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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Cooking With Chef Sian: Cutting It Up

A Dicey Matter If you have ever seen a recipe and wondered, what the difference was between chopped and diced you should read this. The way you cut your foods before final preparation not only affects the final appearance of the dish. It can also have a great deal of impact on quantities used and the finished flavor of your dish. The smaller your cut the more  your vessel holds.  Tastefull Speaking As an inexperienced cook, one of the thing I used to wonder is, does it matter how I chop it as long as I use the right amount?  Well, imagine biting into  something like the conch salad pictured below… Read More

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Fried Chicken, 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. There is only one difference between this  Oatmeal-Banana Muffin recipe and the banana bread recipe published inside my cookbook, Nyammings. For this recipe I have substituted oat flour for most of the all-purpose flour in the original recipe. Because I was unsure if the oat flour would hold up to slicing so I used 1/4 cup… Read More

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spice bun with avocado and cheese

Jamaican Spice Bun Recipe

Any self-respecting Jamaican will tell you that Easter is not complete without a Jamaican Spice Bun in the house. I’ve known more than a couple ital loving Rasta who made an exception for a bite of bun.  Not to be confused with the other bun (a Jamaican synonym for cheating on your mate) this tasty addictive bun is a sweet dense spice cake flavored with baking spices, candied fruits and brown sugar. The Spice Bun recipe below calls for using Dragon Stout. If you cannot locate Dragon Stout where you live an original Guinness stout makes a good substitute.  

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