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 …
GUYANESE BAKED CUSTARD

GUYANESE BAKED CUSTARD

Baked Custard is a popular dessert in Guyana.   Guyana does not have a lot of desserts in its cuisine but this is certainly one of my favorite.   This classic needs just a few ingredients to produce a silky decadent dessert.  Baked custard can be served at room temperature or straight out of the fridge, either way it’s just as good.  I like a thicker, richer custard so I added more eggs than typically used – it’s less watery...Read more …
FIVE-SPICE CHICKEN WINGS

FIVE-SPICE CHICKEN WINGS

I felt like I’ve lost the last week.  I’ve been sick and both of my sons have been sick.  You know how it goes- the preschooler brings homes a virus and it makes its way through the family.   We are all better now but all the things that I’ve had planned for the past week has been tossed to the side and I’m trying to play catch up this week.  First up are these five-spice chicken wings that I was...Read more …
SWEET AND SOUR RIB TIPS

SWEET AND SOUR RIB TIPS

Rib tips have a fond place in my heart that stems from living in New York City during my teens and early 20s.    I had the nearest Chinese restaurant on speed dial.  I ordered so often that they knew who I was and what I wanted.  They would answer the phone by saying my order then promptly hang up; if I wanted to try something different, I would have to call back to change my order.  Pork fried rice with...Read more …
COCONUT PASTA

COCONUT PASTA

Some meals are born out of simply working with the ingredients on hand and this coconut pasta was no different.   A few weeks ago I shared this beautiful plate of coconut pasta on my Instagram (Jehancancook) and was asked to share the recipe, it took me a little longer than I had hoped but here it is.   It was one of those days where I had a little of this and a little of that and being inspired by the...Read more …
GUYANESE DHAL [VIDEO]

GUYANESE DHAL [VIDEO]

I love my blog!  I love the fact that it pushes me to try new recipes in an effort to share them with you.    Lately I’ve been having alot of failures I must admit, but I keep trying.  I revisited old favorites, recipes I haven’t cooked in a long time and the results weren’t always great. Today I revisit Dhal.   Originating in India, dhal is a soup made with the yellow dhal/yellow split peas and seasoned with warm spices such...Read more …
GUYANESE PHOLOURIE [VIDEO]

GUYANESE PHOLOURIE [VIDEO]

As a young girl this was one of my favorite street foods to buy as a snack while at school.  It was a joy to dip the light, deep fried split pea fritters in a hot mango sour(our name for chutney). Happy, happy, joy, joy…today it transports me back to the many lunch breaks I spent standing on a long line in the hot sun, hoping to purchase some Pholourie.  This is snack reflects our very alive and dominant Indian...Read more …
DINNER THYME REVIEW

DINNER THYME REVIEW

Meal Delivery services have been around for quite some time now and it’s been steadily gaining popularity.  Essentially a meal delivery service sends dishes to your home that require minimum time and effort to prepare, most are dishes that you can should be able to prepare after a hard days’ work.  It also introduces you to a variety of foods that you probably ordinarily wouldn’t have made at home.  I recently got the opportunity to review Dinner Thyme, a meal...Read more …