go on and on!!! So many ways to enjoy this protein filled meal!!!
For now we will be making beans in palm-oil and fried plantain...when we were young they always said if you wanted to be tall always eat beans! maybe that is why i got stuck loving beans and vegetable with plantain!!! lol...Wink
Beans and Fried Plantain 

  • beans (picked with no stones and dirts)
  • crayfish (blended)

Pork Ribs

Pork Ribs has fast become one of my favorite, i always have them in my freezer ready to throw in the oven and it is a winner overtime as everyone loves it!!!
It is so simple to make and can be eaten alone, with rice, potatoes, pasta, e.t.c. Its one of those recipes you can never get wrong as it will always taste really good. I have my own twist to make sure it is soft and melt in your mouth as i love it and will be sharing that with you today...Wink

  • pork ribs
  • honey