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….

TOFU AND VEGGIE STIR FRY

My hubby really enjoys tofu so I decided to whip up some tofu and veg stir fry for him today. This is a very simple and easy veggie dish (exclude the oyster sauce from this recipe) that you will be sure to enjoy. The crunchiness of the vegetables with the tender tofu make the perfect…

SAHEENA (TYPE 1)

Saheena is one of those popular street foods in Trinidad and Tobago that I absolutely love to eat. The main ingredients in this fried delicacy are dasheen bush leaves (also known as taro, spinach, bhagi), flour and split peas powder. It’s enjoyed mostly with some hot chutney, either grated or boiled and there are 2…

VEGETARIAN GLUTEN FREE BLACK BEAN PASTA

This vegetarian pasta dish is the ultimate flavor bomb! If you are looking for a delicious vegetarian meal you need to try this recipe! SERVING: 4-5 persons INGREDIENTS: 250g pasta (I used shells) 1 tin (15oz) black beans, drained 1/2 cup corn kernels 1 cup mushrooms, sliced 1 medium onion, chopped 1 tomato, chopped 1…

CURRIED SOYA CHUNKS WITH ALOO (POTATO)

With Divali approaching, I’ve decided to include some vegetarian dishes for you guys! Here’s a delicious and simple curry dish that you will be sure to enjoy! This Divali be sure to use JGM Products line of curry, masala and geera to give your meals guaranteed flavor! Here is my easy curry soya chunks with potato…

FRIED BAKE

Fried bake is one of the popular breakfast items here in Trinidad and Tobago and the wider Caribbean as well. There are countless options that can be enjoyed with fried bake. Today’s post is about that bake! I personally enjoy having it with sardines for breakfast and Hubby enjoys it with plantains or cheese! It…

KITCHRI/KITCHARI (SPLIT PEAS RICE)

Kitchri is one of those ‘ole time’ favorites. It’s a combination of rice, split peas and coconut milk with green seasoning. Some people add ochro, bhagi and even saltfish to it. It’s quite similar in nature to what we refer to as pelau (Check out the video here ) INGREDIENTS: 1 cup parboiled rice 1 cup coconut…