Saturday, August 1, 2015

Rock the month of August!

Hello people,

The eighth month of the year is here! I can't believe I woke up this morning with a neck sprain. Talk about waking up on the wrong side of bed. The devil is a liar! *rubs more anointing oil*

God has been faithful! It's not time for regrets but it is a time for gratitude. Look at all the positive things that have happened since the year began and give God thanks for them. He will do even much more.

I 'owe' you some posts. I promised to share my Indian food experience with you in this post. So I will fulfill that promise. Then I still owe you my simple rice and stew recipe as promised HERE. I already shared my fruit cake recipe.

There are some other cool stuff I'll share: basically my interesting experiences in different areas of life. I already shared about my first pregnancy here and here. I'll go on to give you the scoop on my third trimester and my first delivery! Please don't just read oo. Share your own stories with me too. I believe there's something to learn from every story.

Thanks for reading and I pray you have a really fulfilling month. Work as though your success depends on work and pray as though your success depends on prayers.

August, let's go!

Friday, July 31, 2015

30 Minutes Jollof Rice!




So you are quite busy and you want to quickly make a delectable meal. Try my thirty minutes jollof rice in a rice cooker or better still, a regular pot. Here is what you will need:

3 cups of parboiled rice
6 ounce can of tomato paste
14 oz chicken broth
Half teaspoon powdered garlic
Half teaspoon powdered ginger
1 teaspoon curry powder
2 seasoning cubes (maggi/knorr) or 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon powder
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 habanero pepper (optional)

Method

Combine all the ingredients in a rice cooker or regular sauce pan.
Add 2 cups of water. Stir well and bring to boil for 20- 25 mins.
Mix together with a spoon and if you wish add in diced veggies.

Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

God is Faithful...

I can not count the number of times God has gone ahead of me to make crooked paths straight (Isaiah 45:2). If I fail to trust in Him, then that is a big failure on my path. He is never late, He is never early, He is always on time.

The Bible says He knows what we need before we even ask of Him (Matthew 6:8). And it also says if earthly parents know how to give good gifts to their children, what more of our Father in Heaven?

Over the years, I have come to understand that God loves me so much. He wants the best for me more than I even want for myself. He just wants me to reach out to Him and put my trust in Him.

I took a moment to look back and I realised that He has provided for me ALL I ever needed. He has used different means but He has been very present.

Sometimes, He even uses dreams to talk to me about situations just like he did to Joseph (husband of Mary). Hey I just discovered that the two Josephs in the Bible had remarkable dreams. Could the name Joseph have something to do with dreams? Oh well... story for another day.

Scriptures say, if we delight ourselves in the Lord, He will grant us the desire of our hearts. That's because when you delight in the Lord, your desires get aligned to His will. So He grants them!

What is that thing that you really desire? What do you want to achieve? What habit do you want to drop. What do you want to add to your daily routine? What? What?? What???

God is FAITHFUL. So faithful! He cannot fail. Permit me to say, it is not in His DNA. So stop worrying and cast your cares upon Him. His yoke is easy and His burden is light.

Tell Him about everything, Have a heart to heart conversation with Him as you would with a friend. And He will vindicate you. He is faithful. Yes He is!

Monday, July 27, 2015

My First Pregnancy 2


Hello people, so I was gisting you on how being pregnant for the first time went. I am here to continue the story. Read the first part HERE.

I was in my second trimester. My belly formed a pouch, my nose suffered from weight gain and thankfully the frequent nausea was history. I walked around with the evidence of sex. Touts on the streets of Douala, market women and random people started calling me the names they often hollered pregnant women: "Fatigue! Manyi! Ekete!" Then there was the parlance that often made me cringe: "Qui ta fais comme ca?" (Meaning, '"Who did this to you?")

Friday, July 24, 2015

Meaty Meat Pies


My Mum had a friend who made Meat Pie for commercial purposes back in the day. Whenever we visited her and she was on it, I watched her keenly. That was how I got my first informal Meat Pie lessons.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

My First Pregnancy



I sat on the brown bench at the health centre, which had visible signs of wear and tear. As usual, there was a long queue waiting to hear from the custodians of medical wisdom. Some were moaning in pain, others with less pain had taken quick trips to dreamland and drooled in the process. Some made annoying sounds with their mouths as they chewed on grains of boiled groundnuts (peanuts). Mothers kept restraining their curious toddlers from having their way.

Monday, July 20, 2015

If I Can Do this then You Can Do Anything!


Yarn braids
I often felt like people who braided hair had some magical powers which they transferred to strands of hair. I watched them intently and wished I had their talent. Then, I started looking for ways to solve this 'mystery'.