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Quick and Easy Chicken Balls

A quick and easy bite. A perfect way to use up that leftover chicken from the holidays for those last minute hangs outs. Ever had a last minute guest drop in on you and you have no idea what to give them to eat? All you have in the fridge is some leftover chicken from yesterday's dinner? Here's a great way to repurpose chicken you may already have that is already cooked in your fridge. These fried chicken balls are quite easy to make and are a great "go-to" for a quick snack when you have company over. Or even if you just want something for a Friday night.
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Guyanese Mango Sour

The perfect sauce mixed with sour and savory, great for dipping all of your savory foods . As much as we love our main dishes, we do put a lot of emphasis on all the other things that accompany it. This includes our beverages and our sides. They are just as important in making a meal a good one. We have a lot of dips and sauces using different vegetables and fruits. A very popular sauce is mango sour. It's a popular Guyanese dipping sauce used with pholourie , or a dollop in doubles or can easily top some meat. It's slightly sour, with some heat (spicy) and easily compliments anything savory. This is the dip you need to try.
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Saltfish "Run Down" Recipe

The typical saltfish and dumpling dish. A tasty stew salt fish dish in some creamy coconut milk sauce. A perfect Caribbean dinner. Are you ready for a sweet hand dish? A dish that you know while you're eating you want to suck all your fingers and put the plate to your head to drink all the sauce up? This is what Run Down is to me.
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Delectable Caribbean Cornmeal Dumplings

An alternative for boiled dumplings, perfect to pair with meats, in soups and broths . Dumplings are one of those thinks that are an integral part of Caribbean food. Well not as much as plantain accompanying food but, pretty close. In Trinidad and Tobago, we only have one kind of dumpling and that is boiled dumplings. In Jamaica, they have boiled dumplings and fry dumpling. Today we are going to look at boiled dumplings but not just regular, plain boiled dumplings, but the cornmeal version of this staple.
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Sweet and Spicy Fried Plantain

A spicy alternative to the ever popular fried plantains. Perfect to be paired with your favorite main dish How do you like your plantains? Are you a plantain lover like me? OMG, there's nothing like the perfect fried plantain. A simple side dish in a lot of Caribbean and African homes. I think I can eat a whole fried plantain on my own. And this option is no different. Normally, we simply peel and fry plantain and that is amazing. But sometimes you want to try a little different flavor and these spicy fried plantains are now an option.
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Trinidad Chicken Puffs Recipe

A delicious puff pastry, filled with a seasoned chicken mix that is a great option for get-togethers. There is nothing that reminds me of the joys of childhood more than thinking of puffs. When I see a puff, I think of all of the birthday parties we attended and all of the games I played. Did I mention I was 150% a tomboy? In fact "play" was a nickname my aunt called me from an early age. I found any opportunity to be running, jumping, diving anywhere and 9 out of 10 times, I was the only girl in the group. On numerous occasions, puffs saved my life. A staple at all family events, this choux pastry is usually filled with well-seasoned chicken or cheese or tuna. And they are usually gobbled up in no time. Today I reminisce and share the recipe for my favorite of them all, chicken puffs. Being a kid was so awesome! I lived for birthday parties. I lived for getting together. House visits, beach limes, trips to the forts. Those were all exciting. But you see bi
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Cucumber Chutney Recipe

A chutney made with cucumbers and the added kick of hot scotch bonnet peppers, making a great topping. This ever popular chutney is a weird thing. I mean, to me, cucumber really doesn't have that much of a distinct taste, but yet this chutney made from cucumber is packed with flavor. It is commonly found topping our doubles or eaten with aloo and channa with rice.
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