Kale Smoothie with Almond Butter

Good morning y'all! Hope you had a great weekend. Ours was good, just with slightly less sleep (yes, it is possible). Baby is not sleeping as well as he used to. And I think he might be getting hungry...he is 6 months old (!) in 2 days. He's also cutting teeth now so probably bit of both - getting ready for food and teeth are buggin' him. His mood isn't different during the day but at night he's feeding more than usual. We leave for Florida on Saturday so I was planning on starting solids when we got back but it's looking like his tummy has a different plan....more


It is summertime which means it is time to indulge in some cold sweet treats such as these homemade banana ice cream sandwiches! And the best thing about this healthy homemade ice cream recipe is that it is requires one (yes, one!) ingredient. It is super simple, leaving you with more time to bask in the summer sunshine.  Not to mention the kiddos will love it and you won't feel guilty about letting them have more. ...more

Meal Plans

As a teacher, I was used to planning. There were lesson plans, long range plans, content area plans, student plans for improvement, and many other plans. After all that paper work, planning family meals was a breeze and something I enjoyed. Life became SO much easier when I had a plan for dinners. One week in advance was good. Two weeks of meal plans were great. I could get most of what I needed for two weeks in one trip, and I only had to plan meals every other week. It didn’t always work out that way, but that was ideal....more

Chicken Parmesan Zucchini Boats

Tender chicken and seasoned marinara are stuffed into a zucchini boat, sprinkled with panko and parmesan and then baked to perfection. So much flavor all packed into perfect 100 calorie servings. ...more

Potatoes and fenugreek leaves stir fry

Aloo methi sabzi is very popular dry vegetable sabzi in north india. It is cooked very often  in every house. Methi has slight bitter taste that is why when It is combined with potatoes , It taste amazing ....more

Retrieving The ‘Teochew Stir-Fried Cucumber & Onion With Egg’ Taste

It is difficult. You start off not knowing exactly how it should taste like, and yet you know when you’ve gotten it wrong. I could only give it my best shot in my attempt to discover what my mama’s secret recipe contains....more

BBQ Chicken with Homemade Sriracha BBQ Sauce

  I know that I've said that I don't like chicken but there are times that it is a simple must have.  It's not that I don't like chicken, it's simply that I would never, ever, ever order it when out at a restaurant or fast food or just about any place outside the house....more

Homemade Brooklyn cooking part.2

Hello there! These two dishes are other two more must have for us, two more home made dishes that we can't pass on while we're staying in Brooklyn, two simple, flavor boasting dishes that have that West Indies touch that we love. Roasted Beef with gravy cooked down with spices, potatoes and fresh thyme, until the meat is moist and tender, we enjoy ours served with a fresh tomato slice on two warm slices of Jamaican "end-bread". Will not give it enough credit if I'll say I've made me a beef sandwich but you got the idea : amazingly good....more

Easy Blueberry Jam

While I can't get local blueberries yet, there are fabulous blueberries coming in from other parts of the country.   Good things come to those who wait? Well, I couldn't wait, so I scooped up a bunch of the berries because I have been dying to try out this new super easy blueberry jam recipe.  I am sooo glad I didn't have the willpower to wait for some local blueberries. ...more

Jamaican Breakfast in Brooklyn!

Good morning friends! It's morning, it's brakfast time. It would not be proper start of our day  here in Brooklyn without a flavors boasting  Jamaican style home cooked breakfast. ...more