Causa a la Chiclayana – Potatoes with Fish & Vegetables (recipe)

From April 17-19 2009 Trinidad will host the Fifth Summit of the Americas. In recognition of this event, I am cooking my way through the dishes of the member countries. Enjoy! 🙂 My first stop on my culinary tour of the member states that will 

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 

Chicken Cacciatore (recipe)

Big Night, was a movie that I knew nothing about until becoming aware of it via Joelen’s Culinary Adventures “Foodie Film” event. Warm and poignant the movie centers around the ambitions of two brothers, Italian immigrants to the US, intent on making their dreams of 

‘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 

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 

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 

Ants in A Tree (recipe)

I first learnt of this recipe via Sara Moulton‘s excellent (and now defunct) Food Network series “Sara’s Secrets”. It was my first introduction to the culinary history of Singapore, and I’ve been hooked on learning as much as I can ever since. Much like Trinidad 

Tyler’s Texas Chili (recipe)

This month’s “They Go Well Together” challenge, asked food bloggers to prepare dishes that combined meat and chocolate. Unlike prior challenges this one was rather second nature to me as I have been adding chocolate to my chilis for several years now. Sounds weird? Not 

Eggplant Ragout with Tomatoes, Peppers and Ground Beef (recipe)

Eggplant is one of my favorite plants so it was with great joy that I saw that it was the main focus of this month’s JFI food challenge. Here in Trinidad you can find the eggplant called by many different names. In the course of 

Pasta with Basil, Tomatoes and Lemon Zest (recipe)

I’m trying to make a greater effort to consistently take part in Weekend Herb Blogging (hosted this time around by its founder Kalyn). This week I thought I would focus on basil – mainly because its an herb that we grow at home and I 

Jamaican Fricassee Chicken (recipe)

Jamaican Fricassee Chicken (recipe)

Jamaican fricassee chicken is one of my mother’s favorite dishes. As a result I have submitted this recipe to FF#2: Your Mother’s Favorite Dish. 🙂 The end result looks quite similar to Trinidad Stewed Chicken (something I should post soon!) but the taste is quite 

Trinidad Chicken Chow Mein (recipe)

Trinidad Chicken Chow Mein (recipe)

Chicken chow mein is a perennial fave of mine, especially with PLENTY of soy sauce 🙂 It was another of the dishes that I made in February as part of my Year of the Pig menu 🙂 Last year Trinidad celebrated the 200th Anniversary of 

Coconut Chicken Curry (recipe)

I love recipes that come together in a flash with minimal prep and cleanup. This is one of those recipes and it was delicious! 🙂 It comes from the website. For those who don’t already know Grace is one of the largest (if not 

Vegetable Curry In A Hurry (recipe)

This has to be one of my favorite recent recipes. Its twist (for me) comes from the addition of mango chutney near the end. This really gives it a sweet n savoury kick that is hard for others to put their finger on. Since this