All posts tagged: foodie

Holiday Treats: Marshmallow Popcorn Treats 

Ahh, the holidays… From Christmas to New Year’s Day, ‘tis the season to bake up a storm of delicious treats.  Gotta love holiday baking.  Who knew marshmallows were such a versatile ingredient?  Oh, and we aren’t talking about your typical marshmallow, we are talking about Powder Monkey Gourmet Treats flavoured marshmallows.  It’s always good to support local.  Powder Monkey’s signature collection of extraordinary flavours infused into made from scratch marshmallows are a real game changer.  Popular favourites include: coconut, strawberry, vanilla, mint chocolate chip, coffee, and rose —just to name a few.  This holiday season we have all new treats in-store for guests, friends and family.  Our popcorn marshmallow treats are a fun and festive dessert for holiday parties.  Yes, the holiday’s just got a whole lot sweeter.  We loved the combination of flavours, strawberry marshmallows, chocolate and popcorn— we think you will too!  A delightful holiday snack for guests or to add to your hot cocoa bar.   With New Year’s Eve almost here, I am already planning out a menu for my dessert bar. …

The Brooklyn Pizza & Pasta: Urban Dining

As a bit of a foodie, I love finding great restaurants.  One of my favourite places to eat at is The Brooklyn Pizza & Pasta, located at Camana Bay.  It is the ultimate urban dining experience in the Cayman Islands. I love pizza just as much as anyone.  They have an incredible selection of various pizza options.  As someone with food allergies (gluten, dairy and soy) I was delighted to find that The Brooklyn caters to food allergies. So, if you have food allergies like me, don’t worry you don’t have to miss out on their delicious pizza.   The Brooklyn is more than just pizza, it is an excellent place to dine offering a tasty selection of Italian-inspired and American favourites infused with local ingredients straight from the local farmers market.  As the name suggests, the atmosphere is the epitome of Brooklyn, New York with a warm urban setting and hip industrial inspired decor.  Highlights include the marquee Brooklyn sign, and the trendy bar with chic chandeliers—making it an Instagram worthy dining location.  On …

Holiday S’mores Recipe

‘Tis the season to make yummy holiday treats.  S’mores are a favorite dessert of mine. The traditional s’more is made with graham cracker, Hersey’s chocolate and traditional marshmallows.  This holiday season, I decided to try something different, using locally made marshmallows by Powder Monkey Gourmet Treats.  To give the s’mores non-traditional flavors but just as delicious, I used their coffee flavor and rose flavor. What you will need   Gluten-free, dairy-free and soy-free graham crackers (for those of you with food allergies), dairy-free and soy-free chocolate chips and coffee flavored marshmallows and rose flavored marshmallows made by Powder Monkey Gourmet Treats. How to make it   Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Place some graham crackers on the baking tray topped with marshmallows and the others covered with chocolate chips. Let them bake for 15 mins. Then assemble s’mores and enjoy. Powder Monkey Gourmet Treats Powder Monkey Gourmet Treats have an exciting range of uniquely flavored marshmallows.  All marshmallows are locally made. Holiday treats make a great gift this holiday season. You can’t beat homemade treats. …

Turmeric Latte: The New Cure for the Cold

Back from traveling and hit with the flu. On the positive side, I have learned that a turmeric latte is the new tea remedy for getting over the cold.  It’s bright and bold color makes it stand out as a drink loaded with health benefits.  Turmeric health benefits are considered to be: strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and bonus it helps with anti-aging.  It is simple to make and rich in taste.  A perfect cup of tea for the approaching holiday season.   What You Will Need Milk (any kind), turmeric, nutmeg, cinnamon and honey. How To Make It Boil your choice of milk (almond, coconut, soy, whole milk) on medium heat. Then stir in turmeric, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Start with a teaspoon of each, and add more of each ingredient based on your taste preference. Then serve and mix in a teaspoon of honey. Enjoy, xo   SaveSave SaveSave

Wake Up & Smell the Coffee Marshmallows!

Powder Monkey Gourmet Treats has whipped up a batch of new flavors for their gourmet marshmallow line. Coffee lovers, are you ready for it? Coffee infused marshmallows! Yes, the creme de la creme of marshmallows has arrived. -, (Powder Monkey) has not only created one of the most delightful marshmallows on the market, but has also created an ingenious garnish to morning coffee. Oh yes, move over hot cocoa with marshmallows on top, coffee topped up with these divine marshmallows is on a whole new level of awesome! Try the Coconut, Mint Chocolate Chip or Rose to spice up your coffee. Bonus! For those of you, like me, who has food allergies the good news is the coffee flavored marshmallows are gluten-free, dairy-free and soy-free! Hip Hip Hooray! Another fun fact, these little treats are made with a rich blend of different coffees.  Curious what inspired this new flavor, “People love coffee. The flavor is complex and has many different layers to it” says, creator Lydia Ray. While coffee lovers are in marshmallow heaven, don’t think for a …

Red: The New Flavor of The Week

Saucha: Conscious Living is cooking up a storm, serving up some red hot new items to add to their portfolio of savory and sweet vegan treats.  Valentine’s Day might be over, but you can eat cake any day of the week.  Saucha is delighted to introduce their (Beet) Red Velvet Cupcake.  For those of you looking for something more savory, then you will be happy to know that Saucha has created a mini-tomato sauce along with tomato flax crackers.  These yummy new treats are made with locally sourced organic produce. Let Them Eat Cake Red Velvet cupcakes are my absolute favorite! I was thrilled once I found out Britta had made a batch of vegan and gluten free red velvet cupcakes.  To give the cupcakes that vibrant signature red look, Britta used beets as the primary ingredient.  The delicious frosting was cashew cheese, a spin on the traditional cream cheese frosting.  I found the frosting and cake to have a well rounded balance of sweet and savory.  I personally, am not a huge fan of …