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What do Nigerians eat? (Street food edition)

I love food and I'm not ashamed to say so. I love street food as well, I think it is very addictive. When I think about street food I wonder what makes it so good, Is it because it is made on the street side? Does that give it more authenticity? Who invented street food? Street food is all over the world, from corn dogs in downtown Denver, to funnel cake in Chicago to roasted corn in Lagos; you can always find street food in cities. I really can't explain why street food tastes so much better than its homemade or restaurant made version. We do have many street food options in Nigeria especially in the cities, everyone is on the go. It is a perfect opportunity to eat for city dwellers. I tried to rank this list from my best to least favourite but it was really difficult. I love everything on this list. I just love food so much, don't you dare judge me! Let's get right into it, shall we?
Suya Everyone I know loves suya, it's assorted meat (beef, chicken, veal) barbec…

Mexico in Nigeria| Casa Mexicana restaurant

When I learnt there was a Mexican restaurant in Abuja, I was really interested! I wondered if the flavours will be authentic given that North America is very far from sub-Saharan Africa. If you are interested in my thoughts on the restaurant, their food and service, please keep reading.
We stopped by Casa Mexicana which is in Ceddi Plaza, Abuja for lunch on a Saturday. Upon arrival, we had a host welcome us. I hoped he would have said, "Hola, Como Estas" which translates to "Hi, How are you" in Spanish but he didn't. He welcomed us warmly in English and showed us to our table. We were immediately served seasoned cucumber and carrots strips with some roasted nuts. The veggies were tangy, I loved every single bite.
First impressions
As I entered the restaurant, I was automatically in a better mood, the vibrant colours gave me butterflies in my tummy. I felt like I was in a new world entirely. The wait staff were very courteous and the restaurant was very clean. I…

Why you should be kind on the internet

Why you should be kind on the internet
Depression and suicide.
How many of us feel like those are the words that have been thrown around lately? When I was younger I thought people who killed themselves were so selfish and didn't think about their loved ones. My unenlightened thought stemmed from a place of "rationale" and not empathy. I'm older now and I understand that it takes a lot for someone to decide to take their lives and go along with that decision.
Depression is not something a person plans on falling into and think they can get out of it with the snap of their fingers. We see smiles, pictures, LOL's from people all over the internet every day and we assume they are happy based on the images they choose to show us. But the question is this, are they really happy? Can you look through your social media and categorise people into happy and unhappy based on their updates? Even if you can, is your categorization the most accurate representation of people&…

You deserve financial peace

I took a crash course with the financial peace university; a program created by Dave Ramsey to help people become debt free and acquire wealth. Financial peace university is based on biblical teachings as it relates to our finances. I learned a couple of things that have helped me with my finances and I thought it might help you give thought and structure to yours. Although the teachings were for people living in the United States, I tried to make it applicable to a general audience regardless of your location.

The course taught 7 steps, depending on your stage in life, so many of them may or may not relate to you. I learned that these steps are supposed to be followed sequentially i.e one after another. Please remember, nothing happens overnight. It is a process that takes time and yield good results. Trust the process.

The first step involves setting up an emergency fund. If you have one already you are a unicorn! A large number of people do not have any money put away for emergenci…

Oven-baked Cajun sausage, shrimp, and sweet peppers kebab

I absolutely love shrimp, it is easy to cook and very delicious. This recipe can be eaten as a snack, a side to a salad or served at barbecue grilling event.

I hope you love this recipe as much as I do. Don't forget to check me out on Instagram and Facebook Forks_by_bibilamour.


Oven-baked Cajun sausage, shrimp, and sweet peppers kebab recipe

Ingredients

1 teaspoon of canola oil6 pieces of thawed shrimpCajun spice (mixture of garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, black pepper, cayenne, oregano, and pepper flakes)2 Jennie-O turkey franks2 Sweet mini peppersTools Bamboo skewers Instructions Set Oven to 365 degrees FSoak Skewers in waterMarinate Shrimp in cajun spice mixed with canola oilDice up each turkey frank into 4 biteable piecesDice up sweet peppersAlternately, thread shrimp, sausage, and pepper on skewerBake for maximum of 7 minutes Enjoy, Bibi l'amour