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)
Coffee is said by many to be an excellent starter to your day. It helps you to wake and liven you up to start that perfect day. However, Los Rolos or Los Bogotanos (people from Bogota, the capital of Colombia, Los Boyacences from Boyacá and the natives of Cundinamarca – Central Andean region in Colombia), … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: La Changua (Colombian Street Food)
Here is the recipe for one of Jamaica’s favorite and most delectable cakes, The Jamaican Black Forest Cake. This dessert will surely have you licking all ten fingers and asking for a second, third or fourth serving. Enjoy learning how to bake your own Jamaican Black Forest Cake. Jamaican Recipe of the Day: Succulent Jamaican … Continue reading Jamaican Recipe of the Day: Succulent Jamaican Black Forest Cake
Hi, I am Stacy Ann, a likkle Jamaican girl who has had the opportunity to experience life on the other side of the world. I live and work here in Colombia, where their lifestyle, food, and culture is so similar to ours back home, in Jamaica. Every day is like a treasure hunt. So follow … Continue reading Treasures of Colombia: Empanada de Acacias (Colombian Street Food)
How to make Jamaican Banana Fritters like we do in JamaicaJamaican Banana Fritters Prep Time: 7 mins
Cook Time: 12-18 minutes Makes 9 fritters
Ingredients* 2 very ripe bananas * ½ cup of flour, sifted * ½ tbsp vanilla * ½ tsp baking powder * 1 egg, beaten * 1.5 tbsp sugar * 2 pinches salt * ½ tsp cinnamon * ¼ cup milk * Sprinkle of nutmeg (optional)
How to make it:
TIP: Serve at room temperature. Great snack! Live, Love, Eat!
- Crush bananas and combine with all the ingredients except flour and baking powder.
- Sift flour and baking powder into the mixture and mix evenly.
- Spoon mixture into greased pan over medium heat and cook on each side for 2-3 minutes.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar (1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1 tsp sugar)
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At Miss Universe one of the questions for our online videos was, if you were a food what would it be? I answered that I would be a banana because it is versatile, in Jamaica we eat it green and we also eat it ripe; I believe, like the banana, I have something for everyone. People probably doubted my belief in the versatility of the banana. Now whilst I was impressed with my on the spot answer, I really love the flexibility of this fruit. In addition to it being long, firm, curved and full of energy – get your mind out of the gutter! Lol – you can do something with it in all its stages.
Although you can boil green banana to go with your main meals, use a ripe but firm banana in your smoothies or add them to your cereal, I am going to focus on the…
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Why Vegetable Oil is KILLING You Although vegetable oil has a healthy sounding name, it's NOT made from vegetables...As you might already know, vegetable oil actually comes from any combination of corn oil, soybean oil, canola oil, safflower oil, and/or cottonseed oil, ALL of which are absolutely terrible for your health. In fact, they are … Continue reading Why Vegetable Oil 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
Reblogged Jamaican Pork is a really tasty and flavorful meat for those who eat it. It is not as diverse as chicken but still can be prepared in many different ways. Today we give you a sumptuous Jamaican Pork Chops recipe for your summer cookouts. Check it out below. Difficulty: Easy Preparation time: 20m Cooking time: 40m Ingredients … Continue reading Jamaican Food / Recipes: Golden Pork Chops
Whining is an annoying, yet common behavior problem in children. Without appropriate intervention, a whiny kid might turn into a whiny adult. Teach your child these skills instead and you'll curb whining fast. 1. Establish a Household Rule about Whining Establish a household rule about whining, such as, “Ask nicely for something and accept the answer calmly.” … Continue reading 6 Ways to Curb Whining Fast
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.
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.
Preparation time: 10m
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
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