TOMATO CHICKEN STEW

TOMATO CHICKEN STEW

I’m always experimenting with new ways to make dishes that we tend to eat a lot of. Chicken stew is definitely on heavy rotation around here and I try to add different spices and flavors that will change it up a bit.  Guyanese tend to cook a lot a stews served with rice and that’s pretty much my go to meals.  In an effort to keep it fresh and exciting I try to think of new ways to cook the...Read more …
SLOW COOKER JAMAICAN STEW PEAS

SLOW COOKER JAMAICAN STEW PEAS

Jamaican Stew Peas is a favorite in my home, it’s one of the few meals that we all eat and enjoy including the picky 6 year old.  In the past I’ve made stew peas the traditional way and also sped up the process by using a pressure cooker but recently I made it in the slow cooker and it was amazing.   There are a few changes made to the original stew peas recipe in order for it to work in...Read more …
ROAST SNAPPER STUFFED WITH CALLALOO

ROAST SNAPPER STUFFED WITH CALLALOO

The past couple of months have been super busy and quite stressful.  Instead of spending the summer doing – well summer things, I spent the summer building and selling homes.   It was a complete world wind and completely unplanned.  On a whim we decided to put out townhome in Decatur on the Market and search for a new home in the suburbs.  When we bought the Decatur Townhome, we had no children and 1 dog – fast forward to 10...Read more …
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 …
DRY BEEF STEW WITH MEZZETTA PEPPERONCINI

DRY BEEF STEW WITH MEZZETTA PEPPERONCINI

  I’m the queen of reinvention when it comes to meals; sometimes it’s with purpose and sometimes it’s completely accidental.   Beef Stew is a classic dish that goes back way before my time and every now and then I like to switch things up a bit.  I started adding new ingredients and making slight variations and then I simply made a dry beef stew.  It’s dry because there is little to no sauce; I typically cook it down until the...Read more …
SALMON STUFFED WITH SPINACH

SALMON STUFFED WITH SPINACH

I live for easy meals and as of lately cooking complicated meals are out of the question.  Its summer time and my 5 year old is off from school and I opted not to put him in summer camp this year so I’ve been quite occupied with him, my 6 month old and other matters so spending a lot of time cooking is just not realistic.  Fish is one of the quickest and easiest proteins to prepare and I try...Read more …
SHRIMP AND SAUSAGE JAMBALAYA

SHRIMP AND SAUSAGE JAMBALAYA

As a mom of two, one being a newborn I’m always looking for solutions to make life easier.  Anything that makes helps me to complete any task in record time is a winner in my book and one pot dishes usually does the trick.   I love one pot dishes and have shared a few in the past, like my Guyanese Black Eye Peas Cook Up, Chicken, Shrimp and Chorizo Pelau, One Pot Pesto Pasta and Arroz Con Pollo; some are...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 …
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 …