Calypso Rice

Let me transport you to the Caribbean with this vibrant and flavorful Calypso rice. A variation of the plain white rice but packed full of crunchy veggies and flavored with onion and garlic. Incredibly quick and simple to make; it’s a great alternative to plain white rice.    This post contains affiliate links. Please read my full disclosure  here . As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Calypso rice is the perfect way to up your rice game without having to spend a lot of extra time in the kitchen. It’s simple to make, and it will transform your plate, adding a pop of color that will wow your guests! I like it as a delicious way to get some extra veggies in, too. We eat a lot of rice with our food. It is important to have a lot of variations so that we don't get too bored of the same plain white rice. If you are looking for some more tasty rice recipes check out rice and peas , saffron rice , ochro and rice .   
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Bahamian Conch Fritters

Fresh conch meat, mixed up into a spicy batter and fried to a golden brown color. These Bahamian conch fritters are the perfect appetizers or snacks for your gatherings.    This post contains affiliate links. Please read my full disclosure  here . As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. One thing we do in the Caribbean is making sure we use our seafood and create a plethora of dishes. From fried to stews, to smoke and curries and soups. We use them!! As much as we use fish and crab, another popular seafood for us is the conch. And we do it all with it. We make conch salad, curry conch , conch soup , steamed conch , and stewed. One of the most popular ways to eat it though is as a conch fritter. This dish is actually a traditional Bahamian dish. It has seeped into the other islands and is even popular in South Florida.  
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Guava Fruit Juice

On the hunt for a tropical and refreshing fruit drink? This fresh guava fruit juice is pure pulp, spices, and sweetened to thirst the quench on these hot summer days. Perfect for those backyard get-togethers.    Another tropical fruit juice that we just loved making was guava. Since moving to the US, I hardly get to see fresh guava. It's actually considered to be "exotic" like soursop. So when I saw it at the farmer's market I grabbed a few to make some juice and reminisce. This is a tropical drink that is very refreshing and uses the entire fruit. This recipe is an easy one and only uses about 5 ingredients. It can really just be three main ones if you think about it. A fresh fruit, refreshing drink that takes me back to growing up in Tobago.  
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Soursop Ice cream

Get ready to taste one of the most delicious flavors of ice cream you've ever had. Soursop ice cream, using fresh soursop pulp, is a smooth, delectable treat for the summer. An easy recipe that will have you grinning from ear to ear.    This post contains affiliate links. Please read my full disclosure  here . As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. As the heat rises here in South Florida, we start looking to get into things that are cooler to consume. So welcome to homemade ice cream, fresh juices, and ice pop time. We use a lot of fresh tropical fruits to make Caribbean-style ice cream. One of my favorite ice cream flavors has always been soursop. Especially when you use real fruit pulp. It's a sweet but tart treat that is extremely refreshing. This soursop ice cream is so easy to make. It does not require many ingredients, in fact only five. There is no sugar and no eggs.   
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Refreshing Caribbean Punch - Non Alcoholic

The perfect drink to beat the summer heat while transporting you to some Caribbean island. This Caribbean punch is the perfect tropical fruit drink. A delightfully easy and refreshing non-alcoholic drink. This extreme thirst quencher will truly satisfy your guests.    This post contains affiliate links. Please read my full disclosure  here . As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Imagine you're sitting in a cabana, the sun is setting and a cool ocean breeze is blowing. You adjust your sunglasses and reach over to pick up a chilled glass with a drink that refreshes you with each sip. The only thing is you are not really in a cabana. But don't worry. You can surely still indulge in this drink of refreshing ingredients that will take you to an island in your head.   
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Baked Tilapia in Foil - Caribbean Style

Tired of doing a lot of work in the week to make dinner? This baked tilapia in foil is your perfect delicious meal option. Fillets of tilapia fish with veggies of corn, okra, potatoes, corn make this is the perfect one-shot dinner. Easy and full of flavor.       This post contains affiliate links. Please read my full disclosure  here . As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Sometimes we just don't feel like spending too much time in the kitchen cooking. As much as my kitchen is my sacred space to relax, I just can't always be in there all day or night getting a weeknight meal together. Some of my other really quick favorites are pasta in coconut milk, and quinoa rice . I always want my dishes to be tasty regardless of how quickly it cooks or tedious the process of preparing is. And this dish does not miss on this. So I present to you one of my quick options, that I sometimes even make ahead of time. A packet of well-seasoned tilapia wrapped in a piece o
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How to make pumpkin fritters

If you ever wanted to figure out how to make pumpkin fritters, then this easy recipe is for you. This Caribbean-style fritter uses fresh pumpkin and aromatic spices to create the perfect breakfast or snack.   This post contains affiliate links. Please read my full disclosure  here . As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. We just love using pumpkin in the Caribbean. I mean we use it in soups , make drinks, ice creams, even desserts. One of my favorite pumpkin sides is pumpkin choka . Sooo delicious These Caribbean pumpkin fritters can be the perfect breakfast option or as a snack. And then they become even more amazing dusted with some powdered sugar.   
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