POLENTA (TURNED CORNMEAL) WITH TWIST

Got a little excited. And, when I do, culinary storms are liable to develop. First, it started out with my fresh, nutritious, and satiating coconut. It was a good one; full of creamy goodness. It brought back island (Jamaican) memories. Decided to use a portion of nature’s milk in a polenta (turned cornmeal) dish. AsContinue reading “POLENTA (TURNED CORNMEAL) WITH TWIST”

BEEF BONE SOUP TO STICK TO THE RIBS

It was beef all the way. It has been a long time since I’ve gone down this road. Got me a few pieces of beef bones and decided to make a pot of the mouth-watering and nutritious soup. Beef soup was loaded with pureed pumpkin that provided a rich and beautiful hue to my brew.Continue reading “BEEF BONE SOUP TO STICK TO THE RIBS”

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.Continue reading “JERK/APPLE ROASTED CHICKEN WITH ASSORTED VEGGIES”

A SIDE I COULDN’T RESIST #ROASTED PUMPKIN/SWEET POTATOES

For the fall, this dish has become one of my absolute favorites. I’ve traveled this fork of the road before and I liked same. Maybe, it’s the sweet/tart tastes along with the warm spices of ginger and cinnamon and the contrasting salty flavor of the bits of feta cheese. Guys, I’m harping about my roastedContinue reading “A SIDE I COULDN’T RESIST #ROASTED PUMPKIN/SWEET POTATOES”

ROASTED PUMPKIN/SWEET POTATO WITH FETA CHEESE

Roasted pumpkin and sweet potato are staples and huge¬† favorites on the table on Thanksgiving. Decided to pair both. On a baking sheet, sliced pumpkin and sweet potato were drizzled with olive oil and then sprinkled with a pinch of salt, and cinnamon. Root vegetables were roasted in a preheated 420 degree oven for approximatelyContinue reading “ROASTED PUMPKIN/SWEET POTATO WITH FETA CHEESE”

ROASTED CARROT/PUMPKIN/SWEET POTATO SOUP BY THE WATER’S EDGE

What a difference a day makes! Once again, we here in South Florida, U.S.A. have been blessed with a snippet of Fall. I woke up to the trees doing their signature dance as the blustery winds took hold of their branches. I was also fortunate to behold the trees ridding themselves of a few weakenedContinue reading “ROASTED CARROT/PUMPKIN/SWEET POTATO SOUP BY THE WATER’S EDGE”

PUMPKIN/CARROT LOAF WITH A HINT OF BRANDY

It was quite a treat to use up one of autumn’s favorite foods. I did so in the form of a pumpkin and carrot loaf. During the fall months, I like to have on hand a package or two of frozen pumpkins. These are handy for pancakes, waffles, cupcakes and soups. Today I decided toContinue reading “PUMPKIN/CARROT LOAF WITH A HINT OF BRANDY”

SHRIMP IN A CURRY/COCONUT SAUCE

Supper was a rather quick and easy affair. It’s so convenient when all the ingredients and culinary ‘players’ are at your finger tips. I allowed the stored coconut milk to jump-start my curry/coconut sauce. Milk was simmered on low heat for a few minutes with a sprinkle of curry powder. Sauce was then seasoned withContinue reading “SHRIMP IN A CURRY/COCONUT SAUCE”

THE DANCES OF THE TREES SENT ME COOKING #CHICKEN/PUMPKIN SOUP

Mother Nature has a way of reminding us that it’s time to make that switch. She does so by orchestrating the beautiful trees within our midst. As they sway and perform their dances, we know it’s that time of year; a time when the air is dry and a little crispy. For me, it’s theContinue reading “THE DANCES OF THE TREES SENT ME COOKING #CHICKEN/PUMPKIN SOUP”