BLACK BEANS

BLACK BEANS

These Cuban Inspired Black Beans are a nutritious and delicious side dish. I almost always have a can of black beans and the dried beans in my pantry as it’s a super quick side dish. I most frequently use the canned beans but on days when I’m in the mood will go the longer route and use the dry beans – either way it’s amazing. My secret ingredient is pineapple juice! Pineapple juice adds a slight fruity flavor to the...Read more …
#AD GUAVA GLAZED CORNISH HENS

#AD GUAVA GLAZED CORNISH HENS

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #JuicyGrilledCornish #CollectiveBias With September just around the corner, it’s safe to say that summer is over!! My son started school on Monday so the lazy days of summer are behind us and the hustle of the new school year is upon us. I broke out my grill a few days ago, which makes a total of 4 times that I will have grilled...Read more …
MANGO TURMERIC SMOOTHIE

MANGO TURMERIC SMOOTHIE

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HappyBlending #CollectiveBias As I’ve stated before I rarely ever eat breakfast but I do make it every single day for my husband and son. While they chow down on eggs and sausage, I am usually going over emails and checking in on social media while sipping on a cup of mocha; that’s the extent to my breakfast, some days I add fruit if...Read more …
BANANA NUT BREAD

BANANA NUT BREAD

A quick bread made with bananas and walnuts and topped with a crunch walnut streusel. Fact: I do not eat bananas. I stopped eating bananas when I moved to the States and was introduced to the large bananas here – I hated them. I grew up eating what we call sweet fig bananas (not sure what variety it actually is); they are smaller than the common banana and super sweet so I found these larger bananas to be quite disappointing....Read more …
EVENTS: PASTRY LIVE 5

EVENTS: PASTRY LIVE 5

    Last night I attended a VIP Pre-Launch party hosted by Jennifer of The Classy Critic at di Amano Chocolate for Pastry Live 5. We dined on light bites and desserts provided by di Amano and 2 of the contestants from Pricci and Seed Kitchen a Bar. What is Pastry Live? Pastry Chefs from all over the country will showcase their desserts and compete against each other for the top spot. Think amazing chocolate sculptures, stunning cakes and delectable plated...Read more …
WAFFLE CONE ICE CREAM CAKE

WAFFLE CONE ICE CREAM CAKE

My name is Jehan and I’m an ice cream addict. I recently bought an ice cream maker and would make ice cream every single weekend. Then things settled down around here and I got over hand crafting my own ice cream because let’s face it, as much as I love the end result it’s just easier to grab a container from the store. While I do a lot of things from scratch, I also believe that store bought products are...Read more …
STEWED CHICKEN PASTA

STEWED CHICKEN PASTA

This simple pasta dish has been a longtime favorite of mine. I love pasta, but don’t cook it often enough as I’m always inclined to add cheese and while I’m a huge lover of cheese, I do try to cook with it as little as possible. For me pasta almost always has to have cheese, so you can see how this is a problem. What I love about this dish is the fact that it’s so good on its own...Read more …
SHRIMP CREOLE

SHRIMP CREOLE

  If you’ve been hanging around this page for a while, you will sense that I’m all about simplicity when it comes to my daily meals. I like to be in and out of the kitchen in under an hour. I get up, get breakfast ready, catch up on social media, check my emails then start on lunch/dinner. Yes, I like to get it done as early as possible and get it out of the way. I hate having to...Read more …
SORREL LEMONADE

SORREL LEMONADE

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #wateronlybetter #CollectiveBias    I’ve never had a problem consuming enough water like most people seem to complain about. It’s always been my beverage of choice throughout the day but in the last couple of months, I felt like I needed a bit of variety and added seltzer water to the rotation. On my “diet days” I would also add it to my juices...Read more …
CLASSIC POTATO SALAD

CLASSIC POTATO SALAD

It’s summer so we are in the height of potato salad season. Oh you don’t call summer that? Well think about it, potato salad is on the the menu of just about every summer party, bbq or cookout. While I love potato salad (a good potato salad) I just say that I’m always hesitant when approaching it. Why? Because there are so many bad, mustardy, pungent, store bought or watery potatoes salads out there and detest them all. The perfect...Read more …