Couscous Pie

Couscous (originally called seksu or kesksu) is now becoming a favourite at home because it is gluten free, depending on the grain it is derived from. It is popular in North Africa, Egypt and the Middle East and is made from millet, barley, or cornmeal. This is also a great choice because it has a…

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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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Eggplant Parmesan Trinistyle

Great ideas for meals can come from simple people. My friend and neighbour Sharina made an amazing meal with eggplant. Always around to partake when we’re cooking and developing recipes, she felt that she had to cook something for us. And being a vegetarian she brought something from her kitchen that her husband and children…

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10 Nutritiously Delicious Quick Meals

Let’s face it. Not every one likes to cook or stay hours in the kitchen cooking; and many with good reasons as well. But some recipes do take a lot of time to do. Also, people with demanding jobs struggle to get the time to prepare their own meals.  Therefore, simple meals are more suited…

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Soursop Ice Block

When it is about 30° C outside, I can think of no better way to stay cool than by sucking on some tasty soursop ice block. Perfect to suck while I watch “3rd Rock from the Sun” on Netflix. It is really hot these days, and we all must find some way to stay cool….

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Curried Goat and Pigeon Peas

This curried goat and pigeon peas is the bomb.  When you’re tired of the same old same old way of preparing goat I would recommend that you try adding some pigeon peas into the mix. It really brings out the taste of the curried goat and makes it a complete side dish that you could…

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Multigrain Loaf

This multigrain loaf or bread was made especially for all those health conscious individuals who read my blog regularly.   Even if you’re not as health conscious as you should be, this healthy multigrain bread can give you some variety in your daily nutrition. But, once you start eating multigrain breads you tend hardly to ever…

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Traditional Coconut Drops

I like the taste of the traditional coconut drops. And, I am not the only one.  My son gobbled these delicious, light cake-like coconut drops in a little while.  This is the traditional coconut drops, not like the coconut drops sold in most bakeries. They religiously scrimp on the coconut ingredients, add more flour and…

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