TRYING TO KICK OFF MY DAY RIGHT #BERRY AND BANANA SMOOTHIE

Trying my utmost best to do it right. After I kicked it up on the outskirts, I ventured to my humble kitchen and whipped up a refreshing morning cocktail. As usual, my handy and reliable standing blender was patiently waiting for your truly. I had a little work for it. I grabbed me some frozen…

STORMY DAY CATCH #ROASTED WHOLE SNAPPER WITH STUFFING

It was quite a precipitous day in my neck of the woods (South Florida, U.S.A.). Maybe, ‘Erika’, the tropical storm was informing me of the things to come. But, I didn’t allow her to distract me from the culinary plans that I had up my sleeves. I had ‘tunnel-vision’. I paid undivided attention to my…

PROTEIN MEETS AN APHRODISIAC-LIKE VEGGIE #SEARED ASPARAGUS AND EGGS

Asparagus has been around the block for hundreds of years. It is said that this super food has aphrodisiac effects; and for me, that’s music to my ears. The fact is that nutritionists have stated that these perennial vegetables are loaded with antioxidants, folate, fibers, vitamins, and diuretic effects and more nutritious properties that are…

A REVIST TO A HEART-HEALTY LAND #OATMEAL AND BERRIES

It was in a heart beat that I whipped up this healthy breakfast. I love oatmeal because of its whole grain properties that help to stave off the hungry pangs for an extended time. Moreover, I often try to select the coarser type (old-fashioned) over the quick and easy version as it gives a beautiful…

SAUTEED PICKLED RED HERRING #JAMAICAN TREAT

A few days aback, it was quite a Jamaican guilty-treat. Had the craving for a dish a tad salty and chock-full of flavors and aromatic spices. Decided on a traditional Jamaican dish, pickled red herring. After removing the excess sodium by rinsing and soaking in boiling water a few times, herring was ready for the…

BALLS AND WINES #STARBUCK’S LATEST

Our friendly and perky neighborhood coffee-house is at it again. Not too long ago, their coffee baristas came knocking at our doors, delivering our purchased brews. Now, Starbucks wants to lure us to their joints to sip locally craft beers and our favorite red and white wines. Action begins at 4p.m. until closing time. They…

SPICY AND COLORFUL FEST #ESCOVITCHED SNAPPER

It was quite a spicy and colorful treat a few evenings ago.  I wasn’t in the mood to count calories. After all, it was another ‘cheat’ day of mine. So, what did I do? I went island mon! Yes, it was back to basics for yours truly. I reckon the celebratory mood was still within….

DOUBLE TROUBLE ##BRANDY-ROASTED FIGS AND BUTTER PECAN ICE-CREAM

A few days ago, I was gifted a 16 ounce package of Black Mission figs grown in California. You see, some of Publix Supermarkets in my locale (So. Florida, U.S.A.) have these for sale (buy 1 get 1 free). There is a saving of about $5.99. These summer treats are available at the current rate…

ONE OF THE JOY’S OF SUMMER #CANTALOUPE AND MINT SALAD

As summer makes its merry and torrid way out, I thought I would pay homage in my way. And, what better way to do so than with one of summer’s favorite melons, cantaloupe. This musky-flavored fruit generally ripens close to the beginning of April and peaks in August. I was happy to secure one that…

LIGHT BITES #CANNED WHITE TUNA/GRAPES

I confess; I’m not a huge lover of tuna fish. However, because of  to the hurricane season, I stored a few in my pantry. I’m so glad I did. Decided to pair same with some refreshing chopped green grapes. I also added diced onions, a splash of vinegar, a fresh squeeze of  lime, and a…