Monthly Archives: April 2020

Jamaican Dinner

How many of you plan to make a trip to Jamaica? The beautiful beaches, exploring the culture, and trying out their tasty cuisine. I do have that on my bucket list as one of the places for me to visit. Being that the weather was sunny and breezy it was the perfect day for a Jamaican meal. As you can tell I was feeling “Irie” today…lol. My dinner today was incredibly delicious and an island staple in Jamaica. Here’s what I had on the menu Jerk Chicken, Rice with Kidney Beans, Coleslaw, and Jamaican fried dumplings. You guys I have to let you know this dinner was very tasty. I do plan on making this recipe again. Next time, I’m making this dinner I’ll add plantains for the real Caribbean vibe.

Rice with Kidney Beans, Jerk Chicken, Coleslaw, and Jamaican fried dumplings


Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower

I’m pretty sure when the year started everyone has a New Years Resolution goal of eating healthy. Going out to the gym or as of now working out at home. Eating healthy is a vital part of staying fit and at the same time, you enjoy your food. I have a Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower recipe that can go well with any meal. This recipe is very simple to follow and extra tasty. I know you’re going to love it! 

Ingredients

 Head of Broccoli

 Head of Cauliflower

 Olive Oil (drizzle)

1 tsp of  Italian Seasoning

1 tsp of Steak Seasoning 

 Salt and Black Pepper (to taste) a pinch

Directions 

  1. Wash and cut vegetables into florets (remove the stem).
  2. Place them on a long baking tray with a drizzle of olive oil.
  3. Add the Italian and Steak seasoning to help give the flavor of the vegetables. After that add salt and pepper for taste.
  4. Mix everything together let the vegetables incorporate with the olive oil and seasoning.
  5. Preheat oven at 350 degrees and if you have a button that says Roasted you can use that button. If not, then the Bake button should work as well.
  6. During this time while the vegetables are in the oven you are looking for them to turn light brown. MAKE SURE TO KEEP AN EYE!
  7. After they are done take them out of the oven and allow them to cool for a few minutes. You can add grated Parmesan cheese on top (optional).

Makes: 10 minutes

Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower

Easter Weekend Dinner

This past weekend I spent some time with my family and we watched movies. It was very comforting being with them and catching up. For Easter, the dinner I’m about to post includes a creamy potato salad, Caribbean fried rice, and homemade fried chicken. I enjoyed every bit of this meal. Usually for an Easter meal I would cook a baked salmon with an herb and butter rice, but I wanted to something different. I hope you all had a wonderful Easter and keep strong when times are tough.

Clockwise: Caribbean fried rice, Potato salad, and Homemade fried chicken

A Taste of My Culture

I would like to take your taste buds on a journey with me throughout my blog posts in the future. This journey started between 1845-1917 when British Colonialists visited India and had promised better job opportunities for the Indians. About over 140,000 Indians came to the island of Trinidad bringing a whole new culture. When the Indians arrived in Trinidad they worked in the sugarcane fields as a way to survive. Being that they settled in Trinidad the spices were created differently. The Trinidad curry has more of a Caribbean style. Which consists of other spices that include coriander, turmeric, cumin, and fenugreek. Trinidad curry spice is used in a variety of West Indian dishes like meats, vegetables, and seafood. When using this spice it comes with a bursting of flavors in a unique way. The authentic Indian food has more aromatic spices such as tikka and tandoori masalas. Also, when the spices were substituted from traditional spices gradually the cooking techniques have changed.

For me, I enjoy both West Indian and authentic Indian cuisines. In the future of my blog I will include recipes that I grew up eating. I love both cooking styles and the food is amazingly delicious! Best part about my culture is knowing two cuisines.

Trinidad and India