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Green Beans with Sliced Almonds

Green Beans with Sliced Almonds

Print This Recipe June is peak season for green beans (also called French beans, string beans, and snap beans). They are rich in fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals. Whether you blanch them, sauté them, eat them raw, or even after thawing them from the freezer,...
Caribbean Fruit Salad with Orange Liqueur

Caribbean Fruit Salad with Orange Liqueur

Print This Recipe In the French Caribbean islands, we were frequently offered a delightful fruit salad with orange liqueur for dessert—simple yet amazing. You can include any fruits you have handy, but in this recipe, I focused on the commonly served Caribbean fruits:...
Callaloo Soup with Nutmeg, Bay Leaf, and Coconut Milk

Callaloo Soup with Nutmeg, Bay Leaf, and Coconut Milk

Print This Recipe My favorite soup while sailing along the eastern Caribbean island chain was Callaloo Soup with a gentle blend of Caribbean spices. It is easy to prepare, savory, and flavorful. Callaloo leaves come from taro or amaranth plants. The leave is packed...

Tamarind Chicken with Mixed Vegetables and Pineapple

Print This Recipe Tamarind adds a lovely flavor to dishes. Tamarind trees grow throughout the Caribbean, and after peeling and discarding the outer shells from the dried tamarind pods, it makes a delightful snack. In this recipe, you can substitute shrimp or tofu for...
Caribbean Piña Colada

Caribbean Piña Colada

Print This Recipe Piña Coladas appear to be one of the more popular drinks in the Caribbean. I have to admit that I am not a great fan of mixed drinks using hard liquor, as I cannot think of any health benefits to hard liquor, and there are several health risks if...
Caribbean Pineapple Curry

Caribbean Pineapple Curry

Print This Recipe ​I first saw this dish on a menu on the island of Dominica, home to the most centenarians on the planet, and was eager to try it. The flavors are fantastic, serving it in a carved-out pineapple shell really added flavor, not to mention, a lovely...