Baked Kalounji

Kalounji has come from humble beginnings; from being fried over many wood fired chulhas to gracing many tables with its spicy bitter presence. Today I’m taking it to new heights – let’s serve it as an appetizer instead of a side dish. Generally, caraili is eaten with a meal, hardly as an appetizer.  But if…

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Breadfruit Fish Cakes

A few years ago I did fish cakes using potatoes, this year I decided to do some substitutions and made breadfruit fish cakes using some breadfruit I had in the refrigerator and some saltfish that were begging to be used. After a few minutes of boiling and mashing and doing some seasoning of the mixture…

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Beef Fingers

Ever felt bored thinking about  what to eat while watching T.V.? You know like you had enough popcorn or sweetbread or the mundane fries and chicken. Well, that’s how I felt one day while watching T.V. at home with the family. I just didn’t know what to eat.  So, with belly in hand, I rummaged…

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Spinach Pastry

When we think of Spinach in Trinidad and Tobago we usually associate it bhaji. And, with it comes really local “poor people” or peasant food like bhaji rice and pigtail, rice and bhaji or as simple as sada roti or bake and bhaji. Today we’re coming out of the box and present to you a…

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Spicy Egg Salad

This is not an ordinary egg salad; this is a spicy egg salad made with one of my favourite sauces, chadon beni chutney.  It is also one of my mom’s favourite ways to prepare boiled eggs.   Not everyone likes plain boiled egg.  This way makes it a lot more tasty and interesting with a little…

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Fish and Sweet Potato Chowder

There are many varieties of chowder, but I like this one called fish and sweet potato chowder. This simple, creamy soup could become your new comfort food.  It is so easy to prepare and heart healthy. One ingredient, sweet potato, which is available year round here on the island, is known to to have many…

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Breadfruit Fritters

This Independence Day I decided to be a little patriotic and use our trini colours as the background to this scrumptious breadfruit fritters recipe I concocted in the kitchen. This was totally unplanned. As I photographed the fritters using different backgrounds, it wasn’t long that my sister brought out a bandana with the colours of…

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Green Fig Souse

A Green Fig Souse for The Vegetarians Green fig souse is one of those recipes I had to do for a long time and just didn’t get the time to do it for one reason or another. But the time has come and it has been done.  I believe the main reason for doing this…

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Deviled Eggs Trinistyle

I can vividly remember the first time I had deviled eggs….It was my cousin’s birthday and all the neighbour’s children were invited. We played as usual because we had energy to burn. We played catch and ran about until we were just about sweaty. Calypso music played in the background but we didn’t care too…

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Curry Chicken Wontons

What I like about curry chicken wontons is the surprise at the end. The trini tongue is accustomed to expecting some sort of shrimp or egg filling yet, lo and behold, you get some chutney music and tassa on your taste buds instead. It’s great to give the taste buds a little jolt from time…

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