Wednesday, January 22, 2014

DIY Monday, Foolery Fridays and now INTRODUCING...Photo Dump Wednesdays (PDW).

So I have been thinking of a way to keep up with my non-existent photography training. I am NOT aiming to be a professional photographer of people but I secretly would like to one day pick up food photography as a paying hobby. I love when I see crisp pictures of food that makes the food look so good, you want to just eat up the page.

With that in mind, I am going to start taking random pictures throughout the week and share some of them on Wednesdays.

I figured this'll just be an "dump" post where I dump pictures of food and other things I find interesting. 

Since I already post DIY items on Mondays and Foolery on Fridays, I figured Photo Dump Wednesday (PDW) is a way to balance things out :-). 

I have also created a page to post some of my "food" pics.

With that in mind, here's my first PDW post. Enjoy!

I did a lot of cooking this weekend. I have been pinning Nigerian foods I like so I wanted to make some of them.
I made some akara (fried bean fritters) on Saturday morning.

They were so yummy, J and JOE couldn't stop eating them!

Last week, I made some slow cooked chicken enchilada. Its basically a whole chicken thrown in a slow cooker with corn, roasted diced tomatoes, peppers and spices to taste. It was VERY yummy! This recipe I got from Sparkpeople.

I visited the African market last week and picked up a tuber of yam. I know people refer to sweet potatoes as yams but they are not really from the yam family. These are the real yams. If you don't believe me, Google it :-).

Cut up and almost ready to go.

Ready to be soaked in salt water.

After cutting and washing, I let them soak in salt water for about 6-hours.

In the deep fryer they went.

I also made some spicy beef stew.

Can you tell I love my slow cooker?

Yam fries are done.

And here's what's for dinner. YUM!!!

The elixir for every mom out there. Early morning coffee! I painted that cup back when J and I used to go pottery painting.

Trying to get in more fruits so I pick up a bag of these whenever we go grocery shopping.

And apples.

Until next week, buon appetito!


  1. the chicken enchillada looks yummy.

    1. Thank you! It was quite tasty too and so easy to make!

  2. Oh wow, you have my mouth watering. Especially for those chicken enchiladas! I've thought about doing a photo dump too, but then I wonder if people would still associate with me if I did. Photos of my kids doing things anyone else would find boring, etc. Haha! Annnyway, I can't wait to get home and buy a slow cooker - I have pinned so many recipes I can't wait to try!

    1. :-). I guess I achieved my goal then. Thank you!

      Do it! I look seeing random pics of people's day. Kid pics are always entertaining. You might think its completely boring but others might find it fascinating :-).

      Do post pics of foods you make once you get your slow cooker. Do they have them where you are?

  3. Random interesting fact about yams: Nigerians have the highest rate of twin births in the world and researchers think it is due to a diet high in yams! Apparently the yams cause women to superovulate thus leading to many twin pregnancies. I have never liked yams, but when it's time to try for pregnancy #2 better believe I am going to be eating yams every day! I want my double double blessing :)

    1. Lol Amy! That's too funny! I mentioned it to John and he said "yams are now banned from this house!" Mind you, this was after he'd come home and talked about how good his lunch was earlier on that day. He had some of the yams for lunch. Go figure.
      I am already at a higher chance of having multiples so I don't want to do anything "increase" my odds. I think one child is a lot of work so two at once would mean NO SLEEP!!! :-).
      But if you have twins, I promise to visit :-)


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