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Peperomia Pellucida Health Benefits

Peperomia Pellucida (also known by common names Shiny Bush, pepper elder, and man to man) is a common fleshy annual herb that is both compact and easy to grow. At home we use Shiny Bush as a cooling then we "purge" after. Almost every Caribbean islander should be familiar with this remedy. I do enjoy the herb in salads. Shiny Bush can grow wild but also grown as ornamental foliage. The plant can survive year-round outdoors. Since it grows slowly, it is a good choice for indoor plants as well. When planting, take into consideration the size of the pot; you may need to to use a bigger pot until the plant has become heavily root-bound. Shiny Bush needs a light, airy potting soil to ensure that

Fish Cakes/Accras Recipe

It's Tasty Thursday! How have you been? How is the exciting, adventurous new near treating you so far? Continue exploring new things in 2018. Yes! Yes! its all about the NEW! By the way, I am in the mood to eat something delicious tonight. I have some cod/salt fish at home and some seasoning from my garden; perfect for preparing fish cakes/accras. Just thinking about it makes my taste buds go crazy!! Have you tasted fish cake/accras? It is a salt fish fritter prepared with salted cod. Makes a delicious starter or appetizer; or can be served with a spicy dipping sauce. Yummy! Something to ponder when you're thinking of hosting your next party; your guests will definitely enjoy. I am looking a

Be Attentive

This year there will be many doors to be opened, don't be afraid to look behind them. Appreciating the small things in life are priceless. Be attentive to all the things around you; sounds, smells, sights, ambiance. Listen attentively to the conversation of others, music, even silence. Be grateful and thankful for what you have. “He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” ~Epitetus Live now. The most amazing things are right in front of you, right where you are. Right now. Enjoy and savor every minute. Set goals but still enjoy each moment as it unfolds. We cannot change the past but we can come to terms with it, knowing its ov

Pigeon Peas and Rice Recipe

Growing up I remember picking pigeon peas (Cajanus Cajan). Its a drought tolerant and warm weather crop. Have you tried this legume? Many people are still unaware of the nutritional benefits of pigeon peas. Their benefits are undeniable. They are low in fat, very high in Protein and dietary fiber and can be added to a number of tasty dishes. Below is a link to 9 benefits of pigeon peas. To start the New Year, I have a tasty Recipe for you. A Delicious Pigeon Peas and Rice; Cuisine: Saint Lucia/Caribbean Servings: 4 Ingredients; - 1 cup basmati rice - 3 Tablespoons coconut oil - 1/2 medium onion chopped - 2 green onions - 1/2 bell pepper (optional) - 1 teaspoon fresh thyme - 1 teaspoo

 

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