Hello and welcome to My Breaking Views. My name is Adebola, a country bumpkin from Swindon that now lives in London. I was recently announced as one of Tomorrows Travel Leader of 2020 and I absolutely love travelling.
Travelling has always given me a sense of escape; an escape from reality and some time to recharge and reflect. When I’m away, I’m not fulfilling expectations. I am living for myself; I am running into the sea; I am going paragliding, and I am living for me and no one else.
People don’t realise that they often make heat-of-the-moment decisions based on situations they are in and that different—sometimes better– choices could be made if they took a step back. I have become stronger as a traveller; in the end, I have become My Breaking Views.
With My Breaking Views, I want to share not only my travels and dishes from around the world. I hope to take my audience through a journey when cooking with me where they can learn tips of a country.
I’ m also 1/2 of Black Travel Creators: a community for black bloggers, YouTubers and Podcasters. It’s a platform built for travel creators to connect, share stories while networking with brands and other travellers.
With this space, I hope to create events, travels and more. Check us out on Instagram and Twitter @BTravelCreators
Hopefully, My Breaking Views will encourage you to escape your comfort zone and taste foods from around the world. I hope the new lifestyle feature of this blog will push you to create your own rules and expectations for your own life and show you that we are all trying to live our lives in this world.
I'm excited to announce that @btravelcreators will be holding a food and travel chat over at Twitter in less than 15 mins!
Two of my favourite things ❤
I of course will be hosting! Be sure to join in! #BTCchat
AD I have a cheeky little deal for you. Eulanda over @dipyourtoesin has launched a new course for all the foodies out there in the world. It's great for anyone that wants to learn how to take amazing quality pictures of food.
You all know I'll be signing up! 🥳
Interested? Let me know, I've got a link that will give you a discount for the course....
I usually try and not to make a big deal about my achievements but this is one I feel I need to say I was so happy and surprised about.
When COVID19 started a lot of the travel community where stuck unable to travel. I decided to pivot and give you all a taste of the world through #CookingTravelTalks
Who would of known that this would have helped me gain a collab with @lonelyplanetfood where I make jollof rice.
Since I started every single one of you has supported me through this journey by showing up and giving feedback and I can't thank you all enough. ❤
My advice: If you have a passion for something go for it. You'll be surprised where it takes you.
P.S Swipe left to see the title of the video where I make jollof rice 🍚 😋 😏..
#MyBreakingViews #CookingTravelTalks #FoodTravelGames...
AD| This week is #NationalRiceWeek and I'm celebrating by sharing a dish I made recently. Check out my sweet and sour chicken with egg fried rice served in pineapple.
I used long grain rice for this particular recipe as it’s so versatile:
𝐈𝐧𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬- 𝐄𝐠𝐠 𝐟𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐝 𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐞
• 330g of white rice cooked
• 4 spring onions finely chopped
• 2 teaspoons soya sauce
• 2 tablespoon of vegetable oil
• 1 teaspoon fish sauce
• 1 teaspoon sesame seeds (for garnish)
1. Precook white rice the night before.
2. Heat a tablespoon of vegetable oil and fry the egg until scrambled.
3. Heat the other tablespoon of vegetable oil and add the pepper, salt, and spring onions and fry for 2 mins.
4. Reduce the heat and add the rice and fish and soya sauce. Mix together until covered with the sauce.
𝐈𝐧𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 - 𝐒𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐧
• 550g of chicken, chopped into cubes
• 1 tablespoon soya sauce
• 2 cups of corn flour
• 2 tablespoon caster sugar
• 2 medium eggs 1 for rice
• 1 pineapple chopped (keep the skin for decoration)
• 1 Red bell pepper, chopped into cubes
• 1 Green bell pepper, chopped into cubes
•1 white onion, chopped into cubes
• 1 cup vegetable oil, (some for frying)
• 1 teaspoon garlic
• 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
• 3 tablespoons of ketchup
1. In a bowl, combine the chicken, soya sauce, corn flour 1/2 cup and egg and leave to marinate.
2. Cut the pineapple in half and lengthwise and carefully cut cubes inside the fruit. Scoop the cubed pineapple and leave to cook later.
3. Add oil to pan and leave to heat to 180 degrees. You should add the remaining cup of the corn flour and add to begin to fry chicken for 4-5 minutes (until brown and golden).
4. Fry red, green pepper with onion until sauté.
5. Add garlic and ginger, then vinegar, sugar and ketchup. And stir.
6. Add pineapple and chicken and toss to coat with the sauce.
What's your favourite rice dish? #RiceUpYourLife...
I would like to thank you all for engaging with me on my Italian posts this week. ❤
I will be writing about my little birthday get away...
In the meantime is there anything you would like to hear about Italy,Rome 🇮🇹...
Tiramisu is one if the most widely known and loved desserts in the world. ARE you a Tiramisu lover?
Yes 👍 or no 👎
I think it depends on the mood for me. When in Italy Tiramisu is a absolute must.
While in Italy 🇮🇹 I was lucky enough to experience a cooking class, which included some wine tasting.🍷 I loved the white wine, but wasn't entirely fond of the red. Either way, I thought it would be a great idea to make a game out of it!
What is your preference white or red wine? 🍷
Well let my #FoodTravelGames tell you which wine you are having. Pick the letter of your first name and tell me what wine you're having and the country you are in.
Now I know some people have a few names (cough me) so pick whatever name gives you the wine you want 😉
Trying to accommodate to everyones needs. 😅
I will go first:
𝐀𝐝𝐞𝐛𝐨𝐥𝐚 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐞 - 𝐀𝐢𝐫é𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐒𝐩𝐚𝐢𝐧 🇪🇸 👌 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐟𝐥𝐚𝐯𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬 𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐭!
Ok now it's your turn! ⬇️...
COOKING TRAVEL TALKS IS BACK AND WE ARE NOT HOLDING BACK IN SEASON 2!
I'm so excited for the countries we will be experiencing through food this season and I think you will enjoy them too.
This season I wanted us to up our game just a little so we are tasting far and wide!
It's what #CookingTravelTalks is all about right? 😆
First we have my love @marty_sandiego who will be taking us to America by teaching us to make some soul food 🇺🇸
Then we have my babe @j.wing who will be teaching us how to make Cantonese Wonton and Noodle soup from Hong Kong 🇭🇰 🍜
We have more to come but I can't tell you everything! Just know it's gonna be good!
𝐒𝐰𝐢𝐩𝐞 𝐥𝐞𝐟𝐭 to see the ingredients for the first two episodes and stay tuned for more.
Share so no one misses out!
Will you be joining in? #CookingTravelTalks
Do you know that the Trevi Fountain is one of the oldest water sources in Rome?
The fountain dates all the way back to ancient Roman times. The construction of the Aqua Virgo Aqueduct in 19 B.C. which provided water to the Roman baths and the fountains of central Rome!
We visited the Trevi Fountain on our last day and it was absolute bliss! I also learnt the reason behind the three coins 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐓𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐢 𝐟𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧.
Apparently if you throw a coin into the fountain....
• The first coin guarantees your return to Rome 🇮🇹
• The second will ensure a new romance ❤ and,
• The third will ensure the marriage💍.
What do you think?...
I want to see more Black women smiling, glowing, laughing and seeing the world.
There is something powerful about Black women coming together and developing a sisterhood. I hope I can continue to do this.
Name a country that you have enjoyed with your sisters/friends and why ⬇️
I want to thank God for allowing me to witness another year of age. Today I woke up in Italy, Rome 🇮🇹 - another year celebrating my birthday in another country.
Witnessing a new year is truly a blessing and I can only give thanks to God. 🙏
Thank you to everyone that has wished me happy birthday I am making my way through the messages so please do bare with me. ❤💜
P.S. A 𝐇𝐔𝐆𝐄 thanks to @girlswrldtour for the set up. I wasn't expecting it lol 😆 😂 😍
This macaroon is for everyone that played along with my last food and travel games. 🥳
It brings me so much joy that you are all engaging so well with my food and travel content! And I just want to say thank you. Thank you for showing up. ❤
What other #FoodTravelGames would you like to see? 👀☺...
When travelling would you try any of these dessert?
Happy new month! And welcome to a new #FoodTravelGames 🥳
Swipe left tell me your birthday month what dessert you're having and the country you're in. 𝐍𝐨 𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 😂👀
I will go first. I'm having macaroons in Italy 🇮🇹 😍 #fave.
𝐍𝐨𝐰 𝐢𝐭'𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐧. ⬇️
Oh and I've given a little description of what each dessert is ☺ keep swiping to know the dessert your birthday month is.
Do share so other can join in on the game too. 😊