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…

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….