Hi, welcome to my virtual kitchen.
My name is Lola and this is the space where I share my fast, easy family-friendly meals!
I’m the wife of one amazing man who despite his busy schedule takes his time to be the photographer and the tech guy behind this blog plus, he’s my number one fan: And I’m the mom to three adorable kids all under the age of 10 who loves to dictate the meals I make (super busy momma!).
A little bit of background
I was born and raised in Nigeria and this has a great influence on what I cook and how I cook. I use a global approach to cooking which helps to expand the palate. I mainly cook from scratch using fresh and minimally processed produce, and everyday cost-effective, ingredients that are readily available in your pantry or can easily be sourced in your local grocery.
My passion for cooking started at a very early age. My dad thinks it’s about 6 years but I literally met myself cooking so I can’t say the exact age I started. However, what I’m sure of is that the passion and love I have for food from my childhood days to date have not yet changed, in fact, it has continued to grow.
I’m a self-taught baker, though my late grandmother was a baker and my aunt does the same for a living, however, I did not learn any of my skills from them so I guess it runs in the blood!
I studied Geology and mineral Science for my first degree but never worked with it (by choice). I got my first job as a Company Restaurant manager before moving to the states to join my husband. When I got to the states, I knew I wanted to grow my passion and I had to choose between cooking and sewing (Yes I sew!). I chose cooking and blogging has since become my outlet to share my recipes.
Other things you might want to know
I cooked my first meal for a crowd of about 20 people at the age of 8.
My love for sewing still remains and I still sew anytime I’m less busy.
I’m quite shy. You may not notice it if you had not known me over 10 years ago because I’m getting better.
I have a weakness for freshly baked goods – I think I got that from my Grandma who worked as a baker throughout her lifetime. So you will find a whole lot of baking recipes on this platform like my super soft bread rolls, no-knead bread rolls. sweet milk bread, Meat pies, and much more.
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I do hope you enjoy your stay here. xoxo