All posts by Ms Cook JA

My passions for cooking began when I was 6 years old in Jamaica when my grandmother taught me my first dish, By the time I was in my late teens I was selling cooked cakes and juices to Caribbean clubs and retail outlets in Hackney, London. I returned to Jamaica and sold street food. Back in the UK again, I wanted to give more to my community and I became a play group leader and later qualified as a Therapeutic Counsellor. Today, I now want to return to my first love of cooking and share my experience with others to help them to create traditional Caribbean meals at home and explore the variety of Caribbean ingredients that are available in UK supermarkets and specialised ethnic food stores. Classes is conducted in the clients home or my kitchen which received a 4 star Food Hygiene Ratings. I have a Level 2 award in Food Safety for Catering.

Health Benefits of Ackee and Salt Fish

Ackee contain high fiber and  is also a way to regulate glucose and insulin levels in the blood, keep blood pressure healty, produce beneficial fatty acids, including stearic, linoleic, and palmitic acids. Protein,  mineerals,  calcium,  phosphorous, iron and zinc.

Appeared to be able to help control diabetes instead of being packed with empty carbs and calories, ackee is rich in complex, energy-producing carbs, which can help to regulatenthe sugar levels in our body.

Cod is an excellent source of vitamin B12, selenium, phosphorus and protein. It is also a very good source of choline as well as a good source of niacin, potassium, vitamin B6, molybdenum, pantothenic acid and omega-3 fatty acids.

Cooked in the traditional way my grand mother taught me from an early age in Jamaica.