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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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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 →

Featured Chef: Ramin Ganeshram

Featured Chef: Ramin Ganeshram
Aloo Pie, Pigeon Peas & Rice, chow-chow?Ǩ Trinidadian food still is not well-known internationally, largely in part to a lack of published documentation (a fact which Trinifood expounds on here). Fortunately Ramin Ganeshram‘s Sweet Hands: Island Cooking From Trinidad And Tobagowas released in 2005 and is probably the most internationally available cookbook devoted to traditional Trinidadian... 

The Trinidad ‘Nutsman’ pt. 2 (video)

Earlier this year I showed you all a Trini nutsman, as they often appear when stationed on street corners. Nutsmen however can also be found on the move, as this video will show This particular nutsman should be familiar to all who travel through Morvant junction. Something that may be of interest to others is the fact that vendors of various goods can often be found at main intersections along... 

Mother’s Day 2007!

Mother's Day 2007!
I’m sitting here watching a Japanese chef on Discovery Travel & Living and finishing up my menu plan for this Mother’s Day. We’re gonna be having the following for a late lunch, and Tuesday mom and I will have a girl’s day out to see Spiderman 3. Hmm wonder what snacks I can whip up to sneak in!? • Fresh Green Bean Salad • Baked Ziti with Cauliflower • Friendship... 

Top 5 Desserts on TriniGourmet.com

Top 5 Desserts on TriniGourmet.com
1. Upside Down Chocolate Pudding – recipe This is a great recipe for anyone entertaining on short notice (or on a budget), as well as for those who consider themselves baking challenged. The recipe was a cinch to put together and seems to be practically foolproof in nature with results that are so decadent and beautiful that no one has to be any the wiser The pudding had a thin biscuit... 

Trinidad Dosti Roti (recipe) – a valiant attempt

Trinidad Dosti Roti (recipe) - a valiant attempt
As I mentioned long ago my past attempts at roti making have been nothing short of tragic. My mother has been hiding her tawa away from me for the past few years as a result, eyeing me suspiciously whenever I would plead for the co-ordinates to its whereabouts. I pleaded with every school of logic I could come up with. I was older now, wiser. How could I maintain a site called TriniGourmet and not...