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Good old french toast

My husband usually says the only thing He learnt from the french is, 'making a french toast'.So I guess its okay to say his  recipe might be more original than mine !lol!

Sometimes I get tired of the usual omelletes and bread,which is actually delicious. Sometimes I just waNna eat something different! I guess I like the fact that it doesn't necessarily have to be toasted in a toaster but is done in a skillet/pan!mum also did a good job of adding it to the breakfast menu especially when she noticed that I in particular was tired of eating 'oatmeal'(tongue sticking out)!
I also enjoy making this for some kids that are dear to my heart and they just love it and If I may borrow their slang,I find it very 'yummy' too!

I hope you try it out too!

8 tablespoons of butter

6 large eggs

1 cup whole milk

Salt and cayenne pepper to taste

8 to 10 slices white loaf bread, crusts removed

Maple syrup


In a shallow bowl, whisk together 6 eggs with the m…

Beef stew !

Beef stew! first thing that comes to mind if we share nationality is our tomato and pepper base fried stew with beef in it. Well this isn't the Nigerian beef stew but  it does taste yummy and is a winner for kids meals.

boneless beef ,cubed or diced in semi big pieces                      8 baby carrots or 4 large carrots sliced in sticks4 large boiled potatoes,quartered/halved3 large bay leaves1 green pepper3 serving spoons of beef stock/brothseasoning to taste: i teaspoon thyme,1 teaspoon dried parsely,1 teaspoon ground garlic+gingerone large onion and/or spring onion/shallots2 tablespoons of Cornstarch/corn flour dissolved in 3 tablespoons of cold water2 tablespoons of oil and a teaspoon of cup of fresh/frozen peas
Let's cook
Season  the beef with the ginger and garlic,pinch of salt.Boil till its cooked and drain the stock/broth,then set aside. In a non stick pot, add some oil and butter, fry the onions and the beef, add the thyme ,parsley bay leaves ,add…

Curry chicken

This recipe is common to different countries and they all have different ways of preparing it. my Guyanese friend Remi says its called 'curried chicken/chicken curry' in her country Guyana, where the chicken is cooked in the curry sauce. Indians also have a number of sauces cooked in a rich curry base.I remember an Indian classmate,prachee, who cooked one of those delicious sauces, I think it was called chicken garam marsala.....hmmn, I need to confirm that.
the recipe I am adding is quite easy and faster to prepare
 if you have precooked ingredients like hard boiled eggs, boiled potatoes, cooked chicken.

2 large carrots,diced or cut in thin strips, one large green pepper,chopped, 2 cloves of garlic,crushed,2 chicken breasts,well spiced and cooked,chicken stock(3 tablespoons),one chicken stock cube or one tablespoon of adobo, one large red bell pepper,6 medium sized boiled potatoes,3 hard boiled eggs,2 tablespoons of corn flour/corn starch,one spring onion or shall…

Naija salad

So one day my friend whom I can also call a sister in New Jersey,USA, pinged me to send her the recipe for "naija salad" as she put it. The first recipe that came to mind is the typical salads we eat at Nigerian parties with jollof and fried rice. its funny how these salads have very similar recipes and taste so alike, well, they could be called "garden salad" if we were to go by the cuisine name. Another characteristic of the Naija salad may be the cream/salad dressing, its often "heinz salad cream' or "mayonaise". However, some commercial restaurants or hotels mix their creams from the scratch.

here is the recipe I gave her

tuna fish/baked beans
hard boiled eggs

wash the vegetables thoroughly in vinegar or a mild sterilizing fluid,layer the shredded cabbage, lettuce and grated carrot in a tray or salad bowl, dice the cucumbers or slice as desired on the layered veggie…