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Masala Caraili

Masala Caraili (Bitter Gourd)

Masala Caraili does a number on your tastebuds. Believe you me it does, especially if you’re not used to the taste of bitter gourd. First, it attacks you with a spicy, savoury masala  taste that entices you to have a bit more, but after the masala flavour subsides and starts to roll down your tongue [...]

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Frozen banana

Frozen Banana

Frozen banana? Who would have thought that frozen bananas would make such a natural dessert. It’s as if Mother Nature was showing me that she could produce an all natural frozen treat without all the chemicals to rival any commercially made treat we are so addicted to.   And now I’m hooked. She has done truly [...]

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lentil peas soup, trinidad lentil peas soup

Lentil Peas Soup

Lentil peas soup is a hearty thick soup that excites the senses on a drab, dreary long day after work. The smell of it revitalizes you, so much more for the soup itself. On those days when you don’t feel like cooking, try a nice pot of lentil peas soup. You won’t be disappointed at [...]

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Chadon Beni Pesto

Chadon Beni Pesto

What got me started on this whole chadon beni pesto recipe was the idea of fusing Italian and Trini cooking and documenting the interesting nuances I could come up with. Many posts ago I  introduced you all to Risi Bisi, a rice dish with deep Italian roots. Of course, it was an excellent addition to [...]

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Marmalade Cheese Muffins

These marmalade cheese muffins are really delectable and they will certainly surprise you and your whole family.  Perhaps the surprise may be on you seeing how fast they will go in under an hour.   As soon as they come out the oven, everyone will be eying these muffins; and when they eat one, it [...]

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Pot Spoon Throw Down 2012: Seafood and Coconut – Mayaro

Oh Gosh, what a “Pot spoon Throw Down” food cook out that was! Ah tired today, but I’m happy …very happy. The drive was a real killer but it was worth it and I’m home relaxing today posting my latest adventure in Trini cooking. So, Are you all ready? ….Let’s go :-) Yesterday I and [...]

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Chinese Style Fried Chicken

Is Chinese Style Fried Chicken a well kept secret?  What’s in a secret that has to be hidden? I believe that there is no knowledge under the sun that’s secretive. Someone knows about it, and so it’s not really a secret it’s just uncommon knowledge that’s hidden by a select few. Some do it for [...]

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To Stuff or Not To Stuff Your Turkey …That’s the Question

So, you bought your turkey, thawed it out, washed it and seasoned it to your liking; and, you’re ready to stuff your turkey right? ….STOP!!. Perhaps now is a good time to talk about stuffing your turkey. Did you know that there is considerable risk in cooking a home stuffed turkey? Read on and get [...]

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French Fries

There’s something about simplicity in cooking that I always like. I have found that taking your time and showing a little care for the meal being prepared always brings great results. Ever since I saw the movie “The Ramen Girl” , starring the late Brittany Murphy, something has changed about the way I approach cooking. [...]

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Curry Stew Pacro and Dumpling

Remember the pacro water we made a while back? Well, I told you all not to throw away the pacro because today I’m posting another exotic dish made with the chitons. A favourite dish we make here in Trinidad and Tobago is curry stew pacro and dumpling. Curry Stew Pacro and Dumpling: A Surprising Dish [...]

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