Dear Nigerians, What Is It With You And Party Food?

Jollof rice

Obviously, I cannot count how many Nigerian parties/events I have attended in my lifetime, but there's something that happens at all of them: the food craze. This craze does not transfer to non Nigerian food though, only the Nigerian one. For example, I remember attending a wedding where they served all Nigerian food, like mashed potatoes, baked salmon, green leafy salad, and no rice, and the guests were visibly unsatisfied and disapppointed. We all know that no Nigerian party is complete Continue Reading

iCook: Epic Chin Chin Fail

Nigerian Chin Chin

It's been a while I did one of these food posts. I was craving chin chin the other day and I decided to make some (my very first time ever). Let me rewind: Igwe and I attended a Nigerian-Cameroonian wedding on Thursday, July 2nd in Columbia, Maryland. I did not eat any food there, but I did eat the chin chin like it was going out of style. It was sweet and soft but crunchy, just the way I like it. It was not the kind of crunchy that would give you a surprise root canal. So I ate and ate with Continue Reading

Home Away From Home With Egg Stew

potatoes and egg stew

One thing about being away from home is that any little thing that reminds you of home is an instant cause for celebration, and any time you get together with your fellow "country men," food is a big part of that coming together. In fact, there cannot be a coming together without food. Nigerian food. It's funny because living away from home, I go to American, Chinese, Italian, Mexican, and all other kinds of restaurants to eat, and I enjoy their food. When I visit an American (or non Continue Reading

With Buca Di Beppo, You Can Host Your Holiday Party Like A Boss!

Buca Di Beppo Italian Food

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Buca di Beppo. All opinions are 100% mine. Even if you’re not the boss, you can still host your holiday party like one. Okay, here’s a secret: I have never attended an official Christmas party. It’s not really something that we [Nigerians] do in America (or maybe it’s just the Nigerians that I know?] And my job doesn’t do them either. I heard they used to do them before, but not anymore. I bought this burgundy pencil skirt that fits like a Continue Reading

iCook: Pasta With Johnsonville Smoked Brats (Fall Comfort Food)

Really up close and personal: Pasta With Johnsonville Smoked Brats.

What kind of food do you think of when you hear fall comfort food? I think of cheese, soup, tomatoes, maybe bread, but all definitely warm. Or hot. I blogged about using Johnsonville sausages before, but in that post, I cook some [fried] stew with sausages, instead of the more traditional goat meat, beef, or chicken. And in that post, I used the Andouille sausage instead. Well, it's a new day, and fall is a-coming. My original thought was to cook some hearty vegetable soup and switch out the Continue Reading

About Last Weekend: I Was So Lazy!

We were waiting for our table at Chili's

Happy Monday, Sweet Potatoes! I don't know what happened to me this past week, but I was so flipping lazy. I literally slept for most of the time. I'd wake up in the morning, eat breakfast, and go back to bed. Before I know what's going on, it's past 3:00 PM. That was how my week went. I can't tell you what I accomplished. And the irony is that I had so much to do. Instead of doing anything, I'd think f all I had to do and my solution would be to go back to bed. It was like why do today what Continue Reading

Butter Me Up And Call Me A Biscuit


When I was in Nigeria, there were only two ways I knew how to eat corn: roasted (called grilled in America) or boiled. With boiled corn, the only ingredient I knew to put on it was salt (while cooking). And it tasted good, honestly. But one day in America, I ordered some food at a restaurant, and I was asked what side I wanted it to come with. Corn on a cob was one of the options, so I ordered it. When the corn came with butter and black pepper on it, I was not too happy. But then, I tasted it, Continue Reading

Ladies, Do You Actually Like Cooking?

My cozy kitchen

I can confidently say that I have a love-hate relationship with cooking. I cannot say that I dislike it, but I don't quite like it either. Basically, I enjoy experimenting and trying new recipes, and I have never eaten any food that I like better than the one I cooked myself, but there are just days months that I don't feel like cooking. I have shown you pictures of some of the foods I have cooked through my iCook series, and I enjoyed cooking every one of those meals. The only thing that has Continue Reading

iCook: Fried Stew + White Rice With Johnsonville Andouille Sausages

All chopped up and cooking

I cooked! You know I love making up new foods. Well this time, in honor of Mardi Gras (which is coming up!), I went for regular Nigerian fried stew with fully cooked Andouille Sausage from Johnsonville, which is one of their Split Rope Sausage flavors. This sausage, from Johnsonville, is unlike most other sausage in its category.To start,  it's fully cooked and packs great flavor but unlike most other fully cooked sausage, Johnsonville uses absolutely no fillers which is how their sausages get Continue Reading

iCook: Knorr Pasta Sides Cheddar Broccoli


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Giant Eagle. All opinions are 100% mine. Summary of this post: WOW!!! When I got offered a chance to write about Knorr Pasta Sides Cheddar Broccoli, I was excited because I absolutely love trying new things and telling you about them - yes, of course, food included - and while I was not expecting it to be bad, I did not expect it to be this good either. If you're wondering why the portion looks small, it's because I was begging Igwe to Continue Reading