Monthly Archives: January 2013

“Beefcake” Pasta Salad

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“Follow your dreams, you can meet your goals, I’m living proof.” – E.T.C.

January has not been a good month for blogging.  It’s the high season in the Caribbean and we’ve had lots of visitors.  Every time I’ve tried to cook and blog about it I just can’t seem to find the time to put it all together.  I’m forcing myself today to put up what I just made for lunch.  I don’t cook pasta all that often, but when I do, I always enjoy it.  This a great lunchtime dish, for me it’s pre-gym workout fuel.  This dish has a good balance of carbs and protein to get me through the next hour or so of lifting.  In the words of Eric T. Cartman, “Beefcake!” Continue reading

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Jamaican Chicken Curry

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There is a woman who owns a small eatery around the corner from me that has a concept that I absolutely love, you eat whatever she decides to cook, and if you don’t like it, leave.  Now I’m not one for eating out, but lately I’ve been so busy I’ve had to grab a few orders of take out when I ran out of leftovers.  Everything I’ve had from her place has been exceptional, and I keep hoping that one of these days she’ll make her famous chicken curry.  The other day I went on what I thought was “curry day” only to have my hopes crushed by a closed sign on the door.  Screw it, I had time, so I made my own.  It was fantastic, I’ve already made a second one for friends.  It’s not as complicated as it might appear, and it is definitely worth the effort.  Makes at least 6 servings. Continue reading

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Boil’em, Mash’em, Stick’em in a Stew

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Boil’em, mash’em, stick’em in a stew, potatoes Plantains!

A staple of the Caribbean diet, plantains are a close cousin to the banana.  They mature in a similar way, the more yellow they get, the sweeter and softer they become.  Green plantains are tough, and are usually boiled and mashed, or fried into chips.  I recently decided to fry up some green plantains, here’s their story. Continue reading

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