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#SponsoredPost #StreetFoodReview: Hellurr Hajia! I want Toast!

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Eggs creamy as vanilla ice cream, slathered in titus and  chili sauce,  enveloped in crispy ‘teddy bear’ impressioned toast, is the name of the game. And Hajia’s Toast and Grills plays no favourites; if you’ve got no change, your toast goes to the next person. If you take too long, someone else gets it and you get the next one in no time because this delicious toast keeps coming! Hundred Naira (N100) never felt so well spent!

If you’re ever in the Alausa area, by the Lagos State Secretariat Mosque, casually walk to the kiosk right in front of it, and you’ll find toast for you! It would certainly serve as a satisfying work-a-day lunch.

 

Y’all try it out and tell me about it

 Please call the following numbers to order:

08029072731

07025800768

Bt dubs: what is your favourite kind of toast?

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#Food: Hellurrrandom Special Fried Rice

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#HellurrGuys.

 

Trust y’all an amazing weekend! Food is very special to me, and I find it be be a way to express myself. I have always had mini issues with making fried rice, having the rice slightly tasteless. But I have learned from Dooney’s Kitchen and Shalom Blac on snapchat that the way to make your rice really tasty is to season your vegetables while you fry. So check out my fried rice recipe here!

 

Ingredients

Rice

Cabbage

Green Pepper

Runner beans

Spring Onions

Sweet corn

Sausages/Chicken Franks

Carrots

Green Pepper

Barbeque sauce

Maggi star cubes 

Salt

Groundnut oil

Curry

Thyme

 

Method:

  1. Wash the rice and fry in groundnut oil
  2. Deep fry the vegetables and sausage, except the cabbage and season them with barbeque sauce, maggi star chicken, curry and thyme
  3. Add the already fried rice and stir
  4. Add water gradually as the delicacy simmers and seal the pot with aluminium foil for the meal to be properly steamed
  5. Add salt to taste
  6. Add cabbage when the fried rice is almost ready
  7. Serve give with protein of your choice!

 

 

 

The Fried Rice was definitely not tasteless. It was really rich!

Try out the recipe and tell me what you think?

What issues do you usually have when making Fried Rice?

Lemme have your comments!

 

This is Ose Binitie,

Lover of food and life signing out😊

 

Image Credit: Ose Binitiet

 

Bt-dubs: call +2348028764105 to order a delicious plate😊

 

 

#SponsoredPost: Join The Health Nut Craze, Won’t You Now?

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Healthy living has become the new kind of cool, generating excitement like growing your natural hair. Apart from the benefits of living long, ageing slowly, staying trim and preventing heart wrenching diseases, eating healthy just happens to be a hot topic much akin to the burgeoning kinky hair club. Even though it’s still in its non-mainstream stages, it’s really fun to watch the obsession build up slowly. Let me use a softer, more apposite word-enthusiasm. I’m loving the enthusiasm I see: young ladies stocking up on granola and quinoa, older women loading their fridges with cauliflower rice. Even though not all of these are obtainable in Nigeria, we still have our fair share of foods to become disciples of the health nut craze.


The race to gluten free cereals has taken the cake with Fonio emerging as winner. This world’s fastest maturing millet specie is gathered within six to eight weeks of cultivation. With the black, white and raishan variants of Fonio, it is a sure source of energy with 3.6 calories per gram of grain, working as a great alternative breakfast with its ease of cooking. Full of fibre, fonio aids digestion, the consumption of Fonio also prevents constipation cardiovascular disease. It’s an ingredient for stews, salads, porridges, breads and other ingredients made out of Fonio flour. Its nutty taste and texture might make it preferable to Moringa.

In the land of superfoods, Moringa might just be one of the greatest. With seven times more vitamin C than oranges, four times more calcium than milk, four times more vitamin A than carrots and three times more potassium than bananas, I’d say Moringa was the better fruit. The power packed energy improving, sleep, blood sugar level, hair and skin enhancing, as well as blood pressure ameliorating Moringa can be found almost anywhere. With zero cholesterol and three times more iron than spinach, it makes for an awesome vegan diet. High in fibre, it aids the digestive system and its antioxidants are what in actual fact promote beautiful skin. Moringa oil may be used in place of groundnut or olive oil, and its leaves may be cooked like spinach or kale. Its seeds may be mixed with granola or hemp seeds for a yummy treat. It could also be boiled and eaten as a side dish, like peas. Lastly, Moringa leaf could be ground and added to smoothies, yogurts and soups.

Hibiscus tea, popularly known as Zobo, is not left out of the pack. Filled with vitamin c and minerals, the petals of the hibiscus plant can be dipped into hot or cold water for a nourishing fill. Between conflicting stories about whether or not hibiscus indeed reduced blood pressure, we would rest upon its proven vitamin C and mineral goodness and the undoubted fact that it is a cool quencher of thirst. Rich in flavanoids, hibiscus tea is a known antidepressant, calming down the nervous system. It has medicinal properties, flushing out toxins, with its antioxidants removing free radicals present in the body and cells. Some research says it has anti tumour features, slowing down the growth of cancer cells. It could also prevent colds and the flu with its anti-bacterial and antimicrobial properties. It lowers the absorption of starch and carbohydrates, thus proving a formidable weight loss companion. It relieves menstrual pain and hormonal imbalance, as well as mood swings and overeating. This diuretic health drink aids bowel movements, but is unsuitable for pregnant women or those taking birth control pills. This ultimate health tea however has little to no calories and is caffeine free. Its sour/cranberry-esque flavour could be enhanced by adding sugar or cinnamon. Though it reduces hypertension, it is not recommended for those who already have low blood sugar. It might also cause hallucinations or allergies. It contains organic acids such as malic, tartaric and citric acids which help boost immunity. It is also said to cure liver disease.

Finally, protein, starch and fibre rich Kidney Beans in come black, white, red, purple, spotted,mottled or striped variants. The good thing about the carbs in these beans is that they are slowly released into the blood stream, controlling blood sugar, making it an ideal choice for diabetics. The substantial amount of resistant starch these beans contain also aid in weight management. These beans also promote a healthy colon, reducing the risk of colon cancer. They also contain vitamins and minerals such as molybdenum, folate, copper, manganese, vitamin K1 and phosphorus. Cooking these beans properly destroys toxins contained in them as well as reveals their unique taste when seasoned properly. They should also be soaked for at least five hours and boiled at 100 degrees centigrade.
These goodies must have surely whetted your appetite! There’s more to come.
Watch out!

For healthyfoods.com.ng

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http://www.ilovemoringa.com/Eating-Moringa.html
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http://www.theteatalk.com/hibiscus-tea-health-benefits.html
https://www.gloriousfoods.co.uk/inspiration/glorious-soup-kidney-beans

References
https://www.healthbenefitstimes.com/health-benefits-of-fonio/
^ Wahabi, H. A.; Alansary, L. A.; Al-Sabban, A. H.; Glasziuo, P. (2010). “The effectiveness of Hibiscus sabdariffa in the treatment of hypertension: A systematic review”.Phytomedicine. 17 (2): 83–86.doi:10.1016/j.phymed.2009.09.002.PMID 19801187.^ a b Hopkins, A. L.; Lamm, M. G.; Funk, J. L.; Ritenbaugh, C. (2013). “Hibiscus sabdariffa L. In the treatment of hypertension and hyperlipidemia: A comprehensive review of animal and human studies”. Fitoterapia. 85: –. doi:10.1016/j.fitote.2013.01.003.PMC 3593772. PMID 23333908.
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Food Review: Serene versus Life-On-The-Fast-Lane Vibes Chez PanCake Hub

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Trudging through a gate into the building and though a footpath, my friend Dups and I beheld a quaint little hut-esque structure in a serene environment with loads of greens, Never mind that it was slightly uneasy to find because there wasn’t exactly a logo at number 17 Jibowu Street. Let me take that back. There wasn’t a logo of pancake hub that I could see without crossing the street and standing really close to it.

 

We both had their family special consisting of two pancakes, scrambled eggs and sausages. I was slighly tickled by the fact that the menu said sausages, but it was actually one sausage cut in half. The pancakes were alright, the maple, chocolate and caramel syrups satisfactory, but I guess I would have preferred the pancakes creamier, and maybe the long benches furnished backrests.

On a high note, we were greeted by polite cooks and an easy going manager also interacted with us quite a bit,  who definitely spread that ease.

I also had this debate with Dups about the ambience being too serene. I feel like pancakes are not the average Nigerian breakfast (lol, yes we went in the morning), and so I would have preferred a life-on-the-fast-line kind of vibe

 

But i guess serene also works…hmm

What does anyone think?

 

PS: We also had an interesting conversation with Musa from Brainiacs. So just in case you want to learn to code, hit the braniacs.com.ng website

 

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https://ofadaa.com/lagos/restaurants/pancake-hub

 

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Say Hellurr to Aida’s Bakeshop!

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Hellurr  Dessert Lovers!

Cake and muffin connoisseurs, I have a new treat for y’all in the City of Lagos.

Cinnamon rolls and glazed doughnuts are the new normal,  and Aida’s Bakeshop is the go-to-place!

Tantalise your tastebuds with decadent red velvet cakes, classic muffins and iced cupcakes in sleek packages.

It’s cooler than anything you’ve seen on the cooking channel. That’s for sure!

 

Call/whatsapp +2348089542601 to place your orders!

 

 

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A free box of yummy dessert goodies is up for grabs if you:

1. Follow @aidas_bakeshop

2. Like, repost this image and tag @aidas_bakeshopscreenshot_2017-01-11-13-15-30-1

3. Tag your friends!

#whachuwaitingfor !!!

 

Xx.

#FoodReview: The M&S Hoisin Duck Wrap

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#Heyguys!

Say hellurr to the M&S Hoisin Duck Wrap.

Savour this indulgent tortilla wrap stuffed with  British duck in  its roasty goodness, an unforgettable hoisin and plum sauce, as well as spinach, spring onions and succulent cucumber bits.

If I ever tasted the colour purple, I’d say it was akin to the M&S hoisin and plum sauce. It was indeed love at first bite with this wrap.

I’d say it’d be a great packed lunch for work or school, and could eat it hot or cold, depending on your preference.

It’s M&S all the way, y’all!

Xx.

 

 

 

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 Image Credit: Ose Binitie

 

#ChristmasSpecial: Hellurrrandom Crispy Chicken For the Win!

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Hellurrr guys!

Christmas is here again, and what better way to celebrate the season than with a whole crispy chicken?

 

Yup, that’s right. I present the Hellurrrandom Crispy Chicken!

 

Ingredients

A whole chicken 

Flour

Salt

2 eggs

Milk

Kirkland crushed pepper

Jumbo chicken seasoning

Lemon Schwartz season all

Soy sauce

3 maggi cubes

 

Method:

  • Wash the chicken and season it with lemon, maggi cubes, jumbo chicken seasoning, salt, Lemon Schwartz season all and Soy sauce 
  • Mix flour and Kirkland crushed pepper, and then beat the eggs into a cup and add milk. Then mix all 4 ingredients into a paste.
  • Dip the whole chicken into the paste and rub gently with a brush
  • Preheat oven to 150 centigrade, and then bake the chicken for about 45 minutes
  • Serve chicken with a side dish!
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