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Recipe of the Day: The Jamaican Pineapple

The Jamaican Pineapple The Jamaican pineapple is indigenous to South America mainly Brazil and Paraguay.  The Tainos Indians who were originally from South America brought the pineapple to Jamaica and the rest of the Caribbean. They were the first foreigners to arrive in Jamaica which happened before long before Christopher Columbus was born. About The … Continue reading Recipe of the Day: The Jamaican Pineapple

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Recipe of the Day: Jamaican Coffee Cake

Hmmm!!! There is nothing like some well brewed Jamaican coffee, but when that coffee is used to make a delicacy, it is even better.

Today we give you a great Jamaican Coffee Cake recipe that makes the perfect snack.

Jamaican Coffee Cake Ingredients

For 1 people

  1. 2 tablespoon(s) peanuts, chopped
  2. 3 tablespoon(s) Margarine, melted
  3. 2 tablespoon(s) sugar
  4. 1 cup(s) sugar
  5. 1 teaspoon(s) vanilla
  6. 3 cup(s) all purpose flour
  7. 1/2 teaspoon(s) cinnamon powder
  8. 1 medium egg
  9.  INGREDIENTS FOR TOPPING:
  10. 1 tablespoon(s) baking powder
  11. 1/2 cup(s) breadcrumbs or cornflakes
  12. 1 cup(s) milk
  13. 2 tablespoon(s) Margarine, melted
  14. 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt

Jamaican Coffee Cake Directions

Combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar, mix well and set aside.

Combine egg, milk, melted Margarine (which was allowed to cool) and vanilla; mix well.

Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the liquid mixture. Mix quickly and lightly.

Scrape the batter into a lightly greased baking tin.

Combine all the ingredients for the topping and mix well. Sprinkle topping evenly over the surface of the batter.

Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a skewer inserted, comes out clean.

SERVE NOTE: This cake is perfect for a coffee break.
Yield:  12-14 slices.

Enjoy

Reblogged via Grace Foods, ReCaFo

JamaFo (Jamaican Food)

Hmmm!!! There is nothing like some well brewed Jamaican coffee, but when that coffee is used to make a delicacy, it is even better. Today we give you a great Coffee Cake recipe that makes the perfect snack. Check it out below.

Ingredients

For 1 people ()

Recipe

  • 2 tablespoon(s) peanuts, chopped
  • 3 tablespoon(s) Margarine, melted
  • 2 tablespoon(s) sugar
  • 1 cup(s) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon(s) vanilla
  • 3 cup(s) all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) cinnamon powder
  • 1 medium egg
  •  INGREDIENTS FOR TOPPING:
  • 1 tablespoon(s) baking powder
  • 1/2 cup(s) breadcrumbs or cornflakes
  • 1 cup(s) milk
  • 2 tablespoon(s) Margarine, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt

Jamaican Coffee Cake Directions

Combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar, mix well and set aside.

Combine egg, milk, melted Margarine (which was allowed to cool) and vanilla; mix well.

Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the liquid mixture. Mix quickly and lightly.

Scrape the batter into a lightly greased baking tin.

Combine all…

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Jamaican Recipe of the Day: Tropical Fruit Punch

The spring and summer seasons are made to be enjoyed, by sipping long cool drinks.

We will be sweating like bulls not far from now, getting all dehydrated and looking for quick solutions to relieve out discomfort.

Today we give you a refreshing Jamaican Tropical Punch recipe to do just that when the time comes.

Check it out below.

INGREDIENTS Tropical Fruit Punch

For 4 people

  1. 1 cup Mango Juice
  2. 1 cup Carrot Juice
  3. 1 packet Lemonade Drink Mix
  4. 1 cup Guava Juice
  5. 4 cup(s) water
  6. 1 bottle ginger ale
  7. 1 cup Pineapple Juice

DIRECTIONS Tropical Fruit Punch

Mix one packet of Lemonade with 4 cups water.

Add all other ingredients to the lemonade and mix well.

To Serve: Serve Chilled.

ENJOY

Reblogged from ReCaFo.

JamaFo (Jamaican Food)

The spring and summer seasons are upon us, thankfully the dreadful winter is gone, for the rest of this year at least. We will be sweating like bulls not far from now, getting all dehydrated and looking for quick solutions to relieve out discomfort. Today we give you a refreshing recipe to do just that when the time comes. Check it out below.

Ingredients

For 4 people ()

Recipe

  • 1 cup Mango Juice
  • 1 cup Carrot Juice
  • 1 packet Lemonade Drink Mix
  • 1 cup Guava Juice
  • 4 cup(s) water
  • 1 bottle ginger ale
  • 1 cup Pineapple Juice

Directions

Mix one packet of Lemonade with 4 cups water.

Add all other ingredients to the lemonade and mix well.

To Serve: Serve Chilled.

ENJOY

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Jamaican Recipe of the Day: Banana Fritters

How to make Jamaican Banana Fritters like we do in Jamaica

Jamaican 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:

  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!

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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Why Vegetable Oil is KILLING You – Part 2

Reason #2 Vegetable oils contain oxidized "mutated fats" that are worse than trans fat & CAUSE heart attacks All vegetable oils contain oxidized fats due to the refining process and chemical reactions with the polyunsaturated fat content of vegetable oils.  Expert Nutrition author, Catherine Shanahan, MD, calls the fats in vegetable oils "MegaTrans" because they are … Continue reading Why Vegetable Oil is KILLING You – Part 2

Jamaican Recipe of the Day: 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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