How to Peel a Cassava

This month’s Compère magazine issue focused on the 6th important food, a staple food eaten by many, 800 million people, mostly in the developing countries. This starchy tuber is also a favourite for my family and for this reason we showcase, along with the recipes, six of our favourite cassava meals.   However, before you rush…

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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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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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Fruit Cooler

It can certainly be refreshing; a fruit cooler can be just what you need not just during the hot summer months, but during times of stress. I know the Christmas season can be really stressful. This is not a money-saving month. And yet it comes and goes so quickly –  just like the salary. Therefore,…

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Sorrel Cheesecake

“Eat dessert first” was written on the plates I served my sorrel cheesecake on.  The quote is one that many of us might find ourselves doing, if it was not for the great menu many of us plan to enjoy this Christmas.  So dessert ends up being served last, as is the custom.  However, I…

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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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Sorrel Liqueur

You would have guessed already that Felix must be somewhere enjoying himself.  After all, there has not been a post for quite a while, and the Christmas season is right around the corner.  And I would say, you are quite right.  He has been very busy since he had been invited to play with a…

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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

Banana milk the all natural rocket fuel…… 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,…

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Beef Fingers

Ever felt bored thinking about  what to eat while watching T.V.? You know like you had enough popcorn or sweetbread or the mundane fries and chicken. Well, that’s how I felt one day while watching T.V. at home with the family. I just didn’t know what to eat.  So, with belly in hand, I rummaged…

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