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  1. Diane Christiani
    January 2, 2013 / 9:58 am

    First of all I LOVE your website. I’m guyanese and live in Richmond VA so sometimes it’s hard to get some ingredients but I usually stock up when I visit relatives in NY. Happy New Year to you and family! Your son is so adorable, he’s a cutie pie. When you get a chance can you please post a recipe for cassava pone, I’ve made a couple of times in the past but dont have exact measurements of things and haven’t made it in so long so I forgot. I would love to see your spin on it! Thanks and take care!

  2. JehanP
    January 2, 2013 / 2:57 pm

    Hi Diane, thank you for the kind words. I’m still working on a recipe for cassava pone and will post it once its perfect.

    January 11, 2013 / 12:00 pm


  4. Mo
    January 11, 2013 / 1:04 pm

    Hi Jehan. I am awaiting your return with bated “stomach”. If you come back before Winter ends (I’m in NY), can you post some cold weather soups/stews please? For instance, I love chilli. Is there a Caribbean twist on that?

  5. Samantha V
    January 11, 2013 / 9:25 pm

    ever since I’ve found your site I’ve been hooked! You are awesome! Your cooking and recipes are great and incredibly reminiscent of home….Thank you so very very much for being here.
    I’ts been a while since I’ve checked in, but I just saw your son’s first birthday and was blown away at his Cookie Monster cake…..AMAZING!!!!!!! I just had to let you know how wonderful that was….I’m sure that he’ll enjoy the memories and all your hard work once he’s older 🙂

    Congrats…and please; continue cooking!

    Best Wishes,
    Samantha V.

  6. JehanP
    January 12, 2013 / 7:45 am

    Mo, I’m back! I will try to post a few winter recipes. I do have a recipe for Chili on the blog already but not with a Caribbean twist.

  7. JehanP
    January 12, 2013 / 7:46 am

    Samantha thank you for stopping by and I’m glad my food can evoke memories. Isn’t it funny how you can be transported with just one bite? I thoroughly enjoyed planning my son’s birthday and that cake was a bit of work but so worth it.

  8. lochi
    January 22, 2013 / 4:32 am

    hi ur receipes are really superb i tried the sandwitch and the salads they are really tasty..ur son oh hes so cute……………so lovely giv ma kisseses to him i luv desserts would u pl send me some dessert recipes
    Sri Lanka….

  9. Diane
    February 1, 2013 / 10:29 am

    Do I have to used baking powder in the mithai?

  10. JehanP
    February 1, 2013 / 10:51 am

    Diane, there is no baking powder in the recipe.

  11. Ro
    February 9, 2013 / 10:22 am

    Hi, thank you for creating a highly informative website/blog!!! Both my parents are from Guyana (I was born in the US) and I have always wanted to cook like them. Like you said, there are no measurements and that alone has scared me to try and cook Guyanese cuisines. Fortunately, your website/blog is giving me some courage to try some of them. Thank you very much and keep up the awesome work :D.

  12. Melini La Rose
    February 11, 2013 / 3:33 pm

    Thank you for creating this page.

  13. Karen
    March 15, 2013 / 9:11 pm

    Hi, I love the recipes and your website im so excited i found it and am planning to try your recipes this weekend. One of them was the banana oatmeal and I have a question I need to know if banana flour is the same as plaintain flour (cause that is what the Guyanese-Indian at the local Guyanese store told me) …so i want to confirm with u. Thanks-
    Love your website added it to my favourites and showed my Guyanese husband to look forward to some great meals!!!

  14. JehanP
    March 15, 2013 / 9:23 pm

    Hi Karen, thank you for stopping by and for the love. Banana flour is different from plantain flour. I think the brand I used was Grace.

  15. Zane Bobbsemple
    April 12, 2013 / 12:07 pm

    Good Afternoon Jehan,

    My husband is Guyanese and your website has helped me bring back those flavors from his childhood. Yesterday I made bake and served it with a sauce made with bok choy and spices it was excellent. Can’t wait to try salted fish on my own. I am in need of the bbq sauce recipe often served at West Indian restaurants on their bbq chicken, if you could provide this recipe I would be so grateful. It has a sweet spicy taste, I think it may contain brown sugar, but not sure. Thank you and keep on cooking!

  16. November 28, 2014 / 8:27 pm

    hi jehan love your recipes, ever thought of doing some youtube videos,.,would really love to see you making paratha. the way the roll out the dough in a rectangle, ive never seen it done that way im facinated. if not could you please post some pictures of this method on your site,by the way your dhalpuri is the most delicious looking ive ever seen

  17. Shaniza
    January 4, 2015 / 11:06 pm

    Hi Jehan, I must say I love your website & the Guyana recipes yum, lately I have been craving Guyana coconut biscuits I check through your list but didt see it , just wondering if you have the recipe by any chance ,you are doing a great job keep up the good work .

  18. JehanP
    January 5, 2015 / 10:00 pm

    Hi Shaniz, that’s for the kind words. I don’t have a recipe for coconut biscuit as yet.

  19. seyani
    September 25, 2015 / 10:22 am

    So exited for you yo come cook for me i Love you and miss you

  20. sam
    May 3, 2016 / 11:33 am

    Hi Jehan, I visit you site often cause I love to cook. I don’t know if you ever herd of GUN OIL, it’s made with corn and coconut milk. I herd of it and want to try it but I don’t have the recipe. I’m wondering if you know how to make it or have the recipe.


  21. JehanP
    May 11, 2016 / 4:59 pm

    Sorry Sam, I haven’t heard of it…

  22. Tricia Persaud
    June 11, 2016 / 9:13 pm

    Hi Jehan!!! I just discovered your site and I love it!!! I can’t wait to try the recipes! Great job on the site, it looks awesome and the pictures are amazing!

  23. Beverley
    January 8, 2017 / 12:34 pm

    What a gorgeous baby, congrats to you and your family. I just love your site.

  24. JehanP
    January 9, 2017 / 12:53 pm

    Thanks Beverley.

  25. Ingrid
    January 13, 2017 / 12:15 pm

    Hi jehan. Do you have a recipe for the guyanese coconut buns?

  26. NK
    September 17, 2017 / 12:58 pm

    Hi Jehan,

    Glad you enjoyed your trip to Lagos, Nigeria. I am Nigeria-Guyanese currently living in Philadelphia.
    I love your recipes especially Banana coconut cake, Guyanese Black Cake, Pepperpot.

    Keep up the good work!

    Sincerely, –NK

  27. JehanP
    October 17, 2017 / 5:26 pm

    Thank you!

  28. DeeTee
    December 21, 2017 / 10:30 am

    Am having problem making the beef patties “dough.” Is there a substitute I could buy that’s ready made? If not ,could you post the quantities for the ingredients, again.

  29. JehanP
    January 3, 2018 / 11:55 am

    You can try frozen empanada dough or storebought pastry.

  30. Mike
    March 28, 2018 / 6:48 pm

    Did your oven fried chicken, probably the best I’ve done. Even my wife liked it.
    Baked on a wire rack hopefully so that the bottom wouldn’t be soggy. No go.
    Would try starting skin side down initially then flip to crisp the top. Otherwise
    really good. Will be my go to from here on.

  31. Neisha
    July 15, 2018 / 8:30 am

    Kindly post a Sernie recipe please

  32. Pat
    August 8, 2018 / 7:15 pm

    Hi Jenna, do you have a recipe for Guyanese Chinese cake?

  33. JehanP
    August 10, 2018 / 8:40 am

    No I don’t, sorry.

  34. Pri
    September 4, 2018 / 1:12 pm

    Hi Jehan,

    Your Caribbean Fried Chicken is a big hit in my house.

    Do you have a recipe for sweet and sour chicken?

  35. JehanP
    September 5, 2018 / 4:59 pm

    Hi Pri, that’s great to hear. I will post one soon.

  36. Paige
    May 21, 2019 / 10:48 am

    Dearest Jehan,
    Thank you so much for your recipes. My husband is Jamaican and I am not (hes a picky eater, and i will try anything at least once), for years I tried my hand at Jamaican food (my kids where always satisfied alas the husband….). Finally i was resigned to letting my aged(almost 90) mother-in-law cook occasionally for the family. Last month my mother-in-law was too busy too cook and I had a feel for some stewed peas and found your recipe. I liked that it used coconut milk so I decided to try it. My husband really enjoyed it and the kids were fine with it (kids prefer southern cooking) I made a few tweeks, of course. I added browned short ribs in grass fed butter so i had to increase the liquid (i added Swanson’s chicken stalk instead of water) Thanks again! Now I can cook too….your my hero!

  37. Beverly
    May 29, 2019 / 5:06 pm

    Hi Jehan, Do you have a video of how to make Dhal Puri. If you do, can you please post it.

    Also when I make pholourie I usually add yeast and baking powder. Is there a reason why you make yours with yeast and not baking powder or both.

  38. A. Violano
    June 7, 2019 / 12:31 am

    Jehan , someone named car king on youtube has posted your beef patty video as theirs

  39. JehanP
    June 7, 2019 / 9:01 am

    Thank you! I found the video and I’ve reported it to YouTube.

  40. Brenda
    December 28, 2019 / 6:24 pm

    Hello Jehan,
    I just “stumbled” across your website and I am hoping you can help me. I have been trying for the longest time to find the “piping barrel” that you used to make your cheese straws. I have been using nozzles that my Mum had but would love to get the entire set I.e piping barrel and nozzles. Thanks for your help. I live in Canada

  41. Maggie
    December 28, 2019 / 7:06 pm

    Hi Jehan, I am of Guyanese parentage and born in London. I came to your website because my husband bought some Okra for me to cook his traditional Okra soup (he’s Nigerian), but he had bought too much! I used what I needed for the soup but was wondering what to do with the plenty left-over’s?? Then it occurred to me. My mother used to cook fried Okra and beef as an evening meal for the family years ago and it was delicious so, tomorrow evening I will use your recipe and hope I can replicate what my mother used to cook. Wish me luck. Take care.

  42. JehanP
    December 29, 2019 / 7:31 pm

    Hi Brenda, it’s called a cookie press, if you google it some should pop up.

  43. Fatima
    January 19, 2020 / 3:03 pm

    Hi. I just saw your recipe for the Guyanese plait bread and I’m really confused about the cups of flour to use. Is it 3 of 1/2 cups or 3 cups and a 1/2 ? Thanks.

  44. JehanP
    January 19, 2020 / 4:32 pm

    It’s 3 and a 1/2 cup.

  45. Audrey
    April 4, 2020 / 3:20 pm

    You can cook …… Yes indeed……great recipes, instructions and photos!
    Do you have a cook book? Please send information.

  46. JehanP
    April 5, 2020 / 9:43 am

    Thank you Audrey, no I don’t have a book as yet.

  47. Sharon
    April 16, 2020 / 11:19 am

    Hi Jehan, after many, many failed attempts over the years to make split peas and rice, I discovered your seasoned split peas rice recipe. Today I summoned the courage to try it just once more before completely giving up. It was a win – success, yay! Thank you so very much for this very simple and tasty recipe that even a novice like me can follow with good results and hopefully impress my husband.

    Great recipes that brings me back to my childhood in Guyana.

  48. Kennedi
    May 29, 2020 / 10:18 am

    Hi I’ve tried a few of your recipes and love the videos. Since covid19 there’s a shortage on of so much ingredients i want to make roti but an short on self rising flour any suggestions on an alternate to achieve this recipe?

  49. Shi.A.S
    July 25, 2020 / 1:16 am

    Hi Jehan! I’m a Guyanese student studying in New England and haven’t been able to see my family or go back home for the summer due to the pandemic. I came across your YouTube video on how to make butterflaps and oh my goodness! I’m so intrigued by how simple, delicious and easy you’ve made these recipes. I’ve been making most of your recipes on a weekly basis now and it has been such a great comfort in these times. Thank you!! I’ve recommended your page to my mom and she’s hooked too! Although we’re far apart we have so much fun together making your recipes over video calls 🙂

  50. Sharon
    July 25, 2020 / 1:23 pm

    Hi Jehan
    I have butter crisp shortening. Would I still need to use butter in this recipe?

  51. JehanP
    July 27, 2020 / 11:03 am

    Hi Sharon, what recipe are you referring to?

  52. JehanP
    July 27, 2020 / 11:04 am

    Thank you! I’m glad you’re enjoying the food!

  53. Jessica
    October 26, 2020 / 10:37 pm

    Hello, Jehan.
    I am looking forward to trying and having your Mac N Cheese recipe permanently on our Thanksgiving menu. I was wondering what is the best way to reheat the leftover Mac N Cheese? I am looking forward to watching all of your videos as I have subscribed to your channel tonight. Thank you for your time. Hope your holidays are filled with much joy and love.

  54. JehanP
    November 9, 2020 / 7:50 am

    Hi, you can microwave it or cover it and heat it in the oven.

  55. Amanda Rampersaud
    November 27, 2020 / 2:07 am

    Hi Jehan!

    With the black cake recipe, you mention 2 cups of brown sugar. I made it tonight with the 2 cups. But now as I sit here I wonder did you mean 2 PACKED cups of brown sugar?
    Im worried now that it won’t be sweet and will just taste like straight up rum and bitterness of alcohol

  56. December 12, 2020 / 12:07 pm

    Please send to me all your available recipes, with thanks, I can’t wait to get started !

  57. Kathleen Sanderson
    February 6, 2022 / 2:36 pm

    I made this for New Years and a gluten free version for myself. Hands down the very best mac n cheese I’ve ever had. Even reheated was wonderful. I am about to make it again for dinner. Thanks for the recipe.

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