CURRY VEGETABLE RICE

Vegetable rice is a great dish that includes both carbs and veggies but what about adding some curry to it? Why not? This curry vegetable rice using basmati rice is super easy to prepare and of course filled with flavor! YIELD: 3-4 servings INGREDIENTS: 1 cup basmati rice 1 cup frozen vegetables 1 small onion,…

STEAM FISH IN COCONUT MILK

There are so many ways that we can prepare fish. They are also so many different types of fish that we can actually cook. In this recipe I am going to be using tilapia and I am going to be putting together steamed fish in coconut milk. SERVINGS: 2 INGREDIENTS: 2 medium tilapia fillets 1…

FISH IN TOMATO SAUCE

With so much fish in my freezer I decided to put together some delightful and easy fish recipes for you. Don’t worry, if you don’t eat fish or seafood, you can easily replace the fish with chicken or any other meat. Here’ my easy recipe for fish in tomato sauce. SERVINGS: 2-3 INGREDIENTS: 4 small/medium…

POTATO OIL DOWN

Oil down is a popular dish across in the Caribbean and is usually made with breadfruit and salted meat cooked in coconut milk. Dasheen bush leaves are also used in this dish. I unfortunately don’t have any breadfruit, dasheen bush or salted meat on hand so I making use of what i have available in…

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 adds extra ‘yumminess’ to the cake…

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…