Food Diary: Jumoke Gets by With a Little Help From Friends
So, I am supposed to be trying to be fit, but this week has shown me I am failing woefully. I do not work in a bank or a tech company, but my office actually “tries” with the freebies they give us. The office cafeteria, though, is another matter.
The food is not worth the money or calories, so I try to take lunch from home everyday. My grocery list for the week
- Minced meat: N570
- Burger Buns: N350
- Fresh Basil: N520
- Natural Yoghurt: N450
Breakfast - 9:15am
A quick bowl of cereal before church.
Snack - 1:30 pm
Church took forever so obviously I was hungry by the time we got home. The week before, I picked up some kilishi in Abuja. I snacked on that and C&C Gourmet coconut chips from Cafe Neo.
Lunch - 1:30 pm
Yam. Eggs. Stew.
Dinner - 8:00 pm
Could not make it to Anu Bello’s AboutLastNighttt Street Feast ☹. Made myself a burger with some fries as consolation. It was no South burger, but it did the job
Breakfast - 6:50 am
Woke up really hungry this morning so I had Special K before leaving for work.
Snack - 10:50 am
Because of my early breakfast, I was huuuuuungry by 10am. My office gives us free fruit and they literally disappear in 5 minutes. Snagged an apple and a banana before we ran out.
Lunch - 1:00 pm
I’ve heard lots of good things about TFC’s “Ajoke” rice, so I gave it a shot. Ordered it with Charcolit chicken. And surprise-surprise, the rumours were true for once.
Dinner - 8:15 pm
Found some left over Bolognese sauce in the freezer, added a few basil leaves and repurposed it as Jollof spaghetti for Tuesday’s lunch.
Wasn't too hungry so settled for plantain chips and an orange for dinner.
Breakfast - 8:50 am
Made a parfait before I left home and had it for breakfast.
Snack - 12:00 pm
My colleague got me an apple from the office fruit stash.
Lunch - 1:10 pm
Had the Jollof Spaghetti I made the night before with barbecued chicken gifted by a friend
Dinner - 7:30 pm
Had rice and goat curry with steamed vegetables for dinner. Then, a slice of Salt Lagos’ “Best of Both Worlds” for dessert - given to me by a colleague
Breakfast - 9:00 am
The office assistant got me bread and akara. I have no idea where he gets it from and to be honest, I don’t want to know. Best breakfast I had all week.
Lunch - 12:00 pm
It was a colleague’s birthday and we got small chops. Wolfed it down in record time
Lunch…again - 1:30 pm
Another colleague got a couple of boxes of pizza from La Taverna. Had 2 slices.
Dinner - 7:50 pm
Ate some left over rice and goat curry from the night before
Breakfast - 9:30 am
Plantain chips and granola
Lunch - 1:10 pm
Got lunch from Veritas, a lunch delivery service: Boiled plantain, potatoes, fish sauce and chicken
Breakfast - 10.00 am
Ordered an Orange Dreamsicle smoothie from WildThyme Gourmet. Delicious!
Lunch - 1:50 pm
Lunch from Veritas again - Sweet Potato porridge and grilled turkey
Pre Dinner - 4:00pm
My colleague bought me a BBQ chicken wrap from Angelo’s Kitchen. Then, another colleague’s got suya and we all pounced on it like a pack of piranhas
Dinner - 8:00 pm
Stir fried chicken and veg Indomie
Nightcap - 9:30 pm
Glass of wine and So Yummy popcorn
I am so proud of this number, I won’t even lie ☺
So Folly believes we should get a Nosa and a daddy, and we’ll be as lit as her. It is obvious you should get colleagues like mine and you’ll be as lit as me.
FOLLY: A word!
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