Amaranth/Callaloo

 

Callaloo (amaranth) with Yellow Squash and Heirloom Tomatoes

When my creative juices begin to flow, it’s confirmation that I’m in the realm where I belong; as much as I belong in the realm that I’m in.  As I journey into another dimension, I’m inspired and visually stimulated while caught up in this serene rapture of heaven on earth. These glorious jewels are from…

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September 25, 2016

Callaloo with Fried Eggplant, Green Banana and White Yam

Living in California, I can almost always find cassava (yucca) in any Mexican grocery stores, however I do have to venture out of my city to find dasheen, white yam, green banana or yellow yam.  This was one of those days where I seriously craved ground provisions (white yam and boiled green bananas). My long…

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April 19, 2016

Roasted Chicken with Vegetables and Steamed Callaloo(amaranth)

Luscious, vibrant, leafy callaloo is a super tasty and nutritious staple in my home. In Jamaica, it’s one of the main source of greens and is consumed regularly. In the USA, it’s referred to as amaranth, which is indeed a super food. I personally think that most, if not all herbs, fruits, spices and plants…

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August 15, 2015

Fried Boiled Dumpling with Cocoa and Callaloo (amaranth)

What do you do when you have left over boiled dumpling?  I love to fry them and I know lots of other people who enjoy frying them too. It’s  crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. I guess you can call it a crispy, chewy, dumpling fries or better yet, fried dumpling. Leftovers…

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March 25, 2015

Steamed Purple Callaloo (Amaranth) with Grape and Kumato Tomatoes

I was way too excited when I stumbled upon these gorgeous bunch of greens. I knew I had seen them before (on the internet). They were familiar yet somehow unfamiliar. Being an island queen, I was raised on callaloo also know as amaranth, however my eyes had yet to behold this particular variety. I’m accustomed…

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March 22, 2015
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