Calling all undercover foodies!!

Have you ever considered doing or trying something different from your regular routine? Not enough encouragement to try? Fear of the unknown?

I used to be that way with a number of things – ranging from my idea of ‘holiday’ to food preferences. As a child, I remember and have also been told stories of how difficult I used to be with food. If it looked strange and I hadn’t tried it before, you couldn’t convince me to try it – yup! I was that stubborn. Looking back, I would never have imagined that I’d become this adventurous foodie, ready to try on recipes and different cuisines.

This year, I’ve really delved back into cooking, especially when bored. I realised I had zero cravings for the conventional ‘diet’ I grew up with but was also too lazy to go shopping for ingredients to properly follow a recipe #lazyfoodie. Most times, I’d end up improvising and remixing a bunch of recipes and would always be excited when my experiment was successful – which is all the time by the way 🙂 .

Another surprising discovery other than my newly revived appetite for food was how relaxing I found cooking, especially when I wanted to ‘de-stress’. Although, if I am being honest, I did not appreciate the heat wave involved in cooking with a gas cooker in 33˚c  – but in order to turn my lemons into lemonade, I envisioned all the good that the heat was doing for my pores 🙂 talk about #DIY #spasessions.

Here are pictures of a few recipes I remixed that are post worthy lol. I played around with Nigerian, south American and healthy recipes J

oatmeal cinnamon and banana pancakes with southern fried apples
remixed colombian plantain tortilla with bacon and sweetcorn 🙂
remixed deep fried shrimp potato balls – deep fried shrimp plantain balls
remixed akara (Nigerian ‘bean cake’) – ‘pankara’

My different worked for me – I no longer had to endure food I didn’t love if there were recipes that needed to be tried using those same ingredients.

I did something different with what I already had in my kitchen

Don’t be afraid to try something different – you just might love the result. As they say, you can’t keep doing the same thing and expect a different result 😉

Be inspired.




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