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Stuffed Focaccia

Stuffed Focaccia

A soft herbed focaccia drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt is the perfect accompaniment for a comforting bowl of soup; but how about taking an easy focaccia recipe and stuffing it with some flavorful fillings so that it can stand all on […]

Ackee Tomato Soup {Vegan}

Ackee Tomato Soup {Vegan}

A creamy soup that is: dairy free, full of flavour and easy to make even on a weekday? If you’re thinking yes please! This creamy ackee tomato soup is just for you. Too amazing not to share…

Ackee Smash Burger

Ackee Smash Burger

This burger is as tasty as it is colorful; an explosion of flavour in every bite, it does not disappoint! Add a side of green plantain chips, it will be your new favorite Caribbean vegetarian burger combo. Too amazing not to share…

Ackee Basil Pesto

Ackee Basil Pesto

Packing powerful punches from ackee, basil and sunflower seeds, this sauce is a nutrient powerhouse! Try it on pasta or as a spread on a sandwich or in a wrap; it’s the base sauce used on the Ital Enuh Keeza; don’t you just love when healthy and […]

Savoury Ackee Cream

Savoury Ackee Cream

The simplest recipe of them all, with just a handful of ingredients and a blender, boom! You’re done! This basic recipe is the perfect starting point for trying out ackee in new ways in fact, it’s where my ackee experimentation began. Too amazing not to […]

Ital Enuh Keeza

Ital Enuh Keeza

A nod to Italiano while translating from patois to “it’s Ital you know” this Keeza features basil ackee pesto, topped with marinated tomatoes and nu-Yeah (nutritional yeast) atop a crisp thin crust and finished with basil. Too amazing not to share…

Heirloom Tomato & Ackee Tart in Aged Cheddar & Thyme Crust

Heirloom Tomato & Ackee Tart in Aged Cheddar & Thyme Crust

The name of this tart is indeed a mouthful! Juicy late summer heirloom tomatoes are layered atop savory ackee filling and baked in an aged cheddar and thyme crust for the ultimate umami bomb, all diets off! Too amazing not to share…

Creamy Mac ‘n Kees – One Pot Method

Creamy Mac ‘n Kees – One Pot Method

This is the dish with which my adventures in ackee began, here I’m revisiting it but this time around I’ve added coconut milk to the original (Mac ‘n Kees) to make it extra creamy and have used the one pot pasta method so there’s a […]

Pan Seared Salmon with Ackee & Saffron Risotto

Pan Seared Salmon with Ackee & Saffron Risotto

Juicy pan seared salmon served with asparagus over creamy ackee and saffron risotto; it’s simple and elegant for date night and easy enough to pull off during the week. Too amazing not to share…

Ackee & Saffron Risotto {Vegan}

Ackee & Saffron Risotto {Vegan}

Risottos are quite easy to make, the process is essentially: toast grains in fat then add hot stock a ladleful at a time till the desired texture is achieved. Of course hundreds of variations exist and the grains used are not limited to rice. This version […]

Jamaican Ackee Patties {Vegan}

Jamaican Ackee Patties {Vegan}

Let’s talk the anatomy of a “propa” (proper) patty. The crust: gorgeous and flaky, not too thick and shouldn’t be dry and crumbly The filling: not pasty, must be well seasoned with a good balance of herbs, spices and heat. The crust to filling ratio: […]

Vegetarian Ackee Lasagna with Mushrooms & Basil

Vegetarian Ackee Lasagna with Mushrooms & Basil

This decadent vegetarian lasagna is made with ackee pasta layered with rich ackee cream, meaty roasted mushrooms, fresh basil, parmesan and mozzarella. Guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser; serve it with a tomato or green salad to balance its richness. Too amazing not to share…

Ackee Clam Chowder

Ackee Clam Chowder

Ackee is bomb with seafood: Fact! With summer temperatures taking a break and giving way to a series of overcast then rainy days here in New England, I found myself in the mood for clam chowder; but not just any chowder would do, enter Ackee […]

Grain Bowls with Ackee Tahini Dressing

Grain Bowls with Ackee Tahini Dressing

Grain bowls are a fun way to upgrade your salad game and incorporate a variety of whole grains into your diet. These Asian inspired bowls feature not one but three ancient grains; a colourful array of veggies; spicy chicken, shrimp or brussel sprouts (to suit […]

Introducing: Keeza

Introducing: Keeza

Say hello to your new vegan pizza fix – Keeza! The only limits are your imagination, I’ve done three versions to show the basic idea but feel free to build on it and truly make it your own. Too amazing not to share…