Miyan Nama Akuya da Nono


Take a few seconds to read that and breathe afterwards. If you speak Hausa or are familiar with Northern dishes, you would stop and think, huh Dunni, which soup is that one o, i haven’t heard that one before. Don’t worry, you truly haven’t heard that one before, because it is a new soup that I concocted in my Kitchen. I recently made Nono, yes the Nono from Fura da Nono. Two kind northern ladies gave me the recipe, and I am still tweaking to my taste and will release the recipe later, but the basic gist that you need Continue reading

Edesi Isip – Efik Coconut Rice


Edesi is to the Efik people, what Iresi is to the Yoruba’s. They both mean rice. Isn’t that interesting how languages can be so familiar? Well, coconut is called Agbon in Yoruba, but Isip in Efik, not even close. hehehehehee. So, you can guess the gist of this introduction, if you didn’t already guess it from the title. Lol. Edesi Isip is coconut rice, but not your average coconut rice, but the Efik version. I promise you, this dish would knock your socks off. You’ve cooked coconut rice multiple times, I even have two recipes on the blog, One a Continue reading

Coca Cola and Yaji Barbecue Sauce


Summer is here and it is here with a bang. For all the days i complained about the cold, now it is too hot. Last week was insane. The hottest July on record. We hit 37 degrees, and while to some that isn’t that hot, for the united kingdom, it is eye watering. Like it wasn’t bad enough, the air was still. I mean no leaves were moving. Like someone said on IG, it felt as if the wind deserted our shores and went on holiday. All my plans to go running last week, i had to shelve. Visions of Continue reading

Dooney’s Native Nigerian Fried Rice


Can someone say about time, like seriously, about time. I love, love, love native jollof rice (iwuk edesi). Click HERE for the recipe. There is something about palm oil, crayfish, smoked fish and rice that just works. My grandmother’s smoked fish stew served with plain boiled rice would bring you to your knees. It is a recipe that I will only release in the cookbook. I keep talking about the cookbook a lot now, because I am living proof that when you start to say your thoughts out loud, they manifest faster. So, y’all are going to be hearing about the cookbook Continue reading

Dodo and Suya Salsa with Rice Cakes – Nigerian/Mexico food fusion


I had such a good day yesterday, which started from sharing a childhood story of my brother, and all the comments that ensued. I was laughing till 12am, I tell you. You guys make Instagram so much fun. You see, I sold my mixer a few weeks ago, because I had a new one in mind. Me and Kenwood, our love is too strong. I bought a mixer last year with baking in mind, but I never baked with it, because the need to, didn’t really awaken in me until one day, a light bulb came on in my head, Continue reading

Yoyo – The Isale Eko treasure


I can tell stories for days about Yoyo, oh my!!!!! My mother was very selective about what street food we were allowed to eat, but she had no reservations with Yoyo. Not just for the taste, but for hygienic reasons. We bought Yoyo when it was served straight from the hot oil, so any concerns about food poisoning were eliminated. Oh, Yoyo, oh Yoyo. This minute fish that is dipped in seasoned flour and fried in hot oil. So more-ish. You can eat an entire basket and not realise how much you’ve eaten. Your fingers will just keep going back Continue reading

Dooney’s Corned Beef Stew and Coconutty boiled Yam


Hello Tribe, I hope your week is progressing well. Mine is going great by the way, courtesy the Wayfair publication (HERE) and discovering Aduna via the Hemsley sisters IG page. I adore those girls by the way. A lucky star is obviously shining on them and I pray my time comes soon, because I look at them sometimes and just hope. Thankfully I’ve stopped querying when will it be my turn, because such thoughts are of ingratitude, and will never serve you well. I am grateful for how far I have come. If you don’t learn to be grateful when Continue reading

Dooney’s Kitchen is on Wayfair UK!!!!!!!

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Good Morning Tribe. Beautiful day today, and I am in a very very good mood. Dooney’s Kitchen got featured on Wayfair UK, as part of their Father’s day Inspiration. Click HERE If you don’t know who or what Wayfair is, let me explain briefly. They are a multi billion dollar up market home and lifestyle company. Think of them like the IKEA for rich people. The story of how this company was founded in California resonates with me strongly. When you have a passion, just go for it. The owners grew this from the basement of one of their homes, Continue reading

Ukom Isip – coconut and seafood plantain pottage


Ha, Plantain Pottage. Ripened, Unripened, mixture of both, it is a bonafide pottage dish with us Nigerians. I have a recipe for Yellow Plantain Pottage HERE. Funny thing is, I don’t like it on its own that much. In Yam Pottage or cooked with Beans, I would be queuing outside the door. That was until I decided to try something one day, in a bid not to throw away my over ripened plantains and I thought oh wow, soooooooo that is the secret. Ever since then, I make my plantain pottage the same way now. Just the right amount of Continue reading

Ekpang Nkukwo – food for the gods


This dish is truly one for the gods. The amount of time, love, patience, not to talk of ingredients that go into it. Not for the faint hearted at all. The wrapping is something i struggled with when my friend Joy taught me how to, when i lived in Abuja. I have been told to stop saying dexterity is my weakness, so i will continue mastering the art of wrapping this Ekpang Nkukwo until I get it. Ekpang Nkukwo is similar to the Ijebu Ikokore (recipe HERE), as they are both pottage dishes. While Ikokore is only made with water Continue reading