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 READ MORE
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), 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 the charts! Hope you enjoy this one as much as I do!
This simple Salt Fish recipe is a family favorite. I grew up eating this dish at least once a month. We would have it for breakfast, lunch or dinner. In Jamaica and throughout the Caribbean it is enjoyed by many. After the cod is desalted (soaked in water to remove the excess salt), it is then torn into pieces and sautéed with onions, peppers, fresh thyme and other spices. In Spanish-speaking countries, it is known as Bacalao. This is a super quick and easy recipe.
Key Ingredients for Jamaican Salt Fish (Bacalao)
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. I was hooked forever! The creaminess of the avocados were amazing. Since that time, I now have guacamole once a month (or maybe twice or three times).
Picking the right one can be an art. I know gently getting rid of the stem can reveal a bright green color underneath and that can show if you will have a good one. Also, gently pressing on the skin can also prove to be helpful in the selection process.
HAAS VS GREEN AVOCADOS
The Haas avocados have more fat than the green ones. I love them both! With that said, Haas will give you a creamier guac. I like to combine the green avocados with the Haas sometimes. Use the ones you have on hand.
LIMES OR LEMONS
I feel that to have a more authentic guacamole, you need to use limes. For me, personally, lemons are not as rich and flavorful to enhance the guacamole. With that said, you can use lemons if you prefer.
Salt is key to a good guac. I use Kosher salt and sometimes I use pink Himalayan salt or sea salt. It just depends on what I have on hand.
Bell peppers and jalapenos add just the right taste. Once I had chili peppers minced in the guacamole. That added incredible depth and some serious heat. I felt that by using cayenne, you would be able to adjust your heat level.
Fresh chopped Cilantro leaves add another level of flavor to any guacamole. Make sure they are fresh. If the leaves are yellow, then don’t buy them.
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 READ MORE
What do you do when friends stop by and you can’t run to the store? Make some delicious, quick and easy Hummus with Tahini 🥣 – served with homemade flatbread. I try to have a can of chickpeas, limes and tahini on hand just for moments like these. This recipe is super simple and in no time you have a scrumptious appetizer.