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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Curry Goat w/ Roti

One of the things about visiting a lot of food blogs daily is that I get a lot of inspiration on what to cook. Sometimes they do not even have to be food blogs just regular blogs inspire me and I am grateful. On one of my numerous blogrounds(I dont remember which blog sorrrry!!!!) The blogger mentioned Curry goat and Roti and I just felt an instant hunger pang(Exaggeration much??? set out to make it the next day. Here is a simple recipe.

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Curry Goat

1lb goat meat-cut into bite sizes
1 large onion, chopped
3 Scotch bonnet peppers,
1 teaspoon allspice/adobo
salt to taste
black pepper to taste
3 tablespoons curry powder (more or less to taste)
2 garlic cloves, minced

Season meat with the seasoning salt. Heat the cooking oil in a large pot & add 1 Tablespoon of the curry powder. Cook stirring constantly until the curry powder darkens quite a bit . Put meat in pot along with onions, scallions, garlic & scotch bonnet pepper. Fry a little (about 5 minutes) over medium heat. Add thyme, remaining curry powder, black pepper & a little (1/2 teaspoon) of seasoning salt. Cover with water & simmer uncovered until meat is very tender & sauce is thick. Taste sauce & add more salt, if necessary.

Flour – 1 cup
Salt – 1/2 tsp
Oil – 4 tsp
Warm Water – 3/4 cup
All-purpose flour – for rolling and dusting


In a large mixing bowl, mix Flour and Salt well. Add Oil and mix until all lumps are gone.Add Warm Water a little at a time to form a medium soft dough ball. Do not overwork the dough. Add few drops of Oil and coat the dough ball. Cover and let it rest for 15 minutes.Heat skillet on medium heat. Knead the dough once and divide into golf ball size balls.Dip one ball into the All-purpose flour to coat and roll it out into a thin disc. Keep dipping the rotli into the dry flour to prevent it from sticking to the rolling surface. Flip to the other side once you see bubbles appear on the surface. Allow it to cook for 10-15 seconds.

This was a G.O.O.D. dinner on a snowy evening after work. Hope you enjoy!!!

p.s I added some potatoes to mine because I felt like it...
p.s.s It is my birthday in 2days!!!!
p.s.s.s HAPPY NEW MONTH!!!!!

Have a blessed week!!!
Hugs and Kisses

Monday, November 8, 2010

Oreo Cheesecake Cupcakes

Last week, I was feeling very inspired. I cooked almost everyday!I also baked! twice! Yes yes yes "pats my back" Here is a simple recipe for Oreo Cheesecake! It was sooooooooooooooooo G.O.O.D! I saw this recipe on one of the numerous food blogs I visit and I just fell in love. well here is a simple process.

This is what you need...

Add them all together.

Add the oreo cookies.

This is what I look like when I am baking....DAMNNN!!!! gotta look pweedi next time!

Put the oreo's on the bottom of the pan

Put the batter in the muffin pans

Oooooooooo ..:)



Martha Stewart's Oreo Cheesecake Cupcakes

42 cream-filled sandwich cookies, such as Oreos, 30 left whole, and 12 coarsely chopped
2 pounds cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
1 cup sour cream
Pinch of salt

1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Line standard muffin tins with paper liners. Place 1 whole cookie in the bottom of each lined cup.

2. With an electric mixer on medium high speed, beat cream cheese until smooth, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Gradually add sugar, and beat until combined. Beat in vanilla.

3. Drizzle in eggs, a bit at a time, beating to combine and scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Beat in sour cream and salt. Stir in chopped cookies by hand.

4. Divide batter evenly among cookie-lined cups, filling each almost to the top. Bake, rotating pan halfway through, until filling is set, about 22 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Refrigerate at least 4 hours (or up to overnight). Remove from tins just before serving.

Have a good week..:) I will be back before the end of the week.
Hugs and Kisses

Monday, November 1, 2010

Day Two: Fish pepper soup & plantains

In my quest to eat three times a day, I have to become more creative and I have to think outside the box of rice or pasta! So today I took it back to Naija made some GOOD fish pepper soup, grilled some plantains and DALLLLLMIIIITTTTTT! my friend Cindy and I where on could 9 for a minute. Tehehehehe. Very easy recipe.

1 Mackerel- cut into 4 pieces
1 onion
2 scotch bonnet peppers
curry,salt, garlic powder and dry pepper

In a pot, boil fish with 3 cups of water.
Add chopped onions and chopped scotch bonnet peppers.
add spices to taste
Let cook for 20mins or until fish is cooked.
Add more water if needed
serve with plantains, yams, rice or alone.

This is such a quick meal! and sooooooooooooo G.O.O.D!

Sneak peak at the cupcakes I was talking about....YUM!!!! Recipe and full post coming up. in a day or two...I am on a roll!!!!

do you see the oreo imprint on the bottom of the cupcake??? SUCCESSSSS!!!! *big grin*

Hugs and Kisses
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