Give thanks with yummy recipes

Give thanks with yummy recipes

Treat yourself and your loved ones to a recipe from Love of Yum this holiday season.

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Mashed Sweet Potato (Soufflé)

Mashed Sweet Potato (Soufflé)

Yes! I love sweet potatoes! And this fast easy recipe will light up your taste buds because of the delicious buttery goodness. You can make this vegan by using vegan butter or you can not you can just use regular butter. I would use unsalted READ MORE

One-Pot Mashed Potatoes

One-Pot Mashed Potatoes

There’s nothing like a delicious side of mashed potatoes. I love mine with butter. How about you? I think the butter adds the nice texture and creaminess that we all desire when we have hot luscious mashed potatoes. I believe that yellow potatoes work well, READ MORE

Honey Ginger Roasted Carrots

Honey Ginger Roasted Carrots

These Honey Ginger Roasted Carrots are sweet, savory and delicious, an ideal side dish for holiday cooking. I always buy of a 1 pound bag of carrots when I do my grocery shopping but end up throwing them away because I forget to cook them lol. Does this ever happened to you?

This recipe is a game changer!. It has become my go to carrot recipe, a way to ensure that my carrots don’t go to waste anymore. Besides they are also becoming a popular family favorite.

Can I use rainbow carrots?

Yes! I bet you could use baby carrots, but those are machine designed carrots. And you don’t want to eat that. If you can get your hands on some organic carrots or fresh from the farmers’ market, by all means get them! But the supermarket carrots will do. 

Should I peel the carrots before cooking them? 

You can if you want, but if you wash them really well that will work too. Peeling the carrots makes them more appealing and gives the dish a “finished” appearance.

Easy Chopped Broccoli Salad

Easy Chopped Broccoli Salad

I wanted a simple broccoli salad recipe and most broccoli salads that I found had mayo, cheese and bacon. So I figured I would create a quick, easy broccoli salad to my taste. I always have ACV (apple cider vinegar with the mother) without mayo, READ MORE

Jamaican Salt Fish (Bacalao)

Jamaican Salt Fish (Bacalao)

Jamaican salt fish (Bacalao), rice, fried plantains with avocado! Say that 10 x’s fast. This dish is delicious and flavorful with simple ingredients. Apart from the salted cod needing to soak to decrease the saltiness, this meal takes about 15 minutes! The flavors are off READ MORE

Tostones (Fried Green Plantains)

Tostones (Fried Green Plantains)

I love TOSTONES!! So much so that for one whole week we made crispy Tostones and ate it with every meal! They are so tasty and CRUNCHY! Oh my goodness! I once made them for a dinner party of 15. I made 72 of them – and when I went to get some they were ALL GONE! 😜They are a huge hit! This one is made with a dipping sauce that my Puerto Rican sister told me about! Sooo yummy!

Is this a snack or just a side dish?

Tostones aka fried green plantains are both a snack and a side dish. As a snack, they can be served with salsa, garlic sauce or you can eat them without a sauce. Either way, if you love crunchy and salty snacks, this is the snack that everyone would enjoy.

What countries are known for Tostones?

I was amazed to know countries from the Caribbean all the way to southeast Asia eat fried green plantains. Cool, huh? As I mentioned before, my dad is from Haiti and my mom is from Jamaica. Both countries make them. In Haiti they are called bannann peze. And in Jamaica, they are fried green plantains – Jamaicans keep it simple. LOL. But whatever they are called, I know them as delicious.

How do I know which plantain to buy?

You will need the green ones not the yellow ones. Buy the ones that do not have a hint of yellow on the skin. The ones that are yellow or black are the sweet ones. (those are yummy, too). Make sure they are free of bruises and not soft.

How long should I fry It?

The first fry should be 3-4 minutes. The second time you fry the plantains, they should be fried until light, golden brown. Immediately salt after frying.

I love TOSTONES!! So much so that for one whole week we made crispy Tostones and ate it with every meal! They are so tasty and CRUNCHY! Oh my goodness! I once made them for a dinner party of 15. I made 72 of them – and when I went to get some they were ALL GONE! 😜They are a huge hit! This one is made with a dipping sauce that my Puerto Rican sister told me about! Sooo yummy!
Easy Meatballs

Easy Meatballs

Here’s a quick and easy meatball recipe for dinner any night of the week. It is loaded with rich flavors and combined with a zesty tomato sauce. Serve over your favorite Pasta. Enjoy! I really enjoy making these meatballs because they are super quick to READ MORE

Easy Guacamole

Easy Guacamole

This Easy Guacamole recipe is by far one of the easiest recipes! I love guacamole. It is refreshing and just dances all over my taste buds. I remember the first time I had it in a Mexican restaurant in Manhattan with some warm tortilla chips. READ MORE

Butter Cauliflower

Butter Cauliflower

Butter Cauliflower has quickly made it to my favorite list. The combination of spices, tomatoes, curry and butter created a delightful melody in my mouth. So if you’re vegan or trying to incorporate more veggies in your life, this one is a must! I made this dish for my mother’s 83rd birthday party and it was a hit! She LOVED it! This is my own take on this beautiful dish.

CAULIFLOWER

Some great things about this amazing vegetable:

  • High in fiber
  • Has antioxidants
  • Low carb
  • Versatile
  • Can help in weight loss
  • Keto
  • Paleo
  • Delicious! 

COCONUT MILK

It was a huge game changer when I started cooking with coconut milk. My mom is from Jamaica and she almost always added it to her rice and peas. Coconut milk makes the sauce creamy and delicious. So adding it to sauces really elevates the flavors to so many of my recipes.

Butter Cauliflower has quickly made it to my favorite list. The combination of spices, tomatoes, curry and butter created a delightful melody in my mouth.