Island style Curry Pork Recipe.

Curry wasn’t cooked often in our home when we were growing up (dad was not a fan of curry), especially pork. Mom’s go-to recipe when it came to pork was either stewed (stewed pork recipe) or roasted in the oven. When I moved to Canada and started living with my aunt (mentioned her in my cookbook), […]

Island style Curry Pork Recipe. Island style Curry Pork Recipe.

How To Make A Quick Beef Stir Fry (gluten free).

This recipe takes me back to a time when I was in my early teens and I’d go to watch movies on the weekend in San Fernando (Trinidad) with my bother and our dad. There was a Chinese restaurant on Mucurapo Street where we’d usually end up as I’ve had a weakness for Chinese food […]

How To Make A Quick Beef Stir Fry (gluten free). How To Make A Quick Beef Stir Fry (gluten free).

Grilled Spicy Mango Chicken Wings.

As mentioned in the video for this recipe (see below) I had a serous craving for buffalo style chicken wings and with the mango habanero chicken wings we had a few weeks back at Buffalo Wild Wings still on my mind – I had to do my version. The actual spicy mango sauce can be used […]

Grilled Spicy Mango Chicken Wings. Grilled Spicy Mango Chicken Wings.
The Ultimate Garlic Shrimp Recipe.

The Ultimate Garlic Shrimp Recipe.

21 October 2014

In the Caribbean we have an abundance of wonderful seafood in our waters, including some of the most tasty shrimp you’ll ever enjoy. Sadly, I don’t recall this dish ever being made by mom or as a matter of fact.. I had never seen it done on the islands when we were growing up. However […]

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A Classic Tomato Salad With Heirloom Tomatoes (Vegetarian & Gluten Free)

A Classic Tomato Salad With Heirloom Tomatoes (Vegetarian & Gluten Free)

16 October 2014

Where did the taste, flavor and scent of tomatoes go? As a kid on the islands I remember helping mom and dad in the garden, which meant getting between the tomato bushes during harvest time to pick those lovely beauties off the tree (yes, I’ve had a love affair with tomatoes since as early as […]

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Refreshing Tamarind Juice.

Refreshing Tamarind Juice.

14 October 2014

As a child of the Caribbean, fruit juices was my thing. We always had a jug of passion fruit, sour sop, barbadine, freshly squeezed orange or other citrus fruit juices in our fridge. Since I don’t do the sugar thing any longer…but oh how I crave those juices I grew up on. I still have a weakness […]

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The Ultimate Grilled Stuffed Peppers.

The Ultimate Grilled Stuffed Peppers.

07 October 2014

This past summer our annual Month Of Grilling was a huge success with fans around the world.  One of the featured recipes this year was the grilled stuffed peppers, where I played around with some classic “Caribbean” ingredients to achieve what I believe is a delightful way to do stuffed peppers. Though this recipe was done on […]

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Island style Curry Pork Recipe.

Island style Curry Pork Recipe.

02 October 2014

Curry wasn’t cooked often in our home when we were growing up (dad was not a fan of curry), especially pork. Mom’s go-to recipe when it came to pork was either stewed (stewed pork recipe) or roasted in the oven. When I moved to Canada and started living with my aunt (mentioned her in my cookbook), […]

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Stir Fry Pak Choi That’s Vegetarian, Gluten Free And Delicious.

Stir Fry Pak Choi That’s Vegetarian, Gluten Free And Delicious.

29 September 2014

I’ve noticed the past few months that there’s been an incredible amount of requests for more vegetarian and gluten free type recipes. As you may or may not know, a vast majority of the food we cook in the Caribbean are naturally gluten free and with the abundance of fresh vegetables, we’ve mastered vegetarian cooking […]

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Traditional Caribbean Chicken Foot Soup Recipe.

Traditional Caribbean Chicken Foot Soup Recipe.

26 September 2014

It’s one of those soups you really have to try before passing judgement. Like so many traditional dishes from the Caribbean (and globally), you’ll find people will be cautious and at times have negative comments, even though they fail to give it a try. You’ll notice that in the Caribbean we tend to use most of […]

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How To Make A Quick Beef Stir Fry (gluten free).

How To Make A Quick Beef Stir Fry (gluten free).

15 September 2014

This recipe takes me back to a time when I was in my early teens and I’d go to watch movies on the weekend in San Fernando (Trinidad) with my bother and our dad. There was a Chinese restaurant on Mucurapo Street where we’d usually end up as I’ve had a weakness for Chinese food […]

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Jamaican Callaloo With Shrimp.

Jamaican Callaloo With Shrimp.

12 September 2014

As I’ve discussed in my Cookbook, there’s much debate in the Caribbean when it comes to callaloo. In the southern Caribbean it’s a delicious soup-like dish made with young dasheen bush leaves, flavored with crabs (for the most part) and simmered in coconut milk. However in Jamaica, callaloo is the bush or plant (amaranth) which is […]

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Cooking Collard Greens The Caribbean Way.

Cooking Collard Greens The Caribbean Way.

06 September 2014

Collard Green or collards is not native to the Caribbean, so it’s not something we would refer to as being traditional. However, with our love for dasheen bush, spinach, Jamaican callaloo (chorai), Bok Choi and just about every other green there is, it’s natural that collards will find a loving home in my kitchen. If I […]

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Vegetarian Cauliflower With Chickpeas Curry Recipe.

Vegetarian Cauliflower With Chickpeas Curry Recipe.

24 August 2014

If you’re looking for a way to add a wicked punch of flavor to boring cauliflower, look no further. Along with the wonderful flavors of a good Caribbean style curry, this recipe is also vegetarian and can be done gluten  free (check your curry powder to ensure there’s no gluten-flour additive in it). Based on […]

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Zesty Garlic Flavored Avocado Yogurt Dip.

Zesty Garlic Flavored Avocado Yogurt Dip.

17 August 2014

As I’ve indicated in the past, I’m addicted to avocados or zabouca and/or pear as it’s also known in the Caribbean. However the variety of avocado grown in the Caribbean is much different than the ones you’d get from California, Mexico and other Central American countries. Ours are much bigger, different texture (less creamy and more cheese […]

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Taro With Stewed Saltfish Caribbean Comfort Food.

Taro With Stewed Saltfish Caribbean Comfort Food.

12 August 2014

After seeing the price of dasheen at the market, I opted for the much cheaper taro as I had a craving for what we call ground provisions, in the Caribbean. Dasheen, yams, eddoes, sweet potato and cassava all fall under the ‘ground provisions’ umbrella – also known as ‘food’ in Jamaica. The taro is very similar […]

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The Ultimate Curry Oxtail Recipe.

The Ultimate Curry Oxtail Recipe.

08 August 2014

Looks interesting, but I’ve never heard of ‘Curry Oxtails’… a comment left after I posted a pic of this “Ultimate Curry Oxtails” on the facebook fan page earlier today.  With the natural toughness and sort of gamy finish of oxtails, it would be a natural fit for cooking in a rich curry sauce. The bones will […]

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Vegetarian Stir Fry Bodi (yard beans) With Cashews.

Vegetarian Stir Fry Bodi (yard beans) With Cashews.

05 August 2014

As a young fella on the islands, my brother and I usually helped mom with the kitchen garden after school and on the weekends. I enjoyed seeing plants go from seeds to actually bearing fruit and harvest time was usually my favorite. Picking bodi (yard beans) off the bush (grows on a vine-like bush) was like a […]

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Grilled Spicy Mango Chicken Wings.

Grilled Spicy Mango Chicken Wings.

27 July 2014

As mentioned in the video for this recipe (see below) I had a serous craving for buffalo style chicken wings and with the mango habanero chicken wings we had a few weeks back at Buffalo Wild Wings still on my mind – I had to do my version. The actual spicy mango sauce can be used […]

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How To Make Rum And Raisin Ice Cream.

How To Make Rum And Raisin Ice Cream.

22 July 2014

Whenever we would have relatives come over for the classic Caribbean Sunday lunch, our dad would always dust out his old crank-ice cream pail and all US kids knew we were in for a delightful treat. I’m yet to find an ice cream which even comes close to Joe’s creamy coconut ice cream. Funny how […]

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Classic Caribbean Banana Punch (banana smoothie).

Classic Caribbean Banana Punch (banana smoothie).

18 July 2014

What’s a month of grilling without a refreshing dessert in a glass? There’s no better way to start (or finish) the day on those hot summer days, than a refreshing glass of banana punch. I guess for most people outside the Caribbean this would be called a ‘shake’ or smoothie, but as with all thick […]

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