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Watch Episode 10 of “Sweet Han’: Caribbean Cooking with Sarina”! (video)

Watch Episode 10 of “Sweet Han’: Caribbean Cooking with Sarina”! (video)
March has begun and I’m itching to get back into the kitchen and flex some culinary muscle with a dinner menu that will please you from start to finish. Joining me on air, live from Japan, Osaka-based Trinidadian songstress Alicia Saldenha who’ll be performing two tracks from her current album Menu(recipes coming soon!): • Spicy Fried Chicken • Bodi (Yard Long Beans) in Garlic Sauce •... 
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5 Questions with Shelley Chapman (video)

5 Questions with Shelley Chapman (video)
Tonight on Episode 9 of “Sweet Han’: Caribbean Cooking with Sarina” I’m thrilled to have Shelley Chapman of Eat Relate Love as my guest cook. This Jamaican-American wellness coach has been a part of my virtual ‘foodie’ circle for a little over two years. First really dialoguing with each other as inaugural participants in Sanura Weather’s Kwanzaa Culinarians... 

Watch Episode 9 of “Sweet Han’: Caribbean Cooking with Sarina”! (video)

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“Welcome to the second installment of my ‘Eat Ah Food’ series where I invite food bloggers and chefs to share their favourite Caribbean-inspired dishes with us! This week it’s my pleasure to welcome Jamaican-American food and wellness coach Shelley Chapman of Eat Relate Love into our hangout. She’ll be sharing her delicious Jerk Salmon Nachos, Mango Salsa and Avocado... 

Watch Episode 8 of “Sweet Han’: Caribbean Cooking with Sarina”! (video)

Watch Episode 8 of “Sweet Han’: Caribbean Cooking with Sarina”! (video)
“How is everyone? I hope well! I’m back and relaxed after a week off enjoying the madness that was Trinidad & Tobago Carnival. Now, it’s back to the kitchen, but I’m not feeling for anything too heavy or time-consuming. This vegan menu fits the bill for when you want something elegant and easy to enjoy, either on your own, or with others! We’ll start off with my glam approach to... 

Watch Episode 7 of “Sweet Han’: Caribbean Cooking with Sarina”! (video)

Watch Episode 7 of “Sweet Han’: Caribbean Cooking with Sarina”! (video)
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and whether you are single or attached I love any reason to make a fuss over oneself. This week I’m preparing a romantic meal that is no-fuss, no-hassle, and definitely Caribbean in flavour! Joining us on-air will be my ‘long-time’ friend, Tobagonian-born pannist, Rony Perry. He’ll be playing us into Trinidad’s world-famous Carnival... 
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Watch Episode 6 of “Sweet Han’: Caribbean Cooking with Sarina”! (video)

Watch Episode 6 of “Sweet Han’: Caribbean Cooking with Sarina”! (video)
We’ve made it through the first month of 2013 and it’s time to celebrate! We’re going to indulge and we’re going to do it healthily. I’ve prepared a vegan menu that is both filling and luxurious. We’ll start off with a light salad and soup that is bursting with Eastern flavours and Caribbean staples and pairing it with some silky smooth paratha roti. It’s all part of the guilt-free prep... 

Watch Episode 5 of “Sweet Han’: Caribbean Cooking with Sarina”! (video)

Watch Episode 5 of “Sweet Han’: Caribbean Cooking with Sarina”! (video)
This week I hosted the first “Eat Ah Food” episode of “Sweet Han’: Caribbean Cooking with Sarina”. Like my “Cookalong” episodes (the first of which was with Patrice Grell-Yursik a.k.a Afrobella), these episodes take us into the kitchens and pots of online notables (primarily of Caribbean origin/descent). However, where cookalongs feature a cook taking on one... 
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Watch Episode 4 of “Sweet Han’: Caribbean Cooking with Sarina”! (video)

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After my little ‘cookalong’ with Afrobella (click here for that recap and replay) I was back in the kitchen on January 17th with a lineup that many tuned in and enjoyed! “It’s a New Year! Let’s keep those holiday resolutions going with a vegan and gluten-free menu of healthy Caribbean-inspired fare :)” Menu (recipes available at ow.ly/gS7KQ ): • Ochro Rice • Aubergine... 
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Watch Episode 3 of “Sweet Han’: Caribbean Cooking with Sarina”! (video)

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It’s time for the first episode of “Sweet Han’” for 2013, and also my first cookalong! I’m beyond thrilled to share the stage with none other than Trinidad-born fashion and beauty blogger Patrice Yursik a.k.a Afrobella. I’ll be talking her through my recipe for Trinidad Stewed Fish and she’ll be preparing one of her exclusive cocktails. Photo Credit: Mark... 
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Watch the 2nd episode of “Sweet Han’: Caribbean Cooking With Sarina”! (video)

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It’s Christmas season here in Trinidad & Tobago. The sounds of parang are in the air and cheer and food abound! That’s why episode 2 of “Sweet Han: Caribbean Cooking With Sarina” was all about adding a dash of Holiday Glam to your table this year. The Menu:(click here for all the recipes) • Butterflied Roast Chicken with Spicy Molasses Glaze • Jamaican Rice and Peas • Coleslaw •... 
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Review – Souk 2012: Trinidad & Tobago Drinks Festival

Review - Souk 2012: Trinidad & Tobago Drinks Festival
November 3rd, 2012 was the launch of Souk: Trinidad & Tobago Drinks Festival, mistakenly billed by some as the first in Trinidad & Tobago (I seem to be the only person that remembers More Vino’s first and only deVine festival). Pesky details aside, Souk was nevertheless a multi-sensory feast for all who attended. Doors opened at 4p.m. and didn’t close until the following morning.... 

Dominica Health & Wellness Program 14-15 May 2011: featuring Taymer Mason (author of Caribbean Vegan)

Dominica Health & Wellness Program 14-15 May 2011: featuring Taymer Mason (author of Caribbean Vegan)
Yesterday marked the start of the Dominica Health & Wellness program featuring Bajan blogger Taymer Mason, author of Caribbean Vegan! The program looks quite inspiring and it’s lovely to see the support that the event has gotten If you’re able to attend do let me know how it was! Tweet  Read More →

Emancipation Village 2010: African Food Fair Part 4 – Departure/Closing Thoughts

Emancipation Village 2010: African Food Fair Part 4 - Departure/Closing Thoughts
This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Emancipation Village 2010 With our stomachs full we decided to explore the right hand side of the Fair before leaving. This area was designated to traders and vendors of handiwork, clothing, and health items. Everything looked wonderful and I wished I had walked with more money. Some even took Mastercard/Visa, but alas I had walked solely with camera and cash... 

Emancipation Village 2010: African Food Fair Part 2 – Cassava Fries & Kelewele (video)

Emancipation Village 2010: African Food Fair Part 2 - Cassava Fries & Kelewele (video)
This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Emancipation Village 2010 After passing through the entrance it was time to head straight to the food court. Food was served in 2 main areas, one officially designated “Food Court” where most of the vendors were still absent or trying to keep dry beneath white tarpaulin, and the area shown above, which was close to the DJ Sound System and seemed to... 

Emancipation Village 2010: African Food Fair Part 1 – Arrival (video)

Emancipation Village 2010: African Food Fair Part 1 - Arrival (video)
This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Emancipation Village 2010 August 1st was Emancipation Day here in Trinidad & Tobago. A public holiday since 1985 its definition has recently been expanded as a recognition of the struggles of all the ethnic groups who came here in servitude. At its heart though it remains essentially a time of remembrance of the African Slavery Experience. For several years... 

Sauté Trinbago 2010: Part 7 – Closing Thoughts (video)

Sauté Trinbago 2010: Part 7 - Closing Thoughts (video)
This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Sauté Trinbago For the past few days I’ve been reviewing the recently held Sauté Trinbago food event. If you’ve been following along I hope you have enjoyed the photos and videos that I’ve shared. If you’ve missed any of the posts to date you can quickly catch up by clicking the series navigation bar above this post, or if you are reading... 

Sauté Trinbago 2010: Part 6 – Shurwayne Winchester (video)

Sauté Trinbago 2010: Part 6 – Shurwayne Winchester (video)
This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Sauté Trinbago Last to the stage was soca artiste Shurwayne Winchester. I was blown away by his set, which felt more like a mixtape on steroids. Seamless and flawless, he and his band (Y.O.U) combined elements of hiphop, his own soca hits (and those of others), and also wisely drew kaiso classics into the tapestry, creating a beautiful showcase of local music... 

Sauté Trinbago 2010: Part 5 – Oasis Carnival Band Launch 2011 (video)

Sauté Trinbago 2010: Part 5 – Oasis Carnival Band Launch 2011 (video)
This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series Sauté Trinbago The next thing on the evening’s agenda was the launch of a new Carnival band Oasis. From the opening notes of Shakira’s “Ojos Asi” I was drawn in… Oasis Carnival Band Launch 2011 Playlist (6 videos) All in all I think that Oasis did an exceptional job presenting their inaugural face to the world. By the end... 

Sauté Trinbago 2010: Part 4 – The Evening’s Entertainment (video)

Sauté Trinbago 2010: Part 4 – The Evening’s Entertainment (video)
This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series Sauté TrinbagoAfter the magnificence of the Picton Folk Performing Company’s offering, I could be forgiven for thinking that I could take a little time out between performances. The organisers however clearly had different plans. It was not long before the notes of Shakira’s “Waka Waka” started to play as the MC announced that the bMobile... 

Sauté Trinbago 2010: Part 3 – The Picton Folk Performing Company (video)

Sauté Trinbago 2010: Part 3 – The Picton Folk Performing Company (video)
This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Sauté Trinbago Prior to last Saturday’s performance I was completely unaware of the existence of the Picton Folk Performing Company. As a result, I feel really grateful to Cloud Nine, the organisers of Sauté Trinbago, for the exceptional level of talent which they allowed to shine from the event’s start to its end. Opening with a young charismatic...