PINEAPPLE CHOW

Chow is a very popular ‘snack’ in Trinidad that’s made using a fruit (mango, orange etc), hot pepper, garlic, chadon beni, salt and black pepper. Some other common ingredients include lime/lemon juice, ketchup and sugar. Here is my Pineapple Chow ingredients: INGREDIENTS: 1 pineapple, peeled and cut into pieces 12 chadon beni leaves, finely chopped…

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…

BOILED CORN (CORN ON THE COB)

Hubby and I headed to the Chaguanas market in Trinidad over the weekend where we purchased a bag of corn for $10 TTD (had around 10 in a bag) and as soon as I got home, I wasted no time in boiling them. Boiled corn is one of those ‘snacks’ most Trinis love! There are 2…

CHICKEN PELAU

Pelau is a popular local dish in Trinidad and Tobago as well as the Caribbean. Its main ingredients include coconut milk, rice and pigeon peas and there are many different ways it can be prepared. In Trinidad, there is a constant debate of whether pelau should be dry and grainy or more on the wet…

BRUNCH YOU WILL ‘KRAVE’!

Wedding anniversaries are a reason for celebration right?…. What better way to celebrate than a Sunday Brunch! Get ready and let’s head to the southern part of the beautiful island of Trinidad to a popular restaurant called ‘KRAVE’ Reservations (recommended) were made for 11am and you bet we were on time! Lol. We were pretty…

PASTA, RICE, PIZZA – CUBA (February 2018)

Monday in Trinidad: Doubles with heavy pepper for breakfast. Tuesday in Cuba: Toast bread and egg. Food culture shock was in effect! Cuban food is a combination of Spanish, African, Native American and Caribbean cuisine. When I think about Cuban food…and especially after frequenting some Cuban restaurants in Miami, I imagine frijoles negros (black beans)…

CHICKEN LASAGNA

Lasagn,  as many of us already know, is a dish comprising of various layers of lasagne sheets, cheese, and in most cases meat and/or veggies. I usually prefer a minced beef lasagna but today I decided to use minced chicken. It’s a pretty straightforward dish to make and like many other dishes, you can put…

GRENADA (January, 2018)

Grenada! You were sooo amazing the last time I visited that I needed to visit again! First trip for 2018 was to the beautiful Spice Isle! To be honest, I feel like I’m at home when I’m on this gorgeous island! It’s like a small Trinidad!💖 Wondering how this trip went? Well…. continue reading! 😀…

FOODIE TIME IN ST VINCENT (DECEMBER, 2017)

Flights booked….hotel and car organized…passports ready! St Vincent here we come! It was time to visit and explore another one of the beautiful Caribbean Islands. Our choice this time was…Saint Vincent and the Grenadines! After a 55 minute flight, we landed at the newly built Argyle International Airport (opened in February 2017) for a 4…

GRENADA FOOD SPOTS (November, 2017)

It was time to head to a beautiful Caribbean Island and what better spot to choose than GRENADA, commonly known as the SPICE ISLE,  which is located just a mere 40 mins northwest of Trinidad and Tobago. This trip was scheduled for only 4 days so being the foodie that I am, I knew I…