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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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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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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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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A Healthy Salad

Some time last year I embarked on a 7-day detox.  During that detox, I had lots of fresh salads (as a matter of fact it was mostly fresh salads).   I have to admit, at first it was unbearable – all I had was “bush” to eat without the slightest hint of dressing.   I overcame that…

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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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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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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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