MORINGA ACKEE

Hey guys! You’ve probably been hearing all the rave about moringa oleiferia– this super duper “tree of life” that bears these highly nutritious leaves, pods, flowers & seeds!  The moringa tree is native of the sub-Himalayan areas of India and also presents the benefits of being a fast growing, drought resistant tree. Here in Jamaica,…

OAT MILK

I often hear many people tell me they want to switch to a non-dairy milk but find the price prohibitive. Here in Jamaica, non dairy milks can be 5-7x more expensive than cow’s milk (this doesn’t include soy milk FYI- and some people also don’t want to go down that road). Here’s a great alternative…

MUHAMMARA

In the world of Arabic dips, most people are familiar with hummus, perhaps baba ghanoush as well (the smoky eggplant dip), but from my observation, fewer are familiar with the most beautiful dip of all: the delectable muhammara. This is a classic dip common in the Levant region and originating from Syria (where my mother…

CURRIED COLLARD GREENS

All leafy greens are yummy- and collard greens, while they can get a bad rep, are delicious too 🙂 I find them every now and then, here in Jamaica- where they are both affordable and extremely healthy! Aside of the usual vitamins, minerals & fiber most greens come with- collard greens are excellent detoxifiers. They…

RETHINK PLASTIC

In some countries, it’s seemingly easy (or rather, easier) to find ways to reduce plastic. The alternative options are abundant- biodegradable packaging, reusable bottles & bamboo toothbrushes can be easily accessed and sold at attractive prices. But this is NOT the case in Jamaica- not for now at least. And we don’t HAVE to wait…

PICO DE GALLO

Pico de Gallo is as Mexican as the Mexican flag: red, white and green! 😀 It’s also an extra delicious salsa to accompany various meals- from tacos to tortilla chips. The best part is that, as a condiment/sauce/dip of its own, it’s extremely flavourful AND healthy: made with tomatoes, onions, cilantro, chili pepper, lime and…

JAMAICAN SUPERFOODS

There are so many amazing natural potent, highly nutritious ingredients that grow in Jamaica- and that are easily accessible (perhaps even growing in your “yaad”- as we say here in Jamaica) I want to say that NO ONE SHOULD BE GETTING SICK IN THIS COUNTRY!!! The list below highlights a selection of “superfoods” that meet…