Course: snack

Jamaican Hominy Corn Porridge, Instant Pot Recipe

Corn holds a large part in the history of Jamaican food. The Taino people had green thumbs and agriculture was one of the things they were really good at. So it makes sense that this porridge would be eaten across the island. It’s filling, nourishing, and is loved by...

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...

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...

Pastelitos/Empanada Recipe

This is an easy recipe to make for meat lovers as well as vegetarians. You can make them ahead and fry them right before your party and keep them warm in the oven. I’ve included a vegetarian version and a beef version. You could also substitute any protein you’d...

Chicharrón-Fried Pork Skins

These are a labor of love, but so worth the effort. This is a good rainy weekend project. They are crispy and spicy if you decide to use the chili powder. You’ll need to get the skin from a good butcher as I doubt you’d be able to get...

Simply Homemade Naan Bread

Naan is really easy to make. If you’ve ever made homemade bread, this recipe is so easy! You can use leftover Naan to make a fold over sanadwich. Reheat at 250F and dunk in soups and curries. Top with pizza ingredients, and bake at 350F for about 10 minutes...

The Best Blueberry Muffins, No Eggs!

These are the best muffins, they bake up and look just like coffee shop muffins. This recipe comes with a secret ingredient egg substitute, and you’ll never guess where it comes from! I couldn’t believe it the first time I made them, they freeze well, and are even good...

Middle Eastern Kibbeh

Kibbeh is a wonderful dish from the Middle East traditionally made with lamb meat but beef and even ground turkey can be substituted. I actually think that this is a good use for ground turkey as it’s so bland, it really picks up the spices in this recipe. The...

Homemade Falafel With Two Sauces

Traditional falafel is made from ground chickpeas or fava beans with lots of herbs and spices. The greener the color, the more tasty they are. I haven’t included a Tahini Sauce, which is usually served with Falafel because I’m not a fan. I haven’t been able to come up...

Lahmacun (Turkish Pizza)

These pizzas make an interesting and unique party food. If you’re really adventurous, you can make them on the grill for the beginning of a backyard barbecue to accompany some kofta or kebabs. Just make sure your grill is clean and oiled, Brush the top of the dough with...