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My favorites

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My favorites
Arroz con Gandules - Rice with Green Pigeon Peas

Arroz con Gandules - Rice with Green Pigeon Peas

My mom cooks it but does it very differently. I wanted to learn this version and try it myself. The other day I was watching Navidad Utilisima which was the Christmas special for the Spanish-Language television channel Utilisima
Dining with the Doc: Agua Fresca

Dining with the Doc: Agua Fresca

  But after a long, hot day of enjoying all that the city has to offer, I often find myself craving a refreshing, ice cold drink to quench my thirst
AVOCADO in a SALAD

AVOCADO in a SALAD

Avocado is that creamy fruit that can satisfy even the pickiest eater. Here are some comparisons in calories and dietary values between avocado and creamy dressing that will maybe make say hmmmmm
Rice and Beans

Rice and Beans

This is a very simple but absolutely delicious way of preparing rice. This dish is very popular in the Caribbean and traditional in many of the islands where it is prepared in an endless variety of ways
Exotic Rice and Beans with Coconut Milk

Exotic Rice and Beans with Coconut Milk

Remember your Caribbean vacation. Jamaica and other Caribbean islands prepare rice and beans with a delicious added secret
Rum Ice Cream with Candied Pecans

Rum Ice Cream with Candied Pecans

When we tasted it in the store, my very first thought was "I've got to cook something with this. I've got a recipe for ice cream without eggs (based on one I found in the New York Times several years ago) that is incredibly smooth and creamy, and I knew that this was the perfect vehicle for our rum
Caribbean Lime Coolers

Caribbean Lime Coolers

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. In large bowl, stir cookie mix, coconut, lime peel, lime juice, butter and egg until soft dough forms
Caribbean Jerk Burgers

Caribbean Jerk Burgers

Combine dressing, mayonnaise, and seasoning. Set aside. Place frozen burgers on baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes
A Souper Vacation!

A Souper Vacation!

Tonight, we'll do the Southwest Chili version with a side of a few baked tortilla chips, and for the weekend, my favorite, Thai Shrimp Soup, with a half of an apple on the side
Island Pork Tenderloin Salad with Coconut Bread

Island Pork Tenderloin Salad with Coconut Bread

 Even though I haven't lived there in almost forty years,  I am still a Florida gal at heart, with the nearby Caribbean island music wafting in my head and island flavors nearly dancing on my tongue

Cocoa Tea A Raw Food Recipe Worth Remembering

I love creating raw food recipes that remind me of my rich Caribbean culture. I tried my best to replicate this comforting breakfast island favorite and I did a good job
Caribbean Jerk Salmon Bowls

Caribbean Jerk Salmon Bowls

  My how I've missed you. It's officially Spring, Ya'll.   March 20, 2013 is the very first day of spring

Belizean Fish Serre for #WeekdaySupper

My only complaint was that we just didn’t have enough time. Back to my recipe. Two weeks ago we were standing in the middle of the Belizean Jungle
Goat Stew with Orzo

Goat Stew with Orzo

Unlike my family and I, who continuously struggle to make the cooked goat flavorful and tender, Grandma Bille has mastered it
Jerk Chicken

Jerk Chicken

Hailing from Africa and further spiced-up in Jamaica, Jerk Chicken has become a street-side favorite in the Caribbean

Black Beans Soup, a Cuban-Inspired Recipe

During my holidays in Cuba I had the opportunity to eat frijoles negros almost every day. The recipe I’m presenting here is my personal Cuban inspired version
Jerk Chicken Salad

Jerk Chicken Salad

We have started our 1st day of 5 Days of Dinner Salads. They will be slightly interrupted by a few other events but will be coming to you over the next week
Coconut Encrusted Scallops with Banana Colada Sauce - YUM!

Coconut Encrusted Scallops with Banana Colada Sauce - YUM!

  So my mind starting wondering what I could do and I decided to head over to Bob's Seafood to get some of their heavenly fresh Wild Alaskan Dry Scallops to concoct some sort of scallop dish that reminded  me of the Caribbean