FRIED SAUSAGES (HOT DOGS)/ BREAKFAST SAUSAGE

Weekend breakfast spread for me should ideally include some sausages! Eggs, sausages and some pancakes would be one of my favorite breakfast combos. In Trinidad I would say it is safe to say that we use the words ‘sausage’ and ‘hot dogs’ interchangeably so in this recipe I am actually using hot dogs. INGREDIENTS: 4…

BREAKFAST POTATOES

Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day! These potatoes are definitely a great way to start off your day! YIELD: 5-6 servings INGREDIENTS: 1 large potato, cut into small cubes (leave the skin on) 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 pimento, finely chopped 1 small onion, finely chopped sweet pepper…

SWEET RICE

Sweet Rice! What can I say about this dish apart from that it is AMAZING! It’s an Indian sweet that is popular during Divali and Eid. It’s white rice that’s simmered in evaporated milk and condensed milk. YIELD: 6-7  servings (more or less depending on your serving size) INGREDIENTS: 1 cup jasmine rice or white…

COCONUT BARFI

Eid is quickly approaching again! Sweets are MUST haves around Eid time. Coconut barfi is very similar to regular barfi but with coconut added to it. YIELD: 10-12 INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 cups powdered milk 1/2 cup desiccated coconut 1/4 cup Nestle Cream (blue tin…not to be confused with condensed milk) 1/4 tsp elychee 1/2 tsp JGM…

NO BAKE MINI CHEESECAKES

These no bake cheesecakes are some of the easiest types of desserts to make! YIELD: 8-  10 (can be more or less depending on how much filling and crust you like) INGREDIENTS: 8 oz cream cheese 1 tbsp sour cream 1 tsp vanilla essence 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 cup whipping cream 2 pk digestive…

MINI ECLAIRS

Desserts! Desserts! Desserts! For you sweets lovers, here is an amazing recipe for you to try! YIELD: 24-25 (can vary depending on the size you make them into) INGREDIENTS: ECLAIR SHELL: 1 cup all purpose flour 4oz margarine/butter 4 medium eggs or 3 xl eggs 1 cup water Pinch of salt ECLAIR FILLING: 1/4 cup…

MINI CHEESECAKE

YIELD: 6-17 cupcake size cheesecakes INGREDIENTS: 4 pks digestive biscuits/any cookie 4 tbsp margarine, melted 16oz cream cheese 1/2 cup sour cream 2 tsp vanilla essence 1/3 cup granulated sugar 2 eggs Strawberry topping (or any that you like) DIRECTIONS Add cookies/biscuits to a food processor. Process until they turn into fine crumbs. Empty in…

STEW BEEF

Stew! One of my favorite ways to cook chicken, lamb and beef. Trini style stew is amazing!!! Here is my recipe. You can use this recipe for chicken or lamb as well. INGREDIENTS: 1 lb beef, cleaned and cut into small pieces 2 tbsp green seasoning (or as much as you like) 2 tbsp ketchup…

GEERA CHICKEN WINGS

Geera chicken is a popular ‘snack’ in Trinidad especially during family or friends gatherings. It’s basically chicken (mainly chicken neck) that’s seasoned and cooked with our Trini roasted geera. It’s usually very spicy too! INGREDIENTS: 1 lb chicken wings, cleaned and cut into 3 pieces 1 small onion, chopped 1 pimento, chopped 1 garlic, chopped…

CURRY STEW GOAT

Curry is a Trini favorite. We curry just about anything edible. Stew is also a favorite and involves the caramelization of brown sugar in which seasoned meat is cooked. Curry stew is simply meat seasoned with curry powder and then ‘stewed’ by adding it to caramelized brown sugar. The combination of the stew and curry…