EASY SHRIMP AND VEGETABLES

Vegetables should be eaten regularly as they contain so many nutritional benefits but I am unfortunately not a fan of veggies. I do try to eat them as often as possible though but it doesn’t always work out so what I try to do is include them with other ingredients that I enjoy. In this…

TRINI CURRY SHRIMP AND PAK CHOY (BOK CHOY)

Trinidadians love curry in almost anything. I usually cook curry shrimp but this time, I had some extra pak choy on hand so I decided to add it to the shrimp…. why not? YIELD: 2-3 servings INGREDIENTS: 10 medium sized shrimp, cleaned, peeled and deveined 1 medium head pak choy, chopped 3 cloves garlic, grated…

HOMEMADE FLATBREAD FOR WRAPS/GYROS WITH CHICKEN & TZATZIKI SAUCE

This flatbread recipe is super easy to follow if you are out of wraps and would like to make gyros or chicken wraps. INGREDIENTS: 3 cups all purpose flour 3 tsp yeast 1 1/4 tsp salt 2/3 cup warm water 1/2 cup warm evaporated milk 1 tbsp brown sugar 2 tbsp olive oil DIRECTIONS: Combine…

FESTIVE CHICKEN & SHRIMP LINGUINE

With the holiday season here, I thought I’d share this recipe with you. It includes chow chow which is a major part of the holiday season in Trinidad. It’s similar to that of relish and is normally eaten with meats, homemade bread and chicken/beef or on pastelles etc. You can check out the recipe for…

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)…

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…

SWEET AND SOUR CHICKEN (NO FRY)

This no fry sweet and sour chicken is a MUST try. YIELD: 6-7 servings INGREDIENTS: 4 chicken breasts, deboned and skinless, cut into chunks 1 cup pineapple sliced, cut into small pieces 1 cup sweet peppers, cut into chunks 2 large onions, cut into chunks 3-4 cloves garlic, grated 1/2 tbsp ginger, grated 2-3 tbsp…

CURRY CHICKEN & CORN WITH DUMPLINGS

Adding corn to curry chicken is actually a great way to stretch a dish. By also adding the dumplings, you’ve just created a delightful filling meal! YIELD: 4 servings PREP/COOO TIME: 40-45 mins INGREDIENTS: For chicken/corn: 2 chicken breast/wing, cut into small pieces 4 medium corn, cut into small pieces 4 tbsp green seasoning 1…

CHILI SESAME OIL CHICKEN

Here’s an easy chicken recipe you can try at home that doesn’t involve frying. This is one of those ‘don’t feel like cooking but want something yummy’ dishes 😃. YIELD: 4 servings PREP/COOK TIME: 20 minutes INGREDIENTS: 4 chicken breasts, thinly sliced 1 tsp TAI KONG all purpose seasoning (can be adjusted) 2 tsp soy…

SALTFISH WITH PAK CHOI/PATCHOI

Saltfish with pak choi is an easy and delicious dish and not to mention very budget friendly. I personally love having it with dhal and rice but you can enjoy it with roti or even bakes. INGREDIENTS: Pak Choi Saltfish Onion, chopped Tomato, chopped Pimento, chopped Hot pepper, chopped Cloves of garlic, chopped Coconut oil…