Avocado Toast is one of those iconic dishes that people just can’t seem to get enough of. Whether sliced or mashed avocado is an excellent source of healthy fats, vitamins and minerals. In these recipes we will explore three different versions of Avocado Toast that are all easy to make and healthy. They are great as a meal or as a quick snack and we are confident that at least one will fit your nutritional lifestyle. We aim to please with one seafood option featuring, one high protein option and one vegan option.
For those who love coffee but are not necessarily in the mood for a hot cup, Cold Brew might be for you. Although some say cold brew might contain more caffeine than a regular cup of coffee, our recipe is of average strength but can be adapted to suit. With this recipe we also add some Salted Caramel Cream and Syrup to make the drink all the more decedent. This mixture results in a comforting cup of your own homemade cold brew with a creamy sweet and salty caramel flavor. We hope you enjoy!
It’s that time of year again when the weather is changing and the trees are turning golden. This is also Pumpkin Spice time of year!!! For those who love this magical blend of spices and the sweet creamy flavor of pumpkin this is the treat for you. This recipe comes all the way from the Caribbean to bring you some of our warmth to help you shake off the chill. We want to share with you one of our favorite local treats that uses our very own local Calabaza or West Indian pumpkin.
Most people associate Pumpkin dishes or drinks with the Autumn/Fall Season. At this time of year the weather begins to get colder and we can see the trees turn from green to oranges, ambers and browns. This for many people is the season for all things Pumpkin Spice. This blend of spices was originally used to flavor Pumpkin Pies which are an American staple around Thanksgiving. However, with this recipe we hope to give you a chilled or warm beverage that’s everything we love about pumpkin and pumpkin spice. Would you like a break from the sugary caffeinated latte?
There is simply nothing better on a hot day than to refresh yourself with a cold glass of Lime Juice. The Caribbean is known for using limes in various ways and we especially love it at a juice. In St. Lucia, they add banana essence and call it lime squash. On other islands they will add Mixed Essence or Vanilla essence for another flavor Variation. In Trinidad however, we always add our Angostura Bitters and our local brown cane sugar. However, you make it, no one can deny the incredible power lime juice has to refresh you and quench your thirst on a hot Caribbean day.
The Caribbean is famous for sea, sand and sun. However, it’s also famous for sugar, rum, cotton, coffee, spice and cocoa. The Caribbean's rich volcanic soils and tropical climate make it a perfect location for an agricultural economy. Cocoa trees especially love this type of environment and the Caribbean produces Criollo and Trinitario Cocoa, two of the most rare and sought after cocoas in the world. This recipe for Chocolate Tea is a local favorite that infuses that delicious cocoa flavor with local spices to create a truly comforting cup of warmth.
Dumplings are a term given to a broad spectrum of foods made of a dough with some type of flour mixed, salt and water that may or may not have a filling. In Trinidad & Tobago our dumplings are the unfilled versions made with wheat flour, salt and water. We have two general shapes of dumplings that differ depending on the dish or the dumpling maker’s preference.
Aloe Vera is classified as a succulent plant due to its thick fleshy stems that are used to retain water to help the plant survive in inclement conditions. It is inside these leaves where you will find the gelatinous aloe vera gel full of nutritious benefits and can be used in a variety of ways. As a consumer product it is most commonly found in hair, beauty and skin care products but it is also popular as a drink.