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…

KARHEE/KURHI

Karhee/Kurhi is one of the main Divali dishes in Trinidad. It’s one that I certainly look forward. It’s basically split peas powder that has been boiled and cooked in curry and geera and has we what call ‘boulders’ in it. These boulders are made with split peas powder, water, seasoning that have been fried. INGREDIENTS:…

MANGO TALKARI

Mango talkari is a classic vegetarian dish eaten with Curries in Trinidad and Tobago. With Divali around the corner, this dish is one guaranteed to be served along with other amazing vegetarian dishes. YIELD: 3-4 servings INGREDIENTS: 1 lb green mango, cut into small pieces 2 tbsp JGM PRODUCTS amchar masala 1/4 tsp JGM PRODUCTS…

STEW VEGETABLE SAMOSA SOUP

When you think about samosas, fried with a dip comes to mind! Samosas are served as snacks/appetizers and are fried triangle shaped dough filled with either vegetables/potatoes, chicken and even beef. I absolutely love fried samosas but why only limit yourself to enjoying them fried? With some extra frozen samosas on hand, I decided to…

CHICK PEAS (CHANNA) AND BHAGI/SPINACH

Bhagi is one of my personal favorites! It’s made with dasheen bush leaves/stems. Dasheen bush is also referred to as taro. Unfortunately it isn’t readily available in many countries but you can definitely replace it with spinach. YIELD: 3-4 servings INGREDIENTS: 7-8 cups (approx) dasheen bush, chopped 1/2 cup dried chickpeas 2 cups water (approx)…

CURRY LENTIL PEAS β€˜MEATBALLS’

I’ve been having so much fun putting together vegetarian options these past few days. Honestly, we don’t eat much vegetarian meals at home so the challenge has been very much enjoyable thus far! Curry vegetarian lentil peas meatballs are so delicious! Here’s how to make them. YIELD: 12-13 meatballs INGREDIENTS: For meatballs: 1/2 cup dried…

STEW MUSHROOMS AND CAULIFLOWER

Stew Mushrooms and cauliflower is yet another delightful way to enjoy vegetables. In Trinidad we stew just about anything so stewing these veggies may not come as a surprise to some but if you have never heard about this, well here’s your chance to try it. YIELD: 4-6 servings INGREDIENTS: 8-10 button/white mushrooms, sliced 1…

SautΓ©ed Pak Choi (Bok Choy) Stuffed Dumplings

Here’s a fun and creative vegetarian dish for you to try. YIELD: 2 servings INGREDIENTS: For dumplings: 1 cup all purpose flour Pinch or salt 1/4 tsp JGM Products curry powder 1/4 tsp JGM Products roasted geera Water for kneading For dumplings stuffing: 1 small bundle Pak Choi, chopped 1 tomato, chopped 3 cloves garlic,…

CAULIFLOWER MEATBALLS AND SPAGHETTI

Veggie meals can be just as delicious as meat menus! This cauliflower meatball recipe is one to add to your ‘must try’ list. YIELD: 8 cauliflower meatballs or 2 servings with spaghetti INGREDIENTS: Cauliflower Meatballs: 1/2 cauliflower head, cut into pieces 1/2 cup rolled oats 1/4 cup whole wheat panko breadcrumbs 2 tbsp green seasoning…

GEERA MUSHROOMS AND CHICKPEAS (CHANNA)

If you are looking for a delicious vegetarian dish, this recipe is for you! I’m going to show you today how to put together a delightful flavor packed geera mushrooms and channa! YIELD: 3-4 servings INGREDIENTS: 1 can of channa, rinsed and drained 4 oz button or white mushrooms, sliced 2 tbsp green seasoning 1/2…