Crispy Cutlets

These delicious cutlets are ready in no time. Choose your prefered meat and make sure it is thinly pounded with the back of a heavy frying pan or a mallet. Everybody likes these crunchy and golden slices of goodness. Prep-time is minimal and the kids will be especially happy it is dinnertime. Ingredients 4 pounded […]

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Pasta With Meat Sauce

A quick “Bolognese” sauce to serve with any pasta. I have used spaghetti, orzo, linguini, ziti, gnocchi. I also use it as a filling for lasagna. The sauce is versatile and makes a quick weekday dinner when served with pasta and a fresh salad. This pasta dish is enjoyed by both kids and adults, and […]

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Anna’s Blueberry Cakes

These blueberry cakes are unique, unusual and so pretty. They are not hard to make and after just one bite, smiles and a joyful belly are assured. These are especially good for the holidays and make excellent gifts for friends and family. Enjoy them with a cup of tea or coffee or as a simple […]

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Mini Naan Pizza

These personal mini-pizzas ideal for a quick and fun meal. There are easy to make and a joy to put together as you can mix and match the sauces, toppings and types of cheese. Ideal for a weeknight treat or weekend lunch. A truly “interactive” meal for both kids and adults. Try them and fall […]

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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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A Simple calalou

So what is Calalou? It is not exactly a dish that can be easily found on Miami restaurants’ menus. It is a simple, warm, and nourishing soup that can be made at home. Calalou (also spelled callaloo, calaloo, or kallaloo) is either a soup or a stew made with okra and dasheen or spinach leaves. […]

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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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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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