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…

GRATED COCONUT CHUTNEY (SPICY CONDIMENT)

Today I had some kitchen fun with one of the best cooks ever… my Mummy! She whipped up curry duck, dhal, rice, caraille(bitter melon) and some roasted coconut chutney!!! Coconut chutney is just an amazingly delicious condiment that goes so so so well with curry dishes and many street foods here in Trinidad and Tobago….

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…

PEPPER SOYA CHUNKS

Any spicy food lovers out there? Any vegetarians out there? Here’s a perfect spicy vegetarian dish for you! Pepper soya chunks is one of the easiest veggie dishes to make and can be done within 30 minutes or less. SERVINGS: 3-4 INGREDIENTS: 1 cup Soya chunks 1 small onion, cut into chunks 3 cloves garlic,…

EASY BLACK BEANS RECIPE!

Black beans just might be my favorite type of beans! These days there is the option to purchase the beans in the tin but I prefer the ones that come in bags/packs. Unfortunately these require a lot more prep time compared to the tin beans but to me, it’s worth the extra time! Black beans…

CHICKEN SOUP (WITH SPLIT PEAS)

Wifey duty calls! Sick Hubby needs some soup 😊 I am more of a fish broth person though but not the hubs… sooo chicken soup it is!… The one most important request for his soup was that there MUST be plantains and sweet potatoes in it! Lol I’ve seen my Mummy make chicken soup by…

FISH BROTH

FISH BROTH! One of my absolute favorite types of local ‘soups’. Actually it IS my favorite! I especially love fish broth (pronounced brof locally) with a lot of green seasoning (a mix of local herbs) and hot pepper. It’s a dish that some, like myself, include macaroni and/or even dumplings. I prefer macaroni as I…

SPICY BEEF NOODLES

Spicy… hot… soup… 3 words which when combined is total heaven! I always enjoy a nice bowl of hot spicy soup. Being a foodie and on social media, I get so many ideas of different meals. Over the past week, I noticed numerous pics of ‘Pho’ being shared. It’s a Vietnamese soup consisting of broth,…

CURRIED SHRIMP AND POTATO aka ‘CURRY SHRIMP AND ALOO’

Dhal and rice would be one of my favorite things to eat…anytime… any day! A few days ago I actually had dhal and rice with kuchela amd some cucumbers…yups…not even kidding lol…no meat nothing… 😀 …But recently I’ve been craving some curry shrimp and potato with rice and dhal. Thankfully today the ‘fish van’ came…