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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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Batter-Fried Zucchini (recipe)

Batter-Fried Zucchini (recipe)
Fried vegetables in a light, almost meringue-like, batter. Delicious! Although this recipe calls for squash or zucchini I used up veggies that I had on hand (cauliflower, potatoes, mushrooms and more!) The results were just as excellent. This is -the- perfect beer food Tweet  Read More →

Angelo’s on Ariapita

Angelo's on Ariapita
The above advert for a restaurant (new?) called Angelo’s caught my eye in the Saturday Express. Ariapita Avenue is the main culinary artery for dining in and around Port-of-Spain and it really is amazing how many restaurants it seems able to contain! I think I”ll have to check them out, especially as Tiramisu is currently my Häagen Dazs flavour of choice (for reasons that will be posted... 

Chubby Soda (now in 6-packs!)

Chubby Soda (now in 6-packs!)
If there’s one thing that can’t be denied it’s that Trinis love their soda (or ‘sweet drink’ as its commonly called). Growing up here I was spoiled to an endless array of flavours that I thought would be matched or surpassed when I went to the US for 5 years. Sadly this was not the case. Flavours here mimic the natural (passionfruit, banana, mango, mauby, apple, grapefruit... 

Friendship Cookies (recipe)

Friendship Cookies (recipe)
There are three things that are always in stock in my mom’s pantry, onions, garlic and ginger. We use ginger in so many dishes it’s not funny! I suspect it’s a holdover from the Chinese part of her heritage Most recently I used ginger in a sweet, rather than savoury, recipe when I made my mom a batch of Friendship Cookies for Mother’s Day. As a result, I thought that this... 

Nyam #2: Canada’s kslobodian is sump.tuo.us

Nyam #2: Canada's kslobodian is sump.tuo.us
Confused by my title? Don’t be This is simply the second in my Nyam series For those who are newer to this blog, Nyam was a series I started last year where I interview the creators of food blogs that capture my imagination and appetite My first interview was with fellow Trini blogger Chennette. This time I shifted my gaze to the far north, Vancouver Canada to be exact. Canada is a country... 

Taste of T&T 2007 – Flyer

Taste of T&T 2007 - Flyer
The Taste of Trinidad & Tobago is here! Click image to enlarge/read details Tweet  Read More →

Chefs Catalog Memorial Day Sale!

Chefs Catalog Memorial Day Sale!
From now through May 31st, CHEFS Catalog is offering Free Shipping on all orders of $99 or more! Be sure to check out their Memorial Day Sale as well. Tweet  Read More →

Taste of T&T 2007 – Gourmet Ticket in Hand!

Taste of T&T 2007 - Gourmet Ticket in Hand!
My ticket for this weekend’s Taste of T&T is in my hands and boy am I getting excited! Isn’t it lovely? I picked it up at Joseph’s, one of the participating restaurants. It was my first time to their premises and I was very impressed by the layout. I will have to check them out soon hey Chennette and Lilandra wanna swap my Chicken Tandooris for your wine? Tweet  Read More →

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 Salad, something that I’ve heard a lot about, have even seen first hand, but never tried. Strange, considering that my own eating habits lean towards... 

Trini-Style Hamburgers (recipe)

Trini-Style Hamburgers (recipe)
I love burgers and I’ve made no attempt to hide my belief that Trini street burgers are extremely special So, when I saw that Writing At The Kitchen Table was having a burger challenge I knew I had to throw my hat into the ring and represent the ol’ Red, Black and White The only problem… I had never made a Trini street burger from scratch before! No problem, I have certainly... 

Taste of T&T 2007 – Chef & Gourmet Menu details

Taste of T&T 2007 - Chef & Gourmet Menu details
Well the menu and restaurant details for this weekend’s Taste of T&T are out, and I am impressed. These offerings sound delish! I am seriously reconsidering not shelling out for a gourmet ticket. Check ‘em out! ETA: Looks like I’ll be stuffing myself in Group C with Chennette and Lilandra Group C – Saturday: . Food Etcetera (Chef Dean Johnson): Spiced Rubbed Grilled... 

Fresh Express Shuts Down

Fresh Express Shuts Down
Photo from Lilandra‘s awesome Fresh Express Flickr Set News of Fresh Express’ demise comes as a great (and depressing) shock to me. Before my accident I relied heavily on their offerings to provide my lunchtime fare. From their teriyaki chicken salads to vegetarian wraps and roast beef sandwiches, I found the idea that fresh fast food could be obtained relatively cheaply at every supermarket... 

Have You Eaten At ‘Caribbean Flavours’ (NYC)?

Have You Eaten At 'Caribbean Flavours' (NYC)?
In my continuing quest to share the ins and outs of Trinbagonian cuisine I have decided that its time to also include our ‘ambassadors’. I’m talking about those brave mom and pop operations that open up at home and abroad offering our fare to foreigners and locals alike. The quality of these places can range from the sublime to the abysmal which is why I want to begin compiling... 

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 flair Tweet  Read More →

Ras-Al-Hanout (recipe)

Ras-Al-Hanout (recipe)
Late last year I wrote at some length on how ras-al-hanout had become one of my must-have ingredients. I had at that time promised the recipe, but it’s taken me a while to get around to actually sharing it As my supply was running low I figured this was as good a time as any to share this little ‘secret’, especially with those who may find their way here via Weekend Herb Blogging,... 

Blog Party #22: Jalapeno Bites & Smalta (video)

Blog Party #22: Jalapeno Bites & Smalta (video)
It’s been several months since I’ve last taken part in Happy Sorceress‘ monthly Blog Parties, and I’ve missed them! This month’s theme is the ‘Wild Wild West‘ and it took me a while to figure out how to interpret it. One of my first thoughts was to take it into a Wild Wild West Indian direction, but I thought that that would be copping out. Let me challenge... 

Roasted Vegetables with Curried Onions (recipe)

Roasted Vegetables with Curried Onions (recipe)
This recipe is a great flavorful way to use up ends of vegetables that you may have on hand. As everything is prepared in the oven cleanup is a cinch and your time is freed up for other things Tweet  Read More →

The Best Of TriniGourmet.com (May 2007)

The Best Of TriniGourmet.com (May 2007)
Here is a compilation of my most popular posts so far this year, as broken down by category Enjoy! Trinidad Saltfish Accra – recipe (#1 Appetizer, #1 Brunch, #1 Fish recipe) In Trinidad accra is a puffy fried dough ball, made of a highly seasoned dough into which shredded saltfish has been mixed. I?��Ǩ�Ѣve had it at weddings, gatherings, and of course bought it from street vendors.... 

Curried Rice (recipe)

Curried Rice (recipe)
I have no idea why coconut and curry go together so well, but I’m sooo glad that they do This rice recipe leaves the rice grains moist and creamy Tweet  Read More →