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Tamarind Juice

Before I go into the tamarind juice post I feel it necessary to talk about my tamarind tree…. From the kitchen window the tamarind or tambran tree appeared as a wall of green, towering above the Julie Mango tree and still trying to compete with the peewah tree for as much sunlight it could get [...]

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Trini Style Paprika Chicken

Mmmmm!  Paprika chicken was all the rage recently at my home.  It came, it wowed me, and it went….fast. Talk about flavour! It was a flavour to share.  This paprika chicken had a Trini spin which made our mouth water with delight.  So, it was only a matter of time before it eventually ended up [...]

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Garlic Channa Salad

Garlic channa salad is a little something we came up with when I was on a health drive for 21 days. It was a delicious substitute for meat on those evenings I really wanted to have some but I couldn’t because of my commitment to getting better. To read more about my journey you can [...]

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Coconut Jelly

This coconut jelly is like a dream dessert.  Its like the dessert part of heaven’s menu that the angels line up to enjoy. But, somehow the recipe leaked and reached down to earth lol! :)  It’s so good that you’ll never be satisfied, and it is going to have you craving for just one more [...]

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Whole Steamed Fish

The seductive taste of a whole steamed fish is one that I still have to stop and wonder what was really happening in my mouth. OK, there was ginger and some green seasoning, but somehow when all of the other ingredients infused together in the fish, it tasted as if I put sugar in the [...]

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Parsley Rice

Sometimes plain rice can be boring.    Sometimes a little creativity can make a regular meal exquisite, and so parsley rice is born.  You should know that it is the parsley potatoes, which I did some time ago, that encouraged me to make parsley rice.  This rice dish helps create a versatile menu.  It can [...]

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Carrot and Cauliflower Loaf

All I can say is that this carrot and cauliflower loaf hit a spot. And, a very sweet spot indeed. I couldn’t believe something this healthy could be so light, almost airy, yet pack such a powerful health punch. It was like a proverbial “one, two and and upper cut”  straight  to my taste buds….and [...]

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there.  Hope you enjoy yourself.   You all deserve a little treat once in a while, it is not an easy task, being a mother.  A day set aside for you is not enough, everyday should be mother’s.  You all are special, for without you we would not [...]

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channa macaroni salad

Chickpea Pasta Salad

This chickpea pasta salad is in heavy rotation on the menu and we are really enjoying salads these days.  You can tell by the few salads posted in the past few weeks.  There comes a time when sometimes you just go with the flow, and these days we are enjoying these different salads.  And, channa [...]

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Quinoa Tabbouleh

Quinoa Tabbouleh

Quinoa tabbouleh is our introduction to Syrian/ Lebanese cooking here in Trinidad and Tobago. As I continue to explore our exotic and exciting culinary culture here on the island, I’m amazed at the richness and depth I haven’t even begin to uncover as yet. It’s like this; the more recipes I put up on the [...]

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