It has been so cold in Iowa for the past few days that we’ve mostly been hunkered down in our nice warm house. But yesterday we just had to get out of the house because we were all experiencing cabin fever, and that includes our dog, Conner.
During the winter months and especially on those cold frigid Iowa winter days I always dream about being someplace tropical sitting on a nice warm beach enjoying a tropical beverage.
So to help us think of someplace tropical, I created a tropical dish that will surely transport you to someplace warm, even only if it’s just for a little while.
Way back in March I shared my Jamaican Jerk Chicken recipe with my version of a jerk seasoning blend. Since then I have changed up my jerk seasoning blend a bit to be a little more mild. I know that Jerk Seasoning is meant to be a little bit on the spicy side, but I just don’t do spicy. That is one thing that I just love about homemade seasoning blends is that you can make it however spicy or mild as you want.
Even though the Caribbean Jerk Pork Chops are the star of the show, I was totally into the Coconut Creamed Kale. I have had creamed spinach, but this was my first time trying creamed kale and I enjoyed every last bite! The Coconut Creamed Kale might be all gone, but I just can’t stop thinking about it.