FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
No. we make pão de queijo, but are not from Brazil.
No. We make soup that is inspired by certain Surinamese dishes such as saoto and peanut soup, but we are not from Surinam.
The company owner Jamain Brigitha
was born in the Dutch-Caribbean, on Curaçao to be precise. She lived on Sint Maarten until she was 7 years old, but has lived in the Netherlands for the most part of her life.
We make dishes that are inspired by traditional recipes from tropical places in the South American and West Indies region, such as Cuba, the Netherlands Antilles, Jamaica, Surinam, Trinidad and Tobago. However, The Caribbean Housewife menu is contemporary, has its own signature, and includes ingredients that can be found in Sandinavia, for instance, roots, buckthorn, and edible flowers.
We try to make 3 types of Hot Soul Soups every week, ranging from sweet (e.g. LOVE POTION NO. 9, beet root soup) to mild (e.g. PICK ME UP, PUMPKIN, pumpkin soup) to more spicy / salty (e.g. THE KID IS NOT MY SON, saoto soup). The really hot spices such as chilli are added at the last moment, when we serve the soup, and only when you want it. We always ask if you want extra chilli in your dish.
Yes! Our dishes are suitable for children, and once they get over the hurdle or the thought of veggies, they love the soups. We have noticed that when parents are vegetarian / vegan, it is even easier for kids to like our soups. Kids especially love our pão de queijo. Who doesn't?!
The Caribbean Housewife menu is vegan friendly. We do not use meat, fish, poultry, or other animal protein in our dishes. We do not use products such as soy or palm oil. We use organic olive oil from Sicily and organic coconut milk from Vietnam, which has not been picked by monkeys. Many coconut products from Thailand are generated by abusing monkeys. Read more here
or inform yourself with this (shocking) video
The only dishes that are not vegan are our pão de queijo, empanadas, and lasagne that can be ordered separately from the soups.
From 2018, we will make our own vegan cheese for certain dishes like mac 'n cheese. But mostly, we do not use vegan cheese. We have made many tests and the pão de queijo, for instance, needs a salty cheese like Italian Parmigiano to make it taste good. We try to combine the soup ingredients in such a way that it makes you feel good and is as healthy as possible.
No. We only use products in their "pure" form and make most things from scratch. So, you will not find vegan hotdogs or hamburgers at The Caribbean Housewife.
Yes! Most of our dishes are gluten free. Even the pão de queijo, which is made from tapioca flower. A few dishes like our empanadas contain gluten. If so, it will be clearly indicated on our menu.
Most of our dishes are lactose free, except the pão de queijo, empanadas, and lasagne, which contains cheese. We use almond milk to make the Brazilian cheese breads.
Wherever possible, we use organic or biodynamic produce, as well as products from Denmark and Danish farmers such as Søren Wiuff
. Certain "true" Caribbean vegetables like string beans for instance, cannot be found organic in Denmark. However, they are still healthy for you. It's all about balance.
Yes! We use special biodegradable soup cups, lids, and spoons that can even be used as compost in your garden.
We have small, yet "hygge" seating possibilities. You are always welcome to stay and have a chat!
Yes, we do! You can send us a request through the CATERING
page. We reply within 24 hours!
Yes, we can! You can send us a request through the CATERING
page. We reply within 24 hours!
Jamain Brigitha – The Caribbean Housewife
by Aia Elbke Christensen