Sunday, May 29, 2016

Caribbean Style Boiled Corn



Boiled corn may sound boring but I promise you that Caribbean -styled boiled corn will have you gnawing at the cob long after the kernels are eaten. Boiled and roasted corn was a staple in my island home. This recipe is extremely flavorful and a definite summer must have.


Here's what you'll need:


1 cup fresh Coconut milk

1 cup of water

Salt to taste

Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Minced hot pepper to taste

4 sprigs fresh Thyme

6 ears young Corn



Here's What You'll Do:

Add all the ingredients except the corn, to a large pot and place on medium heat. 


Stir to mix.

Cut each ear of corn in half.

Add corn to the pot. 


Turn the heat to high, cover the pot and bring to a boil.

Remove the lid when the pot comes to a boil.


Continue to cook on high heat until most of the liquid has been absorbed.


Serve warm or at room temperature.



Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: Serves 6


Happy Eating

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Coca-Cola Chicken


I'm not a soda drinker but I was in the mood for something a little different. Like most people I decided to search for new recipes via Google. While searching I stumbled across Coca Cola Chicken. The thought of the combination of chicken and Coca Cola sounded odd but strangely enticing. Intrigued I decided to give it a try. It's delicious, sweet, and simple. Below is the recipe used.

Here's what you'll need:

4 Chicken Breast Fillets cut thin

12 oz of Coca Cola

1/2 Cup of Tomato Sauce

1/4 Cup of BBQ Sauce

2 Tablespoons of Honey


Here's what you'll do:

Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan, stir, and bring to a boil

Cover and turn heat to medium

Cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally

Uncover, and cook an additional 10 minutes on low until done


If you've tried this recipe or you've used a modified version feel free to share.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Must Have Trader Joe's Goodies


Trader Joe's is one of my favorite places to shop. I love the environment and the selection of foods available. Today I'm sharing a few of my must have items from TJ's.

                         Trader Joe’s Vegetable Masala Burgers


I'm no vegan but I try to consume less meat. This is the best pre-made veggie burger I’ve found. It has Indian spices (kind of like a samosa’s filling) so the flavor is great and I don’t miss having meat when I eat these. It’s just a really unusual product that you won’t find anywhere else and great for a quick meal.


Cost: $2.49 for a 10 oz. package​.



                   Trader Joe’s Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Dip

This takes just minutes to heat up in the microwave. For the family, one package is fine, but if you’re having people over, you’ll need at least two. 


To buy: $2.99 for 8.8 oz, container​.



                            Trader Joe’s Roasted Seaweed Snack


These are cheap, healthy, and yummy. They go great over salads—a perfect way to get an additional health boost without heading to China Town or scouring the seas for weeds yourself.


To buy: $0.99 for a .4 oz. package.

                       Trader Joe's Pound Plus 72% Dark Chocolate




Most baking chocolate bars are around 4 ounces, but this one is a whopping 17.6 ounces, and costs only $5. It tastes surprisingly complex, like coffee and tart cherry, and is great for baking or snacking (preferably both—at the same time).

To buy: $4.99 for a 17.6 oz. bar.
                         Trader Joe’s Mini Peanut Butter Cups

Bite sized, delicious and addictive. These have the perfect ratio of peanut butter to chocolate and the peanut butter is actually good, unlike the dry, crumbly stuff sometimes found in Reese's. Because of their small size, you can eat them by the fistful or use them in lieu of chocolate chips when baking cookies.

To buy: $3.49 for a 12 oz. tub.


                      Trader Joe’s Creamy Unsalted Almond Butter


This is my go-to nut butter. I divide each jar into smaller glass containers, so I can keep one at home and one at work. It’s delicious paired with bananas and apples.


Cost: $7.99 for a 16 oz. jar​.

Must Have Trader Joe's Googies


Trader Joe's is one of my favorite places to shop. I love the environment and the selection of foods available. Today I'm sharing a few of my must have items from TJ's.

                         Trader Joe’s Vegetable Masala Burgers


I'm no vegan but I try to consume less meat. This is the best pre-made veggie burger I’ve found. It has Indian spices (kind of like a samosa’s filling) so the flavor is great and I don’t miss having meat when I eat these. It’s just a really unusual product that you won’t find anywhere else and great for a quick meal.


Cost: $2.49 for a 10 oz. package​.



                   Trader Joe’s Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Dip

This takes just minutes to heat up in the microwave. For the family, one package is fine, but if you’re having people over, you’ll need at least two. 


To buy: $2.99 for 8.8 oz, container​.



                            Trader Joe’s Roasted Seaweed Snack


These are cheap, healthy, and yummy. They go great over salads—a perfect way to get an additional health boost without heading to China Town or scouring the seas for weeds yourself.


To buy: $0.99 for a .4 oz. package.

                       Trader Joe's Pound Plus 72% Dark Chocolate




Most baking chocolate bars are around 4 ounces, but this one is a whopping 17.6 ounces, and costs only $5. It tastes surprisingly complex, like coffee and tart cherry, and is great for baking or snacking (preferably both—at the same time).

To buy: $4.99 for a 17.6 oz. bar.
                         Trader Joe’s Mini Peanut Butter Cups

Bite sized, delicious and addictive. These have the perfect ratio of peanut butter to chocolate and the peanut butter is actually good, unlike the dry, crumbly stuff sometimes found in Reese's. Because of their small size, you can eat them by the fistful or use them in lieu of chocolate chips when baking cookies.

To buy: $3.49 for a 12 oz. tub.


                      Trader Joe’s Creamy Unsalted Almond Butter


This is my go-to nut butter. I divide each jar into smaller glass containers, so I can keep one at home and one at work. It’s delicious paired with bananas and apples.


Cost: $7.99 for a 16 oz. jar​.