All posts tagged: recipe

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 …

Savory Tilapia Fingers & Home Made Aioli Sauce

Hey Lovelies, welcome back to another Zaychishka’s Kitchen post! Let me start off by saying that in the Caribbean Tilapia is everywhere, and it is one of the most convenient “fish” to cook with.  I’ve cooked Tilapia a few ways, but this time I decided to try out something a little different that also pairs nicely with an Aioli sauce that you can make yourself to go with this fish dish. Tonight I spent a good three hours whipping up a few dishes in the kitchen, taking time for photos and..cleaning up. Agh. cleaning up is always the least fun par of it all! lol…I’ll be dreaming of dirty dishes for weeks. Anyways I’ll show off what was for dinner tonight..that included these wonderful and tasty Tilapia “fingers” & Aioli sauce, alongside Greek inspired Rice, as well as my Fiance’s mother’s recipe for Stewed Vegetables, I promise I will be adding those recipes soon.

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.