THE DEBATE: IS IT SOFT MITHAI OR GOOLAB JAMUN?

THE DEBATE: IS IT SOFT MITHAI OR GOOLAB JAMUN?

Soft Mithai of Goolab Jamun is a sweet milky fritter flavored with ginger and cardamom with a sugary coating   I shared a photo on my Instagram a few days ago of this and named it soft mithai or goolab jamun. A few of my followers disputed the name goolab jamun, stating that they know it as soft mithai. I also grew up with calling this soft mithai but I discovered that it’s also called goolab jamun in Trinidad; I’ve...Read more …
TASTE OF TROPICS PUNCH

TASTE OF TROPICS PUNCH

 A refreshing punch made with tropical fruit juices. I call this punch Taste of Tropic punch since it’s made with a bit of tropical fruit juices. I accidentally stumbled on this particular recipe as I was just mixing together what I had in my fridge and it was so good that I had to share. I’ve made this punch a few times since and I’ve used different brands pineapple sodas; I’ve found that the D&G brand is the best as...Read more …
SWEET THROWBACKS WITH COFFEE-MATE

SWEET THROWBACKS WITH COFFEE-MATE

Compensation was provided by Nestlé Coffee-mate® via Mode Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Coffee-mate.   On any given day, I begin with a cup of coffee.   I usually drink it while standing at the kitchen counter as I gather my thoughts for the upcoming day and sometimes I become lost in a thought.   Since having coffee is a part of my daily routine, I like...Read more …
SPICY ROAST CHICK PEAS

SPICY ROAST CHICK PEAS

Welcome to my corner of the web!  Please follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter! I’ve always been a lover of all things crunchy.  When I came across a crunchy chick pea recipe that didn’t needed to be fried, I jumped on it.   I love the fact that this recipe uses very little oil and requires no frying.   I also love that it’s super easy to throw together and goes straight in the oven.  Have I mentioned how...Read more …
KING FISH STEW

KING FISH STEW

Welcome to my corner of the web!  Please follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter! I’ve been cooking a lot of fish lately.   I find myself craving more and more seafood, fish specifically, and less meat.   Don’t get me wrong, I am a meat lover and will never give up eating meat but for right now, it’s all about fish!   I picked up a couple of King Fish steak and had no specific plans on how to cook them.  ...Read more …
SEASONED SPLIT PEAS RICE

SEASONED SPLIT PEAS RICE

It’s no secret that Guyanese eat a lot of rice.   If you follow me on Instagram you’ve probably caught a glimpse of my daily meals and rice is almost always on my plate.   Guyana is a rice producing country so it’s only natural that it is a staple in our diet.   I’ve shared many variations of rice on this blog and yet still there is more.   Originally I was going to make split peas cook-up but decided to just do...Read more …
CARIBBEAN FRIED CHICKEN

CARIBBEAN FRIED CHICKEN

One of the things on the top of my list when I visited Trinidad was to have their KFC.  I’ve been hearing about it for years that you don’t go to Trinidad and not have KFC.   I also heard that the KFC in Jamaica is very good.   What’s so special about it?  It’s all in the seasoning; in the Caribbean we rely on seasonings for flavor instead of fat (i.e. bacon).  The fried chicken in Trinidad lived up to its...Read more …
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 …