Hidden Figures: 9 Lessons I learnt from the movie

Over the weekend I went to watch the movie “Hidden Figures” with some members of a book club I belong to and I enjoyed it thoroughly! Hidden Figures is a movie based on the historical novel by “Margot Lee Shetterly” (which I have to read!)  . It tells the amazing story of three African American women;  Katherine Goble (played by Taraji P. Henson)  , Mary Jackson ( played by Janelle Monae) and Dorothy Vaughn (played by Octavia Spencer) who worked as mathematicians in NASA  in the 1960s and had to deal with the double bias of being women and being […]

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Ozoz Sokoh- The Kitchen Butterfly

Ozoz Sokoh fell in love with food at the age of 9 and since then she hasn’t looked back. I remember finding her blog with a recipe for agbalumo chutney, as a huge agbalumo (udara, African star apple) lover I was enraptured. Through the “New Nigerian Kitchen” this woman is one of the chefs who are redefining Nigerian cuisine , one platter at a time. Ozoz, please tell us a little about yourself  I was born and raised in Warri and Port Harcourt, kind of middle child, went to two primary schools, two secondary and two universities for different reasons. Two […]

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Planning your Child’s Lunchbox

Every day millions of children around the country take lunch or some snacks to school. Many times many mothers are left confused so to how they can create healthy options for their children. Though it’s easier to get pre-packaged food and snacks, these options though convenient are barely ever healthy options. Read on for a few tips to make healthy and tasty treats for your child’s school lunch. Plan ahead: Try having a list of at least 10 different lunches you can pack each day and if possible include on your meal planner that way you won’t need to struggle […]

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Book Give – Away!

MI feel really blessed today and thought to share two books I’ve read recently. One is a book written by Pastor Goodheart Ekwueme titled “Revival is here again”. This book will literally set you ablaze for GOD. You will understand how putting God first in all things will always work for your good. Revival is here again calls for Christians to wake up from ther slumber and be all God has called them to be. The second book is by Arese Ugwu and is titled “The Smart Money Women”. In this book  Arese tells the story of Zuri a 21st […]

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Desserts and Co!- Breakfast- Lunch -Desserts

I love inspiring topics and there is nothing as inspiring as an enjoyable meal! Honestly when you have eaten well you feel revitalized and ready to take on the world and I’m sure my fellow food-lovers will agree! Its been a minute since I did a food or restaurant review so I was extra excited about the sumptuous meal I got from Desserts and Co. an Abuja based food company that specializes in indigenous treats with an exotic spin! They also do pancakes, doughnuts, salads and so much more. Best of all they deliver your meal or treat to your office or […]

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My Palmnut stew recipe! – How to make Ofe Akwu

I went to Secondary school in Benin-City so a lot of my school mates ate Banga and Starch, a delicious meal popular in the Niger Delta and the old Bendel State. What I didn’t know at that time was that the Igbo speaking people also had something similar called Ofe Akwu. We didn’t eat it growing up and it wasn’t introduced into our home until my late teens. Ofe Akwu just like Banga is made from Palm kernel juice and is a rich stew which is usually eaten with rice.  With the current upsurge in prices of tomatoes I thought […]

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