Thursday, February 9, 2017

Guava Cheesecake

A few days ago we celebrated my friend Kim's 30th birthday. She came over for dinner and drinks after work. Kim is a great friend of ours and I really wanted to cook a nice meal for her to show her how much we appreciate her friendship. I made a delicious warm brussels sprout salad with broiled flounder and scalloped potatoes. For dessert we had these decadent and smooth mini guava cheesecakes. I love sharing the flavors of my culture with my non-Caribbean friends, especially those who are excited to try something new. It gives them a chance to get to know me in a different way. We couldn't stop licking out fingers with this one. The cheesecake was so good. I wanted to share this recipe because I thought it would also be perfect for Valentine's Day.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Lamb Fried Rice

This year in honor of Black History Month, 28 food bloggers have come together in a virtual potluck to showcase the abounding cuisines that represent us all. The variety of dishes from each blogger spans from appetizers to desserts; vegetarian fare to juicy meat delicacies. Each recipe is unique yet accessible and easy to throw down at any time of year. Guyanese food is a fusion of Indian, African, and Chinese cuisine, so I was quite delighted to be a part of this initiative. Be sure to check out the complete recipe list below and let me know which ones you gave a go. I will also be sharing some of these tasty recipes on my facebook page throughout the month, so keep an eye out. A special thank you to Meiko, from Meiko and The Dish and Aaron, from The Hungry Hutch for organizing this unifying event.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Green Seasoning

You may notice in many of my recipes I list "green seasoning" as an ingredient. Green seasoning is simply a puree or chunky blend of fresh herbs, onions, garlic, and hot pepper. It is blended with oil or water and can be stored for a little over a week. This seasoning is the foundation of many classic West Indian dishes. It is used to season meats, fish, rice, and vegetables. Without it, our food just doesn't taste the same; it's like something is missing.