The Initial Plan

So here there are a lot more limitations in terms of groceries than what you would typically find in a city in Canada or the States.

They’ve got a few go-to’s that are staples in most stores and they don’t really deviate from them. And they have their own varieties of fruits/vegetables that are close to what we’re used to, but not quite the same.

To be honest, finding recipes in our family is a challenge on a good day. Most of us have sensitivities to gluten, soy and dairy. Although we’ve found that surprisingly it seems easier to cater to this diet than it was in Canada. More on that in another post.

In this category we’re going to share how we make out in adapting our “Recipe Repertoire”.

For now our plan is to just make the things we know with the economical groceries we see. This includes the foods we learned to make in Guyana. For example, I pride myself on being able to clap roti like an old Indian Auntie with the curry to match.

A few of the vegetables we’re familiar with already here:

  • Cassava (here it’s called Yuca)
  • Plantain
  • Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Broccoli (actually cheap here compared to how expensive it was in Guyana)
  • Spinach

For economical meats in our area we’re a little bit limited to mostly-plucked chicken. My oldest daughter has a sensitivity to beef and we haven’t found a good place to get pork yet. There’s also a lot of trout here but I’m a bit allergic to most fish (except catfish for some reason). Another fascinating but expensive meat option is guinea pig, which I can’t wait to try to cook. Maybe that will be my first BBQ in my back yard šŸ™‚

Stay tuned and we’ll post a few pictures along with recipes and ratings on how we make out.