Friday, 13 April 2018

Cashew coconut cream pasta

I have always wanted to try my hand at a cashew cream sauce. I figured no better time than the present since this month is all about recipes that are vegan and vegetarian. This pasta was really hearty and flavorful. A new favorite way to sue cashews.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Maple BBQ cauliflower nuggets

I guess I’m the last one to truly get on the cauliflower train. This is the first time I have purchased cauliflower since 2015 when I made a gratin and some fried cauliflower and broccoli bites. I absolutely adore this recipe. It is one that many meat eaters would approve of, most probably wouldn’t even know they were eating cauliflower. My mother made a food network version last month and could not stop talking about how good it was. So, I decided to add it to the list.

Friday, 6 April 2018

Pistachio Pesto potato salad

Many are the ways a potato salad can be made. Like seriously, there are just too many options when it comes to potatoes. After all, I did dedicate a month of recipes to these spuds a few years back. And I can still come up with even more ways to use them. This is a very herby and flavorful potato salad. Anyone who loves chives and pistachios will adore this. And its vegan!

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Jamaican Green banana porridge


Jamaicans consume a lot of porridge. Peanut, hominy, cornmeal, plantain, rice, oatmeal, cream of wheat, green banana, bulgur, you name it. If a porridge can be made from it, we make it. My favorite ones are hominy, plantain and oatmeal. Today I try my hand at green banana.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Lobster Pot Pie

"Something Smells Fishy"

Another lobster recipe? I know what you must be thinking. So far this month I’ve been on a shell fish run. I have cooked mussels, lobster, shrimp and conch. You must be wondering where is the fish? I had three more lobster tails and I’ve been meaning to make a pot pie for weeks. So, if your not into shell fish look out for the next two posts to finish off March. If you are a lobster lover, then this one is for you.

Monday, 26 March 2018

Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Festival


If you are a Jamaican who grew up with a grandparent at any point in your life, you have had some experience with coffee. My great grandmother is the culprit in this case. Feeding my mother’s three infants with tuff crackers soaked in black coffee, and please believe it was not decaf. She is the reason I adore coffee so much, and also the reason my younger brother hates it. I was most excited to hear that Jamaica (Home of the best coffee in the world) Was finally having a coffee festival to showcase Blue Mountain coffee in all its glory.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Coconut Shrimp

"Something Smells Fishy"

This is my sisters favorite dish. Actually, let me take that back, this was my sisters favorite dish before she suddenly developed an allergic reaction to shrimp in her 20’s. After years of sampling coconut shrimp from every single restaurant we have ever been to that sells it, her heart sinks because she can no longer eat it. She was indeed the coconut shrimp queen. This post is in dedication to her former self, I pray she does not suddenly develop allergies to lobster, because then she would really be devastated.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Sweet chili garlic lobster pops

"Something Smells Fishy"

This is a pretty great way to cook lobster. garlic, sweet, and spicy, are a match made in foodie heaven. And for anyone who loves lobster, this is a really easy way to make it in the kitchen not requiring a grill or any fancy equipment. Not to mention turning it into a “pop” will make it the star of your next party.

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Foil roast curry conch with pumpkin and okra

"Something Smells Fishy"

This was a simple and easy dish. I only had to get one pot dirty, and in all fairness if I didn’t use any curry powder, I wouldn’t have made a mess of any pots at all. Seasoned conch, tossed with pumpkin, okra and spices wrapped in foil and cooked until tender.

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Steamed mussels in a garlic tomato wine sauce

"Something Smells Fishy"

This was a recipe I made a while back for my insta stories and decided I would remake it for the blog. If it were up to me my seafood month would have nothing more than fish and shrimp recipes. But because I know there is so much more under the sea, I try my best to produce recipes that contain all types of distinct species. So, to kick off March, we start with some mussels.