CARIBBEAN PUMPKIN FRITTERS

CARIBBEAN PUMPKIN FRITTERS

Pumpkin fritters, a popular Caribbean treat is perfect for breakfast.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar for a dessert treat. I’m not a big breakfast person and I guess that accounts for the lack of breakfast recipes on this site. I’ve made a conscious effort to add more breakfast foods; after all it is the most important meal of the day. While I don’t really eat breakfast, I do make it for my husband and son on a daily basis. My sister...Read more …
ARANITAS:GREEN PLANTAIN FRITTERS

ARANITAS:GREEN PLANTAIN FRITTERS

  I love plantains but it has to be super green or super ripe, nothing in between. I love the sweet ripe plantains that you often get with Caribbean take-out, who doesn’t? If cooking plantain in any other form, I prefer it to be green. Over the years I’ve had green plantains in soup, stews, as chips or mashed but it wasn’t until recently that I came across these plantains fritters called Aranitas (meaning little spiders). After shredding the plantains,...Read more …
CHICKEN SALAD SANDWICH

CHICKEN SALAD SANDWICH

  This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EffortlessMeals #CollectiveBias    Please follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter I love cooking but sometimes I’m seriously pressed for time or just don’t feel like cooking and heating up the kitchen, as it tends to get very hot in this Georgia during the summer. This is when I think of options that are super easy and versatile like Walmart’s fully...Read more …
ASIAN MEATBALLS

ASIAN MEATBALLS

  Sweet and Spicy Meatballs in an Asian flavored sauce.   For me this meal is sort of a throwback. About 10 years ago my sister and I would make these a lot. We would make these for every occasion or as a late night meal; we were obsessed! I was speaking to her recently and we somehow ended up on the topic of these fantastic meatballs and I knew I had to make them. I love how simple they...Read more …
DINING OUT: ZINBURGER WINE AND BURGER BAR

DINING OUT: ZINBURGER WINE AND BURGER BAR

Every now and then I step out to have a taste of Atlanta dining. Whenever I do dine at an establishment that I enjoy, I will share my experience with you. Recently I attended a private tasting with my fellow Atlanta Food Blogger Society Members at Zinburger Wine and Burger Bar, a gourmet burger restaurant that has a full bar and wine menu. Located in the exclusive Buckhead neighborhood, I expected it to be quite posh and this place didn’t...Read more …
GUYANESE SOFT MITHAI

GUYANESE SOFT MITHAI

Soft Mithai of Goolab Jamun is a sweet milky fritter flavored with ginger and cardamom with a sugary coating   I shared a photo on my Instagram a few days ago of this and named it soft mithai or goolab jamun. A few of my followers disputed the name goolab jamun, stating that they know it as soft mithai. I also grew up with calling this soft mithai but I discovered that it’s also called goolab jamun in Trinidad; I’ve...Read more …
TASTE OF TROPICS PUNCH

TASTE OF TROPICS PUNCH

 A refreshing punch made with tropical fruit juices. I call this punch Taste of Tropic punch since it’s made with a bit of tropical fruit juices. I accidentally stumbled on this particular recipe as I was just mixing together what I had in my fridge and it was so good that I had to share. I’ve made this punch a few times since and I’ve used different brands pineapple sodas; I’ve found that the D&G brand is the best as...Read more …
SWEET THROWBACKS WITH COFFEE-MATE

SWEET THROWBACKS WITH COFFEE-MATE

Compensation was provided by Nestlé Coffee-mate® via Mode Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Coffee-mate.   On any given day, I begin with a cup of coffee.   I usually drink it while standing at the kitchen counter as I gather my thoughts for the upcoming day and sometimes I become lost in a thought.   Since having coffee is a part of my daily routine, I like...Read more …
SPICY ROAST CHICK PEAS

SPICY ROAST CHICK PEAS

Welcome to my corner of the web!  Please follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter! I’ve always been a lover of all things crunchy.  When I came across a crunchy chick pea recipe that didn’t needed to be fried, I jumped on it.   I love the fact that this recipe uses very little oil and requires no frying.   I also love that it’s super easy to throw together and goes straight in the oven.  Have I mentioned how...Read more …
KING FISH STEW

KING FISH STEW

Welcome to my corner of the web!  Please follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter! I’ve been cooking a lot of fish lately.   I find myself craving more and more seafood, fish specifically, and less meat.   Don’t get me wrong, I am a meat lover and will never give up eating meat but for right now, it’s all about fish!   I picked up a couple of King Fish steak and had no specific plans on how to cook them.  ...Read more …