Sweet Fall-Off-the-Bone Lamb Shanks

Hello everyone! It has been quite too embarrassingly long. Apologies.  I decided to take some time off recipe-creating to focus on private catering and planing for my next bi-annual food fair. With that said, thank you for visiting my blog again and I do hope this new recipe will serve as a sacrifice for your forgiveness. Often times, Lamb shanks always look so intimidating to make. But, they really aren’t. With a perfect oven, the perfect time allotted to marinating,

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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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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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Simple & Quick Okra Kale Stir Fry

Hi Foodies, This recipe is perfect  for those days when you are craving okra but you don’t feel like to going through the hoops of traditional Nigerian cooking. Ingredients 4 cups of sliced frozen or fresh okra 2 cups of chopped kale Chopped red bell pepper and onion (1/2 of one of each is enough) 3 teaspoons of locust beans (aka Iru; this is found typically in your African store) 3 tablespoons of crayfish powder (also found in the African

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Red Wine-Braised Beef Shanks and Mashed Potatoes and Shrimp

Hi foodies, I have been meaning to post this recipe for months now, but never had the chance. This recipe is always a hit with my guests and never fails. Let me know if you have any questions about it. Ingredients: Beef Shanks 3 lbs of beef shanks 4 cloves of garlic (diced) 5 sprig of fresh rosemary 1 cup of butter Seasonings: salt, black pepper, and paprika 1 cup of dry, red wine Ingredients: Mashed Potatoes and Shrimps 4 red

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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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Series of Complicated Affairs: 2.10 (Final Chapter!)

It had been what felt like an entire lifetime since Gbenga had heard from Ivie. During the days when he reached out to her with no avail, he beat himself up over the fact that he let something like “emotional  cheating” get in the way. He never intended to be perceived as an emotional cheater. His connection with Ogechi was no where close to what he felt for Ivie. Admittedly, while he sternly refuted accusations of so-called emotional cheating, he

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