THINGS I’M LOVING

THINGS I’M LOVING

It’s the start of the new year and as per usual everyone has a resolution.  One of the most common resolutions center around health and weight – while its cliché to say join the gym, lose 10 lbs and be healthy, it all makes sense.   The last 3 months of the year tend to be the most challenging when it comes to eating healthy and staying on track.   The biggest factor has to be that three holidays centered around food...Read more …
TUNA AND CHICKPEA PATTY

TUNA AND CHICKPEA PATTY

I spend a lot of time in the kitchen and somehow my routine of cooking every other day has somehow become daily. Are we consuming more? Am I not cooking enough? Whatever the reason it means me spending more time slaving over a hot stove and that certainly wasn’t my goal. With the increased time spent in the kitchen comes boredom and a need for creativity when it comes to our meals and an idea popped into my head to...Read more …
GINGER TEA

GINGER TEA

This Ginger Tea is packed full of ginger flavor with a hint of lemon and honey.  Help keep the winter sniffles away with a cup of the super simple Ginger Tea. It is January and most of America has had unseasonably cold weather.  Here in Georgia where it rarely snows, some areas in the metro area got quite a blanket of snow even before winter officially began.  I’ve been making an effort to keep my boys and I bundled up...Read more …
TOMATO CHICKEN STEW

TOMATO CHICKEN STEW

I’m always experimenting with new ways to make dishes that we tend to eat a lot of. Chicken stew is definitely on heavy rotation around here and I try to add different spices and flavors that will change it up a bit.  Guyanese tend to cook a lot a stews served with rice and that’s pretty much my go to meals.  In an effort to keep it fresh and exciting I try to think of new ways to cook the...Read more …
MR. COFFEE® PROGRAMMABLE COFFEE MAKER, ADVANCED BREW

MR. COFFEE® PROGRAMMABLE COFFEE MAKER, ADVANCED BREW

This post is sponsored by the Mr. Coffee®.   All opinions are mine alone. #Ad #MRCAmbassador   One of the first things that I do every single morning is to drink a cup of coffee.  That’s how I get my day started and ready for early morning carpool ride amongst other things.  I’m still surprised that I’m so into coffee because 6 years ago if I was offered anything coffee flavored I would pass on it – yet here I am,...Read more …
KALE AND BUTTER BEAN STEW

KALE AND BUTTER BEAN STEW

There has been a battle in my home for the past couple of months.   Between my husband wanting to eat more vegan meals and me trying to lose the baby weight (eye roll) and having a young son who wants nothing to do with vegetables, meal time has been quite challenging.   Creating meals to cater to all of our tastes has been quite a task and this Kale and Butter Bean Stew satisfied 2 out of 3 of our appetites....Read more …
SLOW COOKER JAMAICAN STEW PEAS

SLOW COOKER JAMAICAN STEW PEAS

Jamaican Stew Peas is a favorite in my home, it’s one of the few meals that we all eat and enjoy including the picky 6 year old.  In the past I’ve made stew peas the traditional way and also sped up the process by using a pressure cooker but recently I made it in the slow cooker and it was amazing.   There are a few changes made to the original stew peas recipe in order for it to work in...Read more …
ROAST SNAPPER STUFFED WITH CALLALOO

ROAST SNAPPER STUFFED WITH CALLALOO

The past couple of months have been super busy and quite stressful.  Instead of spending the summer doing – well summer things, I spent the summer building and selling homes.   It was a complete world wind and completely unplanned.  On a whim we decided to put out townhome in Decatur on the Market and search for a new home in the suburbs.  When we bought the Decatur Townhome, we had no children and 1 dog – fast forward to 10...Read more …
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 …