JAMAICA IN THE HOUSE!! #BRAISED OXTAILS AND SPINNERS(DUMPLINGS)

 Sunday’s supper was braised oxtails, one of the popular dishes from my childhood. This dish  is still a favorite in many Jamaican kitchens and restaurants. Part of its composition is a center bone which is quite a delight to savor by sucking the mouth-watering gravy. You just can’t help yourself; your fingers will become  utensilsContinue reading “JAMAICA IN THE HOUSE!! #BRAISED OXTAILS AND SPINNERS(DUMPLINGS)”

ONCE AGAIN, OATMEAL/FLAX SEEDS DID IT FOR ME #WAFFLE-STYLE

I was inspired to make this super-delicious and healthy set of waffles by a fellow blogger, Frugal (Frugal Hausfrau). By the way, her blog is fantastic. You should check it out. She made these awesome looking Scottish oatcake. Thus, I replicated  her cakes. I didn’t have all the ingredients she actually added; as such IContinue reading “ONCE AGAIN, OATMEAL/FLAX SEEDS DID IT FOR ME #WAFFLE-STYLE”

IT WAS A WILD CATCH FOR ME! #CRUSTED WILD FLOUNDER WITH PUMPKIN/COCONUT SOUP

I treated my palate to a rich and colorful mix earlier. Within a few minutes I was able to pan-sear a piece of crusty flounder after seasoning with salt and black pepper to taste. After lightly spreading fish with a panko breadcrumbs, this was seared in a combination of olive and canola oil. Had someContinue reading “IT WAS A WILD CATCH FOR ME! #CRUSTED WILD FLOUNDER WITH PUMPKIN/COCONUT SOUP”

I’LL BE HAVING MY WAY WITH THESE MANGOES IN THE NEAR FUTURE ##MANGO SALSA

One of the beauties of spring is that it brings us the blossoming trees. And one of them is the mango tree. It seems like yesterday I observed this specimen laden with breath-taking blossoms frolicking in the breezes. Now, these blossoms have given way to  firm, green immature fruits hanging from the branches. Just beholdingContinue reading “I’LL BE HAVING MY WAY WITH THESE MANGOES IN THE NEAR FUTURE ##MANGO SALSA”

HOW TO GAIN MORE SHELF-LIFE FROM YOUR RIPE BANANAS

We all watch it happens gradually before our eyes. We bring them home and place them on our counters, hoping to indulge in their sweet and potassium goodness whenever we desire. But,  slowly they become a science project. It’s the metamorphosis of our firm, yellow ripe bananas. By the way, the over-ripened ones are excellentContinue reading “HOW TO GAIN MORE SHELF-LIFE FROM YOUR RIPE BANANAS”

IT WAS A HEART-HEATHLY MORN FOR YOURS TRULY ##OATMEAL/FLAXSEED/STRAWBERRIES

The humidity on the outskirts reminds me that summer is at my back door. So, in anticipation of the lazy days of summer, I’ve prepared something heart-healthy for breakfast.Studies have shown that a diet that involves whole grains like oatmeal and flax seeds helps in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. Moreover, it aids in weightContinue reading “IT WAS A HEART-HEATHLY MORN FOR YOURS TRULY ##OATMEAL/FLAXSEED/STRAWBERRIES”

DIDN’T LET THE FIRE ALARM KEEP ME AWAY FROM MY GRILL##GRILLED CORN SUCCOTASH

Yes, I get it. Perhaps, I was a little over-zealous and anxious with my cobs. Couldn’t wait to get them on my indoor grill. Just wanted a hint of smoky flavor so I could add to my succotash I was preparing.  Ahh, I was in for a wee bit of excitement. Brushed my ‘bad boys’Continue reading “DIDN’T LET THE FIRE ALARM KEEP ME AWAY FROM MY GRILL##GRILLED CORN SUCCOTASH”

LOOK WHAT I FOUND!! ##CORNS ON THE COB

One of the wholesome and beautiful corps of spring is the corn on the cob. And, the different marketplaces are loaded with a bountiful supply of same. Got mine at my neighborhood Publix supermarket here in So. Florida, USA. The great thing about purchasing foods of a particular season is that the prices are relativelyContinue reading “LOOK WHAT I FOUND!! ##CORNS ON THE COB”

AN ITALIAN KIND OF NIGHT …..SI! SI! #PENNE PASTA/TURKEY BAKE

I knew I had ingredients for a spectacular dish. However, on this day, I was  a tad indecisive on what to prepare for supper. The previous evening before I ventured for work, I placed some chopped turkey on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator for thawing. Thought I would whip up some curried balls. ButContinue reading “AN ITALIAN KIND OF NIGHT …..SI! SI! #PENNE PASTA/TURKEY BAKE”

SUNDAY’S SUPPER WAS A CURRIED AFFAIR #CURRIED CHICKEN

It was an easy decision for supper. You see, already I had some chicken parts (dark/couple pieces of wings) marinated in a ziplock bag. These chicken portions were bone-in and skinless. Whenever I’ve downtime, I try to take advantage of same by prepping my poultry and/or meats in advance. So, it was relatively smooth toContinue reading “SUNDAY’S SUPPER WAS A CURRIED AFFAIR #CURRIED CHICKEN”