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Pineapple, Bacon and Rice

Pineapple, Bacon and Rice

Pineapple is not the type of ingredient you will find in a traditional trini pot cooking away with rice. But, by expanding my cuisine/ cooking/ taste horizons through the past few years, I have learnt to embrace the many subtle, bold, exciting and curious ingredient combinations that there are into my schema. Hmm! Sounded like [...]

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Chunky Vegetables with Beef

Chunky Vegetables with Beef

It’s no surprise that chunky vegetables with beef is a sure winner at home and at the Chinese restaurant. It’s quick and delicious and will be in rotation at home once you learn how easy it is to prepare. And I even went and added the black fungus like they do in the Chinese restaurants. [...]

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Sleek

Sleek

I love to eat Sleek. I’ve known this Syrian/ Lebanese dish for a long long time, and today I finally feel the time is right to share this recipe with you all.  Since the earliest of my love affair with Local Trini Syrian dishes this was on the top of the list followed closely together [...]

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Tofu Vegetable Stir Fry

Never liked tofu? Well, today I hope to change your mind…… For some time I’ve been meaning to do this post but as usual other recipes get in the way and I forget.  But, I have some readers who don’t forget and always remind me that I didn’t do the recipe as yet…..Say hello to [...]

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Red Bean Pelau

Red Bean Pelau With Salt Beef

My favourite bean is red bean or kidney bean, but I had never thought it would be perfect in a pelau with salt beef.    I was introduced to this remarkable dish by my mother-in-law.   So I had to get this recipe from her, directly with pictures and all.  If you must make it, it must [...]

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Parsley Rice

Sometimes plain rice can be boring.    Sometimes a little creativity can make a regular meal exquisite, and so parsley rice is born.  You should know that it is the parsley potatoes, which I did some time ago, that encouraged me to make parsley rice.  This rice dish helps create a versatile menu.  It can [...]

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Carrot and Cauliflower Loaf

All I can say is that this carrot and cauliflower loaf hit a spot. And, a very sweet spot indeed. I couldn’t believe something this healthy could be so light, almost airy, yet pack such a powerful health punch. It was like a proverbial “one, two and and upper cut”  straight  to my taste buds….and [...]

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channa macaroni salad

Chickpea Pasta Salad

This chickpea pasta salad is in heavy rotation on the menu and we are really enjoying salads these days.  You can tell by the few salads posted in the past few weeks.  There comes a time when sometimes you just go with the flow, and these days we are enjoying these different salads.  And, channa [...]

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Fish in White Sauce with Vegetables

It seems any dish with a white sauce, such as this fish in white sauce with vegetables,  is a dish begging to be eaten or maybe, you will be begging for more.   During this season of Lent my family eat more fish than any other time.  This is because we hardly eat any other type [...]

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Rice Delight

You know how I love to give you all a story, well this rice delight has a beautiful origin; one that I have to share…  The Community Centre  was perched on a tiny block of land on the mountainside, in a little village on the Northern Range called El Luengo. But, small as it may [...]

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