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Jamaican Vegan Pattie

Looking forward to this…

Being Vegan Eats

Growing up in NYC this famous flaky Jamaican turnover was a staple at any pizzeria in the neighborhood.
The last one we had was actually in Jamaica on our honeymoon many years ago…until now. We are proud to introduce our very own vegan version of this Caribbean treat! We are sure you will love them as much as we love them. Michael likes his with hot sauce or with a little squirt of ketchup, but they are great just the way they are!




2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup of vegan butter, we used Earth Balance sticks

1/2 tsp. salt

1 1/2 tsp. turmeric

a 1/4 cup of water- possibly a little less than the whole 1/4



2 Tbsp. olive oil

1 1/2 cups texturized vegetable protein (TVP)

1 cup vegetable stock

1/2 a white onion

2-3 cloves of garlic

2 Tbsp. scallions

1/8 tsp. liquid smoke


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Jamaica and China Sign Sweet Potato Research Agreement

Developmental collaboration…

Repeating Islands


The University of the West Indies-Mona and the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science have signed a research agreement focused on developing and innovating technologies to preserve the shelf-life and quality of sweet potato.

The agreement involves research by the Laboratory of Crop Science, UWI Mona campus, headed by Professor Noureddine Benkeblia, and the Postharvest Science Laboratory, Institute of Sweetpotato Research/Xuzhou Sweetpotato Research Center, Xuzhou Academy of Agricultural Sciences of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science (CAAS), headed by Dr. Qinghe Cao.

The agreement, which was by The UWI Mona Principal, Professor Archibald McDonald and CAAS Director, Professor Fei Xu, will also seek to innovate technologies aimed at improving the ‘storability’ of sweet potato varieties that are grown in Jamaica and China.

Under the agreement, the Laboratory of Crop Science at The UWI Mona will deploy its expertise in developing the Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) technology to extend the shelf-life of…

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