STICKY TERIYAKI WINGS

STICKY TERIYAKI WINGS

Life has been fairly hectic thanks to a 8 month old and a 5 year old.  School is in session so it means homework, carpool lanes and everything in between.  One kid is off to school so for a few hours it’s just me and the baby – the rolling, bouncing, putting everything in mouth and super clingy baby.  I find myself looking for solutions to complete every task in less than regular time and that includes the time that...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 …
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 …
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 …
HONEY GARLIC MEATBALLS

HONEY GARLIC MEATBALLS

“This #HalftimeHero creation is brought to you by Farm Rich. All opinions expressed are my own.” I’m that wife/friend – you know the one who “watches” the game with you but never really knows what’s going on.   I’m usually there more for moral support and not really for the love of the game.  Ironically, I love to play sports and have always been really good at just about any sport that I’ve played growing up but I hate watching sports.   ...Read more …
SALTFISH PATTY

SALTFISH PATTY

    I stumbled into a US Virgin Island bakery called Thomas Bakery here in Decatur and had my first experience with a saltfish patty.    I was curious about the food that the Virgin Islands had to offer since I’ve never had anything from there before and decided to try the saltfish patty; it was a safe choice.  I took one bite into the soft bake-like exterior which gave way to a slightly salty, stewed saltfish filling and it was love...Read more …
CHEESE STRAW

CHEESE STRAW

 Cheese Straw is one of those things that I love but just don’t seem to make it enough.  What’s not to love about this light and flaky pastry? It’s crispy, packed with cheese flavor and definitely addictive.  I may or may not have eaten an entire batch in one night while testing the recipe.   Don’t judge me, they’re that good!  This recipe differs from the previous cheese straw recipe that I posted which was rolled and cut into fun shapes...Read more …
TRINIDADIAN ALOO PIE

TRINIDADIAN ALOO PIE

My first taste of aloo Pie was from a Trinidadian roti shop on Liberty Ave in Queens.  A Trinidadian friend introduced me to it and I fell in love with it instantly.  What is aloo pie?  Aloo means potato.  Mashed seasoned potato is encased in soft dough that is deep fried to golden perfection.  Back in those days, I would stuff my aloo pie with either goat or shrimp curry.  On my last trip to Trinidad I made sure to...Read more …
YUCCA FRIES

YUCCA FRIES

  Cassava or yucca is a staple in many countries in the Caribbean and South America.   It is a starchy root that has a mild flavor and can be used in many ways similar to potato and can be bought fresh or frozen.  The most difficult part about cooking cassava is removing the tough outer peel but with a bit of practice it’s fairly easy.  The frozen cassava is already peeled but I will link a video on now to...Read more …
CURRY DEVILED EGG AND EGG SALAD

CURRY DEVILED EGG AND EGG SALAD

This weekend I’m not doing cooking Easter lunch like I normally do but will do brunch items instead.  I will keep it simple like I usually do.  These are two great recipes that are as easy as it gets and a great addition to any Easter table.  I kept the egg salad pretty simple because honestly there are certain things that I prefer as is and this is one of those things.  Served between two slices of white bread is...Read more …