TCHAKA (tyaka – tiaka – Chaka) – Protein soup

Sooooooo I’m super excited for this new blog post. 1) Autumn is my favorite season of the year. The smell of pumpkin spice, the pies, the not so cold weather, the warmth, and fuzziness of the various scarves, the VARIOUS leaf colors , the boots. With pumpkin as one of the main ingredients, this isContinue reading “TCHAKA (tyaka – tiaka – Chaka) – Protein soup”

Stewed meat (Vyann nan sos)

I invented the following recipe to prepare stewed beef. But I also use it to prepare any stewed meat. Pork, chicken, lamb etc. The only difference to be made in the recipe- I believe- is the cooking period. 2 lbs of meat 1 sour orange garlic parsley thyme salt 1 cube of maggi (chicken stock) 1/2Continue reading “Stewed meat (Vyann nan sos)”

PAPITA (fried plantains- cut longitudinally)

I’m baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack ! I haven’t stopped cooking. Actually , that’s all I seem to have been doing. I do it so much that I think I might be getting better at my Haitian cooking skills! Well, I’m slowly getting there. Some people that read my posts think that I’m some cordon bleu but please, doContinue reading “PAPITA (fried plantains- cut longitudinally)”

Sauce “TiMalice”

Last Sunday I was hosting a dinner at my apartment with some friends. And as I was passing the rice to one of them, he looked at me and  nicely asked : “Any sauce?” I couldn’t help but burst out laughing because it was an oh-so-typical Haitian question that is often asked at a dinnerContinue reading “Sauce “TiMalice””

Macaroni au gratin (Baked Macaroni)

What would a Sunday Haitian dinner be without  Macaroni au gratin? One of my classmates in College was surprised at how  interestingly different this tasted from Mac&Cheese. I brought a “slice” to school with me for lunch a few years back (it was a piece of leftovers) and I cared to share it with her.Continue reading “Macaroni au gratin (Baked Macaroni)”

Gateau au beurre (Butter cake)

Ooh butter cake. I haven’t had that in more than 5 years. And since I’m craving some good cake, I thought I’d share the recipe with you. I love eating that cake fresh out of the oven (warm) Mmm-mmm good! Especially when the outside layer is crispy. At home, we enjoy it with some goodContinue reading “Gateau au beurre (Butter cake)”

Poisson Gros Sel

  I have always been scared of fish. There was no such thing serving filet of fish in Haiti at the dinner table. Every one was entitled to a whole fish. And it was your duty to take out the ” bones” . If you were a child , You’d actually get lucky since theContinue reading “Poisson Gros Sel”

Fried plantains

A friend of mine asked me if I could show him how to make some fried plantains. I promised I would but I never really got to it. So I guess I’ll redeem myself by posting the recipe online today! Hope you get to have fun trying it out. Preparation :  7 to 10 mnsContinue reading “Fried plantains”

Potato-Codfish croquettes

A friend of mine took me to  try a potato-cod fish croquette a while back. It was so good! .. and spicy! So I was wondering if I could also make it. Well, I did! And it turned out great! Turned out even better than I expected it to.It was a recipe that I made upContinue reading “Potato-Codfish croquettes”