A treat after all the hard work

A treat after all the hard work

This past week has been interesting, I adopted a new dog and started a boot camp workout.  It has been very tiring.  As many of you dog owners know, its a lot of work house breaking a puppy.  Between waking up at 5 am to drive to the park to be tortured and making multiple walks so that our new puppy can have potty breaks, I am  exhausted! Lately I’ve been slacking off when it comes to exercise.  I’ve swam,...Read more …
Long overdue

Long overdue

I have a major complaint. The trees have began  its annual journey, their leaves have changed color and are beginning falling.  The stores are filled with scarves and sweaters and holiday decorations.  The nights are filled with frost and a cold breeze comes through my open window each night. So why in the world is it 80 degrees during the day? My brain is scattered and utterly confused; its fall dammit!  Its time to put away the short shorts and...Read more …
A traditional Guyanese Cook-up Rice.

A traditional Guyanese Cook-up Rice.

As promised I’m slowly going through all of my recipe requests and this was on the top of my list.  Cook-up Rice is a traditional Guyanese recipe  that’s very versatile.  It is a one pot dish that can be made with any type of peas, such as pigeon peas or chickpeas and some type of meat.  If you’re not a lover of peas or beans you can opt not to use peas and use callaloo or spinach in place of...Read more …
Jehan Style Chicken Chowmein

Jehan Style Chicken Chowmein

Hello my loves, how I’ve missed you so.  I’ve been pretty busy for the past few months and as a result my blog has suffered a bit.   I’ve been receiving  recipe request from you and I will try my best to fulfill all requests.  I’ve made a list and vow to go through it all and post dish by dish.  I’m starting with Guyanese Jehan Style Chow mein.  For those of you who will look at my recipe and ingredients...Read more …
Lazy Sunday Dish…Honey Chicken Salad

Lazy Sunday Dish…Honey Chicken Salad

This is a quick post, no deep story…just a great recipe I thought I would share with my readers. Everybody needs to have a great  chicken salad recipe.  This is mine.  It comes in handy whenever I have leftover chicken or if I need a quick sidedish when entertaining.   Enjoy!   Honey Chicken Salad with Dried Cherries and Candied Walnuts 3 cooked chicken breast, cubed 1/3 cup dried cherries, rougly chopped 1/3 cup candied walnuts, chopped red seedless grapes, halved...Read more …
Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24: A Culinary Tour of Guyanese Cuisine

Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24: A Culinary Tour of Guyanese Cuisine

I was very fortunate to be chosen for this months edition of Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24.  Its 24 meals from 24 blogs  in 24 hours.   When asked to submit a proposal I knew right away what I was going to do.  I was going to invite a few freinds over and cook some traditional Guyanese meals.   I am from Guyana and I find that our food is one of the least showcased.  Our food is a combination of Caribbean, Chinese,...Read more …
Chicken and Potato Curry

Chicken and Potato Curry

Curry is a very popular dish in Guyana.   More than half of Guyana’s population originate from India, so our culture and cuisine reflects that.   Any vegetable or meat can be made into a curry,  I used the very popular chicken and potato combination. Here it’s served with Dhal Puri, and Indian flatbread. Chicken and Potato Curry 4 lbs chicken, cut up 5 cloves garlic, crushed 10 stems fresh thyme 2 chicken bouillon cube 1 cinnamon stick 1/3 cup canola oil 4 medium potato cut...Read more …
Boring bird transformed

Boring bird transformed

I am not a fan of chicken at all so everytime I’m faced with cooking the bird, I’m looking for new bold flavors to add to the bland meat.  Today I had 3 lbs of bone-in breast meat staring back at me on my kitchen counters.  I was contemplating throwing it back into the freezer and just pull out some beef, but I’ve been on a steakfest lately and realized it was time for something different.  So what to do with...Read more …