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Plantain (or Moko) Baked In Orange Juice (recipe)

Plantain (or Moko) Baked In Orange Juice (recipe)

Mom first made this recipe last year and it was a hit! Plantain is rarely showcased this formally on dinner tables and it really is a shame. In this case, lengths of ripe plantain are oven-baked with orange juice and zest. The result is creamy, […]

Butternut Squash Bisque (recipe)

Butternut Squash Bisque (recipe)

I’m a huge fan of soups, especially thick creamy soups, so this butternut squash bisque was right up my alley. It’s sweet and savoury, all in one, and so so smooth. As with most soups I find that slow cooking the vegetable components until they […]

Braised Pumpkin and Potatoes (recipe)

Braised Pumpkin and Potatoes (recipe)

I’m always looking for interesting and creative side dishes. The kind that can be used both formally and informally. This recipe fit the bill. Warm creamy potatoes and sweet pumpkin slices combine to create an unexpected comfort food vibe, while the vibrant notes of fresh […]

Calypso Rice (recipe)

Calypso Rice (recipe)

This concoction came up on a whim. I’m always looking for ways to invent and reinvent rice-based side dishes. Sauteed garlic, scotch bonnet peppers and sweet peppers create a hot and savoury medley. The piece de resistance however is the inclusion of fresh thyme which […]

Sarina’s Spicy Ochro/Okra Melee (recipe)

Sarina’s Spicy Ochro/Okra Melee (recipe)

When I heard that this month’s theme of Meeta’s Monthly Mingle was “Earth Food” I smiled. You see, I have been interested in the preservation of the environment from a very young age. Where I got this passion for conservation I’m not quite sure, but […]

Afghani Fried Brown Rice (recipe)

This colorful and aromatic form of fried rice makes an exciting alternative to plain rice or Asian fried rices. The addition of ras-al-hanout makes it highly aromatic, and caramelized onion slices add just the right hint of sweetness. There’s nothing like having access to fresh […]

Sarina’s Vegetarian Potstickers (recipe)

Sarina’s Vegetarian Potstickers (recipe)

It’s been several months since I’ve taken part in a “Waiter There’s Something in my…” challenge. So, it was with great excitement that I saw that this month’s theme was dumplings. Who doesn’t love dumplings?!? And I have tons of variations on the theme!… Then […]

Green Rice (recipe)

Green Rice (recipe)

This recipe was the first one that my mother decided to try from my copy of The Good Home Cookbook: More Than 1000 Classic American Recipes. Since then she’s made it at least twice a month and I never tire of it. Smoky, spicy, and […]

Bagna Romano (recipe)

Bagna Romano (recipe)

My anchovy fixation continues and everyone in my home is loving it! This recipe for Bagna Romano couldn’t be any simpler. Pasta, anchovies, garlic and cheese. That’s it! The pasta is so delicious it is a meal in itself! From: Cooking with Three Ingredients: Flavorful […]

Cauliflower au Gratin (recipe)

Cauliflower au Gratin (recipe)

Cheesy and tangy, this is a rich, buttery ,and all-so-easy, way to enjoy your vegetables 😀