Chicken Cacciatore (recipe)

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 

Braised Chicken in Coconut Milk “Opor Ayam” (recipe)

Braised Chicken in Coconut Milk “Opor Ayam” (recipe)

Yum Yum Yum. Those are the best words I can find to describe the fragrant burst of flavours that this dish offers. And to think that I would never have found it if I hadn’t participated in

Crisp Lemon Chicken (recipe)

Crisp Lemon Chicken (recipe)

Roasts have always intimidated me. When I first started getting into cooking as a hobby they were one of the first things that I attempted, and let’s just say the results were often on the ‘slightly raw’ side. As a result, my family and I 

Ants in A Tree (recipe)

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 

Jamaican Sunday Lunch

Jamaican Sunday Lunch

Growing up, one of the things that I gradually began to realize set me aside from my friends and classmates was the fact that in my house Sunday lunch was never a ‘Trini’ affair. Roasted Chicken, Rice and Peas, Boiled Plaintain (shown above) replaced my 

Tyler’s Texas Chili (recipe)

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 

Sarina’s Savoury Peanut Chicken (recipe)

Sarina’s Savoury Peanut Chicken (recipe)

Ever since I learned that peanuts and chicken are a traditional pairing in many African cultures I have been intrigued and curious to try the combination myself. As Emancipation Day drew near I figured what could be a more perfect time to bite the bullet, 

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

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 

Trini-Style Hamburgers (recipe)

Trini-Style Hamburgers (recipe)

I love burgers and I’ve made no attempt to hide my belief that Trini street burgers are extremely special πŸ™‚ So, when I saw that Writing At The Kitchen Table was having a burger challenge I knew I had to throw my hat into the 

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. πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚ It was another of the dishes that I made in February as part of my Year of the Pig menu πŸ™‚ Last year Trinidad celebrated the 200th Anniversary of 

Trinidad Pow (recipe)

Trinidad Pow (recipe)

Β  Β  Β  Β  Pow is something that is familiar and loved by most, if not all, Trinis. They are basically steamed buns filled with a savory filling (usually pork, but chicken and vegetarian variations also exist). I found them impossible to find when I 

Coconut Chicken Curry (recipe)

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! πŸ™‚ It comes from the GraceFoods.com website. For those who don’t already know Grace is one of the largest (if not 

The Ultimate Stew Roundup

The Ultimate Stew Roundup

  The Ultimate Stew Roundup is now available online. My submission was Trinidad Stew Beef with Herbed Dumplings πŸ™‚ Do check out the many other entries from around the world πŸ™‚ Unfortunately the roundup page does not display properly on my system. I have written 

Trinidad Stew Beef with Herbed Dumplings (recipe)

Trinidad Stew Beef with Herbed Dumplings (recipe)

  I was all set to make a chicken paella this morning, that was until I learnt about the ‘Waiter there’s something in my stew’ challenge which ends tonight. See these days nothing gets me more excited than the 101 food blog challenges that seem 

Mom’s Curry Chicken and Saim

Mom’s Curry Chicken and Saim Aaaah, there’s nothing like cooking in harmony with the seasons. Currently one of my favorite vegetables, saim (a type of broad bean), is in season and like Chennette’s mom, my mother has been going a bit buckwild with it πŸ˜€