Now, this is considered a staple in Jamaican homes. It is mainly prepared for breakfast, but it can also be served any time of the day. Enjoy this week's Jamaican Recipe of the Day, Johnny cakes or as you might know it, fry dumpling. Jamaican Recipe of the Day: Johnny Cakes (Fry Dumplings) By: Chef Marj … Continue reading Jamaican Recipe of the Day: Johnny Cakes (Fry Dumplings)
I am a lover of good food, but especially Chinese food. In Jamaica we are blessed to have a diverse cultural mix and Chinese restaurants in every town. This evening I had the wonderful opportunity to enjoy some Jamaican Chinese Food from Yaos Restaurant in Liguanea. I had Curry Lobster tail and Sweet and Sour Pork with Noodles.
Here is another tasty recipe out of Jamaica. This recipe gives you flexibility with how it is prepared - especially with the side dishes. It is a great option for vegetarians as well. In its most basic preparation - that is without the Maggi and seasonings - many Jamaicans cook turn cornmeal for their pet … Continue reading Jamaican Recipe of the Day: Turn Cornmeal (Tun Karnmeel)
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
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
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
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
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