Trinigourmet’s Top 10 Posts of 2009

Better late than never, here are the top 10 posts of 2009.

cornsoup3-7640615 1. Trinidad Corn Soup with Cornmeal Dumplings (recipe)

Corn soup is a street food favorite here in Trinidad, especially at carnival time when vendors ply large pots of it that they spoon into styrofoam cups outside of fetes and clubs. It’s also popular as a Saturday lunch.

ovenbbqchicken-5718331 2. Top 10 Chicken Recipes on

You’ve voted for these chicken recipes with your clicks and your comments! Faves include Oven BBQ Chicken, Jamaican Fricassee Chicken, Kung Pao Chicken, and (naturally) my father’s recipe for Trinidad Pelau.

carib-5468777 3. A Beer Is A Carib… (video)

The lure of nostalgia must be really strong as the popularity of this 1989 commercial definitely had you clicking and wanting more! 😆

rawbrownies-2701133 4. Raw Vegan Brownies (recipe)

2009 was the year I started dabbling in raw food recipes. Although I never became a purist I have maintained the shift towards fresh ingredients and conscious eating that it encourages. Raw food desserts are surprisingly rich in flavour and comforting in texture, something that this recipe has successfully proven.

espressocake-4948439 5. Top 5 Cake Recipes on

2009 was also the year I gave in (too easily) to my sweet tooth. I made a record amount of desserts (thanks to memberships in Tuesdays with Dorie and Daring Bakers) and my waistline unfortunately expanded to prove it! 😯 Recipes that can be found at this post include Trinidad Black Cake, Espresso Cake and, one of my personal faves, Upside Down Chocolate Pudding.

cranberryalmondslaw-1201269 6. Trinigourmet’s Top 10 Recipes for September 2009

I was a little puzzled as to why this particular roundup made the Top 10 list for 2009, but a look at its contents revealed that it included some of my favorite culinary concoctions of last year, including Tridoshic Dal and Cranberry Almond Slaw.

mexicanchocolate-6450198 7. Easy Hot Spiced Mexican Chocolate (recipe)

I suspect that my readers in colder climes are behind the strong end of year showing of this recipe, but maybe I’m wrong 🙂

8. Banana Papaya Smoothie (recipe)

This is one of my favourite raw smoothies. Thick, creamy and brimming with nutritional goodness. You can almost feel your blood being infused with vitamins and antioxidants with every sip! 🙂

9. Tiramisu Cake (recipe)

You know a recipe is good, no… great, when everytime you prepare it people offer you money to make it -just for them-! I wish I could take all the credit for how amazing this cake tastes, but that honour really mnust go to Dorie Greenspan, its creator 🙂

mexicanturtlecheesecake-9578428 10. Mexican Turtle Cheesecake with Banana Rum Sauce (recipe)

Without a doubt this is the creamiest and smoothest cheesecake that I’ve made to date. I had intended to play around with the recipe a little bit more to get the flavours a little more intense, but that never happened. Maybe this year. Until then, I’m glad you all liked it as much as you did! 🙂