Day 5 Jamaica Trip April 2024

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 Today my friends aunt was coming to pick us up at 10. I went for breakfast at 9:30. My friend was there earlier and she got some plantains today but they weren’t very ripe. Breakfast was the same as yesterday for me so I didn’t take any pictures. In the morning I did call for some bottles of water to my room but it was too early I learned I could get some at the buffet.  My friends aunt was delayed so had time to sit at the coffee shop. This was the view from the coffee area. We chatted with security and the taxi driver at the hotel for awhile before we left. We didn’t leave the hotel until 12. My friends aunt got proper plantains we ate it in the car. Today we decided to go to Ocho Rios. I have never been there and it is not that far from where we are staying. We have a driver booked for tomorrow to take us around the area and Bob Marley house tour. My friends aunt wanted Pizza Hut we stopped in a plaza that had KFC, Starbucks, and Pizza Hut. Last time I was in Jamaica I saw the plan

October 16, 2017Attempting to make recipes shared on facebook delish how to make stuffed eggplant parmesan


I know its been awhile and in another post in the future I will give the life update for the last few months.

Since I haven't cooked in awhile I thought it would be fun to try making some of the recipes I have shared on facebook in the past but have never attempted to make before.

The first dish is is from delish How to make stuffed eggplant parmesan and the link is here
Full recipe: http://dlsh.it/vePxgK0

I bought the eggplant a long time ago so I only salvaged around half of it also missing

olive oil - substituted coconut oil
cherry tomatoes - substituted tomatoes that have also been around awhile
oregano - substituted basil and herbamare (free from social nature an herbed salt)
missing - breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, and fresh basil

The video starts with scooping out the center of the eggplant I just cut what I could salvage into chunks.




 Then sauté the onions in olive oil I used coconut oil and used a bit less onion for my taste




Then add the eggplant


Then add garlic, and seasoning



Then add the marinara sauce lately I have been using costco brand or Rao's I went cheaper today because it was made in Italy and I do not recommend it. Stick with a good quality tomato sauce this one tastes like tomato paste.


Then add tomatoes, egg, and cheese. The magic bullet is the cheapest and fastest way to grate cheese although I wasn't using the correct blade for it. 




Realized I needed a bit more for the top so used a different cup and blade 



and its ready to go into the toaster oven for half an hour


Final Product after 30 mins not to bad considering there was no parmesan cheese in it


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