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 …
SPROUTS + COOK’S WAREHOUSE

SPROUTS + COOK’S WAREHOUSE

Over the years I’ve developed a relationship with Sprouts Farmer’s Market and Cook’s Warehouse, a kitchen supply store here in Atlanta and had the pleasure of attending their events geared towards bloggers.  A few weeks ago myself and a select group of bloggers were invited to a hands on cooking class with Chef Tregaye Fraser, host of Food Network’s Kitchen Sink and winner of the twelfth season of Food Network Star. We dined on Crab Cakes with a Cajun Remoulade,...Read more …
CHICKEN FOOT SOUP

CHICKEN FOOT SOUP

When my husband asked for Chicken Foot Soup he was very specific – he wanted his mother’s soup.  I wasn’t offended, I’m a good cook but I know the connection between food and memories and nothing can compete with that.  He clearly had fond memories of his mom’s soup so I called her up and asked how she made her chicken foot soup.   I was glad that I decided to call her rather than make it on my own because...Read more …
GUYANESE BEEF PATTY [VIDEO INCLUDED]

GUYANESE BEEF PATTY [VIDEO INCLUDED]

The most popular patty from the Caribbean is the Jamaican beef patty, it is quite famous.  We have our beef patty which is a bit different in shape as well as flavor.  The Guyanese beef patty has a more buttery crust and the meat filling is seasoned differently but it’s just as good.  I love Jamaican beef patties but the Guyanese beef patty definitely has my heart.     This recipe completes the trio of guyanese pastries, which are cheese roll,...Read more …