Healthy Dinner Recipes

Chicken with figs and gorgonzola cheese

Chicken with figs and gorgonzola cheese I’ve been a grandmother now for nearly a year and a half and I’m happy to report that I still have completely new experiences quite often. In this instance I am referring to the fact that I walked up […]

Eggplant Recipes : The Eggplant Bake – Aubergine & ricotta layers with rich tomato sauce –

You are not going to believe this but I got the idea to do this from a meal on an airplane. Airplane meals are not usually known for their culinary successes but a sort of version of this came, tasted interesting and I thought “I […]

Fish Recipes: Dorado fish with herb topping

Here’s how I came about this dorado fish recipe. I am standing in the photo below next to Ronald “Fish” as he appears in my contacts list. He hasn’t got a shop per se, but a piece of the side of the road (no pavement) […]

Christmas pastelles recipe – A West Indian tradition

[youtube][/youtube] One of the best things about Christmas in St Lucia is celebrating by making delicious Pastelles. This West Indian tradition is treated as a family day and as Christmas approaches I remember just how much I love it. As festivities are drawing in closer […]

Simple Curried Pumpkin Soup

I’m feeling very philosophical as I write this curried pumpkin soup recipe. The past year has been full of challenges for my family which of course is just real life. No one escapes. My firm belief is that without challenges we cease to grow, learn, […]

Easy mid-week baked black bean chilli recipe with sweet potatoes

 Black Bean Chilli Recipe with Sweet Potatoes  Serves 5 or 6 750g peeled sweet potatoes 75g butter 2tbsp olive oil 3, 400g tins organic natural black beans 1 onion roughly chopped 2 fat garlic cloves pressed 1, 400g tin natural organic chopped tomatoes 1 green […]

Blackened Mahi Mahi fish fillets

Mahi Mahi Fish Fillet Recipe Our diet is definitely plant based, but when we eat “flesh,” most of the time it will be fish. My favourite fish in St. Lucia is Mahi Mahi or Dorado or “Do-Wad” as it is known in Kweyol…It is a […]

Aubergine and lentil vegetarian casserole with creamy mushroom layer

AUBERGINE AND LENTIL VEGETARIAN CASSEROLE WITH CREAMY MUSHROOM LAYER I’ve now made this a few times and it is truly delicious. Its sort of a moussaka-ish experience. Mark said eating this makes you think you’re eating a rich and decadent casserole, but in reality its […]

Deliciously Piquant Pineapple Chicken

What I cook is very often determined by what’s in the pantry/fridge. This is especially true when I’m in St. Lucia. Provisioning is just that bit more difficult here, but as with most things in life, if its harder to come by then you value […]

Pork tenderloin with smoked paprika

Mid-week Pork Tenderloin Recipe This pork tenderloin recipe is in my “easy to go to” category. A pork tenderloin doesn’t take up much space in the freezer as its long and skinny and widely available and the spices could be in your cupboard. Sure you’d […]