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Ants in A Tree (recipe)

Ants in A Tree (recipe)

I first learnt of this recipe via Sara Moulton‘s excellent (and now defunct) Food Network series “Sara’s Secrets”. It was my first introduction to the culinary history of Singapore, and I’ve been hooked on learning as much as I can ever since. Much like Trinidad […]

Tyler’s Texas Chili (recipe)

Tyler’s Texas Chili (recipe)

This month’s “They Go Well Together” challenge, asked food bloggers to prepare dishes that combined meat and chocolate. Unlike prior challenges this one was rather second nature to me as I have been adding chocolate to my chilis for several years now. Sounds weird? Not […]

Eggplant Ragout with Tomatoes, Peppers and Ground Beef (recipe)

Eggplant Ragout with Tomatoes, Peppers and Ground Beef (recipe)

Eggplant is one of my favorite plants so it was with great joy that I saw that it was the main focus of this month’s JFI food challenge. Here in Trinidad you can find the eggplant called by many different names. In the course of […]

Pasta with Basil, Tomatoes and Lemon Zest (recipe)

Pasta with Basil, Tomatoes and Lemon Zest (recipe)

I’m trying to make a greater effort to consistently take part in Weekend Herb Blogging (hosted this time around by its founder Kalyn). This week I thought I would focus on basil – mainly because its an herb that we grow at home and I […]

Jamaican Fricassee Chicken (recipe)

Jamaican fricassee chicken is one of my mother’s favorite dishes. As a result I have submitted this recipe to FF#2: Your Mother’s Favorite Dish. 🙂 The end result looks quite similar to Trinidad Stewed Chicken (something I should post soon!) but the taste is quite […]

Trinidad Chicken Chow Mein (recipe)

Chicken chow mein is a perennial fave of mine, especially with PLENTY of soy sauce 🙂 It was another of the dishes that I made in February as part of my Year of the Pig menu 🙂 Last year Trinidad celebrated the 200th Anniversary of […]

Coconut Chicken Curry (recipe)

Coconut Chicken Curry (recipe)

I love recipes that come together in a flash with minimal prep and cleanup. This is one of those recipes and it was delicious! 🙂 It comes from the GraceFoods.com website. For those who don’t already know Grace is one of the largest (if not […]

Vegetable Curry In A Hurry (recipe)

Vegetable Curry In A Hurry (recipe)

This has to be one of my favorite recent recipes. Its twist (for me) comes from the addition of mango chutney near the end. This really gives it a sweet n savoury kick that is hard for others to put their finger on. Since this […]

Tuna-Potato Casserole (recipe)

Tuna-Potato Casserole (recipe)

I expanded this one dish meal from a recipe in one of those little checkout aisle booklets that my mom has held on to from the 70’s 🙂 We served it with a crisp vegetable salad on the side. I think it’s a pretty flexible […]

Fish in Sweet and Sour Sauce (recipe)

Fish in Sweet and Sour Sauce (recipe)

In February I made several dishes based on the start of the Chinese New Year. This was one of them, I’ll be posting the other 2 in the near future as well. 🙂

The Ultimate Stew Roundup

The Ultimate Stew Roundup

The Ultimate Stew Roundup is now available online. My submission was Trinidad Stew Beef with Herbed Dumplings 🙂 Do check out the many other entries from around the world 🙂 Unfortunately the roundup page does not display properly on my system. I have written the […]

Trinidad Stew Beef with Herbed Dumplings (recipe)

Trinidad Stew Beef with Herbed Dumplings (recipe)

< ?php echo getad('verticalbanner'); ?> I was all set to make a chicken paella this morning, that was until I learnt about the ‘Waiter there’s something in my stew’ challenge which ends tonight. See these days nothing gets me more excited than the 101 food […]

Quick Coconut Chicken Pelau (recipe)

Quick Coconut Chicken Pelau (recipe)

Pelau is one of Trindad’s signature national dishes and I would argue its also our definitive one-pot meal. This is the meal that we make whenever we have informal gatherings (‘limes’) either at home, at a river or on the beach. It also feeds hungry […]

Thanksgiving Recipes – Island Style

If I was to host a Tropical Thanksgiving, what would I serve? That question has been in my head with all the Thanksgiving promotions on the US television channels. So, for this post I thought that I would troll the ol blogosphere for Thanksgiving recipes […]

Festive Chicken Fried Rice

What do you do when your pantry is nearing critical shortages and you only have a little bit of chicken in the fridge? Cook up a quick, filling, and EXTREMELY tasty fried rice! The mushrooms, chicken, and rice can all be prepared the night before […]

Sicilian Chicken with Lemon, Mint & Almonds (San Francisco Chronicle’s Top Recipe of 1994)

Sicilian Chicken with Lemon, Mint & Almonds (San Francisco Chronicle’s Top Recipe of 1994)

This recipe is from Roving Feast columnist Marlena Spieler. She is the author of “The Islands in the Sun Cookbook,” Beggars’ Banquets: Recipes to Impress Your Friends That Won’t Break the Bank, The Vegetarian Bistro: 250 Authentic French Regional Recipes, Macaroni And Cheese, Jewish Traditions […]