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Skillet Potato Medley

July 16, 2009 | 2 Comments

I usually have some odd ends and bits laying around in the kitchen. Most of these are coming to the end of their lifespan (in my kitchen anyways) and if I can’t think of something to make them into, they end up in the garbage.

This is the story of two potatoes I bought a while ago; one regular potato and one sweet potato. My intention when I bought these was to make steak and potatoes. The steak I made, but the potatoes I decided against, no particular reason. For directions & more, keep reading!

Homemade How To: Salt & Honey Body Scrub

July 3, 2009 | Leave a Comment!

This is NOT edible people! I whipped this up in the kitchen and thought I’d feature it since it was done in the kitchen anyway. It was very spur of the moment and I’ve never attempted this before either. Homemade … For directions & more, keep reading!

Ila-Asepo (Okra Soup)

June 30, 2009 | 30 Comments

Ila-asepo or okra soup is the Yoruba way of cooking okra soup. I’m not quite sure what it means literally translated, but I know it’s grated/chopped okra cooked in beef stock. Another way of cooking okra is to cook it in some water and serve with fish soup, which is then eaten with a starchy mould of your choice.

This would be my second attempt at making this. The first attempt was tasty, but I blended the okra with I guess a bit too much water and it didn’t draw as much. This time, I grated/chopped fresh okra to avoid the prior mistake. For directions & more, keep reading!

Chicken Fajita Quesadillas

June 21, 2009 | 2 Comments

I was inspired to make this dish from the Food Network Magazine (if you haven’t subscribed already, what are you waiting for?!). It was actually an ad for The Other White Meat, in other words, pork. (Apparently, pork loin is as healthy as chicken breast.)

While I didn’t go the route of using the pork, the idea to make this came from that ad. The actual idea for the quesadillas came from Mission Flour Tortillas (Caseras). On the back of each Mission tortilla package is usually a recipe of some sort, and on the one I got, the above was the recipe featured. For directions & more, keep reading!

Whole Tilapia (& Jollof Rice)

June 14, 2009 | 22 Comments

I said it was going to be a fishy week and here’s yet another fish recipe. Aside from the catfish I cooked last, I had some whole tilapia I bought from the Asian market. I thought it was already cut into steaks, but it wasn’t.

At first, I felt a bit of trepidation, seeing as I’ve never cooked whole fish before and then I started wondering how to clean the fish, not realizing it was already cleaned! After thinking about it, I decided to bake it whole adding some citrus fruits to it. For directions & more, keep reading!

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