Kuli Kuli Fried Chicken


Me and messing with frying chicken. Do you remember my Garri Fried Chicken (recipe HERE). I put up a picture of a container of Kuli Kuli on Instagram weeks ago and told my followers to guess what I wanted to use it for? I got so many funny answers, but some of you got it right. They guessed I was going to use it to coat chicken. Don’t you just love when that happens. Re-affirms your belief that you are not totally unhinged. hahahahaha. Some people get you. I should have done it that night, but had to go attend Continue reading

Etinkeni Mmong Ikong


Here’s one for the history books. Years from now Etinkeni Mmong Ikong will be gracing homes, restaurants and the online space, just like Edikang Ikong. I hope you will remember Dooney’s Kitchen with fond memories, while you dig into this bowl of absolute magic. Don’t bother trying to pronounce it. hahahahahahaha. We can call it the Efik E.M.I. Soup or simply Etinkeni Ikong, I know the ‘mmong’ may be difficult to pronounce. Basically it means Uziza and Water leaves soup. I totally made it up. Considering how much I love using Uziza leaves, it is incredible that this has never Continue reading

Dooney’s Kitchen at the WIMBIZ conference in Lagos


Yaaaaaaaay, another trip to Nigeria by invitation. Yes oooooo, the ministry is moving, and my head is spinning with all the opportunities that The Almighty has brought may way this year. At the beginning of the year, I wasn’t sure what the year would look like for Dooney’s Kitchen. My prayer was that I would get so excited by what I do, I would breathe, sleep and eat Dooney’s Kitchen. I am so grateful for the growths big and small. You hear about people being flown from all over the world to appear at events or to speak at conferences, Continue reading

Fiery Nsukka Pepper Cocktail


I am sure you must be thinking, hold up, hold up, Dunni whaaaaaat!!!! Of course you can add pepper to a cocktails. errrrr, hello, they are called fiery cocktails. I add half a piece of ata rodo (scotch bonnet/habanero pepper) to my smoothies and it works a dream with digestion. So, when i came across this post on Kitchen Aid’s Instagram page, a repost from @loveandoliveoil. I was just laughing my head off. The things I find funny. hehehehehehe. It was apt because i haven’t had access to fresh nsukka yellow pepper in over a year, and less than a Continue reading

Dooney’s Kitchen LIVE IN ABUJA – courtesy Red Chilies restaurant…..

You hear about things like this, you don’t think they will happen to you this quickly. For sure, a part of me always wished to join the jet set blogger crowd where you get flown around to some of the best places in the world. I follow @melissackoh on Instagram and lmao, that woman has finally made me succumb to envy. Geez, her life is just so fabulous and she is a fashion blogger, doing what she loves and working with these top brands who happily fly her anywhere to attend their events. I look at some of her posts Continue reading

Waitrose Barbecue Sauce for Fried Chicken


First, I have to apologise that this isn’t going to come with plenty step by step pictures, because I was supposed to recreate this recipe at home yesterday, told myself, I would be taking just a short nap, and I woke up this morning. hahahahahaha. This recipe is so simple though, you can do it in your sleep, so you will do fine. It is something to try for this weekend, especially for those in the UK who may be planning a barbecue for the bank holiday, to mark the end of summer. Me thinks, summer ended 3 weeks ago Continue reading

Moringa Puff Puff


You must be thinking, Dunni is at it again. Which one is Moringa Puff Puff? Well, Matcha, the super green tea powder has been coming up lately in my Instagram timeline, and you know that when something about Easter (matcha is from Japan) or Western cuisine piques my interest, I try to see how I can make it Nigerian. Most of the pictures I have been seeing from ice cream to Latte’s to bread, beignets and other baked goods always had this lovely and pleasant shade of green, I almost drove to Holland and Barett one night to buy Matcha. Continue reading

Efere Ibaba (Ibaba Soup)


Going along to the market with my mother and grandmothers, I learnt to be very friendly with market stall owners, and it was on a visit to white sands market last year that I discovered Ukpo. I already knew about thickeners like Achi and Ofor (even though I am yet to cook with Ofor), but Ukpo was strange to me. The lady, a Delta woman (who gave me the best peppersoup spice mix i have ever used), said “ah sister, you don’t know about Ukpo, it is very good for soup, Igbo and Calabar people use it”. I was already Continue reading

Jollof Arancini – an evening at the Waitrose Cookery School


So, a few months ago, Waitrose announced the #TasteofSummer competition and the rules were, simply tag pictures of your food with that hashtag for a chance to win 3 prizes. One of which was a barbecue with Heston Blumenthal himself, the other was an evening at their cookery school for a cocktails and party bites course, the last was a garden party hosted for you by Waitrose. Y’all know what prize I would have immediately jumped at, but I didn’t think I would win anything. I have been told repeatedly to have more confidence and faith in what I do. Continue reading

Peanut Butter Oreo Plantain balls – mosa meets oreo


I have received product from Oreo for this post. It is an entry to the Foodies100 Wonderfilled recipe challenge sponsored by Oreo, which marks the launch of two exciting new flavours: Peanut Butter and Golden. The delicious new flavours are available in all major supermarkets at an RRP of £1.08. So, I received an email from Oreo asking if I wanted to try their two new flavours launching in the UK market and participate in the Oreo Challenge. Goodness me, my eyes popped out from my skull when I read that email and almost had a heart attack. Wait, what, they know Continue reading