Tomatoes For Fadya: An End of Summer Tribute

Sharing food with my friends and family is something I really enjoy. One drawback of the pandemic is that I am hardly seeing friends so I have mostly been unable to share my garden bounty except through facebook and instagram. But this past week, I had a brief, spontaneous meetup with one of my dearest…

Pumpkin Grits with Spicy Jumbo Shrimp

It was just a regular pandemic weekday. I was trying to figure out how to stretch the leftovers of a vegan dinner of the previous night into a meat centric dinner with minimal effort. I decided on the old go-to: Herb Roasted Chicken Legs. I set the oven to preheat and asked my 14 year…

Bora: An Ode to the Long Green Bean

Growing bora has been one of the many highlights of this summer’s gardening adventure. It’s deeply satisfying to grow something so definitively Guyanese hundreds of miles away from home and to prepare a meal with it that your family can’t get enough of. This is bliss. In this post I give you three ways to…

Backyard to Table

Today I am sharing with you, one of my favorite ways to prepare and eat eggplant – one of the most popular veggies to grow during the summer here on the east coast. It is also one of the most well liked dishes in our home – because, really, who can resist a dish that…

Mango, Quinoa, Avocado Salad

Summer brings so many delights – warm weather, ice cream and most of all an explosion of fruits and vegetables. A hearty, delicious summer treat, this mango, quinoa, avocado salad pairs well with Blackened Cod, my Baby Back Ribs, Whole Herb Roasted Chicken and most grilled meats. There are many variations of this salad some…

Conjuring Guyana, Embracing the World

My mom, grandma, and aunts were all wonderful chefs. I grew up in Guyana, South America where daily cooking was the norm and eating out was a rare family outing. My mom baked bread and other treats every Sunday and made legendary roti, bakes, and plantain chips. All of this was done with tools that…

Succulent, Flavorful Meat and Seafood. Delicious Veggie Dishes.

Spontaneity is a core value in my kitchen. Let’s talk about one of my most indispensable tricks that make spontaneity and delicious results possible EVERY TIME! FRESH HERBS: Save time, save money. Flavor guaranteed. In my mom’s kitchen the idea of seasoning meat and fish with only salt and pepper was sacrilege. It was absolutely…

The Fish That Started It All

So I’m new to cooking fresh cod. Lately I have been experimenting with a wider variety of fish and fish recipes. Cod has a wonderful texture that holds up to many different kinds of recipes. Although it held up well in curry, I was finding that in other recipes it did not hold flavor to…