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Mauby Bark: Three Things You May Not Know

Mauby Bark: Three Things You May Not Know
Mauby bark by Lisa Fagg, on FlickrOver the years I have, like many Trinidadians, enjoyed my share of cold frosty mauby. As I’ve previously written, it was something that my Aunt always seemed to have in her fridge when I was a child. Those days however are long gone. My aunt no longers bother to make mauby and even at home my parents prefer, like others, to buy bottles of concentrate, replete... 

How many eggs should a person consume a day?

How many eggs should a person consume a day?
This post was originally published on June 21, 2006. It has been updated three times since then. First they were good for you. Then they were bad. Then they were good again. Trying to keep up with the ‘experts’ is a dizzying game sometimes! Still, when my mother expressed concern over my consuming an egg a day I decided to find out what the most recent consensus is. Up until 2006,... 

Jamaican Cornmeal Porridge (recipe)

Jamaican Cornmeal Porridge (recipe)
This post was originally published on April 1, 2007. It has been updated once since then In 2007 I was asked to share Five (Foodie) Things Most People Don’t Know About Me. One of them was that cornmeal porridge is one of my ultimate comfort foods. My Jamaican mother made it regularly for me as a child, particularly if I was unwell or feeling particularly downtrodden. Cornmeal porridge holds... 

MSG and Me

MSG and Me
Recently, within minutes of eating one of my mother’s egg foo yungs, I found myself developing a splitting migraine headache and growing weak. The onset was so rapid and violent that I became alarmed. Only a few days prior the same incident had happened to me, and somewhere within my consciousness I remembered that it also was after I had had one of her meals. In the past only one ingredient... 

Choices on Tempo: Roots, Reality, Culture (video)

Here at TriniGourmet I always try to maintain a balance between indulgence and healthy living. It is this type of balance that I think is the key to a harmonious life and overall wellness. Although my focus here is food, this blog and my everyday reality doesn’t exist in a vacuum. Unfortunately a balanced approach to living is all too often not being passed on to the younger generations in our... 

BBM 2.0 – Le Saunier Fleur de Sel de Camargue (French Sea Salt)

BBM 2.0 - Le Saunier Fleur de Sel de Camargue (French Sea Salt)
Sea Salt! I love Sea Salt! I started buying it a few years ago after TruValu stopped stocking kosher salt. I loved its coarse texture, intense flavour and of course, being the health hippy that I was raised to be, its trace mineral goodness. Normally I buy Celtic Sea Salt at HiLo -at an obscene price- but lately Cuisine (a local brand) has been producing a sea salt that is very affordable. I don’t... 

Organic Market – Trinidad

Organic Market - Trinidad
Found the following online. Definitely interested in checking it out! Title: Organic Market Category: Community/Festival Time: Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Contact: Gillian Goddard Venue: Rear Cottage, 80 Roberts St, Port of Spain Phone Contact: 868 379-6860 or 722-8559 Complete Description: Every Saturday Sun Eaters Organics holds a vibrant organic market at 80 Roberts St, Woodbrook in... 

November’s Top 3 Healthy Eating Tips

November's Top 3 Healthy Eating Tips
Now that we are officially heading into holiday season I think it’s time to remember that joyful eating and healthy eating -CAN- go together! You’ll feel better engaging in moderation as well the following 3 quick tips for healthy eating during the holidays 1. Enjoy plenty of whole grains, fruits and vegetables. At least 1/2 of your bread/rice/cereal intake should be whole-grain. One... 

Study: Vegetables may keep brains younger

Study: Vegetables may keep brains younger
From Yahoo!News By LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer Mon Oct 23, 7:41 PM ET CHICAGO – New research on vegetables and aging gives mothers another reason to say “I told you so.” It found that eating vegetables appears to help keep the brain young and may slow the mental decline sometimes associated with growing old. On measures of mental sharpness, older people who ate more than two... 

Chocolate: Love at First Bite – or Sight

Chocolate: Love at First Bite - or Sight
A new study of people who crave chocolate shows that eating chocolate, or even just looking at a picture of it, turns on pleasure centers in the brains of cravers far more than in people who don’t crave the confection. Viewing pictures of chocolate also activates an area of the brain known to be involved in drug addiction. The study, by Ciara McCabe and Edmund Rolls of Oxford University in England,... 

Know Thy Olive!

Know Thy Olive!
Did you know that there are over 60 varieties of olives? The other day while watching the Food Network I saw one of the chefs in a supermarket of some sort looking for olives. My jaw dropped as I witnessed open containers (buffet style) of olives glistening like a multicolored mosaic of sorts. I had never realized that they came in so many different shapes, sizes and hues! Here in our local supermarkets... 

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