Focaccia

(Adapted from My Bread)   While I don’t eat bread often, I am always making bread – just because I love baking breads.

Pumpkin & chickpea soup

In good taste

With the start of the new semester and very little time to cook during the week, I find myself making large pots of soups on the weekends and then placing them into individual containers so that I can consume them during the week.

Sautéed carrots

  I prefer to eat carrots raw. The exceptions are when they are diced or julienned and cooked to make Fried Rice or Chowmein.

Frittata

In good taste

When I first moved to Barbados in the late 90’s to work at the Caribbean Broadcast-ing Union (now Carib-bean Media Corporation, CMC), it meant getting home closer to 8 each evening after Caribbean Newsline, one of the flagship programmes of the organization.

Light Noodles

In good taste

With the holidays officially over, it seems mandatory that we turn to light cooking.

The Final Round

In good taste

By now, most of us have had our fill of cake and will be getting ready to toast 2014, wondering where it went… simultaneously, we will welcome 2015, full of hope for betterment in all aspects of our lives and indeed for the world.

The Main Thing

In good taste

The mains for most holiday meals come in the form of a large piece of meat that has been baked/roasted.

Opening with small bites

  Generally speaking, the way we present our food here in the Caribbean does not come as a 3-course meal; rather it is served in 2 courses – the main/entrée (which would also include a variety of side dishes and what in other cuisines would be referred to as appetizers).

Condensed Milk Cake

My friend Patricia Scarpin, who is Brasilian, is a prolific cake maker. Her cakes are simple and appealing.

Stewed Beef

  Making a stew out of the many cuts of beef that lend themselves to long, low, slow cooking is one of the most delicious things to eat.

Oyster sauce chicken

In good taste

One of the many good things about baked chicken is that you can mix and match flavours or you can use one type of seasoning – herbs, spices, dried seasoning mixes or sauces – to create a different flavour each time you make the dish.

Umami Pork

Umami, considered the 5th of the basic tastes, is savory; the others are sweet, sour, bitter and salty.

Caramelized Onion Flat Bread

By Cynthia Nelson   Last week at Tastes Like Home we talked about Caramelized onions – the cooking of onions low and slow until they brown, caramelize, get soft and sweet.

Bucatini and corned beef

In good taste

Bucatini is the name of the shaped pasta that we use prolifically in the Caribbean to make Macaroni Pie (Mac and Cheese).

Shrimp fritters

In good taste

Shrimp fritters are an easy appetizer. They cook up quickly and can be made as your guests are coming through the door.

Homemade Applesauce

Applesauce is one of those things that you can make to be spread on toast or biscuits, mixed into dough or batters for baked goods or be eaten as is, for dessert or a snack.

Saag Aloo

Saag Aloo is a North Indian vegetarian dish made of any type of leafy greens and potatoes.

Cornmeal: Bakes & Rolls

In good taste

Just like last week, this is a case of me experimenting by making one dough and subjecting it to different applications, in this case, frying and baking.

Slider Rolls

In good taste

Sliders are mini or small burgers. They are so small that a typical serving is usually 3 or 4 depending on the eating establishment.

Soy Sauce Okra

Steamed vegetables can be blah and bland. If they are overdone, they look limp, their natural colours faded.

Microwave Potato Chips

In good taste Microwave-made Potato Chips will save your hips and waistline a lot of calories and give you that crisp potato-chip fix whenever you want it.

In good taste

Apple Turnovers (with solid Coconut Oil)   Did you get a chance last week to try making pastry dough with the hardened (refrigerated) coconut oil?

Citrus Cake

In good taste This is my mom’s favourite cake. When she says that she is giving up sweet for Lent, she means that she is giving up this cake for Lent.

Noodle Bowl with Minced Beef

In good taste

While it is easy to run out of ideas as to what to cook, sometimes all it takes is a different approach and presentation to our regular dishes.

Sautéed Eggplant and Chick Peas

In good taste

I have a lot of friends who are vegetarians and many who aren’t vegetarians, so whenever I have them over for a meal, I try to ensure that the vegetarian dishes are as attractive as the meat dishes.

Brandade

In good taste

Brandade is a dish made of salt fish that has been whipped to create a light, fluffy texture.

Stovetop Naan

In good taste

Naan is a Middle Eastern and South Asian type of flatbread. The bread is traditionally leavened with yeast and cooked over very high heat.