Monthly Archives: May 2013

No Tomatoes? Holy Marinara!

No Tomato Marinara Sauce

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Hey Butterflies!  See the pic?  O yes!  Ball storage containers got a free plug here!  We are balling without tomatoes with this recipe I found for a great red sauce.  You can use this for ANYTHING!  My next posts following this will show you how but first lets learn how to make this delicious combo!

Whomever you may be, do not be turned off by this link title, Man this recipe to replace tomato sauce is PERFECT!  After trying it a few times, I felt confident enough to post it and the posts that follows are going to Blow You Away!  We are talking a mix of Carrots, Beets, Garlic and Onion..What?  YES!  And in my opinion try a red onion for more spice!  Lets Grub!


Check out the recipe here:  No Tomato Marinara Sauce

If you have an experience before my next post, comment and let me know how things worked out!

Peace and Blessings

TaNeal ƸӜƷ



Green Onion Pancakes? A bit over the top!

Korean Green Onion Recipes

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Hey Butterflies!  Ok I said if I ran into a recipe that made me cringe, I’d post it.  Now this recipe did not make me cringe but my palette just don’t get it.  The aroma from this dish is amazing!  I couldn’t wait to taste it but after tasting it I had a “what” look on my face.  Can someone please tell me what I’m missing. What’s the point on this dish?  I LOVE LOVE green onions!  Scallions to my European Butterflies 🙂  But honestly Korea…where did you go or what time of the night did this recipe wake you up to think…hmmmm…I’m gonna have green onion pancakes for breakfast.  Blame me for demographics but I just don’t get it.  Hey everyone who has not tried this, if you wanna take the time to try it for yourself go right ahead, please tell me about your experience including those who have tried it already.  Maangchi you are awesome but, I’m still staring into space……

Peace and Blessings

TaNeal ƸӜƷ

Recipe by Maangchi

Cabbage Bhaji

Source: My Digital Camera

Source: My Digital Camera

This recipe deserves it’s own post, I know I posted this before with a combo of Jamaican Shrimp but Cabbage Bhaji makes a great side and topping on many other things!  Since trying this recipe I have had it in bread and with rice alone.  It’s additive!  You know one of these days I’m sure I’m going to run into a recipe that makes me cringe but until then I love the fact that each new recipe I try turns out to taste so Good!  Lets Grub!

There are many benefits and treatments that cabbage is used for and of course the carrots are good for the eyes.  Since I wear glasses I try to keep my prescription from getting any worse.  New glasses are not cheap.  I love my contacts more though 🙂  Check out some nutrition info on Health Food Nutrition a site I trust!

Again here is the recipe on youtube!

Cabbage Bhaji by foodsofbangladesh

Rice and Cassava

Source: My Digital Camera

Source: My Digital Camera

Hey Butterflies!  I was doing some Home Health Care for an elderly man from Sierra Leone last year and he taught me a few recipes from his homeland.  Now the smell from this recipe alone brings you to the kitchen faster than coffee lol!  I can not tell you how wonderful the texture and spice brings a joy to your taste pallet.  You can use any meat or fish to this recipe or without.  It makes a great vegan dish and although this dish has low carlories, the tubers of cassava has fat so eat in moderation.  Other nutrition info:  filled with vitamins A, B1 and C, also contain calcium, phosphorus, protein, carbohydrate and iron (Nutrition Source: Health Food Nutrition)


1 lbs Cassava Leaves (can be found in any African, Tropical or Asian Store)

1 Yellow Onion, roughly chopped

1 Red Bell Pepper, roughly chopped

1 Scotch Bonnet (or do not use if you do not like spicy foods, it’s just as good without it)

2 Maggie Cubes (or Bouillion; Vegetable, Seafood, Chicken or Beef flavor depending on your meat or vegan choice)

1 TBS Salt/Black Pepper

1.5 Cup Peanut Butter (also called ground nut)

1 lbs fish, meat or vegetables of your choice (meat is usually boiled then fried)

4 TBS Palm Oil (can be found in any African, Tropical or Asian Store)

2 Cups Water (used throughout cooking as needed)

1 TBS Cayenne Pepper

———–In a large pot, add in Cassava Leaves on med/high heat, cover and cook for 10 mins mashing and stirring occasionally.  Add bell pepper, onions, salt, 1 cup of water or just enough to get a boil at the bottom, cook for 25 minutes covered.  Stir in palm oil, maggie, peanut butter, meat covered bring to a boil, cover, reduced heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes stirring occasionally.  After 30 minutes give it a taste to see if any salt and water is needed then add cayenne.  Best served over rice or eaten with Pounded Yam or Gari.  Lets Grub!

Peace and Blessings

TaNeal ƸӜƷ

Jammin’ for Jaimaca and India!

img source:  My digital camera

Source: My Digital Camera

What?  Yes Butterflies This dish has an A+ texture from two different realms!  We have the Jamaican Curry Shrimp on top of Couscous and Indian Cabbage Bhaji.  Can you imagine this vacation?   Two different places on one plate?  Well get ready because it works!  The blend of this dish has a great even spice and sweetness to it.  The Shrimp recipe calls to keep the talls on, if you have the patience I say do the full shell body for the festival of a one day feast but I peel, dissect and devein shrimp almost always.  Reason why is because we only go to festivals maybe 4 times a year.  Since this was a meal I made that needed to last for a few days, I took the longed and preserved route.  So my shrimp were a bit tough like chicken, lol!  I also added a bit more scotch bonnets.  I LOVE my spices.  Now when you dive into this plate BEWARE!  The couscous is almost obsolete but stills adds a texture and ground.  The cabbage, carrots, and peas from the Cabbage Bhaji hits you like mmm SWEET then comes the spice from the Jamaican Curry Shrimp.  So if you love a party your mouth is definitely gonna love you for the invite.  Lets Grub and see you for leftovers!!!

Peace and Blessings

TaNeal ƸӜƷ

Check out the links for this beautiful union:

Cabbage Bhaji by foodsofbangladesh 

How to Make Curry Shrimp by caribbeanpot