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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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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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Spicy Coconut Rice

There is something unique about the taste of coconut.  Its sweet nutty taste can contribute greatly to the simplest of dishes, even to plain cooked rice.  That is why I had to do this recipe, a spicy coconut rice for all those who say white rice can be boring.  So, here is an umami experience [...]

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Tomato Rice

Tomato Rice

It’s the simplest and tastiest way to prepare rice. You also don’t need much different ingredients for it, just tomatoes and sizable amount of herbs.  I am referring to the dish called Tomato Rice; but some people would also call it Spanish rice.  However you call this rice dish, you will notice that it is [...]

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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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Cherry Rice, Trinidad Cherry Rice

Cherry Rice

The first time I saw Cherry Rice was at the Pot Spoon Throw Down at Lopinot last year. When I saw it I knew I just had to have it.  It looked exotic and delicious at the same time. You know the type of food that says you just have to try me lol! So, [...]

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Christmas Rice

Christmas Rice is a remarkable dish, but what makes a dish special? Is it some special ingredient that complements all others and pushes flavour to the edge? Or is it some special technique? To me, it’s simply the human element that makes the difference. Nothing special, just the “you” ingredient in a recipe.That’s the hidden [...]

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Spanish Rice

Spanish Rice always reminds me of Christmas…… Shhh! I hear something. Wait! It just passed by. A calm breeze. It’s in front of me now. I can sense it. I’m hearing faint sounds. Let me close my eyes and concentrate……Ah! I hear it now …..It’s Parang, the box base, marac and cuatro is surely stirring [...]

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Risi Bisi

Looks can be very deceiving, especially when it comes to Risi Bisi. This dish packs a flavourful punch that will have you looking for seconds. I was a bit surprised as to it’s origin when I first heard about it, since this was a totally new dish to me. Nevertheless, I learnt to make it, [...]

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