GROUND PROVISION and SALTFISH PIE

Ground provision pie is a great way to use any extra ground provisions you have in your kitchen. Provisions and saltfish is a popular combination in Trinidad so why not add some saltfish to the ground provision pie? It’s a tasty and easy dish to make! YIELD: 9×9 baking dish INGREDIENTS: 3 lbs ground provision…

GREEN FIG (GREEN BANANA) PIE

Most Trinis and Caribbean people love pies. Examples of some include macaroni pie and corn pie. In today’s blogpost, we’re going to make a delightful green fig (green banana) pie, an easy and delicious dish to put together. Just to be clear, we refer to bananas as figs. I know many of you may know…

CALLALOO

Callaloo is a typical Sunday meal dish in Trinidad & Tobago. Its main ingredient is dasheen bush (also referred to as taro leaves). It also consists of coconut milk, ochro and other ingredients. This is one of my favorite Trini dishes. INGREDIENTS: · 12 dasheen bush leaves and stems, washed and chopped · 3 gloves…

FRENCH TOAST

Hubby’s French toasts are amazing! This is a classic breakfast favorite! Here’s his recipe. INGREDIENTS: 4 slices bread 1/2 cup evaporated milk 2 eggs 1/2 tsp vanilla essence Butter (as much as you like) Pinch of salt 1/4 tsp JGM Products cinnamon DIRECTIONS: Combine milk, eggs, vanilla essence, salt and cinnamon. Whisk well. Dip bread…

KIDNEY BEAN (RED BEAN) SALAD

If you are looking for a healthy way to use kidney beans, definitely check out this recipe. INGREDIENTS: 1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained 1 can chick peas, rinsed and drained 1 cucumber, diced 1 small red onion, diced 1 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp green seasoning 2 tbsp chives, chopped Salt and Black…

COLESLAW

Coleslaw is a side dish that complements many dishes. In Trinidad, we enjoy it with pelau, callaloo and other main foods. As with most dishes, there are different variations. Here’s my version. INGREDIENTS: 3 cups cabbage, grated 1/2 cup carrots, grated 1/2 tbsp brown sugar 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1 tsp Apple cider vinegar Salt and…

CURRIED LENTILS PEAS

Lentil peas would probably be one of my favorite types of peas/beans! Cooking it with curry and coconut milk gives it such an amazingly rich flavor! INGREDIENTS: 1 cup lentils 1 cup coconut milk 1 small onion, chopped 2 pimentos, chopped 4 cloves garlic, grated Hot pepper (as you like) 1/2 cup carrots, chopped 2…

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…

GARLIC HERB YOGURT DIP

I never realized how much I enjoy yogurt based dips as a side dish until recently. For someone like myself who loves to eat with pepper, having this dish helps to balance the heat in the food! It’s amazing and a MUST TRY! INGREDIENTS: 1 cup plain yogurt 4-5 cloves garlic, grated 2 tbsp chopped…

TABBOULEH/TABOULI

Tabbouleh is a Mediterranean vegetarian side dish which usually consists of fresh parsley, bulgur wheat, tomatoes, olive oil, chives/scallions, lime/lemon juice, salt and black pepper. I also love adding some cucumbers and garlic as well. These ingredients are all  easily and readily available at most supermarkets but if you aren’t able to find the bulgur…