Hi, I’m Minjiba – welcome to my blog! You are probably here because you are interested in my recipes resources and ideas to inspire and re-invigorate your relationship with your food.
I’ve loved food for as long as I can remember, and believe that eating well is within our control. Inspired in equal parts by local ingredients, international cuisines, and the desire to derive the utmost enjoyment from every bite, my super clean approach to comfort cooking was born. I often blend ingredients and techniques from my Nigerian upbringing with ideas from around the world, exploring those joyful, reassuring similarities that connect us all through food.
Though I typically only wear neutrals, I express my love of excitement through the colours on my plate. My recipes are downright delicious and really easy to make. I share hacks and replacements where possible. As mum to two kids under five, a wife, a big sister, a daughter, a friend, an entrepreneur, and recipe developer, my priority is to create versatile, fuss-free, crowd-pleasing meals that are packed with comfort, nutrition and style.
What You’ll Find on this Blog
Because of the many hats I wear and overcoming my own personal health challenges, I am often cooking with dietary requirements in mind. Many of my recipes also work for Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan, Nut Free, Paleo or Whole 30 lifestyles. If you are dealing with similar and stuck for ideas, you are in the right place. I share recipes resources and ideas to inspire and re-invigorate your relationship with your food. There’s no such thing as FOMO in my world. There’s always a way to overcome whatever limitations you’re dealing with. Sweet or savoury, naughty or nice, cooking or baking, you’ll find it all here.
A few recipes to get you started
For a cosy, decadent dinner, check out my Chilli Chipotle Plantain Bake. Plantain is one of my favourite things! For a mood-boosting breakfast idea, try my favourite Happy Green Smoothie. If salads are more your speed, then this Chicken, Kale, Raspberry and Avocado Salad with Pesto Dressing is to die for. Looking for creative ideas to re-imaging seasonal Nigerian produce? Check out recipes like my Rosemary Garlic Salt Ube Bake, which tastes mind-blowingly Nigerian and Italian at the same time.
Minjiba in the Media
My cooking show, which shows off my unique take on African fusion, Minjiba Entertains, shows on The Africa Channel on US cable TV networks, around Africa on DSTV, in Australia on SBS and online on Amazon Prime US, Apple TV, Tastemade, Emirates in-flight entertainment, and others. My work has also been featured by Forbes Woman Africa, Radiant Health Magazine, BellaNaija, and The Philips AirFryer ‘Cut the Fat’ campaign.
Keep in Touch
Thanks for visiting, and I hope you enjoy hanging out here! Want to get in touch? Feel free to do so via this contact form. You can also connect with me on Social Media – Instagram, Youtube and Pinterest.