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Fruits in Belize, the sweet taste of life!

Blessed in location, Belize’s tropical climate and fertile lands allow for a bountiful array of fruits and vegetables to thrive. There is never a shortage of locally grown fresh fruits at a market near you, from bananas to the more exotic Dragon Fruit. While some fruits are seasonal, like mangos and plums, others grow year-round. So how do you enjoy your daily serving of fruits?

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Puffy Fry Jacks – they are a thing!

“You had me at Fry Jack”
We had no idea a puffy Fry Jack was so essential, until so many chimed in asking for a recipe guaranteeing the ‘puff’. We think we have a winner with this one!

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Countless ways to have delicious fun while exploring the Caribbean Shrimp Company

The Caribbean Shrimp Company might be one of Belize’s best-kept secrets, but not for long! Located in Ladyville, just 20 minutes from Belize City and near the Philip Goldstein International Airport on the Northern Highway, this 266-acre property offers a variety of activities, tours and delicious fresh shrimp served at their open-air restaurant perched above the surrounding shrimp ponds.

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A Belizean Care Package: What do your taste buds miss the most from Belize?

While I love traveling, I have never considered moving away from my homeland. I can’t see myself living anywhere but Belize – there is just too much that I love from our little Caribbean jewel. I often ask friends who have moved to a different country or are studying abroad what they miss the most about living in Belize, and while the first answer is almost always family, what often follows is food.

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Comfort food at its best at Island Wonder kitchen + bar

Imagine dining on a comforting meal while sipping a mimosa and ending it off with a little sweet treat – sounds like just the right meal, wouldn’t you say? Recently, our adventures in dining led us to Island Wonder kitchen + bar, the newest restaurant on Coconut Drive here in San Pedro Town.

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Tasting the unique Mechado

For a country so underpopulated, it’s surprising how varied its cuisine is. It’s also fun to discover a dish you’ve never heard of! That is the great thing about Belize though: she’s small enough that you could find yourself in a familiar kitchen being served a bowl of deliciousness like Mechado.

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Caribeville introduces Executive Chef Samuel Gonzalez

There are many great restaurants across Belize, each with its own unique flavors and cooking styles. If you ask many restaurateurs, the success of their kitchen strongly depends on a good leader who has a passion for the culinary arts. That is the case at Caribeville’s two restaurants, Rain Restaurant and Rooftop Terrace and Aqua Seafood/Sushi Restaurant and Steakhouse, whose aim is to offer the best of Belize with a proudly Belizean team. Leading their culinary team is born and raised San Pedrano, Samuel Gonzalez Jr.

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Cassava Bread- A Garifuna Staple

My Beautiful Belize recently had the unique opportunity to visit Sabal’s Cassava Farm as part of the 2019 Belize Tourism Board media familiarization trip on the southeast coast of Belize. Located at mile three on the Hummingbird Highway, right outside of Dangriga Town, this family-owned business has been operating since 1987 and produces cassava bread, starch, juice, and other deliciousness.

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Tasting my first Boil Up

I’ll be honest; when I wrote down my list of foods to try out, I legitimately was dreading the thought of Boil Up. Individually, each ground food is not my favorite. All-together, talk about overdose of least favorites. Then throw in fish? And dumplings (or boiled cake). Talk about nothing I would ever order for myself because of pre-conceived notions and experiences.

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Pumpkin Sweets – Dulce de Calabaza

Stewed pumpkin sweet – this succulent treat is a combination of brown sugar and warm spices, stewed for a few hours, the brown sugar caramelizing into a syrup that’s full of flavors from cinnamon, star anise, allspice seeds, and of course, bits of the deliciously thick pumpkin flesh that falls apart throughout the cooking process. YUM!

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An island classic: Fisherman’s BBQ

‘What is fisherman’s BBQ?’ one may ask. It’s a medley of yummy seafood, basically whatever is caught during a day out at sea, grilled to perfection along with the Belizean holy trinity of vegetables – tomatoes, green peppers, and onion.

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Corn – A staple on Belizean Tables!

From simple corn tortillas to tamales and tamalitos, we love corn. We even consume it in traditional drinks such as atole and pozole. Not only is corn a staple in the Belizean diet, but its cultural significance is a major source of pride.

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