OUT AND ABOUT: A REFRESHING SPRING BRUNCH

OUT AND ABOUT: A REFRESHING SPRING BRUNCH

This weekend I had the pleasure of attending A Refreshing Spring Brunch at The Cook’s Warehouse hosted by the founder and CEO Mary S. Moore. The Cook’s Warehouse has 3 locations in the Atlanta metro area; it is Atlanta’s “premier gourmet store” which sells cookware, kitchen accessories and electrics and specialty items. It has a cooking school where a wide variety of cooking classes are offered and demonstrations are held. They also host private events as well as cookbook signings....Read more …
PINEAPPLE COCONUT SANGRIA

PINEAPPLE COCONUT SANGRIA

I love a good sangria.  Not the premade stuff that you can buy but the ones that are made from scratch.   It’s so simple to make and so versatile; it’s the perfect party drink as it can be easily made in large batches and can be made up to 24 hours ahead. I prefer white wine sangria so this weekend I made a Pineapple Coconut Sangria that was out of the world amazing! I use a simple guideline when making...Read more …
SALMON AND ZUCCHINI KEBABS

SALMON AND ZUCCHINI KEBABS

I do my major grocery shopping every two weeks.   I do make a two or three trips in between which is usually for more fruits, vegetables, eggs and milk.   I usually plan my menu for the next two weeks then I will write down the ingredients needed to cook those meals in the My Shopping List app.  I love this app because it’s simple and straight forward.   It allows me to make several lists and to check off each item...Read more …
JERK RIBS WITH TAMARIND HONEY JERK SAUCE

JERK RIBS WITH TAMARIND HONEY JERK SAUCE

 Real jerk is made on the grill but it’s not always convenient.   I have a charcoal grill and sometimes it is challenging to get the fire going and up to temperature; this process can take anywhere from half an hour to an hour on a windy day.   I found myself craving jerk pork in the middle of the week and had no intention of firing up the grill so I made it in the oven.   Since I have a...Read more …
VEGETARIAN: PUMPKIN

VEGETARIAN: PUMPKIN

I’ve been cooking more meatless meals lately.  I felt as though we were consuming too much meat; every meal has some sort of meat.  I made a favorite of mine which is pumpkin.  I usually make it with a meat so this was quite a challenge as I used to the flavor that meat gives this dish.   Surprisingly I didn’t miss the meat in this meal as it was delicious!  I served it with roti and we enjoyed it tremendously....Read more …
TRAVEL: TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

TRAVEL: TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

I recently took a week long vacation to the Caribbean Island of Trinidad and Tobago to visit one of my brothers who lives there.  This trip about spending time with him and his new family (he’s recently married) and about exploring the glorious food.  I had a long list of must-eats as opposed to a must-see list.   Before arriving in Trinidad I was sure to send this list to my bother to let him know my intentions-I was there to...Read more …
JAMAICAN STEW PEAS

JAMAICAN STEW PEAS

If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen the pictures from my incredible trip to Trinidad.  I spent 7 glorious days in Trinidad visiting one of my older brothers and tasting my way through the country.     I will share my adventure in more details soon but for now I’m sharing a recipe  which is not from Trinidad but was inspired by my travels.   Being in Trinidad has renewed my passion for West Indian cuisine and has...Read more …
PORK AND CABBAGE

PORK AND CABBAGE

Cabbage is one of those vegetables that we eat a lot of around here.  It’s healthy, affordable and can be cooked in many different ways.  Have you seen the new recipes floating around the internet where they roast cabbage??  Well I’ve never had it that way and it peaked my interest so I will be trying it soon!  I love this recipe and made it a few times in the last month, it’s super easy and so good!  If you’re...Read more …
STRAWBERRY SWIRL CHEESECAKE BARS

STRAWBERRY SWIRL CHEESECAKE BARS

Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts but I rarely make it; I lack control when it comes to this creamy goodness.   Oddly enough, the first time I tasted Cheesecake I did not like it.   I was coming from a country where our desserts are not nearly as rich as what’s commonly found in the States, so I could only eat just a tiny spoonful at a time.  Since I’m not one to give up, I tried it again and...Read more …
OUT AND ABOUT: AN EXPERIENCE WITH EAT OUT ATLANTA

OUT AND ABOUT: AN EXPERIENCE WITH EAT OUT ATLANTA

Have you heard of Eat Out Atlanta? Well you should!  It’s an exclusive Insider Dining Club which gives you access to some of the city’s premier restaurants.  This club is for the serious foodies, like me, who want to experience the best a restaurant has to offer.   Restaurants such as SmokeBelly BBQ, Murphy’s, SaltYard and The Iberian Pig have signed on to be a part of this experience. Head on over to Eat Out Atlanta’s website for more information and...Read more …