Category: Breakfast

Plantain Pancakes| 3 Ways| Fluffy & Vegan

Plantain Pancakes| 3 Ways| Fluffy & Vegan

This is one recipe that warms my heart. In January I decided to be Vegan for 21 days and I fell in love with the lifestyle. Although I am not completely sold or ready to go on a plant based journey, it has certainly influenced […]

Beans Pancakes- w/ Black Eyed Beans,Gluten-Free

Beans Pancakes- w/ Black Eyed Beans,Gluten-Free

Gluten Free Protein Packed Pancakes? Yes Please! 🙋 Who knew Beans Pancakes could look and taste this good 😃 I am in love with this recipe and it has gradually become one of my favorite breakfast meal 😋😍 Try out my uberlicious Fluffy Beans Pancakes […]

Fried Plantain in Spicy Tomato Sauce with Goat Cheese

Fried Plantain in Spicy Tomato Sauce with Goat Cheese

Fried Plantain in Spicy Tomato Sauce with Goat Cheese

May 18, 2018
: 4
: 10 min
: 30 min
: 40 min
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • Plantain- 3 (Diced)
  • Tomato Sauce- 1 1/2 Can (1 can is 680 ml)
  • 1/4 Cup of Butter
  • 1 Large Onion (Chopped)
  • 3 Cloves of Garlic (Chopped)
  • 2 tbsp of Chili Pepper Flakes
  • 1 tbsp of Paprika
  • 1 tsp of Kosher Salt
  • 1 1/2 Cup of Chicken Stock
  • 1 1/2 tbsp of Sugar
  • 1 tbsp of Bouillon Powder
  • Basil Leaves (Chopped)
  • 3 Eggs
  • Goat Cheese
Directions
  • Step 1 Dice your plantain and chop your onion, garlic and herbs.
  • Step 2 Deep fry plantain until golden brown.
  • Step 3 In a clean pot, heat your butter on medium heat. Once melted, add your onion and cook until slightly soft. Add your garlic and cook until garlic and onion has softened, do not allow your garlic to burn. Add your pepper flakes, paprika and salt, stir properly and cook for 2 minutes.Stir occasionally.
  • Step 4 Add your tomato sauce, sugar and chicken stock, stir properly, cover and cook on medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until sauce reduces. Add your bouillon powder and fried plantains. Stir properly, cover and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes.
  • Step 5 Using a spoon, create 3 holes and add your eggs, garnish with basil leaves, cover and allow to cook for 5-8 minutes or until egg whites have formed. If you do not want runny eggs, cook further until yolk sets. Finally add your cheese and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  • Step 6 Your food is ready!!

 

Akara (Beans Fritters)

Akara (Beans Fritters)

Hello Everyone! Welcome to September! We are already getting to the end of what has been a beautiful and eventful year so far. I am honestly looking forward to Christmas! I think I am ready to see what 2018 holds for me😊. Today’s recipe is […]

Extra Moist Chocolate Banana Bread topped with Coconut glaze & Toasted Shredded Coconut

Extra Moist Chocolate Banana Bread topped with Coconut glaze & Toasted Shredded Coconut

Hello Everyone! Banana Bread is one of my favorite snacks that I make often. In my home, nothing goes to waste and all my soft, mushy bananas all go in making banana bread. The key to a good banana bread is using the softest banana […]

Jerk Sausage Potato Casserole

Jerk Sausage Potato Casserole

Hello Everyone!

Is it just me or does it seem like August ran by so fast? OMG it’s hard to believe summer is basically over, it was just yesterday when I was rocking my favorite dresses and sipping on sangria and iced teas; God! it was a good summer, and I do not want it to be over 😭  Lately, I have been craving something savory, cheesy and quick for lunch that I can take to work. With my recent long days at work, I was in need of a meal that will be filling and will take me through the day. Using my leftover jerk sausage that I had in my freezer, I was able to whip up this amazing dish. Can I just say how ooey and gooey this casserole was, the cheese melted all over the potatoes, and with every bite, a little jerk sausage and cheese accompanied the potatoes😋 The jerk sausage paired very well with the seasoned potatoes. It was not overpowering as the potatoes were lightly seasoned, and it had a little kick to it. You can reduce the heat by reducing the quantity of the chili pepper. This recipe is ideal for working professionals, it is easy to prepare, does not require a lot of time in the kitchen and most of the work is done in the oven. Zinny Factor here is a great recipe I know your viewers will enjoy. Try this recipes today and I will love your feedback.

PS: You can substitute for any sausage of your choice.

Now let’s get to it.

Enjoy!

Jerk Sausage and Potato Casserole

August 30, 2017
: 4
: 10 min
: 50 min
: 1 hr
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 4-5 Russet Potatoes (cut into chunks)
  • 3 Jerk Sausages (cut into small chunks)
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper (diced)
  • 2 stalks of Scallions (chopped)
  • ½ Cup of Mozzarella Cheese
  • ½ Cup of Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 tbsp of Paprika
  • 1 tsp of Chili Pepper
  • 1 tsp of Granulated Garlic
  • 1 tsp of Granulated Onion
  • ¼ Cup of Olive Oil
  • Salt
Directions
  • Step 1 Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Step 2 Clean and cut potatoes in chunks and place in a bowl.
  • Step 3 Add olive oil, paprika, chili pepper, garlic, onion, sausages and salt Mix and properly coat potatoes. Add salt according to preference.
  • Step 4 Place in oven and cook for 35- 40 minutes.
  • Step 5 Top casserole with green pepper, scallions, and cheese. Cook for 8-10 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Allow to seat for 20-25 minutes before serving.
  • Step 6 Your food is ready!

Moi Moi (Bean Cake)

Moi Moi (Bean Cake)

Hello Everyone! This is another one of those recipes I have been meaning to blog about and to be frank I have been lazy getting to it 😀 Moi Moi is a Nigerian delight made from blended beans as the base and steamed in a […]

Crepes topped with Jelly Beans infused Blueberry Compote

Crepes topped with Jelly Beans infused Blueberry Compote

Hello Everyone! I will not describe myself as a sweet tooth but when I have my unusual sweet cravings there are certain kinds of foods I like to enjoy. I loveee crepes and I enjoy them for breakfast and more frequently for dessert (when I […]

Breakfast Plantain Patty

Breakfast Plantain Patty

Good Morning!!

I hope you are all having a lovely Sunday.  I am having a lazy Sunday morning so I decided to get into the kitchen and prepare something different for breakfast. I was watching the real 😍😍(I love that show btw) earlier this week and I came across a meal that was prepared on the show. It is called Mofongo and it is enjoyed by a lot of Puerto Ricans, actually it is a local dish. I thought to myself this is new and it is something I would like to try, considering the fact I grew up eating a lot of plantains. I usually have them fried with eggs for breakfast or as a side with Jollof Rice; if you are Nigerian, then you will understand what I am talking about; plantain is like a national treasure alongside Jollof Rice and Porridge Beans. However, I thought since I am making breakfast how about I bring plantain and eggs together as one and make it look like mini pancakes because I love having pancakes for breakfast. In an hour, viola! we have this beautiful Plantain Breakfast Patty. Very delicious, fluffy on the inside and light😋😋. I had this and I was full but I did not feel like I was about to explode. This is perfect for our fitfam audience that want something different and healthy for breakfast. If you want to achieve this, continue reading 😀 Trust me you gotta try this! 👌

Hey Zinny Factor here is another recipe, I am sure your readers will love.

Now let’s get to it.

Enjoy!

Breakfast Plantain Patty

July 23, 2017
: 2
: 15 min
: 45 min
: 1 hr
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 2 Yellow Plantains
  • 2 Eggs
  • Bell Peppers (diced about 3 tbsp )
  • 1 Scallion (finely chopped)
  • Red Onion (diced about 3 tbsp)
  • 1 tbsp of Paprika
  • 1 tsp of Crushed Chili Pepper
  • A pinch of Cameroon Pepper (optional, added for flavor)
  • 1 Seasoning Cube
  • 1 tbsp of Butter
  • 4 tbsp of Vegetable Oil
  • ¼ cup of Flour
  • 5 tbsp of Breadcrumbs
  • 5-6 Cups of Water
  • Salt
Directions
  • Step 1 Preheat oven to 375 degree F.
  • Step 2 Peel plantain and cut into big chunks. Place into pot with water and salt. Bring to a boil until it is really soft, It should take 20-30 minutes. Add salt according to preference.
  • Step 3 Drain plantain into sieve and leave until water in plantain is completely drained out and plantain becomes dry.
  • Step 4 Place into a bowl and mash, the plantain will still have some big lumps. Add eggs and continue mashing until completely smooth. Add chopped vegetables, paprika, red chili pepper, Cameroon pepper, seasoning cube, 2 tbsp of breadcrumbs and salt. Mix properly and set aside. Add salt according to preference.
  • Step 5 Heat pan with oil and butter on medium low heat. Rub flour into your palm, using a spoon, scoop some mash into palm and form into a patty one after the other. Top remaining breadcrumbs on plantain patty. Make sure your palm is covered with flour because it will help bind the mash together.
  • Step 6 Place patty in pan and sear on both sides for 4-5 mins each or until sides become brown and crunchy. Place patties into oven and bake for 20-25 so the insides can cook properly and the patties will begin to firmly form.
  • Step 7 Your patty is ready!!
  • Step 8 Serve with ketchup or mayo and any breakfast sides of choice.

Scotch Eggs

Scotch Eggs

Hello Everyone! Happy Sunday!! It’s the season to be Merry and I love every bit of it. I am here with another quick delicious recipe we all love and will be great to serve during this holiday season. Today’s recipe is how to achieve a […]