A SEAFOOD TREAT #PAN-FRIED SNAPPER

I love seafood. As such,  I try to include a couple of dishes  in my weekly meal plan. More importantly, since the Lenten season started, I’ve added a few extras. Over the Easter week-end, I allowed my snapper fish to be part of my plan. I opted for a pan-fried whole snapper with a spicy…

WENT TURKEY FOR EASTER! #TURKEY LOAF WITH SWEET/SOUR SAUCE

On this Easter day, I decided to be in company of the other feathery one. My protein of choice was  turkey. Transformed my lean protein into a succulent loaf. And, because turkey is somewhat bland, I decided to incorporate diced vegetables, spices, herbs and other ingredients so as to boost the taste in a huge…

A POTASSIUM STACK FOR EASTER MORN #BANANA PANCAKES

Easter Sunday morning found me in a perfect place. Started the day with fresh pineapple with blueberries.  Had a few over-ripened bananas and decided to make a stack of pancakes. To the batter, I also incorporated:- old-fashioned oats, whole-wheat flour,baking powder, olive oil, ground cinnamon and ginger, egg, and a pinch of salt. All ingredients…

BEET/CARROT BROWNIE #PULP GOODNESS

I admit; sometimes I have a ‘sweet-tooth’. Wanted to find somewhat of a healthy way to enjoy the sweet side of things without feeling guilty. Made my staple beet/carrot drink to last me throughout the week. Hence, I reserved the pulp of this refreshing combination drink. I reckon carrot/beet cake was on my mind as…

A REJUVENATION OF MY HOUSE SPECIAL LO MEIN

I wasn’t in the mood to stir up a major pot from scratch. Had to find a way to feed the need within. So glad that I don’t toss left-overs. As a result, I doubled-back on some ‘House-special Lo Mein’. Bought same approximately a week ago and placed left-overs in the freezer. Wish I could…

I GREEKED UP MY POTATO SALAD

With spring in the air, we can’t help but to go a bit lighter on our choices of foods. I did that over the week-end. Instead of the typical potato salad containing mayonnaise, I decided to opt for one that contained fresh vegetables and a few items that a Greek salad would have. I made…

PERFECT JAMAICAN COMPANIONS #ACKEE/CODFISH, ETC.

If it’s the week-end, at some point,  I’ve got to go Jamaican. And, that ‘s what I did for Sunday’s brunch. I allowed a few items of left-overs (boiled banana and whole-wheat dumplings) to be a part of my delicious dish. I warmed my soft/creamy banana and slit in halves. These I placed beside my…

ONE OF SPRING’S APHRODISIAC FOODS #ASPARAGUS

The flirty days of spring are once again in our midst. Gone are the cold and dreary days of winter (well, except for some territories). Spring is the time when we store the bulky clothes and adore ourselves with  light and easy clothes. And, when we go light on our garments, we can’t help but…

SHOTS OF GREENS FOR ST.PATTY’S DAY

Whether it’s St. Patrick Day or not, I like to go green sometimes with my morning beverage. And, it was no different this morn. I allowed my standing blender to do the task in pureeing kale, kiwi, lime juice and chops of star apple.(Caribbean). With a splash of cold water, all I needed was to…

ROASTED CITRUS DRUMSTICKS ON A BED OF COUSCOUS

When you have a beautiful canvas to work with, it makes things so much easier. And, that’s what happened with my North African inspired dish. I borrowed one of their popular staples (couscous) and allowed same to be a nest or bed for my citrus chicken drumsticks. Couscous is uncooked semolina balls (likened to fine…

NO TRADING MOOD #LENTIL SOUP

It is said that these healthy legumes (lentils) date back to Bible days where Jacob traded same to Esau for his birthright. For thousands of years, lentils have graced many  Mediterranean, Asian, African and other tables. This was music to my ears. As I washed my tiny beans I smiled knowing what was in store. …

HUMP DAY DELIGHT! #CURRIED DRUMSTICKS/THIGHS

When the middle of the work week rolls in, it brings somewhat of a relief within. Yes, I know others consider it to be an obstacle or maybe, the toughest day of the week.  For me, It’s like a tinge of liberation so to speak. Half of the ‘battle’ has been won. So, I go…