Beans and Rice has long been considered a staple food in the Caribbean. Growing up in Belize, Sundays were always special. After being spiritually fed at church, we would rush home to devour a plate of rice and beans, potato salad, stewed chicken and fried ripe plantains. It didn't matter if the cupboard/pantry was bare, my Aunt Tileen knew how to use basic ingredients to meals that truly satisfied.The reason I created the show on YouTube and the purpose I wrote my Belizean recipe book is to share information on how to eat during this time of great recession. Many people are struggling, and there are many days when the pantry truly is bare. I'm here to say "Don't despair, I'll teach you how to make a meal out of basically nothing so you or your loved ones never have to go to bed hungry.
Here you will find some of my cooking videos in which I share recipes from my cookbook and home country of Belize. You will also find: my links to other social media and my blog in which I share some interesting bits about food, nutrition, natural treatments for minor ailments and weight loss tips
Belizean Fry Jacks
As my small business suffered the effects of the economic downturn, necessity became the mother of invention. Sometimes my pantry was so bare that the only thing we had enough ingredients to make were these fried bread or fried cakes depicted in the photo to the right. When a few of my young associates expressed the need for food after stretching their paychecks to make ends meet, I would make these breads for them. It was then that the thought hit me that, instead of giving my friends bread.....I should teach them "how to make bread." That's when I decided to write the cookbook. My sole goal was to teach how to cook delicious food with very few ingredients.