Meatless Cassava Oiled-Down (recipe)

Meatless Cassava Oiled-Down (recipe)

Oiled down (also more commonly referred to as ‘oil down’) is one of those truly transcendent West Indian delights. As I wrote, in one of this blog’s first entries: “Oil Down, is a colloquial Caribbean name for any dish of starchy vegetables cooked in coconut 

Fried Eggplant (recipe)

Fried Eggplant (recipe)

You know one of the unexpected discoveries of having a food blog is realizing how much our parents keep from us about -their- culinary pasts. Before I started TriniGourmet I thought it was reasonable to assume that the foods my parents made were accurate reflections 

Red Red (recipe)

Red Red (recipe)

Red-Red is a Ghanian dish I stumbled across quite accidentally while looking at a recipe for Kelewele that was kindly sent to me via my Facebook page by Corinne, a regular contributor. Traditionally served with fried plantain it is a rich, luscious and spicy combination 

Plantain (or Moko) Baked In Orange Juice (recipe)

Plantain (or Moko) Baked In Orange Juice (recipe)

Mom first made this recipe last year and it was a hit! Plantain is rarely showcased this formally on dinner tables and it really is a shame. In this case, lengths of ripe plantain are oven-baked with orange juice and zest. The result is creamy, 

Butternut Squash Bisque (recipe)

Butternut Squash Bisque (recipe)

I’m a huge fan of soups, especially thick creamy soups, so this butternut squash bisque was right up my alley. It’s sweet and savoury, all in one, and so so smooth. As with most soups I find that slow cooking the vegetable components until they 

Braised Pumpkin and Potatoes (recipe)

Braised Pumpkin and Potatoes (recipe)

I’m always looking for interesting and creative side dishes. The kind that can be used both formally and informally. This recipe fit the bill. Warm creamy potatoes and sweet pumpkin slices combine to create an unexpected comfort food vibe, while the vibrant notes of fresh 

Calypso Rice (recipe)

Calypso Rice (recipe)

This concoction came up on a whim. I’m always looking for ways to invent and reinvent rice-based side dishes. Sauteed garlic, scotch bonnet peppers and sweet peppers create a hot and savoury medley. The piece de resistance however is the inclusion of fresh thyme which 

Sarina’s Spicy Ochro/Okra Melee (recipe)

Sarina’s Spicy Ochro/Okra Melee (recipe)

When I heard that this month’s theme of Meeta’s Monthly Mingle was “Earth Food” I smiled. You see, I have been interested in the preservation of the environment from a very young age. Where I got this passion for conservation I’m not quite sure, but 

Afghani Fried Brown Rice (recipe)

Afghani Fried Brown Rice (recipe)

This colorful and aromatic form of fried rice makes an exciting alternative to plain rice or Asian fried rices. The addition of ras-al-hanout makes it highly aromatic, and caramelized onion slices add just the right hint of sweetness. There’s nothing like having access to fresh 

Sarina’s Vegetarian Potstickers (recipe)

Sarina’s Vegetarian Potstickers (recipe)

It’s been several months since I’ve taken part in a “Waiter There’s Something in my…” challenge. So, it was with great excitement that I saw that this month’s theme was dumplings. Who doesn’t love dumplings?!? And I have tons of variations on the theme!… Then 

Green Rice (recipe)

Green Rice (recipe)

This recipe was the first one that my mother decided to try from my copy of The Good Home Cookbook: More Than 1000 Classic American Recipes. Since then she’s made it at least twice a month and I never tire of it. Smoky, spicy, and 

Bagna Romano (recipe)

Bagna Romano (recipe)

My anchovy fixation continues and everyone in my home is loving it! This recipe for Bagna Romano couldn’t be any simpler. Pasta, anchovies, garlic and cheese. That’s it! The pasta is so delicious it is a meal in itself! From: Cooking with Three Ingredients: Flavorful 

Cauliflower au Gratin (recipe)

Cauliflower au Gratin (recipe)

Cheesy and tangy, this is a rich, buttery ,and all-so-easy, way to enjoy your vegetables 😀

Deviled Tomatoes (recipe)

Deviled Tomatoes (recipe)

Vegetarian Express is one of my all-time favorite cookbooks because I can always rely on it to provide a simple quick accompaniment or entree to a more lavish menu. This recipe for deviled tomatoes was used to provide an accompaniment to a meal I made 

TGRWT #2 – Savoury Banana Fritters (recipe)

TGRWT #2 – Savoury Banana Fritters (recipe)

Although this is the first time that I am sharing an entry to They Go Really Well Together (TGRWT) this is actually not the first time that I’ve created a recipe for this ongoing ‘Molecular Gastronomy Project’. Unfortunately my first creation was so ghastly, so 

Roasted Vegetables with Curried Onions (recipe)

Roasted Vegetables with Curried Onions (recipe)

This recipe is a great flavorful way to use up ends of vegetables that you may have on hand. As everything is prepared in the oven cleanup is a cinch and your time is freed up for other things 🙂