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Trinidad Saheena (recipe)

Trinidad Saheena (recipe)
I made these traditional Indo-Trinidadian appetizers last year as part of my Eid menu. Chopped spinach stirred into a splitpea flour base and then fried, delish! I prefer mine relatively light , especially when fresh out of the oil, but some make theirs denser. The final result will depend on how thick your prefer your batter. Saheena are perfectly paired with your favourite chutney and some hot pepper... 

‘Raw’ Tomato & Macadamia Mozzarella Linguine (recipe)

'Raw' Tomato & Macadamia Mozzarella Linguine (recipe)
When I first learnt about Chef Spotlight Dinners organised by Joelen of Joelen’s Culinary Event I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to showcase another raw dish and to learn about those chefs who specialise in preparing (and popularizing) raw cuisine. Among the key names that I came across (and whose work really resonated with me) were Chad Sarno, Sarma Melngailis, and Roxanne Klein.... 

Vidalia Onion Fritters (recipe)

Vidalia Onion Fritters (recipe)
I first made these fritters as part of last year’s Sukkot menu. They are much sweeter and lighter than one would expect. And the soaking of the onions in the batter ensures that the onion flavour mellows and evenly distributes. It also makes the onion much softer, so that it almost melts in your mouth. I don’t know about you but I just hate when I bite into an onion ring and the onion... 

Best Ever Lentil Soup (recipe)

Best Ever Lentil Soup (recipe)
Don’t you just love when a recipe has superlatives built right into the title? 😆 This recipe for ‘Best Ever Lentil Soup’ was one that came bundled with my copy of MacGourmet and comes from the beautiful vegan blog Vegalicious. In the past the only lentil soups that I’ve tried have had either a West Indian flair, or an East Indian slant, so the first few sips of this version... 

Zucchini Pasta with Marinara Sauce (recipe)

Zucchini Pasta with Marinara Sauce (recipe)
Today’s post was inspired by Kochtoph’s Food-O-Graphie event where food bloggers talk a little about the technical preferences that they have behind the photos that they share. As I sometimes get asked what camera I use for my shots I thought it may be helpful for some of you out there The pic above is of a raw zucchini pasta with marinara sauce that I made as a quick lunch this New Year’s... 

‘Raw’ Avocado Icecream (recipe)

'Raw' Avocado Icecream (recipe)
MMMM avocado. I’ve had more than my fair share this month as an experimental week of Raw Eating became a gradual lifestyle change. I’ve always loved avocados. All they need is a little salt and black pepper at the peak of their ripeness to turn their rich creamy texture into something almost other-worldly. Until this week however, I’ve only ever thought of them as a savoury ingredient.... 

Arepas (recipe)

Arepas (recipe)
Earlier this year when my mother was diagnosed with severe gluten-related allergies it came as a surprise to her, and us. We never realized such an allergy could rear its head so late in a person’s life. After seeing what she went through physically in the weeks it took to diagnose we have all gone the extra step to make sure that gluten-free dishes and snacks are on hand. This being Trinidad... 

Homemade Tomato Soup (recipe)

Homemade Tomato Soup (recipe)
This recipe from Michael Chiarello is one of my all-time faves for tomato soup. It is so simple and easy to put together. Since I originally made it earlier this year, on a rainy evening, it has become one of my fail-safes for when I get late-night hunger pangs. With it’s warm smooth texture I can only imagine, it would be a lovely wintertime snack as well for those of you in the Winter latittudes... 

Pumpkin Pone (recipe)

Pumpkin Pone (recipe)
First of all, thanks so much for all the kind comments and messages from those of you who took a moment to send my mom your support as she adjusts to her new gluten-free life. We were all quite surprised and happy Thanks also to Johanna who let me know that many brands of cornflakes contain malt extract, a no-no for those with celiac disease. I had no idea about this, and as always knowledge is power... 

Falafel (recipe)

Falafel (recipe)
Falafel is an item that depending on your part of the world is either par for the course, or an unheard of oddity. Growing up here in Trinidad falafels were not part of my culinary experience, however in the last few years, Syrian-Lebanese eateries have become more and more popular and Middle Eastern fare has become well-loved outside of their original ethnic communities. The falafels that I’ve... 

Glitter Gelatin Torte (recipe)

Glitter Gelatin Torte (recipe)
Earlier this year my mother fell seriously ill for several weeks. Numerous doctor visits and tests later it came back that she was suffering extreme toxicity due to an undiagnosed gluten allergy. This allergy appeared to manifest out of nowhere, but as with most things knowledge was power, and we all knew what had to be done to bring her back to health. In the months since it’s been a challenge... 

Fruit & Nut Cookies (recipe)

Fruit & Nut Cookies (recipe)
Happy Sorceress’ monthly Blog Party series was one of the first food events that I took part in and I have always marvelled at how she continues to come up with creative and interesting theme. That’s why it made perfect sense for me to choose the 40th hosting of her virtual cocktail party as my official re-entry into the world of online food events. This time around the theme is, most... 

Trinidad Sada Roti (recipe)

Trinidad Sada Roti (recipe)
Hoorah for World Bread Day! It’s been 2 years since I last participated and I was extremely not to miss the deadline this time around. Hosted each year by kochtopf World Bread Day aims to highlight bakers and bread recipes from around the world. Around this time of year the food blogosphere proliferates with temperate climate fall recipes. Pumpkin bread recipes especially... 

Almond-Peach Muffins (recipe)

Almond-Peach Muffins (recipe)
I first made these muffins late last year as the dessert portion of a Shabbat menu. Light, moist, and not too sweet they would make a perfect complement to an afternoon tea The recipe is also very forgiving in terms of composition. Feel free to vary the type of nuts and fruits used, you’ll notice that in the below pics I used walnuts. I’ve done so with no problems Something I also like... 

Braised Pumpkin and Potatoes (recipe)

Braised Pumpkin and Potatoes (recipe)
I’m always looking for interesting and creative side dishes. The kind that can be used both formally and informally. This recipe fit the bill. Warm creamy potatoes and sweet pumpkin slices combine to create an unexpected comfort food vibe, while the vibrant notes of fresh basil, make it exciting enough for guests’ palates. Braised Pumpkin and Potatoes Makes 6 to 8 servings INGREDIENTS: 3... 

“You Won’t Be Single For Long” Vodka Cream Pasta (recipe)

I first learnt about this Rachael Ray dish on Oprah and I won’t lie, as a single girl, the name roped me right in A dish that practically guarantees a proposal? Where can I sign up?! Sadly I have not had a chance to try it on any prospective suitors but after making it for my family I got many sated mumbles and murmurs. Puzzled, as the recipe itself is pretty simple and basic I realized that... 

Sarina’s Vegetarian “Krabby Patty” Burgers (recipe)

Sarina's Vegetarian
I normally don’t enter one of my recipes to multiple events but I’m in a bit of a time crunch and I really wanted to take part in Food In Film, as well as “Waiter There’s Something in my… Meatless Barbecue”. Having been a Film Major in college my eyes really lit up when I learned about the Food in Film event, there were so many great films I could choose from,... 

Angsotura 1919 (promo)

Angsotura 1919 (promo)
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Gnocchi Pomodoro (recipe)

Gnocchi Pomodoro (recipe)
I did it! I finally did it! I made gnocchi!! 😀 If you have been a reader of TriniGourmet since its early days you’ll know that making homemade pasta has been one of my biggest desires and one of my biggest fears. I still don’t have a pasta machine but having now made gnocchi I’m one step closer to crossing that hurdle 😀 I’ve heard many times that homemade pastas surpass... 

Trinidad Kachourie (recipe)

Trinidad Kachourie (recipe)
Several weeks ago a reader asked me to post a recipe for Trinidad Kachourie. Well, it’s taken me a while but here it goes! 😀 So what is kachourie, some of you may ask? Well kachourie appears to be Trinidad’s version of what is listed in Wikipedia as kachouri or kachouri: From Wikipedia: Kachori – More specifically spelled as Kachauri, a farsan or spicy Indian mouth watering... 

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