Appetizers

Cassava Chips

Cassava Chips

Cassava Chips Cassava Chips, like our Coconut Crisps are natural and extremely easy to make.  We serve these around the house, during many of our Caribbean cooking classes, and whenever we have small parties.  I love them because they are so simple and take very little time to prepare.  One key thing to remember… make sure your Read More


Coconut-Rum Grilled Shrimp

Coconut-Rum Grilled Shrimp

I found this Coconut-Rum Grilled Shrimp recipe on Home Cooking Memories.  I liked it because it is very simple, uses few ingredients, is great for outside grilling, and uses rum (I think Adam likes the last part the most).  In my view, there are not enough recipes that celebrate rum.  Rum is an extremely versatile Read More


Crab Cakes

Old Bay Crab Cakes

I posted photos of these crab cakes on Facebook and a bunch of people requested the recipe.  While not necessarily a “West Indian” recipe, it does have roots from my many years in Baltimore, Maryland.  Otherwise known as “Maryland Crab Cakes”, these are the BEST when you use Maryland’s own Old Bay Seasoning!!  The crab Read More


Veggie Pakora

Veggie Pakora

I love Veggie Pakora!  Whenever Adam and I went to the Mughal Gardens Restaurant in Baltimore (which was often), Veggie Pakora was the first thing that I ordered.  I’m not too sure which chutney I prefer with them… the tamarind or the cilantro so I provided both for you here.  I love both chutneys as well Read More


Grilled Pineapple

Grilled Pineapple with a Brown Sugar Rum Glaze

Notes: Pineapple is Antigua’s National Fruit. There is no better way to honor this wonderful fruit than to use it to finish your meal with the natural sweetness Grilled Pineapple complimented by a rich rum glaze. Grilled pineapple has an enriched sweetness that, to me, is much better than when I eat it fresh. Add Read More


Jerked Wings with a Honey Rum Glaze

Jerked Wings with a Honey Rum Glaze

Notes: I am using my jerk seasoning to lend a flavor to the Jerked Wings so you should make the seasoning before you work on the wings. If you want the wings hotter increase the jerk seasoning to 1 cup. The longer the wings marinade, the hotter they will become so season to taste and Read More


Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Fries with Garlic Aioli

The Fries… I like carbs like anyone else and I love sweet potato fries so this is a relatively healthy fix for my carb cravings. I grabbed this recipe off of Pinterest with the original source being StaySnatched.com. I thought it looked interesting because it is similar to a regular potato fries recipe that I’ve Read More


Wild Mushroom Tart

Nicole’s Table: Wild Mushroom and Gruyere Tart with Fresh Herb Salad

Notes: This Wild Mushroom Tart recipe was the winner of our sixth Lunch with the Girls Poll (Now, the “Live@5 Cooking Club”). I was privately hoping it would win because I love savory tarts. They are often very easy to make and a joy to eat. Give this one a try and let me know Read More


Chicken Tinga Recipe

Nicole’s Table: Our Chicken Tinga Recipe

Notes: I love Mexican food and this Chicken Tinga recipe looked good to me! It wasn’t hard deciding to have a Mexican theme for this May’s Facebook Live cooking class given that we will be cooking on May 5th… Cinco de Mayo. So, we’ll be celebrating Cinco de Mayo as we enjoy our Chick Tinga Read More


Jamaican Beef Patties

Nicole’s Table: Jamaican Beef Patties Recipe

Notes: Jamaican Beef Patties are Jamaica’s number 1 fast food which is typically eaten for lunch. It is world famous! Adam and I would go out of our way just to get a proper beef or chicken patty. When we lived in Baltimore we would often drive up to Park Heights just to satisfy our Read More