CRISPY OVEN FRIED CHICKEN

CRISPY OVEN FRIED CHICKEN

Hey!  Welcome to my corner of the web!  Please follow me on Instagram and Facebook!  I love fried chicken but hate frying.  Because of this I rarely make fried chicken.   A great alternative is frying the chicken in the oven.   The chicken is floured and coated just as you would traditional fried chicken but it is entirely cooked in the oven. Less time spent in front of the stove and it’s healthier!  What’s the secret?  Spraying the chicken with canola oil spray and...Read more …
CHICKEN, CHORIZO AND SHRIMP “PELAU”

CHICKEN, CHORIZO AND SHRIMP “PELAU”

        Hey all, welcome!   Be sure to follow me on Instagram and Facebook. Have you ever made a dish so incredibly good but at a loss as to what to call it?  That was my predicament.   I had an intense craving for some type of a one-pot rice dish so turned to Pinterest for inspiration.  Now let me tell you, Pinterest has become my guilty pleasure. Once my son goes to sleep at 8 pm, I return the house...Read more …
CURRY FRIED CHICKEN

CURRY FRIED CHICKEN

Whenever I’ve made something amazing I feel as though I should share with you.   Unfortunately I don’t always get around to doing so but today is the exception.  You need to try this fried chicken; it will change your life!  Well maybe not your life but it will excite your taste buds.  I’m a lover of curry so it should come as no surprise that I have yet another recipe using curry powder.   I will say that this is not...Read more …
CHICKEN FRIED RICE

CHICKEN FRIED RICE

I’ve had countless requests for this recipe so I had to finally buckle down and give the masses what they want.  Truth is fried rice isn’t in my usually rotation of dishes that I make for for family; it’s more of a special occasion meal but I would do anything for you guys!  I mean who doesn’t love fried rice?  It’s quick, simple and delicous. There are a few steps that are important to follow when making fried rice.   Make...Read more …
Take out at home: Roast Chinese Chicken

Take out at home: Roast Chinese Chicken

  I give you permission to lick your screen.  I know I’ve been tempted to do so a couple of times while editing these pictures but I managed to resist the urge and get down to business.   But here’s the good news, this chicken is as good as it looks.   It’s juicy, sweet, salty and fully of that Asian flavor that we all seem to love.   Originally when I created this recipe I was tempted to fry the chicken and...Read more …
Turkey Meatballs with Apple, Spinach and Provolone

Turkey Meatballs with Apple, Spinach and Provolone

Having a young child has made me more creative when it comes to cooking.   It’s not that he’s a picky eater, in fact he eats everything.    While I do cook vegetables on a regular basis and give him fruits daily, I still don’t think he eats enough.  Honestly, most of us don’t meet our daily requirements of fruits and vegetables but easily exceed our limits when it comes to fats, sugars and carbs.  While I’m no nutritionist or health nut,...Read more …
Brined Whole Chicken + Garlic Bora

Brined Whole Chicken + Garlic Bora

So guess who has a new writing gig over at Frugivore Magazine?  *Ding, ding ding* I do and I couldn’t be more excited!  In addition to blogger extraordinaire (as I so fondly refer to myself) I am now a contributing writer.  I think I like the sound of that.   I will be posting recipes that will not be found on this blog but will link it.   Frugivore Magazine is all about healthy eating and living, which is exactly why Guyanese and...Read more …
Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie

It’s no secret that Fall is quickly approaching and I must say I’m a bit excited.   It’s not that I don’t love Summer…I do, but there comes a time when a girl wants to snuggle up in scarves and boots and watch the leaves change colors.   And it makes me all fuzzy and warm on the inside just thinking about it.   Now Winter could wait…to be honest it would be perfect if Spring followed Fall but that’s just wishful thinking.  ...Read more …
BBQ Jerk Chicken

BBQ Jerk Chicken

It’s the middle of May and I can’t help thinking of summer.   While its’ been warm in Atlanta since late February, Memorial weekend marks the unofficial start of summer.  I’m filled with thoughts of all things summer; brightly colored bikinis, days spent poolside, dining al fresco and festivals in the park constantly occupy my mind.   I’m ready to jump in head first. As a tropical girl at heart, I crave the hot rays of the sun so I take advantage...Read more …
Caribbean Chicken Soup and Parsley Dumplings

Caribbean Chicken Soup and Parsley Dumplings

And my two weeks of no meat has finally come to an end and I survived to tell the tale.  Surprisingly I didn’t miss it at all!   Even though I didn’t eat meat, I cooked it a few times for the Mr. because he just couldn’t survive without it.  I was totally surprised at my willpower and lack of interest; I didn’t even sneak a bite.   At the end of the two weeks I celebrated by making a Cinco De Mayo feast, and oh...Read more …