WENT RED!! #FRIED RED TOMATOES/AVOCADO DIP

Needed something to quiet and satisfy the craving within. What do you know? Bobby Flay came to my rescue. Stumbled on one of his Brunch shows. One of the items on the menu was fried red tomatoes. Decided to create my version as I had the main ingredients on hand (red plum tomatoes). Sliced them…

OATMEAL/BERRIES #BREAKFAST IS SERVED!

My stomach and I are still in a very happy, warm, and satisfying place. Thanks to my old-fashioned oatmeal and berries. I see an awesome day ahead.

A FEW OF JAMAICA’S FINEST #CALLALOO PLUS

So it’s back to basics for yours truly. It always warms my heart and stomach to indulge in Mother Nature’s offerings. I’m doing that with a few of Jamaica’s wholesome foods in the form of: Callaloo (Jamaica’s spinach) Breadfruit (great starchy substitute for rice, pasta, yam) Avocado Pumpkin Plantain Plum tomatoes Garlic Thanks to my…

BRAISED BEEF CHUCK FLANKEN RIBS

Felt like having something beefy in my weekend food repertoire.Decided to go with a  few flanken ribs. These are basically thin cuts which are approximately  a half-inch thick and cuts across the bones. Some of the ingredients that created this succulent dish are: finely chopped ginger balsamic vinegar soy sauce (low sodium) salt/black pepper fresh…

CANTALOUPE/BERRY SALAD

Decided to take advantage of the peak of cantaloupe season  (June/August) by making a salad. It was the perfect time to use the nifty gadget, melon baller on my cantaloupe. It turned out some super-sweet balls. They made my taste buds salivate with delight. Balanced out my sweet cantaloupe with some of my favorite berries,…

GRILLED BREADFRUIT WITH IDEAL PALS (ACKEE/CODFISH/CALLALOO)

Sunday’s brunch was quite a Jamaican affair. I went with one of my favorites, breadfruit which was roasted the previous day. This was done in oven at 450 degrees fahrenheit for approximately one hour. Peeled the tropical beauty and sliced: Brushed slices with a little olive oil, sprinkled with a pinch of salt and then…

MIND-BLOWING JERK TURKEY BALLS

Not all balls are created equal. There are balls. And, there are BALLS!! Of course, I went the ones that screamed enormous flavors. After all, I’ve been here before. It’s amazing how a few added ingredients can tweak a bland poultry dish into an amazing one. The main ‘player’ (ingredient) that made my turkey dish…

STACK OF GOODNESS ON A PRECIPITOUS DAY

Call me what you wish. When dark clouds cascade the skies and there’s a threat of rain, I think of food. So, despite the gloomy forecast for the day, I laced up my walking shoes and managed to  break a sweat on my jogging trail. As I dodged raindrops, I smiled. One major thing was…

SUGAR-FREE POPSICLES

Needed something to quench summer’s thirst. Didn’t have to venture far. Thanks to the refreshing and super-sweet fruits of summer I was able to satisfy and temper the sizzling temperatures. I was happy to turn to my little stash of surplus fruits in the freezer. Secured them at a relatively inexpensive rate when there was…