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Lately I’ve fallen in love with the humble roast chicken.  Once upon I time, I gave up on eating chicken entirely so I’ve surprised even myself with my new found appreciation.  Roast Chicken-1

Roast Chicken-1-3I love the ease of roasting chicken and how just a few ingredients can transform it.   Here I made a simple marinade with just a few ingredients and the results was outstanding.Roast Chicken-1-9

I love that this is simple enough that it can be thrown together in a jiffy.   It was so full of flavor and just downright good and all it took were 7 simple ingredients.Roast Chicken-1-6

 

Do you have a favorite roast chicken recipe?

Citrus Roasted Chicken

8-10 pieces chicken thigh and leg

1 tbsp thyme, finely chopped

The juice and zest of 1 lemon

2 tsp garlic powder or fresh garlic

1 tsp black pepper

1 ½ tsp salt

1 ½ tbsp oil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Rinse chicken and set aside.  Mix all other ingredients together to make the marinade.   Coat the chicken with the paste.   Place onto a baking pan then place into preheated oven on a rack that positioned in the middle of the oven.  Bake for 1 hour until golden brown and crispy.

Sweet Dosa-a thin, sweet breakfast pancake

 

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Mornings go a little something like this around here.  I’m (rudely) awaken by my son at around 7ish each morning.   I make my way into his room and we head downstairs to get breakfast started.   I plop him down in his high chair and turn the TV on to keep him entertained while I get myself together.  I’m usually very grumpy at this point because I’m somehow convinced that 5 more minutes would have made a difference.   I give him a cup of milk and then get started on breakfast.  On the average morning this takes no more than 10 minutes.  It can be cereal with yogurt and fruit, pancakes, waffles, eggs and sausage or pb & j.  Whatever it is I keep it under 10 minutes for weekdays.  Sweet Dosa-a thin, sweet breakfast pancake I give my son his breakfast then I take breakfast up to my husband as he works.  Next comes the dogs, their food and water is refreshed.  Then I sit on my son’s tiny table with a cup of hot coffee as I come to terms with the fact that the day has begun.   By the time I get to the bottom of my cup, my mood has shifted and I’m ready to greet the day with enthusiasm.  I try to keep breakfast pretty simple in the mornings and keep the dishes that require a little extra tlc for the weekend.  This is not a weekday breakfast.  Not unless I’ve made extra and freeze it for during the week.   While these sweet little pancakes are pretty straight forward, it does require measuring and that isn’t happening when my eyes are half open.  Sweet Dosa-a thin, sweet breakfast pancake I’ve always had fond memories of these little pancakes my mom called dosa.  The Indian version is typically made with rice or rice flour and is savory.   Being that Guyanese cuisine is hugely influenced by Indian food, I’m sure that this derived from that.  I’ve always loved Dosa as it always was a treat, it sweeter than pancakes but are thinner and bit denser.   No syrup is needed with these but I sprinkled a bit of lemon sugar and it was good! Sweet Dosa-a thin, sweet breakfast pancake

 

                                Are you familiar with dosa?  Have you ever had the sweet version?

 

Sweet Dosa

1 cup all pupose flour

¼ tsp cinnamon

3 tbsp brown sugar

¼ tsp salt

1 cup warm water

¼ tsp vanilla

1 tbsp oil + more for frying

In a small bowl place flour, cinnamon, brown sugar and salt and mix to combine.  Add warm water and stir until smooth.  Add oil and vanilla and stir to mix in.   Prepare a griddle with about 1 tablespoon of oil over high heat.   When the oil is hot, add 1 tablespoon of the mixture in a circular motion, spreading it

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Its Labor Day weekend here in the States and it marks the unofficial end of summer. While summer doesn’t really end until the 21st of September, cooler temperatures start to roll in, thus signally the end of summer and the beginning of all things fall.Goat Stew-1-4 While I love the summer heat I’m always excited when I start to see signs of fall. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t like the cold but I do like the feeling of fall. It’s the sudden excitement and hustle and bustle of the impending holidays plus all things pumpkin!! I mean come on, who doesn’t like pumpkin flavored or scented anything?? It also means more hearty meals such as soups and stews that help keep the bones warm during those chilly months.

Goat Stew-1-7 And why not goat stew? Do you know that goat meat is the most consumed red meat in the world? Yep that’s right, so why not give it a try? West Indians typically curry goat but it can be cooked in so many other ways like this flavorful stew. Goat has a gamy flavor and needs to be seasoned so I marinated it overnight with warm spices and fresh herbs. I then slow cooked it until it was tender. This stew was so full of flavor and the combination of spices which soaked into the meat complemented its flavor without overpowering it. This was a winner. Enjoy!

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Goat Stew

2 lbs goat or lamb
1/2 scotch bonnet pepper, seeds removed
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp allspice
1 tsp paprika
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
8 sprigs thyme
1 stalk rosemary
1 tbsp garlic
Combine all ingredients and all to marinate for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.

1 medium onion diced
4 plum tomatoes diced
1 bay leaf
1/2 cup tomato sauce
2 tbsp sugar
3 cups water
2 tbsp chopped cilantro
1 tbsp canola oil

In a large pot over medium heat, add oil. When oil is hot add onions and meat and cook until browned. Next add tomatoes and cook for 10 minutes. Add bay leaf, tomato sauce, sugar, water then bring to boil. Cover then turn heat to a medium to low setting. Cook until tender. Once meat has reached desired tenderness, remove from heat and add chopped cilantro. Serve over rice.