Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Savory curry oatmeal bowl with mushroom “bacon” and hash



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You will never look at oatmeal the same again. It does not have to be sweet, or have cinnamon, or be used in a granola. Your oatmeal bowl can be savory and curried. It actually works so very well as a savory dish I’m surprised people don’t do it more often. It would seem this grain has been put in a box and forced to stay there, time to let the beast loose.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Vegan rose petal ice-cream



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Even though I am a believer in full fat heavy cream ice cream. I am usually trying out different vegan varieties. Especially in April since it the month dedicated to no meats.  I am not sure what exactly possessed me to use roses as the flavoring for this ice-cream but here we are.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Cheesy Jack Fruit seed spread


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This is year four of my vegetarian/ vegan month so a girl has ‘gats’ to get creative. It all started with me doing research for another recipe I will be doing later on this month using the flesh of the jack fruit. Come to find out the seed is also edible. People boil it, roast it, all kinds of stuff. This is my first ever time cooking or eating jack fruit seeds. And I decided the easiest thing to make as a beginner in the game was to make a dip/spread

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Smoked Curry Conch



"Something Smells Fishy"

I have been wanting to cook conch/ lambi for a long time now. It’s something my husband eats all the time. If conch is on the menu he will be ordering it. The irony is he loves it so much and I never ever cook it. This is the first time I’m ever cooking conch for him to eat. He enjoyed this conch to the max a little time consuming to make but certainly worth every effort.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Bacon wrapped sardine sandwiches with spicy dill mayo


"Something Smells Fishy"

I took some inspiration from a simple sandwich my father likes to eat. Sardines from the can with slices of scotch bonnet pepper and onions with a little mayo and lettuce on hard dough bread. It’s a sandwich I’m sure most Jamaicans have encountered at some point or the other. I particularly love sardines, to be honest I’m a seafood type of gal. I wanted to kick up my father sandwich a notch by adding more flavor and textures. This sandwich is delicious and the crunch, salty and sweet flavors all balance very well.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Chili garlic Shrimp noodles


"Something Smells Fishy"

The next stop for a month of seafood is a lovely shrimp noodle dish I whipped up for dinner last night. Spicy, sweet, full of garlic with my favorite pad thai noodles. If you love spicy Asian specifically Chinese flavors you will absolutely adore this recipe.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Sweet and sour fish


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It’s that time of year again where it’s all about the seafood. This seafood month I’m going to try my best to make it as interesting as possible. Unfortunately for some I’m not really starting with as much of a bang, I went for my tried and true go to recipe for Sweet and sour fish. It’s that recipe you can whip up real quick when you need a fast dinner that absolutely everyone will love.

Friday, 24 February 2017

Jamaican Lasagna



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It’s always a good day when you make lasagna with totally unconventional flavors. I had to infuse this one with as much Jamaican flavors as I could. The only thing left to go in there was some ackee. It’s loaded with callaloo, plantain, coconut milk, jerk bacon, the works. This might just be better than a traditional lasagna…just might!

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Jamaican Sweet potato cornmeal pudding


"JAMAICAN FLAVORS"

Who doesn’t love a warm slice of Jamaican pudding. It’s warm, cozy, sweet and satisfying goodness. I have been trying my hand at pudding for a few week’s now. Slowly getting better and better at it. MY favorite pudding is sweet potato pudding so it’s not a surprise that I would attempt to make one. This one is a little different than your average sweet potato pudding. Get your rum cream ready.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Stew Pork Hock



"JAMAICAN FLAVORS"

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?