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 

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 

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, 

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 

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 

Stewed Soya Chunks (recipe)

Stewed Soya Chunks (recipe)

Stew Beef? No! Stewed Soya Chunks! My secret? Seasoning them slightly more assertively than if I was using meat. Even though I only buy “Seasoned” chunks, they still need more… well … seasoning! Then season them the same way you would meat. What does this 

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 

Mango Chow [RECIPE]

Mango Chow [RECIPE]

Hand a Trini some slightly under-ripe (or tart) fruit and many’s first thought will be “Time to make a chow!”. Light and spicy, chow consists of marinating fruit in a mixture of salt, pepper, garlic and (essential) chadon beni/bandhania/culantro. It’s a great quencher  and quite 

Skillet Potatoes & Green Beans [RECIPE]

Skillet Potatoes & Green Beans [RECIPE]

This recipe for Skillet Potatoes & Green Beans comes from Budget Bytes and, even though the final result is richly flavored, it couldn’t be simpler to bring together. Don’t worry if everyone thinks you had to slave over a stove to get these results. It 

Bhagi Rice [RECIPE]

Bhagi Rice [RECIPE]

Simple yet satisfying Trinidadian Bhagi Rice is a wholesome, nutritional side that complements many main dishes, including curries and stews.

RECIPE: Eggplant Vegetable Medley (Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker) + Join Me On My New Twitch Journey!

RECIPE: Eggplant Vegetable Medley (Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker) + Join Me On My New Twitch Journey!

Happy New Year everyone! It’s so good to be back from the Holiday ‘Break’. I hope you’re all well 🙂 I’m brimming with ideas for the blog and this brand over the next 12 months and I’ve already started rolling them out. Firstly my Patreon 

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 

QUICK GINGER BEER Recipe at Epicurious.com

QUICK GINGER BEER Recipe at Epicurious.com

This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series Trini Christmas

Well you know how Trinis like how to do everything las’ minute? 🙂 If you don’t have enough time to try my mother’s ginger beer recipe, here is a quick recipe from Epicurious.com that needs only 24 hours fermentation. Best of luck! 😀 Click here 

Carmen’s Jamaican Ginger Beer (recipe)

Carmen’s Jamaican Ginger Beer (recipe)

This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series Trini Christmas

My mom’s Jamaican Ginger Beer brewing in the sun 😀 The above scene and bottle feel as though they have always been with me, they occur with such comforting regularity. Ginger beer is something that is enjoyed by both Trinis and Jamaicans however in my