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…

SPONGE CAKE

My absolute favorite type of cake is SPONGE CAKE! especially when it is now out of the oven! This cake has many variations but here is my simple sponge cake recipe. You will notice that I am using condensed milk in this recipe! The extra sweetness from it just add some extra yumminess to the…

STUFFED BAKED POTATOES WITH CHOW CHOW

Holiday season = Chow Chow for most Trinidadians. Chow chow is similar to a relish and is mainly enjoyed with meats, homemade bread and pasteles. These potatoes are a great way to put extra chow chow to use! SERVINGS: 3-6 INGREDIENTS: 3 medium potatoes 1 1/2 tbsp chow chow 1 tbsp capers 1 tbsp olives,…

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…

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)…