• Gluten-Free (Vegan) Jamaican Patties

    The Jamaican patty.  The most well-known Jamaican culinary export. Flaky crust. Beef that oozes into your mouth. Lunchtime favourite. Roadside snack.  It would be almost a travesty if the patty were not accessible to everyone — and especially those who … Continue reading

  • How to Make Jamaican Curry Goat

    The Huffington Post recently published an article saying that “goat meat could save our food system, but we’re too afraid to eat it.” We who? 😂 Goat meat is popular in many cultures — including the Caribbean — but I realize … Continue reading

  • Gluten-Free Fried Dumplings (aka Johnnycakes, Bakes)

    Look what I made you guys!!!!  I’ve always loved having Jamaica’s national dish (ackee and saltfish) for breakfast, but I missed having fried dumplings. Well, I’m happy to report that I went into my kitchen and I was successful in … Continue reading

  • “Ras” “Mas” Non-Alcoholic Sorrel Drink

    Ahhh Christmas… One of the most beloved holidays in the world, but ever so special to Jamaicans. Christmas for Jamaicans means good conversations, gifts, time spent with family, and, most importantly, a full spread of food – curry goat, curry chicken, rice and peas. No Christmas, however, would be complete without sorrel. Continue reading

Gluten-Free Saltfish Fritters

Going to Jamaica made me really crave the foods that I grew up with but that I’ve since sworn off since going gluten-free.  I loved having saltfish fritters growing up, but I hadn’t eaten it in years because it wasn’t gluten-free (it’s made with a batter).

I thank my lucky stars that I was able to change that!

Here it is, in all of its gluten-free fabulosity.  In my next trick, I’m going to try and see if I can make these babies paleo!


1/2 pound salted codfish

1 tbsp ketchup (optional)

1 cup rice flour

1 tsp baking powder

3/4 cup cold water

2 stalks of green onion/scallion/spring onions

1 tsp thyme

1 tomato, chopped,

1/2 salt (optional)

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 egg

1 scotch bonnet pepper, chopped (optional)

cayenne/black pepper (to taste)

Here’s how to make ’em:

Food Bloggers: Cut to the Recipe – Creator Hype

Love this article! This is why you won’t see long write-ups about my life story on this blog. Just post the recipe so we can start cooking!

“Attention Food Bloggers, this is an important meeting you must attend! Within, you’ll find ONE simple tip to dramatically improve your content!”

Source: Food Bloggers: Cut to the Recipe – Creator Hype

As For Me and My House, We Shall Wash Our Chicken (and Our Rice! I Don’t Care What Anybody Else Says.) @TheSocialCTV

Not a lie told. In response to last week’s episode on “The Social.”

Simone Samuels

I was watching this clip from The Social this week and I was appalled:

Firstly, I’m a Millennial, and I sure ain’t scurred about handling raw meat.  In fact, I used to cut off the toenails of the raw chicken feet for my mother so she could make chicken foot soup.  Now that I live on my own, I pretty much manhandle my chicken.  I make my own meatballs by hand — I get all up in there.   So I get so tired and irritated when people talk about Millennials as if we are somehow an entitled, homogenous group that you have to handle with kid gloves.

But what really got me is that there seem to be two types of people in this world – those who wash their chicken (mostly West Indians and Black people and a few others) and those who don’t (yuck).  Now, I’m not an…

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