CHIMICHURRI SAUCE

Grab some fresh parsley and get ready to put together this amazing sauce that can be used in just about anything! This is my recipe for Chimichurri sauce! This oil based sauce is used both in cooking and also as a condiment.  INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup finely chopped parsley 1/4 cup olive oil 1 tsp JGM…

KARHEE/KURHI

Karhee/Kurhi is one of the main Divali dishes in Trinidad. It’s one that I certainly look forward. It’s basically split peas powder that has been boiled and cooked in curry and geera and has we what call ‘boulders’ in it. These boulders are made with split peas powder, water, seasoning that have been fried. INGREDIENTS:…

MANGO TALKARI

Mango talkari is a classic vegetarian dish eaten with Curries in Trinidad and Tobago. With Divali around the corner, this dish is one guaranteed to be served along with other amazing vegetarian dishes. YIELD: 3-4 servings INGREDIENTS: 1 lb green mango, cut into small pieces 2 tbsp JGM PRODUCTS amchar masala 1/4 tsp JGM PRODUCTS…

STEW VEGETABLE SAMOSA SOUP

When you think about samosas, fried with a dip comes to mind! Samosas are served as snacks/appetizers and are fried triangle shaped dough filled with either vegetables/potatoes, chicken and even beef. I absolutely love fried samosas but why only limit yourself to enjoying them fried? With some extra frozen samosas on hand, I decided to…

CHICK PEAS (CHANNA) AND BHAGI/SPINACH

Bhagi is one of my personal favorites! It’s made with dasheen bush leaves/stems. Dasheen bush is also referred to as taro. Unfortunately it isn’t readily available in many countries but you can definitely replace it with spinach. YIELD: 3-4 servings INGREDIENTS: 7-8 cups (approx) dasheen bush, chopped 1/2 cup dried chickpeas 2 cups water (approx)…

CURRY LENTIL PEAS ‘MEATBALLS’

I’ve been having so much fun putting together vegetarian options these past few days. Honestly, we don’t eat much vegetarian meals at home so the challenge has been very much enjoyable thus far! Curry vegetarian lentil peas meatballs are so delicious! Here’s how to make them. YIELD: 12-13 meatballs INGREDIENTS: For meatballs: 1/2 cup dried…

CURRY CHICK PEAS AND EGGPLANT FETTUCCINE

Trinis love curry and many people also love pasta so why not combine them! Believe me, this curry pasta dish is one you will love! YIELD: 3 servings INGREDIENTS: 1 can channa, drained and rinsed 1 – 1 1/2 cup eggplant, peels and diced 1 tbsp coconut powder 1 1/2 cup water (or as needed)…

STEW MUSHROOMS AND CAULIFLOWER

Stew Mushrooms and cauliflower is yet another delightful way to enjoy vegetables. In Trinidad we stew just about anything so stewing these veggies may not come as a surprise to some but if you have never heard about this, well here’s your chance to try it. YIELD: 4-6 servings INGREDIENTS: 8-10 button/white mushrooms, sliced 1…

Sautéed Pak Choi (Bok Choy) Stuffed Dumplings

Here’s a fun and creative vegetarian dish for you to try. YIELD: 2 servings INGREDIENTS: For dumplings: 1 cup all purpose flour Pinch or salt 1/4 tsp JGM Products curry powder 1/4 tsp JGM Products roasted geera Water for kneading For dumplings stuffing: 1 small bundle Pak Choi, chopped 1 tomato, chopped 3 cloves garlic,…

CAULIFLOWER MEATBALLS AND SPAGHETTI

Veggie meals can be just as delicious as meat menus! This cauliflower meatball recipe is one to add to your ‘must try’ list. YIELD: 8 cauliflower meatballs or 2 servings with spaghetti INGREDIENTS: Cauliflower Meatballs: 1/2 cauliflower head, cut into pieces 1/2 cup rolled oats 1/4 cup whole wheat panko breadcrumbs 2 tbsp green seasoning…