String beans fritters (akra pwa neg/ Accras de pois inconnus)

Yes you read that right!At first when I learned about this appetizer, I frowned :”I’ve never heard of such a thing!” And when I grew up in Haiti, I’ve never encountered it or even tasted it.“What in the world is that!?”String beans fritters! Let’s just experiment with it.  Unlike the popular akra fritters recipe, thisContinue reading “String beans fritters (akra pwa neg/ Accras de pois inconnus)”

Bouillon (Bouyon) Vegetable soup

Ok , Please don’t let yourself be misled by that title up there. Bouillon (bouyon : pronounced *boo-yoh* in creole) is not your usual vegetable soup. This mixture of vitamins can revitalize you in an instant. Rich in all sorts of nutritious veggies. I recently attended a Nigerian wedding. They served a bouillon as anContinue reading “Bouillon (Bouyon) Vegetable soup”

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”

Dous Kokoye (coconut flavored sweets)

My grandmother used to prepare this dessert once in a while. Maybe x2 a year. It was never more.  And whenever she did, she made sure there was plenty for family and friends. It was so sumptuous!!!! I’m not sure if this is exactly the recipe she used but it comes close to it. DousContinue reading “Dous Kokoye (coconut flavored sweets)”

Haitian BrUnch.

I woke up this morning wanting to cook my husband something typically Haitian. I was getting tired of the usual eggs, english muffins, bagels, cream cheese and bacon shenanigans! So I turned on some Haitian Troubadour. And jammed through my cooking! It turned out so gracefully beautiful! Although this particular dish is actually eaten as a BREAKFASTContinue reading “Haitian BrUnch.”

Duri djondjon (haitian black rice)

Ah! The famous Haitian black rice. Pure bliss! No matter where you come from, you will love it. International guarantee! That rice is not like the usual wild rice (Indian rice) you know about. See,┬áit’s not naturally/originally black. It’s prepared with the famous edible Haitian mushroom called ” djondjon” . I wish I knew theContinue reading “Duri djondjon (haitian black rice)”

Tablet pistache (Peanut pralines)

  I remember sitting in the backseat of the car next to my little sister, every Sunday mornings after church (well, every other Sunday mornings), heading to the beach. My father and mother in the front , all 4 of us jamming to some good troubadour music. I cherish these memories like no other. ThoseContinue reading “Tablet pistache (Peanut pralines)”

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 ┬ánicely 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””

Pain patate (Baked sweet potato pudding)

Mom! That’s how all the nurses and doctors at the hospital were calling me after my delivery. Such a powerful word. Yet, I feel that with that word, the words ” tired, multitasking, doctor, cook, nanny” and more should tag along. I’ve always taken showering and sleeping for granted and now they’re my little dailyContinue reading “Pain patate (Baked sweet potato pudding)”

Accra

Accra is a word used in the Caribbean to define fritters/ beignets. The Accra is a cousin of the marinade ( which is more of a french origin) . Accras are usually mixed with vegetables or mostly with fish. (all well blended into the batter) I love this appetizer. Especially for its half crunchy andContinue reading “Accra”