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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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Garlic Channa Salad

Garlic channa salad is a little something we came up with when I was on a health drive for 21 days. It was a delicious substitute for meat on those evenings I really wanted to have some but I couldn’t because of my commitment to getting better. To read more about my journey you can [...]

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Coconut Biscuit

I did not plan to bake a coconut biscuit recipe, but as I had a lot of coconut I felt that this was one to do.  Long story short, I am very pleased with these coconut biscuits.  They are a terrific alternative to the regular bread or pasta for dinner.   My son enjoyed them with [...]

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Coconut Jelly

This coconut jelly is like a dream dessert.  Its like the dessert part of heaven’s menu that the angels line up to enjoy. But, somehow the recipe leaked and reached down to earth lol! :)  It’s so good that you’ll never be satisfied, and it is going to have you craving for just one more [...]

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Whole Steamed Fish

The seductive taste of a whole steamed fish is one that I still have to stop and wonder what was really happening in my mouth. OK, there was ginger and some green seasoning, but somehow when all of the other ingredients infused together in the fish, it tasted as if I put sugar in the [...]

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Masala Cherry (Gooseberries)

What do you do when you have bundles of sour cherries (Phyllanthus acidus) and need to process them before they spoil?  Well, you can make wine, chow, preserved cherries, and our latest concoction; masala cherry.  Never in my wildest dreams had I ever thought of  masala cherry.   Yes, you heard me correctly.  Masala cherry is [...]

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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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Quinoa Tabbouleh

Quinoa Tabbouleh

Quinoa tabbouleh is our introduction to Syrian/ Lebanese cooking here in Trinidad and Tobago. As I continue to explore our exotic and exciting culinary culture here on the island, I’m amazed at the richness and depth I haven’t even begin to uncover as yet. It’s like this; the more recipes I put up on the [...]

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Sauteed Tomatoes

I love sauteed tomatoes with bake or sada roti. I am never tired of it.   I love it for breakfast or dinner along with a warm cup of tea or creole cocoa. you know, eaating it the usual. Ah, that’s the life…I’m sure many of you will be able to connect with a simple dish [...]

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Meatless Loaf

What does it take for you to review your personal ideology on food? A threatening disease? A spiritual experience? or just a walk in another person’s food reality. Be it as it may, I recently had to step back and review how I saw food and the bigger picture to which it appends itself. You [...]

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