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One Pot Basmati Rice and Beans

One Pot recipes are easy and a great way to limit clean up in the kitchen. This is especially handy in a small Caribbean kitchen. I found this brown Basmati rice at Pricemart for around $8, which I think is a steal. When I keep regular brown rice on hand, I never remember to start… Continue reading One Pot Basmati Rice and Beans

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Rethink Your Drink! 10 Low Calorie Drink Recipes

If you are trying to drink less soda and sugary beverages but crave those bubbles and a little sweetness, trade in your favorite sugary drink for one of these low calorie mocktails to cut down on empty calories that have no nutritional value! 1. Pingo Seltzer by Island RDN Ingredients 1 Can of Mango La… Continue reading Rethink Your Drink! 10 Low Calorie Drink Recipes

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5 Healthy Vegetarian Curry Recipes

Curry is a staple dish around the globe. In the Caribbean, the availability of coconut milk makes curry a go to dish for many islands. Although it may be popular everywhere, every place and every chef has their own version of a curry. Depending on what you put into it, curry can be a healthful… Continue reading 5 Healthy Vegetarian Curry Recipes

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Turmeric “Fried” Rice

Back in my college days, fried rice was all the rage! Co-ed's flocked to several popular Japanese restaurants in Athens, Ga for a cheap but gigantic portion of fried rice that often lasted several meals. While I am sure those dishes from my school days were loaded with sodium, I still become nostalgic. However, I… Continue reading Turmeric “Fried” Rice

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Sweet & Spicy Maple Roasted Cauliflower

Roasting vegetables is my favorite and THE BEST way to eat cauliflower in my opinion. If you have been on the fence about cauliflower, check out this recipe or try roasting it. I promise you will not be disappointing! I sometimes get into a rut and cook my vegetables the same way, so for this… Continue reading Sweet & Spicy Maple Roasted Cauliflower

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Balsamic Snap Peas

Snap Peas have become an obesssion of mine recently. Something about that first bite, or snap, has me coming back for more and more. This recipe I threw together while staying with a friend. We are both avid gardeners so we threw in a few peppers from her garden and some cherry tomatoes from mine.… Continue reading Balsamic Snap Peas

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25 Low Sodium Recipes to Improve Your Blood Pressure

High blood pressure, or hypertension is an epidemic in the Caribbean. Caribbean cuisine is traditionally high in sodium resulting from geographical isolation and the need to preserve foods in the hot and humid environment. This meant adding salt. Today, with the invention of refrigeration we no longer need to heavily salt foods to preserve them.… Continue reading 25 Low Sodium Recipes to Improve Your Blood Pressure

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Caribbean Quesadilla! Sneak Peak from My Modern Caribbean Kitchen by Julius “The Chef” Jackson!

I know waiting till July may seem hard... BUT for all you lucky folks I have a sneak peak at Julius "The Chef" Jackson's new cookbook My Modern Caribbean Kitchen that you can try at home today! In honor of Cinco De Mayo, I am sharing this delicious Caribbean & Mexican fusion recipe! Let me start by… Continue reading Caribbean Quesadilla! Sneak Peak from My Modern Caribbean Kitchen by Julius “The Chef” Jackson!

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Healthy Caribbean Inspired Recipes

Living healthy is important, but so is enjoying the foods we eat. Finding healthy Caribbean cooking can be hard on St Thomas. I find the traditional fare tends to be high in refined carbohydrates, saturated fats, and sodium (or salt). Excessive intake of these increases your risk of developing high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes,… Continue reading Healthy Caribbean Inspired Recipes