Treasures of Colombia: Cocada Rellena (Colombian Street Food)

Today, we will explore a new treasure of Colombia, Cocada Rellena, or Coconut Drops as it is known in Jamaica. There are many controversies, hullabaloo, and disagreements about the origin of this “sweet tooth” snack. In the Eighteenth Century, Mexican researchers argued that the Cocada was originated in Mexico. In contrast, Antonio de Alcedo in … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Cocada Rellena (Colombian Street Food)

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Jamaican Recipe of the Day: Veggie Tuna Cracker Salad

Here is a treat for people with a more vegetarian preference. This Jamaican Recipe of the Day, Veggie Tuna Cracker Salad is quick, easy and tasty. Enjoy! Jamaican Recipe of the Day: Veggie Tuna Cracker Salad By: Chef Marj Walters Ingredients:  1 bell pepper 1 carrot 1/2 small cabbage 1 head lettuce 1 tomato 1 tin … Continue reading Jamaican Recipe of the Day: Veggie Tuna Cracker Salad

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Treasures of Colombia: Frappe (Colombian Street Food)

Throat dry, Sun scorching? No hay problema, grab a Colombian frappe today! The Colombian Frappe is just another name for the Jamaican Sky Juice; it is equally as delicious and refreshing as our island drink. The Frappe can also be found in every crevice, corner, nook and cranny, just like the Sky Juice. Frappe - Colombian Street … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Frappe (Colombian Street Food)

How to Know If You Are You at Risk for Online Gambling Addiction

Gambling is very fun, exciting and can be overly addictive. There are millions of people each year that cannot resist the urge to gamble. And so, they battle with the consequences of online gambling and develop a gambling addiction. Many are lured by the bright lights and promises. But essentially and at its core, it … Continue reading How to Know If You Are You at Risk for Online Gambling Addiction

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Treasures of Colombia: Envuelto de Arroz (Colombian Street Food)

One of my favourite dishes in Colombia was originated right here where I live in the plains (El Llano) of Villavicencio, Meta. This traditional dish is called “Envuelto de Arroz” meaning wrapped rice; there are other versions as well – Envuelto de Maiz (wrapped corn) and Envuelto de Yucca (wrapped cassava).The Llaneros (people from the … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Envuelto de Arroz (Colombian Street Food)

Treasures of Colombia: Mazamorra or Hominy Corn Porridge (Colombian Street Food)

Have you ever heard the expression “It’s a small world”? Well, indeed it is! From the cool mountains of the Andean region lies the second largest city and the capital of Antioquia in Colombia called Medellin. Then, we look to the land of wood and water located in the Caribbean Sea, the third largest island … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Mazamorra or Hominy Corn Porridge (Colombian Street Food)

Jamaican Recipe of the day: Jamaican Banana Bread

Banana bread is a popular dessert in many parts of the world, but today we give you a recipe for a Jamaican styled Banana Bread that you will love ;). Check out the recipe below.

Ingredients:

Serving size: 6 people

  • 1/3 cup Margarine
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 large ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 cups cake and pastry flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup milk or water (if desired)

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C/350°F.
  2. Cream Margarine and granulated sugar, add beaten egg and vanilla.
  3. Mash ripe bananas and add to the above mixture.
  4. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg, adding alternately with mashed banana mixture.
  5. Fold in raisins, the mixture should drop easily from a spoon.  If not, add a little water or milk until consistency is reached.
  6. Scrape mixture into a greased loaf pan and bake until golden brown, and a skewer inserted, comes out clean.

JamaFo (Jamaican Food)

Banana Bread is a popular dessert in many parts of the world, but today we give you a recipe for a Jamaican styled Banana Bread that you will love ;). Check out the recipe below.

Ingredients

For 6 people ()

  • 1/3 cup Margarine
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 large ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 cups cake and pastry flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup milk or water (if desired)

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C/350°F.
  2. Cream Margarine and granulated sugar, add beaten egg and vanilla.
  3. Mash ripe bananas and add to the above mixture.
  4. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg, adding alternately with mashed banana mixture.
  5. Fold in raisins, mixture should drop easily from a spoon.  If not, add a little water or milk until consistency is reached.
  6. Scrape mixture into a greased loaf pan and bake until golden brown, and a skewer inserted, comes out clean.

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Jamaican Recipe of the Day: Pumpkin Puree (Creamy Pumpkin Soup)

Today, we will take a look at how to make a tasty, Creamy Pumpkin Soup. Jamaicans love their soups, and this is a great appetizer. Jamaican Recipe of the Day: Pumpkin Puree (Creamy Pumpkin Soup) By: Chef Marj Walters Ingredients: 2 cups chicken stock 1 cup coconut milk 1/2 cup sour cream 1lb to 2lbs … Continue reading Jamaican Recipe of the Day: Pumpkin Puree (Creamy Pumpkin Soup)

Limonada de Coco (Coconut Lemonade)

Treasures of Colombia: Limonada de Coco (Coconut Lemonade)

Planning to visit Colombia in the near future? If so, I strongly recommend a typical drink known to the country’s inhabitants as Limonada de Coco (Coconut Lemonade). This cool drink, I have learned, is originated from the North Coast (La Costa) of Colombia.  Limonada de Coco (Coconut Lemonade) By: Stacy Ann Smith The Northern cost … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Limonada de Coco (Coconut Lemonade)