vegan

Trinidad Paime (recipe)

Trinidad Paime (recipe)

As promised, here is a recipe for Paime (pron. PAY-me)! Paime is basically a sweet version of the savoury pastelle. I only recently discovered that Paime is also a traditional Xmas dish. Well that explains why it seemed I never could find it lol! No […]

Carmen’s Jamaican Ginger Beer (recipe)

Carmen’s Jamaican Ginger Beer (recipe)

mom’s ginger beer brewing in the sun ๐Ÿ˜€ The above scene and bottle feel as though they have always been with me, they occur with such comforting regularity. Ginger beer is something that is enjoyed by both Trinis and Jamaicans however in my experience many […]

Banana-Papaya Smoothie (recipe)

Banana-Papaya Smoothie (recipe)

Since 2009 I have actively incorporated more raw and vegan dishes into my regular diet and have found the benefits to be multifold. For one my body hasn’t succumbed to flus the way it regularly did in the past and I have found that many […]

Sarina’s Trinidad-Style Garlic Sauce (recipe)

Sarina’s Trinidad-Style Garlic Sauce (recipe)

No Trini condiment series would be complete without a recipe for garlic sauce. Garlic sauce is one of those local favourites that can be found everywhere from beachside stands , to popular โ€˜grillโ€™ joints as well as streetside food vendors. Indeed many street vendors have […]

Sarina’s Pigeon Peas and Rice (recipe)

Sarina’s Pigeon Peas and Rice (recipe)

This dish of pigeon peas and rice was the perfect accompaniment to the Crispy Lemon Chicken that I made earlier this year. The rice and peas are cooked together in a rich combination of fresh thyme and coconut milk with wedges of tomatoes and (if […]

Sarina’s Coconut Rice With Lentils and Cashews (recipe)

Sarina’s Coconut Rice With Lentils and Cashews (recipe)

This recipe is a staple side dish of mine that I’ve adapted and modified at length through the years. Both colorful and flavourful I think it creates a texturally interesting background for spicy curries and other East Indian flavoured entrees. Coconut Rice with Lentils and […]

QUICK GINGER BEER Recipe at Epicurious.com

QUICK GINGER BEER Recipe at Epicurious.com

Well you know how Trinis like how to do everything las’ minute? ๐Ÿ™‚ If you don’t have enough time to try my mother’s ginger beer recipe, here is a Quick Ginger Beer recipe from Epicurious.com that needs only 24 hours fermentation. Best of luck! ๐Ÿ˜€ […]

Jamaican Sorrel Rum Punch (recipe)

Jamaican Sorrel Rum Punch (recipe)

When I first made this in 2006 it was my first time using a pack of dried sorrel for a recipe. I was pleasantly surprised. If you allow it to steep overnight the results are pretty damn good. The below recipe is my adaptation of […]

Green Olive Tapenade (recipe)

Green Olive Tapenade (recipe)

Tapenades are one of my entertaining ‘secret weapons’. Blend a few ingredients, add a drizzle of olive oil, some salt and pepper and people think you have been slaving for hours ๐Ÿ˜† This one for Green Olive tapenade is one of my favourites. Because there […]

Trinidad Kurma (recipe)

Trinidad Kurma (recipe)

Kurma is one of my favourite Trinidadian snacks. Fried mouthfuls of spiced dough in a sugary glaze, they can be found and purchased throughout the island at school ‘tuck shops’, pharmacies, supermarkets and corner shops. East Indian in origin they are also a staple treat […]

Sarina’s Curried Potato ‘mini’ Latkes & Bubbly Guava-Ginger Ale

Sarina’s Curried Potato ‘mini’ Latkes & Bubbly Guava-Ginger Ale

How have you been enjoying my Hanukkah 2010 series so far? At the moment I seem to be having a little trouble with my RSS feed so if you have not received the posts so far you can check out the recipe roundup to date […]

That Big Fat Banana Is A Plantain! (recipes)  – Caribbean Beachcomber July/August 1969

That Big Fat Banana Is A Plantain! (recipes) – Caribbean Beachcomber July/August 1969

So funny the things we take for granted sometimes. Growing up around plantains all my life it never occurred to me, until recently, that this fruit is almost completely unknown in many parts of the world! It was only through various conversations with people, primarily […]

Easy Vegan Spicy Peanut Soup with Fresh Mung Bean Sprouts (recipe)

Easy Vegan Spicy Peanut Soup with Fresh Mung Bean Sprouts (recipe)

Made on a rainy night, this spicy vegan peanut soup was a cinch to throw together. The flavours of peanut and ginger combine to create a spicy, sweet and silky texture and the crisp, cool crunch of the bean sprouts prevents the overall flavour profile […]

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ In 2007 I submitted this recipe […]

Tridoshic Dal (recipe)

Tridoshic Dal (recipe)

This Tridoshic dal comes from a cookbook that I’ve been using for years called The Ayurvedic Cookbook. I’m always interested in learning about the culinary traditions and philosophies of other cultures. Eastern cuisines in particular often fixates on the concept of warming and cooling foods. […]

Arabian Vegetable Medley (recipe)

Arabian Vegetable Medley (recipe)

Don’t you just love vague ‘ethnic’ recipe titles? Coming from the American Turkey Federation I’m not sure exactly how ‘Arabian’ this recipe actually is, but despite that grey area all you really need to know is that it is very very good! Arabian Vegetable Medley […]