“There’s always room for jelloooo”. If you watch Friends you would probably recognize this phrase ( oh I’m the only one who does? Well this is awkward). Anyhow, Afrolems stays steady making the simple things fancy. If you love the effortlessly delicious or if you’re just in the mood for something sweet and jiggly I’m certain you will agree with Joey, “there’s always room for jelloooo.”
Mix your Jello Powder with water. Put your fruits in the container you would like it to set in and pour the Jello in the container and allow to set. To make it fun, you can freeze it so you and your significant other can have fun trying to defrost it. Enjoy XoXo
Everyone loves a well cooked dinner, and every time we want to eat something fancy we pick a restaurant But the thing about a restaurant is that is cannot always be intimate, so what is more intimate than a nicely cooked meal for that special someone. I know I would love it if I walked in through the door and saw this waiting for me with a bouquet of roses. So I present to you herbed lamb with strawberry sauce. I chose to do strawberry sauce because it’s something different, who doesn’t love strawberries. You know what else is great about the strawberry sauce, you can also serve it as a dessert with ice-cream. I hope you love this recipe.
Lamb Shoulder (Or Lamb Chops)
Red Wine Vinegar
- Strawberry Sauce
- In a clean saucepan, add a cup and a half of water and allow to boil for about 5-7 minutes .
- Then add the clean strawberries and allow to boil for 10-15 minutes under low/medium heat. Stir the mixture every 5 minutes.
- Add a dash of red wine vinegar.
- Then add half a cup of sugar and stir, leave to boil for an additional 5-10 minutes
- In a clean boil, add a teaspoon and a half of corn starch and a quarter cup of cold water and mix thoroughly.
- Add the corn starch mixture to the boiling strawberry and mix until the mixture becomes thick
- Turn of the heat, and strain the strawberry sauce into a clean boil and refrigerate. (You can also blend the strawberry to make a thicker sauce).
2. Herbed Lamb
- Clean the lamb and press on some black pepper and salt.
- Heat up a frying pan, and add a little olive oil.
- Fry the lamb for 10 minutes (enough time to get both sides brown).
- In a clean boil, mix the mint leaves, parsley, thyme, black pepper, a cube of Maggi salt, and a dash of red wine vinegar.
- Once the lamb is browned, put it in a foiled baking pan and rub on the mixture of herbs on both sides.
- Put the lamb in the oven and set to 350 F.
- Allow to roast for 15 minutes.
- Cover the lamb with foil and leave in the oven for an additional 10 minutes
- Once the lamb is done you can serve with the strawberry sauce and some mashed potatoes.
Did you know that the history of red velvet desserts is really about the colour more than anything. I read this blog post
and was shocked. Which means I can pretty much add any colour to a dessert recipe and make it really cool. Either way, I started thinking of what was somewhat easy to make as a dessert and wouldn’t take too much time and the red velvet brownie idea came up. I mean for those that have had the white chocolate brownie(none can compare) or the triple chocolate chunk brownies, this isn’t that different except I used white chocolates as toppings. This is a lovely dessert to share with your partner. It is chewy and chocolatey and you can serve it with frosting, ice-cream or whipped cream. Yum. Enjoy making this. xoxo
- 1 bittersweet chocolate baking bar, chopped
- 3/4 cup butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 Eggs
- ! Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 (1-oz.) bottle red liquid food coloring
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup of white chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°. Line your baking pan with aluminum foil and lightly grease it.
- Microwave the chocolate bar with butter in a large microwave-safe bowl for 2 minutes until its melted. Take it out of the microwave at 30 seconds interval to stir it so it can stay smooth.
- Whisk in the sugar into the mixture. Add the eggs, 1 at a time and whisk into the mixture. Stir in the flour, baking powder, salt, vanilla extract, and food colouring. Pour mixture into the greased pan. Sprinkle white chocolate chips on mixture.
- Bake at 350° for 40 – 45 minutes. To check whether it’s done, stick a toothpick in the center and if it comes out with a few moist crumbs then it is done. Take out and allow to cool. Serve with frosting and heart sprinkles.
This Valentines season, enjoy your Yummy dessert. Be sure to feed your significant other with your hands
Have you ever thought about precolonial love? If we had never been exposed to pasta Alfredo or even Jollof rice what would we consider “romantic food”. Well in my opinion, nothing says ‘I love you’ more than Vegetable soup in this case Afang soup with an assortment of meat, snails, tripe and fish. For that traditional lover, give your significant other a meal that would make their heart sing. Enjoy XoXo
The Afrolems banner went up about our valentines recipes and immediately we got a few requests to from different bloggers to feature their recipes in our series. Here is one of our guest chefs of the day. Hope you enjoy his recipe. XoXo
This is a simple meal, but allows for creativity and team work. So call up your valentine on V-day evening and get to cook this together. If you are the charmer like me, you may want to do this all by yourself, just make sure your valentine brings along the wine when coming over.
So let’s get started.
Rice – enough for three
Turkey – grilled or fried
Spice – Pepper, Salt, Curry, Thyme
1. Boil Your Rice with salt until it is ready to eat
2. Dice your onions, soften tomato paste with stock or water
3. Whisk eggs
4. Quick-fry (in low heat) sliced onions, and tomato paste, in vegetable oil, add spice to make sauce
5. Pour in Egg into sauce and stir to make scrambled eggs in sauce. Add more spices if need be
6. Dish your white rice, and serve sauce on the side with grilled or fried turkey
7. Garnish with seedless grapes and eat with chilled wine.
Nubi Kayode is a Co-Founder of Easy Appetite, an online takeaway site that allows you order, experience and recommend meals for various restaurants in Nigeria. More at http://easyappetite.com
“Rice is good. Rice is life. If you want to get a life, just eat rice!” How is that for rhymes? I saw that quote somewhere and thought it was funny. Anywhoo, on this 2nd day of the valentine month, I bring to you familiar dishes on a nigerian menu. Showing your significant other you love them is cooking them things that bring them joy. I don’t know about you all but Jollof Rice brings me joy and so does Moin Moin. I decided to add a little flavour to my Moin Moin this time. I made several batches with different seafoods but would just be displaying the shrimp moin moin. I hope you enjoy making and serving the red shades of Jollof rice, moin moin and stewed beef to your loved one/ones. Enjoy XoXo