Delicious Dandelions (vegan + gluten free) Recipe.

Last Spring (can't believe its been close to a year since I documented this recipe) I came across some stunning looking dandelions at my local supermarket and with my luv for 'greens' and my desire to experiment with 'different' ingredients, a bunch made it's way home with me. Yes, if you're familiar with dandelions you'll know that for the most part it's considered a weed you hate seeing on your lawn or garden. But I recall my first Spring in Canada and seeing people harvest them at the side of a country road so I knew they could be eaten.

Delicious Dandelions (vegan + gluten free) Recipe. Delicious Dandelions (vegan + gluten free) Recipe.

Classic Geera Pork (Spicy Cumin Pork).

The original version of this recipe, along with a Chicken rendition were shared a few years back, but with increased requests from fans on Instagram I thought I'd share a slightly different method of cooking this spicy dish we adore in Trinidad and Tobago. Geera as we've discussed in previous recipes is simply the word we use when referring to Cumin.. and to be quite honest, I'm NOT a huge fan of this spice. While this version (like the traditional way) is very spicy, you can certainly cut back on the amount of pepper you use so don't be scared off.

Classic Geera Pork (Spicy Cumin Pork). Classic Geera Pork (Spicy Cumin Pork).

The Ultimate Plantain Frittata.

With all the requests I've been getting for more breakfast / brunch type recipes, I thought I'd share a classic Plantain Frittata with you. While not something you'd traditionally see in the Caribbean, I came up with this recipe a few years ago when I had friends visiting for the weekend. The idea behind this frittata was to include 3 things we're passionate about (ingredients) in the Caribbean... Salted Cod, Fresh Herbs and Ripe Plantains. You can be as creative as you want in your version.

The Ultimate Plantain Frittata. The Ultimate Plantain Frittata.
Some BBQ tips and techniques for finger licking ribs.

Some BBQ tips and techniques for finger licking ribs.

08 July 2009

Since the post I did a couple weeks back went over so well (Some BBQ tips and techniques for chicken) I thought I’d share some pointers with you on achieving tender and juicy ribs. The biggest mistake I ‘ve ever made in my brief cooking avocation, is when I purchased ribs in one of those […]

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A vintage “Trinbagonian” fish broth. The cure for hangovers?

A vintage “Trinbagonian” fish broth. The cure for hangovers?

04 July 2009

The love for fish broth (fish soup) I inherited from my uncle B. After a weekend of partying he’d usually make this soup as he claims it’s the best “thing” for a hangover and as his sidekick, I’d be very involved. Though it’s been years since I last had this, I’d have to say that […]

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An insane hotsauce for the brave and daring!

An insane hotsauce for the brave and daring!

01 July 2009

Looking to spice things up a bit in your life? I have the “recipe”. This one was inspired by my “mango chow” post a few weeks back. I remembered the days when as a kid I would chase down the doubles man on his bike for hot steamy “doubles” These vendors reinvented what we know […]

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Some BBQ tips and techniques for chicken.

Some BBQ tips and techniques for chicken.

26 June 2009

With major holidays in Canada (July 1) and the US (July 4) coming up soon, I thought I’d share a few tips on working with chicken on the grill. These are from my experiences and though I don’t claim to be an expert… I do have guests licking their fingers when they’ve had the opportunity […]

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You say guacamole, I say zaboca choka.

You say guacamole, I say zaboca choka.

25 June 2009

Zaboca (avocado) season was one of favourite times of the year when we were growing up on the islands. Now my seasons are reduced to summer, winter, spring and fall. As a kid we enjoyed, mango season, avocado season, plum season.. you get the picture… the fruit dictated the seasons for us. To this day, […]

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Heavenly curry chicken with tender potato.

Heavenly curry chicken with tender potato.

19 June 2009

This one is a hit on a Sunday morning whenever my mom visits (yup…a heavy brunch type dish on a Sunday). Our girls claim that only my mom can make this to their liking. Plus we get her to make roti for us, since I’m clueless when it comes to anything involving flour. The best […]

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Pelau, the first guest invited to every beach lime.

Pelau, the first guest invited to every beach lime.

16 June 2009

I can still recall sitting in our “gallery” (porch) shelling peas as the first crop of pigeon peas was reaped (btw, shelling is the term used to describe removing the peas from the pod). My parents always planted corn and peas every rainy season so we enjoyed fresh peas cooked in many different forms. Stewed, […]

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A delectable stewed beef recipe, the Caribbean way.

A delectable stewed beef recipe, the Caribbean way.

13 June 2009

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you may have come to the conclusion that the majority of dishes we prepare includes the process of “stewing”. Unlike what’s considered a stew in places like Canada and the US, our stews are based on the principle of caramelizing the meats to give it that […]

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How to peel yams (Caribbean ground provision)

12 June 2009

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Were we making ceviche all along?

Were we making ceviche all along?

04 June 2009

I think I was about 9 years old the very first time I had the opportunity to sample one of the Friday night rituals in Marabella. A small town, known for it’s vibrant weekend market and the hub for oil workers after work on a Friday evening. That ritual being “oyster cocktails”. A spicy drink […]

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