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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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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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Spinach and Cheese Egg Muffins

Servings 12, Prep Time 5 minutes. Cook Time 25 Minutes. Total Time 30 minutes. Today I am sharing this fast and simple recipe that you can prep over the weekend! This recipe is super easy to re-heat for breakfast or lunch during the week! I like to eat these one their own or you can… Continue reading Spinach and Cheese Egg Muffins

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Slow Cooker, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Acorn Squash and Bean Chili

Servings: 8-10. Prep-time: 15 mins. Cook Time 3-8 hours. Total Time: 3-8 hours My slow cooker is probably my favorite kitchen appliance. It’s great for the Caribbean, where AC is limited and running the oven for hours can be hot and expensive. Slow cooker are a much more cost-effective and comfortable way to infuse amazing… Continue reading Slow Cooker, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Acorn Squash and Bean Chili

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Caribbean Chickpea Curry

Prep Time: 15 minutes. Cook Time: 45 minutes. Total Time: 60 minutes. Have I mentioned before how much I love spicy foods? Curry is one of my favorites and the base of this dish, coconut milk, is something we have an abundance of here in the Virgin Islands. I start the rice first. Then while… Continue reading Caribbean Chickpea Curry

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Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos

Good Day Y'all! Who doesn't love tacos? I know I do, but, if you don't eat meat, sometimes the options are limited. This recipe is great because its a new twist on a vegetarian taco and can be made a variety of ways. Since I am staying with a friend who prefers to eat vegan,… Continue reading Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos

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3 Step Meal Prep: Roasted Vegetable, Whole Grains Bowls

Good Day Y'all! Never have enough time during the week to make a healthy lunch? Are you looking for a solution but feel overwhelmed by all the food prep posts on social media? Well, I am here to tell you it doesn't have to be difficult and time consuming! This post will help you get… Continue reading 3 Step Meal Prep: Roasted Vegetable, Whole Grains Bowls

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9 Sweet and Savory Oatmeal Recipes

Good Day Everyone! In this second recipe round-up of hurricane inspired posts, I wanted to focus on breakfast. My favorite things to eat in the morning are smoothies or yogurt. That creates a problem when you do not have reliable refrigeration. When our generator is off, we are relying solely on a small single burner… Continue reading 9 Sweet and Savory Oatmeal Recipes

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3 Ingredient “Caramel Apple” Grapes

Good Day Y'all!      If you like caramel apples, these are for you! They taste like a bite size caramel apple. They are only three ingredients and require no baking. All you need is green grapes, white chocolate chips, and peanuts! These are great in the USVI since grapes are usually easy to find and… Continue reading 3 Ingredient “Caramel Apple” Grapes