It’s been two years since I posted here and as I type, it feels so nostalgic!
After what feels like a lifetime later, I’m back — mostly because a few folks have been asking for recipes to meals I’ve been sharing on my Instagram, and this is the easiest place to share.
Yesterday, it was a plantain black bean hash. It was just perfect for a lazy-day brunch.
Here’s what you’ll need
1 slightly ripe plantain, chopped
2 medium-sized yellow potatoes, cleaned and scrubbed
1/2 medium red bell pepper, chopped
1/4 medium red onion, chopped
3 large garlic cloves, chopped
1 cup black beans, cooked
extra virgin olive oil
smoked paprika, to taste
black pepper, to taste
sea salt, to taste
cilantro for garnish
Here’s how to make it
Microwave two well-washed yellow potatoes until just done but not overdone. Chop, leaving skin on, and set aside.
Cover surface of frying pan with about an inch of olive oil and bring to medium heat. Add chopped plantains. Watch carefully and turn until all sides are golden brown. Remove plantain and drain on paper towels.
Add garlic, red onion, and bell pepper to frying pan and sauté until golden brown. Add chopped potatoes and add sea salt, smoked paprika, and black pepper to taste.
Add black beans and stir until well combined.
Add plantains to mixture.
Top with cilantro as desired and serve.
Hope you enjoy as much as I did. It was so filling, yummy, and just perfect for a blissfully relaxing holiday morning.
Before I settled on my favorites, much of my money went into testing personal care and beauty products until I found “the one”. A significant amount of that spend was also on must-have, recurring purchases such as acne-slaying skin products, shaving cream and costly razors.
Recently, I’ve ditched the razors along with the bumps, ingrown hair and discoloration that can come along with shaving. My newfound love is laser hair removal, which has completely changed my life.
More than two years ago, year-round warm weather and a new job were among the reasons why I decided to return to Barbados from America. I ignored criticisms that I was making a huge mistake by giving up a “better life” to return to “backward Barbados” (their words, not mine). And I am happy I did.
However, there is one thing I would like to change about my back-at-home experience.
In Barbados, people celebrate Christmas by giving their homes a design overhaul. I don’t go all the way like some of my relatives and neighbors, but I do try to add a bit of this (or that) to my space for the holidays. This tradition is part of the reason why I recently took a trip to Millhouse in Canewood, the home décor hub of Barbados.