Ok this is fast and
simple and yummy. Good with BBQ anything.
Cut potatoes in half, then each half into three or four
wedges (according to size).
Boil 'em in salted water 'til fork tender (not falling away
from the skin).
Then drain, lay on a baking sheet that has been greased.
Roast 'em in your oven for about 15 - 20 minutes, flippin' 'em
over until you get a nice crunchy brown crust on each side.
Remove and sprinkle with a coarse salt. This needs to be
served right out of the oven so u get the crunchity crunch.
You can sprinkle just about anything on this, paprika,
parsley whatever you like. I prefer it plain and then i pour
some garlic sauce over it, or add a lil garlic butter to it.
Healthier than the fried ones.
I use ketchup, soy
sauce, black pepper, salt, sugar, garlic, onion, hot pepper,
shadon beni (otherwise known as cilantro which we cant live
without in the Caribbean). We grind the shadon beni, the
garlic, the onion and hot pepper, then add the rest of
stuff. I add water to get it to the right consistency, and a
little lime juice if I feel like it. Gives it a nice tangy
taste. I keep it thick to baste while BBQing, and some
thinned down to pour over the grilled food. I don't cook it
either, tho I guess one could if they wanted. It's good, the
shadon beni/cilantro coupled with the lime juice really
sets it apart. If you're into that kinda taste.
1 cup of skimmed milk
1 tsp. Nescafe instant (yes i use instant, shoot me)
3 tsp. brown sugar
2 blocks of Hershey's dark milk chocolate
Now u gotta really steam the milk first, then throw in the
chocolate and stir it 'til it melts. Heaven in a cup I tell
Oh and this can totally be chilled.
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
Combine, add water and knead for a few minutes till smooth.
Roll out into a circle bout ¼ or ½ inch thick, cut into
strips, then into smaller pieces. (Honestly it don't matter
how u cut 'em, I just like 'em square shaped approx 2 inches
Put up a big pot of water, bring to a boil and add the
pieces of dough. The dumplings will begin to rise to the top
of the pot after a while. When this happens they are pretty
much done, just let boil about 5 minutes after and then drain
off the water.
Immediately add butter and toss it.
You can use this with anything with a gravy. I eat 'em alone
Eggless Chocolate Cake
When I was little, my dad's
youngest sister used to make this absolutely delicious
eggless cake as she was vegetarian.
This recipe, tho not hers, (cuz she gave that up a long
time ago after she married a meat eater) is the closest
I've found to what her cake used to taste like.
I'm always rather skeptical of using recipes online, but
this one was better than I thought it would be. Uses
stuff u already have lying around your cupboard.
1 tin Nestle condensed milk
1 cup all purpose flour
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa (tho for the cake below I used
a couple tablespoons more)
⅔ cup melted butter
2 tsp. vanilla essence
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
150 ml (⅔ cup) water
-Sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda and baking
-Combine in another bowl the condensed milk, melted
butter, vanilla and water.
- Add dry ingredients to the milk mixture, and beat on
medium for about a minute till the batter is smooth.
- Pour mixture into a greased baking tin and bake for
approx 50mins to an hour at 300°, testing with a
skewer to make sure its cooked.
Don't over beat it, or
over bake it.
This is what mine looked like:
I don't even frost it.
Note: This is
NOT a sweet tasting cake, despite the amount of condensed
milk in it because of the fact the cocoa isn't
sweetened. I upped the amount of cocoa this time around and
found that altho the color was gorgeously chocolaty, I
craved the extra sweetness from using just the ¼ cup.
But for those who like dark chocolate more, I'd suggest
upping the amount of cocoa to suit and maybe bringing in
some sweet with a frosting/topping if u want. It's also
very dense, but moist. I liked it a lot.
If you try it out let me know how u like it.
I'm thinking of using it with with German Cake topping
Update: Ok this
is seriously becoming an addiction.
Now I'm adding coffee and
cappuccino mixes to it, and it's fabulous.
3 cups cooked brown rice
¼ cup finely diced carrots
¼ cup finely diced green peppers
1 tsp. finely chopped celery
3 tablespoons olive oil
½ tsp. soy sauce
½ tsp. sesame oil
Salt to taste
1-Heat olive oil in large frying pan, add diced carrots and
cook for 1 minute. Then add green peppers, cook for an
additional 2 minutes stirring occasionally. (You may add any
veggies you wish at this point.)
2-Add the cooked rice and toss with the veggies, then add
soy sauce and sesame oil and combine 'til rice is evenly
coated with soy sauce.
Note: If you wish a darker brown rice or a lighter brown
rice you can adjust quantity of soy sauce.
3-Allow rice to cook for an additional 4-5 minutes on medium
heat, stirring often. Turn off heat, add chopped celery and
salt to taste, toss and serve.
Egg Fried Rice: Add in one whole egg at step 2, and stir to
evenly distribute. Then continue with step 3 'til egg is
Corn Fried Rice: Add in ¼ cup of sweet corn at step 2,
continue to step 3.
Shrimp Fried Rice: Saute diced seasoned shrimp along with
veggies at step 1.
Blend it all up till smooth and thick. Pour over crushed
Some garnish with nutmeg, but not me. This is good all by
Blend the scotch bonnet peppers (cut
'em up first) with enough vinegar to the consistency you
like. Add salt. That's your base. I know people add mustard
and garlic and various seasonings, but at my house we
don't. But you can if you want. My mom also does one where
she kinda pickles the hot peppers in vinegar, along with
sliced carrots and lime wedges. Now that's yummo! Make ya cry
like a 5 year old too.