Recipe: Bajan Breadfruit & Saltfish Pie

Who wants to spend their summer days toiling over a hot stove? I definitely don’t. My kitchen gets unbearably hot in the summer and so I am always looking for recipes to cut my kitchen time in half. Breadfruit is very popular among locals and is a versatile staple which can be mashed, fried, roasted…

Recipe: Mango Rum Upside Down Cake

Wow!! It’s been approximately five months since I posted to this blog.  Today I’m happy to be back as I’ve got an awesome summer fruity cake for you. Mango!! Why do I absolutely love summertime in the tropics? It’s definitely not the heat, but the abundance of my favorite fresh seasonal fruits. Mangoes, soursop, avocados,…

Milanesa Napolitana

While scrolling through the list of national dishes I came across Argentina’s meaty Milanesa a la napolitana: Steak, ham and cheese. Based on the ingredients alone, surely a meal doesn’t get much better than this.

Jollof Rice

February is African Awareness Month in Barbados, so I will continue with the African recipe theme, and today it’s all about Jollof Rice. Jollof is a one-pot dish of rice which is cooked in a tomato stew. You can add vegetables and any meat of your choice. Jollof rice is the pride of many African…

Recipe: Red Red

It’s been a while since I visited Ghana, I haven’t been back since the Summer of 2015. One of the things I miss the most is the food: roasted plantains and peanuts, waakye, shito and of course red red. Red Red is a black eye pea stew made with plam oil and tomatoes (hence the…

Recipe: Tave Kosi

This weekend it was time for the Albanian goodie, Tave Kosi. After trying Kabuli Palaw a few Sundays ago I was excitedly looking forward to another meal of lamb and rice with a twist. Barbadians, as a rule, don’t usually add yogurt to their rice and I had no idea if my guests and I…

Recipe: Baba Ganoush

I love a healthy snack and quite recently , I have been trying to remove as much processed food from my diet. I have also cut out many imported fruit and vegetables and now usually eat what’s in season at my local farmer’s market. This week after some searching I found this recipe for Baba Ganoush….

Recipe: Kabuli Palaw

  On my quest to add more enjoyment to my cooking I decided to make the Afghan National Dish: Kabuli Palaw. I used this recipe, made some minor variations and below is my version.   Ingredients (Serves 6) 500 gm basmati rice 2.5 lbs lamb meat 2 cups vegetable broth 2 medium onions chopped 2…

Recipe: Kolche Ab-e-Dandaan

  I absolutely love to eat, to cook not so much. Growing up with three brothers and one sister cooking as a family was the norm and some of my best family memories are of cooking and baking with my mom and siblings. This week I began a journey to rekindle my love of cooking for fun….

As the Sun sets…

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