Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Honey rosemary sausage


Taking lunch to work is all good and well. But there comes a time when you are in no mood to prepare a lunch from the night before. If you are in need for something quick and simple to prepare, and by quick I mean 10 minutes max then this might be the lunch for you.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Grilled zucchini sandwich


I don’t know if you all have noticed, but I have been trying to include vegetarian dishes into the lunchables month. So each week will feature one meat dish and one vegetarian dish. Today I bring you a sandwich so delicious you won’t miss the meat one bit, a grilled zucchini sandwich.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Sweet and sour chicken with potatoes

If there is one dish that I would have to call my specialty it would be this. Ever since I came up with the idea to use pineapple jam instead of pineapple juice in my sweet n sour sauces the dish has never been the same. This recipe came out extra special, due to the fact that the grocery store did not have any pineapple jam, but had pineapple coconut jam. I was very excited to try this new flavor combo to see how this could make a delicious lunch.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Pesto Pasta salad



Sometimes you want an easy lunch you can whip up from the night before. Something you can have hot or cold. It’s filling and flavorful and healthy to boot; that would be this lunch. This salad has an overload of veggies. You’ve got spinach, sweet peas, basil, tomatoes and if you use whole wheat pasta (which I don’t recommend) you have even added fiber to the mix. I love the garlicky pesto paired with the little sweet peas and the refreshing tomato slices, maybe not exactly a child’s dream lunch, but this would certainly make you the envy of everyone in the office.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Guyanese roti


I truly love roti, especially with curry or for breakfast as a wrap with bacon eggs n cheese YUM!. I make it all the time but could never manage to get that authentic flaky layered texture we get from the Indian restaurants here in Jamaica.So most times we would buy it from the restaurant in bulk. Interestingly enough It never once occurred to me to search online for an authentic recipe. However when I decided to make curry chicken wraps for my Lunchables month I did just that. I googled how to make Guyanese roti and boy did I find a winner.

Curry chicken wrap


I was the kid in school who had lunchables envy. My mother absolutely refused to purchase this for us as kids no matter how much we begged and pleaded. She always said it had way too much salt and sugar and was unhealthy. To this day I have never tasted the contents of a Kraft foods lunchables lunch. lets put an end to lunchables envy and make our own. It’s the start of a brand new school year I decided to dedicate this month to great lunch ideas;  yummy foods that both adults and kids will enjoy.

Friday, 29 August 2014

Strawberry lazy-pie

Easy Bake!

The later part of this month, in the midst of blog prepping I was on a mini vacation in NY with my family. So this last recipe really exemplifies the easy bake theme for the past month. On the day I made these I was actually on a time crunch because we were trying to catch the mall before the stores closed. I decided that I needed the fastest method in life to toss the strawberry pie together and set it to bake so we could leave. I wasn’t even sure if it would come out right since I have never made it before. I just let the oven work its magic

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Giant Plantain Tart

Easy Bake!

You can’t call yourself a Jamaican if you have never had a plantain tart. For me plantain tarts came in at a solid second place, since as a child my favorite Jamaican pastry hands down was the gizzard. That however would definitely not fall under the easy bake category. In contrast the plantain tart is quite simple, especially If you have the ready-made frozen pie shells.  And to make this even simpler why not make one giant tart that your friends and family can take a slice out of rather than the time consuming job of making individual little bite sized tarts; easy right?

Friday, 22 August 2014

Ginger Peach Roll-ups

 Easy Bake!

This week has been super busy for me. I’m on a mini one week vacation and cooking in a new kitchen. That’s even how I came up with the easy bake theme for this month. Because I knew the last few weeks of the month I wouldn’t have more than 30 minutes to prepare any one dish.  Summer is known for all the yummy fresh peaches available. If you’re a fan of peaches and ginger you may appreciate this flavor combination.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Mini elephant ears

Easy Bake!

You all can thank my boyfriend once again for this recipe. The man absolutely loves elephant ears from Sugar and spice bakery. So I decided that since I was already subjecting myself to a month of baking I might as well make something he loves. These cinnamon sugar elephant ears are by far the easiest recipe for this month. The flaky pastry pairs lovely with the cinnamon and sugar, and it will take you less than 30 minutes to make including bake time.