Archive for March, 2010

Haitian Peas and Rice- A delightful dish guaranteed to please

Would you like to put some sparkle in the eyes of your little one?  Here is a recipe that will definitely bring some delight to their faces.  This is one of my favorite meal, my mom made for me. Here is the recipe.

Cook white rice according to directions.  For the peas you can use frozen .  This is similar to American pea soup, but has no ham, carrots and Haitians eat it with rice.

2 packages of  frozen sweet peas.
put peas in a pot cook until tender
take half of the cooked peas
blend in a blender until smooth
mix the blended peas with the
remaining half of peas, and enough  water to make a hearty soup consistency  add some
seasoning like  seasoned garlic salt( I prefer to use a can of chicken broth as opposed to water, the broth makes it more flavorful)
or chicken cubes, simmer for around
ten minutes until all of the seasoning is
well blended, serve over white  rice
with chicken.  Refer to my previous post on
how to make Haitian chicken.


Come join me at the following libraries March 18th, 21st, and 28th for a presentation on my native Haiti. I will be reading my book “Marie and Her Friend the Sea Turtle” at
the May, Smoky Hill and Southglenn libraries . I was invited by the Arapahoe Library District, I asked the library to donate the money they were going to pay me to the Lambi Fund of Haiti . The Lambi Fund is an organization founded by Haitians to help the poor in Haiti. Check them out by visiting their website at: You can also go to to purchase a copy of my book, portion ot the proceeds are donated to the Lambi Fund. Thank you for supporting economic justice in Haiti.