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.

Spicy Cauliflower Bites

cauliflower

These spicy cauliflower bites are a fun and easy vegetarian alternative to a chicken wing. You can either bake or fry according to your preferences.   Ingredients serves 2-4 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup flour* 1 tsp. ground, dried garlic (or garlic powder) small head of cauliflower, cut into florets (about 4 cups) 1/2 cup hot […]

Sancocho: Puerto Rican Stew Recipe

sancocho

Sancocho is a Puerto Rican stew that is hearty. It is perfect for colder days and is a popular meal to make for a large group. Like any good stew, what goes into varies and everyone has their own favorite recipes. However, what sets Sancocho apart from any regular beef stew is that it includes […]

Island Magic Grilled Steak Recipe

We recently launched a new seasoning called Island Magic. It is a perfect seasoning for any meats, but especially on red meats. Here is a simple recipe on how to use it to dress up your steak and make is magic. Serves: Makes 8 servings. • 1/2 cup olive oil • 1/4 cup soy sauce […]

Coconut Margaritas

coconut margarita

This coconut margarita recipe originally appeared on Foodie Crush. It is a nice and healthy cocktail. After all, might as well offset the alcohol with some really healthy coconut. Serves: 2 drinks Ingredients 1½ ounces tequila ½ ounce Cointreau 1 ounce coconut cream 1 ounce coconut milk ½ ounce fresh lime juice Splash of half […]

MayoKetchup: The Puerto Rican Condiment

mayoketchup

MayoKetchup is the quintessential Puerto Rican condiment. It is used both for dipping tostones, and Puerto Rican fritters, French fries, chicken tenders – just about anything you would use ketchup for.  Use it as a spread on a hamburger or sandwich.. The possibilities are endless! Ingredients 1 part ketchup 3 parts mayonnaise Dash of Sofrito, […]

Plantain Soup: A Healthy and Easy Recipe

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Yum Plantain soups are found in many cuisines around the world, and is particularly popular in Puerto Rico in the Caribbean. Plantains, part of the banana family, is full of good vitamins and can be prepared many ways, but today we are thinking all about soup! There are several varieties of plantain soups that can […]

Coconut Gin and Tonic

coconut gin and tonic

This coconut Gin and Tonic cocktail is infused with naturally-sweet coconut water for a refreshing, healthier cocktail perfect any time of year. This recipe originally appeared on Minimalist Baker Serves: 1 Ingredients 2 ounces gin 2 ounces coconut water 2 ounces tonic water juice of 1/2 lime (1-2 Tbsp) Instructions Add ice to a serving glass […]

Champagne Mojitos

champagne mojito

Nothing is better than a champagne type drink for those weekend brunches.  This is a mojito style mimosa that is just lovely and makes a nice pairing with many brunch dishes.  This recipe originally appeared on Foodie Crush and was adapted from Bobby Flay Serves: 6 servings Ingredients ¼ cup fresh mint leaves, plus more […]

Berry Cab Caipirinha

caipirinha

For this punch-like take on the caipirinha, Cantina uses a Cabernet blended with a good amount of spicy Syrah. It offers a nice blend of a sangria type drink with a shot of sugar.  This recipe came from Cocktails 2008 via foodandwine.com. Ingredients SERVINGS: Makes 6 drinks 24 blackberries 4 ounces Simple Syrup 12 ounces […]