rice and black bean salad w stew chicken

Rice & Black Bean Salad Recipe

It always surprises me how much children, even young ones enjoy this Rice and Black Bean Salad. I suspect that the bright colors has something to do with it. My own variation on the very popular Spanish dish, frijoles negro y arroz. The recipe came about when I had leftovers from a catered event and needed to use it lest it perish. This super easy to make dish is a festive addition to any party. Or a flavorful side dish for dinner at home. Combine cooked rice with canned black beans and fresh-cut veggies and herbs and you’re done. The different textures and flavors of uncooked bell peppers, cilantro and… Read More

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Cassava Pone Recipe

The first time I made cassava pone I was on a desperate quest to find recipes from other Caribbean nations beside Jamaica. You see, I was on the verge of finishing up up first cookbook Nyammings: 88 Authentic Caribbean Recipes. My research led me to this gluten free pudding like Trinidadian/ Guyanese confection. There are a couple other Cassava pone recipes out there but this version with its short simple list of ingredients and minimal instructions caught my eye. After reviewing a few recipes online I fashioned the recipe below. The first bite of this chewy sweet coconut flavored treat was all it took to get me hooked. And I… Read More

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Mango- Cucumber Salsa

This Mango Cucumber Salsa recipe is the result of a foray into my collection of recipes and food pictures. This is most definitely one of the easiest recipe you will ever prepare. The sweetness of a ripe mango + bits of refreshing cucumber accented by sharp bites of onion and cilantro makes for  a tasty delicious summer salsa that you might be tempted to eat solo. Not a mango lover? Swap the mango for your favorite summer fruit. Peaches, pineapple and apples all make great substitutes.  Serve this light refreshingly delicious salsa with chips or as a topper for spicy grilled chicken or fish. If you intend to serve this salsa… Read More

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Fried Chicken Recipe, Jamaican Style

I can’t begin to imagine the amount of fried chicken I have prepared over the course of my career. So much so that even as I racked my brain for recipes to include in my first cookbook Nyammings: 88 Authentic Caribbean Recipes, fried chicken never even crossed my mind. Frying chicken had became automatic. Besides, fried chicken is such a common food it never occurred to me that some folks might identify a particular preparation with one culture or another.  Then. About a month after I published the book, I asked for feedback on social media and was called out my a loyal customer for not putting a fried chicken… Read More

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Oatmeal Banana Muffins Recipe

The first time I made these Oatmeal banana muffins, I was simply looking to bake a healthy sweet treat for a diabetic friend. 1 bite of  sweet, moist, flavor filled goodies and I knew I had a winner. When they tasted even better the next day I knew I needed to write a recipe.   Oatmeal Banana Muffins Recipe Save Recipe Print Recipe My Recipes My Lists My Calendar INGREDIENTS3 lg. eggs1 tsp salt1 tsp cinnamon1 tsp nutmeg1 tsp grated orange peel3 overripe bananas3 oz.vegetable oil or 4 oz. butter3/4 C. sugar1½ C. oat flour¼ C. flour2 tsp baking powder1 tsp cornmealINSTRUCTIONSPreheat oven to 350°Combine eggs, sugar, bananas and spices… Read More

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