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Sarina’s Trinidad-Style ‘Stew Oxtail’ (recipe) – as mentioned in The New York Times

Sarina’s Trinidad-Style ‘Stew Oxtail’ (recipe) – as mentioned in The New York Times

Oxtail stew (or ‘stew oxtail’ as it is more commonly called in local parlance) is a sentimental favourite of many Trinbagonians. While writing this post I even had a Twitter follower tell me that it’s the first thing she insists on having upon returning home! […]

Asian Crisp Fried Noodles and Chili Vegetables (recipe)

Asian Crisp Fried Noodles and Chili Vegetables (recipe)

It may seem odd to launch my Hanukkah menu series with an Asian noodle dish, but scratch the surface and you can see that it is not that far a stretch. Hanukkah after all commemorates a miracle of oil, and this is a fried dish. […]

Salmon “Kalia” (recipe)

Salmon “Kalia” (recipe)

I have 3 large folders of cutouts y’all. You know the folder I’m talking about. The one where you have stashed all those pages you’ve torn out of magazines through the years. All the recipes you’ve clipped out of the newspaper. Yeah that one. I […]

Red-Roasted Chicken Stir-Fry (recipe)

Red-Roasted Chicken Stir-Fry (recipe)

From Natural Health Magazine: This stir-fry is inspired by the flavors of traditional Chinese red roasting, which derives its special character from the use of dark soy, Shaoxing wine and rock sugar. This post was originally published on October 15, 2006 and was one of […]

Pan Fried Snapper with Tomato Salsa (recipe)

Pan Fried Snapper with Tomato Salsa (recipe)

This post was originally published on August 25, 2007. It has been updated once since then. A simple fish dish. The flavours weren’t as assertive as I would have ordinarily liked but the relative mildness means that it can be paired with bolder side dishes […]

Kung Pao Chicken (recipe)

Kung Pao Chicken (recipe)

A very simple fiery and flavourful chicken dish that comes together quickly. The most unexpected part of the flavour medley is the candy-like sweetness of the fried (until charred) sweet peppers. From Wikipedia: Kung Pao chicken (also spelled Kung Po chicken) is a classic dish […]

Bertie’s Trinidad Pelau (recipe)

Bertie’s Trinidad Pelau (recipe)

This post was originally published on September 17, 2008. It has been updated once since then. My father’s pelau is (not surprisingly) my favourite and has been a staple over the long Carnival weekend in my family, for as long as I can remember. Now […]

Chef’s Table Recipe: Ciabatta-Wrapped Striped Bass

Chef’s Table Recipe: Ciabatta-Wrapped Striped Bass

This recipe for Ciabatta-Wrapped Striped Bass just caught my eye and is definitely a novel and creative way to use ciabatta bread! Combining the flavours of a saffron sauce with a tomato-fennel stew, and easily adaptable to kosher restrictions, this will definitely be gracing my […]

Daring Cooks: Gluten-Free Indian Dosas (recipe)

Daring Cooks: Gluten-Free Indian Dosas (recipe)

Finally! I have completed (and posted) a Daring Cooks Challenge on time! I have been cooking along with this most recent adjunct to the Daring Bakers community but have always ended up missing the deadlines for one reason or another. No more! This time around […]

Lasagne of Emilia-Romagna (Lasagne Verdi al Forno) (recipe)

Lasagne of Emilia-Romagna (Lasagne Verdi al Forno) (recipe)

I did it! I finally bit the bullet, pushed through my fear and made pasta! That’s right, thanks to Daring Bakers, I have finally achieved something that I’ve wanted to do since starting this blog in 2006 🙂 With the late showing of this post […]

Causa a la Chiclayana – Potatoes with Fish & Vegetables (recipe)

Causa a la Chiclayana – Potatoes with Fish & Vegetables (recipe)

From April 17-19 2009 Trinidad will host the Fifth Summit of the Americas. In recognition of this event, I am cooking my way through the dishes of the member countries. Enjoy! 🙂 My first stop on my culinary tour of the member states that will […]

Black Bean Soup with Cilantro Pesto (recipe)

Black Bean Soup with Cilantro Pesto (recipe)

Without a doubt this is definitely one of the best bean soup recipes that I have tried. I have no idea where I got it from, it’s been floating in my recipe file for more than a few years. One of the reasons why I […]

Chicken Cacciatore (recipe)

Chicken Cacciatore (recipe)

Big Night, was a movie that I knew nothing about until becoming aware of it via Joelen’s Culinary Adventures “Foodie Film” event. Warm and poignant the movie centers around the ambitions of two brothers, Italian immigrants to the US, intent on making their dreams of […]

‘Raw’ Tomato & Macadamia Mozzarella Linguine (recipe)

‘Raw’ Tomato & Macadamia Mozzarella Linguine (recipe)

When I first learnt about Chef Spotlight Dinners organised by Joelen of Joelen’s Culinary Event I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to showcase another raw dish and to learn about those chefs who specialise in preparing (and popularizing) raw cuisine. Among the key […]

Best Ever Lentil Soup (recipe)

Best Ever Lentil Soup (recipe)

Don’t you just love when a recipe has superlatives built right into the title? 😆 This recipe for ‘Best Ever Lentil Soup’ was one that came bundled with my copy of MacGourmet and comes from the beautiful vegan blog Vegalicious. In the past the only […]

Zucchini Pasta with Marinara Sauce (recipe)

Zucchini Pasta with Marinara Sauce (recipe)

Today’s post was inspired by Kochtoph’s Food-O-Graphie event where food bloggers talk a little about the technical preferences that they have behind the photos that they share. As I sometimes get asked what camera I use for my shots I thought it may be helpful […]