Egg fried rice

No long story or clever anecdote tonight.  Just dinner! Chinese without the takeout. What to use 3/4 cup long grain rice 2 eggs (beaten) 2 tbs vegetable oil 2 garlic cloves  (minced) 1 tsp lemongrass (ch0pped finely) 4 stalks spring onion (diced) 1 can peas and carrots 2 tbsp soy sauce (preferably reduced sodium) a […]

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Caprese Tarts (with a touch of feta)

I wanted to do a little twist on one of my favourite salads, the caprese salad. The caprese salad is  just a simple combination of tomato, mozzarella and fresh basil.  I used the same ingredients but decided to make into a little pastry instead. This recipe makes three tarts. What to use 1/2 sheet of […]

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Baked eggs with spinach and cheese

  Love and eggs are best when they are fresh. – Russian proverb What to use 3 eggs 1/3 cup red peppers 2 tbs chopped chives 1 cup chopped fresh spinach 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar salt and pepper (to taste) cooking spray What to do   Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray two ramekins […]

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Marinated seared tuna with wild rice

What a day! I’ve been making a real effort to eat regular, healthier these days but sometimes my work schedule wreaks havoc on my best laid plans.  Like today, all I had for the entire day was an unspectacular breakfast of  two slices of toast, a boiled egg and an apple! The only thing that […]

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Hearty lentil soup

Wow! I’ve been so busy.  It’s seems like it’s been ages since I’ve had a home-cooked meal.  I’ve been planning to make this soup for some time now but only just got around to actually doing it. It’s pretty easy to put together and is a hearty option for dinner. What to use 1 cup […]

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Roasted red pepper and goat cheese sandwich

Roasting is fast become my favourite way of preparing vegetables.  I absolutely love the resulting flavours. I was on the hunt for a recipe to try  and adapted this recipe from Ina Garten for  dinner tonight. Ina’s recipe was a little too long and involved for a quick dinner for one so I did a […]

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Shrimp with Spicy Asian Orange Dipping Sauce

I’m pretty bummed. My brand new camera fell and broke so I’m back to relying on my point and shoot. 😦 I’m not exactly thrilled with my food pics these days.  Hopefully, I can get it repaired soon. Anyhoo, it’s Sunday afternoon and I was lounging around and feeling peckish.  I was rummaging through the […]

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Roasted Vegetable Lasagna

Usually when I stock on loads of veggies, they spoil before I’ve had a chance to cook them all.  So I’ve been making a real effort to find ways to cook them to avoid the monumental wastage that usually occurs every week. A few days ago I tried out this roasted vegetable pizza and enjoyed […]

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Guinness Punch

In honour of St.Patrick’s day, I decided to whip up this lovely drink.  Guinness punch is a Trini favourite.  Particularly for the fellas! Supposedly it “strengthens the back” and is much touted for its ability (mythical, in my view) to enhance a man’s prowess in the bedroom.  I can’t attest to that but it sure […]

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Roasted Vegetable Pizza with Goat Cheese

Giving up meat for Lent?  Don’t know what to cook? Try this earthy, rich, delicious pizza.  I promise you won’t miss the meat.       What to use 1 large zucchini (sliced) 1 Eggplant (sliced) 1 Red Bell Pepper (sliced thickly) 1 Yellow Bell Pepper (sliced thickly) 1 small red onion (cut into wedges) […]

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