STEWED LENTILS

STEWED LENTILS

I’ve decided to challenge myself by going an entire month without eating meat.  I’m halfway through and I have yet to miss meat.  That’s not to say that I won’t go back to eating meat, because I love meat – it’s just surprising that I haven’t had a single craving or urge to cheat so it’s safe to say so far so good.  I’ve been sharing a few of my meals on Instagram (Jehancancook) and a few of you asked...Read more …
ARROZ CON POLLO

ARROZ CON POLLO

   I’m always looking for new ways to cook the same old ingredients.  I have to admit that chicken and rice and two ingredients that are in heavy rotation around here and it can be challenging at times to find new ways to cook it.  I’ve always been intrigued with arroz con pollo (which is literally chicken with rice) and over the years have been tweaking this dish a bit to suit my liking.  Similar to paella, this dish is...Read more …
SPICED RICE PILAF

SPICED RICE PILAF

We eat rice a lot and like anything it can get boring.  I typically cook rice plain but every now and then spice things up a bit by adding seasonings and other ingredients to give it a bit more flavor.   I’ve made rice in so many ways over the years but really haven’t documented the recipes since it’s usually spontaneous.  This spiced rice I’ve made a few times in recent months and I’m quite fond of it.  I used a...Read more …
SHRIMP AND PINEAPPLE FRIED RICE

SHRIMP AND PINEAPPLE FRIED RICE

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ChineseNYEats #CollectiveBias Making a quality meal for your family doesn’t always have to be a challenge.  I cook for my family almost daily but I almost always cook meals that take less than an hour.  While I do love to spend time in the kitchen, sometimes I am just simply too busy to do so.  Having a catalog of quick, go to meals...Read more …
SALTFISH FRIED RICE

SALTFISH FRIED RICE

Hey!  Welcome to my corner of the web!  Please follow me on Instagram and Facebook!   If you’ve been coming here for a while or following me on Instagram (Jehancancook) then it’s no secret that I love rice!  It’s only natural since I spend a 1/3 of my life living in a rice producing country where rice was a staple.   The typical Guyanese eats rice daily; take my mom for example – if I make macaroni and cheese she immediately asks “where’s the...Read more …
STEWED BEEF AND COU COU

STEWED BEEF AND COU COU

Cou Cou, Barbados’ national dish is made with cornmeal and okra and it’s amazing.  Like many other dishes in the Caribbean, this dish has African roots and is similar to grits or polenta.  Savory cornmeal dishes are popular around the world but this has a Caribbean stamp when it comes to flavor.  In other parts of the Caribbean this dish is also known as fungi and is usually served with some sort of stew.  I decided to make a dark...Read more …
CHICKEN UN-FRIED RICE

CHICKEN UN-FRIED RICE

  Here’s my dilemma. I love fried rice but I don’t love those pesky calories. So I came up with a solution and created a Chicken Un-Fried Rice that has all the flavors and not the calories! I did this by reducing the oil content and skipped the frying all together. I focused more on getting flavor from the seasonings and boy is this un-fried rice amazing! It was definitely a hit and we certainly didn’t miss the fried element....Read more …
STEWED CHICKEN PASTA

STEWED CHICKEN PASTA

This simple pasta dish has been a longtime favorite of mine. I love pasta, but don’t cook it often enough as I’m always inclined to add cheese and while I’m a huge lover of cheese, I do try to cook with it as little as possible. For me pasta almost always has to have cheese, so you can see how this is a problem. What I love about this dish is the fact that it’s so good on its own...Read more …
SEASONED SPLIT PEAS RICE

SEASONED SPLIT PEAS RICE

It’s no secret that Guyanese eat a lot of rice.   If you follow me on Instagram you’ve probably caught a glimpse of my daily meals and rice is almost always on my plate.   Guyana is a rice producing country so it’s only natural that it is a staple in our diet.   I’ve shared many variations of rice on this blog and yet still there is more.   Originally I was going to make split peas cook-up but decided to just do...Read more …
PARMESAN COUSCOUS WITH ZUCCHINI AND SUNDRIED TOMATOES

PARMESAN COUSCOUS WITH ZUCCHINI AND SUNDRIED TOMATOES

I love making couscous; it’s so easy to flavor and cooks very quickly.  I used Pearl couscous, also Israeli couscous, which is a tiny pearl shaped pasta which is a great rice substitute that takes just 10 minutes to cook!   I used roasted zucchini and sundried tomates but you can use any combination of mixed vegetables that you like.  Roasted peppers and egg plant would be a great addition.    Just a few simple ingredients and along with a sprinkle of...Read more …