How to make: Braised Chicken Thighs

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Here is something you can make in less than hour if you really don’t have the time to spend in the kitchen.

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I start with cleaned chicken thighs and lay it in hot oil with diced onions and let cook and brown.

Then I blend some tomatoes, (here, I only show one but I ended up using 2, to have more sauce) garlic, onion, and pepper. I then add mixture to browned chickenIMG_5261.jpg

Here, I chopped some green bell peppers, tomatoes and more onions to add to sauce and chicken for additional flavor. IMG_5263.jpgIMG_5265.jpg

Then I added some spices. My spices of choice were: Italian dry seasoning, rosemary leaves, ginger, adobe and some salt. (sorry I don’t have pictured spices) IMG_5268.jpgIMG_5270.jpg

I cover it and let it simmer for a about 10 minutes or so, then viola!

I obviously had mine with white rice, but feel free to choose a side of your choice. If you try this, do let me know how it turned out for you.

 

 

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10:Blogtober: how to make fresh tomato sauce 

Hi! So here is a fun post.

In the wake of eating healthy, my parents have decided to do away with canned tomato sauce. But they are still eating other things…but I digress! Lol. 

I typically do the cooking so I wasn’t very open to this idea because I thought it was going to be tedious and make my food taste different. But I remembered back home in Ghana when I was growing up No one ever used tomato sauce they just used this recipe I’m going to share below. It is really fast and easy and the food I cooked with the sauce came out amazing!


  1. Wash and cut up tomatoes into a pan 
  2. Add you seasoning. Some ppl like to do it after but I want it to be infused in the sauce so I do it prior 
  3. Steam the tomatoes. Meaning, let the vapor cook the food…so do not add water
  4. After the tomatoes get super soft and begin forming a sauce on its own, throw it in a blender 
  5. Hit the purée button on your blender and in a few seconds, your tomato sauce is ready. 

So easy right?! 

What healthy food choices are you making?

How to: make hot wings #wingsnight

Here is how to make hot wings on A NEW LEVEL (let me know if you caught the reference) anyways lets begin!

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Begin by seasoning the chicken wings with spices of choice then coat it with flour and get ready to fry it.how to make hot chicken wings wingsnightChicken wings should look like this after deep frying it.how to make hot chicken wings wingsnightNow its time to make the hot sauce. You will need pepper, garlic, butter, onions and your favorite hot sauce. Use ingredients according to how you like your flavors. for example, use more garlic for an intense garlic flavor, or more or less pepper depending on how well you can stomach spicy foods.how to make hot chicken wings wingsnightIn a pot, I mix my butter, chopped up peppers, onions and garlic and let it simmer for a while.how to make hot chicken wings wingsnightI then put my hot sauce to the mixture.how to make hot chicken wings wingsnighthow to make hot chicken wings wingsnighthow to make hot chicken wings wingsnightPour the sauce all over the chicken. toss, toss, toss and toss some more till all the chicken wings are coated with the sauce.how to make hot chicken wings wingsnightThen spread chicken in a baking pan and put the chicken in the oven. Do not cover it up, but bake it at about 400 degrees for 5-10 minutes.how to make hot chicken wings wingsnightThis is what your wings should like!then….how to make hot chicken wings wingsnightBon appetite! bar food without the bar price..save you some money!

If you try it, let me know how it came out. Do you do anything special with your hot wings?I want to know