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Caribbean Marinated Chicken

Caribbean Marinated Chicken

There are many variations of a Caribbean chicken marinade, which vary in intensity and spiciness. This recipe uses chicken legs and thighs, but you can also make it with chicken breast meat. I have also used this marinade with grilled fish, and it was lovely. Just set...

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Tomato & Pumpkin Soup with Caribbean Spices

Tomato & Pumpkin Soup with Caribbean Spices

Tomatoes are often still flavorful in October. Look for those that are vine-ripened or locally produced—and if that is not an option, choose a similar weight of cherry tomatoes that have much more flavor—5 cherry tomatoes will equal 1 medium tomato. The tomatoes add a...

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Baked Bosc Pears with Hazelnuts, Cinnamon, & Nutmeg

Baked Bosc Pears with Hazelnuts, Cinnamon, & Nutmeg

I saw newly picked bosc pears in the grocery store this week and was eager to try this recipe. Bosc pears are at their peak in late September and October, although you can find them in stores nearly year-round.  This dish is simple-to-prepare, nutrient and...

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Arugula Salad with Grilled Shrimp and Fennel

Arugula Salad with Grilled Shrimp and Fennel

This recipe is adapted from The Mediterranean Method book This is a wonderful salad for lunch or dinner, easy to prepare and super flavorful. The kind of shrimp you use matters, though. Shrimp caught with trawlers effectively rake the bottom of the sea and are very...

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Grilled Wild Salmon with Lemon and Dill

Grilled Wild Salmon with Lemon and Dill

Summer is a great time for grilled wild salmon. My favorites include king (chinook), silver (coho), or red (sockeye)—if they are fresh, they all taste fabulous. Salmon fillets should appear moist, the red-orange flesh should be intact (not cracked), and the fish...

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Watermelon Salad with Cucumber, Feta, and Herbs

Watermelon Salad with Cucumber, Feta, and Herbs

​Summer has officially arrived, and watermelon season is here. Watermelon is a fantastic food on a summer day—juicy and sweet yet loaded with hydration, nutrients, and fiber. This dish makes a refreshing and delicious salad. Summer 2019 in Greece, I tried a variation...

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Green Beans with Sliced Almonds

Green Beans with Sliced Almonds

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, green beans are a...

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Caribbean Fruit Salad with Orange Liqueur

Caribbean Fruit Salad with Orange Liqueur

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: mango, pineapple,...

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Callaloo Soup with Nutmeg, Bay Leaf, and Coconut Milk

Callaloo Soup with Nutmeg, Bay Leaf, and Coconut Milk

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 with healthy...

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Tamarind Chicken with Mixed Vegetables and Pineapple

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 the chicken if...

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Caribbean Piña Colada

Caribbean Piña Colada

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 used regularly. But...

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Caribbean Pineapple Curry

Caribbean Pineapple Curry

​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 presentation. For...

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Caribbean Mixed Salad

Caribbean Mixed Salad

There are numerous variations on this easy-to-prepare salad, yet fresh greens, pineapple, andavocado seem to be the central theme with additional fresh vegetables and fruit as available. As an example, if you can’t find star fruit, consider using sliced grapefruit...

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​Caribbean Fish Ceviche with Coconut Milk

​Caribbean Fish Ceviche with Coconut Milk

This dish originates from French Polynesia (Tahiti) where the fish is served nearly raw with perhaps 15-20 minutes of marinating time in lime juice—which is easier to do when you catch the fish (typically tuna) the same day and keep it on ice. From my restaurant...

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Apple Pie with a Gluten Free Crust

For a special occasion, I enjoy baking an apple pie and sharing with friends and family. This crust is much healthier without the inflammatory gluten compounds and it has a lower glycemic load than you would find with a traditional wheat flour crust. Yet for me this...

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Quiche with Mushrooms, Onion, and Spinach—Gluten Free

Quiche with Mushrooms, Onion, and Spinach—Gluten Free

​People have been making quiche for hundreds of years. You can enjoy it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It is served for take-out, in fine restaurants, and with a little time is relatively easy to make at home. It is loaded with dairy, so please choose organic dairy...

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Cauliflower, Cheese, and Burger Casserole

Cauliflower, Cheese, and Burger Casserole

Casseroles are inviting, especially on a cold day. The oven warms the kitchen, sending a delicious aroma through the house, and the rich food is deeply satisfying for the whole family, plus this dish is easy to prepare. Traditionally this type of casserole would use...

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