Nicole’s Tostones

All across the islands plantains are prepared in a range of ways with Puerto Rican Tostones being one such option. In this version, which I not surprisingly call “Nicole’s Tostones”, we use ripe plantains and dip them in water between the first and third frying.  We like using ripe plantains because of their sweet flavour Read More

Spinach Rice - NT Style

Spinach Rice

I started making this Spinach Rice dish as a replacement for our traditional West Indian rice and beans.  My daughters Zoe and Emily love it!  Give it a try with your kids.  It might be a clever way you can sneak some spinach into their diet.  Healthy eating that tastes great! Spinach Rice Ingredients… 1 Small 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

Rum Battered Fish

Three Super Sauces for Fried Fish

Notes: It  took me the better part of a day to figure out which sauce to serve with the Crispy Rum Battered Fish.  Tartar sauce would the traditional choice, but I love Spicy Mayo… and then I came across this interesting taco sauce and here we are with 3 sauces from which to choose! Wickedly Read More

Banana Date Muffins

Banana Date Muffins

Notes: These wonderful Banana Date Muffins came from Elizabeth Rabinowitz, a guest who visited Nicole’s Table in April 2018.  We got to talking about my daughter Zoe wanting to try out new recipes and Elizabeth wrote up this recipe for Zoe on the spot.  We tried them out and they were perfect.  They fit our 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 I thought it looked interesting because it is similar to a regular potato fries recipe that I’ve Read More

Wild Mushroom Tart

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

Rolling Roti

Buss Up Shot (Trinidad Paratha Roti) Recipe

Notes: I love this version of roti and teach many of my guests how to prepare their roti in this manner. Why don’t you give it a try and let me know if you like it? If you do want to give it a try, then make some West Indian Chicken Curry to go along Read More

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili

I can’t remember the name of the people that did a class with us and raved about this chili recipe. They made it sound so good that it was on my list of things to do! This recipe can work well alone f you are a vegan or can be converted for meat lovers by Read More