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Good Old Moimoi

Good old moimoi...I ate it so much I didn't ever think of blogging it. my mum always used leaves to make it but she got me cans to make mine many years later after I got married. I made moimoi this weekend for a kids party.well the moimoi was supposed to form part of a menu called "party on a stick".

Foods on stick help prevent waste,especially among kids.
Back to my moimoi story,after I got married, I discovered that in 3 years,I had gone out of my way to make moimoi just 5 times....my mum would not be proud of me with this statistics...especially with the beautiful cans she got me...I decided to step up my moimoi game.
One of the things that discouraged me ,is peeling the beans...One day my hubby peeled it effortlessly and i felt like...phew !okay,i can do this,I can do this. Since then I mustered some courage to peel beans. Dooney,an awesome food blogger even blogged about using your blender to peel beans. i am so going to try it.
Enough of the stories.....
For your moimoi…

Pancakes-as easy as they come (banana pancake pops and yam pancakes)

Pancakes are so easy to make. I always say,as long as you have your non stick pan and spatula, you can work around the batter and different flavors and toppings.

I wouldn't have thought of blogging about pancakes, i feel like its so easy, but i started getting people ask me how mine tasted yummy,so I decided to share,its about getting the basic recipe, nothing else. sometimes i even skip the eggs because somehow we taste eggy things easily in my home and it could get us nauseous .sometimes I add yogurt to the mix,sometimes i skip the butter and use a spoon of canola oil. with practice,making pancakes becomes "second nature".

For someone who's really interested in seeing children eat, I make all types of pancakes, last night it was yam pancakes made from my left over boiled yam. Today its an easy pancake batter with bananas and i made tiny pieces to put on a stick to appeal to the kids. banana pancake pops!


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Yam and potato Balls

Sometimes you get tired of eating the usual Boiled or Fried yam. Well, there are other fun things to do with yams. Sometimes I make these yam balls with sweet potato,Irish potatoes and yams  or just the yam itself.Other times i add ground beef like I did in this particular recipe or Tuna for a change.

You'll need

Boiled yam/some Irish potatoes Breadcrumbs                         One eggred and green bell peppersminced meatonionsgarlic powderseasoningsome butter Lets cook
saute some garlic and onions and add the minced meat, break it up with the spoon and some seasoning,let it cook till its no longer pink.Add the red and green bell peppers and sautee for a bit(drain the excess oil if any),add the  garlic powder also and allow to simmer, set aside.mash your boiled yam and add the minced meat mixture,a knob of butter,part of the egg.Form into balls and refrigerate for about 20 minutes to allow firm upmake your dredging station...pour breadcrumbs in one plate,and beat an egg in another …

Peanut butter, banana chocolate chips French toast

This is one decadently yummy recipe. I recommend it for kids most times because its highly packed with healthy deliciousness. Peanut butter is high in protein and the right kind of fat, the bananas are healthy too, the egg in this recipe gives the right amount of protein for the meal. I have put a twist to it by adding some chocolate chips.
I tell mums that french toast is a way to get your picky eater to eat eggs just in case he/she isn't normally interested in eggs.gradually they get used to the taste and may accept eggs in other forms.

Peanut butter banana French toast Ingredients ·Bread ·Banana                                                                    Butter
·Peanut butter ·Powdered sugar ·Eggs ·Milk/cream Chocolate chips(optional)
Lets cook In a wide bowl, whisk eggs, add the cream and pinch of salt.Spread the bread with peanut butter and arrange banana slices on it,Cover the banana layer with another slice of bread,add some chocolate chips if you are including it in the recipe, …

Avocado,smoked chicken grilled cheese sandwich

Hello Again,

Here's a simple grilled cheese recipe. Its so easy to make, and saves time too.

Enjoy                                                                      

Avocado chicken grilled cheese sandwich Ingredients ·Bread ·Cheese slices (mozzarella light) ·One avocado, mashed ·Already seasoned grilled or smoked chicken, sorted ·Butter

Mash the Avocado and add some black pepper and pinch of salt. Spread on one side of the bread, top with flat chicken pieces and one slice of cheese, cover the cheese with another slice of cheese.
 Add some butter to a pan and place the bread on it, hold down with a spatula and cook on one side for 2-3 minutes, Flip to the other side and cook for 2-3 minutes. Cut in half or squares and serve!

A twist to the Arab "Hummus" using Ewa oloyin."EWAMUS"

Hummus is an Arab spread or dip made from chickpeas and olive oil ,lemon juice,salt and garlic. I had an idea to make a dip like that but from a specie of beans called "Ewa Oloyin". This beans is so scarce in Abuja where I live and I usually wait for my mum to send it to me from Ibadan. Some people claim that they sell it but when I taste it, its not as sweet as what I grew up eating (not a big fan of beans though,lol).

I finally met a woman at the market who said hers was the original, I bought just a little to be sure of its taste,well it was actually the beans I know.

Enough of the stories.lets cook

Here's to The New Nigerian Cookery, I am identifying with a serious Nigerian culinary expert who runs Dooney's Kitchen who is so creative with cooking. She also puts a twist to meals and they rock!When this idea dropped, I said 'yasssss' ,this is dedicated to the New Nigerian Cookery.

You'll need

2 cups of beans,sorted and cooked (I prefer using Ewa Oloyin&q…

A twist to the Arab "Hummus" using Ewa oloyin."EWAMUS"

Hummus is an Arab spread or dip made from chickpeas and olive oil ,lemon juice,salt and garlic. I had an idea to make a dip like that but from a specie of beans called "Ewa Oloyin". This beans is so scarce in Abuja where I live and I usually wait for my mum to send it to me from Ibadan. Some people claim that they sell it but when I taste it, its not as sweet as what I grew up eating (not a big fan of beans though,lol).

I finally met a woman at the market who said hers was the original, I bought just a little to be sure of its taste,well it was actually the beans I know.

Enough of the stories.lets cook

Here's to The New Nigerian Cookery, I am identifying with a serious Nigerian culinary expert who runs Dooney's Kitchen who is so creative with cooking. She also puts a twist to meals and they rock!When this idea dropped, I said 'yasssss' ,this is dedicated to the New Nigerian Cookery.

You'll need

2 cups of beans,sorted and cooked (I prefer using Ewa Oloyin&q…