All posts tagged: dinner ideas

Chunky Chili Recipe (With Ground Beef)

Hey Lovelies! I have made this recipe twice and I love it! You see whenever I’m home there is one dish that my dad likes to make with the slow cooker, and that is his version of chili. His recipe is great, but I decided to rival his recipe with my own over here in the Caribbean, I also don’t have a slow cooker so I’m making this the old fashioned way with a pot. One night as I was trying to decide what to make my Fiance for dinner, I realized I had a whole can of plum tomatoes- to me that is an excellent base for starting chili (and enchiladas but that’s an entirely different recipe) and then I started my cooking adventure. Now this recipe is chunky because of the canned plum tomatoes used- I just end up squishing them with a fork when they are in a pot on medium heat, I like to to open them up, mash them a little and separate them..giving chunky tomato-y bits that bring this …

Original Recipe: Endless Summer Salad With Salmon

Hey Matryoshkas, how are all of you doing today? I began my latest cooking venture with an idea to work with a can of chickpeas and black beans I had on hand. I knew I wanted to make a dinner that would be filling (but not the type that makes you feel ‘weighed’ down) , while  including enough protein and healthy carbs since my Fiance and I had decided we were going to the gym together. I also wanted to make use of the small amount of lettuce I had left in the fridge, and then came the idea to also include salmon. The other thing that came to my mind was what if I could get away from using dressing- That’s right you don’t need to make a special dressing. Just let the  flavours of the dish satisfy instead.  I then went to my refrigerator and started to look for all of the vegetables I had, and items that would give me the flavours I wanted.. from capers to minced garlic and lemon. This …

Shrimp Pasta: An Under 30 Minute Meal Idea

Hey Lovelies! I have been doing a lot of cooking while taking photos along the way (I’ve just been slacking on the whole post writing department… I think I’m just captivated by my new surroundings). So I have some bad news for you, and that is that I’ve yet to learn any of the local dishes to try and write about for you, but I do have a lot of my own favourite made and eaten meals that I’ve been cooking in my little Caribbean kitchen. One of my favourite meals to go to is shrimp pasta. This dish is so simple, flavorful,  takes the least amount effort, presents itself well, and the best part of making this dish is that my Fiance thinks I worked hard on making it for him 🙂 This dish is a win-win.

Hey Lovelies! Just An Update From The Caribbean With Love.

Hey Everyone! Greetings from the Caribbean and the ‘Friendly Island’ if you know where that motto’s from then you definitely will be able to guess the island I’m currently residing on. I have started to settle into life here, and I just want to first talk about avocados, because I finally ate the one I bought at Cost-U-Less with one of my new friends (who took me grocery shopping, and is showing me how this island works). I had no idea that there’s different species of avocados, I just thought all avocados looked the same, tiny-medium in size, with a bumpy surface and roundness to them. Well I definitely learned something new, the avocados I can get in the Caribbean are HUGE, green, with a smooth surface, have a sweet taste, and you can tell they have a far greater water content when you devour them. They are a little watery, but you know what Imma make guacamole outta them sometime and let you know how that works out..with like a pound of sour cream.