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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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Black Beans and Rice

When shopping for one of my favourite beans, I overhead a couple deciding on whether or not they should pick up a pack of dried black beans.  I had already grabbed my pack when the lady said to the man who was stretching out his hands for a pack as well, “no, no, we hate [...]

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vegetable lasagna, simply trini cooking

Vegetable Lasagna

This vegetable lasagna was a hit. It took me by surprise because we are always making lasagna using white sauce and whatever choice of ground meat. But, when we discovered this recipe, we just had to try it. By the way this was a featured recipe in the giveaway ebook My Life My Diet where [...]

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red beans and rice, simply trini cooking

Red Beans and Rice

Red beans and rice takes me back to the special preparation of the Sunday meal at home. I remember it well….. Going Down Memory Lane The radio was on medium blast with the pastor on fire, preaching his sermon; Dr Carlyle Chankersingh I believe was his name. As an unwritten rule, the radio was locked [...]

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Chicken Salad

The first time I had Chicken salad was in a puff at some function I went to.  The place now escapes me but the taste memory still lingers and is brought to life whenever these ingredients come together in this way. Funny how the brain can distinguish between all these scents and flavours and link [...]

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