SALTFISH BULJOL PIES

Pies… whether fried or baked are the perfect ‘on the go’ snacks! Pies are surely a favorite in Trinidad and so is fried bake and buljol so why not combine them to make some delightful buljol pies! Fried buljol pies! YIELD: 14 pies INGREDIENTS: PIE DOUGH: 2 cups all purpose flour 2 tsp baking powder…

SHEPHERD’S PIE

Shepherd’s pie is an amazing comfort dish that consists of layers of minced meat and potatoes. In this recipe I’m going to use minced chicken but you can use minced beef if you like. YIELD: 8×8 dish INGREDIENTS: For potato layer: 2 lbs potatoes (approx 7 small/medium potatoes) 1 large egg 2 tbsp margarine or…

BHAGI RICE WITH CHICKEN

Bhagi Rice is a classic one pot dish that is packed with flavor! The main ingredients include coconut milk and dasheen bush or taro leaves. YIELD: 5 – 6 persons INGREDIENTS: 8 dasheen bush leaves and stems, chopped 1 cup parboiled rice 1 cup coconut milk 1 large onion, chopped 1/4 cup pumpkin, chopped 4…

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…

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…

PEPPER SOYA CHUNKS

Any spicy food lovers out there? Any vegetarians out there? Here’s a perfect spicy vegetarian dish for you! Pepper soya chunks is one of the easiest veggie dishes to make and can be done within 30 minutes or less. SERVINGS: 3-4 INGREDIENTS: 1 cup Soya chunks 1 small onion, cut into chunks 3 cloves garlic,…

PARMESAN CRUSTED CHICKEN

Parmesan crusted chicken breasts are packed with flavor on the outside and juicy on the inside.  It’s a very simple method to follow and I guarantee you will love it especially if you are a Parmesan cheese lover! I must admit though, this idea came from my hubby who did a Parmesan crusted fish. It…

VEGETABLE RICE

  Here’s a delicious side dish you can prepare for lunch! Easy veggie rice! This is a fun dish as you can add just about any vegetable you like and it takes no time at all to prepare! SERVINGS: 4-5 INGREDIENTS: 1 cup cooked parboiled rice 1 /2 cup corn 1/2 cup carrot, grated 1/2…

PERFECT PANCAKES

Pancakes are absolutely delightful for breakfast. Actually pancakes are perfect anytime of the day! 😀😋 I’m sure we all can agree on that right?! Cutting through those stacked pancakes with melted butter and syrup running down the sides just gives a warm feeling inside! Pancakes can be so fun as well! They can be enjoyed…

EASY BLACK BEANS RECIPE!

Black beans just might be my favorite type of beans! These days there is the option to purchase the beans in the tin but I prefer the ones that come in bags/packs. Unfortunately these require a lot more prep time compared to the tin beans but to me, it’s worth the extra time! Black beans…