Hello everyone! Welcome to Sun Temple Food.
I’m so pleased you have found my website. I don’t have any formal training, but what I do have is a passion for food, especially that which is good for my temple. That’s my body. My family started laughing at me some years ago when I began saying “I’m not putting that in my temple” or “your temple will really thank you for that”
This is not new. There are so many people out there writing about food and more particularly about healthy, nutritious, whole food. It is also really difficult to bring something, which is unique.
I hope I can bring to you, through this website, my sheer excitement about creating something delicious, wholesome and relevant to our modern lifestyles.
The emphasis will always be on what is fresh and in season. It will also be Caribbean influenced, as the beautiful island of St. Lucia, is where I was born and brought up and is where I am fortunate to live most of the year. The rest of the year I spend in my other favourite place on earth, London UK.
Until recently I lived in the house I grew up in, with my husband Mark and our daughters Stephanie, Louise and Kirsty, visiting when they could. We also now have the gorgeous Amelia, who is Stephanie’s daughter and our first grandchild. Our 2 dogs Maggie and Ellie, who are always a source of entertainment and love have gone to live with my sister Danielle (AKA Aunty Dan) since we moved into a flat in a lovely development near the sea.
I hope you enjoy my slightly eclectic, quirky, conversational style. The photos are all mine too.
Please comment so that I know you are reading. Most important, please try my recipes. I will always cite my source if it hasn’t come directly from my own brain. That’s a good point actually, as most things we do, have been influenced by those before us, so my caveat is that there will be no direct plagiarism, but definitely influence from the many cooks I follow, and the doyennes of cooking in my life.
Sue RossFebruary 15, 2014 at 7:43 am
Your photos are fabulous. Good work and I am wishing you great success.
GermaineFebruary 15, 2014 at 8:31 am
Thanks Sue. Please try the recipes and give me some feedback. Subscribe maybe?
FlossyFebruary 15, 2014 at 9:04 am
Wonderful. Your site has a nice clean layout and font, great pics. I look forward to making many of your recipes!
GermaineFebruary 15, 2014 at 12:04 pm
Thanks Floss. Looking forward to hearing your feedback when you’ve tried a few recipes.
Esther BrathwaiteFebruary 15, 2014 at 11:00 am
Germaine, Congratulations. I am impressed with what I see so far. I can’t wait to try your recipes!
GermaineFebruary 15, 2014 at 12:03 pm
Thanks Esther. I really hope you enjoy cooking my recipes. Let me know how you get on.
AnnieFebruary 15, 2014 at 4:08 pm
This is just wonderful Germaine, well done ! Xx
GermaineFebruary 15, 2014 at 4:10 pm
Thanks Annie..xx Try some recipes and let me know
Annie WoodFebruary 23, 2014 at 5:35 am
Will be trying your recipes for sure
GermaineFebruary 23, 2014 at 6:24 am
Great to hear from you Annie. let me know how whatever you cook turns out..
LouiseFebruary 15, 2014 at 9:04 pm
What can I use if I can’t find carambola in Auckland? Melon? xx
GermaineFebruary 15, 2014 at 11:04 pm
Yes. Melon would be a good substitute…good thinking…
FinolaFebruary 16, 2014 at 2:13 pm
Great blog Germaine! have subscribed and will share – lovely looking food!
GermaineFebruary 16, 2014 at 5:26 pm
Thanks Finola. I hope you enjoy making some of these dishes
cathyFebruary 16, 2014 at 5:44 pm
Congratulations! What a beautiful website and facebook page. Well done – keep putting your lovely personality into your food and your website – that’s what we want to see and that’s what will make it different!
GermaineFebruary 16, 2014 at 5:51 pm
Thank you so much Cathy. Means a great deal to have such lovely feedback
NatalieFebruary 17, 2014 at 1:23 pm
Fantastic Germaine, well done.
It looks great and easy to follow.
First on my list will be the brownies 🙂
Very proud of you. Here’s to a wonderful success XXX
GermaineFebruary 17, 2014 at 2:04 pm
Thanks so much Nat. Glad you like it. Let me know how you get on….
Susan de VerteuilFebruary 17, 2014 at 6:06 pm
Lovely site Germaine, congrats! Food looks yummy and interesting, will be checking it out regularly…Susan
GermaineFebruary 17, 2014 at 6:10 pm
Thanks so much Susan. Glad you like it. Why don’t you subscribe so you get the recipes as I post them?? xx
Doris AimableFebruary 18, 2014 at 6:55 pm
I LOVE the profile picture and ALL the pictures of the finished product. Thanks for the recipes. You’re an awesome chef. I’m a witness to that.
GermaineFebruary 18, 2014 at 6:58 pm
Thanks Doris. Glad you’re on this journey with me…
VonnieFebruary 20, 2014 at 11:15 am
Subscription confirmed now. 🙂
GermaineFebruary 20, 2014 at 5:33 pm
Yay Vonnie. Hope you enjoy!!
PattieFebruary 20, 2014 at 5:24 pm
Great looking site Germaine! Can’t wait to get my chef (Pete 😉 to have a look!! Looking forward to eating more healthy, local food.
GermaineFebruary 20, 2014 at 5:34 pm
Thanks so much Pattie. Would love to have your feedback when the chef gets cooking.
DagmarFebruary 21, 2014 at 10:06 am
I am inspired! Is there no end to your talent?
GermaineFebruary 21, 2014 at 12:52 pm
Thanks so much Dags. I hope you sample some recipes and give me feedback.
Jane YorkFebruary 22, 2014 at 5:45 pm
The photography of the exotic fruits and veggies and of course the cooked dishes are making me drool! They are such good pictures.
Now all I need to do is use my kitchen for it’s purpose. A real inspiration, thank you.
GermaineFebruary 22, 2014 at 6:34 pm
Thanks so much Jane. I am having such a good time building my website. Please let me know when you cook anything how it turns out.
Marie BlakeFebruary 23, 2014 at 8:50 am
Great site. Thanks for the suggestions on what to substitute if we don’t have access to your local ingredients. The recipes often bring back some small memory that has been hidden all these years.
GermaineFebruary 23, 2014 at 8:54 am
Thanks Marie. I plan on going back to update some of the existing recipes with further substitutions as they really do exist. Hope you make some things and let me know how they turn out.
Lyn BristolFebruary 23, 2014 at 9:10 am
Germaine: fantastic website!! Will be sharing with my aunties overseas – one of whom was looking for St Lucian recipes. Yours is perfect. Also thanks for the tahini recipe! I am a hummus-oholic. I slather it on everything. I’ll surely be “blitzing” some of your recipes. Lovely recipes and photos. Mmmmwah!!
GermaineFebruary 23, 2014 at 11:22 am
I am so happy that this excites you. I will also be developing recipes wherever I am so there will be temperate as well as tropical represented here. Please let me have feedback on whatever you end up “blitzing”
Catherine KnightFebruary 28, 2014 at 1:23 pm
Beautiful website Germaine, with great photography. So many sites are simply – not good! Two veggies back living at home, so I will be ‘testing’. Wishing you best of luck with this. You don’t stand still do you? 😉 Love Cathy
GermaineFebruary 28, 2014 at 2:09 pm
Thanks so much Cathy. I hope you enjoy these pages as much as I am enjoying creating them. Good luck with the “veggies” Lots to chose from here.
Robert MidwinterMarch 20, 2014 at 1:15 pm
Lovely site Germaine, just wish I could taste the healthy goodies you are posting up…!!! Perhaps I should do something similar here in St Helena…???
GermaineMarch 20, 2014 at 2:25 pm
You could always cook up some of these recipes. I’d love you to and let me know how you get on.
BarryApril 30, 2015 at 6:37 am
Excellent webiste Germaine and really interesting recipes. Excellent advice and all natural produce 🙂 Have forwarded on to lots of patients. Barry x
GermaineApril 30, 2015 at 10:53 am
Thanks Barry. I appreciate the positive feedback. Thanks also for forwarding to your patients.
Linda FernandesJuly 20, 2015 at 3:30 am
Hi Germaine, i have nominate you for Dragon’s Loyalty Award do check for the same.
CharlieSeptember 16, 2015 at 4:18 pm
GermaineSeptember 16, 2015 at 5:24 pm