YEP, FISHING/FARMING WERE ON MY MIND

In the scheme of things, it seems like the ocean and the land were great players in my pot. It makes me wonder, “Could I survive with a net and some fertile soil?” And, the answer is,  yes I could!” There goes my imagination again. But guys, this is for real. I relied on those…

I SEE POSSIBILITIES!! ##CARROTS AND PUMPKIN WEDGES

Who knows where these wholesome foods will take me? In my culinary mind, I see roasted pumpkin wedges and carrot sprinkled with the warm and aromatic flavors of cinnamon and ginger spices. The result could be used as a great side dish. Or, maybe, a delicious mash. From the looks of things, it’s another chilly…

VIRTUOUS COCKTAIL OF THE DAY #CRANBERRY

I try my best to start  my days right. Today is no different. My drink of choice is #cranberry cocktail. To give it an extra ‘kick’, I infused fresh ginger root. I know that my immune system will be very happy. Salud!!

STILL REAPING THE BENEFITS #FRESH CRANBERRIES

I’m still wallowing in one of fall’s favorite foods (cranberries). These tart and healthy berries are said to be loaded with enormous vitamins and antioxidants like tannin. Tannins aid in the prevention of urinary tract infections. Studies have also revealed that they lower blood pressure and improve the immune system in general. When these cranberries…

POTASSIUM/FIBER MINGLE WITH HEART-HEALTHY OATS

I can never grow tired of my old-fashioned oats. It’s one of my favorites to jump-start my day. I combined milk and water and a generous sprinkle of cinnamon and slowly brought oatmeal to a simmer under low heat. After it reached a thick consistency, I sweetened with a little brown sugar. Topped off my…

ROASTED CURRIED CHICKEN/GARBANZO BEANS (CHICKPEAS)

When it comes to cooking, I love the idea of borrowing  and mixing  different spices and flavors. So, I was  quite excited to explore and swing with my native Caribbean and Mediterranean worlds. I needed bold, colorful and exotic flavors to bring my chicken (half) to a spectacular level. Thus, all roads led me to…

DON’T ‘KNOCK’ MY FEET! CHICKEN FEET/VEGGIE SOUP

It was back to basics for yours truly. As the winds howled and temperatures took a ‘nose-dive’ on the outskirts, I decided to revisit a childhood favorite of mine. In the Caribbean and Asian kitchens, chicken feet are utilized as tasty protein additions to stews and vegetable soups. Chicken feet are loaded with beneficial nutrients…

NO HAY CARNE HOY!! ##SEARED SALMON WITH CAPERS/OLIVES

So, the carnivorous side of me has been tabled for a bit. Once in a while, I like to tread on the ‘beefy’ side of things. With those chilly temperatures in my neck of the woods, I know that I’ll revisit. Today, it’s all about a return to the briny deep. That’s where I fetched…

BRAISED BALSAMIC/GINGER BEEF RIBS

There’s a season for everything. If you’ve been following me, you know that I indulge in mainly poultry (chicken/turkey) and seafood. However, once in a while, I deviate and like to enjoy a good pork dish, piece of steak or any other protein. I believe in a fine balance. This afternoon I decided to go…

EGGPLANT WITH FETA CHEESE

Thunderstorms couldn’t keep me away from my kitchenette. In fact, it was the opposite. You see, rainy weather lures me to my cooking range. And, that’s what it did this evening. Originally, I was planning on Chinese delivery; however, my culinary mind sent me searching for supplies (well, food). The first thing that caught my…

EGGS AND HAM WITH GREENS

I tried to strike a balance with this morning’s meal. I opted to include a little sauteed kale for extra nutrients for the day. I couldn’t resist. So, I decided to include the last bits of ham from past Christmas in my scrambled eggs. That move made such a difference with each creamy fork bites…

FIBER CHOICES #OATMEAL AND BERRIES

I can never grow tired of this healthy and filling breakfast.  Most days of the week, I try to indulge in a warm dish of whole grains in the form of oatmeal. I prefer the old-fashioned version because it has a little ‘bite’ to it. Oatmeal is still relatively inexpensive and easy to cook. Moreover,…