Would I Consider Becoming Vegan?

Adopting a vegan diet for health purposes has crossed my mind on many occasions. I always said that if I was faced with some major health crisis, including cancer, I would not undergo chemotherapy or intensive medication- I would adopt a 100% plant-based whole food way of eating instead. Veganism is mainly an idea in […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

I Should Have Married A Butcher

“How could you eat that bloody thing?” My friend Paul asked me in disbelief. “ I do not know why you even bother to ask the kitchen to cook it, it is bathing in blood. You are just a little dinosaur.” I have asked myself that question a million times and the allure of raw […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Chana Thai Kitchen In Miami

I found Chana Thai Kitchen by accident while looking for something else on the internet. It is right across the street from one of my favorite grocery stores, and I never noticed it before. This time we were joined by Miss E. – a person who possesses a set of unparalleled taste buds. The first […]

Read More

Thai Sweet Chili Salmon

This is the perfect dish to prepare for a weeknight dinner – easy, quick and delicious. I came up with this method because I love combining salmon with sweet sauces, so why not use Thai chili sweet sauce for a change? My chickens love it so now it is on our dinner rotation regularly. I […]

Read More

Pupuseria LA PALMA, Restaurante Salvadoreño

Eating a pupusa was something I had to do so when we visited the Redland Market Village, we stopped by a pupuseria called La Palma, a Salvadorean restaurant. They had a big menu, serving mostly fast food, but I was mostly interested in the pupusa. What is a pupusa? According to Wikipedia, “Pupusa is a […]

Read More

Pasta Yazzy – Squid Ink Pasta With Alfredo Sauce

I was so proud of my little chicken when she came up with this method of preparing a fat pasta dish.  I thought that for someone who does not cook, it was quite original. We were checking out the cupboard when her eyes focused on some squid ink pasta and a jar of Alfredo Sauce. […]

Read More

Favorite Restaurant Food 2018

2018 was yet another challenging year filled with a whole heap of roller-coaster moments that I was able to endure mostly because I am able to put the negative into separate compartments. I am also a genius when it comes to magical thinking- always assuming that in the end, everything will be alright or as […]

Read More

Restaurants Visited In Miami, FL – 2018

I am not rich, but I do enjoy going to restaurants mainly to eat, of course, and to take pictures of the food. My fascination with food photography stems from a lifetime of cookbook reading and genuine enjoyment of the culinary arts. Given my budget constraints, I make a commitment to visit one restaurant a […]

Read More

Dr. Limón Ceviche Bar In Kendall, Miami

Peruvian food is one of my favorites, so the little chicken and I headed to Dr. Limón Ceviche Bar. I wanted to try different types of ceviches, and she was just hungry. Diagnóstico Reservado Ceviche – Red Pepper, Ginger. This was the best ceviche I have had in years. It dropped a flavor bomb on […]

Read More