TRINI FRUIT CAKE

Fruit cake is a must have during the end of year holiday season. It’s packed with different fruits and nuts that make your tastebuds go crazy! There are many different versions of a ‘real’ fruit cake but here is my way… INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup cherries, chopped 1/3 cup prunes, chopped 1/3 cup raisins, chopped 1/3…

OCHRO (OKRA) RICE

Ochro rice is a delicious flavor packed one pot dish that you and your family will love! The main ingredient of course is ochro and coconut milk. It’s a simple recipe you can follow and its method is very similar to KITCHRI/KITCHARI (SPLIT PEAS RICE) and CHICKEN PELAU INGREDIENTS: 1 cup parboiled rice 6-7 medium sized ochro, sliced…

CURRIED CORN

Curried corn wasn’t something I was ever familiar with until one year for Divali. It was on the menu at my aunt’s house and I was so surprised and shocked to see ‘curry’ corn. As far as I knew, corn was just simply boiled or roasted. That first taste of curry corn however, got me…

CORN SOUP

A good ole hearty corn soup is something I cannot resist. I remember back in the days (not that it was that long ago lol), going to St James in Trinidad randomly at night with my parents and sisters for hot corn soup! That used to be awesome an a great adventure with the family….

KITCHRI/KITCHARI (SPLIT PEAS RICE)

Kitchri is one of those ‘ole time’ favorites. It’s a combination of rice, split peas and coconut milk with green seasoning. Some people add ochro, bhagi and even saltfish to it. It’s quite similar in nature to what we refer to as pelau (Check out the video here ) INGREDIENTS: 1 cup parboiled rice 1 cup coconut…

CURRY GOAT

The rainy weather today had me feeling for some hot and spicy curry!…soooo curry goat it is! This is one of those dishes that has your house smelling delicious and the neighbours knocking on your door for some! lol… The smell and sound of the ‘chunkaying’ cause my taste buds to scream in excitement!!! INGREDIENTS:…

SPAGHETTI IN TOMATO SAUCE WITH CHICKEN -Easy Meal Idea

I love easy and quick meals sometimes especially a longgg day! Having items such as pasta sauce, canned mushrooms, corn etc makes it so easy to whip up a delish meal for the family. This recipe is super easy and simple to follow… not to mention really delicious! INGREDIENTS: 250g spaghetti 1 1/2 cup pasta…

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…

MANGO CHOW

It’s mango season again here in Trinidad and Tobago!!! What does that mean? MANGO CHOW of course! We’ve got soooo many different types of mango on our beautiful! Some include julie, rose, starch….but I always choose julie for chow! the half ripe ones are the best! It’s a simple recipe and totally dependent on the…

TRINI CURRY CHICKEN

CURRY!!!! Caribbean people, especially Trinis love curry! In Trinidad, we curry just about anything from duck to chicken…goat…lamb and even shrimp! Check out my curry shrimp recipe Here . There are different types of curry (West Indian and the East Indian curries). West Indian curry is very much different from the authentic East Indian curry but…