Paneer Butter Masala (recipe) & Life Update!

Paneer Butter Masala (recipe) & Life Update!

Creamy and spicy Paneer Butter Masala is a fave Indian dish of mine and it’s even better when made with homemade paneer!

Sarina’s Vegetarian “Paramin Surprise” Sandwich” (I’m on to the Semi-Finals!) (recipe)

“And the winner is…” My breath froze as I waited to hear the next words from Joel Villafana, host of the popular morning program “Cup of Joe”. When he said “Sarina Bland of” I was just about ready to pass out! That day had 

Eggplant Cutlets: Cotolette Di Melanzane (recipe)

This post was first published February 8, 2009. It has been updated once since then. What do you get when you combine Fried Eggplant with the skill and experience of a world class chef? These out of this world ‘Eggplant Cutlets’. Like many of the 

Ricotta Gnocchi (recipe)

Hey, I’m back! For now at least 🙂 I think this is the longest I’ve been ‘away’ since getting back into my blogging groove. My profuse apologies but sometimes, offline demands make themselves unavoidable and require all my attention! So this and my next few 

Lasagne of Emilia-Romagna (Lasagne Verdi al Forno) (recipe)

I did it! I finally bit the bullet, pushed through my fear and made pasta! That’s right, thanks to Daring Bakers, I have finally achieved something that I’ve wanted to do since starting this blog in 2006 🙂 With the late showing of this post 

Chef Bryant Terry & Cajun-spiced, Open-faced Red Pepper Frittata Sandwiches (recipe)

Chef Bryant Terry & Cajun-spiced, Open-faced Red Pepper Frittata Sandwiches (recipe)

February is Black History Month and with it comes A Taste of Ebony, a food challenge hosted by Joelen of Joelen’s Culinary Adventures highlighting the work and recipes of Black chefs and food celebrities. When I began TriniGourmet Black food personalities were almost a shadow 

Black Bean Soup with Cilantro Pesto (recipe)

Without a doubt this is definitely one of the best bean soup recipes that I have tried. I have no idea where I got it from, it’s been floating in my recipe file for more than a few years. One of the reasons why I 

“Blanched” Basil Pesto (recipe)

Writing is a funny thing. Some days the words seem to flow effortlessly and other days it’s a struggle. I’ve spent the last few hours hemming and hawing around beginning this post and it really isn’t anything that complex or profound. If it wasn’t for 

Jason’s Kosher Antipasto Platter

Sunday October 19, was my sweetie’s birthday and I wanted to do something special for him to mark the occasion. Last year I went all out so I felt some pressure to not lower the bar this time around. The only problem was that the 

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

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 

Jamaican Cornmeal and Cheese Cakes (recipe)

Jamaican Cornmeal and Cheese Cakes (recipe)

Most of the recipes that I post here have been made on a Friday for Shabbat dinner, however there is a significant amount of recipes that are also made around 7p.m. when I get the ‘munchies’. This recipe for Jamaican cornmeal and cheese cakes is 

Bagna Romano (recipe)

My anchovy fixation continues and everyone in my home is loving it! This recipe for Bagna Romano couldn’t be any simpler. Pasta, anchovies, garlic and cheese. That’s it! The pasta is so delicious it is a meal in itself! From: Cooking with Three Ingredients: Flavorful 

Cauliflower au Gratin (recipe)

Cheesy and tangy, this is a rich, buttery ,and all-so-easy, way to enjoy your vegetables 😀

Baked Ziti with Cauliflower: Ziti Gratinati (recipe)

There is something about the dishes that I’ve tried so far from America’s master chef Mario Batali. Something very clean, simple and almost spartan. I really appreciate how his recipes allow the flavours of his ingredients to shine, and how he creates an interplay of