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 

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 

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 

Carrot, Ginger and Cumin Salad (recipe)

Carrot, Ginger and Cumin Salad (recipe)

The following is my take on a very popular Middle Eastern salad. The parsley and lemon juice give the carrots much needed brightness, while the cumin deepens all the flavours, creating an exotic side that complements most dishes 🙂 In 2007 I submitted this recipe 

Ensalada Chuchu (recipe)

Ensalada Chuchu (recipe)

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Summit Of The Americas

Famous in BrazilWe call chuchu christophene Chayotes, a member of the squash family, is called Chuchu in Brazil. Combined with onions, they are the main ingredients in this Brazilian traditional salad. Cucumbers may be substituted for the chayote. I’m not going to lie to you, 

Ensalada Chilena (recipe)

Ensalada Chilena (recipe)

This entry is part [part not set] of 3 in the series Summit Of The Americas

Earlier this year when Trinidad hosted the Summit of the Americas, I came up with the idea to try to cook my way through the recipes of the attending nations. That never quite materialized in the timely manner that I had envisioned. This recipe was 

Sarina’s Cranberry Almond Slaw (recipe)

Sarina’s Cranberry Almond Slaw (recipe)

Salads in Trinidad are traditionally a disheartening affair that leaves you wondering why the cook/establishment even bothered. Two wilted lettuce leaves, a force-ripe watery slice of tomato, and some slivers of cucumber served either unadorned, or swimming in some vague mystery oil with specks of 

Sarina’s Spinach-Ginger Salad (recipe)

Sarina’s Spinach-Ginger Salad (recipe)

This quick and simple salad is perked up by the addition of slivered stem ginger. Stem ginger is an ingredient that doesn’t get as much love as I think it should. It’s usually found in the baking aisle, but at times I have seen it 

East Indian Chickpea Salad (recipe)

East Indian Chickpea Salad (recipe)

This is a recipe whose origins have become lost to the sands of time (and disorganization), however it is fast, nutritious and never fails to please. In Trinidad cuisine chickpeas are routinely served curried or fried. Rarely do they get to shine, relatively unadorned, as 

Grated Carrot and Raisin Salad (recipe)

Grated Carrot and Raisin Salad (recipe)

This salad is a nostalgic favourite of mine. It was the only form of vegetables that my Aunt provided on a regular basis when I (and many of her godchildren) would spend part of the school holidays by her. From young I enjoyed the contrast 

Carmen’s Julienned Green Beans and Carrots (recipe)

Carmen’s Julienned Green Beans and Carrots (recipe)

The above is one of my favorite vegetable sides dishes and one that my mom can’t make enough, as far as I am concerned. Julienned slivers of green beans and carrots are sauteed in olive oil with cloves of garlic over medium heat until soft 

Gub Gub ‘Navy Bean’ Salad with Feta Cheese (recipe)

Gub Gub ‘Navy Bean’ Salad with Feta Cheese (recipe)

“A navy bean is bigger than it seems put it on and don’t ask what it means Parade around” – Tracy Bonham Am I the only one who remembers Tracy Bonham, that alt-singer/violinist from the late 1990’s? I loved her first CD and really think 

Sarina’s Spicy Caesar Salad (recipe)

Sarina’s Spicy Caesar Salad (recipe)

My last entry to Hay Hay it’s Donna Day went off so well that I’m not exactly sure why it’s taken me so long to submit another concoction. Oh well, this entry remedies that in a healthy veggie way. This month the theme was Caesar 

Fresh Green Bean Salad (recipe)

Fresh Green Bean Salad (recipe)

This light salad is simple enough to assemble in minutes yet elegant enough to serve to company. The lemon juice really gives the beans much needed ‘sparkle’. Be sure to sprinkle liberally with sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper for even more flavour and 

A Taste of Spring – Broccoli with Orange Sauce (recipe)

A Taste of Spring – Broccoli with Orange Sauce (recipe)

We don’t have spring here in Trinidad but after 5 years in New England I have pretty sniffly memories of that time of year. And I don’t mean sniffly nostalgic, I mean sniffly achoo sniffly… aiaiiai allergies! Other than that it really was lovely to 

Sarina’s ‘Bang Bang’ Salsa (recipe)

Sarina’s ‘Bang Bang’ Salsa (recipe)

This recipe went together so quickly and easily. And boy did it pack a punch 🙂 A punch of yum that is! 🙂 I love how the coolness of the lettuce and tomatoes played off of the scotch bonnet’s heat. The combination reminded me of