Baked Kalounji

Kalounji has come from humble beginnings; from being fried over many wood fired chulhas to gracing many tables with its spicy bitter presence. Today I’m taking it to new heights – let’s serve it as an appetizer instead of a side dish. Generally, caraili is eaten with a meal, hardly as an appetizer.  But if…

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Cassava Bread

Cassava, manioc, (manihot escuelenta or jatropha manihot) has been a staple crop for many years in the Caribbean, especially among the Amerindians. It is still considered a staple crop, much like potato. Therefore, many cassava dishes are similar to potato dishes,  provided that the cassava is cooked or prepared properly to remove the toxic compound,…

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10 Nutritiously Delicious Quick Meals

Let’s face it. Not every one likes to cook or stay hours in the kitchen cooking; and many with good reasons as well. But some recipes do take a lot of time to do. Also, people with demanding jobs struggle to get the time to prepare their own meals.  Therefore, simple meals are more suited…

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Soursop Ice Block

When it is about 30° C outside, I can think of no better way to stay cool than by sucking on some tasty soursop ice block. Perfect to suck while I watch “3rd Rock from the Sun” on Netflix. It is really hot these days, and we all must find some way to stay cool….

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Curried Goat and Pigeon Peas

This curried goat and pigeon peas is the bomb.  When you’re tired of the same old same old way of preparing goat I would recommend that you try adding some pigeon peas into the mix. It really brings out the taste of the curried goat and makes it a complete side dish that you could…

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Multigrain Loaf

This multigrain loaf or bread was made especially for all those health conscious individuals who read my blog regularly.   Even if you’re not as health conscious as you should be, this healthy multigrain bread can give you some variety in your daily nutrition. But, once you start eating multigrain breads you tend hardly to ever…

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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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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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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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Eddoes Choka

This morning Maracas is making cold which is usual during this time of the year. Normally I sleep with a fan but these days I’ve exchanged the fan for a warm blanket and sleep longer than usual. But this morning was different. I got up early with camera in hand because mom was making breakfast…

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