MY SUGAR BALANCER #CINNAMON SPICE

I don’t have to go far to retrieve my daily dose of cinnamon. It’s a huge part of early morning (breakfast) meal. You see, I consume the whole-grain and filling oatmeal at least four times per week. I like a sprinkle of brown sugar or a squeeze of honey to sweeten same. Sometimes, I might…

ITALIAN BITES #CRUSTY BAGUETTES/EGGPLANT WITH FETA CHEESE

Made a quick home-made tomato sauce with some tomatoes. Sliced eggplant and baked in oven. With a drizzle of a little olive oil and sprinkle of salt and black pepper, eggplant was ready for my fresh home-made sauce, feta cheese and fresh garnish of parsley. Paired same with slices of crusty five-grain baguette, toasted in…

I SEE BANANA/OATMEAL PANCAKES IN THE MAKING

Look ye here! Look ye here! I’ve the main ingredients for banana and oatmeal pancakes over here!  It’s nothing new; but for me, whenever I enjoy a dish, I’ve no qualms in a repeat performance. To others, they may see a couple wilted bananas to be tossed. But, oh no! My taste buds and I…

MY MORNING STAPLE #OATMEAL

If it’s the week morning, I’ve got to go oatmeal. When it comes to my daily meal plan, I consume what works for me. When I shop for this whole-grain food, as always, I opt for the old-fashioned type as it has great bite at each spoonful. One of the great upsides to oatmeal is…

CHICKEN AND VEGETABLE STIR-FRY

It was a quick chop and drop for your truly. Had some left-over roasted jerk/apple-flavored  chicken (white-meat) from Sunday’s supper. A pinch of Chinese five-spice was added in order to boost the taste. Chicken was chopped into bite-sized portions and added to stir-fried assorted  vegetables consisting of broccoli, asparagus, onions, vine-ripe tomatoes and kale. My…

THE COMINGLING OF BEET/CARROT/CANTALOUPE

Trying to jump-start this spring day just right. Turned to one of my favorite wholesome and refreshing juices (well, two of). Beet root and carrot juice is a staple in my refrigerator. Love to add fresh lime and/or lemon along with a burst of ginger root to same. Decided to step up my beta carotene…

JERK/APPLE ROASTED CHICKEN WITH ASSORTED VEGGIES

That’s it! I went jerking with my bird. It has been sometime since I’ve gone down this familiar route. I wanted a dish that was bold, spicy, succulent and packed with amazing flavors that would excite my taste buds. As a result, I decided on one of my favorite ways to cook the feathery one….

A PROTEIN/OMEGA FATTY ACID DISH OVER ASPARAGUS SPEARS

It was quite a filling lunch this afternoon. Paired some hard-boiled eggs with warm sardines and onions along with nature’s butter (avocado). Served same on a bed of garlic-flavored asparagus spears. Added a few whole grain crackers on the side (not in pic). I was happy and satiated.

LINGUINE WITH KALE/BROCCOLI PESTO TOPPED WITH HONEY/LEMON SHRIMP

I went a little over the top with nature’s wholesome greens. it  was sort of leap out of the  ‘box’; in that I created a pesto from atypical ingredients. Instead of the classic  basil and/or other herbs, I opted for kale, broccoli and parsley. Greens were rinsed in tepid water and then added to food…

IT’S DEJA VU! #CURRIED DRUMSTICKS/THIGHS

Though I like my feathery one  in different styles, maybe, a curried dish is my favorite. Have indulged in same a ‘mil and one’ times. Turned to my drumsticks and thighs as I often do. These parts are loaded with great flavors and can handle a little extra cooking compared to the white meat. With…