BARFI – TRADITIONAL INDIAN SWEET

Barfi is a traditional Indian sweet that’s popular especially during Divali (Diwali) and Eid. It’s one the first things I eat when I get my hands on a ‘sweets bag’ during either of these festivities. Like most Indian sweet treats, the spices used are important. Many people look forward to the different spices like 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…

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…

EGG MUFFINS

Looking for a fun breakfast idea? How about some egg muffins! Yes…egg muffins! It is so easy to put together and I know you will love them. If you have kids they will definitely be fascinated by these muffins! One of the great things about this recipe is that it can be adjusted to your…

BHAIGAN/BAIGAN CHOKA (ROASTED EGGPLANT/MELONGENE)

KnBreakfast during the week usually consists of eggs and toast or cereal. Weekends I tend to be a little more in the ‘breakfast making’ mood so this weekend I decided to make one of my favorite things… BHAIGAN CHOKA (or as my hubby jokingly calls it “Eggplant Souffle) and sada roti! Yum! Bhaigan choka is…

MACARONI PIE

Macaroni pie is an absolute favorite in Trinidad and Tobago and even throughout the Caribbean! It’s usually enjoyed with callaloo, stew OR baked chicken….orrr simply with ketchup (yes…I like having my macaroni pie with some ketchup at times lol) The ingredients are very easily accessible and anyone can make it. Here is my easy recipe!…

SALTFISH BULJOL

Trinidadian style breakfast is one of the best if you ask me…maybe because I am Trini and have grown up around all sorts of delicious local foods. One item that is loved by manyyyy is saltfish  buljol! As with every dish we know, there are many different ways of preparing any particular one, which like…

ALOO (POTATO) CHOKA

Aloo choka is a popular dish in Trinidad. It’s a very simple yet delicious dish and is one of my favorite things to have with curry, dhal and rice. Yesterday I was just in the mood for some hot and peppery curry!…Sooo I just went for it…and had some kitchen fun! I made curried chicken,…

GARLIC BUTTER STUFFED CHICKEN BREAST WITH MUSHROOMS

Here’s a very simple and yummy chicken dish for you to try!….stuffed chicken breasts! I chose to stuff them with mushrooms because I just loveeee mushrooms but you can have fun with it and stuff them with any vegetable and more than one if you like as well. I had some extra spinach leaves in…