Thai Spice Blend

I developed this Thai Spice Blend because we love to grill ribs and chicken wings and we like to vary the flavors. Thai is one of my favorite cuisines where it balances hot, sweet, tangy and salty flavors so well. This isn’t a curry spice, but a tasty change...

Baked Jamaican Corn Fritters

I was looking for a healthier recipe for fritters than the usual fried versions. This is a recipe I adopted from a few others that I use and I had some leftover corn in my fridge that I wanted to use up. I was experimenting with my Jamaican Curry...

Jamaican Curry Powder

Jamaican Curry Powder is your basic spice mix. This mix doesn’t contain garlic, ginger or chili because most Jamaican recipes add these flavorings fresh in the recipe so this redundancy is not necessary. This also makes for a much fresher tasting dish. These spices can be found in the...

Drying and Storing Herbs for Winter

I use a lot of herbs from my garden in my spice blends, so I thought I’d include directions on how I do it. The easiest way to dry herbs is to first wash them, and bundle them with string or rubber bands. Then just hang them in a...

Spicy Caribbean-Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic was the first Caribbean island that my husband and I visited when we first got together. It was my first experience with the spicy Caribbean, and it sparked a passion for the islands that I didn’t know I had! For a few years, we made the...

Vegan Sancocho, My Way

I promised that I would supply vegetarian alternatives to many of the meat based recipes that I post for the Caribbean. Vegan Sancocho, My Way, is probably going to make some people upset because of the “no meat” thing, but it is so good! I wanted to give this...

Vegan Sausages

This sausage is a great way to add some spice to your menu. You can use these in soups, you can grill them, or just lightly brown them in skillet and serve with some beans and rice. See below to make a Chorizo flavored sausage. As always, make these...

Mexican Seitan

My Mexican Seitan is very versitile. It keeps well in the fridge for a week or you can freeze it in portions to use whenever you need a protein for a recipe. It’s also extremely easy to make, and even easier if you have an Instant Pot or other...

One Bowl Coconut Almond Cookies

I purchased an Almond Cow plant milk maker about six months ago. I have been making my own nut, seed, or grain milks almost every day since then. One of the big draws in making your own is you have the pulp left to use in other things. that...

Dominican Sancocho

Dominican Sancocho is a dish usually saved for special occasions, but it is so good, it’ll make a great winter meal on any cold day. I  have streamlined some of the steps and ingredients for what is available in the U.S. Authentically, this is made with 7 types of...