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Weddings: How to Plan Weddings in Lebanon

Lebanon Weddings It is quite popular to have wedding receptions in Lebanon. If you are a music provider or wedding band/singer there are a number of preparations involved. One of the main activities is having a meeting with the bride and groom to learn about their preferences, likes, dislikes, and must-haves. If you are working … Continue reading Weddings: How to Plan Weddings in Lebanon

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

The free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wings in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky. But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage his wings are clipped and his … Continue reading I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

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Jamaican Recipe of the Day: Succulent Jamaican Black Forest Cake

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

Jamaican Recipe of the Day: Banana Fritters

How to make Jamaican Banana Fritters

Prep Time: 7 mins
Cook Time: 12-18 minutes
Serving: 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:

  1. Crush bananas and combine with all the ingredients except flour and baking powder.
  2. Sift flour and baking powder into the mixture and mix evenly.
  3. Spoon mixture into greased pan over medium heat and cook on each side for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar (1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1 tsp sugar)
TIP: Serve at room temperature. Great snack! Live, Love, Eat!

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This book shares some of the delicious cuisine found in Colombia; from empanadas to arepa boyacense, and bandeja paisa to arepa de huevo. Colombian street food is especially important in Colombian culture because it brings people together. They enjoy sitting in groups with family or friends, blocking off the sidewalks and alleyways as they devour tasty morsels of Colombian cuisine steeped in spices and ingredients.

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The Yummy Truth

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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Jamaican Food / Recipe: Why Buying Organic Doesn’t Need To Cost The Earth

Whenever I talk about buying organic food the first concern most people have is how expensive it is, however, shopping and cooking organically can be done more cheaply than you may think. The truth is that it does require organisation, creativity and lifestyle changes, but these changes have the potential to make you healthier and … Continue reading Jamaican Food / Recipe: Why Buying Organic Doesn’t Need To Cost The Earth

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What Causes Arthritis and How to Avoid Arthritis Disease

What Causes Arthritis Disease? Arthritis disease is actually inflammation in the joints. When an injury occurs that joint becomes tender, painful, stiff, and swollen. If the inflammation is there for an extended period then the tissues will be permanently damaged. A joint is located where two bones meet and this can be in areas such … Continue reading What Causes Arthritis and How to Avoid Arthritis Disease