Food Diary: Joy Should be a Glover Court Brand Ambassador
Like Nosa, I work in a bank, and well, they don’t give out anything free so let’s see if I can be truthful with this food diary. For starters, I’m supposed to be on a low-carb diet journey so I prepared my lunch from home for the entire week.
This means one thing: I eat the same thing every day for lunch.
Last week, I settled for Irish pottage garnished with Ugwu leaf, smoked fish and chopped up pomo. Cooked it with coal and it was so it was so yummy. Sometimes I like to ditch the traditional gas cooker for that woody, coal-ish taste. I even barbecued my turkey on it also.
Anyway, for meal prep:
- Irish potatoes - N1250.
- Pomo - N300
- Ugwu leaves - N200
- Smoked panla fish - N500
- 1kg turkey - N1400
Nothing. I hardly eat when I’m rushing to church.
The boyfriend’s mom makes the baddest Jollof rice every Sunday afternoon so we visit the family house for some.
Branched at Glover court for some suya. Bought two sticks of beef suya, a stick of gizzard, and a stick of shaki. All dipped in that dangerous looking vat of trans fat oil. What can a girl do? The thing is just juicy sha.
Typically, I have a cup of Twinnings tea with two lemons squeezed into it. I’m weird, but I like the tangy taste. No need for sugar or milk either. Lactose intolerant and all. Also, three boiled eggs, one sausage, and a burrito (a funny bread roll thing sold at my office cafe).
My meal prepped potato pottage and roasted turkey
Branched Bukka Hut on Awolowo road (Ikoyi). Their caterers are pretty bleh these days. The Bukka Huts in Lekki and Gbagada are a lot better. Got half a portion of spaghetti, half a portion of coconut rice, and three pieces of beef.
We cheat on the low carb diet sometimes every time, you know?
Ordered a plate of plantain and mince meat sauce from Ekaaro, a breakfast delivery service.
I gave my lunch out to a colleague so he could have it for dinner. His wife was out of town. I’m such a nice person. Had lunch in the office cafeteria with a colleague. Some Jollof rice and fried rice, with two turkey pieces.
Bukka Hut, again. it’s so close home so I just swing by when I’m almost home. Same order as Monday.
LOL...so I decided to have dinner again.
Chicken Republic on Awolowo road for their rice + chicken + salad combo. Been a bad girl, but made up for it though. Played basketball at YMCA that evening sooo…that’s why I was hungry, I guess.
Moimoi and Eko from a woman near Tinubu Square in Lagos island. Not the most hygienic, but she makes real badasss moimoi. I always take some stomach drugs after consumption, but I can’t help it. The hunger was real
My meal prepped lunch.
Glover Court suya.
Another plate of sweet potatoes and minced meat sauce from Ekaaro, plus lemon tea. This belly must be flat.
Had my meal prepped lunch. Getting a bit boring though. Had an apple and a box of grapes also
Got another box of grapes and Glover Court suya. Might as well be the Glover Court brand ambassador at this point. My God, will I ever lose this weight? I love food so much.
Sausages, burrito, eggs and a bottle of water. It’s a boring breakfast, but it works.
Wanted to splurge and order something from Mr Chang, but I changed my mind abeg. In this recession, a man must be wise and well. And I’m sorta saving for my wedding coming soon. Lord, send the groom! Nosa, are you available?
Anyway, someone was celebrating something in the office and left a plate of rice, turkey, and dodo on my table. Halleluyah!
Had some home-made Ofe Nsala and a helping of wheat straight from mummy’s kitchen
Got a crate of eggs and whipped up scrambled eggs with veggies and a side of Irish potatoes. I definitely have to play basketball on Sunday when I get back to the Island. The parents stay on the mainland, while I stay on the island during the week. Proximity to work etc.
No one really eats much on Saturdays at home, save my father. He likes food so you see where I get it from.
Made a mad pot of fried rice and turkey. Turkey will not kill me!
Total Spend: N23,020
I’m amazed! I actually spent this lot on food this week. I’m sooo going back to my Cambridge diet. Oh wait, that, too, is expensive. No fine dining this week either. Just regular food and I spent this much? I didn’t even realise. I need to reevaluate o!
*every Nosa/provider hovering around me, show by fire… fire… fire…lol*
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