Caribbean Inspired Meals & Recipes

Hi Friends!  I hope your Hump Day is off to a good start.  What’s going on in your world?  I have a really busy day ahead but wanted to share some Caribbean Inspired Meals and Recipe Ideas.

We’ve only been home from Aruba for 10 days, but that trip feels like a lifetime ago.

In my Popular Posts Tab, I organized my Travel Pictures & Posts, so if you want to feel like you’re on the beach and gaze at some ocean and sand pictures, our trip pictures are there and organized near the bottom of that page.

Here are my Caribbean Inspired Meals & Recipe Ideas:

Caribbean Citrus & Veggie Stir Fry


 Caribbean Citrus & Veggie Stir Fry

Pan Seared Lemon Pepper Grouper with Sweet Dipping Sauce 

Pan Seared Lemon Pepper Grouper with Sweet Dipping Sauce

Another Vegan Stir Fry with rice that I made while in Aruba the previous year.  This one is the 2009 version. Ironically, posted it On Christmas Day.  What a fun memory as I think back to that day.

  Vegan Stir Fry

Mango Ginger Maple Tofu
Mango = Caribbean Inspired in my book.

So does this one
Sweet & Sour Honey Lemon Tofu
 Sweet & Sour Honey Lemon Tofu

Caribbean Coconut Rice with Garbanzos & Veggies 
This is a complete Caribbean Themed Meal in itself.   Rice, beans, nut butter, coconut milk.   Creamy and filling.

Caribbean Coconut Rice with Garbanzos & Veggies  

Dessert follows a Caribbean Theme:
Vegan Mango Banana Vanilla Softserve

Vegan Mango Banana Vanilla Softserve

And No Bake Vegan Rum Cake Balls
Rum and the Caribbean just go together

 You can Never Have Too Many Rum Balls

Wash it all down with Sex on The Beach Drinks (or Shots)

Sex on The Beach Drinks or Shots

Or, a Peach Pina Colada

 Peach Pina Coladas taste better on chaise lounges than they do at home, though!  
Vintage 2009 vacation photo.

From my earlier post today, thanks for the compliments on my new hair pictures and for filling me in on what learning curves you’re working on right now as well as things that have been a learning curve for you in the past. 

1. Is there a particular type of food or ethnic cuisine that you just love? i.e. Italian, Indian, Chinese, etc?
I am not a fan of garlic and onions, curry, or some of the predominant flavors, or foods in many types of cuisines that other people seem to “love”.

I do love citrus flavors, ginger, lighter and sweeter flavors, and veggie-laden dishes, so I would say Caribbean-themed or Hawaiian-themed food is my calling.  It’s hard to label though.  Not a fan of labels, anyway.

2. Do you ever make stir frys?  What do you put in yours?  
I made this Sweet & Sour Veggie Stir Fry in San Diego recently and used up some odds and ends, and it was good!

3. Are you inspired to cook more of a certain type of cuisine because you realize you love it?
I would like to try my hand at cooking more Indian food.  But hold the curry.  

And I’d also like to try making more Thai food at home.

I also want to try making veggie-sushi rolls at home.  Maybe that’s because I can add another gadget to my cooking list of wants.  One of those sushi rolling mats.

See you later on!

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