Classic Geera Pork (Spicy Cumin Pork).

The original version of this recipe, along with a Chicken rendition were shared a few years back, but with increased requests from fans on Instagram I thought I'd share a slightly different method of cooking this spicy dish we adore in Trinidad and Tobago. Geera as we've discussed in previous recipes is simply the word we use when referring to Cumin.. and to be quite honest, I'm NOT a huge fan of this spice. While this version (like the traditional way) is very spicy, you can certainly cut back on the amount of pepper you use so don't be scared off.

Classic Geera Pork (Spicy Cumin Pork). Classic Geera Pork (Spicy Cumin Pork).

Simple Oven Roasted Turkey Breast.

Since I'm not a huge fan of turkey, the past few years I've been focusing more on just the turkey breast when we do Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. My daughters are not huge fans of the bird either but it's part of their Canadian culture, so rather than doing an entire bird and having too much leftovers to know what to do with.. we usually make a single turkey breast. After posting pics of this on Instagram, I was flooded with requests from people who are in the same situation.

Simple Oven Roasted Turkey Breast. Simple Oven Roasted Turkey Breast.

The Ultimate Plantain Frittata.

With all the requests I've been getting for more breakfast / brunch type recipes, I thought I'd share a classic Plantain Frittata with you. While not something you'd traditionally see in the Caribbean, I came up with this recipe a few years ago when I had friends visiting for the weekend. The idea behind this frittata was to include 3 things we're passionate about (ingredients) in the Caribbean... Salted Cod, Fresh Herbs and Ripe Plantains. You can be as creative as you want in your version.

The Ultimate Plantain Frittata. The Ultimate Plantain Frittata.
Simple Recipe For Tasty Salmon In The Oven.

Simple Recipe For Tasty Salmon In The Oven.

27 December 2014

Island life is closely connected to the ocean as well as the land on so many levels. Like the fresh herbs,vegetables and fruits we're blessed with, the Caribbean Sea is packed with some the most delicious fish and seafood known to man. However when it comes to Salmon, it was more of a Good Friday dish and usually the salmon came in the form of a can (or "tin salmon" as it's known). But if you've ever had stewed or curry salmon (yes the same stuff from the can) done the Caribbean way.. lets just say you'll be amazed! Living in North America means fresh salmon is readily available in most supermarkets, so this is one of my go-to recipes when Tehya (shes the only one who really deals with the fish and seafood) and I get a hankering for baked salmon.

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Simple Guyanese Pepperpot Recipe.

Simple Guyanese Pepperpot Recipe.

17 December 2014

When you hear a Guyanese person speak about Christmas the conversation always heads in the direction of Pepperpot. You have to love the passionate manner in which my fellow Caribbean people speak about this lovely meat stew most Guyanese serve on Christmas morning with a thick slice of their traditional plait bread. The tender pieces of meat falling of the bones and the rich gravy.... oh that rich gravy! You'd rip a piece of the bread and dunk in into that lovely gravy, spiced with cinnamon, herbs and cassareep (a thick molasses like reduction made from cassava). Other that what goes into making the pepperpot, patience is key... low and slow and you'll be rewarded.

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Sorrel Cranberry Rum Punch Recipe.

Sorrel Cranberry Rum Punch Recipe.

11 December 2014

Bring drinks! The holiday season in the Caribbean is all about music, food, family and drinks. Not in that order but you get the picture - fun and merriment! As a kid I looked forward to a chilled glass of sorrel, made from the fresh harvested petals of the Hibiscus sabdariffa plant which we usually had planted in our kitchen garden. Living in North America means that sourcing fresh sorrel is almost impossible and when you can, it's insanely expensive. However we're very lucky in Southern Ontario to have well stocked stores with the dried sorrel petals. Personally I much prefer using the dried stuff now.

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Festive Saltfish Buljol Recipe.

Festive Saltfish Buljol Recipe.

09 December 2014

This being the holiday season I thought I'd take a classic recipe for making saltfish buljol and put a little festive spin on it, to serve at your holiday party or to take with you as you visit family this holiday season. We'll follow the same basic rules of making traditional saltfish buljol (basically a fish salad) and add a few other ingredients to help balance and brighten up the overall flavors of this classic dish. You'll notice that I did post this under the gluten free recipe section, but do keep in mind hat you'll need a gluten free bread or cracker to serve these on, to meet with your complete gluten free dietary needs.

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Perfect Gifts For The Foodie On Your Holiday Shopping List (2014 edition).

Perfect Gifts For The Foodie On Your Holiday Shopping List (2014 edition).

08 December 2014

If you're struggling to find the perfect gift this holiday season for the person on your shopping list who you would consider a "foodie", I've got you covered. Usually I'm lucky if I get a Christmas card on Christmas morning... (Santa always hating on a brother). Even as a kid I was much happier with a slice of black cake and a tall glass of sorrel, counting down the hours to what mom was preparing in the kitchen for the day. For my holiday shopping list this year, I'll go though some of the things I added to my kitchen and knowledge over the last 365 days, which I feel would make excellent gifts.

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The Ultimate Coconut Rice Recipe (gluten free and vegetarian).

The Ultimate Coconut Rice Recipe (gluten free and vegetarian).

26 November 2014

I was recently challenged to put together a coconut rice recipe, however the recipe must be foolproof. According to the person who emailed me, they have a difficult time cooking rice as it usually ends up a messy mush in the pot or under-cooked. They were looking for perfectly cooked coconut rice, grainy in texture and rich in Caribbean coconut flavors. Being a rice dish I thought it would be a good time to also have it appeal to vegetarians and friends on a gluten free diet at the same time.

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Amazing BBQ Ribs In The Oven (recipe).

Amazing BBQ Ribs In The Oven (recipe).

20 November 2014

Every July I go in search of smoke, fire and flavors with our annual month of grilling. And in doing so I usually get a number of emails from people without a grill/bbq pit who are in search of that sticky goodness you get with grilled meats. Here's my take on doing bbq pork ribs during those cold winter months, in the oven. Remember if you're doing this recipe gluten free, you will have to use your favorite gluten free bbq sauce for the finishing touches near the end.

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Curry Conch Recipe (conch curry).

Curry Conch Recipe (conch curry).

16 November 2014

This recipe takes me back to my childhood days when my brother and I would go scavenging for conch (small and large black snails) in the rivers and ravines surrounding our small village. So to be clear, these are not the ocean conch that's turned into salads, soups and stews, especially in the Bahamas. It was like a treasure hunt for us, looking between roots, rocks and all the debris in the water to find these. Good Times!

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Jerk Chicken Fried Rice.

Jerk Chicken Fried Rice.

05 November 2014

Having leftover rice is quite normal in our home as I purposely make extra and store it in the fridge for making quick and tasty fried rice dishes. However when it comes to having 'extra' jerk chicken.. let's just say that we're true carnivores! With our girls off in college, sometimes I tend to forget and end up cooking the same amounts as if they were still living at home. Thus the extra jerk chicken in this case.

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The Ultimate Boiled Corn (Corn On The Cob) Recipe.

The Ultimate Boiled Corn (Corn On The Cob) Recipe.

01 November 2014

One of the fondest memories I have growing up on the islands was corn season. We always had a small patch of corn planted among the pigeon peas at the back of our home, so come harvest time, we'd indulge is some of the sweetest corn one could imagine.

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