Curry Tannia and Saltfish

Tannia (Xanthosoma sagittifolium) is one of the rarer provisons or staples available here on the islands. At least to me, it seems rare because the only time I see it, most times, is around the lenten season or once in a while at the market. Maybe I’m wrong, but it could be one of the…

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Couscous Pie

Couscous (originally called seksu or kesksu) is now becoming a favourite at home because it is a light and wonderful substitute for rice when I don’t feel like cooking rice at all. It is popular in North Africa, Egypt and the Middle East and is made from millet, barley, or cornmeal. This is also a…

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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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Cassava Bread

Cassava, manioc, (manihot escuelenta or jatropha manihot) has been a staple crop for many years in the Caribbean, especially among the Amerindians. It is still considered a staple crop, much like potato. Therefore, many cassava dishes are similar to potato dishes,  provided that the cassava is cooked or prepared properly to remove the toxic compound,…

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Soursop Ice Block

When it is about 30° C outside, I can think of no better way to stay cool than by sucking on some tasty soursop ice block. Perfect to suck while I watch “3rd Rock from the Sun” on Netflix. It is really hot these days, and we all must find some way to stay cool….

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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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Multigrain Loaf

This multigrain loaf or bread was made especially for all those health conscious individuals who read my blog regularly.   Even if you’re not as health conscious as you should be, this healthy multigrain bread can give you some variety in your daily nutrition. But, once you start eating multigrain breads you tend hardly to ever…

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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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