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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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black eyed peas pelau

Black Eyed Peas Pelau

With Old Years upon us that only means one thing for me; a black eyed peas recipe for good luck in the New Year. Some moons ago I did the usual black eyed peas and rice; a recipe that has long traditions in our country and and goes as far as Louisiana but of course [...]

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Breadfruit Pie

Breadfruit has really gotten the better of me this week. It is in season and it is selling like hot cakes. So much so that after the Roast Breadfruit and Saltfish, I just had to go purchase some more, to make some breadfruit pie. It is one dish I don’t hear much people talking about. [...]

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Roast Breadfruit and Saltfish

Roast Breadfruit and Saltfish

Roast Breadfruit and saltfish echoes from a distant past, one that resonates where Trini food originated and the struggle it has endured. But, to me, it has another memory of a struggle……. The year was 1990; a year that proved to be very trying for us as a country and also as an individual during [...]

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stewed black-eyed peas

Stewed Black-Eyed Peas

When a loyal reader (DC) requested this recipe, stewed black-eyed peas, I knew I just had to do it.  It was a bit different for me at first but after pressure cooking  it with some coconut milk it was a real winner. The rich aroma of the black-eyed peas and the coconut milk wafted all [...]

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