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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Sleek

I love to eat Sleek. I’ve known this Syrian/ Lebanese dish for a long long time, and today I finally feel the time is right to share this recipe with you all.  Since the earliest of my love affair with Local Trini Syrian dishes this was on the top of the list followed closely together…

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Beet Punch

I always buy beetroot when I go to the supermarket. Beetroot is one of our favourite vegetables. It is mostly placed in my salad, raw; it livens up the salad with its brillant colour. It does the same to beet punch. Its brillant colour and texture lends well to making a wonderfully super nutritious punch….

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Eggplant Casserole

Eggplant Casserole? You mean to say someone went and made another dish with this “tasteless” vegetable? Well yeah! I did and it tastes really great to  boot. I mean,  if you don’t want your share just pass it on to me. I won’t be angry. In fact, if I know you’re visiting me for lunch,…

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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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Kidney Stones

I thought something could be said about kidney stones because so many people suffer from it due mostly to their poor dietary habits.  It is interesting how this painful ailment can be prevented, yet a lot of people get it.  Why is this so?  Studies show that people who eat too much sugar foods and…

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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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Cornmeal Fry Bake

There are many variations for bake; one of my favourite is cornmeal fry bake.  I like the texture and crunchiness of the crust, due to the coconut oil and the coarseness of the cornmeal.  This bake will go with just about anything: cheese, sausage, fish, tomatoes, avocado, jam or jelly, etc.  It always taste great…

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Meatless Loaf

What does it take for you to review your personal ideology on food? A threatening disease? A spiritual experience? or just a walk in another person’s food reality. Be it as it may, I recently had to step back and review how I saw food and the bigger picture to which it appends itself. You…

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