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Refreshing Caribbean Punch

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
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Tilapia smothered in Tomato Sauce

I am sure like me, everyone has those days where you do not know what to cook. It's the most difficult thing. You have no urge to eat any specific thing so you have no direction on what to cook. I remember this happened a couple times in our house when I was growing up. This Tilapia baked in tomato Sauce is a result of one of those nights.
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Stuffed Ripe Plantain

I get bored quickly. Of everything. Books, technology, tv shows, even food. Well, not really food who am I trying to fool. I do, however, have to always think of new things to try so that I stay interested in food. We all want variation in our life. So today I bring you some latin inspired plantains stuffed with minced turkey. How's that for variety?
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Lazy Deconstructed Lasagna Recipe

Everyone loves lasagna. It's one of the major comfort foods across the globe. Creating a lasagna is a labor of love. I cannot tell you how many times I curse while making one from scratch. Burnt fingers from hot noodles. getting tired layering, then having to wait 40 minutes while it's in the oven while I peek in every 10 minutes. Then watching it being devoured in 20 minutes just hurts my heart. (not my stomach though) Sometimes we just don't have the time to put in that labor of love so this deconstructed (lazy) lasagna is an ideal choice for those times when we just want to cook quickly and eat.
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How to Make your Own Fajita Seasoning

Tired of that store bought fajita mix? Take control of your own spices in this easy recipe for making home made fajita seasoning I am not sure if you are like me but I really always wanted to be in the kitchen and out in no time. As a result, I resorted to using a lot of pre-made seasonings for my food. Seasonings that were either too salty, or not enough salt, or was clumped together when I opened the packet. I decided that I needed to make my own seasoning so that I can control the salt levels and avoid the processed additives.
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Carrot Ginger Soup

It's Monday already. Where did the weekend go? And where did summer go? But even though everything seems to be flashing past us this soup will make you slow down and enjoy the flavor. Who would want to rush through tasting a soup that is smooth like velvet and packs a punch with some freshly grated ginger?
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How to Make Jamaican Pepper Shrimp

This is not for the weak hearted or people who do NOT like spicy food. This dish is a popular street food from Jamaica that has set my tongue, lips on fire so many times but I..Just...Can't...Stop...Eating..It. We are dealing with Jamaican pepper shrimp, today.
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Easy and Basic Homemade Vegetable Stock

This is one thing that annoys me every time I buy it.  Why do I really buy vegetable broth from the store when making it is extremely easy? I honestly need to do this more often, rather than always buying a box of the pre-made ones and still having to make adjustments to the food I use it in. The great thing about making my own is that I am able to control the flavor and the level of additives in the broth. 
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Easy Carrot Juice

I love drinking juices. LOVE! If there is juice I am going to drink it. One thing about Caribbean people is that we would make juice out of anything. I mean if it can be put in a processor it would be made into juice, or attempted to be made into juice. I have tried so many different juices: beet, cucumber, ginger, pumpkin. Today though I'm bringing you an easy and refreshing carrot juice, that is extremely popular in Jamaica.
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