I haven’t done a food photography blog or talked about food in a lonnnggg time but trust me since giving birth 7 plus weeks ago I had all types of cravings from Indian food chicken masala to Jerk chicken and Roti. One thing is consistent with my craving spicy food. Lol!
Aside from the spicy food, I craved a lot of desserts- it was a treat your self kinda reward for working all the long hours, for been a super strong momma for my unborn baby and just because I can eat anything I want while being pregnant- The Pecks!!
I would often go to McDonald’s to get an Oreo Mcflurry or go to Popeyes 🤪🤪🤪, those biscuits are everything but one time I want to Demetre’s on Dufferin road Toronto and got this – I don’t remember what it’s called but boy o boy it tastes Gooooodddd!!!! It was moist, not too sweet and the nuts gave it some crunch.
Also on my husband’s birthday we went back to Demetre’s and got the Island time, it is categorized as crepes and waffles and made of bananas, Belgian milk chocolate sauce and roasted almond slice with a huge scoop of coconut ice cream. See picture below
Now that I have been given the ok to begin working out by my midwives, I can’t indulge in this yumminess but it was fun while it lasted.
What do you crave from time to time? Let me know in the comments, please.
Welcome to the second edition but this time i’m going to be less fancy with picture and use our imaginations. i apologize in advance
The picture above is a salad i made 2 weeks ago – i was on a cleanse and experiment to try eating more green vegetables and fruits hence the picture. My plate contains the following …. Spinach, roasted naan ,nuts,chicken breast, carrot, lettuces, celery, red cabbage and home -made dressing (olive oil, lemon,mustard, salt and black pepper)
It was the first time i made a dressing ever and i loved it, the salad was filling and tasty. Four days into my experiment it was surely worth the try as i felt much better.
This was what i had for breakfast on Friday. I had it around past 11am, it was a lazy day and i wanted something quick and healthy at the same time hence this, what i love about this meal is has a good amount of protein, carbs.
This right here was a product of the food court! I walked into a mall ;looking for a store and i ended up buying this .LOL I had rice with shrimps and some sauce. it was nice but tasted too salty or it’s me i guess.
P.S – I’m sorry for the bad picture
*Nigerian Jollof* is the best !!!
This was at a Nigerian Restaurant i and friends went to in Toronto. We were celebrating my friend’s graduation from College so we decided to go spoil ourselves naija style. I did not have jollof rice that was my friend but instead i had pounded yam and Oha soup with Goat meat. Guys i kid you not, this meal made me sleep like a newborn baby. i was so happy afterwards topping it off with a bottle of vita malt to complete the meal.
Pounded yam is made from yam ,obviously – boiled yam which is then pounded to derive the mold texture you see in that picture while Oha soup is made from cocoa yam, ora leave and palm oil. It tastes and feels divine i swear guys…
I made this for lunch this past week as i said earlier i was trying to eat healthier and add more greens and vegetable to my diet. This was made with palm oil(red oil), unripe plantain, chicken thighs, bell pepper,chili pepper, spinach, celery etc. i also added some curry and ginger to give it that extra flavour. i am sure my belle was like damn girl – we are winning this season because it tasted delicious.
Thats me, yep! hence why i have a hard time dropping these calories. Bruhh really though what is life without the tastiest, spiciest, flavour dripping circus happening in your mouth??? These are a few meals i had the pleasure of trying out in Bogota, Colombia last month.
Arepas, empanadas,cafe and aromatica are some of the easiest street food to come across on the street of Bogota so why not indulge? This is me indulging….
Plantain is a part of Colombian recipe, eaten with rice and fish or just fried on it on with some guacamole.
An Ice cream store is in every nook and cranny of Bogota, even when it’s cold the people of Bogota are still having some ice cream … Like i don’t understand but i join in the fun too.
Who doesn’t love food? Especially when it’s at a discounted price?
Last weekend the food festival @el virrey kicked off , August (19th-21st) 2017 and it’s continuing this weekend so if you in Bogota over the weekend i recommend that you go to this food festival. The food at the festival is mostly from all over the continent also merchandises that you did probably be looking for you can find there. Like for instance i found some good coconut oil and African inspired turban at the festival.
Its also a good place to connect with old friends and meet people who might share common ground with. i met with a couple of English travellers and a Turkish man. It starts in the AM to 8PM, and if the weather permits it even a better day with a ton of free stuff ,master cooking classes and great music.
In my new quest to find alternatives to rice i found quinoa!!! listen guys i know it’s not news and all but i have been living ignorantly because i refuse to give up rice completely plus the fact that the price of quinoa is kinda high there compared to rice. And i refused believe when people say quinoa is kinda like rice. I majorly just be like are these people crazy?? Rice is bae and goes with fish sauce, stew not forgetting jollof rice etc but you can’t do that with quinoa now can you?
Yesterday i had a friend invite me over to her house and she told me she had quinoa and chicken in her kitchen. she asked that we make something tangible from these, since i’m not a rude person i replied- yea sure but i have never had quinoa and i hope you don’t mind but i already think i won’t enjoy this lunch. Long story short she made me cook it since am the better ‘cook’. We both had quinoa made from fresh chicken broth and tomatoes sauce with roasted chicken. I have to say it was not actually what i expected, it tasted really good.
Now, knowing that quinoa tastes almost as good as rice plus the great nutritional content like high protein,fiber and antioxidant. i will have it incorporated in my weekly meal even though i must admit 100percent it’s not quite like rice.(am Nigerian) hence the stupid love for rice. Lets not forget it’s also pricey but am willing to try more quinoa. Anything for a healthier me am up for it and i want you to share in this too.Do let me know how you eat your quinoa and recipes please!!