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Turkey Rigatoni à la Clairin

Turkey Rigatoni à la Clairin

If vodka can have its own pasta, why not Clairin? Luca, an Italian whom I’d like to call a friend, would probably smile at my attempt to a pasta dish. After all, it is in his home town of Genoa that he had me try the most amazing pasta dish I probably ever had. A simple delicious pappardelle with pesto.…

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Chocolate Manba Banana Enèji Balls

Chocolate Manba Banana Enèji Balls

I found out tonight that today is the World’s Cocoa and Chocolate Day! Yay!!! A little late, yes, but better late than never. I believe this recipe post is perfect for the occasion. These Chocolate Manba Banana Enèji Balls, are just delicious. You see the word Enèji in creole means energy (shout out to Niska on this track LOL). And that’s exactly…

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French peas hummus

French peas hummus

In Haïti, we have a large Lebanese community. Therefor, it is not uncommon to find Levantine cuisine in many homes. My personal favorites are their wide variety of mezze, little appetizer dishes. If you are visiting Haïti, a must stop for these fabulous dishes is the inescapable Magdoos Restaurant in Pétion-Ville, where the food is not only excellent, but the ambiance is…

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Boozy Hibiscus Tea Cake

Boozy Hibiscus Tea Cake

There comes a season, when the alley that leads up to our house is sparkling with red little flowers all over. Little Hibiscus flowers. They look bright and happy, as if each one of them were happy to see you, and greet you like a puppy would: dancing frantically. The most amazing thing of all is that these flowers will…

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Moussaka

Moussaka

This heart warming eggplant casserole with potato and ground meat topped with a cheesy béchamel is simply delicious and the perfect meal for any occasion. Eggplants, eggplants, eggplants… Anything with eggplants is a favorite of mine, and Moussaka has this way of honoring this ingredient in an exceptionally flavor packed way. This version of moussaka is inspired from my own…

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Creole garlic marinade

Creole garlic marinade

Known in Haiti as “epis” in Creole, word for “épices” in French, or spices in English, this marinade finds itself in most of our recipes, if not all. The recipe varies from region to region and cook to cook, but it typically contains garlic, onions, peppers and various herbs. Haitian cooks use it to make rice and beans, to season meats…

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Long lost recipes

Long lost recipes

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
– Wise man/woman said

When I started this adventure back in 2014, little did I know:

  • how much fun it would be;
  • how much pressure it would put on me;
  • how rewarding it could be;
  • and how devastating it would get.

Let me explain.

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Salad at the table

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