PRINCI ITALIA

PRINCI ITALIA

Princi Italia is one of Atlanta’s newest Italian restaurants featuring handmade pastas, scrumptious pizzas and an extensive collection of wine.  Located in the heart of Midtown, this place is chic enough for dinner but unpretentious enough to drop in for lunch.  The light and airy interior sort of prepares you for what’s to come-fresh Italian fare with clean flavors; no heavy over salted dishes here.  The beef and chicken meatballs, Meatball al Forno to be exact, are as light as...Read more …
JAMAICAN FESTIVAL

JAMAICAN FESTIVAL

I first had a taste of these crispy fried dumplings called festival at my Mother-in-law’s home and was instantly hooked.  There’s something about deep fried dough – any deep fried dough that is simply amazing and addictive.  This was no different, the cornmeal in the dough gives the outside a nice crunch and gives way to a slightly heavy, lightly sweetened center.   I’ve served the Jamaican festival with ackee and saltfish but this goes nicely with jerk also.  ...Read more …
EASTSIDE ATLANTA’S CARIBBEAN EATS

EASTSIDE ATLANTA’S CARIBBEAN EATS

I’m a girl about town and often receive questions on where to find the best ____in Atlanta. I’ve put together a list of places that I frequent on the Eastside of the city.  These are my favorite places to grab a quick meal or snack. EASTSIDE ATLANTA’S CARIBBEAN EATS: Jerk Pork or Fried Chicken he asked….Jerk of course!! Jerk Pork, hard dough bread with spiced rum and ginger beer. #islandtings #foodie #foodporn #f52grams #feedfeed #foodstagram #instagood #islandfoodporn #jerk #jamaica #picoftheday...Read more …
A WEEK WITH KIA OPTIMA

A WEEK WITH KIA OPTIMA

I had to pleasure of test driving a 2016 Kia Optima SX Turbo for a week and boy did I fall in love!  From the time I set foot inside I was impressed by the luxurious interior, panoramic sunroof and loads of features.  Once I took it out on the road, I fell in love with the way this car drove. This model has 3 modes; normal, eco and sport; I drove it on sport mode the entire time because this girl...Read more …
CARIBBEAN STEAMED FISH

CARIBBEAN STEAMED FISH

I’ve been making more of an effort to make healthy choices at meal time.   While I do indulge in a guilty meal a few times a week, I plan healthier meals most days.  While I love eating meals that are better for me I hate feeling like I’m eating diet food.  Food is extremely important to me and I’m always thinking about my next meal, so it needs to be enjoyable.  I’ve discovered that herbs and spices go along way...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 …
REVIEW:MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER

REVIEW:MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER

This little corner of mine on the internet has brought amazing opportunities over the years!  In the past 6 months I’ve been in a national brand’s TV commercial and on their YouTube channel, be a part of a weekly Podcast radio show and worked with amazing brands to provide paid content.  I recently had the opportunity to test drive a 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander 3.0 GT for a week!  What does this have to do with food? Well food has to...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 …
COWHEEL SOUP

COWHEEL SOUP

And we have yet another soup recipe because since January rolled around, the temperature has dropped (as it should) here in Atlanta and I’m constantly seeking a source of warmth.   I must admit that while I do love cowheel soup, it is not something that I prepare often since my husband is not a fan of cowheel.  Cowheel is quite popular in the Guyana and the Caribbean and is most used in soup,  souse and pepperpot.   This tough piece of...Read more …