Recipes · Snacks

Herbed Beet & Goat Cheese Spread

I have a love-hate relationship with beets. I'm always drawn to them because of their beautiful magenta hue and the fact that they're an affordable source of healthy nutrients. Then, once I start working with them in my kitchen, that love fades because that beautiful hue stains everything and they taste like dirt. That earthiness you always hear people referring… Continue reading Herbed Beet & Goat Cheese Spread

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Recipes · Sides

Pan Fried Tofu Dumplings with Chili Soy Dipping Sauce

When Nasoya recently reached out to me to do a review on their new tofu dumplings, I jumped at the chance with enthusiasm! I've always liked the quality & convenience of their products and the fact that they're organic is a nice bonus. The jury is still out on whether soy is safe or not when it comes to hormonal… Continue reading Pan Fried Tofu Dumplings with Chili Soy Dipping Sauce

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Watercress & Pear Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

  This simple, yet delicious salad combines spicy watercress with sweet, juicy pears and creamy blue brie cheese. Dressed with tangy lemon Dijon vinaigrette and topped with toasted walnuts, it strikes a perfect balance of flavors and looks classy while doing it. It makes a light, but satisfying lunch or a lovely side with dinner. If you… Continue reading Watercress & Pear Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

Drinks · Recipes

Caribbean Sorrel Drink

  In keeping with my love of using local ingredients, this recipe focuses on sorrel, which is available locally in the Caribbean. When I saw these crimson beauties in the market, I couldn't resist picking some up! I had never seen them before, so I wasn't sure what they were. I asked a store employee and she kindly… Continue reading Caribbean Sorrel Drink

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Fresh Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce

Fresh spring rolls are one of my favorite things to make. They're healthy and satisfying, not to mention they make great use of all those vegetables sitting in your fridge. I love the vibrant colors and crunch of all the fresh ingredients. The peanut sauce is the perfect accompaniment. It lends a richness to contrast the clean, crisp veggies.… Continue reading Fresh Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce

Drinks · Recipes

Spicy Margarita made with Scotch Bonnet Infused Tequila

Although I try to follow a healthy diet most of the time, there are occasions that call for a little less restriction. After all, it can be healthy to imbibe in moderation. Research has shown that drinking wine, beer and even liquor may host a myriad of health benefits. Everything from helping memory and shedding weight to preventing… Continue reading Spicy Margarita made with Scotch Bonnet Infused Tequila

Recipes · Snacks

Sweet & Spicy Pineapple Salsa

At the moment we are living in the Caribbean for my husband's current job assignment. Although the food options here leave a bit to be desired for spoiled Americans like us, I've learned to adapt and am enjoying cooking with as many locally sourced ingredients as possible. Not only is it environmentally responsible to buy local items, but it's… Continue reading Sweet & Spicy Pineapple Salsa