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Dasheen Pie

With the hot cross buns out of the way,  dasheen pie was my next “project” to complete. Usually, around the time of Holy Week into Easter here in Trinidad and Tobago, there is a mad rush for provision and fish in the markets and supermarkets alike. Time For a Dasheen Pie Thus, the price of [...]

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Trini Ham Bone Soup

Ok, so the ham now finish and all we have left is the bone, but, being the Trini that I am, nothing goes to waste; so I am thinking about some ham bone soup. Ham Bone Soup The bone is traditionally used for a soup. Ham bone soup has such a wonderful flavour it permeates [...]

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Parsley Cassava

Here is a recipe you would enjoy during lent, parsley cassava.  Cassava has supposedly been used in every conceivable recipe we can think of here at Simply Trini Cooking… like boiling it and having it with saltfish, and in recipes like pone, dumpling and nearly all the gluten free recipes, still not forgetting cassava bread, [...]

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Salt Mackerel and Provision

Salt Mackerel and Provision is a classic Trini dish that we love to cook. Although salt mackerel is traditionally eaten during Lent especially on Good Friday, I believe, once it is available in the market, it would be eaten year round by all Trinis alike. Well, at least I would! Unlike saltfish, when cooking salt [...]

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Mashed Potatoes

We were in a hurry… It was about 1 in the afternoon and we now arrived at home after a busy morning in Tunapuna shopping. And we were dying of hunger. Cooking an elaborate meal with meat was out of the question, so my wife quickly grabbed some potatoes while I chopped some carrots and [...]

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Yam Chips

First of all I would like to say that this has been a very wet dry season so far. I don’t know the reason for this change in the weather patterns but I hope it doesn’t make for a wet carnival! Could you imagine rain on Carnival Monday and Tuesday? Last evening while rain fell, [...]

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Yam and Smoke Herring

With Lent just around the corner I find it fitting to have a meal like yam and smoke herring for lunch. This recipe is so simple it actually is a no brainer but then I’m always mindful that what is easy for me, with readily available ingredients in my kitchen, may not be so with [...]

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Yam Pie

After doing the provision soup a while back I decided to delve a little into other uses for provision a bit. After all, I did explain to you all about the blue food festival held annually in Tobago, which had me in awe at the many recipes people came up with using dasheen (taro). With [...]

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Provision Soup

Ground provision is very close to my heart when it comes to Trini cooking. They go along great with so many other things you can find in a trini kitchen. You can have provision and saltfish, smoke herring, callaloo, smoke bone…. almost anything. Of course you may remember that I did Provision and Saltfish already [...]

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Provision and Saltfish

Sometimes I get tired of eating rice so I like a little provision for a change. Provision comprises of root crops such as yam, dasheen (taro), eddoes, sweet potato, etc. and crops such as green fig (banana) and plantain. It seems like the days of eating provision are coming back as rice and flour are [...]

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