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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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Steamed Fish in Chadon Beni Garlic Butter

This steamed fish in chadon beni garlic butter is “de bomb”. Ah mean it was just nuclear on my senses. You know the feeling you get when something is so irresistible that you just get that all so happy feeling inside? You just have to put down your fork, shake your head in wonder and [...]

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Spicy Egg Salad

This is not an ordinary egg salad; this is a spicy egg salad made with one of my favourite sauces, chadon beni chutney.  It is also one of my mom’s favourite ways to prepare boiled eggs.   Not everyone likes plain boiled egg.  This way makes it a lot more tasty and interesting with a little [...]

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Channa Soup Cutters

Channa Soup Cutters

With the carnival season upon us, this channa soup cutters recipe has come at the right time.  As local traditions suggest, alcohol is always complemented with a spicy appetizer.  Why spicy?  It is said that the spiciness in the appetizer prevents one from getting intoxicated too quickly. Preventing Hangover This is what some people claim; [...]

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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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Sugarless Fruit Cake

I made a sugarless cake a few months which got rave reviews by my readers for its simplicity and speed. Some even experimented and converted the cake to a fruit cake/ black cake by adding soaked fruits.   When I first tried this cake, I simply loved it and made a vow to try it [...]

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Sorrel Sauce

Christmas is really here and by the sight of all the sorrel being sold at the market and also at the roadside on the highway it only means one thing: sorrel, sorrel and more sorrel to drink.  But, what about other recipes using sorrel? In the past I have done a sorrel jam, sorrel cake [...]

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Sorrel Kuchela

Sorrel Kuchela

Kuchela is a popular condiment in East Indian Cuisine on the island.  There are many versions of it, but this one is one that caught my attention and I could not wait to share it with my readers.  You see this sorrel kuchela was an inspiration for my mom – a person who loves all [...]

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Bacon Wrapped Plantains

Bacon Wrapped Plantains

We have a lot of plantains in the Caribbean.  Generally, when I think of plantain I think of it being fried in oil until is is golden and served with bread or bake for breakfast.  I generally eat plantain fried.  It is also the easiest way to prepare it. There are many others recipes that [...]

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