Smoothie Bowl Goodness

A smoothie bowl is such an easy healthy breakfast that you can make at home! The key to getting a smooth texture is a good ratio of your almond milk to frozen fruits. My tips to perfecting your smoothie texture are: Pre-cut your fruits in small pieces and freeze them at least 24 hours before. […]

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Liquor’d Up Cocktails

These locally made cocktails from Liquor’d Up are potently delicious. They offer an assortment of creatively curated alcoholic treats including their 2020 summer specials: margaritas, sours and daiquiris. I personally love how they have revamped the popular childhood (non-alcoholic) refreshers called the “suck-ah-bubby”. As a kid, these tasted like frozen koolaid served up in a […]

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Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

You can indulge with your sweet potatoes in more than one way. Enjoy as a side or a main meal, either way these baked goodies will be sure to make your tummy smile. Ingredients 1 medium sized sweet potato (of course just double the recipe if you’re making for two persons and so forth for […]

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Natural Energy Booster – Celery Juice

Celery Juice is packed with nutrients like calcium, potassium, vitamins A, C, and K. It is low in sugar and is known to have health benefits such as reducing inflammation, lowering cholesterol, improving digestion and more. During the pandemic while our country was on lockdown – I went through a period where my body was […]

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Pesto Veggie Wrap

A 20 MINUTE MEAL! This concept was introduced to me by one of my previous co-workers a little while ago, and since then I fell in love with this easy go-to meatless dish! Great for lunch or dinner, when you want something light and packed with nutrients. Simply grab your favourite vegetables and let’s get […]

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Pumpkin Fritters

These little puffs of joy are easy to make and are a part of a traditional Bajan breakfast. I also enjoy them as a snack! I discovered they pair seamlessly with a homemade cinnamon cream cheese spread which I highly recommend trying too. Ingredients 2lbs pumpkin 1 tsp salt 1 cup flour 2 teaspoons baking […]

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Trending: Dalgona Coffee

This Dalgona Coffee a.k.a whipped iced coffee, has been making waves all over social media for the last month! As a devote iced coffee lover, I was intrigued to see if it was worth the hype – and for me, it didn’t disappoint! Since you have to whip the coffee until soft peaks from before […]

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Josephines Cafe & Bistro

Josephines is a quaint cafe in Bridgetown with fantastic food and friendly service. I’ve dined at Josephines twice, and was quite happy with each food experience; especially because everything tasted so fresh! I will recommend getting an early reservation in the morning as all seating is outside, and can feel a little humid as the […]

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Shrimp Tacos

This one is for the seafood lovers! I had fun making these shrimp tacos and adding my little twists, which turned out incredibly tasty. These tacos are filled with creamy guacamole, a zesty salsa, tasty shrimp and sweet plantains! If you are allergic to shelled fish, other great substitutes include fried flying flying fish or […]

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The Nut Lover

The Nut Lover is a local  Barbadian brand which makes ALL NATURAL nut butters including smooth almond, smooth peanut, crunchy peanut and honey peanut. I first tried their almond butter as I was on a quest to find a natural one at that time – Feb 2019 – which I have since used in many […]

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The Tides Restaurant

Tides is a beachfront fine dining restaurant in Barbados, located in a prime location on the West Coast. From the attentive, friendly service to impeccably prepared food and spectacular sea view – it’s hard not to fall in love with this place! Pictured in the main photo is their chicken thai curry served in a […]

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Little Bits

Little Bits is a Barbadian owned business which provides locally hand crafted ice cream. What I love about this company is how they are incorporating unique ingredients to reinvent some of our favourite desserts. Coconut & Ginger Sorbet! Red Velvet, S’mores and Salted Caramel Ice Creams, OH MY! Coconut & Ginger Sorbet Sorbet is a […]

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Cafe Luna

Rooftop dining. Tranquil ambiance. Romantic, cozy atmosphere. Cafe Luna offers a charming setting (as I say to myself, “Awe, I should’ve captured that on camera!)”, located across the street from the sea. The air was cool and date night was in full swing; as we were seated and excitedly read the diverse collection of locally […]

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The Mill – Brunch

The Mill is definitely a popular spot to grab a bite for lunch. This was my first time dining for brunch on a Sunday since the restaurant launched their new menu April, 2018. This visit was also a special treat since my family was celebrating my sister and dad’s birthday. My dad enjoyed the hearty […]

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Barbados Food And Rum Festival 2018 Prologue

The Barbados Food and Rum Festival is a celebration of the growing, exceptional talent in the “Culinary Capital of the Caribbean”. For the 9th edition of the Festival, local Barbadian Chefs and Mixologists are being honoured and celebrated for a series of events from today Thursday, October 18th until Sunday, October 21st. Expect your taste […]

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Slow Food Challenge 2018

I joined the Slow Food Challenge for the first time this year which was from September 2-9. This food challenge focuses on supporting the local community by purchasing locally sourced and produced foods. I incorporated locally bought foods from Cheapside Market in Bridgetown, along with herbs and vegetables from my home garden into some of […]

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1 Breadfruit, 2 Styles!

Cooking Breadfruit is as easy as 1,2,3! This ‘ground provision’ (we Bajans classify this as a vegetable staple food group) can be cooked in an array of styles. Contrary to the name, this is a savory food typically served as a side or main dish for a meal. Breadfruit can be served roasted, baked in […]

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Tapestry Restaurant

Tapestry Restaurant describes their foodie aesthetic as “Where Creativity Meets Cuisine”. My first visit to this restaurant was special as I was meeting up with an old friend from primary school who I hadn’t seen in about 5 years! As we exchanged stories and caught up, we enjoyed great food in a beautiful setting with […]

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Phillip’s Bakery & Deli

Fresh. Fluffy. Flaky. If your crust doesn’t fit within this description in my book, it isn’t even a crust worth looking at. The Tornado Patty With a unique name like “The Tornado Patty” I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to try this since I had never heard of it!… as I write and look at […]

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Kreamz Kreations

When I stepped into Kareem’s kitchen, it was bursting with aromatic scents. I was eager to learn what was being whipped up in my honour to taste as I was told to bring a large appetite! The Chef – Kareem Griffith After studying in Barbados and Canada, Kareem gained culinary experience in various establishments, the […]

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Zucchini-Carrot Fritters

Looking for a delicious vegetarian recipe to add to any Meatless Monday or meatless everyday meal? These fritters tantalize your taste buds and enrich your nutritional intake of more vegetables too. I challenge you to get creative with your veggies and try this recipe! Ingredients Recipe makes about 12 fritters Prep Time: 20 minutes    Cook […]

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Yelluh Meat vs. Roast

Roasting breadfruit is a traditional Caribbean method to prepare this juicy and nutritional ground provision. Almost found in anyone’s yard around Barbados, Breadfruit trees are one of nature’s healthiest natural starches. Rich in dietary fiber, it is considered to be a “cholesterol controller”. When these gems are fully ripened, their “meaty” flesh resembles a creamy […]

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My Bajan Faves for Independence

I love my Barbadian culture, especially when it comes to the food… I am Bajan to de bone! 4 days ago on November 30, 2016, Barbados celebrated their 50th Independence, which was largely celebrated throughout the island for the entire year. Patriotism could not done! Some incredibly patriotic Bajans decorated their homes and even their […]

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Conkies Sweet Like Sugah!

I honestly have to say that out of all the conkies in the whole of Buhbados… these conkies made by Petra are the moistest, most flavourful, and heavenly conkies I have ever tasted. Sold fresh and warm out of the oven, Ms. Petra  sells these beautiful tributes to our culture every Sunday at New Dimensions […]

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For The Love of Mauby

My go-to drink is, and forever will be Mauby. Refreshing. Tantalizing to my palette. A sweet taste of Barbados. It resonates nostalgia and happiness within me. Mauby can be made from either the tree bark or the syrup. Naturally, mauby is made from a type of Buckthorn tree called the Soldierwood or Mabi. The drink […]

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London Trip Flavas

Now this post is long overdue, but I have to apologize because since I returned home to Barbados, I have gotten quite busy! Not to mention I recently celebrated my 26th birthday, and I can honestly say it was one of my best ones yet 🙂 During my visit to my sister Rachel in London, […]

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Oatmeal Goodness

I have been a huge fan of Oats/ Oatmeal/ Porridge ever since my great gran introduce it to my sister and I; when I was about 6 years old; and its been one of my go-to breakfast options ever since. It’s quick, easy and a sweet way to start the day. Ingredients This recipe makes […]

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The Mill – Lamb Burger

The Mill restaurant is quite centrally located in Industrial Park, St.Thomas. It is pretty impossible to miss with a historical windmill planted right at the doorstep of this laid back, outdoor dining spot. I even caught some children playing inside, as they entertained themselves while awaiting for their lunch to be served. The atmosphere here […]

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Chickpeas & Sweet Potato

This is a vegetarian recipe adapted from my mother’s inventive breakfast sides. This is a curry flavoured base dish – great for breakfast or to add as a side. Ingredients 1 sweet potato 1 can of chickpeas 1 small onion 1-2 tbl sp olive oil 1/4 cup of water 1 1/2 tsp curry powder 1 […]

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Healthy Banana Pancakes

Now I love pancakes like it’s nobody’s business, and there is just something about bananas, which add a naturally rich and sweet flavour to almost every thing. I’ve searched high and low for a healthy version I can genuinely sit down and enjoy for breakfast. I’ve even tried the whole natural “pancake” recipe with 1 […]

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Rolli’s Bar & Grill

Like many local restaurants in Barbados blessed with a comfortable and scenic atmosphere, Rolli’s is no exception. Being located in the heart of Pelican Village (a local center filled with culture, local arts and crafts, and small businesses), this laid back bar and restaurant serves up some pretty good food without “brekkin ya pocket”. This […]

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Mo’s Grill ‘Oistins’

Mo’s Grill is located in the popular town called Oistins on the South Coast. Oistins is especially known for its local fish market and the popular ‘Oistins Friday Night Fish Fry’ – where lots of food stalls are serving up fresh seafood, there is live music and lots of activity. At Mo’s Grill & Bajan […]

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Coconut (Sweet) Bread

Coconut is classified as a one-seeded drupe but can also be classified as a fruit, a nut, and a seed, which adds such a fresh taste to so many recipes which I love! As you can tell by the name of this dessert, coconut is the main base ingredient in this traditional Barbadian pastry – […]

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Steamed Flying Fish

If you’re a Bajan reading this then you already know what Flying Fish is, and it’s historical meaning to our country Barbados. For my international visitors, flying fish are tiny fish which can make powerful, self-propelled leaps into the air, using their wing-like fins to glide considerable distances over the water’s surface. This uncommon ability […]

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Baby I Fell In Love With Truffle Oil

Prohibition Restaurant and Speakeasy is a modern, cozy lounge and restaurant located in Midtown Miami. One night my roommate Zoe and I decided to look for a fun new restaurant to try, and we came across this gem, which introduced me to Truffle Oil…the beginning of life itself. We got all dolled up one Friday […]

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Bajan Fish Cakes

If you’re looking for a crowd-pleasing appetizer, then fish cakes are the perfect combination of savory, crispy, fluffy, and light! These meatless little puffs of joy are filled with chunks of cod (salt fish) and monuments of fresh herbs. This Bajan treat is an island-wide favorite, which is commonly served at parties and events. Impress […]

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French Toast or Slices of Heaven?

To compare this indulgent Brioche French Toast experience to Heaven may be an overstatement; but it was truly nothing short of hitting all the right spots when it comes to mouthgasms. Incredibly soft, fluffy, flavorful, so creamy it melted in my mouth…literally. This hearty french toast was topped with sprinkles of cinnamon (one of my […]

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Sw. Potato Fries & Chili

I loveeee Chili and this is definitely my best combo thus far! Sweet Potato Fries mixed with the savory flavors of chili, and the creaminess of guacamole, just spells out F-E-E-D  M-E NOW! This dish is very easy to make and was designed to be a healthier version of the regular Chili Fries by substituting […]

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