Category Archives: Caribbean Lifestyle

Captain Tim travels the Caribbean living the Caribbean lifestyle. These postings are all about interesting topics that epitomize the Caribbean lifestyle.

Slow Cooker Mango Mustard Kielbasa Bites

mango mustard bites

This is a super simple and easy appetizer that will get rave reviews from all of your guests. The Habanero Mango Mustard gives a nice twist to a classic recipe! 1 (14-oz.) pkg. kielbasa, sliced (use your favorite, or could even use lower fat chicken summer sausage) 1/3 cup Spicy Mango Mustard 3 Tbsp. honey […]

Iced Hibiscus Sparkler

iced hibiscus drink

There is nothing more Caribbean than Iced Hibiscus Tea aka Flor de Jamaica.  This sparkler drink is a cool and refreshing option. 1  qt-size bag of Caribbean Trading’s Iced Hibiscus iced tea brew bag Sparkling Water Brew the Iced Hibiscus tea pouch  blend for at least 5 minutes,  using about 1/3 less water. Sweeten to […]

Jerk Barbecue Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots

bacon tater tots

This yummy little app hits all of the right spots to make for a WOW appetizer.  The jerk barbecue sauce pairs perfectly with the bacon to put a Caribbean twist to this classic comfort food appetizer. Serves: 40 appetizers Ingredients 16 oz Hickory Smoked Bacon 40 frozen tater tots (deep fried or baked) ¾ cup […]

Island Magic Citrus Marinade for Steak

citrus marinade

This yummy citrus marinade with steak pairs so nicely with rice or with vegetables.  We tried this recipe on steak that we put on the barbecue along with some grilled zucchini and baked potatoes.  It was fantastic!  The citrus marinade gives it a nice summery flavor.  Serves 6. Ingredients ¼ cup Orange Juice Juice of […]

Island Magic Whiskey Cocktail Recipe

whiskey cocktail

This whiskey cocktail recipe brings a new burst of flavor to the traditional whiskey drink and is super easy with only four ingredients.  It adds the salty punch you want, and the spices in the Island Magic seasoning introduce a satisfying savory component to the drink as well.  You will find this to be the […]

Tequila Lime Burgers

burgers

Sometimes you get bored of the same tired old hamburger and you need to spice it up a bit.  These Tequila Lime Burgers offer just the right creative twist to get you excited about your burger again.  Tried these for a recent BBQ with friends and everyone found the combination of flavors to be really […]

Easy Jerk Chicken Soup Recipe

It is National Soup Month! We are celebrating with this awesome recipe using Jerk. This jerk chicken soup recipe is perfect for that cold winter night while you are dreaming of the Caribbean. It offers a slightly different take that will break the routine of those basic chicken soups. The sweet and heat of the […]

Celebrate Hot Tea Month with Caribbean Flavors!

hot tea month

In an ode to another wacky, random holiday this month we are celebrating Hot Tea Month! Nothing is quite as relaxing, reassuring or satisfying as a cup of hot tea. Hot Tea Month encourages you to branch out and try new types of tea to fit different moods, tastes and environments; English breakfast tea is […]

Chocolate Coquito

Coquito is a favorite holiday tradition in Puerto Rico – much like an egg nog but without the egg and full of yummy coconut goodness. What pairs better with coconut than chocolate? Not much! This recipe is a traditional coquito that has been made chocolate. It is perfect to be served as an after-dinner drink, […]