• 15-Minute Mauritian Fried Noodles

    I have been a fan of palm trees ever since seeing them in person during my first trip to Southern California in November of 1988. It’s hard to put into words exactly how wonderful I felt whenever I saw them. But it’s safe to say that gazing upon them made me feel happy and relaxed. So, it makes sense that, my favorite places to visit to date–in the United States and abroad–are those that have allowed me to see palm trees at some point during my time there. Speaking of my list of places I’d like to visit, it gets longer every year. The more you go, the more you…

  • 15-Minute Belizean Fish Sere Bowl

    I always treasure conversations about food with friends from other countries. I find it exciting to learn why certain meats, produce, spices and cooking methods are used in various countries. It’s also fascinating to hear about the similarities and differences between identical foods that are raised or grown in different countries. For example, it’s been years since I chatted with a dear family friend from Belize about the produce grown in her homeland. But, I still remember how passionate she was when describing how much better bananas taste in the little Caribbean country that she once called home than they taste here in the United States. In fact, by the…