Sometimes, I can really be a creature of habits. Usually, on a Friday, I would venture out to nice eating establishment and mingle with the maddening crowd. I love the aromatic smells, the background music, the banging of silver wares as wait and kitchen staff busily execute their duties. I also like to people watch. A nice smile to the host can fetch a pretty comfortable and strategic spot. There, my loved ones and I can savor our meals and of course, people watch.

However, today I decided stay in and actually prepare yours truly a home-cooked meal.I miss that for Fridays. I guess I could easily order in from the Chinese around the corner or maybe, good old Papa Johns Pizza. I knew exactly what I was going to prep and

  • Curried chicken
  • Jasmine rice
  • Warm spinach/kale salad
  • Mango salsa

Going back to my roots was fairly easy. Curried chicken is a very popular dish in Jamaican kitchens. Over the years, I had cooked this dish repeatedly. I had a few mangoes on my hand, thus, I decided to make a side dish of mango salsa along with a warm spinach and kale salad. All this was served on a bed of flavorful Jasmine white rice. The colliding of exotic spices and flavors create a savory, tart, and sweet tastes.

Now, I do think it’s time to catch up on an episode of Black Box on ‘On Demand’. ImageI’m happy.

Published by bblake10

I'm originally from the beautiful island of Jamaica. In Jamaica, we always find a reason to celebrate. And, when there's a celebration, there is music, fun and of course, food, great food. Presently, I reside in So. Florida.Living here in Florida offers varied cultures, people of different ethnic backgrounds. I've a great passion for the culinary side of life. Therefore, being in So. Fl., provides me the great accessibility of fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables. Moreover, I've the choice to indulge in a amazing foods from different cuisines.This ability provides great inspiration for me to retreat to my humble kitchenette and replicate these dishes.It warms my heart to be able to break bread with loved ones. I'm an avid reader and love to get lost between these beautiful words. I find reading to be a social activity because it allows me a peek inside other people's minds which in turn makes me more empathetic towards others. One day in the near future, I hope to publish my very own words in the area of poetry as well as my other love, food. Yoga and speed walking are just a few of the things that keep me balanced and centered. I love family and friends; and, of course, wholesome foods with a glass of cocktail. Life is what you make of it. And, I try to savor and enjoy the simple and precious moments.

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