Maroons' medicine chest
Recipes from
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Puerto Rican Yellow Rice with Pigeon Peas 

A True Caribbean Classic! This one pot rice also called 'Arroz con Gandules' is a traditional dish typically served on special occasions. 

Mushroom & Garlicky Greens Over Polenta

This is a simple and delicious spin on an Indigenous classic. Great for brunch, lunch or dinner. 

Coconut Curry Chickpea Soup

Curry is a delicious powerhouse of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant richness that has been popular for millennia across Africa & Asia. 

Haitian Liberation Soup

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This spicy, smokey recipe is our love letter to Haiti—who taught the diaspora to decolonize our dishes— because freedom is delicious! 

Jamaican Jerk

Heirloom tomatoes are rich in lycopene, an antioxidant that belongs to the carotenoid group. Green zucchini and yellow squash - brimming with vitamin C, potassium and magnesium. 


Known by many names throughout the diaspora, this delectable, high-protein treat is the grandfather to the hush puppy.


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This delicious, traditional Caribbean dish has deep ties to Africa According to historian and author Cruz Miguel Ortíz Cuadra.

Juicy Spicy Sautéed Mushrooms

The sweet, earthy heat of ginger is a perfect complement to the tart, bright zing of the Buddha’s Hand. So lip-smackingly delicious! 
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