COCONUT PASTA

COCONUT PASTA

Some meals are born out of simply working with the ingredients on hand and this coconut pasta was no different.   A few weeks ago I shared this beautiful plate of coconut pasta on my Instagram (Jehancancook) and was asked to share the recipe, it took me a little longer than I had hoped but here it is.   It was one of those days where I had a little of this and a little of that and being inspired by the...Read more …
GUYANESE DHAL [VIDEO]

GUYANESE DHAL [VIDEO]

I love my blog!  I love the fact that it pushes me to try new recipes in an effort to share them with you.    Lately I’ve been having alot of failures I must admit, but I keep trying.  I revisited old favorites, recipes I haven’t cooked in a long time and the results weren’t always great. Today I revisit Dhal.   Originating in India, dhal is a soup made with the yellow dhal/yellow split peas and seasoned with warm spices such...Read more …
GUYANESE PHOLOURIE [VIDEO]

GUYANESE PHOLOURIE [VIDEO]

As a young girl this was one of my favorite street foods to buy as a snack while at school.  It was a joy to dip the light, deep fried split pea fritters in a hot mango sour(our name for chutney). Happy, happy, joy, joy…today it transports me back to the many lunch breaks I spent standing on a long line in the hot sun, hoping to purchase some Pholourie.  This is snack reflects our very alive and dominant Indian...Read more …
DINNER THYME REVIEW

DINNER THYME REVIEW

Meal Delivery services have been around for quite some time now and it’s been steadily gaining popularity.  Essentially a meal delivery service sends dishes to your home that require minimum time and effort to prepare, most are dishes that you can should be able to prepare after a hard days’ work.  It also introduces you to a variety of foods that you probably ordinarily wouldn’t have made at home.  I recently got the opportunity to review Dinner Thyme, a meal...Read more …
HARD DOUGH BREAD

HARD DOUGH BREAD

  I have 4 loaves of bread in my freezer.  I tested this recipe from one of my cookbooks and the instructions weren’t clear so I had to test it a few times to get it right.  The original recipe was very light which was unlike hard dough bread and more like white bread; I adjusted it and baked a second batch at 4 am.  Yes 4 am – my 7 week old decided he wanted to stay up all...Read more …
CARIBBEAN GREEN SEASONING

CARIBBEAN GREEN SEASONING

It’s the middle of March and its 83 degrees today.   My first thought was to put on a frilly frock with colorful sandals and frolic about the place, instead I find myself in jeans and a tee at the farmers market elbowing my way to freshest of the herbs.    I live about a 5 minute drive from the DeKalb Farmers Market and it’s the best place to find fresh fruits, herbs, vegetables, meat and seafood.    There is also a wide...Read more …
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 …
COCONUT SWEET BREAD

COCONUT SWEET BREAD

Coconut Sweet Bread is loaded with goodies such as raisins, candied cherries and coconut. It’s a perfect treat that’s addictive but not too sweet.   It’s a new year – yes I’m one month late, and I’ve decided to make a few changes and shift my focus a bit.  From the inception of this blog, back when it was a little baby that resided over on blogger and I had all but 6 readers (my family), I’ve been creating recipes to...Read more …