Category Archive: Traditional Recipes

TCHAKA (tyaka – tiaka – Chaka) – Protein soup

Sooooooo I’m super excited for this new blog post. 1) Autumn is my favorite season of the year. The smell of pumpkin spice, the pies, the not so cold weather, the warmth, and… Continue reading

Dous Kokoye (coconut flavored sweets)

My grandmother used to prepare this dessert once in a while. Maybe x2 a year. It was never more.  And whenever she did, she made sure there was plenty for family and friends.… Continue reading

Duri djondjon (haitian black rice)

The famous Haitian black rice. That rice is not like the usual wild rice (Indian rice) you know about. See, it’s not naturally/originally black. It’s prepared with the famous edible Haitian mushroom called ”… Continue reading

Tablet pistache (Peanut pralines)

  I remember sitting in the backseat of the car next to my little sister, every Sunday mornings after church (well, every other Sunday mornings), heading to the beach. My father and mother… Continue reading

Sauce “TiMalice”

Last Sunday I was hosting a dinner at my apartment with some friends. And as I was passing the rice to my fiance, he looked at me and  nicely asked : ” Any… Continue reading

Pain patate (Baked sweet potato pudding)

Mom! That’s how all the nurses and doctors at the hospital were calling me after my delivery. Such a powerful word. Yet, I feel that with that word, the words ” tired, multitasking,… Continue reading

Accra

Accra is a word used in the Caribbean to define fritters/ beignets. The Accra is a cousin of the marinade ( which is more of a french origin) . Accras are usually mixed… Continue reading

Chokola Ayisyen (Haitian Hot Chocolate)

It was definitely a white Christmas this year in NY. The beautiful snow was so lovely to watch from inside. Yup! From inside! lol I am not a big fan of the cold,… Continue reading

Pate kode

My last post dated from August 12th of this year. Here I am 3 months later, trying to redeem myself for abandoning you guys! Well, the least I owe you is to explain… Continue reading

Macaroni au gratin (Baked Macaroni)

What would a Sunday Haitian dinner be without  Macaroni au gratin? One of my classmates in College was surprised at how  interestingly different this tasted from Mac&Cheese. I brought a “slice” to school… Continue reading