Grab your Air Fryer and make this Crispy Air Fryer Fish ASAP. Covered in a crispy delicious crust, you can have guilt free fried fish as often as you like. This post may contain affiliate links, please read my full disclosure here.
This healthy General Tso’s Chicken Recipe is still fried but “fried” in the air fryer and can be made in less than 30 minutes. Top it with the amazing general tso sauce for an easy and quick weeknight dinner. This post may contain affiliate links, please read my full disclosure here.
I have a few rules when it comes to General Tso’s chicken. It must have crunch, it must have a little spice, and it must be saucy! At least that was my experience the first time I tried this dish. It was almost 10 years ago when I first had it at a restaurant in Durham, NC during law school. I first tried this dish during a study break with friends and I fell in love. It was also during this study break that I bit into one of the hot peppers that comes in the dish and I couldn’t breath for a good minute. The peppers are not to be eaten, the peppers are not to be eaten. I wish I knew that before I took a bite.
Despite the incident with the pepper, the dish was delicious. The chicken had the perfect crunch and the sauce was a perfect combination of sweet and salty. The depth of flavor was amazing. It’s a dish that I came to love and recreate in my kitchen quite often.
This Pressure Cooker Turkey Chili Recipe is not only delicious, but has only a 25 minute under pressure cook time. It’s the perfcet one pot dinner than can be made on any weekend or weeknight.
Oh how I love my pressure cooker! Although I took a leave of absence from the blog, I’ve been getting great feedback on my Instant Pot recipes, like this Pressure Cooker Shrimp Paella or this Instant Pot Jamaican Cornmeal Porridge Recipe. So of course the first recipe I had to share on my return to blogging was this Pressure Cooker Turkey Chili Recipe.
This Beet Apple Carrot Juice is one of my favorite juice recipes. Yes, raw beets can be delicious! This post may contain affiliate links, please read my full disclosure here.
The first time I had beets, which wasn’t that long ago, I thought they were the grossest thing on the planet. Seriously, I wondered why anyone would even consider eating them. Granted, the beets I tried were pickled and I ate them by themselves. So for a while, I left the beets alone.
Then one day, I was reading…as I tend to do often because I’m a smarty pants, and discovered that beets have a ton of health benefits. Like a freaking ton. And since I’m on this whole healthy kick in my life (except for the fact that I’ve been test baking macarons every night), I decided I was going to have to find a way to get beets in my belly, other than pickled of course. Hence the creation of this Beets Apple Carrot Juice recipe.
This light and flavorful Vietnamese Chicken Salad Recipe with Asian flavors is a must have on your lunch menu. Bring it to work or eat it at home on the weekends, you and your family will fall in love.
I tend to post on here once a week and missed last weeks posting. I seriously thought that I would be able to post while away on vacation but I seriously thought wrong. If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you may have noticed that I posted some gorgeous pics from Jamaica. I had so much fun visiting family, chillaxing, and eating some great food. I thought about not coming back but…I got bills. Speaking of bills, I returned to work yesterday and thankfully, it wasn’t a nightmare when I returned. I guess it’s a blessing when you love what you do.
I decided that my first post upon my return should be another bring your lunch to work recipe. In an attempt to save some coins so that I can continue to take amazing vacations I am trying to make more lunches that I can prep ahead of time and carry to work. This is where this Vietnamese Chicken Salad Recipe comes in handy.
This Fruity Chicken Salad Recipe will have your family begging for seconds. Great for bag lunches. Great way to sneak some fruits and veggies in your picky eater’s diet.
I am the worst at packing my lunch. There, I said it. I have admit that most days I head over to a local restaurant with coworkers when I should be saving my coins and packing a lunch. Days that I do pack my lunch, it’s usually leftovers and although I will tear a leftover up, we don’t always have leftovers in our house. Well leftovers or not, I have vowed to become better at packing my lunch for work.
The Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies are super easy to put together and great for weekday breakfast before school and work.
Cookies for breakfast? Yes please! I am always searching for ways to have breakfast on the weekday mornings. Most mornings I fail at this but these oatmeal raisin breakfast cookies give me the ability to succeed. Yay for success!
Quick and easy Corned Beef & Cabbage Recipe, Jamaican style, is our go to recipe for busy weeknights. Flavorful and quick traditional recipe.
Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. When I think of St. Patrick’s day, I think of the color green, the movie Leprechaun in the Hood (great movie by the way), beer, and Corned Beef and Cabbage. Growing up in a Jamaican household meant this was a dinner option quite often and I loved it. Still love it. So when anyone talks about corned beef and cabbage, all I can think of is the Jamaican version, also sometimes referred to as “bully beef.”
So what makes Jamaican Corned Beef and Cabbage different? Canned meat of course! Meat in a can? Yes, I know it sounds utterly disgusting but seriously, this meat in a can is amazing.
First, Mise en place! Love that word. Get all your ingredients ready for cooking, because this is a quick recipe. Shred half a medium sized cabbage into medium sized shreds, chop 1 green pepper, chop 1 medium sized onion, mince 2 cloves garlic, and chop 2 roma tomatoes.
Next, you will heat 1 TBSP olive oil over medium-high heat in a skillet. I did this in a “Dutch pot.” OMG, how cool is it that I own a Dutch Pot! I got this from my dear mother and I barley use it so I get excited every time I whip it out.
Look, how cool 🙂
Once your oil is heated, sauté green peppers and onions for about 3 minutes, or until softened.
Next, add garlic and stir for about a minute more. Next, add your shredded cabbage to the skillet (or Dutch pot) and continuously stir for about 3 minutes, allowing the cabbage to soften but not get too mushy. Add your roma tomatoes and 2 springs of thyme. Then the fun part, adding your corned beef.
I use this brand. I have tried other brands but this is my all time favorite. Also, I should note that opening corned beef is an interesting adventure. Seriously, there is this weird key on the side that you turn to get it open. It has directions but it took me a while to get it right.
Once you add your corned beef, you will need to break it up in the pot and stir it with the other ingredients.
Looks delicious, right! Well, you’re not done. Add 1 TBSP ketchup (Yup, ketchup on corned beef) and stir. An optional, but yet strongly recommended ingredient, is “hot peppa” sauce, also known as scotch bonnet sauce. It’s a sauce made from scotch bonnet peppers which I have a difficult time finding in my city, so the sauce will have to do. I can find this sauce in any international supermarket. Just know, it’s delicious but spicy. I added only 1/2 tsp to this dish to keep it kid friendly. Reduce heat to medium and let this cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the corned beef is heated through. Season with salt & pepper to taste, but go easy on the salt, corned beef already has a good amount of salt.
*hot peppa sauce. spicy!!!
And there you have it, corned beef and cabbage, Jamaican style! I like to serve mine over plain white rice or put it on bread to make a samich. Yums!