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 

Chi Chi Dango Mochi [RECIPE]

Chi Chi Dango Mochi [RECIPE]

Is it just me or is the year speeding up ridiculously all of a sudden? I made these vegan and gluten-free Japanese Chi Chi Dango Mochi Cakes back in April on my Twitch stream but it already feels like years ago! This was my first 

Chocolate & Banana “Nice Cream” [RECIPE]

Chocolate & Banana “Nice Cream” [RECIPE]

A delicious treat, this Chocolate & Banana “Nice Cream” uses only three vegan ingredients for its base. Add in all the mix-ins and toppings you want! When I made this on-stream last month, I polled my chat as to what mix-ins they wanted. I just 

Slow Cook Spiced Carrot Cake [RECIPE]

Slow Cook Spiced Carrot Cake [RECIPE]

It’s the end of another work week! Let’s wrap it up again with a lil sumting SWEET! I made this Slow Cook Spiced Carrot Cake on my Twitch stream a few weeks ago and it came out brilliantly! The slow cooker setting on my Instant 

Instant Pot Ice Cream Bread [RECIPE]

Instant Pot Ice Cream Bread [RECIPE]

We’ve made it to the end of the week! Let’s celebrate with some Instant Pot Ice Cream Bread! If you’re asking yourself “What on earth is Ice Cream Bread?” don’t worry! You’re not alone! I had never heard of this concoction before a month or 

Quick & Easy Flan [RECIPE]

Quick & Easy Flan [RECIPE]

  OK! Not being biased but I think that this “Quick & Easy Flan” is the best flan I’ve -ever- made! Okay, it’s also the -only- flan I’ve ever made but let’s not dwell on such little details! This recipe for “Quick & Easy Flan” 

Trinidad Paime (recipe)

Trinidad Paime (recipe)

This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series Trini Christmas

As promised, here is a recipe for Paime (pron. PAY-me)! Paime is basically a sweet version of the savoury pastelle. I only recently discovered that Paime is also a traditional Xmas dish. Well that explains why it seemed I never could find it lol! No 

Trinidad Black Cake (recipe)

Trinidad Black Cake (recipe)

This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series Trini Christmas

Like sorrel, Black Cake in Trinidad is a Christmas institution. Made predominantly of alcohol drenched prunes, currants and raisins, variations abound (and I love taste testing when we make the visiting rounds). Still, the best black cake is always the recipe that one grew up 

Coconut Sweetbread [Recipe] + Only 6 Days Left in my Special Patreon Famalay Offer!

Coconut Sweetbread [Recipe] + Only 6 Days Left in my Special Patreon Famalay Offer!

A while back on my Instagram/Facebook Stories I asked which recipes I should post next. Coconut sweetbread was a popular choice! What a great excuse to get flour back on my hands, which is exactly what I did to prepare this loaf for my most 

Dorie Greenspan’s Molasses Cake

Dorie Greenspan’s Molasses Cake

Man oh man it feels so good to be back in the kitchen again!  I haven’t baked in ages, definitely not for the year, so I thought that it would be fun to try my hand , last month, at a cake for my monthly 

Kicking Ice Cream Up A Notch – Trini Style!

Have you tried splashing Angostura bitters on your ice cream? Because Angostura has a light uplifting flavour with some citrusy undertones I find it works better with pale colored icecreams like vanilla and citrus-flavored icecreams like orange and lemon. This post was originally published November 

Trinidad Kurma (recipe)

Trinidad Kurma (recipe)

Kurma is one of my favourite Trinidadian snacks. Fried mouthfuls of spiced dough in a sugary glaze, they can be found and purchased throughout the island at school ‘tuck shops’, pharmacies, supermarkets and corner shops. East Indian in origin they are also a staple treat 

Broiled Banana Cake (recipe)

Broiled Banana Cake (recipe)

Hey everyone, here’s yet another installment of my ongoing Caribbean Beachcomber 1969 series. This year has all been about rediscovering vintage Caribbean Cookbooks and recipes from eras past. I’ve only scratched the tip of the iceberg so far, and am so excited about what 2011 

Top 5 Cake Recipes on TriniGourmet.com (updated October 2010)

1. Trinidad Black Cake (recipe) Black Cake in Trinidad is a Christmas tradition. Made predominantly of alcohol drenched prunes, currants and raisins, variations abound 2. Mango Cake (recipe) This mango cake is very light and elegant in appearance, especially when topped with a dash of 

Sarina’s Independence Day Coconut Sugar Cakes (recipe)

Sarina’s Independence Day Coconut Sugar Cakes (recipe)

This post was originally published September 1, 2008. It has been updated once since then I call these my Independence Day Sugar Cakes because I have foregone the traditional colors of pink and white, for our national colours of red, white and black. Despite the 

Vegan No-Bake Peanut Butter Fudge (recipe)

Vegan No-Bake Peanut Butter Fudge (recipe)

No-bake fudge? I had never heard of such a thing before and was skeptical that this recipe would actually work. But it did and the final result was very satisfying! The only thing I’m not sure of is whether the squares would stay firm at