THE GOOD FAT……COCONUT

I love wholesome foods. And to me, the coconut falls under that umbrella. The trouble is, not all the time I hit the nail on the head when purchasing same. You see, once in a while I make the unfortunate choice of bringing home a tainted coconut. I hate when that happens. Thankfully, most of…

DUTTY GAL (DIRTY GIRL) MEAL…..JAMAICAN DISH

Don’t let the name fool you. ‘Dutty Gal’ dish is one originated in the island of Jamaica as a poor man’s dish. It’s basically a meal consisting of good omega fatty acids that are heart healthy. I really don’t know how the meal got its name. And frankly, I don’t care; because, this amazing fish (mackerel)…

SIZZLER QUENCHERS

Who can resist? When the temperatures and the humidity are on the upswing on the outskirts, one great way to relieve me and my loved ones’ thirst is to indulge on sweet and mouthwatering melons.To me,they are two of the most cooling fruits of summer. As you know, we first eat with our eyes; therefore,…

MACARONI & CHEESE ‘WEAK IN THE KNEE’ GOODNESS

The past week-end, I had the pleasure of having my dear nephews over. Just looking at their tall structures remind me that time has certainly moved on. Anyway, whenever they are around, I know for sure that I’ve to prepare their all time fave, good-old macaroni/cheese. And, the past week-end was no different. They could…

CHRISTMAS IN JULY

 A few days ago, I had a party to attend. I was told to bring something sweet. I really didn’t wish to bring a store-bought product. And then, a light bulb moment came. I remembered that I had some left over assorted candied fruits. These fruits were spiked with good Jamaican white rum along with…

A MEAL TO WARM MY HEART AND KEEP ME SATIATED

The past Sunday for me was one of revisiting my roots. That meant my Jamaican culinary side of things. I did by indulging in a delicious stew peas – Jamaican style. And for those who are aware of this sumptuous meal, you know how calorie laden it is.But, who can resist? When it comes to…

NAUGHTY DAY – JAMAICAN STYLE…YEA MON!!

I believe if Santa Claus worked overtime (beyond Xmas), I would be rewarded generously for my efforts in the way of balance in my diet. Generally, I’m a very good girl. Five to five & half days of the week I try my utmost best to have a balanced diet consisting of fresh fruits/veggies, lean…

FREEZER FINDS ON A PRECIPITOUS DAY

Maybe, the scientific community can explain the odd reason for me and others who crave a comforting meal when it precipitates. You see, on my way home to my abode the previous evening it began to rain cats and dogs. Clearly, it wasn’t one of those summer showers, because there was a weather system in…

MONDAY BLUES BREAKTHROUGH FOOD

It was a Monday. I can vividly recall because I was having the ‘Blues’, A touch of the ‘Monday Blues’ . I believe it afflicted me since I began my working life. It’s a few hours of feeling forlorn until about noon. Come to think of it, it generally begins late Sunday evening. It’s that…

A DRINK TO BE VIRTUOUS AND PROUD ABOUT THIS 4TH OF JULY

Just in time for the 4th of July is a non-alcoholic drink. The vibrant hues of the assorted fruits make you want to celebrate one of the most significant dates of the year (American’s Independence). And, don’t worry about feeling guilty next morn, you will still have your dignity along with a clear head. Bottoms…