ACKEE AND SALTFISH FRITTERS

ACKEE AND SALTFISH FRITTERS

  I’m sharing another recipe remix this week. This past weekend I had intended on making saltfish fritters, when my husband suggested that I make ackee and saltfish fritters instead. This man thinks that anything is better with ackee and saltfish in it. Ackee and Saltfish is the national dish of Jamaica, which is where he was born, so he seems to have an affinity for the dish. I decided to play along and give it a go since I...Read more …
CARIBBEAN COCONUT BAKE

CARIBBEAN COCONUT BAKE

Please follow me on Facebook. Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter. I’m mildly obsessed with all things coconut so it’s no surprise that I have countless recipes using coconut on this site; coconut shrimp, coconut rice, pineapple coconut sangria, coconut cake, and the list goes on. In fact if you do a search you will find 5 pages worth of coconut recipes. I’ve even recently started snacking on coconut chips. Have you ever tried them? If not, you need to! For those...Read more …
TRANSFORM HAPPY HOUR

TRANSFORM HAPPY HOUR

  Compensation was provided by Anheuser Busch via Mode Media. All opinions expressed are my own. There’s something about the summertime that makes us more social; we tend to go out a lot more as well as entertain. I find myself having that fever and recently, with the help of Bud Light Lime Rita, brought happy hour into my home with an impromptu gathering that turned into game night. My husband had a few friends over and so did I;...Read more …
PORK STEW

PORK STEW

Whenever I’m in a bind or just simply out of idea of what to cook, my go to meal is usually a stew. Stews are usually very easy to make, requires no special equipment or technique and can be healthy. You can have an all meat stew, like my Pork Stew, or you can add vegetables like carrots, root vegetables or even leafy vegetables like spinach or kale. I usually serve it with rice, but if you’re not a fan...Read more …
CARIBBEAN PUMPKIN FRITTERS

CARIBBEAN PUMPKIN FRITTERS

Pumpkin fritters, a popular Caribbean treat is perfect for breakfast.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar for a dessert treat. I’m not a big breakfast person and I guess that accounts for the lack of breakfast recipes on this site. I’ve made a conscious effort to add more breakfast foods; after all it is the most important meal of the day. While I don’t really eat breakfast, I do make it for my husband and son on a daily basis. My sister...Read more …
ARANITAS:GREEN PLANTAIN FRITTERS

ARANITAS:GREEN PLANTAIN FRITTERS

  I love plantains but it has to be super green or super ripe, nothing in between. I love the sweet ripe plantains that you often get with Caribbean take-out, who doesn’t? If cooking plantain in any other form, I prefer it to be green. Over the years I’ve had green plantains in soup, stews, as chips or mashed but it wasn’t until recently that I came across these plantains fritters called Aranitas (meaning little spiders). After shredding the plantains,...Read more …
CHICKEN SALAD SANDWICH

CHICKEN SALAD SANDWICH

  This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EffortlessMeals #CollectiveBias    Please follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter I love cooking but sometimes I’m seriously pressed for time or just don’t feel like cooking and heating up the kitchen, as it tends to get very hot in this Georgia during the summer. This is when I think of options that are super easy and versatile like Walmart’s fully...Read more …
ASIAN MEATBALLS

ASIAN MEATBALLS

  Sweet and Spicy Meatballs in an Asian flavored sauce.   For me this meal is sort of a throwback. About 10 years ago my sister and I would make these a lot. We would make these for every occasion or as a late night meal; we were obsessed! I was speaking to her recently and we somehow ended up on the topic of these fantastic meatballs and I knew I had to make them. I love how simple they...Read more …
DINING OUT: ZINBURGER WINE AND BURGER BAR

DINING OUT: ZINBURGER WINE AND BURGER BAR

Every now and then I step out to have a taste of Atlanta dining. Whenever I do dine at an establishment that I enjoy, I will share my experience with you. Recently I attended a private tasting with my fellow Atlanta Food Blogger Society Members at Zinburger Wine and Burger Bar, a gourmet burger restaurant that has a full bar and wine menu. Located in the exclusive Buckhead neighborhood, I expected it to be quite posh and this place didn’t...Read more …
GUYANESE SOFT MITHAI

GUYANESE SOFT MITHAI

Soft Mithai of Goolab Jamun is a sweet milky fritter flavored with ginger and cardamom with a sugary coating   I shared a photo on my Instagram a few days ago of this and named it soft mithai or goolab jamun. A few of my followers disputed the name goolab jamun, stating that they know it as soft mithai. I also grew up with calling this soft mithai but I discovered that it’s also called goolab jamun in Trinidad; I’ve...Read more …