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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Plantain Pie

A wonderfully satisfying meal does not come in a can of processed food; it comes from fresh living food.  Many of us would agree that many of our Caribbean  staples, such as plantain, sweet potato, dasheen, etc. can be quite satisfying.  I love plantain, but it was my friend’s idea to make a plantain pie….

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Curried Goat and Pigeon Peas

This curried goat and pigeon peas is the bomb.  When you’re tired of the same old same old way of preparing goat I would recommend that you try adding some pigeon peas into the mix. It really brings out the taste of the curried goat and makes it a complete side dish that you could…

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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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Garlic Mashed Potatoes

During the holidays, I really got tired seeing all that food. I mean literally seeing people around me over eating had me wondering if they were eating to live or living to eat.  As I stated a few posts ago, the materialism, and possibly all other “isms”, really go on a joy ride  during the…

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Eddoes Choka

This morning Maracas is making cold which is usual during this time of the year. Normally I sleep with a fan but these days I’ve exchanged the fan for a warm blanket and sleep longer than usual. But this morning was different. I got up early with camera in hand because mom was making breakfast…

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Pumpkin Macaroni Pie

Want a little more fibre in your diet? Then you need to try this pumpkin macaroni pie recipe. How it’s done, you won’t really taste the pumpkin too much but it’s there helping you you along. When I first heard about it I wondered about the taste and if it would really peak my interest….

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Corn Salad

This Christmas season instead of over doing it like the masses at this time I decided to take another path and still in good spirits celebrate but in a simple way. In fact taking this step off the beaten path has had me taking a good look  from the outside so to speak in the…

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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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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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