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 …
FRIED FISH

FRIED FISH

When it comes to fried fish, I know exactly how I like it.   It must be well seasoned with a tad bit of acidity but never overpowering the natural flavor of the fish and this recipe fits the bill.   This is a dish that is rarely cooked in my household and that’s due to the fact that it’s fried; I try not to cook fried foods too often, but every now and then one must satisfy that inner craving for...Read more …
Summer Grilling: Beef Kebabs

Summer Grilling: Beef Kebabs

  Its grilling season and I’ve been doing a lot of grilling lately, so much so that I recently purchased a stovetop grill and I’m looking to purchase a table top charcoal grill.  A bit much I know, but a small charcoal grill comes in handy when grilling small amounts of food.  It’s all about convenience and ease.  To christen my new stovetop grill, I prepared beef kebabs with a simple marinade that’s readily available in any pantry.  If beef...Read more …
GUYANESE PLAIT BREAD

GUYANESE PLAIT BREAD

  I have a confession to make.  I’ve had this perfect recipe for Guyanese Plait Bread for quite some time.   In my defense I did test it quite a few times to make sure that I was sharing the perfect recipe, and that it is. First, let me just say that there is nothing better than freshly baked bread—with butter.    Between the three of us we devour a loaf within 24 hours.   It’s just that good. Simply put, Guyanese plait...Read more …
Watermelon Cucumber Cooler

Watermelon Cucumber Cooler

It’s no secret that Summer is just around the corner and while it may still be Spring we are well into the 70s and 80s here in Georgia so I think it’s safe to say that Summer-like weather has arrived.    Despite being from a country with year round warm weather, I spend most of the summer hiding from the Georgia heat and seeking ways of staying cooling.   You can blame that on the 17 years spent living in NYC where...Read more …
Beef Curry with Pumpkin

Beef Curry with Pumpkin

It’s been mighty slow around these parts lately, but it’s because I’ve been pretty busy and haven’t had time to blog.   This particular recipe was made about a week ago but I just got around to editing the photos and writing up a blog post.   I will try to bring more recipes soon!   A few weeks ago on my Instagram and Facebook I posted a picture of beef curry and received a lot of requests for the recipe so here...Read more …
Carrot Pineapple Cake with Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot Pineapple Cake with Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting

Easter is just around the corner so I thought I should share THE best and easiest Carrot Cake recipe with you.  My mother-in-law brings these to every holiday or party and everyone raves about it.   I would always look forward to her bringing this Carrot Cake but one day became impatient and asked her for the recipe.  I was pleasantly surprised at how simple it was. Not only is it moist and full of flavor but it’s incredibly easy!   All...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 …
Bake stuffed with Corned Beef

Bake stuffed with Corned Beef

I made these for breakfast this past weekend and boy were they good.   I’ve had these in the past using sautéed saltfish as the filling but decided to go with Corned Beef instead.   Corned Beef is salt cured beef that’s widely used in Guyana.   Canned corned beef is typically a quick meal fix and is quite delicious when cooked with cabbage or thinly sliced potatoes and served over rice.    It’s also great just fried up, as I have done,...Read more …
A day in the life of a Unicorn

A day in the life of a Unicorn

  This post was inspired by the reaction I usually get when I say “oh I’m done cooking lunch” and it’s only 9am.    The looks or reactions are usually equally to that of seeing a unicorn.   It’s actually quite funny to me as I know it’s not the norm but we create our own normal.   So here’s a peek into my typical day: 6:30 am:  I’m usually awakened by my son, if it were up to me I...Read more …