STICKY TERIYAKI WINGS

STICKY TERIYAKI WINGS

Life has been fairly hectic thanks to a 8 month old and a 5 year old.  School is in session so it means homework, carpool lanes and everything in between.  One kid is off to school so for a few hours it’s just me and the baby – the rolling, bouncing, putting everything in mouth and super clingy baby.  I find myself looking for solutions to complete every task in less than regular time and that includes the time that...Read more …
VEGAN CORNMEAL PORRIDGE

VEGAN CORNMEAL PORRIDGE

Cornmeal porridge is a fairly common breakfast food in the Guyana and the Caribbean.  It makes a great breakfast because it’s filling and will keep you going until your next meal.  Usually it is made with milk and sometimes condensed milk but my husband has been requesting vegan meals lately so I decided to make a vegan version for him.  He’s used to having it with lots of sweetened condensed milk which makes it super rich and oh so good...Read more …
DRY BEEF STEW WITH MEZZETTA PEPPERONCINI

DRY BEEF STEW WITH MEZZETTA PEPPERONCINI

  I’m the queen of reinvention when it comes to meals; sometimes it’s with purpose and sometimes it’s completely accidental.   Beef Stew is a classic dish that goes back way before my time and every now and then I like to switch things up a bit.  I started adding new ingredients and making slight variations and then I simply made a dry beef stew.  It’s dry because there is little to no sauce; I typically cook it down until the...Read more …
GREEN TEA LEMONADE + GROCERY DELIVERY

GREEN TEA LEMONADE + GROCERY DELIVERY

Life has been a bit laid back as of lately and we’ve taken it easy this summer.  Usually I’m out and about but I’ve spent most days at home with the kiddos either hiding from the rain or blistering sun.  Maybe it’s the fact that now I have to haul not one but two children with me so I’m less inclined to actually leave the house or maybe it’s the act of getting all 3 of us ready is overwhelming;...Read more …
SALMON STUFFED WITH SPINACH

SALMON STUFFED WITH SPINACH

I live for easy meals and as of lately cooking complicated meals are out of the question.  Its summer time and my 5 year old is off from school and I opted not to put him in summer camp this year so I’ve been quite occupied with him, my 6 month old and other matters so spending a lot of time cooking is just not realistic.  Fish is one of the quickest and easiest proteins to prepare and I try...Read more …
DHAL PURI VIDEO

DHAL PURI VIDEO

Here’s a step by step video of my Dhal Puri.  Please be sure to subscribe to my channel and enjoy!  Read more …
CALLALOO AND SALTFISH

CALLALOO AND SALTFISH

My Jamaican mother in law came to town a few weeks ago and brought not one, but two huge bags of callaloo.  Every culture has their version of green leafy vegetable and in Guyana and the Caribbean that is callaloo.  There are many varieties of what is considered callaloo – what we call callaloo in Guyana is different from the Jamaican callaloo which is different from Trinidadian callaloo.   It is difficult to find any of those in the States unless...Read more …
TRAVEL: LAGOS, NIGERIA

TRAVEL: LAGOS, NIGERIA

    Recently I was invited to Lagos, Nigeria to teach a Master Class at the GT Bank Food and Drink Fair.   I was beyond excited for many reasons – I was headed to Africa for the first time, I would be doing my first live demo and it was before 450 people and I was beyond proud to represent our culture and to take our cuisine across the globe.    My husband took a few days off so that I...Read more …
SHRIMP AND SAUSAGE JAMBALAYA

SHRIMP AND SAUSAGE JAMBALAYA

As a mom of two, one being a newborn I’m always looking for solutions to make life easier.  Anything that makes helps me to complete any task in record time is a winner in my book and one pot dishes usually does the trick.   I love one pot dishes and have shared a few in the past, like my Guyanese Black Eye Peas Cook Up, Chicken, Shrimp and Chorizo Pelau, One Pot Pesto Pasta and Arroz Con Pollo; some are...Read more …