CARAILLE/BITTER MELON

Caraille or, as it is also called, Bitter Melon is veryyyyy bitter and not liked by many people. I, however, LOVE it (notice the emphasis with the use of the CAPS lol) with dhal and rice! Some people also eat it with roti but I prefer the rice and dhal. This fruit/vegetable requires some preparation…

GRATED COCONUT CHUTNEY (SPICY CONDIMENT)

Today I had some kitchen fun with one of the best cooks ever… my Mummy! She whipped up curry duck, dhal, rice, caraille(bitter melon) and some roasted coconut chutney!!! Coconut chutney is just an amazingly delicious condiment that goes so so so well with curry dishes and many street foods here in Trinidad and Tobago….

CHICKEN AND VEGGIES – EASY AFTER WORK MEAL IDEA

Here in Trinidad and Tobago it is back to school and back to work for those who were on vacation. The hustle is on again and at the end of a longggg day you still have to prepare dinner for you and the family. Chicken and veggies is a super simple dish to put together…

CORNMEAL COO COO

Coo Coo was one of those dishes I never really grew up eating but for some reason now I absolutely love it! I think its the cornmeal taste that I love! This flavor packed dish is quite easy to put together and takes less than 30 mins! The key ingredients are cornmeal, coconut milk and ochro!…

CURRY TURKEY??? – What to do with LEFTOVER turkey!

Tis the season where there’s turkey on just about everyone’s dinner table… not to mention the large amounts of leftovers after the festivities. This easy meal idea is perfect for those, like myself, who not only dislikes wasting food but also enjoys a good West Indian curry! Take the leftover turkey and make a whole…

CURRY DUCK

Curried duck??? Oh yes!!!! This is a favorite here in Trinidad! People love having it at beach limes, at the river on a weekend or just as a part of their Sunday meal! The method of cooking curry is always something that is constantly debated. Some people insist on ‘toasting’ the curry powder before adding…

TRINI FRUIT CAKE

Fruit cake is a must have during the end of year holiday season. It’s packed with different fruits and nuts that make your tastebuds go crazy! There are many different versions of a ‘real’ fruit cake but here is my way… INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup cherries, chopped 1/3 cup prunes, chopped 1/3 cup raisins, chopped 1/3…

OCHRO (OKRA) RICE

Ochro rice is a delicious flavor packed one pot dish that you and your family will love! The main ingredient of course is ochro and coconut milk. It’s a simple recipe you can follow and its method is very similar to KITCHRI/KITCHARI (SPLIT PEAS RICE) and CHICKEN PELAU INGREDIENTS: 1 cup parboiled rice 6-7 medium sized ochro, sliced…

CURRIED CORN

Curried corn wasn’t something I was ever familiar with until one year for Divali. It was on the menu at my aunt’s house and I was so surprised and shocked to see ‘curry’ corn. As far as I knew, corn was just simply boiled or roasted. That first taste of curry corn however, got me…

CORN SOUP

A good ole hearty corn soup is something I cannot resist. I remember back in the days (not that it was that long ago lol), going to St James in Trinidad randomly at night with my parents and sisters for hot corn soup! That used to be awesome an a great adventure with the family….