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Small Chops: Learn How To Make Chin-Chin

Small Chops: A Nigerian term for Canapés, Hors d’oeuvres and the like. Small Chops: Quick thoughts of mine One thing I’m learning is that if I crave something I must learn how to make it before I buy it. My Grandma used to send me the £5.99 bucket of #ChinChin, she doesn’t need to anymore. Learning doesn’t stop after school, it must be continued. It’s how we become better, like my chin-chin making skills. We must challenge ourselves daily, but we mustn’t exhaust ourselves either. Prioritise Enjoyment Balance Take Your Time Work Hard Rest AMAZINGLY Well #LearningIsFun #HomeMade #MyColleaguesAreHooked#YourLocalChinChinDealer #IssaSnack (no really it’s a snack #ChinChin 🇳🇬) Signed, @OlayideM Advertisements

Food: Bella’s Soup

I dedicate this post to my friend Bella, who has been asking me for this recipe (even though I sent it to her before lol). And talk about perfect timing, this is real comfort food for this kind of weather. That being said, the dish once known as “Sweet Potato Soup” will now be referred to as “Bella’s Soup”. So I first made this soup back in 2010 out of just wanting to experiment and it tasted great. Please note that there isn’t a “right” list of ingredients to use, it’s all down to preference BUT you will need sweet potatoes, everything else you’re permitted to remix. Ingredients: 2-3 Large Orange Sweet Potatoes Carrots (batons, diced, sliced…) 4 Chicken Breasts washed and sliced into strips (not too thinly; I sometimes use Beef, Lamb or Pork) Mixed Peppers Sweet Corn 2 stalks of Spring Onions (½ of a large White or Purple Onion will do) 4 tablespoons Olive Oil or Vegetable Oil Water Preferred Seasoning: 1 tablespoon Mixed Herbs 1 tablespoon of dried & ground Scotch Bonnet …

Food: Nigerian Food with a Twist! Yam Chips!

I like and enjoy cooking and I find myself making all sorts, influenced by parents and the Food Network. On occasions I may take a picture of what it is I’ve made because it tastes that good! *cheeky grin* So here it goes – my first food blog post! Yay me! *Please note that I haven’t taken any pictures of the prep stuff, because I don’t always cook with the intention of posting it on here. Ingredients 2 to 3 medium slices of boiled Yam – sliced like “chips” [fries] Salmon Trimmings Handful of washed baby spinach Washed diced or sliced Sweet peppers [1/2 of green, 1/2 of yellow and 1/2 of red] Vegetable/Sunflower/Olive oil – 2/3 of a deep pan for a deep fry [deep fryer suitable] Seasoning: Sea Salt, Dried mixed herbs Optional: dried chilli/scotch bonnet powder, onions and ketchup Beverage of choice [mine is usually juice or redbush tea with almond milk] Preparing the Yam For this dish I prefer to use boiled yam from the day before [or freshly boiled yam that …

Life: When #Starbucks spells your name wrong… *sigh* – By #BabaLayide

My lovely father read my recent blog post about my frustration with Starbucks spelling my name wrong. I guess I inspired him to write a “story”, which was posted in my comments. I thought I’d share because he has a point and concluded with some valuable advice. Go ahead a check it out and let him know what you think! By the way, thank you #BabaLayide for your comment! #BabaLayide (“Layide’s Father”) Wrote: “Why do Starbucks staff get people’s names wrong? That got me thinking girl! So why do Starbucks staff write people’s name in the first instance. Why not just call us thirsty customers by the beverage we order? Like: (..and please read through the list) “Coffee! Coffee! Plain black coffee, where are you?” “Caffe Misto or Cafe au lait, come and collect!!” “Hey! One to go Cappuccino!!” “Caramel Macchiato your order is ready!” “Americano you again?” “Mocha! By the door!” “White Mocha no sugar skinny milk!!” “Toffee Nut Latte!” (A dark handsome gentleman approaches – ex-body builder!) < [I laughed out loud at this!] …

Life: When #Starbucks spells your name wrong… *sigh*

I’ve been in New York for just about four weeks now and my Starbucks habit has reached new heights and I’ve noticed something – I tend to sigh, a bit too loud, whenever I’m asked for my name. No matter how much I enjoy a frapp [with soya/soy milk ] here and there and I understand what it is the people at Starbucks are trying to do, it frustrates me when the person behind the counter brings out his or her pen to write my name on a cup. You see my name sounds one way and is spelt another – so having to spell my name on a daily basis has me sighing. The real reason for sighing is because I sincerely dislike people spelling my name wrong, especially when I’ve spelt it out. It really isn’t that hard. Apart from spelling my name wrong, people then become hit wonders within seconds by remixing my name with their pronunciations, be it that I’m in the UK or in America, it seems to be a …

Faith: Fish & Chips

I find it amazing how God teaches us more about Him and the concept of ‘Just Believe‘ – (Mark 9: 23 -24 – NLT). Two weekends ago, I heard two messages, geared towards just believing and understanding that prayer, miracles, blessings, good times and bad times should always lead someone to the Father in all His glory. After hearing such powerful messages two days in row, I guess God wanted to remind of the message during the week.