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3 Ways To Instantly Improving Your Home Cooking Game

3 Ways To Instantly Improving Your Home Cooking Game

Every nutritionist knows that the components and nutrients in our food are never disembodied from the desire to cook at home and the willingness to try new things in the kitchen. As such, they tend to provide advice that will be sustainable to follow, rather […]

Savory Pancakes, Queso Fresco, Pancetta & Slaw

Savory Pancakes, Queso Fresco, Pancetta & Slaw

This is how I spent Shrove Tuesday, burying my face in this plate of the fluffiest, richest pancakes you’ll ever have. I am a lover of pancakes and I’ll use just about anything and turn it into a pancake. Have you tried plantain pancakes? I […]

Plantain Pancakes| 3 Ways| Fluffy & Vegan

Plantain Pancakes| 3 Ways| Fluffy & Vegan

This is one recipe that warms my heart. In January I decided to be Vegan for 21 days and I fell in love with the lifestyle. Although I am not completely sold or ready to go on a plant based journey, it has certainly influenced the way I eat or prepare my food. 

This recipe is one of the many experiments I came up with while trying to explore more plant based meals; plus who does not love Plantains I mean😋 its versatility knows no bounds. I have manipulated this fruit in many ways and I hope to share more on my blog 😀

From the sweetness in the Plantain and the texture, this is one recipe that just works and you definitely have to try this! A fresh new perspective and taste to Pancakes. In this blog post, I will be showing you 3 ways to enjoy my fluffy DELIICIOUS Plantain Pancakes. 

Let’s get to it 👊🤟

Pancake Ingredients: Serves 2-3 People

  • 1 Ripe Plantain
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp of Salt
  • 1 ½ – 2 Cups of Coconut Milk (any milk will work)
  • 2 Tsp of Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp of Vanilla Extract

Method:

  • Blend Plantain until completely smooth. Add your sugar and salt and blend until completely incorporated.
  • Add your flour and mix with milk until you have reached desired consistency. 
  • Add your baking powder and mix until completely incorporated. And now add your vanilla extract; do not over mix at this point.
  •  Coat Pan with Oil on medium heat and when hot, cook pancakes for 3-4 mins on each side.
  • Your Plantain Pancakes are ready!!

Ingredients:

Simple Tomato Garlic Sauce:

  • 1 Can Diced Tomatoes
  • 3 Cloves of Garlic
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Butter 
  • ½ Tbsp of Italian Seasoning 
  • 1 tsp Crushed Chili Flakes 
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • Salt 

Plantain Pancakes & Shrimps Ingredients: Serves 2 people

  • 5- 6 Shrimps (or any fast cooking protein)
  • 1 Tbsp of Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt 
  • 1 tsp Chili Flakes 
  • 2 ½  tbsp Tomato Garlic Sauce 
  • 1 Tbsp Butter 
  • Parsley 

Method:

  • Heat up Pan with Olive oil and season shrimps with salt and chili flakes. Cook Shrimps for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add your tomato garlic sauce and butter and allow to cook for 2-3 minutes. 
  • Garnish with Parsley and cook for an additional minute. 

Plantain Pancakes Dessert: Serves 2-3 people

  • 1 Can Coconut Cream (Whipped)
  • 1 Lbs Semi Sweet Chocolate 
  • ¼ Cup Whole Milk/Heavy Cream/Evaporated Milk 
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract 
  • Toasted Coconut Flakes
  • Any Fruit topping 

Method:

  • To make coconut whipped cream, chill in the refrigerator your can of coconut cream for 2-3 hours or more. Scoop only the cream on the top without the coconut water, place in a bowl and whisk with your electric mixer. For sweetness & flavor, add 1 tbsp of confectioners sugar and vanilla extract and whip for an additional 1-2 minutes. 
  • To make your chocolate ganache, heat up your milk in the microwave for 45secs- 1 minute; you want your milk warm enough to melt chocolate. Add warm milk to chopped chocolate, allow to sit for 2-3 minutes and whisk until completely incorporated and smooth. 

Beans Pancakes- w/ Black Eyed Beans,Gluten-Free

Beans Pancakes- w/ Black Eyed Beans,Gluten-Free

Gluten Free Protein Packed Pancakes? Yes Please! 🙋 Who knew Beans Pancakes could look and taste this good 😃 I am in love with this recipe and it has gradually become one of my favorite breakfast meal 😋😍 Try out my uberlicious Fluffy Beans Pancakes […]

Peppered Chicken Gizzard Stew

Peppered Chicken Gizzard Stew

Peppered Chicken Gizzard Stew

April 29, 2018
: 4
: 25 min
: 30 min
: 55 min
: Medium

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Ingredients
  • 1 lb Chicken Gizzards
  • 4 Red Bell Peppers
  • 1 Large Red Onion
  • 2-3 Scotch Bonnet/ Fresh Chili Peppers
  • 1 Fresh Tomatoes
  • 3 Cloves of Garlic
  • 2 tbsp of Tomato Paste
  • 3 Seasoning Cubes
  • 1 tsp of Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp of Chili Powder
  • 1 tbsp of Curry Powder
  • 1 tbsp of Dry Thyme
  • A Pinch of Nutmeg (Freshly grated)
  • Kosher Salt
  • 4 tbsp of Vegetable Oil
Directions
  • Step 1 Wash and clean your chicken gizzards. In a small pot, add your gizzards and season with salt, 1 seasoning cube, black pepper and chili powder. Cook on medium heat for 2-4 minutes to let its natural juices extract from the gizzards. Then add enough water to cover the gizzards and cook for 20 mins on medium heat. Sieve and reserve stock.
  • Step 2 In a blender, add your tomatoes,scotch bonnet peppers, red bell peppers, onion (halved) and garlic. Lightly blend your peppers on pulse or crush button. We do not want a smooth texture but a roughly chopped texture.
  • Step 3 In a pot, heat your oil on medium heat. Once it is hot, add your gizzards to the oil and fry until just slightly brown. We just want to extract the flavor of the gizzards into the oil. Remove gizzards and set aside. Slice the other half of your red onion. Using the same oil in the pot, add sliced red onion and cook until soft. Add 2 tbsp of tomato paste stirring occasionally, fry for 4-5 minutes. Add pepper mixture, cover and cook down for 7-9 minutes.
  • Step 4 Add gizzard stock, nutmeg, curry, dry thyme, 2 seasoning cubes and salt. Add salt according to preference. Cook for an additional 8-10 minutes on medium low heat. Taste for seasoning and adjust with salt if needed. Add your gizzards and simmer until oil starts floating on top and stew has reduced.
  • Step 5
  • Step 6 Serve with grilled plantain and salad.

 

 

 

Spicy Garlic Chicken Sauce

Spicy Garlic Chicken Sauce

Spicy Garlic Chicken Sauce

April 28, 2018
: 4
: 3 hr 10 min
: 25 min
: 3 hr 35 min
: Medium

TIP: To cut cooking time, marinate chicken the night before or hours before needed.

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Ingredients
  • Chicken Marinade:
  • 2 lbs Chicken Breast (cut into chunks)
  • 1 tbsp of Cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp of Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp of Dark Soy Sauce
  • 4 tbsp of Rice Wine Vinegar/ White Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha
  • 2 tbsp of Hoisin Sauce
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic (minced)
  • 1 Knob of Ginger (grated)
  • 2 tsp of Black Pepper
  • Sauce:
  • 1 ½ tbsp of CornStarch
  • 2 tbsp of Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp of Dark Soy Sauce
  • 4 tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar/ White Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp of Sriracha (optional)
  • 2 tbsp of Hoisin Sauce
  • 3-4 Cloves of Garlic (minced)
  • 1-2 Cups of Low Sodium Chicken Stock (as needed)
  • 1 ½ tbsp of Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp of Black Pepper
  • 2 tbsp of Chili Pepper Flakes
  • Vegetables:
  • 1 Large Onion (chopped in chunks)
  • 1 Green Pepper (chopped in chunks)
  • 1 Large Carrot (cut in chunks or sliced)
  • 2 Stalks of Celery (cut in chunks)
  • 2 Stalks of Scallions (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp of Butter
  • 1 tbsp of Vegetable Oil/ Canola Oil
  • Additional Ingredients:
  • Sesame Seeds (for garnish)
  • Extra CornStarch for dusting chicken before frying.
Directions
  • Step 1 Clean and dry chicken breast. Marinate with the ingredients, cover with plastic wrap and leave to marinate in refrigerator for at least 3 hours.
  • Step 2 Mix all ingredients for your sauce and set aside.
  • Step 3 In a bowl, add 2-3 tbsp of Cornstarch for dusting chicken. Remove chicken from marinade and dry using a thick paper towel. Heat a pan with enough oil for deep frying, once oil is hot, dust chicken pieces in cornstarch before adding to your oil, deep fry until completely cooked, this should take 5-7 minutes. Note: You can coat chicken in egg wash before dusting with cornstarch. If you do not want to deep fry your chicken, you can baked in your oven on 385-400 F after coating in a non stick pan or baking dish for 30-45 mins. Remove chicken from oil and set aside on a paper towel to soak up all excess oil.
  • Step 4 To prepare your sauce, add 1 tbsp of butter and 1 tbsp of vegetable oil in a large Wok on medium high heat. Add your vegetables and stir fry for 3-4 minutes. Add your sauce mixture, stir and cook for 4-5 minutes. Add your fried chicken and cook for an additional 4-5 minutes, cook until sauce reaches desired consistency.
  • Step 5 Your food is read!!
  • Step 6 Serve with steamed rice!

 

Akara (Beans Fritters)

Akara (Beans Fritters)

Hello Everyone! Welcome to September! We are already getting to the end of what has been a beautiful and eventful year so far. I am honestly looking forward to Christmas! I think I am ready to see what 2018 holds for me😊. Today’s recipe is […]