This vegan bliss balls recipe is the definition of wholesome decadence. Chocolate-coated, packed with a protein-rich filling, and flavoured with a unique blend of spices inspired by Grenada cocoa balls, these will be your new go-to healthy snack! Bliss balls (or...
Grenada is a small island country located in the eastern Caribbean, just off the coast of Venezuela. Full of turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and picturesque pastel-colored houses clinging to hilltops, the country is the definition of a tropical paradise.
Quick Facts about Grenada
- Capital City: Saint George’s
- Language: English
- Currency: Eastern Caribbean dollar (EC$)
- Climate: Tropical
- Best Time to Visit: January to May
- Fun fact: Grenada is known as the ‘Isle of Spice’, due to the fact there is more spice production per square mile than anywhere else in the world.
Overview of Grenadian Cuisine
- Culinary influences: French, African & Indian
- Common ingredients: Seafood, bananas, breadfruit, mango, cocoa, spices
- National dish of Grenada: Oildown, a one-pot stew full of plantain, breadfruit, spices and coconut with some type of protein.
Top Grenadian Dishes to Try
- Fried bakes– Fried bread that is stuffed with various fillings including cheese and jam for vegetarian options.
- Callaloo soup– A soup made with callaloo, a leafy vegetable similar to spinach, often made with coconut milk.
- Cou cou pois– Cornmeal and vegetables are slow-cooked to form a smooth and firm mixture in a dish that can be eaten hot or cold.
- Roti– Popular throughout Grenada, a thin dough is cooked and filled with potatoes, curry and vegetables.
- Sweet potato pudding– A dessert made up of grated sweet potato, coconut milk, raisins and various spices.
- Cocoa balls– Balls are made from drying and roasting cocoa beans then mixed with spices like cinnamon, bay leaf and thyme.
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