I FORESEE JUICY AND SWEET MANGOES

I’m no psychic or no seer; but, one thing I know for sure is that these sturdy green mangoes will transform into amazingly, juicy and sweet specimens. It has occurred year after year. And when this period comes around, it brings back heartwarming memories within. When the sweet and warm juices envelop the atmosphere, they…

I’M A HAPPY NIBBLER

I hate to be hungry for a long period. Who does? If you know me well, you can attest that I’m a nibbler. I’m like a traveling pantry. I’m not leaving home without some form of filling bites to munch on. This move enables me from indulging in the wrong type of foods. Sometimes, I…

BROCCOLI AND KALE SOUP ##FIBER!!

 Time was of the essence. When it comes to this time of the year (approaching summer), perishables get a beating. Had some of nature’s wholesome foods (kale/broccoli) on hand. From the looks of a portion of same, they were heading downhill. Decided to transform them into a creamy and smooth dish in the form of…

ANGEL HAIR AND CORNED BEEF IN A CAN

When hunger calls and I’m  too weary to cook a huge meal, it’s imperative that I go with what I have in-house. And that was what I did. Delivery couldn’t have done a swifter move. Had a slice of corned beef (may have  been Libby’s brand) securely wrapped in saran wrap and foil in freezer….

BUTTERMILK FRIED CHICKEN/GRILLED CORN SALAD

So, after I made a delicious grilled corn salad from summer’s crispy and sweet corn on the cob decided to continue on the Southern path. Paired same with some chicken thighs. Those ‘bad boys’ were begging to be soaked up in some buttermilk. Did them the honors and soaked them overnight in the tart and…

I SEE SIGNS OF A #GRILLED CORN SALAD

In my neck of the woods (So. Florida), the temperatures are climbing. Without a doubt, the calendar might say otherwise; but, the sizzling days of summer have arrived and so are the crispy corns of summer. Decided to honor one of summer’s wholesome foods by grilling a couple corns on the cob. As I removed…

FLUTES OF GOODNESS #WATERMELON DRINK

Studies have revealed that watermelon could be one of the world’s healthiest foods. It’s available year-round and is relatively inexpensive during its peak period (during the summer months). Watermelon is  loaded with vitamin C and A. It has a great source of lycopene, potassium, magnesium, vitamins B1/B6 and other nutrients. Research has also found that…

A SATURDAY STAPLE #CHICKEN AND VEGGIE SOUP

Call me a creature of habits; but, when it comes to the culinary-side of things, if it feels good, tastes good, I’m ‘rocking’ it. And, that’s my relationship with soup. Any given Saturday, I like to prepare and cook a hearty pot of soup. This generally lasts me throughout the upcoming week. It’s satisfying, easy…

UNLIKELY PARTNERS #JERK/ASIAN WINGS WITH PASTA/CORN SALAD

When Friday arrives, my culinary needs goes over the top and a bit out of the norm. Anything is possible. Didn’t feel like dining out. I craved the taste of my humble kitchen. After all, Monday to Thursday, I try my utmost best to eat with a fine balance. Had a few wings in-house and…

CINCO DE MAYO TREATS #CORN FRITTERS

Lunch was quite a delicious treat. With the help of some crispy and sweet corn (canned) and other pantry ingredients, I was able to whip up a savory and slightly sweet corn fritters. With a drizzle of canola oil in a skillet, my corn fritters were cooked and crispy brown on both sides. Served them…

A TASTE OF HOME (JAMAICA) #PICKLED RED HERRING AND SAUTEED CABBAGE

So, over the week-end, I went a tad naughty and indulged in dish atypical of my weekly diet. All roads led me to a Jamaican experience. Needed something tasty and a little salty. Knew what I had to do. Didn’t have to venture far. Had left-over pickled red herring in close sight in refrigerator. Because …