Jamaican Oxtail & Butter Bean Stew

Oxtail is the culinary name for the tail of cattle.  Oxtail is a bony, gelatin-rich meat, which is usually slow-cooked as a stew or braised. It is a traditional stock base for a soup. Although traditional preparations often involve hours of slow cooking, modern methods usually take a shortcut by utilizing a pressure cooker.  Stewed…

Cajun Chicken Couscous

Couscous a type of North African semolina in granules made from crushed durum wheat. It can be a spicy dish made by steaming or soaking couscous and adding meat, vegetables, or fruit. I’ll be making Cajun spiced chicken couscous with apricots and chickpeas. An amazing one pot dish which will be a delight for your…

Coconut Rice

Coconut rice is a dish prepared by soaking white rice in coconut milk. As both the coconut and the rice-plant are commonly found in the tropics all-around the world, coconut rice is found in many cultures throughout the world, spanning across the equator from Southeast Asia to the Caribbean. It’s particularly good with any Thai…

Fried Plantain

Plantains are members of the banana family, but they are starchier and lower in sugar, which means that when they are ripe, they will still be green in colour. If you get them when they are overripe, they may have started to turn yellow or black. While a banana makes a great, raw snack, plantains…