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Can Sugar and Salt be Toxic?

I’ve often wondered why some people always have to add salt to their food or why others crave sweet desserts often.  Sugar and salt seem to be our our main nemesis when it comes to healthy eating.  These two food enhancers are also considered to be very addictive.    Interestingly, both have high market value and [...]

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Kidney Stones

I thought something could be said about kidney stones because so many people suffer from it due mostly to their poor dietary habits.  It is interesting how this painful ailment can be prevented, yet a lot of people get it.  Why is this so?  Studies show that people who eat too much sugar foods and [...]

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5 Things to Remember When Consuming Alcohol

This is the season when many people consume too much alcohol.  Here are five important things you should remember  when consuming alcohol during this Carnival season (or any other event that encourages heavy drinking) because over-consumption can place the drinker at a physical and health risk .   If not managed properly one can cause damage [...]

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Commentary: Too Many Public Holidays

It has been said that we have too many public holidays in Trinidad and Tobago.  This is not a new topic for us, every now and then a letter to a newspaper editor would criticize the many public holidays we enjoy and how they cause a dip in our economic productivity and ultimately a dip [...]

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Cooking For Two

The approaching month of February got me thinking of couples who like preparing their own meals.  I consider cooking for two a very easy and, might I say, a very rewarding task.  You just have two persons to consider and this makes it a lot simpler than planning a meal for large family. You  can [...]

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The “Trini Spice Kit” Contest and Then Some

The Contest The “Trini Spice Kit” Contest is closed and we have two amazing recipes for our readers.  The contest was closed at the end of November.  Rachel and Julia were kind enough to share their versions of their recipes with us.  Their recipes were brilliant and creative and for that reason they both got [...]

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Pork for Christmas

In Trinidad and Tobago,  Christmas is synonymous with pork. It is used in our pastelles, baked or roasted, soaked in brine to make garlic pork and of course we can’t forget our trini style ham. Yes, it is so popular that even Scrunter, our local Parang Soca King,  had to sing about it. *singing….Ah want [...]

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The Politics of Food: Eliminating Trans-fat in Foods

On the helm of the ban of Trans Fat in foods by the FDA, one respondent to an article was adamant that his civil rights was being eroded and that Socialism was slowly creeping in on America. He was not the only one to express that feeling.  This got me thinking that this seems to [...]

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News: The Ever Elusive Biscuit Cake

The September/October Compère Magazine issue is out and we have a recipe for you.  Biscuit cake is the exclusive recipe for the September-October issue of Compère Magazine. Like I said in the article in the magazine, it has been one of the most trying recipes to acquire and put on the site.  My search for [...]

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35 Potent Foods to Suppress Junk Food Cravings

The following article was edited for www.simplytrinicooking.com Suppressing the junk food appetite can be big feat by itself, even so many of us are still trying to get that one successful method to really suppress the need for junk food even thought there are many suggestion out there.  Scientists recognize that this is the most [...]

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