The first time I visited Haiti, my life changed. I opened my eyes to realize there are other places beyond South Florida where people live, work, have families, do life. Because I had a tainted opinion before I went, going to Haiti was the best decision of my life. Can we say CULTURE SHOCK?! I needed a culture shock badly. I had no idea what kind of positive experiences would help shape the woman I am today.
Our 8 day adventure through Haiti was amazing. We saw so much of the country that even my husband never saw while he lived there on his younger years. Mostly quiet in the beginning, I had to take in every piece of my experiences. It was overwhelming, beautiful, sad, hopeful, peaceful, chaotic, contradictory and surprising. I took notes and wrote down the things that left the biggest impression on me.
Art, Music, and culture in general are a huge part of Haitians lives...enjoy!
My brother-in-law is an amazing cook! He showed me how to make BBQ chicken, his way! Here's the recipe and pics.
First, clean the chicken with lime. Rinse it off with water and put it in a pot. Fill the pot up with water 3/4 of the way.
Add the following one at a time:
- 3 chicken flavored cubes of Maggi
- 1/2 cup of Ragu spaghetti sauce
- 1 Tbs. of mustard
- 1 Tsp. of vinegar
- 2 tsp. of butter
- 3 Garlic cloves + a little garlic powder
- 1 packet of Sazon seasoning
- 1 scotch bonnet hot pepper
It should look close to this. Stir for a few minutes. Simmer for 25 minutes.
Simmering... Now it's ready for the BBQ!
Cook chicken on the BBQ until it's done the way you like it! Enjoy!