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  • Clean-comfy good eating. You eat with your eyes first, and then come the taste buds. . .
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  • This pork didn’t make a bit of sense ya hear me?! Or as we say it in the N.O, ya heard me?! .
🙌🏽 I seasoned it with salt pepper and a wonderful Aleppo Pepper spice blend from @victoria_gourmet. seared it and made a white wine reduction sauce. .
👩🏽‍🍳 Let it roast low and slow for about 2-1/2 hours and used the reduction juices to make a peach- white wine glaze. Good God y’all! I’m looking forward to recreating the left overs of this. .
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  • Break-fast, simple and all together good! How do you like your eggs? Sunny side up? Or scrambled? Happy Saturday 🍳 .
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  • Throwing it back like yesterday 💃🏽 with this fresh & fruitful salad. Find this recipe and more on the blog. An oldie but goody-goody. .
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  • Shrimp & Grits will never! get old. Especially when you have leftover barbecue shrimp.
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Leftover’s can surely be a fancy new meal am I right??!
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What’s some of your favorite ways to use leftovers? The possibilities can be endless! .
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  • Who knew it was #nationalshrimpday ? In honor of this auspicious day I cooked my absolute favorite New Orleans dish, barbecue shrimp 🦐 .
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Not to be confused with actual grilling, and slathering Sweet Baby Ray’s all over them. .
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It’s a rich buttery sauce with a creole blend of spices, herbs, some Worcestershire and according to your preference white wine, or a dark ale. .
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I love to have lots of hot French bread 🥖 to soak up all the buttery goodness of the sauce. It’s irresistible 🤤 To do these right you must get gulf shrimp, preferably with the heads still intact. The heads lock in all the great flavor from the shrimp and sauce😉 .
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#foodie #foodstagram #buzzfeedfood #feedfeed #huffposttaste #nola #followyournola #frenchfood #creole #shrimp #chefstalk #chefstable #foody #instagood #grubshotsnyc #bonitaapplecrumb #culinary
  • On the blog now, is this bangin! Roasted Chipotle-Cilantro Chicken. 🐔
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It’s nothing short of amazing 😉 It’s so good my son and I ate the skin off of it while it was still hot! (true story). 🔥
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But y’all, this is some serious flavor packed chicken and there’s always “the best part about it” scenario, and that’s leftovers! 🥪
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Preferably chicken sandwiches on brioche buns with kimchi aioli (also true story). 🤤
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I’m jumping ahead of myself, well actually that was dinner, but you catch my drift! Make this chicken, enjoy it with delicious sides, and the next day make sandwiches, got it? Great! Click the link in my bio for this deliciously- insane recipe. . . @victoria_gourmet 
#chicken #poultry #inmotion #cook #foodphotography #foodies #foodstagram #foodblogger #culinary #cooking #healthy #chipotle #bonitaapplecrumb #yahoofood #eattheworld #eeeeeats #buzzfeedfood #roasted #roastedchicken #recipes #eatwell #photooftheday #instagood
  • These little hands couldn’t get enough of these little peppers 🌶. And I was quite impressed my littlest one enjoyed them so much! Shisito Peppers are not easy to come by, so when your local grocery so happens to have them, you grab at least two bags! Thanks @melissasproduce! .
These are subtlety spicy and sooo good! charred slightly in a hot pot of sesame oil. And finished off with fresh minced garlic, salt and toragashi for more spice. My 5 year old loved them and so will you. Give them a try. .
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  • Who grilling today? Uncle wanna know😂
Happy Saturday veggie eaters and rib lovers🥦🥗🍖 .
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  • It’s so! Beautiful outside! What a grand welcome into the month of May💐 It’s definitely time for lush salads and grilled everything! .
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Will be working on the blog this week for sure! I have homemade pasta, roasted chicken, and this salad recipe to share with y’all. .
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What are your warm weather food favorites? .
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  • Chile! This chicken 🐓 gave me what I’ve been missing. Check out my insta-story to see how I seasoned it. .
Chipotle Roasted Chicken with Vidalia Onion Quinoa, Butternut Squash Purée and Spicy String Beans. .
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#chicken #chipotle #veggies #butternutsquash #quinoa #culinary #cooking #foodies #foodblogger #dinner #tastemade #feedfeed #buzzfeedfood #instayum #foodphotography #foodgasm #foods #tastyfood
  • All the flavors went to my favorite musicians today🎼🎻🎷🎺🎭 . @nysmrosie 
Flavors: Lavender Honey glazed, Chantilly Berry, Rose Glazed, Glazed Sprinkles, and Strawberry Sugared.
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Dinner/ Lunch

Dinner Made Easy Roasted Chipotle-Cilantro Chicken

This Bird is the word and making this “Chipotle-Cilantro Chicken”, can’t get no easier than this!

Rich, smoky, chipotle flavor matched with herbaceous cilantro brings flavor and more flavor to this simple roasted chicken.

The best part about this chicken (aside from eating it) is the simplicity of cooking it. Continue Reading…

culinary/ Lunch

Culinary Voice Contest

Culinary

Vanilla Abstract Cheesecake

Hello all my foodie lovers! This foodie is on a mission to win a full culinary scholarship to ICE here in New York City! And I totally need your help with winning this full scholarship.

Here’s how you can help, vote everyday for me by clicking on the link on this page and sharing this post with all of your friends. That’s it!

I’ve been cooking all my life and it brings me great joy to cook and serve people. I’m a New Orleans native so there’s no question I love to cook!

Culinary

Roasted Eggplant Soup

Let’s get this girl a scholarship!! Click this link to vote everyday for me I’d greatly appreciate it this is positive cause. And your vote means a bunch to me. Thank you all in advance!

CLICK HERE TO VOTE!!https://www.ice.edu/culinaryvoice/nbk1133

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appetizer/ Vegetarian

Copy Cat Zea’s Mediteranean Hummus Dip

In life, I believe there is a time when your body must reset. Whether it’s going vegan, juicing for a week straight, or adding a copious amount of fresh vegetables and herbs to your diet. It’s a natural necessary adjustment and my “Copy Cat” version of Zea’s famous Mediterranean Hummus Dip, is sure to get you snacking in a healthy and delicious direction.

Hummus have become a popular go-to snack and with so many ready- made versions available, they’re not hard to find in stores. My version of hummus takes an ordinary store-bought hummus and transforms it into restaurant quality hummus dip!

Who knew by adding fresh ingredients such as:

  • Roasted Garlic Cloves
  • Chopped Red Onion
  • Diced Tomato’s
  • Lemon Juice

Can be so sophisticated?!

hummus

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Dinner/ Lunch/ Soups/ Vegetarian

Hot Soup For The Soul

Winter has definitely reared it’s cold, bitter head in the North! These days I just want to hibernate like a bear with the Netflix remote and! Eat plenty of hot soup.

I couldn’t be more delighted than to present to you this remarkable dish coined ” Curry Veggie Soup”.

Soup

Winter’s can be a challenge to staying on track, the body seems to crave all things comfort. Between Holiday’s and blistering cold days, I tend to want all the carbs God has ever created! The best way to curb those cravings is cooking up a big pot of hearty soup. Continue Reading…

Desserts

Peaches & Sweet Cream No-Churn Ice Cream

I scream for ice cream at least once a week (covers my face in delight), and now that I can completely make this on my own make room in the freezer cause it’s going down for sure!

No churn ice cream

Ice cream dreams!

My hungry heart has always wanted one of those really cool and expensive ice cream makers up until now. For this simple recipe all you need is a freezer, a few ingredients, and a loaf  pan. That’s it!

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Salads/ simple desserts/ Vegan/ Vegetarian

Bonita’s Simple, Fresh Fruit Salad

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.

Fruit

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…

Dinner

Pasta Linguine Bonita, Simple and Delicious

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.

Pasta

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…

Breakfast

Pork-Belly-Brunch-Hash Skillet

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…

Side dishes/ Vegan/ Vegetarian

Bonita’s Caribbean Basmati Rice and Peas

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.

Caribbean

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…

Dinner

Bonita’s Savory Caribbean Oxtail Stew

 

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.

Stew

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.

Stew

Braised Oxtails

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!

Stew

Delicious and savory

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Serves: 6 Cooking Time: 3 hours 30 min

Ingredients

  • FOR THE MARINADE
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 5 scallions chopped
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 3 tablespoons of vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of browning, or kitchen bouquet
  • 1/2 tablespoon of dried thyme
  • 1/2 tablespoon of scotch bonnet pepper sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of ginger spice
  • 1 teaspoon of allspice(pimento seed)
  • FOR THE STEW
  • 1 tablespoon of oil (for searing)
  • 2 pounds of oxtails
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 red pepper chopped
  • 2 Leek stalks sliced
  • 1 bunch of scallions chopped
  • 1 celery stalk chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of smoked paprika
  • 1 beef bouillon cube (crushed)
  • 1 scotch bonnet pepper *optional
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 5 allspice seeds, or 1 teaspoon of allspice powder
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon of casareep, or browning, or kitchen bouquet
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 5 1/2 cups of water
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

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Prepare the marinade the day before cooking recommended.

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add all the marinade ingredients into a blender or food processor and pulse until combined.

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pour the marinade over the oxtails and allow to marinate in the fridge for 45 mins to 24 hours overnight.

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Add 1 tablespoon of oil to a heavy bottom pot add brown sugar.

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Once oil is hot add the oxtails in batches and sear on each side until brown about 3 minutes.

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Once all tails have been seared, remove to a plate.

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Now add all of the chopped vegetables ingredients to the pot and saute until tender about 20 minutes.

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Once the veggies are tender add the smoked paprika, beef bouillon, scotch bonnet pepper if using, garlic, allspice powder, tomato paste, and casareep*. See notes*

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Mix all ingredients well to combine.

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Add water and bay leaf.

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Allow the pot to come to a boil and then lower to medium and let simmer for 3 hours until meat is tender.

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Make sure to adjust the taste with salt if needed

Notes

If you cannot find casareep you can use kitchen bouquet or browning.

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Bonita Applecrumb

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.

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