breakfast

Sarina’s Vegetarian “Paramin Surprise” Sandwich”  (I’m on to the Semi-Finals!) (recipe)

Sarina’s Vegetarian “Paramin Surprise” Sandwich” (I’m on to the Semi-Finals!) (recipe)

“And the winner is…” My breath froze as I waited to hear the next words from Joel Villafana, host of the popular morning program “Cup of Joe”. When he said “Sarina Bland of TriniGourmet.com” I was just about ready to pass out! That day had […]

Pesto Latkes (recipe)

Pesto Latkes (recipe)

How cute are these ‘latkes’? πŸ™‚ I have to put the quotation marks because they are neither fried, nor flat (oh the sacrilege!). But… they are so light, crisp and flavourful that I can’t get too worked up so do ignore my faux outrage πŸ™‚ […]

Cassava Porridge (recipe)

Cassava Porridge (recipe)

As long-time readers of Trinigourmet would know, I am something of a porridge junkie. My own particular affinity is for cornmeal porridge, however that doesn’t mean that there aren’t a wide array of others that are familiar to the Caribbean home. In recent months I […]

Carmen’s Carrot Muffins (recipe)

Carmen’s Carrot Muffins (recipe)

This post was originally published August 10, 2007. It has been updated once since then. This recipe is one of many to be found in mom’s homemade scrapbooks. She’s been compiling them since the 1970’s and as a toddler I would occupy myself on the […]

Coconut Bake (recipe)

Coconut Bake (recipe)

Here in Trinidad the term bake is applied to any bread which is not leavened with yeast. It also usually involves cutting fat into flour in the early stages. People often ask me how I get my bakes to be so soft, well after much […]

Danish Kringle (recipe)

Danish Kringle (recipe)

I originally made this recipe for a 2007 edition of “Weekend Breakfast Blogging: Ethnic Dishes With A Twist”. Since then it has generated quite a bit of traffic, especially from Chowhound, something that -really- makes me smile πŸ™‚ In the original challenge the host wanted […]

Jamaican Cornmeal Porridge (recipe)

Jamaican Cornmeal Porridge (recipe)

This post was originally published on April 1, 2007. It has been updated once since then In 2007 I was asked to share Five (Foodie) Things Most People Don’t Know About Me. One of them was that cornmeal porridge is one of my ultimate comfort […]

Wholewheat Bake (recipe)

Wholewheat Bake (recipe)

This post was originally published on October 13, 2006. It has been updated once since then. Bake is a popular breakfast bread here in Trinidad. Hearty by nature, its heavy crumb it keeps you feeling satisfied for hours. Especially when taken with a savory topping. […]

Chef Bryant Terry & Cajun-spiced, Open-faced Red Pepper Frittata Sandwiches (recipe)

February is Black History Month and with it comes A Taste of Ebony, a food challenge hosted by Joelen of Joelen’s Culinary Adventures highlighting the work and recipes of Black chefs and food celebrities. When I began TriniGourmet Black food personalities were almost a shadow […]

Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon (recipe)

Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon (recipe)

Originally made to break the Yom Kippur fast last year, this photo (and recipe) for Smoked Salmon and Scrambled Eggs has languished for quite some time in my Drafts folder. Thankfully, Kochtopf’s ‘Smoking Allowed’ event has encouraged me to bring it into the light of […]

Pumpkin Pone (recipe)

Pumpkin Pone (recipe)

First of all, thanks so much for all the kind comments and messages from those of you who took a moment to send my mom your support as she adjusts to her new gluten-free life. We were all quite surprised and happy πŸ™‚ Thanks also […]

Trinidad Sada Roti (recipe)

Trinidad Sada Roti (recipe)

Hoorah for World Bread Day! It’s been 2 years since I last participated and I was extremely not to miss the deadline this time around. Hosted each year by kochtopf World Bread Day aims to highlight bakers and bread recipes from around the world. Around […]

Sarina’s Oatsy Orange French Toast (recipe)

Sarina’s Oatsy Orange French Toast (recipe)

Well here it is, my first entry to a food event since my ‘hiatus’. Color me all aflush with nervousness and excitement! One of the things that I love about this food events is that they push me into new creative areas where genres and […]

Almond-Peach Muffins (recipe)

Almond-Peach Muffins (recipe)

I first made these muffins late last year as the dessert portion of a Shabbat menu. Light, moist, and not too sweet they would make a perfect complement to an afternoon tea πŸ™‚ The recipe is also very forgiving in terms of composition. Feel free […]

Coconut Rock Buns (recipe)

Coconut Rock Buns (recipe)

Coconut rock buns are a nostalgic treat for me. I vividly remember saving up my allowance, as a child ,to buy them from the lady who sold baked goods out of the back of her station wagon every Wednesday afternoon at my prep school. Now […]

Banana Bread (recipe)

Banana Bread (recipe)

So I’m down to the wire, poised like a racehorse at the starting gate, determined to meet the deadline of this month’s Bread Baking Day. So what if I waited til the last possible moment, it still counts right? πŸ™‚ This month the theme is […]