Category Archives: Preparing a meal

Share your first cooking experience

๐Ÿ™‚ How was your experience on the first day you tried cooking?

Trying things for the first time can be very tough at times, especially when it deals with an activity that consists of several steps like cooking.

๐Ÿ™‚ I tried my little Sis. (Esther) Yesterday (night), I say make she cook noodles (4pcs) for us to chop, ๐Ÿ˜€ she surprise.

Almost 30mins gone and noodles never still done ๐Ÿ˜€ , “Esther! What’s up? Your noodles never done?”, I said.

“Trying things for the first time can be very tough at times, especially when it deals with an activity that consists of several steps like cooking.”

“I’m waiting for the water to get dried”, she replied. In between the cooking, she had come to me asking; “Bro. Paul, please can I add the seasoning immediately?”, hmm. . . ๐Ÿ˜€ “I don’t know, you’re the one in charge, cook it in your style, anyhow it comes out we shall eat”, I replied. I detailed her not to make it dry because the noodles soupy style was one of my favorites.

At last Esther was through.

VERDICT TIME

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The noodles was ready, I had a taste, dished it and we ate.

My Verdicts on Esther’s first independent cooking (without supervision):


The noodles was;

  • cooked not half done
  • eatable
  • dry; against my soupy style demand
  • having a nice taste but almost over seasoned (almost).
  • almost over cooked (quite soft)

Overall:

She gave a good try and ๐Ÿ™‚ I rated her 52%

Weldone! Esthy, you can do better, I know, Yes! You! Can! ๐Ÿ˜‰

The Bottom Line:

There’s a saying I emulate, “Practice makes perfect”, the more we do things, the better we become at it; our first trial might not be perfect but when the practice continues we can work towards perfection by learning from others, our errors and improving our performance.

“The more we do things, the better we become at it

In the comment box below you can drop your own first experience of cooking (how it went; please make it short), I’ll drop mine (personal) as well; watch out for it, really amusing and interesting, some how worse than my sister’s. ๐Ÿ˜€

Remember:

“Our first trial might not be perfect but when the practice continues we can work towards perfection by learning from others, our errors and improving our performance.

Thanks for reading

Chicken Chest part is More Economical in Nigeria

(I THINK IT’S ECONOMICAL)

As at today 6th of April 2017 Chicken chest costs N1,300 for a kilogram, if you compare this price with turkey which is N1,200, you might be tempted to go for the turkey (because of the N100 difference) , Chicken wings also cost N1,300.

More parts of the chicken chest are sold (with wings) and this parts contain less bone compared to others (turkey and chicken wings), it boosts your stew and soup (although I prefer using it for stew), hence I think it’s more economical.

If you haven’t tried it, now is a chance, you can give me a feedback on your thoughts.

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Thanks for Reading

Frozen foods (chicken) in http://www.konga.com/?k_id=Prohphessor but without the chicken chest (my economical favorite), the chest part can be gotten in any local store around you in Nigeria

1kg Frozen Chicken; N2,271
1 carton of frozen chicken wings;10kg N14,571
Live Chiken; Old Layer – 1kg N2,333
Frozen chicken laps – 1KG – N1,050 (ONLY in ABUJA)

Is it right to cook rice with a frypan?

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“Frypans are lighter and they fry and cook faster.”

Is it right to cook rice with a frypan?

Yes Or No? (why)

Drop your comments below, thanks!

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Food Product of the Day

Just for a change. . .

“Chicken no go grow for person head o.”

A Goat meat has an excellent taste when properly seasoned, it’s aroma is always irresistable. This meat can be roasted, steamed and fried, it can be used to prepare;

– pepper soup
– stew
– any type of Nigerian native soup [Egusi, Banga, Ogbono, Afang, Edikikan]
– suya (roasted meat)

Live Goat- Medium size- 13KGLive Goat-Medium size-13kg N22,000 free delivery

Main Class: Protein

Nutrient: For growth and development of the body

Click on the picture of the Goat to find more details on how to purchase it.

How to Prepare Eba Excellently

I tried charging some of my course mates to come here and filling in the procedures for making Eba; they all claimed that making it wasn’t a good challenge since Eba is very common and almost everyone in Nigeria understand the steps and principles for making it.

Recipes for making Eba:
Garri and Water

Some Pre-steps:

Sift the garri (this isn’t common to everyone)

Set the Turning stick and bowl

Step 1.

Boil the water with a kettle or electric jug

Step 2.

Pour the boiling water, into the bowl and dilute with a very little cold water

Step 3.

Pour enough of the garri into the hot water in the bowl

Step 4.

Sift off the water, garri shaft on the surface and stir immediately from side to side.

WELDONE!

Still on Eba

Everyone’s style of preparing it is different…

ยค some cover it to absorb the hot water

ยค others turn immediately

ยค some dilute the hot water, while some don’t

ยค some sift the shaft after pouring the garri, while others don’t
but at the end we all eat it and the Eba ends up it the stomach, goes through digestion process and so on…

But you won’t enjoy a badly made Eba;

ยค with too much lumps (Yoruba calls it koko while in Kalabari it’s “Ingboli”)

ยค made excessively soft

ยค Too hard

ยค Still having the raw taste of garri

ยค not well mixed.

My Verdict: Make your eba properly to enjoy it and don’t be in a haste because every food has an end product in the stomach, hence prepare it well.
Thanks for reading…

Food of the Day

My food of the day is EBA!

Class: Carhbohydrate
Nutrient: For Energy
Raw form: Garri and water (seperated)
More raw: Cassava
It is ate with any type of Soup: Okro, Egusi, Banga, Ogbono, Bitter leaf and other type of soups.

NB: Eba is best eaten in the Afternoon for health reasons.

Recipe for making Eba:

Garri
(yellow or white)
water (hot)

Packaged Ijebu Garri for sale (10 packs)

Utensils needed:
A wooden Spoon and a Bowl.

Now who go teach us how to make Eba?

The best entry would be posted on the blog with the winner’s name and picture, that’s not all; winner will also get my “small boy gift” of an airtime (preferred network).

NB II: if you’re not teaching us then vote the entries; the highest vote wins.
Oya! #EBA
me sef I won learnoo…
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Hey! This Ijebu garri na ogboge o.. Click here to order your own and taste it o, chaii!

How to Prepare a Delicious Pot Of Beans

Recipes needed:

Beans, onions, pepper, tomatoes, vegetable oil, palm oil (optional), seasoning cubes, salt, curry and crayfish (optional).

Pre-steps

  1. Pick out the beans from the shaft
  2. Blend pepper and crayfish seperately
  3. Slice the tomatoes and onions

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Weldone!

Main Steps

Step 1: Boil the beans till it gets soft (not too soft; but soft)

Step 2: when soft add some onions
and salt, allow to boil for 2-3minutes

Steps 3: Keep away the beans and put a fry pan to dry, add some red oil (allow to fry for 15 seconds) and vegetable oil to the fry pan and allow the oil to heat up

Step 4: When the oil is hot add onions, tomatoes and peper, allow this to fry very well

Step 5: Once the water content in it starts getting dried add curry then stir.

Step 6: Add crayfish, seasoning cubes and some little salt then stir

Step 7: Return the beans, pour all the contents (peper, onions, tomatoes mixture) of the fry pan into it and stir well

Step 8: Have a taste and add some seasoning cubes or salt if needed

Step 9: Allow to heat up very well and stir continuously to avoid burning the beans for 10 – 15 minutes.

Step 10: ๐Ÿ™‚ wetin remain? ๐Ÿ˜€
ENJOY YOUR DELICIOUS
๐Ÿ˜€ Your delicious Beans Is Ready!
๐Ÿ˜‰ Weldone!

Your delicious pot of beans can go with;

Bread, Yam, Ijebu Garri (sprinkling on the beans or soaking in water with sugar and salt for drinking), pap, rice, plantain or
Potatoes.

Food Nutrient and Fact
Did You Know that eating your delicious beans with the above list of carbohydrate food is a balanced diet?

Beans- Protein

Tomatoes, Peper, Onions, crayfish – vitamins and mineral salt

Salt – mineral salt

Vegetable and Palm oil – fat & oil

Rice, Bread, Yam… – Carbohydrate

Water (used for cooking and drank after the meal)

So! Always make sure its on your roaster…

Thanks for reading, do ensure to share with all your friends.

Ijebu Garri (packed)

Stallion Rice (The best grain)

What Makes A Food Delicious?

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I have just finished preparing a gravy, it tastes…. Hmm… So great!, You should have a taste. Oh! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Thats one of the limitations of a computer, how I wish it could be uploaded and you have a taste by downloading it.

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Yeah!

After tasting my delicious gravy, I asked myself,“What makes a food DELICIOUS?” What do you think of this question? I will give serveral options, please help me out by picking your choice. Thanks!

WHAT MAKES IT DELICIOUS?
Options:
– Every recipe used
– The Cook
– Seasoning Cubes
– Salt
– Onions
– Pepper
Or
– The Amount Spent (soup wey sweet na money kill am)

Please use the reply or comment box.