Saturday, 18 February 2017

Stew Pork Hock


When stew beef turns into stew pork hock. That’s how this recipe came to be. I headed to the grocery store to get some beef to make a beef stew. When I got to the grocery store they had barely two packs of beef for stewing and they were not looking good at all. Right next to the beef a guy from the back just put out a whole heap of fresh pork. I went over to the  pork area and began looking at pork chops. Then I saw that pork hocks were half the price of pork chops, I was absolutely shocked. Who knew pork hock was a thing?

Ackee Seasoned rice


I am finally getting really good at rice! I guess once you get the ratio you can mix and match with flavors and ingredients and still get great results. This rice is so yummy, its vegan and can totally be a complete meal for anyone who does not eat meat.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Meaty Jamaican stew peas


I am not sure if its red peas soup or the stew peas that came first. Similar to the age old question did the chicken or the egg come first. In case you are unaware stew peas is a thick version of red peas soup. They are literally the exact same thing (in my opinion), it’s just one is a thick stew served with white rice and the other is a runny soup. I always theorized that either someone left their soup on the stove too long until it became a stew and just ran with it, or someone added too much liquid that would not thicken and they just got fed up and had soup. Either way they are both Jamaican favorites and I will be making the stew in this post.

Friday, 3 February 2017

Curry coconut plantain and eggs


This February is all about Jamaican flavors. Most of the dishes I will cook are probably not very traditional but they embody the flavors of home. Coconuts, all spice, garlic, onion and more coconut. The first dish is something I made up in my hungry state in need of some breakfast.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Chocolate chip Banana bread

"Feast of Saint Valentine"

Time to redeem myself from the fail that was the de-panning of the mango crunch cake I did last year. Against my better judgment, I tried to remove a hot cake from this very special Bundt pan and the cake broke in half. So here I am today with the same bundt pan and a whole lot more patience. Today I give you my exceptionally yummy banana bread recipe with some added chocolate chips.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Nutmeg & Mace spiced Salted dark hot cocoa

"Feast of Saint Valentine"

This one was a little bit off the beaten path for me. For starters, I do a form of hot chocolate almost every chocolate month, but this time I wanted it to be different. I was inspired by a salted caramel dark chocolate bark that I saw somewhere online and thought; what’s more different than a salty hot chocolate?

Friday, 20 January 2017

Cocoa Chipotle baby back ribs

"Feast of Saint Valentine"

I’m finally back from my long hiatus with a new last name. It was an interesting experience to not have the weight of two blog posts per week resting on my shoulders. Instead I had to deal with caterers, decor, wedding dresses, and all that comes with planning your own wedding. The honeymoon certainly made up for all the hard work. So now that all the excitement has passed, I’m in a new house with a new kitchen ready to bet back to greedy girl cooking. In case you forgot its chocolate month and the first recipe up is a chocolate chipotle baby back rib.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Pomegranate and ginger Roasted chicken

"Christmas is coming"

Don’t you guys love how I am expanding my chicken database on the blog. Not too long ago I was looking real shabby when it came on to chicken and now I’m really starting to build up a mass of recipes, Yay me. In any case this chicken dish is quite flavorful, it could be the browned butter, it could be the pomegranates, the ginger, who knows. Everything came together quite nicely.

Apple stuffing biscuits

"Christmas is coming"

I’m back at it again with anther biscuit. This recipe has been in my head for a while. My real intention was to add some corn flour or actual cornbread and sausages and make it like an apple sausage cornbread stuffing biscuit. But I decided that I would play it safe and eliminate the sausages and cornbread. Not to mention that I am living with a vegetarian now who is the biggest foodie ever and I did not want to prevent her from devouring these biscuits. So, that other biscuit is shelved for now.

Creamy Garlic Lobster

"Christmas is coming"

Lobster is always on our Christmas table. I hate the taste of lobster but I somehow manage to cook it every single Christmas whether it be grilled, garlic or in a pasta. Today I did a remake of a lobster that I previously posted to the blog “Garlic parsley grilled lobster” this is basically the same recipe but using a whole lot more garlic, butter and cream.