Discovering Our Us: Chapter 3

“I don’t understand. I am not understanding you. You mean to tell me that there was a ring in the atmosphere, yet no one got engaged?” Tinuke, Toyosi’s best friend, could not fathom Toyosi’s description of the birthday dinner. They were catching up at a downtown swanky bar, as they always did after one of them experience something gist-worthy. These happy hours were the only moments the two women could intimately share together since Tinuke got married. Toyosi drew a long breath

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I Hosted My 3rd Food-Tasting & It Rocked!

Hello there, So…. in April I hosted by third food-tasting event. Third food-tasting! I still cannot believe it. To be honest, it was more like a mini-food fair, but I will go with food-tasting for the sake of consistency. In case you are new to this blog or my foodie activities, let me give you a quick elevator pitch about what my food-tastings entail. My food-tastings, known as The Culinary Boutique by BBR, are a chance for me to host

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Discovering Our Us: Chapter 2

If there was a competition for what couple could have the most awkward car ride in history, then Toyosi and Tunde would have been awarded gold medals. There was absolutely nothing romantic about the night so far, despite it being her birthday and the assumed date for their proposal. Tunde, who never seemed to be fidgety, seemed unable to find the right words to say to her to commemorate her birthday. His birthday speech was barely a speech; it was really

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Sweet and Spicy Pork Chops

Hello there! It has been a while since I blogged a recipe. Apologies for that. I was busy planning the third and successful “Culinary Boutique by BitesbyRenny”. The story about that event will come at another time. This new recipe is very easy, fit-fam approved, and can be made in under 30 minutes. If you do try this recipe, please drop a comment or email me (renny@rennyvonne.com). I’d love to get your feedback. Enjoy! Print Sweet & Spicy Pork Chops

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Discovering Our Us

“If you fast and pray, then God will reveal your husband to you.” “If you are using spiritual eyes to look at your partner, then you will be able to tell if he is the right one for you.” These are the types of sayings Toyosi internalized all of her life when it came to finding the right partner. Being the only girl out of four children, it was as if she was groomed to just be a wife, all of

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Sweet and Spicy Chicken Stir Fry

If you have not noticed, I am an avid proponent for recipes that don’t require me to reside in my kitchen. I am all about that 30-minute recipe that still wows your tastebuds. Try this and then thank me later 🙂 Print Sweet and Spicy Chicken Stir Fry If you are a sucker for quick and easy recipes like me, then my series of stir fry recipes will be perfect for you. This particular one will satisfy your craving for

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Peppered Smoky Goat Meat

Sometimes I dream about Asun. What is it? A Yoruba delicacy, where smoked goat meat is perfectly sauteed in onions and peppers. Since I can’t always transport myself to Nigeria, I use this recipe to fill my “Asun” craving. Ingredients 2 pounds of goat meat (preferably the part closest to the skin and make sure it’s bite size) 3 assorted bell peppers 1 purple onion, chopped 2 habanero peppers 3 cloves garlic, chopped Seasonings: Red pepper flakes, Mrs Dash (any

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Renny’s Gumbo-Inspired Peppersoup

Hello all! Burrrr, it’s cold…. weather like this calls for something spicy and I have just the perfect recipe. This came out of my obsession with Louisiana Gumbo and Nigerian Peppersoup. I combined elements of the two recipes to come up with this wonderful balance. Ingredients 2 cups of diced fresh okra 2 cups of fresh shrimp 1/2 cup of slice sweet bell peppers 1/2 cup of chopped onions 1/4 cup of green onions 2 tablespoons of chopped garlic 1/2

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Quick Pepper Sauce Recipe

Hi foodies, Let’s make something quick and easy: pepper sauce. This is somewhere between regular Nigerian stew and ofada sauce. It doesn’t require all the excessive frying and cooking of meats for hours. This sauce goes well with anything: chips, plantains, rice, quinoa etc. Ingredients 3 small sweet bell peppers (slice one of them) 1 white onion (sliced) and 1 purple onion 3 plum tomatoes 1 handful of basil leaves Seasonings: knorr chicken bouillon, pepper flakes, and all-spice seasoning 3

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Quick Healthy Okra Chicken Stir-Fry

Happy new year folks! To start of 2017, I am attempting to create healthy recipes that are easy, simple, and quick. So just stay tuned. Ingredients 1 cup of frozen or fresh chopped okra 1/2 cup of cooked quinoa 2 chicken breasts (chopped) Seasonings: Badia All Purpose Seasoning and pepper flakes 2 sprigs of fresh thyme 3 tablespoons of soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil 1/2 onion (chopped) 2 plum tomatoes (chopped) Instructions Heat olive oil then add chicken

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