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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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 đŸ™‚ 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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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 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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Easy Tarragon Flavored Stir Fry Indomie (Noodles)

Hello all, I accidentally picked up Tarragon leaves instead of Parsley one day and decided that I wouldn’t let it go to waste. The leaves are super fragrant and add instant flavor to meals. It has become a favorite! In Nigeria, the closest leaves to Tarragon (in terms of taste and smell) are called Atama leaves. They are usually used for Banga soup, but they serve as a great substitute. Ingredients 4 sprigs of fresh Tarragon leaves 2 packets of

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Tender Pork Chops Dressed in Pineapple Salsa

Hi folks, I am glad to bring you new, fresh,  and summer-appropriate recipes. Enjoy! Renny Ingredients 2 pounds of pork chops 1/4 cup soy sauce 1 tsp all-spice seasoning 2 tbsp adobo 1 tsp ground cloves 2 tbsp vegetable oil 2 tbsp butter Instructions Massage all the seasonings and oil into the pork chops. Heat the butter in the skillet till it has melted. Once melted, place the pork chops  and soy sauce into the skillet. Heat each side of

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Okra and Turnip Greens Oxtails Sauce

Ingredients 2 cups of freshly cut okra 1 pound of oxtails 1 cup of turnip greens (spinach will work fine but I prefer crispier greens) 1 diced bell pepper 2 teaspoons of ground ginger (I got mine from the store but you can make yours by peeling of the skin off fresh ginger and blending) 1 chopped purple onion Seasonings: 1 teaspoon of pepper flakes, 2 tablespoons of knorr chicken seasoning; 2 tablespoons of Jamaican all-spice seasoning Oil of choice

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Minty, Smokey, Spicy Goat Meat

If you are looking for a twist in how you make goat meat? I got you! Try this easy-peezy recipe below . Ingredients: For the goat  2 lbs of goat meat 2 teaspoons of paprika 2 teaspoons of pepper flakes 2 teaspoons of knorr chicken boillon 1 diced onion (chunky pieces) For the marinade 2 cups of fresh mint leaves 1 cup of rice vinegar (any vinegar will work) 1/2 red pepper 1/2 green pepper 1/2 cup of green onions

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Sweet & Spicy Chicken

Hello there, Follow me on snapchat for the live tutorials for all the recipes I post on my blog (@rennyvonne). Sometimes when I am short for time, I post these recipes on instagram (@bitesbyrenny). Ingredients Chicken thigh/leg Thai sweet chili sauce 3 chopped habanero peppers 1/2 chopped purple onion Seasonings: knorr chicken, pepper flakes 2 teaspoons of ground garlic 4 baby potatoes (optional) Instructions First preboil the chicken for 10 minutes. Season the chicken with the knorr seasoning, add 1/2

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Series of Complicated Affairs: 2.8

The time for him to depart for grad school was getting closer and Gbenga could no longer understand Ivie’s behavior. She seemed unsually calm, but distant from him. After he quit his job to enjoy the time off before starting school, she was initially inquisitive about everything he was up to. Everyday, after she returned from work, she would ask him about his activities like a mother asking about her child’s first day of school. It was as if she

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