Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Caribbean Food Week!


IT IS HERE! The week I've been waiting for: Caribbean Food Week! I am so excited for this week because it means a  whole week of cooking and enjoying food from back home. The amazing people from Grace Foods has helped me by supplying the vital ingredients for the dishes made.

Caribbean Food Week is the time for everyone to make and enjoy the foods that are normally eaten in the Caribbean. Organized by Grace Foods UK, the UK'S number one supplier of Caribbean food and drink, this week presents the perfect opportunity to enjoy a taste of the Caribbean. The week runs from August 24-31 and will be celebrated with a national sampling campaign at locations across the UK, in store promotional offers and a social media campaign, giving Caribbean food fans the chance to win carnival themed prizes and products to try their hand at Caribbean cuisine. You can also visit the Grace Foods store for more products for your dishes.

Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury and Tesco stores across the UK will run promotional offers on Caribbean products such as coconut milk (yum!), spices, Aloe Vera drinks and so much more so don't be late in getting yours!

As you know I am originally from the Turks and Caicos so having foods from back home is a must for me. We use a lot of Grace Foods products in our dishes namely the coconut milk for our infamous peas and rice and corned beef for 'fire engine', a dish made from fluffy white rice with corned beef on the side and for a widely loved snack called 'pastalitas'. Below are some of the dishes my cousin and I made so far and from how this week is looking we're planning on cooking so much more!

First for lunch was fried chicken and pastalitas made with a spicy fry mix It was spiced even more with the hottest hot sauce I've ever had from Grace Foods! You can find the recipe for pastalitas here.

Very spicy baked jerk chicken made with Dunns River Jamaican Jerk seasoning. This dish was very spicy so if you're going for a milder flavor I'd suggest using very little or mix the seasoning with one of your other favorite sauces.

And a classic and scrumptious Turks and Caicos Sunday dinner of crab and rice, fried plantains, potato salad, BBQ pork chops and baked chicken with callaloo. A very refreshing drink was made with pineapple juice, Aloe Vera juice, cranberry juice and coconut water.

That's all for now guys! Don't forget to follow Grace Foods and Caribbean Food Week on Twitter: @caribbeanfoodwk and Facebook: www.facebook.com/caribbeanfoodweek  for updates, ideas and competitions. Cook, eat and enjoy Caribbean Food Week, I know I sure will!!

I was given these products to review by Grace Foods. All opinions remain my own. 

Also the biggest thanks to my cousin for helping me!

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Fan Shoutout!

Words cannot describe the intense feeling of amazement, happiness and gratitude I get when someone says they like my blog. I mean, when someone says that they are feeling more comfortable with themselves because I inspired them is the greatest thing ever! Its what I'm all about. It's why I have this little space on the internet. I know all to well feeling that you're not good enough or that you're less than for what ever reason and having the ability to help someone feel better about themselves...it's just amazing! 

I decided to do a fan shout out of Ann. She was so inspired by my blog that she wanted me to make a post of her outfit and to create a blog of her own (I finally found someone nearby that loves to dress up and take pictures as much as I do). It was a bit chilly so she decided to wear her blue and white jumper from Everything 5 Pounds. She paired it with white linen pants and silver sandals.

So without further ado here she is, my newest fan!

Top: Everything 5 Pounds| Pants: Adam Levine Linen Pants in White| Lipstick: Makeup Revolution Amazing Lipstick Dazzle

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Top 5 Fave Reads For Summer

It's probably no secret that I love to read but to be honest I am as picky as the next person when it comes to books. I love books that are truly interesting without being pretentious and books that combine and cross genres. I feel like it gives them more depth and it keeps the reader engaged for longer (think romantic suspense/comedy thriller) Recommending authors (more like virtually screaming) is something I always do on my Facebook mainly with Sherrilyn Kenyon or J.R Ward but I am sure by now my friends are tired of me. But I can't help it, I just love these guys too much! Without further ado I am moving my virtual screaming to my blog so here goes my top five fave summer reads.


 Oh boy! This is my ultimate fan favorite. If you are familiar with the TV show Castle you probably know about Nikki Heat. She is a character in the series of the same name by Richard Castle who is a character in the show, What I love most about this book is the fact that it is from the show. You have no idea how much having this book means to me. A huge thank you to the worlds best friend for this ah-mazing Christmas pressie! As you can see from the cover this is a crime thriller and as most crime-thrillers it is packed full of action. The characters, based on characters from the show, are so inviting and unique that you are hard-pressed to put it down. However I feel like the action is a bit played down for my taste but it is still very, very good. 4 Curvy Stars!

Not for the faint of heart or diehard Grimm Brothers fans. Angela Carter brings you an alternative look at the popular Grimm Brothers fairy tales with her unique spin. And by unique I mean OH MY GOD WHAT THE HELL! She gives a very distinctive feminist version of the fairy tales with stories  like 'The Husband Who Mind The House' and The Woman Who Married Her Son's Wife' and this makes for a very interesting read. I originally read The Bloody Chamber' by her and I was giddy with glee at her version of Red Riding Hood. Needless to say I am hooked and this book has kept my summer very interesting. 5 Curvy Stars!

You would never find me with a book list and the goddess of making people cry isn't on it. What more can I say about Sherrilyn Kenyon other than GO AND READ HER BOOKS! I've never came across an author like her and this makes her books very refreshing. Her writing style is both intense and revitalizing at the same time. This particular book is from her Dark Hunter Series and it is amazing! I haven't finished it yet but the part I've reached had left me breathless. Ash is the hottie to surpass all hotties!  Five Million Curvy Stars! (Sorry I'm biased. Also keep some tissues handy when you begin this series. You'll need it)

The thriller to keep you up at night and ruin your life. You will never put this down because the need to know what happened will surpass the very intense need to sleep...or go to the toilet.

Last but definitely NOT least is my momma The Warden writing as Jessica Bird. The Queen of Vampires, the creator of The Scribe Virgin herself took a break from making men and women hearts palpitate over uber hot vampires to bring you a bit more closer to home. This is what I would describe as a romantic suspense and she does it really well. Now, I am used to the Black Dagger Brotherhood and this is the first book I've read that shes written outside of the series, but I have to say I like this change. Her writing style stayed the same in my opinion but she delivered it in such a way that you wouldn't miss the shitkickers and daggers. From me Mrs. Bird 2 Million Curvy Stars (Once again I am biased)

So here conclude my Top 5 Fave Reads for Summer. Have you read any of these books? If you have leave in the comments along with your fave summer books!

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