Cuisine: Spice It Your Way!

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...

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...

Blackened Spice Blend

This is one of those Spice Mixes that you can use for almost anything. It’s a quick marinade if you make a paste with some olive oil, or just sprinkle it on any protein or vegetable before grilling to ramp it up to another level. You can adjust the...

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...

Simply Chana Masala

Chana Masala is a basic recipe for chick peas. This is the most popular and easy recipe for Indian food. If you are new to starting to cook Indian dishes, this is a good place to start. This uses a ready made Chana Masala Spice Mix which gives you...

Chaat Masala Powder

Chaat Masala is used as a sprinkle over fresh fruit and or vegetables as a refreshing street food. Great way to get your kids to try new things! Put a plate of cut up watermelon, pineapple and cantaloupe sprinkled with Chaat Masala out on a hot day and watch...

Garam Masala

Garam Masala is the spice mix that all Indian kitchens have on hand. Each region has its own style, and you can feel free to change amounts according to your own taste. There is no right or wrong. I’ve included two different mixes, one from whole seeds, which has...

Awesome Vegetable Vindaloo

I put this recipe together by reading a whole lot of recipes and finding out exactly what Vindaloo is supposed to taste like. I know this is not exactly authentic, but it was so good! I made 2 servings because there are just two of us, but this was spot...