Salad season is upon us in a big way and if you’re like me I love-making the most out of it. A salad is not limited to just lettuce and tomato, fruits can be a spectacular salad hence making it a fruit salad.
Colorful and delicious fruit salad.
What elevates this fruit salad is the wonderful dressing that accompanies it so well.
For the dressing I use one lime squeezed, half of a naval orange, agave nectar, cardamom. Simple and quite luscious.
This salad is ideal for any sort of gathering. Think a wedding, brunch gathering, a tea party, or in a big bowl at home on a Saturday morning. Tasty all by itself, but even more delightful as a topping on a nice slice of cake! Continue Reading…
Pasta has got to be one, if not thee most versatile dish there is. Every culture has a form of pasta, that’s how incredibly versatile pasta can be. My Pasta linguine Bonita will become an instant classic in your kitchen.
Simple yet full of flavor.
This pasta is reminiscent of New Orleans to me, my home away from home, my birth place. We all know that New Orleans is a culinary mecca in its own right. And I am so glad, I watched and paid close attention to all the flavors I tasted growing up in New Orleans. Continue Reading…
The idea of brunch just has a way of being ultra fancy, and cool. Combining breakfast and lunch is pure genius! Kudos to whomever started this trend. This recipe for Pork-Belly Hash is surely to become your favorite.
This was my first time cooking with pork belly and it will not! be my last. The saltiness of the pork goes hand in hand with the natural sweetness of the onion and heartiness of the potato. For this recipe I used Yukon Gold potato’s, but feel free to mix it up a bit using sweet potatoes, red potato’s, and if your feeling adventurous purple potato’s. Continue Reading…
There’s always a debate whether this Caribbean dish is called peas and rice? or Rice and peas? Personally it doesn’t matter to me as long as it’s tasty I’ll call it either or.
Fluffy and ready to serve.
I took a little detour from the traditional long grain rice version and used Basmati rice instead. Basmati rice is so delicious and fluffy, the texture to me is the best. And truly it does not take away from the more traditional Caribbean way of cooking the rice and peas. Continue Reading…
This oxtail stew is a game changer the proper amount of heat with rich savory-ness that’ll have your lips smacking! Oxtail stew is a universal dish you can probably go to any part of the world and find this hearty stew.
The seasonings of pimento, casareep, and scotch bonnet pepper renders this oxtail stew impeccable flavor.
A few key ingredients.
The key to bringing out much flavor and tenderness is marinating the oxtails overnight. That way the spices get a chance to penetrate the tough meat making it tender naturally. If you can help it don’t skip this step, but if you must a good 40 mins of marination can do the trick just fine. I’m a sucker for all things marinating.
Oxtail stew take about 3 hours of cook time, so set aside a day where you can get lost in your kitchen. Turn on some Bob Marley music, and I promise you the time won’t be a major factor it will fly by with all that jamming you will ensue. Ask me how I know lol!
Aside from the prep time and cooking time this oxtail stew is incredibly easy to put together. there’s no special skill you need to make this stew all you need is a good heavy bottom pot such as a Dutch Oven pot, and ingredients.
The ingredients are simple, with only a few you may have to venture off to a special grocery that carries Caribbean ingredients. But, no worries if you cannot find some I have alternatives for you.
Now let’s get into this savory, and luscious recipe already!
Delicious and savory
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My kitchen is my sanctuary, I tend to stay in my kitchen pretty much all day! From early morning breakfast and pretty much everything in between until late night. I consider it a multi-functional room. Prayer happens there, meditation on The Word, recipe writing, blogging, stern warnings, followed by warm hugs happens in the kitchen. Continue Reading…
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Let’s make it even more wonderful, by adding this tasty Parmesan crusted chicken recipe to your cooking arsenal. It’s a legit winner-winner chicken dinner!
The end of the year is one of thee most busiest times cooking in the kitchen can seem like a chore, or a distant memory. Making countless store runs, preparing gifts to give, shopping, all of that stuff can just be extremely exhausting! Well not the shopping part as much. Dinner usually is the last thing on my mind after all that glorious hoopla! So, this recipe came out of one of those moments of I got to produce a delicious meal in ahurry.
Behold, the easiest recipe thus far Parmesan crusted chicken no more than a few ingredients, and the best part is the oven does all the work! Big score!
The only kitchen tool you’ll need is a food processor to grind together the crust mixture. If you don’t own a food processor no worries a blender works just fine.
To get a nice golden crust English muffins combined with Parmesan cheese and seasonings makes this crust sensational!
I made this for my family and it became an instant hit, the versatility is endless you can pair it with yellow rice which works wonderfully with the Parmesan chicken, yellow rice recipe is here. Or slice it on top of a salad that makes for a great lunch or dinner.
I used Parmigiano Reggiano cheese for this recipe it’s warm-nutty flavor makes the chicken sing! The crust has such a lovely golden brown hue, it’ll make you proud. Always go for a quality brand Parmigiano Reggiano it makes a difference for sure.
The Dijon mixture is the heavenly glue that binds the Parmesan crust together. And the simplicity of the mixture is a for sure culinary winner prepare this dish for some guest and impress their socks off. So, enough talking get your grocery list in order, let’s do a grocery check list of items you may need to get if you don’t have them already.
1 pack of Chicken breast
1 pack of English muffins
Parmesan Cheese (Parmigiano Reggiano)
White wine vinegar
This is simplicity at it’s finest!
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It’s nowhere near summer in my part of town however, this key lime pie took me straight to Florida… In my mind at least. I never was a huge fan of “citrusy” pies until now that is what was I ever thinking this pie was delicious! With a hint of Coconut flavor it was a slam dunk of a desert and even better it’s a personal size. This could have completely been a large pie (that is an option btw), but these cute little mini tart pans were begging to be used, and what fun they were in making this fun size desert. Let me tell you a little secret *whispers* double up on this recipe because you may just about eat them all. How do I know this? (shame-less grin) Continue Reading…
Want a great alternative to your average buffalo wings? Look no further and do yourself a solid, make these pomegranate BBQ chicken wings! ASAP!
Seeds bursting with sweet yet tangy juice.
The MVP of appetizers must go to the beloved chicken wings.
Their finger friendly
Mostly everyone loves them
Is the champion of testing sauces
And they are a breeze to make, for those reasons alone chicken wings are the most appetizing of all appetizers. With a to live for! Pomegranate BBQ sauce you have crossed over into innovative delicious-ness. Continue Reading…
A New Orleans native currently residing in beautiful New York. My favorites past time is hanging with a bunch of cool kids and cooking delicious meals for them! When I'm not in the kitchen I'm usually in my local thrift store looking for photo props.