ORANGE-ROASTED CHICKEN WITH CREAMY POLENTA

With the cool and windy weather on the outskirts, I decided to fire-up my oven for a comforting meal. Had all the ingredients on hand and decided to make an orange-roasted chicken with onions. The Florida  oranges were at their peak and ready to be had. So, I sliced and placed them on my chicken…

CRICKET FLOUR #PROTEIN POWER

In the culinary world, there is a fairly new and exciting flour that has taken off in a huge way. Guys, we’re talking about cricket flour. The innovative idea came about by Charles Wilson who was in search of an alternate source of protein. Based on reports, these crickets are sourced in North America and…

HEART-HEALTHY MORN #OATMEAL AND BERRIES

I can never grow tired of  one of my morning’s staples, oatmeal and berries. On this cool morning, had a comforting bowl to warm my stomach and nourish my body. In a stockpot, a  combination of almond milk and water were added along with Quaker old-fashioned oats, a dash of vanilla, and a sprinkle of…

STILL ‘ROCKING’ THOSE BALLS!!#TURKEY BALLS

I’m so proud of my turkey balls. They have come along way. Made them a few days ago chock full of amazing ingredients like finely chopped vegetables, spices, with a pinch of Chinese Five Spice. Great move! Those wholesome ingredients and aromatic spices gave my balls a  succulent and delicious finish. They were firm on…

AN ASIAN/ITALIAN TABLE #SHRIMP/VEGGIE STIR-FRY AND RISOTTO

As I prepared and cooked my Asian/Italian inspired meal, I felt like a true Food Ambassador. The United Nations would be proud of yours truly. Okay, now I’m going over the top. But anyway guys, I was over the moon  with the combining of both my dishes. With the help of a store-bought Risotto: I…

CHICKEN MCGRIDDLE SANDWICH #MCDONALD’S LATEST

If you like a combination of savory and sweet bite, then you’re in luck. Once again, one of our popular fast food restaurants is testing a new breakfast menu item. It involves the intermingling of a fried chicken patty and pancakes instead of buns. These pancakes are flavored with maple syrup. It’s like a ‘chicken…

CHUTES OF GREEN SMOOTHIE TO JUMP-START MY DAY

Trying to gain a fine balance and jump-start my day just right. With the help of my standing blender I made   a healthy green smoothie to take me through the day. The main ingredients were: Kale Mint Blueberries Fresh cranberry juice Ripe banana Juice of lemon Water For me, everyday is a celebration. Thus, I…

ASIAN/ITALIAN STICKY TURKEY BALLS

Went for a healthy alternative to beef meatballs. Decided go ‘Turkey’. To boost the taste of the bland one, I included the following spices and ingredients: Basil (dried) Oregano (dried) Parsley (fresh) Thyme (fresh) Onions (diced) Garlic (crushed) Celery (finely chopped) Carrot (finely chopped) Bell pepper (finely chopped) Grape tomatoes (chopped) Soy sauce Red wine…

ANTI-AGING DISH?! #BRAISED PIGS’ FEET AND BEANS

Recently, my palate went on a wild ride. And, I went with it.  Lo and behold, it led me to an old dish from my Jamaican roots. It has been sometime since I’ve indulged in this tasty and rustic dish. In the culinary world, it is reported that pigs’ feet have re-emerged in a huge…

BANANA PANCAKES/BLUEBERRIES #POTASSIUM/FIBER POWER

Got a bit creative with my breakfast this morning. If you have been following my food blog, you know that I don’t toss. As a result, this morning was no different. You see, a couple of my ripe bananas got mushy and speckled. Came up with the perfect ‘save’. I transformed my potassium fruits to…

NO MONKEY BUSINESS! #CHINESE FIVE-SPICE CHICKEN/FRIED RICE

It didn’t cost me much to visit  the Orient. The Chinese New Year was front and center on my mind as I prepared and cooked supper. This year, (starting Feb. 8), is “The Year of the Monkey”. However, there was no monkey business in my kitchen. With the help of a popular over the counter…

GAME DAY BITES #JERK CHICKEN WINGS #I’M GAMED!!

On this day (Super Bowl 50), while the Panthers play the Broncos, kitchens around Unites States of America will be feasting on a number of bites. One of the favorites is chicken wings. It is said that approximately 1.3 billion or 162.5 million pounds will be consumed. Now, that’s a whole ‘lotta’ wings. I’ve decided…