YENIHSDELITES: FISH AND CHIPS WITH MUSHY PEAS AND AFRICAN STYLE GRAVY.

YENIHSDELITES: FISH AND CHIPS WITH MUSHY PEAS AND AFRICAN STYLE GRAVY.

It was a cook-anything-you-can-find-in-your-kitchen kinda day again. It had been snowing non-stop since the start of the week. UK was under the white attack my people. They said it was the aftermath of a dry, frigid air from Siberia and they named it ‘The Beast From The East’ and it really showed up and showed out. Mr Beast from the East brought some chilling friends along for the snowy ride…the rain, the wind, the cold, the White Walkers and Jon Snow…mscheeeew!!! Anywhooo, what I’m trying to say is, because of the snow, we were stuck at home with only some few food items here and there….frozen fish here…frozen peas there…so what do you do? I psyched myself and finally got out of bed, got ready and walked into the kitchen feeling like a lifesaver on Survival Island. I whipped out the ingredients and food items from the cupboards and freezer and before I knew it, this beauty was staring back at me, looking all yummy and ready to be eaten. Fried Fish(in batter and coated with cornflakes crumbs), using coconut oil and chips with mushy peas and gravy(black beans and chickpeas in shito peppered stew). That’s how this concoction came about last Wednesday....
BLACKENICIOUS GLOW UNCOVER’D: SILKY GIFTY.

BLACKENICIOUS GLOW UNCOVER’D: SILKY GIFTY.

When I started the Blackenicious Glow campaign, my goal was to showcase and celebrate the beauty of the black skin through my social media platforms. Through the platforms, I’ve been able to celebrate black beauties from around the world. It gives me so much joy to continue to celebrate and take it further with BLACKENICIOUS GLOW UNCOVER’D, where we’ll not only celebrate our black beauties but also get to know them better.  That being said, we kick off  BGU with Silky Gifty, the sassy, crazy, fun and just all round badass baldie, boldie blackenicous glow from Lagos, Nigeria.   Eno-Obong Etim Effiong, who goes by the name Silky Gifty, is a vibrant personality who follows her own rules and is not afraid to express herself whether on social media or off. Silky hails from Akwa Ibom State and was born and raised in Cross River State, Nigeria. She’s the fourth of six children and lost her father at a very tender age. She and her siblings were raised by a strong mother who was always about love and discipline. “I was a very stubborn child. I didn’t make the job easier for her but she didn’t spare the rod.” She taught them the importance of education but most importantly, the importance of hard work. The latter has been her principle till this day so it’s no surprise that she has hands dipped in numerous pots. Silky Gifty is not only a filmmaker(Actor, Producer and Script Writer), this talented lady is also a model, dressmaker(still learning) and a caterer. In fact, during our first chat, I caught her at a...
NDOLOMIX: THE FACE OF LOVE WITHOUT SEX.

NDOLOMIX: THE FACE OF LOVE WITHOUT SEX.

I was just thinking about this year’s valentine’s day and how much I enjoyed it. Celebrating this special day has evolved over the years and so have I. Like most people in a committed relationship, we want our love to grow along with everything; sexlife, success, and more family. So even though I am not particular about Vdays, I was pondering what love has been like on “non-holidays”.  There are so many days when we have shared overwhelming love for each other from just a moment together. For example, the other night he brought home a chocolate covered cake for me from Lila’s, a new bakery in bonapriso that I wanted to check out. I’ll say just the gesture itself opened me up and I spilled my love to him as I enjoyed the cake. The moment was just perfect, listening to music, eating the deliciously sweet cake and going deeper into our conversation. Later, I felt so thoroughly massaged inside that I slept off instantly. I woke up the next day certain I can choose that version of closeness over even sex. In terms of feeling, a moment  like that to me is way stronger, way deeper than sex. So what if sex was taken out? No problem, because I believe that love is a feeling and there are many other things that bring us a shared feeling of love for each other. We focus on the things that unify us with the same intensity. That feeling of not wanting to be with anyone else, of following our own hearts each day. Communication is key. The conversations in...
YENIHSDELITES! HAPPY PANCAKE DAY.

YENIHSDELITES! HAPPY PANCAKE DAY.

HAPPY PANCAKE DAY! Almost every household is filled with the aromas of delicious pancakes. Whether it’s lemon drizzled, honey drizzled or cinnamon flavoured, our mouths are enjoying the deliciousness that only Pancake Day brings. So…what do you do when you’re trying to be healthy but the foodie in you still wants to partake in Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday(Mardi Gras)? Oh well! I wanted to eat without feeling guilty so I came up a healthy option… Cauliflower and beetroot pancakes, topped with blueberries, raspberries and spicy wings and drizzled with honey and 82% Dark Chocolate. HAPPY YUMMY PANCAKE...
BLACK PANTHER HOLLYWOOD PREMIERE IS ROYALTY GOALS.

BLACK PANTHER HOLLYWOOD PREMIERE IS ROYALTY GOALS.

If Meghan and Harry needed inspiration with the dress code for their May wedding, then the Black Panther Los Angeles premiere got their back. The Black Panther movie, kicked off its first premiere in Los Angeles last night. The actors and actresses and some of the citizens of Wakanda(We’re all citizens of Wakanda) turned up in all their royal glory to celebrate, rejoice and make history. The venue for the most anticipated movie in Marvel history was laid out with a purple carpet and was  jampacked with Hollywood royalty, including Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyong’o, Forest Whitaker, Danai Gurira, Courtney B Vance, Chadwick Boseman, Florence Kasuumba, Michael B Jordan and many more.   Every black person and their mama have been waiting excitedly to see the movie and most especially the red carpet fashion. We were not disappointed. The designers from Deola Sagoe, Versace, Naeem Khan, Armani, Christian Siriano and many more brought vibrancy, prints, colours and flamboyance to truly capture the rich African fashion…African Royalty.   Photo credits: Dailymail. Getty Images. Randblove....

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