Friday, 25 May 2018

Fresh Strawberry Rosemary Pie



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Hello one and all and welcome to yet another blog post with a strawberry pie recipe. According to google a quick search of the term “strawberry pie recipe” yields 91,100,100 results. So safe to say the world will not suffer a lack of strawberry pie recipes any time soon. In an effort to stand out a bit from the crown, I brought rosemary to the party. Let’s all welcome my strawberry pie recipe number 91,100,101.

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Caramel Apple Pie



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No way I could have a month of pies and not do an apple pie. In the world of pies, apple pie is president and pumpkin pie is vice. I had some caramel sauce left over from some bread pudding I made and decided it would be perfect with some granny smith apples. Quite possibly the best use I have ever found for left over caramel. 

Gizzada Pie



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Gizzada is a Jamaican coconut tart. It's usually made in little pastry rounds about the size of your palm. I decided that I would try my hand at a giant gizzada, essentially turning it into a huge gizzada pie. I mean what’s the difference between a tart and a pie anyway, depth?

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Blueberry-nut pie


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This month its all about that round crust, filled with goodness and baked to perfection. As a child my mother made pies every single Sunday; lemon meringue to be exact, that was beautiful and toasted. I’m sitting here thinking that she was wonder woman. Get three kids ready for church, go to church, come home and cook dinner, which included freshly juiced carrot juice and a lemon meringue pie? Its no wonder she hates cooking now! I guess its my turn to take the baton.

Friday, 27 April 2018

Jamaican steamed cabbage and carrots


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Kimchi is to Korea as steamed cabbage is to Jamaica. Honestly steamed cabbage with corned beef is more like it, but since this month is about no meat, I left out the salty delicacy and made a yummy dish of cabbage and carrots on all its own.

Friday, 20 April 2018

Coconut Cream Truffle butter pumpkin soup



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It always happens that the day I decide to cook soup is a cold and gloomy day. I had potato soup down to make but then I used the potatoes for dinner the day before. My mother had a pumpkin and I found some truffle butter in the refrigerator, a-las a recipe is born.

Friday, 13 April 2018

Cashew coconut cream pasta



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I have always wanted to try my hand at a cashew cream sauce. I figured no better time than the present since this month is all about recipes that are vegan and vegetarian. This pasta was really hearty and flavorful. A new favorite way to sue cashews.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Maple BBQ cauliflower nuggets


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I guess I’m the last one to truly get on the cauliflower train. This is the first time I have purchased cauliflower since 2015 when I made a gratin and some fried cauliflower and broccoli bites. I absolutely adore this recipe. It is one that many meat eaters would approve of, most probably wouldn’t even know they were eating cauliflower. My mother made a food network version last month and could not stop talking about how good it was. So, I decided to add it to the list.

Friday, 6 April 2018

Pistachio Pesto potato salad



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Many are the ways a potato salad can be made. Like seriously, there are just too many options when it comes to potatoes. After all, I did dedicate a month of recipes to these spuds a few years back. And I can still come up with even more ways to use them. This is a very herby and flavorful potato salad. Anyone who loves chives and pistachios will adore this. And its vegan!

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Jamaican Green banana porridge



                                      

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Jamaicans consume a lot of porridge. Peanut, hominy, cornmeal, plantain, rice, oatmeal, cream of wheat, green banana, bulgur, you name it. If a porridge can be made from it, we make it. My favorite ones are hominy, plantain and oatmeal. Today I try my hand at green banana.