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Give a Caribbean Hamper This Valentines Xx

Obligatory Teddy, no way I hear you scream! Whether looking for a gift or something special for your loved one this valentine’s day, look no further than our Caribbean gifts range!

Readymade and create your own hampers, sauce tray gifts and Dutch pot gifts we’ve got it all at prices you will love.

Click HERE to view the range…..happy VALENTINES Xx

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Posted by on February 10, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Why Caribbean food should be part of a heart-healthy diet

Jerk spices packaged in jars

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Enjoying the flavors of the Caribbean doesn’t require a trip to the islands, but it may be one of the smartest health choices you can make.  Caribbean recipes feature many items that are known to have nutritional and health benefits, and there is no shortage of flavors in this food!

Thanks to internet retailers, buying Caribbean groceries online makes it easy to recreate the delicious cultural mix that makes island food so delicious.

Some people may have heard of the DASH diet (dietary approaches to stop hypertension), which is full of beans, fish, vegetables, and fruit.  Fish is well known for it’s ability to protect against heart disease by providing a natural source of omega-3 fatty acids.  Many Caribbean recipes such as escovitch, fritters and soup feature fish, which is abundant in island nations.  Beans are another food with important health benefits- varieties such as gungo, kidney and blackeye have been shown to reduce blood pressure, lower cholesterol levels, and even lower blood sugar in diabetics.  Caribbean recipes are also well known for the rich, spicy flavors that people love, but did you know that spicy food can actually improve your metabolism and suppress your appetite?  Do a quick search for Caribbean food online and you will see that many dishes are spicy and feature fish, vegetables, and fruit that all offer numerous health benefits.

When shopping for Caribbean  groceries, you will see that there are many places that offer fruits and vegetables in various forms that are made for use in Caribbean recipes.  West Indian groceries are full of health benefits- for example, a single guava fruit is lower in calories than an apple but is packed with vitamin C, potassium, and fiber.  Another fruit that you will run across when shopping for Caribbean groceries online is the mango.

Popular in a number of Caribbean recipes, mangoes provide vitamin A, iron, and calcium.

The history of Caribbean recipes is as diverse as the culture of these islands.  The original tribes that inhabited the islands, the Arawaks and Carib, ate diets rich in locally caught fish, native fruits, and vegetables.  When European travelers and slaves from West Africa reached the islands, they brought with them wheat, onions, garlic, beef, okra, callaloo, and mangoes, among other foods.  When you read about Caribbean food online, you will see that it is made with strong influences from all of these cultures.  The good thing for those hoping to try a Caribbean diet is that many West Indian groceries can now be purchased online from stores such as Tee’s Caribbean recipe kits.

When you buy Caribbean groceries online, spices and sauces are the most important things to look for.  You will want to look for curry powder, pimento, ginger, cinnamon, annatto, jerk sauce and flavorsome marinades.  You will also want to read about Caribbean cooking techniques, which are a mixture of cultural influences just like the food.

So now you know how healthy Caribbean food is, what tasty dishes will you be cooking in your kitchen???

Editor Rohan – West Indian groceries online

 
 

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Is There Really a Remedy to Avoid Crying Whilst Chopping Onions?

Chopping Onions…tears…me…NEVER!

I put a metal spoon (dipped side) on my tongue, and chop away (and I’ll let you in on a lil secret), till this day not one tear.

It’s quite amazing how a small innocent looking vegetable that is used to flavor so many dishes, can have such a powerful effect on our eyes (and nose for some).

Just one slice of an onion can send even the bravest of souls, running from the kitchen to the bathroom, to wash their hands and face because the Scent is just so strong.

So I guess my question is, is there really a remedy that prevents our eyes from watering when cutting onions?

Are all those remedies we hear about such as hold a wooden matchstick between your teeth,  use a sharp knife, hold a piece of bread in your mouth etc just plain ole wives tales?

What do you think…

 

Editor Sherene – West Indian groceries online

 
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Posted by on August 16, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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Tropical Caribbean groceries now available at the Addlestone monthly market!!!

Meet the Caribbean recipe kits team, and sample a taste of the tropics at Addlestone monthly market.

Treat your taste buds to a variety of Caribbean cakes, snacks, drinks and sauces.

DATE: 16th July 2011

TIME:
11.00am-3.00pm

VENUE:
The Addlestone Community Centre
Garfield Road,
Addlestone,
Surrey
KT15 2NJ

For more information contact: info@caribbeanrecipekits.com

 
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Posted by on May 24, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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New store ARRIVALS!!!

Grace Instant Pepper Pot Soup 16g

Springs here the sun is shinning, and summers well on its way. 

So you know what this means….yes that’s right more tasty Caribb goodies just for you.

Gracing the shelve’s this week at Tee’s Caribbean recipe kits…

Lasco Gourmet Fish & Meat Sauce 142ml

Grace Instant Pepper Pot Soup 16g

Grace Orange Sweet Potato & Plantain Chips 75g  

Real Jamaican Chocolate (Hot Drink)  

Tropical Sun Caribbean Salad Seasoning 100g

 View all new arrivals

Have a tropical week  – Sherene x
 
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Posted by on April 5, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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Get Your Caribbean Recipe Kits “Money Saving Discount” TODAY!!!

Receive 10% off your order
Order your delicious Caribbean recipe kits online TODAY at
www.caribbeanrecipekits.com and receive a 10% discount off your order.

Simply enter CRKM04 at the checkout or call us on: 07951 408 313

Tee's Fried Fish Recipe Kit

Delicious Tee's Fried Fish Recipe Kit

Sherene – www.caribbeanrecipekits.com

 
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Posted by on September 28, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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