Our Weekend In Food

We really pigged out this weekend and we feel so terrible…not!

We had rice & beans for late lunch on Saturday (we were too hungry to take pictures) and then headed to Sweet Kiwi for froyo.

Sunday’s breakfast was pancakes and eggs.

P1000362P1000363Mr. Kitchen grilled a whole duck for dinner and we had them with some veggies.

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The glaze was
The glaze was “chilli-honey-orange”

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Look Momma, I Made It!!!

Am I the only one who thinks that it’s kind of like a big deal that I successfully wrapped moin-moin leaves? The answer is no; Mr Kitchen thinks so too ­čÖé

I had a moin-moin leaf wrapping tutorial from my Mother-in-Law who visited us at the weekend. My Mother has tried to teach me on several occasions but the catastrophic spills and the moin-moin never making it into the pot scarred me for a while.

I’m no expert but I’ll share the steps with you in pictures.

Snap and remove the spine of the leaf from about a third of the leaf to the bottom. This ensures that the spine doesn't rip the leaf when you fold it.
Snap and remove the spine of the leaf from about a third of the leaf to the bottom. This ensures that the spine doesn’t rip the leaf when you fold it.
Fold the leaf one side at a time in the shape of a cone.
Fold the leaf one side at a time in the shape of a cone.
Fold a little section from the bottom backwards
Fold a little section from the bottom backwards
Open the hollow of the cone
Open the hollow of the cone
Fill with the moin-moin mixture
Fill with the moin-moin mixture
Fold the leaf by tucking in at the center and then folding down one side at a time
Fold the leaf by tucking in at the center and then folding down one side at a time
Then fold the top backwards
Then fold the top backwards
Yayyy! It made it to the pot in one piece
Yayyy! It made it to the pot in one piece
I even tried the 2-leaf technique
I even tried the 2-leaf technique

Happy moin-moin wrapping and I hope you enjoy doing this as much as I did.

Mrs K.

Weekend in Food

Weekends = Food + Food +more Good Food

When Mr.K tries to achieve the┬átarget to reduce the time in between posts from well…6 months to less than 6 days, some shortcuts are inevitable.

Saturday cousin-come-dining was Mrs. K’s chinese stir fried “seasonal vegetables” a.k.a. sizveg and super yummy sweet potato mash.

saturdaySunday on the other hand was grilled┬álamb chops braised in Mr’K’s secret sauce served with sides of jollof rice and dodo… let’s say we will need to hit the gym to atone for the digging in.

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Experimental breakies

A perception about healthy eating is that the meals are boring and tasteless. Nothing could be farther from the truth. When┬áMr.K saw eggs in avocado in an online magazine, it was a matter of when not if we’d give it a go.

Give it a go we did and we ended up with a meal that was quick to prepare and as tasty as it was pleasant to look at.

Add salt and pepper, preferably to the avocado before breaking in the eggs, bake for 10-20 minutes on medium heat depending on how you want your eggs. We served ours with grilled mutton kebabs and doubled up on salsa and green chili. I imagine this would be amazing on toast or crackers or garlic bread

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5 Steps to the T

What happens when Mr. Kitchen goes on AWOL and refuses to complete a blog post 6 weeks after starting it? Apparently Mrs. Kitchen adopts the “siddon look” approach.

It’s a good day and i have decided to complete this post and hopefully open the floodgates to new posts. It’s an easy post though, because meat is one of my best words not unlike other African men.

How do you get the perfect meat? Read on for 5 easy steps

1. Start with good quality meat, you cannot perform magic on a poor quality cut

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2. If meat is frozen, thaw to room temperature, rub with salt and pepper and let sit for about an hour

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3. You have the option of using a grill or a pan. I used a skillet. Heat a skillet till it’s very hot and then oil the skillet or the meat. Place meat in skillet and seal the steak┬áby cooking on high heat for 3 minutes on each side.

IMG_22264. Continue on low heat to preferred tenderness  (6 minutes each side for VERY well done). Serve with preferred sides and sauce (we had grilled sweet potatoes,salad and a Mrs.K garlic sauce

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5. I don’t know what happened next but i got to the “T” very quickly

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Our weekend in food

Hi everyone,

Hope your weekend was great and your week has got off to a good start.

We had a food-filled weekend, starting from date night on Friday evening. We had dinner at RSVP (our first time there) and we really intended to do a review but I wasn’t in the mood to focus on some details; I had had a crappy day so I really just wanted to drink. The food was very tasty, ambience was good but I found it pricey especially for how little the portions were.

We had the pulled pork sliders (a tad too much sugar) and the prawn machos for starters.

rsvp startersFor our main, we had the jumbo prawns (provencale i presume, it says “provencial” on their menu) and the most amazing side ever – sweet potatoes and cheese (I forget what type) fritters.

rsvp prawnsExcept you fancy really expensive “orijin”, you can skip the “Naija spritzer” cocktail. It was a mix of prosecco, angostura bitters and some fruit juice (or was it fanta?)…totally not a fan.

I had frozen a hand of bananas on Thursday night and some of it went into the blender on Saturday night with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, some milk and some ice ┬ácubes. ┬áThe end result was a yummy banana milkshake; thankfully, the cup of indulgence cleared out our system and we repeated in on Sunday night for our family who gate crashed for dinner. Of course we warned them about the semi-laxative effect and we got testimonies later ­čÖé

Our milkshake brings all the...ugh...never mind!
Our milkshake brings all the…ugh…never mind!

For brunch on Sunday, Mr. K grilled potatoes in their jacket and sausages, I made the eggs, added a bit of mesclun leaves to our plates and it was a really easy-peasy enjoyable brunch.

The butter melted right into it...yum!
The butter melted right into it…yum!

Yoga and squash this week, anyone?

Love,

Mr. + Mrs. K