It’s summer and mangoes are plentiful.
There are a million recipes that can be made using these tasty fruits, which by the way, are one of my favourites.
I tasted this recipe a few years ago and last year a few friends from Trinidad gave me a recipe.
2 semi-ripe mangoes
1 clove garlic, grated
cayenne pepper to taste
Salt to taste
1/2 lemon, juiced
2 tbsp shadow beni or cilantro, finely chopped
Peel and dice mangoes and put into a bowl. Add garlic, pepper, shadow beni and lime juice and mix well. Add salt to taste.
I watched people peel pineapples before and felt confident to give it a go. A sharp knife and a pineapple are pretty much all you need to get the job done.
After the pineapple has been peeled simple remove the seeds by following along the rows or seeds in the pineapple.
For this pineapple, the row weren’t so nice and even so I just followed the pattern of the seeds and I ended up with a piniapple with fact looking rows.
This was a special meal prepared for me. I felt so special.
I didn’t ask for recipe. I simply ate it and enjoyed.
When I was younger there we loads of pomegranate trees around us. Everytime we went to the supermarket we would pick some and eat. Sometimes we would bite into the bitter skin by mistake in our zeal to devour the juicy seeds!
In my teens, I replaced eating Pemergranates with all kinds of junk food. But in adulthood I returned to those childhood foods that we not only delicious but healthy.
Recently I went by my mother and enjoyed one of her delicious pomegranates. Yum!
Here is a shot of a pomegranate from my mother’s tree.
Check back for more information about this super fruit called pomegranate!
I have wanted to make my own soap for an extremely long time. I met a lady a few months ago and we have become great friends. A few weeks ago she took the plunge and made some soap. Well today I made some soap by her. I am here not so patiently waiting for 24 hours to pass until I can cut it.
Here is my soap still drying.
I love samosas. But alas, I could not find any gluten free ones near me. So I had to make some. Unfortunately I don’t know how to fold them, but that will come with time and practice.
2 cups Bob’s Red Mill All Purpose Flour
1/4 cup Tapioca Flour
1 tsp xantham gum
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup rice flour
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup water
1 teaspoon salt
5 medium peeled potatoes
1 cup green peas
1/2 tsp clove powder
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp fennel seeds
1 tsp turmeric
3 cloves garlic
3 tablespoons olive oil
Sift Bob’s red mill flour, tapioca flour, xantham gum and salt together. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil to flour and mix. Slowly add water, a little at a time while mixing, until it forms a dough like texture. Cover dough and set aside in a warm place for 30 minutes.
Peel and cook potatoes in salted water until tender. Mash. In a frying pan add oil, peas and spices. Let cook for 2 minutes while stirring. Add mashed potatoes and cook for 3 minutes.
Remove from heat and let cool.
How I Assembling my Samosas:
Roll dough into 2 inch balls. Use a rolling pin to roll a ball into a 1/4 inch circle. Add filling and fold in half. Repeat until all of the dough is gone. Fry samosas Until they are lightly brown (or as crispy as you like them) Or bake in oven.