Okra CHICKEN Soup

Beautifully slimy, silky, and chunky okra soup. This is a soup I started to make when I first moved out of my mother’s house. It’s easy to make, filling, and perfect for days when you want something fast, delicious, and nutritious to eat. It is indeed slimy and for me, that is the best part […]

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We Love Brussels Sprouts

These little green bundles that resemble baby cabbages have a contentious reputation – some love them, others cannot stand them. It seems that the secret to enjoying these little nuggets of goodness is in the preparation. They are full of nutrients and vitamins and are thought to be native to Belgium, specifically to an area […]

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Jazzed-Up Instant Ramen

I was not introduced to instant ramen until I was in my early 20’s. As a pasta-lover, this new type of noodle was quite a discovery. As I got older, I started playing with ramen and adding all kinds of ingredients to the noodles and used them as sides or complete meals. Now, my chickens […]

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Banana Bread

Banana bread is one of those comforts foods that is easy to make. I never made it until recently, motivated by the nagging of my 17-year old who was so bored during the corona quarantine that she wanted to bake. I researched many recipes on YouTube and ended up with a combined version of Tessa […]

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Masala Chai

Masala Chai is tea prepared with a blend of spices. This recipe, which I got from Saveur Magazine, is a shortcut worth trying.

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Steam, Don’t Boil, Your Eggs

I have recently started to steam eggs instead of boiling them and I do notice a difference  – they are easier to peel and somehow, feel lighter. This method I got from America’s Test Kitchen. “Boiled eggs that start in cold water are hard to peel because the proteins in the egg white set slowly, […]

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Salmon Fish Cakes

Mommy gave me a bag of potatoes, and I wanted to make something other than mash with it. Canned salmon was sitting in the cupboard for a while, so why not combine these 2 ingredients and make something yummy out of them? Fishcakes crossed my mind, but it had to be a recipe that included […]

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Jamaican Cow Cod Soup – The Strangest Thing I Have Ever Eaten

 One day I went to a party on a Saturday night, a Jamaican party to be precise. Reggae music was blasting. Children were running around. Women in the kitchen cooking and chatting. Some of the men playing dominoes, others watching cricket on TV; all of them eating something called “cow cod soup”. “What is cow […]

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My Favorite Instant Noodle Soup

I first fell in love with laksa in a hotel room in Brisbane, Australia. I was not in the mood to go down to the dining room, so I ordered room service. Laksa had been on my food bucket list for a while, and this seemed like the perfect occasion to try it. Laksa is […]

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Geera (Cumin) Chicken

I have cooked this dish following Chef Jason Peru’s instructions and my intention for this post was to mash it up and come up with my own version, but Chef Jason is too good. Here is his original recipe. You can omit the Garlic Infused Coconut Oil and use plain coconut oil instead as it […]

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Wok Curry Salmon

This is a marvelous way of cooking salmon curry – easy, fast and absolutely delicious! Wok Star, Eleanor Hoh, invites you to savour this beautiful way of preparing salmon.

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Cream Cheese Corn Pie

I always loved corn pie except for the fact that most of them contained eggs. I was looking for a recipe for the eggless version for a long time. Then, at a potluck at work, my boss brought this as his side dish. Below is the recipe as he gave it to me. I add […]

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Making Trinidadian Curry Chicken The Super Simple Way

There are so many ways of making good curry chicken that it was hard to pick a recipe to share. This is one of my super-favorite dishes to eat with rice and sliced avocados. The version below I got from Foodie Nation, a really exceptional website and YouTube channel in terms of content about Trini […]

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Roasted Asparagus

When asparagus season rolls around, we indulge in them by using this recipe – it’s easy, fast and delicious. I first ran across this method on the internet, in a recipe by Laura Vitale. She uses parmesan cheese, which I love. My mother is not too keen on parmesan (she calls it “pum” cheese) so […]

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