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Passionate foodie, founder of Trinigourmet and Caribbean Lifestyle Maven. Author of "Glam By Request: 30+ Easy Caribbean Recipes"

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What’s Your Favourite Restaurant?

What's Your Favourite Restaurant?
via Instagram instagram.com/p/xMgCcquI2m/ T&T readers! Which is your favorite restaurant? Share your answers!  Not in T&T? Not a problem! Share your favorite Caribbean-themed restaurant (city & country). Help us all learn some new spots! I’ll compile your answers for a roundup post next month Pictured above: Pêche Patisserie, Newtown, Trinidad        Read More →
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BEHIND THE SCENES: Making Tomato Choka (video)

via Instagram ift.tt/16xsnxe Behind the scenes of my Divali inspired spread of RANI Chips & Assorted Dips, filmed last November and perfect year round! This was my first introduction to Rani’s flatbread line and I have to say that I love the coconut one. Look for them in supermarkets nationwide. Check out the final video below. I’ll be posting the recipes in coming weeks.    Read More →
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Eddoes In Coconut Sauce

via Instagram ift.tt/1wqUnr3 Eddoes in Coconut Sauce This recipe is a great substitute for mashed potatoes. Eddoes, like potatoes, are a tuber. Along with cassava, dasheen and sweet potatoes, they form a family known as ‘ground provisions’. Look for them in West Indian markets as well as Latin American ones where they go by the name malangas. If you’re unable to locate them however feel free... 
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HAPPY NEW YEAR! (2015 Brunch/Supper Menu)

HAPPY NEW YEAR! (2015 Brunch/Supper Menu)
Happy 2015 everyone! I just wanted to take a quick moment to thank you for your readership and support in 2014. It was a rocky year both personally and professionally, as I continue to navigate the rather rocky road of full-time bloggership. Numerous family emergencies meant that my posting schedule was more erratic than I would have liked, and technical mishaps didn’t help... 

TRINIDAD EXPRESS FEATURE: Pass The Ponche! (includes recipe for Beetroot Punch de Creme)

TRINIDAD EXPRESS FEATURE: Pass The Ponche! (includes recipe for Beetroot Punch de Creme)
This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Trini Christmas I am delighted to be included in the Trinidad Express’ Saturday Feature (12/20/2014) on our local ‘eggnog’ Punch de Creme Love the different perspectives and recipes, including one for that increasingly popular variant Beetroot! If you want my own recipe for Punch de Creme you can snag it by clicking this link. Read the article... 
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Sorrel Drink (recipe & video)

Sorrel Drink (recipe & video)
Christmas in Trinidad is a diverse multicultural affair. Not just for the Christian population, but also through the secular participation of the nation at large through the enjoyment of our local christmas songs (called parang) and especially the creation and consumption of our traditional Christmas foods. No Christmas in Trinidad would be complete without some rum-soaked black cake cold thick Punch... 

Trinidad Black Cake (recipe)

Trinidad Black Cake (recipe)
This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Trini ChristmasLike sorrel, Black Cake in Trinidad is a Christmas institution. Made predominantly of alcohol drenched prunes, currants and raisins, variations abound (and I love taste testing when we make the visiting rounds). Still, the best black cake is always the recipe that one grew up with. In this case my black cake comes from my aunt, who also uses this... 

In Trinidad, Christmas is Parang! (video & holiday recipe roundup)

In Trinidad, Christmas is Parang! (video & holiday recipe roundup)
What is Parang? Well Parang is the soundtrack to Christmas here in Trinidad. More than that however Parang is also a culture, a way of life that sweeps through my island after the lights of Eid and Divali have been put away. The What is Parang? webpage has a wonderful overview of the history and features of Trinidad Parang. ‘Parang’ is the present Trinidadian interpretation of the Spanish... 

EVENT: Bailey’s Dulce de Leche Launch!

EVENT: Bailey's Dulce de Leche Launch!
Wednesday, November 5 2014 saw the T&T launch of Bailey’s newest flavour ‘Dulce de Leche’ at the recently opened Rizzoni’s Ristorante Italiano and I was thrilled to participate in the event. My day started at 4:30 a.m. and was a blur of morning show appearances, mid-day photo-taking (behind the camera) and then more picture taking (this time in front)... 
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F1RST.com launches “Menus and Catalogues” feature

Consumers in Trinidad and Tobago will soon be able to browse specific products, services and menu items of local businesses online through the new Menus and Catalogues feature being released by the search platform, F1RST.com. The Menus and Catalogues feature will empower consumers to make purchasing decisions for a meal or product directly from the palm of their hands in a fast and convenient way.... 

Sundae Fest 2014

Sundae Fest 2014
After an amazing debut Sundae Fest is back for its second year. If you missed my writeup of last year’s festivities check it out here. This is definitely one culinary event that is worth marking down Sundae 20th July 2014 – its back!!! The double scoop! Sundae Fest is centered on family, friends, fun and Ice Cream! The event venue will be dramatically designed and transformed... 

At the launch of Franciacorta wines – “the champagne of Italy” #trinidad #caribbean #wine #drink #drinks #foodporn

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Cumin Potato Orange Spinach Salad with Mango Chutney Dressing (via Instagram)

I came up with this recipe for Episode 6 of “Sweet Han’: Caribbean Cooking with Sarina”. All who had it dubbed it an instant fave from the very first bite. It combines all the elements that I consider essential to a successful salad – color, contrasts and texture. Get the recipe: http://www.trinigourmet.com/index.php/cumin-potato-orange-spinach-salad-with-mango-chutney-dressing-recipe-video/ via... 
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Charles Chocolates – Krik Krak

More gourmet brands are readily available now – both locally and foreign made. However when nostalgia hits and I want to be transported back to a simpler mood and time I still reach for a Krik Krak. via Instagram ift.tt/1jDKndv  Read More →
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A Sunny Tablescape (via Pinterest)

Info : Loving the sunny and organic vibe of this tablescape! May 21, 2014 at 03:15PM Check out more of my favourite tablescapes on the TriniGourmet “Caribbean Glam” tablescapes Pinterest board Follow Sarina’s board Tablescapes: Caribbean Glam™ By Request on Pinterest.  Read More →
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APRIL GIVEAWAY! 3 Questions with Debbie of Peppa Deb’s Original Caribbean Hot Sauce

APRIL GIVEAWAY! 3 Questions with Debbie of Peppa Deb's Original Caribbean Hot Sauce
Earlier this week I shared my review of a new product “Peppa Deb’s Original Caribbean Hot Sauce”. To learn more about its creator and how to enter to win a 3-bottle sampler of your very own, read on! “As a child growing up in San Fernando, I watched my father make his homemade pepper sauce from scratch using ingredients from the local market. I was inspired... 

APRIL GIVEAWAY/PRODUCT REVIEW: Peppa Deb’s Original Caribbean Pepper Sauce

APRIL GIVEAWAY/PRODUCT REVIEW: Peppa Deb's Original Caribbean Pepper Sauce
Last week I received an amazing 3-bottle sampler of Peppa Deb’s Original Caribbean Pepper Sauce. Available in hot, medium and spicy it was way too good not to share with y’all!  I don’t often use commercial pepper sauces, as my father makes an excellent one. Indeed I am often told that his recipe “Bertie’s Mega-Hot Pepper Sauce” is a fave of... 
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