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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A Healthy Salad

Some time last year I embarked on a 7-day detox.  During that detox, I had lots of fresh salads (as a matter of fact it was mostly fresh salads).   I have to admit, at first it was unbearable – all I had was “bush” to eat without the slightest hint of dressing.   I overcame that…

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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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Breadfruit Fish Cakes

A few years ago I did fish cakes using potatoes, this year I decided to do some substitutions and made breadfruit fish cakes using some breadfruit I had in the refrigerator and some saltfish that were begging to be used. After a few minutes of boiling and mashing and doing some seasoning of the mixture…

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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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Pumpkin Ponche de Crème

This pumpkin ponche de crème is de bomb….. The last post with the guava wine simply whetted your appetite and now that you’re ready for more, this pumpkin ponche de crème is the perfect drink for a one two knockout …Yeah that puncheon rum will have you wheeling lol :) Talking about knockouts, a few…

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A Healthy Cereal Mix

Sometimes I have a hard time deciding which box of cereal to buy.   There are so many different brands and types.  Also, I have an added difficulty selecting a box that does not contain high  fructose corn syrup, excessive amounts of sugar, colouring and preservatives.  It is definitely not an easy task.  It can…

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Banana Milk

After my eye opener of a health rejuvenation experience, I felt that some health truths and a new way of thinking about health should be explored and shared with the wider public of Trinidad and Tobago. My advice is this: Don’t stay stagnated in your views about health, but rather expand and open your mind…

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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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