Gizdodo according to Dooney

I love flitting from one food blog to another, from baking blogs to Nigerian food blogs. Along the way I’ve discovered a number of fantastic blogs along the way. However my runaway favourite is dooney’s kitchen, she makes cooking so simple and so much fun.

I decided to try one of her dishes, the popular gizdodo, I decided to try it with prawns first for the following reasons. One, I’m not very adaptable when it comes to new food. Two, I love prawns and would enjoy them under any circumstances. Three, I had prawns at home already. My friend Patrick bought them for me from shoprite Ikeja and I wasn’t in the frame of mind to make Chinese fried rice or prawn in dragon sauce which are my go-to prawn dishes.

The prawn-dodo was absolutely delicious, even my mom liked it and she’s even more unadaptable to new food than her only daughter. With that I had the boldness to make gizdodo.

My cousin was coming to Lagos on Friday and I decided to make gizdodo for her. On my way back from the bank and the market where I went to get ingredients, I was nearly robbed at gun point. This happened between 3pm and 3:30 pm, yes in broad daylight, in Aguda- Surulere. I’ll post the story here soon, as soon as I stop having “daymares” about it.I got home and started cooking, I’m really glad I had a culinary project. It helped me get over the initial trauma of having a gun pointed at me.

The recipe is available here, I’m not putting up the recipe here. I’m only going to share a few pictures from my kitchen.

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It was delicious but the prawn-dodo was better received by mummy and me. My dad and my cousin thought it was nice. I can positively call it a hit, abi beeko?

On Saturday all the females in the house trooped to Balogun market to buy things for my cousin and we were throughly drenched by ferocious rain that day.

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    Pre-market selfie

I’ve been having issues with my phone and tablet this month and I had to do data backup and retrieval a number of times. During one of the sessions I came across a picture I’d forgotten about, an awesome picture taken at a book reading in Surulere. A picture of me and one of my heroes *this is where Hero does the eye rolling thing*. None other than Okechukwu Ofili of http://www.ofilispeaks.com

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See how we complement each other 😉

I haven’t followed up on my favourite songs series, hopefully I’ll post something by tomorrow. In other news, I got invited by a blogger to contribute to a series she’d be running on her blog. I’m really excited about it, not because I think it’s a validation of my writing. I still have a long way to go on the writing thing but because it’s an opportunity for me work with a specified topic and with a deadline. I’m a free spirit when it comes to writing and would usually wait for inspiration to hit. I’m hoping this will help me adapt to a more disciplined schedule. Wish me luck, mi amigos.

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