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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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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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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A Healthy Salad

Some time last year I embarked on a 7-day detox.  During that detox, I had lots of fresh salads (as a matter of fact it was mostly fresh salads).   I have to admit, at first it was unbearable – all I had was “bush” to eat without the slightest hint of dressing.   I overcame that…

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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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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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Pumpkin Ponche de Creme

This pumpkin ponche de creme is de bomb….. The last post with the guava wine simply whetted your appetite and now that you’re ready for more, this pumpkin ponche de creme is the perfect drink for a one two knockout …Yeah that puncheon rum will have you wheeling lol :) Talking about knockouts, a few…

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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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