Home Away from Home: Cooking with a Twist

As a cultured woman, I love to eat my homeland food even when I’m abroad…but the thing is my palette doesn’t necessarily want the same old boring taste. So my husband, Jeff, and I love to do what we call ‘make-up cooking’, using food we grow to create new and exciting dishes. This way I can eat healthy while enjoying delicious, mouth-watering food…that touches my heart and soul. A well prepared dish, with fresh fruits and vegetables that says, “yes! I’m home”.

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Now not to waste anything and have a healthy appetizer, here is a great way to use the seeds from the pumpkin. Pumpkin seeds are packed with minerals, vitamins, and anti-oxidants. We chowed down on these while cooking our dinner…delicious.

Stuffed Pumpkin with Gungo Peas

Here we used Jamaican water crackers, instead of bread crumbs
Gungo peas for protein, sweet pepper, onion, garlic, celery, okra, and raisins
 

Mashed Pumpkin with Baked Chicken

Here we baked and mashed pumpkin instead of potatoes
Baked chicken breast garnished with carrots and onions
Callaloo as a side for fiber
 

Pumpkin Rice with Stew Pork

Here we used brown rice instead of white, cooked with pumpkin, carrots, and garlic
Stew pork…the other white meat
And as usual callaloo as a side
 
So instead of dieting try living a little by starting to eat fresh from the garden, healthy home cooked meals. All our meals always consist of fruits and lots of veggies. And the callaloo, carrots, onions, pumpkin, and gungo peas are home-grown. We also use olive oil and less or no salt and sugar. Salt is usually in most seasonings. I do hope you enjoyed your visit in our kitchen where home cooked meals are savored. Nyam, nyam.

About Sheryl Stark

Hi my name is Sheryl. I am a Humanitarian, Blogger, and a gardener. I love all music, but reggae more so. I cannot tell you everything about me here, so follow me on facebook: http://facebook.com/sheryl.stark and on twitter @givingirl. One Love.
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