Rosemary Lemon Chicken with Luscious Salad and Turmeric Rice

In all its herbaceous glory,  rosemary is one of my favorite herbs that always seem to be on my mind; and my mind was set on roasted chicken, which HAD to be adorned with rosemary and lemon.  The zest and juice of  lemons adds beautiful citrus flavors to my chicken.  I swear, big flavors must be my middle name.  I…

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June 17, 2014

Seafood Paella

Limiting my seafood repertoire to fish and only fish won’t be happening anytime soon.  Well for now… I don’t think so.  I enjoy mussels, crab, lobster, calamari and shrimp a lot more than I  should. I was completely disappointed when the chef at school prepared paella. I wasn’t at all enthused. Since day one, I…

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January 3, 2014

Stir Fry Vegetable Rice

This inspiration behind this dish was based on a specific request from one of my facebook fans, inquiring about other interesting ways to cook white rice. She expressed her dislike for white rice and also stated that sometimes she didn’t have any peas.  My brain automatically went into “brainstorming” mode.  I closed my eyes and…

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July 23, 2012

How to make Jamaican Rice and Beans (Rice and Peas)

“Rice and peas” as all Jamaicans refer to it, is an all time favorite. Some Jamaicans find it rather offensive when I say “rice and beans.” They usually make comments such as: “A true Jamaican never says “rice and beans.” Well, if Jamaica isn’t truly my birthplace, then it is safe to say I am…

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May 26, 2012

Black Rice with Lemon Garlic Chicken and Broccoli

Black Rice is the best thing since slice bread. It really isn’t black. It’s more of a deep purple. Anyway, I did a little black rice research myself and was very impressed!  Black rice was only reserved for emperors and royalty, as they thought it would bring them longevity. It protects against cancer, diabetes, alzheimer’s…

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May 19, 2012
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