salads

Carrot, Ginger and Cumin Salad (recipe)

Carrot, Ginger and Cumin Salad (recipe)

The following is my take on a very popular Middle Eastern salad. The parsley and lemon juice give the carrots much needed brightness, while the cumin deepens all the flavours, creating an exotic side that complements most dishes πŸ™‚ In 2007 I submitted this recipe […]

Ensalada Chuchu (recipe)

Ensalada Chuchu (recipe)

Famous in Brazil We call chuchu christophene Click here to learn more

Ensalada Chilena (recipe)

Ensalada Chilena (recipe)

Earlier this year when Trinidad hosted the Summit of the Americas, I came up with the idea to try to cook my way through the recipes of the attending nations. That never quite materialized in the timely manner that I had envisioned. This recipe was […]

Sarina’s Cranberry Almond Slaw (recipe)

Sarina’s Cranberry Almond Slaw (recipe)

Salads in Trinidad are traditionally a disheartening affair that leaves you wondering why the cook/establishment even bothered. Two wilted lettuce leaves, a force-ripe watery slice of tomato, and some slivers of cucumber served either unadorned, or swimming in some vague mystery oil with specks of […]

Sarina’s Spinach-Ginger Salad (recipe)

Sarina’s Spinach-Ginger Salad (recipe)

This quick and simple salad is perked up by the addition of slivered stem ginger. Stem ginger is an ingredient that doesn’t get as much love as I think it should. It’s usually found in the baking aisle, but at times I have seen it […]

East Indian Chickpea Salad (recipe)

East Indian Chickpea Salad (recipe)

This is a recipe whose origins have become lost to the sands of time (and disorganization), however it is fast, nutritious and never fails to please. It’s a regular part of my Purim menu because of the prominent role that chickpeas play in that festival. […]

Grated Carrot and Raisin Salad (recipe)

This salad is a nostalgic favourite of mine. It was the only form of vegetables that my Aunt provided on a regular basis when I (and many of her godchildren) would spend part of the school holidays by her. From young I enjoyed the contrast […]

Carmen’s Julienned Green Beans and Carrots (recipe)

Carmen’s Julienned Green Beans and Carrots (recipe)

The above is one of my favorite vegetable sides dishes and one that my mom can’t make enough, as far as I am concerned. Julienned slivers of green beans and carrots are sauteed in olive oil with cloves of garlic over medium heat until soft […]

Gub Gub ‘Navy Bean’ Salad with Feta Cheese (recipe)

Gub Gub ‘Navy Bean’ Salad with Feta Cheese (recipe)

“A navy bean is bigger than it seems put it on and don’t ask what it means Parade around” – Tracy Bonham Am I the only one who remembers Tracy Bonham, that alt-singer/violinist from the late 1990’s? I loved her first CD and really think […]

Sarina’s Spicy Caesar Salad (recipe)

Sarina’s Spicy Caesar Salad (recipe)

My last entry to Hay Hay it’s Donna Day went off so well that I’m not exactly sure why it’s taken me so long to submit another concoction. Oh well, this entry remedies that in a healthy veggie way. This month the theme was Caesar […]

Fresh Green Bean Salad (recipe)

Fresh Green Bean Salad (recipe)

This light salad is simple enough to assemble in minutes yet elegant enough to serve to company. The lemon juice really gives the beans much needed ‘sparkle’. Be sure to sprinkle liberally with sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper for even more flavour and […]

A Taste of Spring – Broccoli with Orange Sauce (recipe)

A Taste of Spring – Broccoli with Orange Sauce (recipe)

We don’t have spring here in Trinidad but after 5 years in New England I have pretty sniffly memories of that time of year. And I don’t mean sniffly nostalgic, I mean sniffly achoo sniffly… aiaiiai allergies! Other than that it really was lovely to […]

Sarina’s ‘Bang Bang’ Salsa (recipe)

Sarina’s ‘Bang Bang’ Salsa (recipe)

< ?php echo getad('verticalbanner'); ?> This recipe went together so quickly and easily. And boy did it pack a punch πŸ™‚ A punch of yum that is! πŸ™‚ I love how the coolness of the lettuce and tomatoes played off of the scotch bonnet’s heat. […]

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 […]

Thai Chicken Salad (San Francisco Chronicle’s Top Recipe of 1986)

Thai Chicken Salad (San Francisco Chronicle’s Top Recipe of 1986)

This attractive salad from Bruce Cost has a wonderful interplay of bright, balanced flavors. The recipe calls for 1/2 teaspoon Sa-te oil or Chinese chile oil, but you can add a little more, if you like. Cost wrote for the Food section of the San […]