Monday, 25 June 2012

Kreativ Blogger Award


I know I've been mia for a while but I promise to be back soon.

I recently got a message from Miss colourmesunshine awarding me the Kreativ Blogger Award. I was pleasantly surprised and figured it's a nice way to get to know a bit more about fellow bloggers.

The Rules of this Award:

Post a link to the blogger that gave you the award.

List 7 interesting facts about yourself that your readers might find interesting.

Nominate 7 other bloggers, provide links, and let them know.

7 interesting things about me...
1. I am terribly afraid of heights and will NEVER go sky-diving, however I've always wanted to try zip lining.
2. I am also afraid of the dark lol.
3. I can never get fedup of the beach and nature in general. I mean I live on an island, well two islands which I absolutely love and would not want to live anywhere else. Well except for England, minus winter.
4. I am a complete fool. I talk too much nonsense for my own good sometimes. I love to laugh and make people laugh.
5. A few years ago the only makeup I'd wear was foundation/powder, eyeliner/mascara. I've grown to appreciate the magic of makeup so much more with time. Though I hated how it looked on me a few years ago, I am a complete lipstick junkie now.
6. I believe I was Japanese in my former life :) I love everything about their culture and I hope to visit someday.
7. I am 1/2 Indo and 1/2 Afro Trinidadian (Mixed with African and Indian). I love being bi-racial and bi-cultural and I am extremely grateful to my parents for mixing their shit up.
and that's my 7!!!
I award the following with the Kreativ Blogger Award:

Saturday, 9 June 2012

West Indian Cooking: Ochro Rice (Okra) With Stewed Chicken

If you know anything about me other than my love for makeup, it would be of my love for food and by extension cooking lol.

This is my first of a new series of entries on my love for cooking and different types of food in general.

I start of with a popular West Indian dish which was also my first attempt at cooking Ochro Rice.

So let's get this show on the road.

Here's what you'll need:
• Ochro (okra) - 4
• Brown Rice - 2 cups
• Onion - 1/2
• Garlic - 3 cloves
• Carrot - 1/3 (if desired)
• Celery
• Pumpkin
• Pimento pepper - 2
• Hot pepper - 1/2 (if desired)
• Cooking oil - 2 tbsp
• Salt - 2 tbsp
• Coconut milk - 1/2 cup
• Water
• Dhal (split peas) If desired
• Cooking margarine - 1 tbsp

• Boil the dhal till tender (split peas) and set aside.
• Chop the ochro along with the other vegetables.
• Sauté the veggies in cooking oil and stir.
• Add salt
• Add the boiled dhal (split peas) to the sautéed veggies.
• Add the brown rice and stir.
• Add the coconut milk and and water and bring to boil.
• Stir mixture occasionally to ensure it does not stick to the pot.
• Add margarine.
• Cook rice till tender but not too soft.

Serves 6.

Let me know in the comments if you want the recipe for stewed chicken.

Happy cooking and as always,
Stay Glam



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