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Salads! Our Top 10 of 2022

Salads! Our Top 10 of 2022

Am I the only one that vows to eat healthier every year? (Well in my case every Monday but I digresss). Here is a list of our top 10 Salad Posts of 2022 to help you to stay on track!

Announcing our new Amazon Storefront!

Announcing our new Amazon Storefront!

I am SO happy to -finally- announce the launching of our new storefront on Amazon! Since this blog’s inception I have been sharing my recommendations with you but now, for the first time in many years, Amazon has made it possible for me to assemble 

UPick Farm Trinidad (Review)

UPick Farm Trinidad (Review)

Nestled in the lush bamboo clusters of Trinidad’s Western peninsula’s Tucker Valley is the Upick Farm, Market & Restaurant. Last week Friday I enjoyed a leisurely breakfast there with one of my best friends and it was an experience I’m definitely looking forward to repeating! 

REVIEW: Comfee Countertop Dishwasher Mini Plus (6L)

REVIEW: Comfee Countertop Dishwasher Mini Plus (6L)

A little over a month ago I posted to TriniGourmet’s Facebook and Instagram that I was seriously considering getting a countertop dishwasher to lighten my post-stream cleanup load and ease my mother and myself overall. I had no idea that countertop dishwashers existed until about 

TriniGourmet’s Top 10 Posts of 2022!

TriniGourmet’s Top 10 Posts of 2022!

I can’t believe that we’re almost at the end of another year! Where did the time go?? As we tie up loose ends I thought I would share the top ten most popular posts on the site for 2022. Interestingly all of the dishes are 

Divali Menu

Divali Menu

Learn about Divali in Trinidad

Trinidad Independence Day Menu [MENU PLAN]

Trinidad Independence Day Menu [MENU PLAN]

Happy Independence Day T&T!  This year’s Trinidad Independence Day menu is a trifecta of the new, the old, and a twist on an old favourite 🙂  What will yours be this year? Of course, this year, like last year, celebrations will be mostly virtual and 

Emancipation Day in Trinidad & Tobago

Emancipation Day in Trinidad & Tobago

What is Emancipation Day? August 1st is Emancipation Day in Trinidad and Tobago, a public holiday. In 1985 Trinidad and Tobago became the first country in the world to commemorate the abolition of slavery with a national observance, and since that time several other countries 

Indian Arrival Day Menu

Indian Arrival Day Menu

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May 30th is Indian Arrival Day, a public holiday here in Trinidad and Tobago. Indian Arrival Day commemorates the arrival of the first East Indian labourers to our shores. From the National Library Website:Indian Arrival Day, celebrated on 30th May, commemorates the arrival of the 

Trinidad Coleslaw (recipe)

Trinidad Coleslaw (recipe)

How have I had this site for so long (16 years!) and not posted a recipe yet for Trini Coleslaw? I was so sure that I had, but only realised recently that the closest that I had was a recipe for Grated Carrot & Raisin 

The Naparima Girls’ High School Cookbook

The Naparima Girls’ High School Cookbook

The Naparima Girls’ High School Cookbook, better known in Trinidad & Tobago as the “Naps Cookbook”, is a collection of truly delicious local, regional & international recipes, with clear and simple steps to follow. It’s literally a national institution for home cooks at home and 

Cocoa Tea

Cocoa Tea

Who doesn’t love a warm mug of “cocoa tea”? Especially on overcast or rainy days! Made by grating bars of compressed spice-infused cocoa and simmering with full-cream milk (plant mylks should be as full-bodied as possible) and sugar before straining, the final result is both 

MEMORY: Travel Channel “Delicious Destinations: Trinidad & Tobago” (2017)

MEMORY: Travel Channel “Delicious Destinations: Trinidad & Tobago” (2017)

I started TriniGourmet in 2006 with the aim of sharing my love for my culture and cuisine not just with the world but also with the local population. I wanted to help elevate our understanding, conversations, and collective depictions so that we would understand what 

Sweet & Sticky Shiitake Mushrooms

Sweet & Sticky Shiitake Mushrooms

From time to time on my Twitch stream a viewer gets the chance to select an ingredient that I should develop a dish around. My most recent challenge however has been, well a challenge! If anyone knows where I can get poppyseeds here in Trinidad 

8 Bright & Nutritious Salads From Our Archives!

8 Bright & Nutritious Salads From Our Archives!

Here are 8 of our most popular salads posted through the years. Fom fresh salsas to lightly steamed vegetables, you are sure to find something to enjoy! 1. East Indian Chickpea Salad In Trinidad cuisine chickpeas (channa) are routinely served curried or fried. Rarely do 

Quick Salmon Curry [Recipe]

Quick Salmon Curry [Recipe]

Not sure I got the best capture of this Salmon Curry (I wish I had added some more chadon beni garnish now) but trust me when I say that it was delicious! I first developed an affection for fish curries, when I made and posted 

Quick Tequila Chicken [Recipe (Oven & AirFryer Methods]

Quick Tequila Chicken [Recipe (Oven & AirFryer Methods]

Tequila Chicken is a recipe that I would read about in the early years of food blogging and was always curious about. I never got a chance to try it though until I started building up my own “personal bar”. Tequila just wasn’t a liquor 

Kingfish Steaks in Coconut-Chili Sauce [Recipe]

Kingfish Steaks in Coconut-Chili Sauce [Recipe]

Here’s a look at yesterday’s lunch of Kingfish Steaks in Coconut-Chili Sauce, a dish that while South Asian-inspired definitely has its own fusion flair. It’s warm and spicy, but also creamy and filling. It was definitely one of those occasions when you hit the kitchen, 

Trinidad’s World-Famous KFC Zinger Chicken Sandwich [Recipe] (Gluten-Free Version Included)

Trinidad’s World-Famous KFC Zinger Chicken Sandwich [Recipe] (Gluten-Free Version Included)

Oh yes, the world-famous KFC Zinger. One day we’ll be able to turn to future generations and tell them about the days when all the KFCs of Trinidad & Tobago closed their doors and turned off their lights. Wanna talk about a good ghost story? 

Roasted (Scotch Bonnet) Pepper Chutney [Recipe]

Roasted (Scotch Bonnet) Pepper Chutney [Recipe]

Roasted Pepper Chutney?! It’s not much of a surprise that many Trinbagonians like more than a little heat in their dishes. I mean, considering many of the hottest peppers in the world originated here it makes perfect sense! Having said that, although I’ve had a 

Spiritual/Shouter Baptist Day Menu

Spiritual/Shouter Baptist Day Menu

Photo: Sookdeo Baney Today, March 30 is Spiritual Baptist/Shouter Liberation Day in Trinidad & Tobago. From Wikipedia: Spiritual/Shouter Baptist Liberation Day is an annual public holiday celebrated in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, on March 30. The holiday commemorates the repeal on March 30, 

Trinitario Chocolate Stout [Review]

Trinitario Chocolate Stout [Review]

Late last year I was invited to taste the world’s first Trinitario stout from the Trinidad & Tobago Fine Cocoa Company. Trinitario beer? Sign me up! Unfortunately, due to some personal tragedies that occurred shortly after, my post got set aside… until now. Produced in 

Cheers To New Beginnings!

Cheers To New Beginnings!

How’s everyone! I hope that you are enjoying the rejuvenated content and updates. Do trust that there is much much more coming in the pipeline. I’ve been working quietly for many months behind the scenes on material, and assembling a team around me to assist 

Baked Melongene and Tomato With Cheese [Recipe]

Baked Melongene and Tomato With Cheese [Recipe]

I don’t know about you, but the time is always right in my book for comfort food! This recipe for Baked Melongene and Tomato with Cheese from Trinidad’s culinary pioneer, Sylvia Hunt, ticks all the boxes. Warm? Check! Gooey? Check! Affordable ingredients? You definitely want