“Anything goes” Quesadilla






“Anything goes” because I literally put whatever I found in my refrigerator in it.

You’ll need;

2 tortillas


and whatever you find in your refrigerator


Here is my variation

Heat a pan with 1 tbsp of oil or a rub of butter

Heat a skillet and rub some butter on

Spread some Crema Mexicana(1 cup sour cream,1/2 cup heavy cream+ a pinch of salt) on a wheat tortilla

Wheat tortilla + Crema Mexicana

Plus Guacamole

Plus guacamolePlus Cheese

plus cheese

Plus chopped Bell peppers,onions,sweet bean paste

plus mashed sweetened beans

Blanched Cabbage (I like to add cabbage to my quesadilla because it’s filling)

plus blanched cabbage Some meat balls

plus meat balls,a sprinkle of salt and black pepper

Ham,salt,freshly ground black pepper

Ham,Black pepper and salt


more cheese

More Crema Mexicana on the other tortilla

slather some more crema mexicana


Place tortilla over fillings and press down Press down

Cook for about 3-5 min (more or less)



Cook for about 3 min

Remove from heat,let it rest a bit,cut into portions



Potato Pancakes

Serve with Crema Mexicana or Sour Cream or Yoghurt

I made this for breakfast in valentine but I was too lazy to put the recipe up.The great thing about this is that it doesn’t have to be valentine’s day to enjoy a heart-shaped meal/treat. It was my first time making this,I loved it so much,it has now become one of my go to favorites especially if I want something quick and delicious.

Serves 2,increase the recipe as needed.

You’ll need;

3 medium-large Potatoes

1 small onion

1 Egg

1 Tbsp Softened Butter

3 Tbsp Flour

3 slices of Ham or Bacon

Salt to taste

Black Pepper to taste

Basil or Chives(optional)

Oil for frying

Serve with Sour cream or yoghurt or Crema Mexicana(1 cup sour cream+1/2 cup heavy cream+a pinch of Salt)

Peel and wash the potatoes and onions

Peel potatoes and onion

Grate the potatoes and onion on the smallest part of your grater

Grate the potatoes and onions

Mix well to combine


Add the egg

Add egg

Mix well

Mix well

Add softened butter

add softened butterMix in well

Add the flour,salt and freshly ground black pepper

Mix well

Add the ham or bacon

plus ham or bacon

Heat a pan with about 1/2 inch oil,you can just spoon portions of the batter into the oil and spread or use a form or mold

Heat some oil

Place the mold in the oil

Place some potato mixture in mold/form Spoon the batter in and spread quickly before it starts to crisp at the bottom

Spread as quickly as possible before it starts cooking Remove mold

Gently remove the mold/form

Keep forming until the pan is filled

Don’t turn until the bottoms have browned,turning it before it cooks can cause it to break.

Fry until crisp on both sides and drain on paper towels

Drain on paper towels


Serve with Crema Mexicana or Sour Cream or YoghurtEnjoy!

Sesame & Black pepper flour Tortilla

I toasted the sesame seeds to bring out the flavor of the sesame seeds…..tasty!

You will need;

260g all purpose flour

55g Butter

2 Tbsp Sesame seeds

Black pepper to taste

Salt to taste

Warm water as needed

Toast the sesame seeds in dry skillet on med heat


stirring constantly so it browns evenly




Combine everything except the water in a bowl.

Sesame & Black pepper flour tortilla I had a little white sesame seeds left so I threw them in.

Mix well until it forms a breadcrumb-like texture

Drizzle the warm water in slowly and form into a soft but firm dough. Knead for about 10 min.

Let rest for 30 min or more.

Divide into 2 and form into a log.cut into equal portions.

roll into balls.flatten it and let it rest for about 5 min,covered.

roll each into thin sheets and cut them into the size you want with a round bowl or pot cover and a small knife.


or full size

Heat your skillet and cook for about 10-15 secs on each side.


minis…. I love all things mini

wrap in kitchen towel while cooking the rest to keep warm

Use as sandwich wrap,tacos,quesadilla,tortilla chips,with soups,anything you want. You can even try some sweet dessert combinations.


Corn Tortilla

Corn Tortilla

Tortillas………………I love them,they are so versatile, you can use them any way you want,as sandwich wraps,tacos,burritos, quesadilla, tortilla chips, make them mini and you have a great base for appetizers.

Corn tortillas are really tasty, most recipes use masa harina,I don’t have that so I used regular corn flour with some white flour,to be honest,I don’t know if it is the same but it is really really really tasty.

You will need;

200g Corn Flour

200g all purpose flour

65g Butter

A pinch of Salt

Warm Water as needed

Combine the flours,butter and salt. Rub in the butter till it forms something that looks like bread crumbs.

Add water a little at a time and mix until you form a nice soft but firm dough.

Knead properly for about 10 min.

Let rest for about 30 min to 1 hour.

divided into 2 workable portions.

Roll into a log and cut it into equal portions.

You are going to need some more flour for rolling.

Roll each in between your palms to form a ball,then flatten it.

Flour your work surface and roll each dough into really thin sheets,lift and rotate in between rolling it so it does not stick to the surface.

You can make them into big circles

Corn tortilla

Roll it out and cut with a round cutter,I used the bowl of my food scale.Just place the round bowl or pot cover on the rolled out dough and cut with a small knife.

 …….sometimes,there are not so perfect.

you can cut into small circles too for appetizers or small bites.

Heat your skillet  and cook 1 at a time about 15 secs on each side.

 Wrap in kitchen towel after it is cooked to keep it warm.

You can freeze it too,so feel free to make a large batch. Just warm a bit in the oven or on a skillet to make it pliable before you use.

Corn tortillamini corn tortilla.


Spinach and Grilled Chicken Quesadilla

You’ll need;

2 Tortillas

Grilled Chicken torn into bits (I had some left over chicken,you can use any left over chicken you have in your fridge)

A few Spinach (frozen or fresh,if using fresh,blanch the leaves in hot water just to wilt it a bit)

1 cup Shredded Cabbage (blanched,it just makes it easier to eat)

1 small onion (sautéed)

3 tbsp Barbecue sauce

1 tsp Mustard

Cheese of choice (Mozzarella,if you’re like me)

Salt to taste

Black pepper to taste

Taco seasoning to taste(optional,I just like it)

1 tbsp Oil


Heat your grill pan or regular pan with 1 tbsp oil

Mix your barbecue sauce and mustard together and spread on the tortilla

 You can sauté your onions (or not),I used 2 small frozen portions of spinach,if using fresh,you can use 3-4 or more leaves(it’s all up to you).Cut the onions and spinach into bits.

Place one tortilla in hot pan,add your spinach


Blanched Cabbage and season with salt and pepper.

Put your shredded chicken in the plate/bowl you mixes your sauces in and coat the chicken with whatever is left of the sauces(I have a phobia for waste)

Add the chicken to the deliciousness in the pan

Cover with more cheese

I must have run out of cheese to have used this little and apparently,I did not have mozzarella too.

Cover with the 2nd tortilla

 Turn and cook on the other side

a piece of my tortilla broke off,was still delicious

Let it rest a bit the cut into portions

I was cooking for one but you can make as many as you would need,just double,triple,anything-ple the recipe.




Pineapple & Meatball Quesadilla


You’ll need;

2 Tortillas

1 Medium Onion,sliced and sautéed

A Cup of Cabbage (shredded and blanched with a little bit  of salt in hot water or in the microwave)

Meat balls

Pineapple pieces

Crushed Peanuts(optional)

Cheese of Choice,I like Mozzarella

2 Tbsp Barbecue Sauce

1 tsp mustard

2-3 strips of bacon or ham

Salt to taste

Black Pepper to taste

Diced Bell peppers (optional)


Heat a pan with a little bit of oil or butter

Spread the Barbecue sauce and mustard on each of the tortillas

Place one in the hot pan

Add half of the cheese

Some meat balls,if it is too big,cut them into little bits like I did

Throw in some pineapple and nuts

meat balls + pineapple

Add your onions and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper

+ onions

Blanched cabbage

+ blanched cabbage

Bacon or ham

Season again and add the remaining cheese

+ more cheese

Cover with the 2nd tortilla

Let it brown a bit,about 3-5 min (more or less),then turn it to cook on the other side

Cook again for about 3 min or until cheese has melted

Let it rest a bit,then cut into portions and enjoy.


The Power of a Smile

smileA smile is a non-verbal language that says a lot.It’s power is often under estimated .It demonstrates warmth empathy and cooperation.
It’s natural for people to want others to care for them.Everyone wants to be accepted and a smile will help you help others to feel this way.
When smiled at,some people often smile in return.Basically,we mirror each others expression unconsciously.Lagbaja’s Feyin E still makes me smile every time,your dentition doesn’t have to be perfect to give a warm smile.Don’t let your decision to smile be based on how you feel,just like the masked one says “Put a smile on your face no matter your condition”.
Even a smile on the telephone produces positive results.
A smile has the power of melting away insecurities and troubles you may have.
It makes others feel welcome,special and appreciated.
It’s a very powerful tool of persuasion.
It can make people feel liked and disarm others in time of conflict.
It makes you approachable.Giving away some smiles will boost your image and personality.
Smiling makes you look beautiful.Surely,it is the best make-up you could wear.
When someone is pissing you off – smile,it prevents you from saying something you will regret later(I would know because I use that method all the time).
A smile can change the atmosphere around you.
You can make someone’s day just by smiling at them,you never know who needs a smile so keep smiling.
It’s the secret to charisma.

The reason a smile is so effective is because you reflect goodness to someone.Some people don’t smile more or hardly smile because they are afraid to show their vulnerability ans soft side.
Smiling releases Endorphins(feel good hormones) which calm you and make you happier.So true.Been there
A smile has to be sincere and the eyes have to smile too,people can tell if you’re faking it you know and in my opinion, that’s even worse than not smiling at all.

In conclusion,SMILE
Even when you don’t feel like it -SMILE
If you’re toothless- SMILE
If your dentition is terrible – SMILE
When passing through Yaba market -DON’T SMILE.Been there,you don’t wanna hear what those boys have to say to you.lol

Peace out.Keep Smiling