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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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5 Trini Soups & Stews to enjoy this Carnival!

5 Trini Soups & Stews to enjoy this Carnival!
  Carnival time is not a time when one wants to be stuck behind the stove for any length of time. That’s why soups and stews that don’t need to be tended at length, and that can be enjoyed for more than one day, are popular. Whether you’re enjoying these at home, by a friend, or as part of the menu at many of the ‘all-inclusive’ fetes that dot the islands, they’re... 

NEWS: Trinidadian Chef Hasan Defour opens Caribbean restaurants in Singapore!

NEWS: Trinidadian Chef Hasan Defour opens Caribbean restaurants in Singapore!
Life! joins the 37-year-old chef, who was born in Trinidad and Tobago, on a trip to Tekka Market in Little India, one of his favourite places to look for ingredients. Curated from To Tekka for ingredients, AsiaOne Soshiok News Loved this article which explores the similarities and differences between Singaporean cuisine/ingredients and Caribbean. Defour has already made quite a name for himself in... 
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WINE FIND: RICCI CURBASTRO Franciacorta Rosé Brut

via Instagram ift.tt/1CXttg8 Franciacorta is a small wine-producing area in Lombardy, northern Italy. It is famous for its high-quality sparkling wines, which are made in a very similar fashion to Champagne. Although relatively unknown in global terms (compared to Moscato and Prosecco), Franciacorta is widely regarded as Italy’s finest sparkling wine. “The wines, made from chardonnay,... 
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6 Trini Appetizers to enjoy this Carnival

6 Trini Appetizers to enjoy this Carnival
Many of the appetizers that you will find at local events have their origin in Trinidad’s amazing street foods and snacks. Due to a long history of colonization and immigration our culinary landscape is a dizzying amalgamation of European, African, Indian, Chinese and Middle Eastern that continues to shift and evolve even as it pays homage to its past. These six appetizers however have stood... 

RECIPE: Sarina’s Ginger Chicken with Cabbage

RECIPE: Sarina's Ginger Chicken with Cabbage
  It’s funny how life goes. I brought in the New Year full of the greatest plans and resolutions, among them more time devoted to self-care and recipe creation. Then, my parents both contracted the Chikungunya virus within one day of each other and my carefully constructed schedules were thrown out the window! If you are unaware, the Chikungunya Virus (or Chik-V as its referred to locally)... 

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 10 of 10 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... 
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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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