Black Soup  

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Bubbling hot Black Soup in an earthen pot
Black Soup is a rich herby soup with a delicate balance of aromatic flavours if well cooked.

Recipe

  • 1 1/2 cup blended Bitterleaf (before blending it must have been washed till it is no longer bitter, it would have a little bitter sweet taste
  • Efinrin leaves
  • Utazi Leaves

*combine in this propositions 1 part Efinrin to 1/2 part Utazi Leaves and blend together. You would need 1 Cup of a mixture of this blend to cook with

  • 2 cups Palmnut Cream (Banga)
  • 1/2 cup blended pepper /onion/crayfish mix (you can use more if you like)
  • Smoked and dried fish variety (obokun,stockfisk, bongafish)
  • Boiled meats (beef or goat meat, cowfoot, shaki, ponmo…)
  • Rich stock
  • Salt to taste
  • Bouillon cubes.

Basic Ingredients: (Back-Front, Left-Right) Smoked Eja Obokun (blue catfish), blended washed bitterleaf, blended Utazi and Efirin leaves, blended fresh pepper and dried crayfish, boiled…

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Dear Diary,

‘Ts amazing, I refer to myself as a Foodie.
Why? Because I can count on my ten (10) fingers the actual foods I eat

O well.. terms and definitions.. Who really is checking..

Anyway, food ogler that I am, instantly decided to attend the #GTBankFoodDrink 2017 as soon as I saw the event advertised

Fast forward to today, I came, saw, and learned..
The master classes were lit. I particularly enjoyed Chef Stone’s @uberstigg @reddishchronicles class. Chef Malarkey @brianmalarkey was awesome. (I got a free copy of his Cookbook “Come Early, Stay late”)..pretty cool, right?

GTBank totally outdid it… A 100% event indeed

Did I mention I saw the cutest little goat ever?IMG_20170428_032155_240.JPGIMG_20170426_163916_371.JPGIMG_20170430_111129.jpgIMG_20170430_122820IMG_20170430_101459.jpg

Dear Diary,

“So it started @ 10am and ended @ 6pm.. Mgbok #inmyborrowedCalabaraccent… Twas totally worth it”

That’s me conversing with #MissIcameForAfreeEmpowermentConference&ImStillComplaining

… Did I mention it came with lunch too. Really fine food. Even the foodpacks were contested for by many Self-Made Women after the event.

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And to think I didn’t like @lindaikeji before today. And no, it had nothing to with her ‘pocket influence’. Thank God baby bro @iamjasononuora was ‘on my case’ to attend.

… The tin make plenty sense

Ada Okechukwu from Access Bank set me off with this: “God has put in us ALL to become”.. Hello!

Dr. Olamide Brown @Flyingdoctorsnigeria proved her mantra of “Take It” when she offered N200,000 to whoever wanted it. One sharp Naija geh walked up to the podium to “Take It” #seeshockedfaces

Lolo’s @officiallolo1 crack-ups were deep! She said some strong thingz.. Hmm..

True true, “local lo’n sha ‘wo”

I have decided to take my step of faith #wehdonema

@KemiAdetiba #KingWoman now came to ‘spoil it’ with her

12 Lessons! (Gist for another day)

She says: You’re always going to get an opportunity… Take it! Excel in it! Knock it out of the park!

“Your work is your business card into the universe” #tehdemoo

@OmonoOboli spread her love mantra indeed. She forfeited a good part of her birth day to share with us her amazing (amusing) life story

#manymoreblessingsma’am

Never disregard anyone. Be kind, respect across boards. That’s how @OmoniOboli got her ‘Anchor Baby’ role

Aunty Tara @taradurotoye dealt us the A.accept B.believe C.do not compare D.develop E.empower blow,

and one from Uncle Fela

“Money does not have leadership abilities”

Finally, twas all Ps for

Dolapo Badmos @opetodolapo Police PRO who served us the 4Ps of Success – Purpose, Passion, Professionalism, Productivity

Wawaawu! What a day!

#wehdonemas

So next time you wanna be like me and judge a book before reading it, ‘walk in their shoes’. And please I don’t mean get arrested by SARS

OYO is your case!

Aunty Dolapo say “Life is not a contest. It is content!”

Top 10 Healthy Foods To Gain Weight For Kids

Many mothers are asking questions on the best foods for facilitating weight gain in toddlers and children. It is important to garner perspective on baby nutrition and healthy diets.

Is your baby looking malnourished despite how well you are feeding him? You need your baby looking cute and chubby as a sign of a healthy living? You want to know the healthy foods that can help your baby gain weight? Below, are 10 most researched weight gaining foods for kids.

Frequent consumption of all the foods below will not only make your child gain weight but also build stronger bones, grow healthy and build antibodies that protect kids from germs and bacteria.

  1. Breast Milk: Is a costless, nutritious and most delicious food every baby needs for their first 6months. It has high-calorie energy food for babies. It enriches the brain power and increases weight without increasing baby fat. From age zero (0) to 1 year, mothers can give their kids diary milk from cows to substitute for breast milk e.g.  Aptamil 1,2,3,4 with ponutra growing up milk for respective ages of children.
  2. Banana: Can be given to infant babies from months old. Bananas are in rich in dietary fiber, potassium, vitamin C and are a very good source of Vitamin B6. It is an energy dense nutritious food. As a meal, bananas can be introduced as Banana milk then after 7 months, it can be introduced as pancakes. It can also be mixed with porridge for a 1-year-old baby. E.g @Supermart.ng Banana & Wheat Milk for 7 months and Apple and Banana swirl for 4-6months baby are life savers.
  3. Peach: This can be given from age 6 months. It is always mixed with other baby foods like Beech Nut which you can get from supermarts and stores. Peaches are rich in dietary fiber, niacin, Vitamin A and are a good source of Vitamin C. Peach can be pureed after 6 months and after 1 year as smoothies and milk shakes. E.g. Beech Nut Classics with 2 Peaches.
  4. Avocado: Is a great meal for toddlers and kids, since they are rich in fats and calories – both of which are needed for a growing child. They are also rich in nutrients, which makes them an obvious healthier choice over other fatty foods. It is of high benefit to use ripe avocado pulp as spreads or dips for kids.
  5. Pear: Pears can be introduced as one of the first solid foods of baby and helps in weight gain. It is very rich in Iron and is also a good source of dietary fiber, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin C. African pear “Ube” can be cooked and given to babies after 6months and after 8 months Apple pear can be added to make Pancakes.
  6. Sweet Potatoes: Makes an excellent first meal for babies from age 6 months with MultiGrain & Apple Sweet Potato Cereal 227g. Sweet potatoes are mashable and are also the least allergenic food of all . They are very low in saturated fat, high in dietary fiber, magnesium and potassium, vitamin B6 and very high in Vitamin A and C.
  7. Chicken: This can be introduced after age 8 months. Chicken is rich in Niacin, phosphorous, magnesium, Vitamin B6 and B12, and also rich in cholesterol. Chicken can be given at least once a week to children boiled or stewed and you can also use it in dishes for babies.
  8. Cheese: Can be given after age 8 months. Cheese is rich in phosphorous, calcium and selenium. Sliced Cheese makes perfect finger food; you can also try serving fruit salad with cheese to your baby.
  9. Wheat: Mostly wheat is not considered as a weight gaining food by many, but using whole wheat in baby foods has shown a steady weight gain in babies. It is an excellent source of dietary fiber with low fat. Wheat can be introduced as Wheat Cereal, you can also whip up an entire baby meal in a jiffy with wheat Mixes. You can make these at home or easily order homemade @oakondiments
  10. Oats: Another food that indirectly causes weight gain in babies. Oats are low in saturated fat and cholesterol, and high in manganese, magnesium, thiamine and phosphorous. Oats is the only cereal containing legume like protein. You can get 100% oat – Cereal Single Grain, Corn Flakes, Oatmeal 500 for your kids delivered at your doorstep @oakondiments

 

 

Impact of Technology on Grocery Market

For the past 15 years , technology have recorded a significant level of development and advancement within the grocery retail sector. Supermarkets in particular have embraced a variety of new technologies, which have assisted them to improving their operations and customer experiences, as well as increase their profit margin.

Supermarkets of all sizes are now embracing advanced retail technology which shows that in the nearest future online supermarket stores will rank high in the mind of most Nigerians.

Early evidence suggests that Nigerians are well on their way to becoming one of the biggest online shoppers in Africa.” This was the prediction in September 2012.

The news source TechPoint.ng reported that a recent study revealed that in 2016, with the introduction of online stores Nigeria will continue to be a major force within the greater retail sector in Africa. Specifically, the report found that Nigeria has been ranked by PayPal Inc. as the 3rd highest mobile shopping nation worldwide, Nigerians spent $610 million in 2015 using PayPal, and we are on target for $819 million (about ₦327 billion, at current rates) this year.

The General Manager of PayPal Africa and Israel, Efi Dahan, said Nigerian online shoppers have realized the world is their shopping mall and as such they shop wherever and whenever they are online.

According to the study, technology is playing a significant role in driving this growth.

“The development of different customer experience online sale options, including phone and tablet options, is expected to further increase supermarket sales, With these options, also come an alternative pick-up and convenient home delivery options, further attracting clients to use these online supermarkets.”

These options are especially appealing to consumers as the public becomes more tech savvy, traffic delays and faces greater time management challenges. by leveraging technological solutions, grocery stores in the region can not only enjoy a competitive advantage, but also increase customer loyalty and even frequency of shopping.

For example, most supermarkets such as the largest online supermarket in Lagos oakmargin integrated service developed partnership with different general stores to enable shoppers to essentially gain access to a different corner store experience on the Internet and reduce the stress of moving from one store shelve to another, taking away loading option and queuing to pay to the cashier and hereby offering 2hours grocery delivering services to there customers. Notably, approximately one-third of customers utilize different stores to shop, further emphasizing the way that shoppers’ habits are evolving with the use of technology.

Upgrading performance

Grocery e-commerce trends such as these are not confined to Nigeria alone. All over the world, supermarkets and other retailers are adopting technologies to upgrade their customer shopping experience. As a result, consumers are increasingly coming to expect firms to provide these options, and those that don’t may struggle to attract new customers or retain existing ones.

Groceries online supermarkets interested in embracing such solutions need to consider working with a third-party provider that can guide them through this complex process. Only with an experienced partner can these organizations hope to become and remain competitive in an increasingly technology-dominated industry.