Why Sugar is KILLING you

Why Sugar is KILLING you... You can't just "burn off" sugar... You've heard a million times from health experts, bloggers, and on the news that sugar is terrible for you, but most people don't truly understand WHY it's so bad... In fact, most people falsely think that if they eat sugar, they can just exercise … Continue reading Why Sugar is KILLING you

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Why Wheat is KILLING you

Why Wheat is KILLING you -- Yes, even "whole wheat" There are 3 main reasons why wheat is terrible food for your body and does more harm than good... Reasons Wheat causes: blood sugar disruption glycation of your cells, increases AGING, weight gain & boosts Diabetes risk Before I tell you why wheat can actually … Continue reading Why Wheat is KILLING you

Restaurant Review: Rosa Mexicana So Disappointing, Bond45 Mucho Respect!

My sister felt for Mexican food and I was looking forward to trying it. Man what a disappointment Rosa Mexicana was! I was so looking forward to a good experience. Seeing as I was visiting National Harbour for the first time in April. When we entered it smelled good. My taste buds were eager. My … Continue reading Restaurant Review: Rosa Mexicana So Disappointing, Bond45 Mucho Respect!

Jamaican Food: Jamaican Gungo Peas and Rice

The Gungo bean is the next most popular bean protein in Jamaica right after the Red Peas.

The Jamaican Gungo pea is a leguminous shrub that can attain heights of 5 m. This plant probably evolved in South Asia and appeared about 2000 BC in West Africa, which is considered a second major center of origin.

The slave trade took the Jamaican Gungo pea to the West Indies, where its use as bird feed led to the name “Jamaican Gungo pea” in 1692.

You can get the Jamaican Gungo Peas in your nearest food market where it is sold in cans and mostly imported from Jamaica or Central America. Check out the recipe below.

JamaFo (Jamaican Food)

The Gungo bean is the next most popular bean protein in Jamaica right after the Red Peas. The Jamaican Gungo pea is a leguminous shrub that can attain heights of 5 m. Jamaican Gungo pea probably evolved in South Asia and appeared about 2000 BC in West Africa, which is considered a second major center of origin. The slave trade took the Jamaican Gungo pea to the West Indies, where its use as bird feed led to the name “Jamaican Gungo pea” in 1692. You can get the Jamaican Gungo Peas in your nearest food market where it is sold in cans and mostly imported from Jamaica or Central America. Check out the recipe below.

Difficulty: Easy

Preparation time: 10m

Cooking time: 30m

Ingredients

For 4 people

  • 1 ounce(s) Anchor Butter, Unsalted
  • 2 ounce(s) onion, chopped
  • 1 ounce(s) garlic, crushed
  • 1 ounce(s) escallion, chopped
  • 1 sprig(s) thyme
  • 1 teaspoon(s)…

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Jamaican Food: Jamaican Bread Pudding with Sorrel Sauce

Jamaican Bread Pudding with Sorrel Sauce

Jamaican Bread Pudding with Sorrel Sauce

We all love a good bread pudding, it is a yummy snack that can be had anytime of day. Today we give you a great bread recipe with something that is distinctly Jamaican, sorrel. Check out the recipe below.

Preparation time: 20m
Cooking time: 35m

Ingredients

For 8 people ()

  • 2 1/4 cup milk
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla essence
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 6 slices whole wheat bread, cut in cubes
  • 1/8 cup Margarine
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1 cup strong brewed sorrel
  • 1/8 cup sorrel calyxes (sepals) chopped in large pieces

Directions

  1.  In a large mixing bowl whisk together milk, eggs, granulated sugar, cinnamon powder, vanilla and nutmeg.
  2. Arrange bread cubes in a 2 quart baking dish and pour on the egg mixture and leave to stand for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C/350°F for 35-40 minutes. Areas near the center will appear soft but set. TO MAKE SORREL SAUCE:

  4. Melt Grace Hello Margarine in a sauce pan, add sugar and light corn syrup and mix until the sugar granules are dissolved.  Pour in the brewed sorrel and boil until it becomes syrupy.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in the sorrel calyxes (sepals).NOTE: Serve sauce over bread pudding.

    Recipe Note:  6-8 slices of bread may be used.

JamaFo (Jamaican Food)

We all love a good bread pudding, it is a yummy snack that can be had anytime of day. Today we give you a great bread recipe with something that is distinctly Jamaican, sorrel. Check out the recipe below.

Preparation time: 20m
Cooking time: 35m

Ingredients

For 8 people ()

  • 2 1/4 cup milk
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla essence
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 6 slices whole wheat bread, cut in cubes
  • 1/8 cup Margarine
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1 cup strong brewed sorrel
  • 1/8 cup sorrel calyxes (sepals) chopped in large pieces

Directions

  1.  In a large mixing bowl whisk together milk, eggs, granulated sugar, cinnamon powder, vanilla and nutmeg.
  2. Arrange bread cubes in a 2 quart baking dish and pour on the egg mixture and leave to stand for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C/350°F for 35-40 minutes. Areas near the center will appear soft but set.

    TO MAKE SORREL SAUCE

    :
  4. Melt Grace Hello Margarine…

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Jamaican Food: Jamaican Tasty Patties

I LOVE Jamaican patties.

I get them from nearby bakeries around my neighborhood in Brooklyn. They are often less than $2, and they fill me up as if I had a full meal. A Jamaican patty contains various delicious fillings and spices baked inside a flaky shell, often tinted golden yellow with an egg yolk mixture or turmeric. My favorites are beef or salmon, and the spicier the better. Most often, they are eaten with Jamaican coco bread just like a sandwich. This bold and flavorful patty will surely take your taste buds to Jamaica.

Yexenia's SABOR!

I LOVE Jamaican patties. I get them from nearby bakeries around my neighborhood in Brooklyn. They are often less than $2, and they fill me up as if I had a full meal. A Jamaican patty contains various delicious fillings and spices baked inside a flaky shell, often tinted golden yellow with an egg yolk mixture or turmeric. My favorites are beef or salmon, and the spicier the better. Most often, they are eaten with Jamaican coco bread just like a sandwich. This bold and flavorful patty will surely take your taste buds to Jamaica.

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Jamaican Food: Sweet Delicious Cornmeal Porridge

Morning! Delicious Jamaican Cornmeal porridge is on the menu this Sunday. Jamaican’s love their porridge and I’m happy to say I’m no exception!  Cornmeal porridge is the Jamaican choice for a warming nutritious breakfast.  It is rich and warming, and so tasty with lovely spices.  A great alternative to oat based porridge as it’s gluten … Continue reading Jamaican Food: Sweet Delicious Cornmeal Porridge

Jamaican Food: Jamaican Carrot Bread

The carrot is a vegetable that is very versatile. It can be used to do many things from cooking to baking to juicing. Today we give you a sumptuous Jamaican Carrot Bread recipe for this awesome vegetable. Check Jamaican Carrot Bread out below.

Preparation time: 25m
Cooking time: 1h

Ingredients

For 8 people

  • 3 cups flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon powder
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice (optional)
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1 cup raisins (optional)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup Margarine, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup sugar

JamaFo (Jamaican Food)

The carrot is a vegetable that is very versatile. It can be used to do many things from cooking to baking to juicing. Today we give you a sumptuous recipe for this awesome vegetable. Check it out below.

Preparation time: 25m
Cooking time: 1h

Ingredients

For 8 people

  • 3 cups flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon powder
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice (optional)
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1 cup raisins (optional)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup Margarine, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup sugar

Directions

  1. Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl, except the sugar.  Add the shredded carrots and raisins and mix well.
  2. Combine all liquids, add sugar and whisk until dissolved.
  3. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients, pour in the liquid and mix well.
  4. Scrape batter into a greased pan (2 lbs.) and bake at 180°C (350°F) for 50-60 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.

Enjoy

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