Haitian style poached fish Poisson Gros Sel

Fish is a favorite on islands and easily found along coastal regions. The bounty of the sea is a blessing and those who live in close proximity to the sea can find fresh and delicious choices of fish, shrimp, lobster and shellfish around the year. If you are lucky enough to find freshly caught fish…

A Quick and Easy Chickpea Arugula Bowl

This is a delicious and super easy meal that I love to whip up for a fast lunch or dinner. Vegan and vegetarian, it incorporates the warm flavors of turmeric, garlic and cumin and a little heat with the addition of chili flakes which you can adjust to your liking. Add your favorite fresh greens…

Handy pantry substitutes and cooking in the time of a pandemic

Cooking at home while on lockdown seems to be the reality in everyone’s life these days. People are spending most of their time at home due to the constraints of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Regardless of where we reside in the world, we all find ourselves experiencing so many common realities, as we all make a…

Tropical Upside Down Fruit and Nut Cake

  Tropical Upside Down Fruit and Nut Cake   The warm golden color palate of the Fall season is highlighted in this beautiful cake making it the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table. Reminiscent of the tropics with the flavors of pineapple and a hint of coconut, it will evoke nostalgia for many who may…

Awesome Coconut Cashew Cranberry Granola

 It is my goal to make as much of the food my family and I consume in my kitchen instead of buying ready made foods and snacks. I strive to maintain a healthy balanced diet and making my own foods means that I can choose my ingredients and cook them in the healthiest and tastiest…

Baking soda vs Baking Powder and how to use them effectively

Baking soda vs Baking powder Have you wondered what the difference was between baking soda and baking powder?Were you ever in the process of making something which required one of these leavenings only to realize that you didn’t have the one which the recipe listed? And if so, did you simply substitute one for the…

Hibiscus Orange Ice Tea

In the heavy oppressive summer heat, a cool beverage is always welcome. In the Caribbean, the months of June through September are ones of long sunny days and extremely high temperatures. Although we have sunshine all year around, these months are particularly hot ones which means that everyone is looking for ways to keep their…

Cinnamon Maple Cookies

This little cookie is quite a surprise. It’s a mix between a sweet pastry and a shortbread. There’s a lot of flavor in a little bite and a fine complexity that is derived in the rolled version. As the cookies bake, the butter, sugar, cinnamon and maple syrup meld together magically creating a golden crisp…

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins 

Nothing more enticing than the smell of fresh baked goods in the morning. I love to make muffins, and banana chocolate chip are a constant favorite in my home. They are easy to whip up and I can use up bananas which have gotten too ripe to be eaten but are perfect for baking up…

Caramelized Pork Roast with garden vegetables. 

This dish is a great one for a day when you have some time on hand as it needs to simmer and cook in the deliciousness of all the wonderful ingredients until it is tender and succulent. It is one of my family’s favorites and is a true comfort food. I start with a pork…