It’s something that can bring people together, sometimes even strangers. You would find that food is usually a necessary item in many occasions or even day to day events. From the regular breaskfast, lunch and dinner to snacking to weddings, fashion events, baby and bridal showers and more.
I also like to explore the health aspect of food. This basically means I feel happier when I know the food I am giving to my body would be beneficial to my body and so me.
What of you? What thoughts come to mind when you think food?
I got to make a meal with HLK’s blend of peppers and let me telllllllllllllll you something! It was yummy! Everyone at home who ate it, enjoyed it. HLK means Healthy Living Kitchen and they are an indigenous food processing SME located in Jos, Plateau State. This company was set up to promote the growth and empowerment of local farmers and they specialize in processing fresh farm produce in the most hygienic manner while following global best practices in order to preserve the natural taste and freshness of foods.
Food is something I enjoy talking about. Reading about. Watching being made. Making and exploring. So it was exciting to use their product and to write this post.
So what did I make with my HLK blend of peppers? You guessed right! Peppered chicken and sauce.
HLK Blend of peppers
2 teaspoons of dry powdered ginger
2 teaspoons of curry
One medium size onion
2 knorr seasoning cubes
Cook your raw chicken till it’s done, adding seasoning to your taste. I used 2/3 of a small chicken for this. I got to use the remaining 1/3 of the chicken for something else, which you may get to see a future post on the blog.
When the chicken is ready, put your frying pan on the stove and add one serving spoon of oil, then add in the onions (chopped) and stir for about 3 minutes. You want the onion flavors to begin to infuse into the oil.
Add the curry, ginger and knorr seasoning cubes to the onions and stir for an additional 3 minutes.
Now pour the content of one jar of HLK blend of peppers into the pan and stir occasionally for about 10 to 15 minutes or until content of the pan is cooked. Taste it and add salt if you feel the need to. Think moderation though.
Then gently add the chicken and allow to cook for 5 minutes, stir after 5 minutes and allow to cook for 5 more minutes. Repeat the ‘stir and allow to cook’ two more times. Pour in two serving spoons of the chicken stock and give it some good 5 minutes to cook. If the sauce is to your preferable thickness then you are good to go, if not, add some more chicken stock and you are good!
Taste to ensure it’s to your liking and add salt where necessary. Let me tell you even the kids at home enjoyed eating this peppered chicken. Its something you can make for the whole family. I served mine with chips and salad. You can have yours with rice or yam or salad or just by itself.
What new food preparations have you tried recently? Please let us know in the comment section.
Do you want to use this product? You do.
The taste and smell of the peppers would enhance jollof rice flavor! It’s perfect for porridge, moi-moi (gives the red color without palm oil), soup and all foods that you want having that good pepper flavor.
The product is a time saver. It saves you the stress of having to wash, grind and dry out the water in the peppers. So the work has been pre-done for you. You essentially get the opportunity to still make and eat home made meals, which is encouraged, with less hassle.
It’s made from fresh farm produce and processed following best manufacturing practices to deliver optimum quality.
Ah an additional benefit? The JARS! I like jars and in particular mason jars! 😊 The jars can be reused for other things like storage, decor etc., So the food content is essentially healthy and the packaging is recycle able, biodegradable and environment friendly.
All HLK products are absolutely natural with no additives or preservatives which makes it healthy for use by everyone. You want to contact them. Remember health is wealth. You would be reducing your stress levels and staying healthy at the same time. You would also be encouraging environmentally friendly practices because as you have read, their packaging is environmentally friendly. So you would be joining them to make a difference in the world. You get to eat healthy and make positive impact. Isn’t that amazing?
Products are currently available in Abuja at
•4U Supermarket, Wuse II
•Pay Green Supermarket, Wuse II
•Maitama Stores, Maitama Shopping Complex
•Prince Ebeano Supermarket, Lokogoma,
In Jos at
•Baxter’s Supermarket, State Secretariat round-about
And Online at
•Nigeriamadehub.com (nationwide delivery)
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