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Skuntin Congalongs.

Hi I'm Candice. From Queens stuck in Georgia for now. GSU Senior. 20 years ah deh in. Proud Guyanese & Haitian! I'm learning how to cook and do henna so I blog that stuff.. Big ups yuhself fuh visiting me page..Msg me an dem tings =)

Jul 24 '14

International Cooking : 

I’ve been working on Puerto Rican food for the past months and this is only the 1st part. I’m so nervous to post this because of the possible critique from Puerto Ricans. Personally I’m very critical of people who aren’t West Indian cooking our food..so I figure it might be the same. Or maybe I’m just the one who’s the asshole lmao I don’t know..I love puerto rican food a lot. Learning about the food and the culture I never realized how similar our cultures and mentalities are. Even a lot our foods are really similar. It’s cool.

1. Piononos : Sweet plaintain fried in strips, made into little pin wheels and stuffed with ground meat and then fried again in a batter or sometimes covered with cheese and baked to melt the cheese.

2. Bacalaitos : Salt fish fritters. Bacalao is cod fish..but I don’t eat unscale fish so I used a saltfish with scale. 

3. Chayote Relleno : Chayote squash filled with meat (picadillo) then topped with cheese and breadcrumbs (my breadcrumbs didn’t really brown but it still had a nice taste)

4. Pasteles : Ground/root vegetables (like yautia blanca, cassava..I forgot the rest) green banana. calabaza (pumpkin) and plaintain made into a paste..stuffed with meat, wrapped and then boiled in banana leaves…This is usually a traditional dish that is prepared by the whole family during holiday..but I made it by myself :( I started at like 10am and didn’t finish until 4pm. Ting d’ tek long man!

5. Mofongo con pollo : Fried plantain mashed and moulded with garlic and Chicharrón , traditionally served with chicken broth. I replaced the Chicharrón with thinly fried chicken pieces, because I don’t eat pork.I had it with rice and stewed pulled chicken and pink beans.

6. Tembleque : (I learned it meant like wiggly or jiggly) It’s a coconut custard powdered with cinnamon

7. Arroz con gandules y chorizo : Rice with pigeon peas and sausage (chorizo is usually pork but mine was chicken)

8. Flan de queso : Heavenly cream cheese custard

9. Pimientos RellenosRed sweet peppers filled with ground meat and chorizo( I brought some made of chicken) then topped with a cheese sauce and green onions and parmesan. With a side of fried plantain and rice.

10. Surullos : Corn meal mixed with cheese, rolled (hence the name) and then fried. Eaten with a dip (like Mayo-ketchup)

I hope all my Puerto Ricans approve lol. As for everyone who already follows me, sorry I haven’t posted since Holi but I was trying to get all this together :)

Jul 15 '14
Nicki Minaj - No Flex Zone
Jun 20 '14
  • Friend: So how do you think you've changed since high school?
  • Me: Well I became aware of oppressive power structures and how we are complicit in them and now seek to dismantle them.
  • Friend: ...
  • Me: I also think I got hotter.
May 22 '14

fionagoodess:

when people ask you how school is:

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May 20 '14
May 7 '14

Henna I’ve done in the past few months… What do you think?

Mar 17 '14

Happy Holi!!!!!

To all my Guyanese and Trinis who follow me and are Hindu, as well as everyone in between who also love to get colored! Have a good one!

I made a few mithai for the holiday..

1. Jelebis!
Ingredients : yogurt, flour, water, cardamom, turmeric, sugar, and yellow food coloring.
(Frying it in the right shape for my first time was annoying at first, I let it sit for 12 hours before using the batter. Next time if I want Jelebis I think I’ll just take a trip to Sybil’s lol, it’s too much)
2. Vermicelli (Vamaselli) Cake
Ingredients: milk, evaporated milk, cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar, and vanilla extract.
Dec 30 '13

hahahana:

guidance-through-knowledge:

I don’t even know when I started finding beards attractive. 

Beards are gods gift to men’s faces

(Source: feeeeya)

Dec 25 '13

Merry Christmas to everyone!!! I hope you get all your heart desires!!! Well wishes to you and your families! 😘🎅🎄

1. Pepperpot !!! (My first time making it myself, so now ah could definitely marrid lmao jk) : it wasn’t made traditional though, it was made with turkey legs and wings, goat, and oxtail.

2. Candied Yams and Turkey Sausage Stuffing (back at Thanksgiving)

3. Christmas Eve Breakfast : Fresh Hash Browns, Turkey Sausages, and an Omelette (a bit too brown)

4. Chicken Curry

5. Penne Pasta with Spicy Italian Sausage

6. Guyanese Patties: I used ground turkey instead

7. White Chocolate and Strawberry Cake

Last week made it a year from when I first started this tumblr and also started learning to cook. Thanks to everyone that’s been following me, liking and reblogging, and sending such nice comments. You guys are the best, I figured I’d post things and like probably only two people would see it, but I was surprise to have even the notes that I’ve gotten..even though it’s not anywhere near tumblr famous I appreciate the love anyhow. 😁
Nov 30 '13

autosuficiencia:

my ideal body weight is you on top of me.