The harmattan season is upon us and while it breaks my heart to be separated from my bed (and warm duvet) every morning, it certainly doesn’t help that my car is all white from the dusty love notes of the Sahara Desert. And bite me me if I’m going to pay any ‘mallam’ N500 on a daily to clean my car.
Enter my DIY alter ego. Mehn, like it or not, while I wait for my bath water to get hot, I pick up my bucket and a spare mop head (now dedicated to this purpose) and get to working. Washing my car every morning has saved me a lot of money and is a good work out strategy (for those mornings where I absolutely cannot exercise cos I hugged my duvet too long).
Okay, so I guess you get the point. Every now and then, you can take the car to a proper wash to clean your car (inside and all) but by jove, wash ya motor by yasef.
Okies, I’m done.
Yeah it’s Christmas and many of us will blame it on the season when our waist lines thicken. And then come January, we will fill our new year resolution wish list with all sorts of health and fitness goals that won’t see the light of February.
So let’s focus on what we can do. We can make conscious choices about what we put into our bodies. Yes we’ll definitely be tempted to try a slice of cake (I know I will), but should generally try and eat healthy, wholesome foods. But healthy doesn’t have to be boring.
Case in point – My Amazing Chicken Salad Recipe 🙂
Let’s get straight to it, shall we?
Grill very well marinated chicken thighs (or breasts), then skin,debone and shred it. Cut up 1/4 cucumber, 3 large tomatoes and 3 or 4 lettuce leaves. Mix in 3 tablespoons (or less) of Greek yogurt and 1/2 spoon of mayonnaise (optional). Add your chicken to the mix and voila, you are ready to dig in.
PS: Ensure your chicken is well marinated, preferable overnight because it really defines the flavor of your salad. I bought already marinated chicken from a Lebanese store and oven-grilled it myself. Next time, I’ll marinate myself and share the recipe.
Do you have other healthy recipes we should be trying out this Christmas? Please do share in the comments section. And do let me know if you try out this salad.
All my love,
I long to write every single time I stop by my blog. And if it’s any help, I stop by every. single. day.
I think it gives me some sense of accomplishment that I haven’t given up on my dreams and that soon, I’ll be reunited with Koltureshoq again.
So, just so you know, I think about you everyday. Every. Single. Day.
All my love,
This is a very short story.
One day last week, I took off my flipflops to search for my hair dryer in a box under my bed. I saw my box of sharpie markers first. And the rest is history…
I hope you like it and I’ll like to see your projects (pls drop the links in the comments section). Do remember to share share share this project with your friends. It soooo easy and you can all do it over the coming holiday (yay to holidays).
Have fun guys.
Seems like we have another picture tutorial just like our clutch here.
I’ve had this piece of fabric for over 2 years and after making these fabric covered bangles, it just sat there in my craft box. Until today. Today this one had another chance at life…hehehehe.
What you’ll need: Hard cover notebook, fabric, mod podge, glue gun
So here goes;
NB: I used a glue gun when attaching the book back. Also, the mod podge was still wet in the last pix. Forgive me. I will upload a better pix tomorrow.
I just know I’m going on a DIY spree with this one! 🙂
If you have any questions, do let me know in the comments section below.
Follow Koltureshoq for more DIY updates and remember to share with your friends.
Have a great week ahead guys.
Remember this clutch I made last year? Well, I just saw some pictures on my iPad and decided to give you guys a picture tutorial. Lazy me….hehehehe.
I had just ordered my first set of Mod Podge from Amazon and was so excited. Dug out my old clutch purse which I had mentally reserved for a makeover and did some Mod Podge Magic.
An old clutch purse
Magazine with beautiful colored pictures (or not)
Bristle or foam brushes
So here goes….
I had fun with this one and I hope you do too.
Hit me up in the comments section if you have a question. I’ll be more than willing to answer. And remember to share this post with your friends…thanks 😉
Have a great week guys.
So it was my friend’s marriage introduction and I was in a pretty craft mood. Here’s what I did and I suggest you do too.
(In the voice of Emmet in The Lego Movie)
Bring out your poor old clutch purse (or any other ‘unblinged’ purse for that matter).
Bring out your flat-back or sew-on crystals and your E6000 glue.
Start gluing the crystals on to your purse. Allow to dry for 24 hours at least (very important). And there you have it. Your very own DIY blinged out purse.
Hit me up in the comments section if you have questions (or if you’d just like to say hi) 🙂
Off to my salsa class now.
This is for my friend Oshole.
He saw a picture of this meal on my blackberry messenger and described my food as ‘mad nice. This warmed my heart. It really did. And so I promised to post a tutorial. You should thank him 🙂
1 small tuber of yam
Salt to taste
1. Slice the yam in circles (one or two should be fine depending on the width an circumference of each slice)
2. Peel the bark off each slice and then cut into long strips
Ata Rodo Sauce
14 scotch bonnet peppers (ata rodo)
2 medium onion bulb
1 small garlic bulb
1 small ginger
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 cooking spoons of vegetable oil
Curry, thyme and salt to taste
1. Wash and blend the tomatoes, peppers and one onion bulb.
2. Wash and peel the garlic, ginger and second onion bulb.
3. Slice the onion, chop the garlic into tiny little pieces and grate the ginger.
4. Heat the oil in a saucepan and add sliced onions and garlic. Fry until a slightly brown stirring all the while.
5. Pour in the blended tomatoes and pepper and fry for 5 minutes, stirring all the while.
6. Break up dried fish into the sauce and keep stirring for another 3 minutes.
7. Add the curry, thyme and salt to taste. Let it simmer for about 2 minutes and we’re done.
8. Serve hot with the fried yam.
Please let me know if you try your hands on this one and how it all goes down 😉
Cheers and have a great weekend.
PS: My name has been changed from Omo to Renah. Just so you know 🙂
The last 2-3 months have been very hectic and trying for me. This has affected my writing and I apologize for the silence. However, I’ve been a little active on Instagram @koltureshoq and I’d be glad if you stop by every now and then.
I really have been thinking of a way to share a summary of my blogging activities in 2014 but then I woke up this morning and found this mail from WordPress on my blog summary (as if they weren’t already awesome enough). Please go through the full report and I’d really appreciate your feedback in the comments section.
I’ll keep in touch more often. There’s loads of DIY tutorials coming through. By the way, I’ve opened a shop on Konga.com to retail awesome jewelry but I’ll probably include my handmade stuff soon enough. Pictures and links will be up shortly but if you can’t wait, go check out my Instagram page.
Thank you for visiting my blog, for your wonderful comments, for choosing my posts at link parties and for sticking with me even when I was relatively absent. I deeply appreciate it. Here’s to a great 2015 ahead!
Cheerios guys 😃
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
Click here to see the complete report.
Just found out I could embed stuff from Pinterest and decided to give it a try. I’m using my DIY projects board right now, but I’ll post other boards up soon enough.
Great huh? We learn along the way don’t we? 🙂