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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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Fish in White Sauce with Vegetables

It seems any dish with a white sauce, such as this fish in white sauce with vegetables,  is a dish begging to be eaten or maybe, you will be begging for more.   During this season of Lent my family eat more fish than any other time.  This is because we hardly eat any other type [...]

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Tropical Fusion Salad

Most meals are never complete without a salad.   I could never eat pelau without a salad (and even a coleslaw); a macaroni pie must be accompanied with a load of salad at the side… and… I can go on.  However, salads can be a main dish especially when I want a light but nutritious meal.     [...]

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Spicy Egg Salad

This is not an ordinary egg salad; this is a spicy egg salad made with one of my favourite sauces, chadon beni chutney.  It is also one of my mom’s favourite ways to prepare boiled eggs.   Not everyone likes plain boiled egg.  This way makes it a lot more tasty and interesting with a little [...]

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Channa Soup Cutters

Channa Soup Cutters

With the carnival season upon us, this channa soup cutters recipe has come at the right time.  As local traditions suggest, alcohol is always complemented with a spicy appetizer.  Why spicy?  It is said that the spiciness in the appetizer prevents one from getting intoxicated too quickly. Preventing Hangover This is what some people claim; [...]

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Cooking For Two

The approaching month of February got me thinking of couples who like preparing their own meals.  I consider cooking for two a very easy and, might I say, a very rewarding task.  You just have two persons to consider and this makes it a lot simpler than planning a meal for large family. You  can [...]

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Sugarless Fruit Cake

I made a sugarless cake a few months which got rave reviews by my readers for its simplicity and speed. Some even experimented and converted the cake to a fruit cake/ black cake by adding soaked fruits.   When I first tried this cake, I simply loved it and made a vow to try it [...]

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Sorrel Sauce

Christmas is really here and by the sight of all the sorrel being sold at the market and also at the roadside on the highway it only means one thing: sorrel, sorrel and more sorrel to drink.  But, what about other recipes using sorrel? In the past I have done a sorrel jam, sorrel cake [...]

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Julia’s 3 Spice Creamy Lentil Soup

This recipe was contributed by Julia Z one of the winners of our “Trini Spice Kit” contest that we ran in November. Congratulations Julia…Here’s what she had to say.. “The recipe that inspired me to create my 3 Spice Creamy Lentil Soup is the Lentil Pea Soup recipe from your site. Being a vegetarian, good [...]

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Sorrel Kuchela

Sorrel Kuchela

Kuchela is a popular condiment in East Indian Cuisine on the island.  There are many versions of it, but this one is one that caught my attention and I could not wait to share it with my readers.  You see this sorrel kuchela was an inspiration for my mom – a person who loves all [...]

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