Couscous Pie

Couscous (originally called seksu or kesksu) is now becoming a favourite at home because it is gluten free, depending on the grain it is derived from. It is popular in North Africa, Egypt and the Middle East and is made from millet, barley, or cornmeal. This is also a great choice because it has a…

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Plantain Pie

A wonderfully satisfying meal does not come in a can of processed food; it comes from fresh living food.  Many of us would agree that many of our Caribbean  staples, such as plantain, sweet potato, dasheen, etc. can be quite satisfying.  I love plantain, but it was my friend’s idea to make a plantain pie….

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Traditional Coconut Drops

I like the taste of the traditional coconut drops. And, I am not the only one.  My son gobbled these delicious, light cake-like coconut drops in a little while.  This is the traditional coconut drops, not like the coconut drops sold in most bakeries. They religiously scrimp on the coconut ingredients, add more flour and…

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Garlic Mashed Potatoes

During the holidays, I really got tired seeing all that food. I mean literally seeing people around me over eating had me wondering if they were eating to live or living to eat.  As I stated a few posts ago, the materialism, and possibly all other “isms”, really go on a joy ride  during the…

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Fruit Cooler

It can certainly be refreshing; a fruit cooler can be just what you need not just during the hot summer months, but during times of stress. I know the Christmas season can be really stressful. This is not a money-saving month. And yet it comes and goes so quickly –  just like the salary. Therefore,…

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Lemon Sponge Cake

Lemon sponge cake, with its citrus undertones, has a way of captivating my taste buds in a  carefree way. At first you start thinking ….Ok this is a nice sponge cake, but then as you slowly savour the morsel of happiness in you mouth, the acid, sweet tinge of flavour tickles your tongue into excitement….Enticing…

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No Bake Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

The amount of Christmas parties my five year old niece went to this Christmas season was amazing.  Every time she came home, she was proud to show off her new presents.  She would then proclaim that being nice pays off indeed!  Then she would look at her cousin and say, “Behave yourself  or you get…

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Cocoa Brownies

If it wasn’t for Nadia Mustapha, this “cocoa brownies” recipe would not have been posted.  Nadia shared this recipe with me early this year.  I was eager to try it, but I did not get the time to really fulfill my wish until this week.  Now, I am glad I tried this recipe.  It is…

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Breadfruit Fish Cakes

A few years ago I did fish cakes using potatoes, this year I decided to do some substitutions and made breadfruit fish cakes using some breadfruit I had in the refrigerator and some saltfish that were begging to be used. After a few minutes of boiling and mashing and doing some seasoning of the mixture…

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Pumpkin Macaroni Pie

Want a little more fibre in your diet? Then you need to try this pumpkin macaroni pie recipe. How it’s done, you won’t really taste the pumpkin too much but it’s there helping you you along. When I first heard about it I wondered about the taste and if it would really peak my interest….

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