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 …
SALMON CROQUETTES

SALMON CROQUETTES

Here’s a quick and simple meal that you can make in a pinch with a few pantry ingredients and fresh herbs. I love salmon croquettes and will make these when in a hurry. It can be made with roasted salmon or canned salmon; be sure to pick out all bones and remove the skin. I used canned salmon for this recipe and used a herbs and pepper to bring a fresh element to the dish.  These can be served with...Read more …
DIY SNACK STADIUM

DIY SNACK STADIUM

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GameDayGlory #CollectiveBias I have always been fascinated with snack stadiums so when I got the opportunity to make on for game day, I was beyond excited! Not only do I get to make this awesome centerpiece but I will share with you how I did it. I headed to Walmart to collect all my necessary supplies; I needed building material and snacks to fill...Read more …
OUT AND ABOUT: COOKING CLASS

OUT AND ABOUT: COOKING CLASS

  I was invited to Cook Warehouse at their midtown location to attend a hands-on Holiday cooking class with dietitian Marissa Moore and Sprouts Farmers Market.   Marisa demonstrated easy holiday appetizers and cocktails; she gave us tips on how to entertain at home by creating simple bites such as her crostini with roasted grapes and a basil and walnut goat cheese and a salmon cake.   We were treated to a cocktail made with prosecco, pear puree and dices of fresh...Read more …