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Category posts: Appetizers

Spicy Lentil Soup! V+GF

Our of all the beans and peas lentils is definitely my favorite hands down. Growing up, my mum used to cook this for us at least once a week. Made with a combo of vegetables, and cooked down until nice and thick. I always stole a bowl before anyone else got to it. And once there was leftovers I always added some water and made soup.

Pesto Chicken Meatballs

I must say, out of all the plants and herbs we grow, basil has to be the easiest and the one that grows the most. It feels like almost every week there’s tons of basil on the counter and there’s just so much basil you can eat in one week. So what’s a girl to do?!?!? Make Pesto!!!

Crazy for CooCoo

One of those dishes that has fond memories for me is CooCoo, Callalloo and Stewed Fish. Growing up with my grandmother, this was something that we ate at least once a week without fail. There’s just something about the creaminess of the corn, with the ochroes drowned in calalloo and topped with a piece of king fish that has been fired and stewed down in tomatoes and onions. Sighhhhh…..oh the memories.

Making Over The Old PB&J

I know I’ve said this before but I have many favorite foods, and among those favorites Peanut Butter and Jelly is right there at the top. There’s just something about the nuttiness of the peanuts and the sweet fruitiness of the jam that calls to me on so many levels.

Pholourie

Pholourie is one of those dishes that holds very fond memories for me.

As a child, after school mum would take us to the Savannah and we’d each get a bag of about 8 – 10 of these delicious split peas fried dough balls, with a little bag of mango chutney to dip them in. It’s such a simple thing, but so delicious that it was one of those recipes that I just had to recreate.

This recipe is so easy and simple, that you can mix the dry ingredients, leave them in a bag or container and just add the wet ingredients and its ready to use.

Salt Fish Accra

One of my favorite caribbean treats is Salt Fish Accra. Made with seasonings, salted cod, deep fried and served with mango or tamarind these fritters are deliciousness in every bite. Everyone in my family loves it, but of course, it’s made with flour and deep fried in vegetable oil, everything that I’m not supposed to eat. So it has been a quest of mine to recreate this recipe, just like so many others, so that I can enjoy all my faves in a healthy and allergy friendly way.

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