10 Amazing Facts About Tamarind

For the love of tamarind I recently had a pleasant childhood flashback when I saw a basket of tamarind in my local supermarket and I was immediately taken back to my childhood in Guyana. Tamarind is not a fruit which I see very often here in Haiti. Although it is definitely known and there are…

Savory Indian spiced chickpea nibbles or Chickenfoot

Have you ever just had a mad craving for something and days or weeks would go by and you still can’t shake the thought of it? Well this was my situation and I decided to cave into my yearning for this Guyanese favorite and make some for myself. The object of my desire was a…

Easy Delicious Mango Sorbet

Fruit sorbets are absolutely delicious any time of the year. As they contain no dairy, they are perfect for those who are lactose intolerant and they highlight perfectly all of the natural flavors of the fruit being used. When fruits are in season and there is an abundance of goodness and it is the perfect…

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…