In Memory Of Karen Nicole Smith, 1972 - 2016

Spreading The Culinary Culture Of The Caribbean – Taymer Mason.

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As a food enthusiast and blogger, I find myself browsing the Internet weird hours of the night in search of food sites and blogs, especially if they’re Caribbean related. One such night I came across a blog with some of the more appetizing pictures I’ve ever seen. My mouth was literally watering (no lie) as I quickly browsed through the site. I had stumbled onto the blog of Taymer Mason, a vegan foodie originally from Barbados and I couldn’t believe that vegan food had me this interested. You don’t grow up in the Caribbean and not have a specially appreciation for fresh vegetables and the many ways our cuisine is influenced by the variety of cultures that make up the Caribbean. Indian, Chinese, Middle Eastern, African and European influences can be appreciated as you work your way up the islands, staring from the mainland of Guyana. But vegan?

I’m not a vegan or vegetarian ( I don’t even know the difference and have been scolded in the past for it) and I respect people who can stick to such diets, as I know I couldn’t. If I were to be completely honest with you and for the non vegetarians who do visit the blog, I’m sure you’ll agree with me… when I think vegetarian (outside the Caribbean) I think bland food that’s probably not appetizing at all. But looking back at those pictures I saw the first night I visited Taymer’s Site Vegan In The Sun, I had to start rethinking my generalization.

About 2 weeks ago I got my hands on a copy of Taymer’s Caribbean Vegan: Meat-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free Authentic Island Cuisine for Every Occasion – special thanks to Taymer and her publisher “The Experiment”. For the wonderful work being done to promote the culinary culture of the Caribbean, I thought I’d share some insights on the book. PLUS one lucky person will receive a copy of this amazing cooking experience to add to their collection – see below for full details.

Rather than a long review (which I’m not really good at anyway), I’ll point out what really stood out the book…

caribbean vegan Taymer mason

You all know how much I love documenting and showing step by step instructions, so when I opened the book and saw a section in the middle dedicated to some of the most classic of Caribbean dishes done vegan, I was truly impressed. The colorful pics that are easy to follow along with descriptive text, is simply stunning. Different types of roti, doubles and even a wicked recipe for coconut turnovers… according to Rachael Ray Yum-O! I especially like the pictorial of making buss-up-shut!

“Island Tip” Little tidbits of info scattered throughout the book elaborates on the recipes themselves and offer great alternatives for putting the recipes together. Stuff like, how to reduce the fat content or storage tips!

Each recipe is well outlined and the fact that Taymer used ingredients that’s easily available no matter where in the world you’re based, shows that she tried to make it so everyone can enjoy these recipes. With the use of fresh and flavorful ingredients, you’re sure to make what I thought was bland cooking… exciting!

I urge you to check out Taymer Mason at her blog: Vegan In The Sun and be sure to let her know that Chris from sent you. You’ll love her take on vegan food which celebrates the rich and diverse culinary culture from the islands… truly island food at it’s best!

BTW, food that’s meat free, dairy free and egg free can be just as tasty or even better than the stuff you eat everyday (don’t tell the kids but it’s supposed to be much more healthy as well)! I know that now, thanks to the banana fritters that I tried the 2nd day after I received my copy of the cookbook in the mail. And I’m trying to source some bread fruit to give another recipe a test drive.

veganWin Your Own Copy! – Caribbean Vegan: Meat-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free Authentic Island Cuisine for Every Occasion.

One of you lucky readers will get a copy shipped out to you… here’s how:

You have 3 chances for your name to be entered into the draw. But before I get to the “how to enter”, lets discuss the simple rules.

1. Contest is open to everyone.

2. The winner will be chosen in a random draw.

3. There will be one winner. If after I announce the name of the winner, they don’t contact me within 15 days I will then choose another winner.

4. The contest is open from today Feb 7 and will close midnight Feb 28.

5. A couple days later a winner will be announced on the facebook fan page, as well as by email if we have the winner’s email address.

How to enter!

There are 3 ways you can enter your name and feel free to use all three methods to enhance your chances.

1. The most common way to enter – Leave a comment below. It could be a simple “enter my name” or you can chat a bit about what your favorite non-meat dish is.

2. Leave a comment on the “contest” comment on the facebook fan page << HERE!

3. Subscribe to the YouTube channel or leave a comment on one of the videos!

Let’s recap so everything is clear. One winner will be chosen in early March and a notification will be sent to that winner. The winner will then have to contact me with their full name and mailing address to have the book shipped out to them at no cost. The contest is open to everyone and you have 3 chances of winning as explained above (leave a comment below, facebook and youtube)

Again, special thanks to Ms Taymer Mason and the wonderful people at “The Experiment” for making this contest possible. Keep doing your thing Taymer, you’re a true ambassador of the Caribbean and we wish you continued success!

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  1. Simone Abramson
    April 12, 2021 / 4:46 pm

    Enter my name

  2. November 5, 2014 / 1:24 pm

    As a year old vegan I look for all the food that I can eat and still be nutritious…Caribbean style….
    I hope am not not too late for the give away?
    Enter my name please if you are….

    Thank You!!!!

  3. Bre
    February 25, 2012 / 2:51 pm

    Do you have any tofu recipies i may have missed?

  4. Monique Woods
    February 7, 2012 / 3:22 pm

    Enter my name please

  5. April 20, 2011 / 5:14 am

    I am very curious about it. Hope I will win this book…..

  6. farida bramble
    March 27, 2011 / 11:01 am

    Hi chris your receipes is the best ……….

  7. Debbie Marshall
    March 18, 2011 / 9:48 am

    Please enter my name in the book contest. Thanks

  8. Zee
    March 9, 2011 / 11:49 am

    I'm a foodie to the heart. Love all types but especially my home Trini foods. Hee's my entry!!

  9. sheena
    March 5, 2011 / 11:13 pm

    Love if i can win it!!

  10. Kevin
    March 2, 2011 / 4:09 pm

    Enter my name pl ease… this looks like a great collection, I will love to get a copy

  11. Trinigyurl
    February 28, 2011 / 10:14 am

    Also please enter my name for the cookbook. Thanks

  12. Trinigyurl
    February 28, 2011 / 10:13 am

    Hi Chris, I loved your stew chicken and I sent it to my daughter. Thanks.

  13. Hazel
    February 27, 2011 / 9:31 am

    i think i maybe late for this contest,but please enter my name for this wonderful addition to my life, so i can continue to enjoy cooking all that great finger licking food!!

    • Debra Deena
      February 28, 2011 / 10:18 am

      Please include my name to win a cook book.

  14. Indira (Indy) Gaitor
    February 27, 2011 / 6:10 am

    PLease enter my name.

  15. Phillip Caton
    February 26, 2011 / 11:39 pm

    Enter my name.

  16. Sheba
    February 26, 2011 / 9:37 pm

    My favourite vegan dish is dhal, rice and bhagi with some mango kuchela on the side! Enter me for the chnace to win that great looking vegan cook book! Love reading your recipes. They really are the way we Trinis cook! Keep eit up!


  17. Joanne
    February 26, 2011 / 9:36 pm

    "Enter my name" I love caribbean food.

  18. pete moss
    February 26, 2011 / 9:07 pm

    enter me s.v.p.


  19. February 26, 2011 / 8:23 pm

    baigan choka and sada roti can't beat that… enter me…

  20. Cassandria Menefee
    February 26, 2011 / 5:42 pm

    Please enter my name

  21. charmaine
    February 26, 2011 / 5:15 pm

    from trinidad enjoying your site and dishes. keep up the good work

  22. anna b
    February 26, 2011 / 2:54 pm

    I'm from Haiti… this is a whole new experience of food for me ….would love to win this book

  23. February 26, 2011 / 12:06 pm

    ital food cookbook will be a welcome in my home I cook daily for my family would love to make more healthy dishes I am also a former vegan nearly 15 yrs

  24. Elin Gjelsten
    February 26, 2011 / 11:33 am

    Love to have this book, please enter my name !

  25. candace
    February 26, 2011 / 11:25 am

    Hi,I'm CANDACE from sweet Trinidad and Tobago. Would love to win your book since my Dad is a strict vegetarian. My favourite vegan recipe is roti and curry chataigne.

  26. renuka
    February 26, 2011 / 11:22 am

    Hello Chris,__Firstly, I want to give 'thanks' to God for allowing you good health to do this __Caribbean' site. Really appreciate this, and, may God continues to guide__you and your family.__I am in Ottawa, we are all Trinidadian and Vegetarians and look forward to getting__one of your books by way of the contest or to purchase. Please give me more info__soon.__Best Regards,__Renuka Ramsaran

  27. Mads
    February 26, 2011 / 10:14 am

    Hands down Dal and Rice with fried okra

  28. Effua
    February 26, 2011 / 9:53 am

    I would love to have this cookbook, enter my name, please 🙂

  29. suzette edghill
    February 26, 2011 / 9:23 am

    Enter me please

  30. Bernadette
    February 26, 2011 / 7:46 am

    Please enter my name

  31. Jennie
    February 26, 2011 / 6:52 am

    Please enter my name "Jennie"

  32. Vampyra/Alison
    February 26, 2011 / 4:08 am

    Being a 'beginner' in Carribean cookery, and to veggie dishes, this book would be a great heads up to new and flavoursome recipes. As a family we are trying to cut back on meat dishes and I am looking for vegetarian recipes with that wow factor that will make everyone want to come back for more. Please enter me into the draw for the book, many thanks.

  33. February 26, 2011 / 1:24 am

    Have been searching for Trini recipes for a long time ………… When I read the words "spring water" in a particular recipe I knew I had found a genuine master !! ………. This site is by far the best and I would love to have a copy of the book !!

  34. Stacy
    February 26, 2011 / 12:51 am

    please enter my name … This will be a great book to enhance my cooking

  35. Michele Rowland
    February 25, 2011 / 10:36 pm

    Love your recipes. Try to make as many as I can!!

  36. Danielle M
    February 25, 2011 / 10:32 pm

    Please enter me in the draw. Thanks!!!

  37. Deb
    February 25, 2011 / 10:02 pm

    ME ME Me please.

  38. February 25, 2011 / 9:47 pm

    I really would like to learn how to bake without eggs and milk. I have a great Zucchini Bread recipe that I'd like to alter.

  39. sharonsinbox
    February 25, 2011 / 9:25 pm

    Oh and please "enter my name" for the cookbook contest! Thanks Chris, love your site and really enjoy the recipes.

  40. sharonsinbox
    February 25, 2011 / 9:24 pm

    My favourite vegetarian dish – Special K loaf. Like meatloaf, but instead of meat, use Special K cereal, cottage cheese and Lipton Onion Soup mix. Yum!

  41. Tamika
    February 25, 2011 / 9:24 pm

    I am a vegatarian, and this looks really yummy! I hope I win!!!

  42. KAREN
    February 25, 2011 / 8:54 pm

    my favorite non meat dish is biagan and tomatoes with sada.
    LOVE IT……….

  43. Gittesh
    February 25, 2011 / 8:43 pm

    Please enter me please. Thanks

  44. Gustavo Jimenez
    February 25, 2011 / 8:24 pm

    “Enter my name” Please

  45. alexander
    February 25, 2011 / 8:23 pm

    Kindly enter me in contest, all recipes has been simple to follow and ingredient easy to find

  46. Yazzie
    February 25, 2011 / 7:36 pm

    Hope to win this yummy book. Can't say which are my fave recipes, cos they're all so yummy mummy . lol Cheers all, Yazzie

  47. philis
    February 25, 2011 / 7:32 pm

    My fav non meat meal is rice, dhal and bhagie made with the callalloo bush

  48. Eileen McLean
    February 25, 2011 / 7:24 pm

    Hi Chris please enter my name.
    I would love to own this cookbook!
    Eileen McLean

  49. corinne
    February 25, 2011 / 7:14 pm

    Please enter me. I have been cooking several of recipes and love them.

  50. Superlee
    February 25, 2011 / 7:09 pm

    I ttried eating vegan two weeks ago and was surprised that I did not miss the meat. Pls "enter my name" and thanks for all your great recipes…sure brings back pleasant memories.

  51. Alf G
    February 25, 2011 / 7:07 pm

    I just love Black Pouding and Souce, and long for some Real Salt Fish Cakes. Your recipies are just Smashing. Thanks. Please enter me in your Draw. Thanks.

  52. Linda
    February 25, 2011 / 6:40 pm

    Please enter my name. I have a few favourite vege dishes – spicy lentils, ratatoullie, celery and stilton soup and leek and potato soup (although I tend to put bacon in this so it's not strictly vege my way)

  53. Sheryl
    February 25, 2011 / 6:26 pm

    Please enter me. I would love to have this cookbook and cook for my Jamaican boyfriend!! He would be sooo impressed. 🙂 Thanks

  54. sharie Ramsaroop
    February 25, 2011 / 6:13 pm

    I love Caribbean cooking, add my name please

  55. Lynn
    February 25, 2011 / 6:11 pm

    Thank you for the opportunity to enter this drawing!

  56. sharie
    February 25, 2011 / 6:05 pm

    I love the recipes, thanks for sharing and please enter my name. Sharie Ramsaroop

  57. nicol_jo
    February 25, 2011 / 5:39 pm

    Hi Chris! If I do win I will surely share this book with a relative of mine that is a full-fledge vegan and west indian at that! I myself think it's great to eat vegetarian meals during the week to give your body a break from being a carnivore. So one of my favourite non-meat dishes is one that my trini grandfather makes called okra and rice with cod fish.

  58. nicol_jo
    February 25, 2011 / 5:22 pm

    Hi Chris! If I win I will surely share this book with a relative mine that is a full-fledge vegan and west indian at that. I myself do think it's good to eat vegetarian meals during the week. One of my favourites dishes is …okra and rice with cod fish

  59. Hazel eyes
    February 25, 2011 / 5:21 pm

    Pretty Please..Could you enter me to win this beautiful book.

  60. Karris Marin-McLetchie
    February 25, 2011 / 5:15 pm

    Hi Chris wonderful idea to have a Vegetarian cook book with local ideas would love to win this. Keep up the great job you are doing.

  61. Amanda
    February 25, 2011 / 5:11 pm

    I never like ochros but now one of my fav vegetarian dish is fried aloo and ochros with bust-up shot.
    Please enter my name for the cookbook. Thanks Chris for all the recipes you posts.

  62. Anne M.
    February 25, 2011 / 4:37 pm

    I love your dishes. Thanks Chris.

  63. Joanne
    February 25, 2011 / 4:35 pm

    Please enter my name…..i need to lern to make more vegatarian dishes…….thanks.

  64. carla
    February 25, 2011 / 4:08 pm

    Please enter my name for the cookbook-Lent is coming and I plan to keep off the meat…..this will come in very handy!

  65. Richard Reid
    February 25, 2011 / 3:31 pm

    Chris.I don't know about this vegan book padner!!I am a rank Trini.Ah mus have meh meat.
    Keep up the good work.Great recipes!!!!

  66. Joy
    February 25, 2011 / 3:24 pm

    Please enter me,. I'd love to have a copy of the book. Thanks in advance!

  67. Siri
    February 25, 2011 / 3:24 pm

    Still need to send you some recipes Chris! Hope I win this book but I also emailed Taymer & she is going to be selling the book in Jamaica, so I will still get it either way!!!

  68. Marlyn
    February 25, 2011 / 3:01 pm

    ENTER ME PLZ! Being away from home is tough but having awesome recipes thanks to caribbeanpot brings back that home feeling to me. 🙂

  69. Remah
    February 25, 2011 / 2:53 pm

    please enter my name

  70. Raquel C. Welsh
    February 25, 2011 / 2:39 pm

    Enter me. I love trying new dishes.

  71. Christine Roache
    February 25, 2011 / 2:29 pm

    Pls enter my name…I’m a vegan and have been searching for a great caribbean cookbook like this. I love caribbeanpot me and my friends get reciepe ideas from here every week!

  72. Megadon
    February 25, 2011 / 2:00 pm

    Awesome book!!

  73. kerry ann
    February 25, 2011 / 1:37 pm

    This book should help lead me to a healthier eating lifestyle that I have been striving for, for the LONGEST time. Hoping to get my Husband on board and as serious as I am. Thanxs Chris .

  74. Kathy ann Henderson
    February 25, 2011 / 1:35 pm

    Choose, me I am a trini in Northern Ireland and your site has helped me a lot….

  75. Toni
    February 25, 2011 / 1:15 pm

    I truly appreciate all the recipes you've shared thus far!! I look forward to receiving my cookbook soon!! I plan on trying a post about curry crad this weekend!! I tried jerk crab last week(my own recipe) it was FABULOUS!!

  76. eeda
    February 25, 2011 / 12:59 pm

    looks like a great book. I love vege food. I recently got married and would love to win this book, it would make my cooking a lot easier! Good job Chris, keep up the good work

  77. IMELDA
    February 25, 2011 / 12:55 pm


  78. Farhz N
    February 25, 2011 / 12:48 pm

    Please enter me

  79. Shelia
    February 25, 2011 / 12:46 pm

    I would love to win the cookbook! Please enter my name.

  80. Patrick Kelly
    February 25, 2011 / 12:36 pm

    please enter me I love Caribbean food!!

  81. Manelle Fernandez
    February 25, 2011 / 12:19 pm

    I do very littl cooking but love your receipes and pass them to my fami

  82. Donna Buckmire
    February 25, 2011 / 12:15 pm

    Please fill me in on the cost of one of Tamer Mason's vegan cook book. And how and Where I can access it!!!!!!!!

    Add my name………….

  83. Ray
    February 25, 2011 / 12:12 pm

    enter my name please. excellent dishes!

  84. Anisa
    February 25, 2011 / 12:08 pm

    Enter my name please

  85. QRC Boy
    February 25, 2011 / 12:08 pm

    Love your recipes!

  86. Dianne
    February 25, 2011 / 11:41 am

    I would love to have a copy of this book!!!

  87. Rick
    February 25, 2011 / 11:40 am

    Your recipes are very good thanks for sharing them with all of us !

  88. Rhona
    February 25, 2011 / 11:36 am

    Love the recipes on the site! Keep up the good work. Please enter my name in the contest for the cookbook. Thanks!

  89. Angela Ramsaroop
    February 25, 2011 / 11:33 am

    enter me…another great book to my collection!!!!!!!!!

  90. Mary
    February 25, 2011 / 11:31 am

    Please enter me. I love cookbooks especially those with pictures and Caribbean food my favorite.

  91. Robin Woolford
    February 25, 2011 / 11:26 am

    Please enter my name for the cookbook:) Do you have any good recipes? I really enjoy cooking several of your dishes. Actually makin some chicken curry today and wholewheat roti

  92. Taine
    February 25, 2011 / 11:22 am

    Love your recipes, Chris. That you for the culinary vibes!

  93. February 25, 2011 / 11:09 am

    Made my favorite last evening – pumpkin with okra and rice seasoned with all the spices I could find. YUM!
    Please enter my name in the contest. Thank you.

  94. Lee
    February 25, 2011 / 10:56 am

    Hey Chris
    I love your website. I'm a Canadian girl married to a Trini for 35 years. Was doing OK with Trini recipes but have gotten so much better watching the videos and following the recipes. Thanks a million

    please enter me

  95. Beverly
    February 25, 2011 / 10:55 am

    Hello Chris, I have been a vegan for approximately 15 years and have changed some of our dishes to suit. I would love to get a copy of the book as I am sure I can learn a great deal from it. Keep up the good work. 🙂

  96. Kathleen Gore
    February 25, 2011 / 10:55 am

    I would love to win that cookbook. Please enter my name for the contest. Thank you!!

  97. Nadira
    February 25, 2011 / 10:42 am

    Please enter my name

  98. Hanifa
    February 25, 2011 / 10:39 am

    Hi, I enjoy your recipes,

    I enjoy carribbean food and would like to get this book// win……

    Can you please enter my name? thanks >_<

  99. Dave
    February 25, 2011 / 10:34 am

    Please enter my name as I love your recipes

  100. Antonette Simpson
    February 25, 2011 / 10:34 am

    Enter my name please.

  101. Anne marks
    February 25, 2011 / 10:28 am

    Just love your recipies Chris, I live in the U.K and Wow my friends with them…

    Please " Enter my name "

  102. Elizabeth
    February 25, 2011 / 10:25 am

    Enter Me 🙂

  103. Gilles Blackburn
    February 25, 2011 / 10:20 am

    Please enter me!

  104. Ahmad Mann
    February 25, 2011 / 10:18 am

    I am a complete novice & obtaining this book will greatly assist me to becoming a good cook or maybe a chef

  105. barbara webster
    February 25, 2011 / 10:07 am

    this cook book has how to make curry goat my wish would be
    to try to get that book barbara webster

  106. February 25, 2011 / 10:07 am

    i just love your posts, recipes, fruits, etc… takes me back home to Trini!!! Please "enter me" lol

  107. Kimberly Barker
    February 25, 2011 / 10:07 am

    this sounds so yummy, please enter me in the drawing.

  108. Joy
    February 25, 2011 / 10:00 am

    Hey Chris, Enter my name in the contest. Thank you for sharing and bringing us West Indians together.

  109. Andy
    February 25, 2011 / 9:54 am

    please enter my name. i am not a vegetarian or vegan but my wife would love this book!

  110. Deborah Purcell
    February 25, 2011 / 9:54 am

    Hi Chris, Please enter my name for the opportunity to win this amazing Cookbook offer. The food court at the Piarco International Airport Trinidad will be opening on March 01 and visitors will have the opportunity to sample local cuisine from any of the ten booths located there. I was successful in acquiring one of those booths. When you come to Trinidad visit the local food court.

  111. Barbara
    February 25, 2011 / 9:49 am

    Please enter my name for the daw, thank you

  112. February 25, 2011 / 9:48 am

    Enter me please for the vegan cookbook and i have to say I love doubles 🙂

  113. Sylvana
    February 25, 2011 / 9:46 am

    Enter my name. Thank you

  114. Cecelia Isles
    February 25, 2011 / 9:45 am

    Entering my name for the contest, I love your recipes and follows your blogs,
    Cecelia Isles..

  115. Veronique Cummings
    February 25, 2011 / 9:29 am

    Would love one of these books.

  116. Sprat
    February 25, 2011 / 9:28 am

    Thanks for the great recipes….and could you enter my name please!


  117. Russ
    February 25, 2011 / 9:24 am

    Please enter my name as well

  118. R. Lewis
    February 25, 2011 / 9:23 am

    I've only been following you for a small while and appreciate all that you do to spread the Caribbean culture. Please enter me for the contest.

  119. Jeff
    February 25, 2011 / 9:23 am

    Some truely tasty recipes. My wife is the Trinibagonian. Some of the dish's certainly take her back to her childhood.

  120. Fleur
    February 25, 2011 / 9:20 am

    Great stuff………………would love this cook book…………

  121. Christine
    February 25, 2011 / 9:15 am

    I look forward to your recipes!!!!!!! Please enter my name in your contest for your cookbook!

  122. Karen
    February 25, 2011 / 9:14 am

    I am Vegan and from Trinidad and Tobago this cooks book looks AMAZING

  123. jtcchef
    February 25, 2011 / 9:13 am

    Love all the dishes, please enter me for the cookbook….

  124. Diana
    February 25, 2011 / 9:11 am

    Excited to see the Veagn recipes! I always love to read your emails and get inspired to create your sumptuous recipes.
    Please add me to the drawing!

  125. Reener Grant
    February 25, 2011 / 9:10 am

    Morning Chris, I love vegan in the sun….daily reader of her blog…..hope to add her to my collection.

  126. amoy
    February 25, 2011 / 9:09 am

    These are really great dishes. All sound very delicious

  127. February 25, 2011 / 9:09 am

    Mom turn part-time vegitarian so this book would help alot cause she covers assuming I don't eat pork and I have plenty of veggitables. so if I can at least be armed with a book and still give her the illusion she is eating what she likes then I won't have those umcofortable moments.

    • February 25, 2011 / 9:09 am

      right forgot please enter my name in the contest

  128. Stephen
    February 25, 2011 / 9:09 am

    Please enter my name……………….yummy!

  129. Hazelann
    February 25, 2011 / 9:05 am

    I love your recipes! Keep up the good work.

  130. Kimberly
    February 25, 2011 / 9:03 am

    Hey Chris!

    Please enter my name!

    Thanks! 🙂

  131. Angelina De Abreu
    February 25, 2011 / 9:00 am

    Hey Chris, don’t forget to enter my name. Angelina De Abreu thanks love

  132. gloria
    February 25, 2011 / 8:56 am

    i tried the sweetbread ….. and loved it, i never thought of channa and chicken or any meat for that matter as a combination, you really do represent your trini roots, we trinis are an innovative bunch, chris my in laws prepare curry chataigne and goat with buss up shut, yum!, enter my name

  133. Ninette J.G.Bird
    February 25, 2011 / 8:50 am

    Hello Chris, I would like to be entered in the book contest … I enjoye preparing the many recipes you post .. I am a Caribbean Woman from the island of St. Kitts, where food is our life… I have not only enjoyed eating the foods you share with us , but in turn I have also shared them with my friends world wide, who have never visited the Caribbean , but love to eat …Smile.. looking forword to many more post and of great recipes to try.

  134. Gale
    February 25, 2011 / 8:47 am

    Enter my name please!

  135. Nancy Pariag
    February 25, 2011 / 8:45 am

    Your recipes and pictures are great. Thank you for sharing. Nancy

  136. Alana S Payson
    February 25, 2011 / 8:44 am

    Please "enter my name". I would really love to get that cookbook. I tried that stew fish recipe and it was heavenly. My family enjoyed it very much especially since I don't cook that much and often…

  137. Sharna
    February 25, 2011 / 8:39 am

    Hi Chris!

    Please enter me for the cookbook contest and keep these recipes coming.

  138. Gene
    February 25, 2011 / 8:38 am

    Caribbean food is the spice of life. Enter me for the cookbook.

  139. Shari R.
    February 25, 2011 / 8:36 am

    please enter my name. Favorite dish is curry pumpkin with rice.

  140. Chelie Roberts
    February 25, 2011 / 8:36 am

    Hi Chris…I usually experiment with vegan dishes, my son loves this food and I usually prepare some for us and I would like the opportunity to win this book.

  141. February 25, 2011 / 8:30 am

    I really enjoy. Your recipes

  142. Mimose
    February 25, 2011 / 8:28 am

    It’s easy to eat less meat in the islands, with our abundance of produce it is easy to put together a fabulos veggie meal.

  143. Sherry
    February 25, 2011 / 8:27 am

    I am always trying to cook dishes different from the ordinary, through the cooking channel, internet, recipe books, etc, I would love to see and try the recipes from this book.

  144. Lionel Victorino
    February 25, 2011 / 8:27 am

    I enjoy all of your posts. Please enter my name in the contest.

  145. Naryan Rao
    February 25, 2011 / 8:27 am

    add My name

  146. Char
    February 25, 2011 / 8:26 am

    May the most needy cook win! Ha!

  147. Kitty
    February 25, 2011 / 8:24 am

    I would love to learn to cook carib veggie! so please enter my name. I love te vegetables cooked in coconut milk. But I do not go onto Facebook.

  148. Sherri
    February 25, 2011 / 8:23 am

    Enter my name please!!!!!

  149. Latoya
    February 25, 2011 / 8:22 am

    Please enter me. Thank you.

  150. Carissa
    February 25, 2011 / 8:06 am

    Veggie has never tasted so gr8 until I subscribed for your receipes!

  151. Nancy Blanc
    February 25, 2011 / 8:06 am

    Please enter my name Use your Bhaji rescipe all the time

  152. Cheri
    February 25, 2011 / 8:04 am

    My favourite vegan dish is sada roti with baigan choka

  153. thelma cox
    February 25, 2011 / 8:02 am

    Please enter my name

  154. shanella brooks
    February 25, 2011 / 7:59 am

    My favourite non meat dish is coconut curried lentils, a product of my own experimenting

  155. shelley
    February 25, 2011 / 7:51 am

    Sounds interesting. Please enter my name.


  156. Charlene
    February 25, 2011 / 7:49 am

    If I could be so lucky!!

  157. dannydaniels
    February 25, 2011 / 7:49 am

    Yes, count me in. Caribbean Pot is my Bible of the Kitchen!!!

  158. Ali Jeoffrey
    February 25, 2011 / 7:47 am

    Enter me….have been loving all the recipes, have given me great ideas for parties and family social events..

  159. February 25, 2011 / 7:47 am

    Checking in. Really appreciate your recipes, so simple to understand

    February 25, 2011 / 7:45 am

    enter my name, Joan Singh

  161. Loren Fowlkes
    February 25, 2011 / 7:45 am

    Please enter my name. I don’t want to eat meat anymore but would like to eat healthy.

  162. Anthony Triano
    February 25, 2011 / 7:41 am

    Would love this book enter me

  163. Sana
    February 25, 2011 / 7:41 am

    Please add me- Thanks

  164. Genevieve Shoul
    February 25, 2011 / 7:40 am

    Hope I win?? (Ha) enjoy your receipe,s.

  165. Sana
    February 25, 2011 / 7:40 am

    Add me plzzzzzzzzzzzz

  166. Amiah Casey
    February 25, 2011 / 7:38 am

    Thanks a lot Chris !!!

  167. Sonja
    February 25, 2011 / 7:36 am

    I would like to enter. Thanks Chris!

  168. cristal
    February 25, 2011 / 7:36 am

    Please enter my name so i can win this cookbook to help me cook some vegetarian meals for my boyfriend before he finds a new girlfriend who is vegetarian like himself .

  169. lynda
    February 18, 2011 / 8:01 am

    please enter my name

  170. Alison
    February 17, 2011 / 8:08 pm

    I really enjoy your blog. Thanks for the great recipes. My favorite non meat dish is dal.

  171. cheryl
    February 17, 2011 / 4:20 pm

    please enter my name, thanks

  172. Tammy
    February 17, 2011 / 1:36 pm

    I would love to win this book!! My fav non meat dish is Rice and Pea's the first Caribbean dish I learned when I married my husband 🙂

  173. Rocky
    February 17, 2011 / 7:18 am

    I want that book! recipe book buff here.

  174. Glenda Lopez
    February 16, 2011 / 11:26 am

    Enter my name, thank u!

  175. Valerie
    February 15, 2011 / 8:27 pm

    After watching Oprah's show on Vegan I am ready to try it!! Love your site.

  176. joyce marcelle
    February 15, 2011 / 3:03 pm

    Joyce please enter my name i am thinking of taking meat off my diet

  177. Christianne Flavin
    February 15, 2011 / 5:55 am

    Having just struggled to lose over 35 lbs I think this cookbook would let me maintian my weightloss while affording me the joy of eating Caribbean style. If I got picked it would be fab

  178. Christal n
    February 15, 2011 / 12:31 am

    Enter my name
    I a winner

  179. Angela
    February 14, 2011 / 10:41 pm

    Hi Chris,
    Please enter me in the lineup for the Vegan cookbook. I would surely appreciate it.


  180. Nancy
    February 14, 2011 / 9:33 pm

    ENTER ME!!! PLS!!!
    My favorite vegetarian dish is the only one I know which is Ital pie & once I tasted a vegetarian sauce to go on rice, made with tofu & pigeon peas & other veggies if I I remember correctly. That's about the extent of my vegetarian dish knowledge lol! I really would like to know more so I can eat healthier. Hope I win!!!

    February 14, 2011 / 5:36 pm

    Please enter my name!

  182. Darrian F
    February 14, 2011 / 3:14 am

    This link was sent to me just at the right time. I have been seriously considering changing my diet to a vegan diet and this Caribbean Cook book would be a great start for my switch.

  183. Margaret
    February 13, 2011 / 3:51 pm

    My daughter is getting into the vegan diet and she is trying hard to bring me on board. This cook book is the ideal help that I need to create wonderful dishes without meat and be very satisfied. I don't eat eggs as I was alergic to them many years ago and I my dairy intake is very limited. Please enter my name. Thanks

  184. Darrel3000
    February 12, 2011 / 4:55 pm

    Enter Me! thanks
    Darrel GS

  185. February 12, 2011 / 8:56 am

    Enter my name please.

    Great review. Thanks for introducing us to Taymer!

  186. Michelle Springer
    February 12, 2011 / 8:52 am

    For 2011 I have challenged my family to have one non-meat meal a week. So far so good, but coming up with creative ideas can be challenging. Everyone should try it. It’s great for the environment and the soul. Yummm
    Please enter my name. Thanks Chris!

  187. Leisha Lovelace
    February 11, 2011 / 8:57 pm

    I love your recipes, I love your site, I love the pictures and I would love to win this book. LOVE YA!!! 🙂

  188. elizabeth
    February 11, 2011 / 11:44 am

    enter me please

  189. Tony
    February 11, 2011 / 5:34 am

    Finally a Caribbean recipe book catering to those with lactose intolerance…

  190. Sheba
    February 11, 2011 / 12:05 am

    Please enter my name, as I am a vegetarian and I'm always looking for new recipes. I make a tasty veggie soup with shiitake mushrooms! Love reading your trips down memory lane with your recipes.


  191. Gle
    February 10, 2011 / 6:22 pm

    The Fish Stew receipe is GREAT and easy to make.
    Thanks for sharing!

  192. Mary
    February 10, 2011 / 3:55 pm

    I am not a vegan or vegetarian either. I eat minimal amounts of poultry and dairy so I always welcome more ways to cook more vegetarian. Please enter my name for the drawing as I would love to try out more of the recipes. Thanks you for introducing me to Taymer's site and cookbook.

  193. Carol Coulter
    February 10, 2011 / 3:06 pm

    Hi Please enter my name for the great cookbook competition.
    Good luck to everyone

  194. Anika K.
    February 10, 2011 / 1:20 pm

    Buss-up Shut with curried chatigne, pumpkin , black sweet anchar masala mango, curry potato and channa……… mmmmmm plus some steamed patchoi… I would love this book… so enter me please

  195. Shona Evelyn
    February 10, 2011 / 1:09 pm

    Please enter my name.
    I love to cook and try new things. Please help me accomplish this, thanks!

  196. Gaytrie
    February 10, 2011 / 12:56 pm

    Please enter me. Love the recipe for Jerk Chicken marinate. It is very yummy!

  197. jacqui
    February 10, 2011 / 7:37 am

    Please enter my name to win this great cook book!

  198. sumpen
    February 10, 2011 / 5:32 am

    Put me in! It looks good!

  199. Alma Ries
    February 10, 2011 / 1:01 am

    Enter my name! I am always interested in fabulous Caribbean foods.

  200. lesley-ann
    February 9, 2011 / 9:25 pm

    hi chris,
    thanks for all these wonderful meals, my husband is vegan so i would definitely like to win that great book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ENTER MY NAME…………….

  201. jillian
    February 9, 2011 / 7:55 pm

    HI Christ i discovered your web site a couple of months ago i was trying to make some doubles .I am a trini but i married a non trini he and i have cooking contest all the time, so he was making a dish from his home town of cuba so i said well now im gonna make some thing from trini and thats how i fell upon your web site i check out your dishes all the time now for almost everything i cook even when its a non trini dish i might add a little green seasoning or just some shadow beni to give it a little twist kicked it up a notch if you will ,so thanks so much for taking the time and energy to post your yummy dishes .

  202. jillian
    February 9, 2011 / 7:44 pm

    HI Christ i discovered your web site a couple of months ago i was trying to make some doubles .I am a trini but i married a non trini he and i have cooking contest all the time, so he was making a dish from his home town of cuba so i said well now im gonna make some thing from trini and thats how i fell upon your web site i check out your dishes all the time now for almost everything i cook even when its a non trini dish i might add a little green seasoning or just some shadow beni to give it a little twist kicked it up a notch if you will ,so thanks so much for taking the time and energy to post your yummy dishes .
    ps enter my name please .

  203. Karisha Harrysingh
    February 9, 2011 / 6:02 pm

    Hi Chris: Although I already do most of the recipes on your blog. I still enjoy receiving your recipes of the Caribbean. I do love your step by step layout. My favourite vegetarian recipe from T'dad would be any fresh vegetable combination of the island along with 'Rice and Red-Bean stew'. After living in Canada for the past 44yrs, I have developed a taste for 'Ratatouille.' It would be nice to receive the 'Vegan Recipe' book by Taymer Mason. Since I don't think I will become a vegan; I do believe I would be able to combine some or most of the recipes along with other recipes. Therefore, please enter my name in the competition. Thank you.

  204. Toni
    February 9, 2011 / 4:38 pm

    Please enter my name. I look forward to receiving your recipes. Thanks for sharing.

  205. Karenlee
    February 9, 2011 / 3:18 pm

    I would love to win this as a gift for my SIL who is a fantastic cook!

  206. mary blair
    February 9, 2011 / 2:43 pm

    yesterday was my first time ever seeing a recipes preparing a meal with can salmon. it was wonderful.thanks a million. i also would like to enter your contest.

  207. Maureen
    February 9, 2011 / 1:29 pm

    i really enjoy your recipes and the acompanying photos.

  208. Vanesa
    February 9, 2011 / 1:09 pm

    Book looks delish! has everything that I appreciate about your recipes….step by step directions and pictures! and a nice little plus that it's vegan to a girl that loves veggies!

  209. Anika
    February 9, 2011 / 12:18 pm

    Enter me please, my favorite Veggie dish is Cassava and Breadfruit Oil Down…

  210. Alicia
    February 9, 2011 / 8:05 am

    Hey I need this book, Can wait to try all the vegetarian recipes………………

  211. Mandy
    February 9, 2011 / 6:35 am

    Love love love your blog! Please enter me in the contest, Chris! Keep up the great work! 🙂

  212. penny
    February 9, 2011 / 5:52 am

    Sounds delicious. Enter me, please!

  213. Superlee
    February 8, 2011 / 7:04 pm

    I just started cooking only vegetables in my quest to lose weight for an upcoming cruise and found a lot of recipes on your site. My husband has joined me but is a bit skeptical about the taste and length of time we will be on this "kick" as he refers to it. Please "enter my name". I have sent your web address to my sister in Virginia,USA and now she is also visiting and finding recipes that she hadn't thought of for years. Thanks again and continue to bring us those mouth watering recipes.

  214. PAM
    February 8, 2011 / 6:55 pm

    I will love to win this cookbook!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! enter me.

  215. Stacy
    February 8, 2011 / 5:45 pm

    Always willing to try something new! Vegetarian or not!!

  216. Patrick Hunte
    February 8, 2011 / 5:34 pm

    Enter my name

  217. reina
    February 8, 2011 / 5:30 pm

    ChOOSE ME… 😀

  218. claudette
    February 8, 2011 / 5:27 pm

    Hey Chris,
    Your recipes has been tastylicious, as only a Trini can say. I can't sufficiently express how grateful I am for this website. Competition seems tight with the numerous entries so far, but I'm not giving up without a fight, once you are recommending this book , I say enter my name I want to own it. Do you have a recipe book ? Would love to own a copy too.

  219. Kim Pierre
    February 8, 2011 / 4:56 pm

    Too much people say yuck to vegetables. I want to say yummm. Help me win that book please.

  220. liza
    February 8, 2011 / 4:39 pm

    I dont see your cook books in Trinidad?

  221. Siri
    February 8, 2011 / 3:38 pm

    I would love to get this cookbook, whether I win it or not. As a Vegan, because of animal protein intolerance (can't digest animal protein), and as a caterer, always being around food, sometimes the thought of cooking for myself after work is sometimes less than appealing. But I love creating new recipes, & would love to see the ideas, as Bajan cooking has similarities to Jamaican cooking!!

  222. Krysta
    February 8, 2011 / 3:10 pm

    Love this site, please enter me in this competition.

  223. Ankieliz
    February 8, 2011 / 2:08 pm

    Please enter my name. Chris, keep up the good work

  224. Valerie Perotte
    February 8, 2011 / 1:08 pm

    Please enter me in your contest…my favourite vegan dish is "Baigan Choka" …roasted eggplant, with roasted tomatoes and hot peppers…served with hot "Sadaa"roti…

  225. Tammy
    February 8, 2011 / 12:23 pm

    Please enter my name

    I would love to have this book added to my little collection. It will be a great reference when i'm not in the mood for meat or poultry.


  226. Janetha
    February 8, 2011 / 12:18 pm

    Thank You Chris for taking the time to share. Can I have a recipe for coconut sugar cake. A friend have been trying to do coconut sugarcake but it doesnt' hardened.Sure I would love a copy of the book.

  227. marcia
    February 8, 2011 / 12:03 pm

    Please enter my name in the draw. Chris love your work keep it up.

    February 8, 2011 / 11:41 am


  229. Brown Girl
    February 8, 2011 / 11:30 am

    I am always interested in trying health alternatives to our fabulous Caribbean foods. Enter me in the competition.

  230. Deb
    February 8, 2011 / 11:09 am

    Please "enter my name"

    Thank you for taking the time to share, we really appreciate it !!!

  231. euklin malchan
    February 8, 2011 / 10:56 am

    i just love the dishes especially the ones without eggs and vegatarian dishes.

  232. Jessica Solomon
    February 8, 2011 / 10:45 am

    Enter my name… favorite non-meat dish is actually aloo pies and doubles! love them!!!!!!!!!!!

  233. Sonia
    February 8, 2011 / 10:42 am

    Enter my name please

  234. Xanthia
    February 8, 2011 / 10:38 am

    Please enter my name.

  235. Linda
    February 8, 2011 / 10:16 am

    Please enter my name for vegan cookbook.

  236. Antonette Simpson
    February 8, 2011 / 10:05 am

    Enter Me Please.

  237. Vincent Peter
    February 8, 2011 / 9:58 am

    Seems like a very intersting publication I would like you to enter my name for consideration

  238. February 8, 2011 / 9:37 am

    I'd love to win this cookbook. I'm an islander trying to make the transition to vegitarian and organic life style. My favorite vegan dish is a bean 'acra'

  239. kathleen
    February 8, 2011 / 9:34 am

    Thanks Chris, i would love to have this cookbook.

  240. Thelma Vincent
    February 8, 2011 / 9:31 am

    Please enter me in this contest. I would love to add this cookbook to my collection. Also still looking for a recipe for bakes. Thanks Chris I always enjoy your recipes.

  241. Allykha
    February 8, 2011 / 9:03 am

    Pick me please I’m tryna lay off the meat

  242. Gustavo Jimenez Mora
    February 8, 2011 / 8:53 am

    Enter my name; thank you Chris for all the delicious recipes Trinidadian give us, I have lived twice in your country, and I have many real friends in the Island, I love the island of Trinidad.

  243. Judy
    February 8, 2011 / 8:36 am

    Hi Chris:

    My favorite non vegetarian dish is phoulourie with hot mango chutney ..

    Hope I win love to cook west indian food. I am from Guyana and I to see how some of the recipes closely resembles or Trinidadian cousins .


  244. Padma
    February 8, 2011 / 8:31 am

    So glad to see a caribbean veggie cookbook out there.
    Please enter my name for the contest.

  245. VeggieYabba
    February 8, 2011 / 8:14 am

    My favourite meatless dishes are curried ackee and curried butter beans. I’d love to win this book.

    • Alice
      February 8, 2011 / 8:49 am

      Hello Chris. I trust things are better with you. I love macaroni pie and anything plantain. I have IBS and am leaning more and more towards meatless meals.

  246. Dianne
    February 8, 2011 / 8:12 am

    I would love to win this cookbook! also if anyone has a recipe for bake and shark please share!

  247. Elaine Williams
    February 8, 2011 / 8:07 am

    ooooh boy, I sure hope I win this book

  248. terry
    February 8, 2011 / 8:01 am

    this is the best site ever i did a goat curry last night it was fab

  249. Socatime
    February 8, 2011 / 7:58 am

    enter me,planning to lay off meat during Lent

  250. Angela Mason
    February 8, 2011 / 7:57 am

    Please enter my name….thank you.

  251. Zeppo Tate 2.0
    February 8, 2011 / 7:56 am

    My wife love to cook and collect cookbooks. This book will do well in her collection.
    She loves veggie meals.
    I love meat too much but I am willing to try anything new.


  252. celeste
    February 8, 2011 / 7:55 am

    I would love to try out these recipes

  253. Marici
    February 8, 2011 / 7:14 am

    no thanks Chris, I have Meat Lovers only living with me!

  254. Alice Young
    February 8, 2011 / 7:12 am

    I would love to win this book!

  255. Jasmine Smith
    February 8, 2011 / 7:03 am

    enter my name please, this sounds very interesting

  256. February 8, 2011 / 6:52 am

    Great one. Thanks for the share.

  257. Marcia
    February 8, 2011 / 6:50 am

    My favourite non meat dish is buttered cassava (anything cassava) and callaloo. Please choose me. My husband has turned vegan and I need some inspiration.

  258. Carl Bliss
    February 8, 2011 / 6:37 am

    Enter my name. I've always wanted to learn how to prepare vegan food. Love.
    Carl Bliss

  259. Dora Khan
    February 8, 2011 / 6:37 am

    Please enter my name… i’ve been looking for something like this…considering going vegan a few months now. 🙂


    ([email protected])

  260. River
    February 8, 2011 / 6:22 am

    Meat or meatless, as long as it is flavorable

  261. River
    February 8, 2011 / 6:13 am

    Sounds like interesting recipes

  262. Joy
    February 8, 2011 / 6:04 am

    I would love to have a copy of this book ,Joy (chef, lives in Wales, UK , married to a Trini).

  263. sherry Voss
    February 8, 2011 / 5:02 am

    Enter me I would love to own that book

  264. Bii
    February 8, 2011 / 4:58 am

    Hi! Through your recipes that i have learned on your site i have started going vegetarian. I would like to have a copy of the book to boost my vegetarian ways. Please enter me

  265. Bii
    February 8, 2011 / 4:53 am

    Hi! I love very much most of your recipes and ways of cooking that has changed my way of cooking. May God continue to bless you very much. Thanks.

  266. momena
    February 8, 2011 / 4:26 am

    I love this book, Please enter me into this draw

  267. Tonya
    February 8, 2011 / 4:24 am

    Would LOVE to own this book. Recently married and could use the extra help! My husband would thank yuh fi real!

  268. Karlene
    February 8, 2011 / 3:16 am

    Chris, thank you for all the fabulous tips and the exposure to new culinary ideas. I never win anything and would love to try some new vegan dishes. Thanks for all the recipes.

  269. Traci
    February 8, 2011 / 3:15 am

    It's not vegan, but my favorite Caribbean Vegetarian dish is Breadfruit Salad. Please enter me in your contest and thank you for providing this opportunity to all us Caribbean Food Lovers!

  270. Adrienne
    February 8, 2011 / 2:20 am

    I love these recipes. Even though I am not from the Islands, this food helps me touch base with my friends from the Islands in a very meaningful way….through the heart and stomach. They appreciate my efforts.

  271. Aaron
    February 8, 2011 / 1:44 am

    love this site and your recipes, and this book looks like a find 🙂 please enter me

  272. Carmelo
    February 8, 2011 / 1:26 am

    Enter me please.

  273. Danielle
    February 8, 2011 / 1:25 am

    enter my name

  274. Michelle Stephenson
    February 8, 2011 / 1:05 am

    Putting my name in on behalf of my Mom she would love a book like this….

  275. Cheeya
    February 8, 2011 / 12:46 am

    Please enter me!!! Eggplant is my go to vegan ingredient^_^

  276. Laura L
    February 7, 2011 / 11:52 pm

    Love, love, love it!

  277. Anna K
    February 7, 2011 / 11:45 pm

    Please enter my name. Thanks

  278. Gerry
    February 7, 2011 / 11:30 pm

    It is amazing how simple ingredients can interact together to create a sensational adventure for the taste buds. Non-meat cooking can be extraordinary. Growing up, meat was a special treat rather than the norm. Fast food? unheard of. With the abundance of fresh vegetables at economical prices from the Saturday market, it was a sin not to use them in everything you made.

  279. Tara
    February 7, 2011 / 11:03 pm

    Favourite vegan caribbean dish: tomato chokha and fry bake. Yummmmm.

  280. Thora
    February 7, 2011 / 10:30 pm

    Please enter me. I would love to have this book.

  281. Samantha
    February 7, 2011 / 10:28 pm

    I would like to be entered. I am a recent vegetarian and to be able to cook my caribbean dishes in vegetarian style is very appealing. Thanks for the offer

  282. Denyse Ramkissoon
    February 7, 2011 / 10:04 pm

    Enter me!I love veggie stuff,it is very healthy.

  283. Stacia Paul
    February 7, 2011 / 10:03 pm

    My name is Stacia Paul and I would love to be entered into the contest for the cook book….I enjoy all your recipies and I know I will enjoy making dishes for my family

  284. Margot Clarke
    February 7, 2011 / 9:59 pm

    I am excited about the contest, i would love to win so i can transition from eating so much meat. My daughter became a vegetarian a year ago and it drives me crazy to make her a meal, and the icing on the cake is not having to give up the types of food i grew up eating. Island all the way. Good luck everyone.

  285. Gail
    February 7, 2011 / 9:55 pm

    Hello Chris, your recipes are phenomonal! I love to cook and have been doing so since the age of 10 thanks to my mom teaching me. My husband and I have been trying to eat healthy because he has been ill for the last two years. Additionally his triglicerides is very high becaus eof the 22 different medications he has to be on. So having this book would be very helpful with planning and making healthy foods. Some of our favorite vegetarian West Indian dishes are tomato choka, with roast baigan and fried okra. I use organic stone ground whole wheat flour to make the roti and olive oil to cook all the vegetables. I would love to get this book.

  286. Louise
    February 7, 2011 / 9:53 pm

    I love just about everything Caribbean and greatly enjoy CaribbeanPot. It would be wonderful to broaden my culinary horizons with this great cookbook. Thanks!

  287. Carol Ann
    February 7, 2011 / 9:48 pm

    Love everything you prepare…….. Please enter my name i!!!!! Thanks

  288. Denyse Ramkissoon
    February 7, 2011 / 9:48 pm

    Enter me! I love veggie stuff,it is so much healthier and long life.

  289. Ann-Marie Dove
    February 7, 2011 / 9:42 pm

    Yes please, please , please enter me….

  290. Doug Irvine
    February 7, 2011 / 9:30 pm

    Well, Chris…Marie and I were vegetarians for about two years. Seeing as I have been cooking since 1947, and cook just about all different types of cuisine from Asian, Greek, Italian, and of course Caribbean! OF course! And a lot others that I have not mentioned. After a couple of years, I could see no difference in our health, or our weight, which in both of us, were well within where we should be for our age and heights. So we began with seafood, then went to chicken/turkey and finally back to all food groups. Our weights and health have not changed, and as i am the cook and Marie is the baker here, we are both back to normal cooking and eating. We are both into chillies heavily, and we are still cookin, still bakin! Cheers, Old Doug on Vancouver Island BC

  291. Yulanda
    February 7, 2011 / 9:25 pm

    Exciting book…..please enter me into this draw!! 🙂

  292. Lia
    February 7, 2011 / 9:24 pm

    I've heard about this book and I've been wanting to get my hands on a copy of it! Doubles are definitely my favorie veg Trini food.

  293. T chin
    February 7, 2011 / 9:20 pm

    Enter me! My hubby is chinese Jamaican. It seems like every Jamaican dish I learn is a meat dish! A previous vegetarian, I would love to have this book!

  294. Geeta
    February 7, 2011 / 9:19 pm

    I would love to have this book, please enter my name.

  295. Lauren
    February 7, 2011 / 9:08 pm

    I've been eyeing this cookbook for awhile now! It'd be such a perfect addition to my expanding collection of veg-friendly world cuisine cookbooks. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  296. sharna
    February 7, 2011 / 9:07 pm

    I am vegan and I love your recipes. I look forward to your emails. Just love your cooking Chris,
    Enter me!!!!

  297. February 7, 2011 / 9:04 pm

    I am newly vegetarian and would like to transition to vegan. I am Haitian and love Caribbean food and would like to learn recipes that are similar to the food in my culture.

  298. February 7, 2011 / 9:03 pm

    William Graver. My daughters and I love buss up w/channa and aloo! One of my daughters specifically prefers meatless dishes. This cookbook is a great idea so people like my daughter can have vegetarian style West Indian meals

  299. savitri Dalkan
    February 7, 2011 / 8:55 pm

    Enter me too!!!!!!!!! My favourite vegan caribbean food is corn soup!!!!!!!!

  300. Suzanne
    February 7, 2011 / 8:54 pm

    My favorite Caribbean food also happens to be vegan: I love Trini doubles. (When my wife is in a really bad mood, she makes doubles to cheer herself up. I love those days!)

  301. gerald l quick
    February 7, 2011 / 8:54 pm

    enter my name. going back to the blog page for more reading

  302. Richard Reid
    February 7, 2011 / 8:53 pm

    great recipes.I look forward to the email recipes.
    Please enter me in the contest for your fantastic recipe book.
    Thanks Chris and keep up the good work

  303. Helen de Gourville
    February 7, 2011 / 8:49 pm

    Favourite non-meat dish is chick pea roti.

  304. Ana
    February 7, 2011 / 8:48 pm

    Oohh I can't wait to read this whether I win it or not! Bless!

  305. Keisha
    February 7, 2011 / 8:34 pm

    Pls Enter my name, look like a wonderful cook book..

  306. Donia
    February 7, 2011 / 8:31 pm

    Please enter me. Fav non meat dish is roti w/ curry channa & potato!

  307. Karen Francis
    February 7, 2011 / 8:27 pm

    Hi thanks Chris,for sending me a good peek of that vegan cookbook by Tamer Mason.I live on the beautiful island of Trinidad& Tobago. Ok i think that book got me very interested since ,last year i started having digestive problems ,as of May i switched to eating mostly vegetables guess what i lost weight and my stomach problems are gone .But i need other ideas to prepare veggie dishes ,and this book looks exciting . Cant wait to have a copy .
    Thank you Tamer Mason,and you to Chris.

  308. Natasha Brathwaite
    February 7, 2011 / 8:23 pm

    Love your recipes. Always look forward to receiving them. Great help to a lot of is trying to keep it local but still very enjoyable and interested. I would more than be happy to be enter to win that book. It would be a whole new world of cooking for me.

  309. Michelle
    February 7, 2011 / 8:21 pm

    MMMMMMM sounds great I hope I win a copy.

  310. Tricia Bishop
    February 7, 2011 / 8:18 pm

    Enter Me!!! Love Veggie/Vegan recipes that will still keep everybody happy!

  311. lynda dias
    February 7, 2011 / 8:17 pm the winter blues anyday with some breadfruit….and eddoes…..UMMMMMMMM!!!!

    Lynda Dias
    Put me down for a draw for the book….

  312. Catherine Bain
    February 7, 2011 / 8:16 pm

    I need this book..please..thanks

  313. Maggie
    February 7, 2011 / 8:13 pm

    Ooh I want this book so bad! My favorite vegan caribbean food is the chickpea curry roti from harry singh's in minneapolis, minnesota, and I want to learn how to make it!!!

  314. Angelina De Abreu
    February 7, 2011 / 8:11 pm

    I love all these recipes and the green seasoning made me a perfect chef and I thank you for that. Enter me

  315. Nimi Rooplal
    February 7, 2011 / 7:56 pm

    Hey Chris hope all is well or t least better with you and your loved ones. I do enjoy your blog and your excellent cooking tips. My favorite meal is curried mango with bust up shot. I would love to get my hands on one of your books but either way I do look forward to reading your posts. Take care.

  316. February 7, 2011 / 7:45 pm

    The last 3 weeks i have been weening myself from meat, have been taking photos of the meals I prepare and post them on facebook, i know this book will use help me with my meat free lifestyle. The book look awesome!

  317. Linda Pachal
    February 7, 2011 / 7:44 pm

    Please enter me into this contest!!! I'm not vegetarian or vegan but I do love my veggies and am always looking for new ways to cook them as I'm bored with the way I usually cook them. Keepin' my fingers crossed! 😀

  318. Shannon
    February 7, 2011 / 7:43 pm

    My favorite vegan dish is breadfruit pie and callaloo

  319. February 7, 2011 / 7:42 pm

    The last 3 weeks i have been weening myself from meat, have been taking photos of the meals I prepare and post them on facebook, i know this book will use help me with my meat free lifestyle. The book look awesome!

    Audrey Headley
    [email protected]

  320. Diana Kane
    February 7, 2011 / 7:40 pm

    Choose me!

  321. Jocelyn
    February 7, 2011 / 7:24 pm

    That looks like an amazing cookbook. Would love to add it to my collection! It would be another way to try and eat healthier.

  322. Giselle
    February 7, 2011 / 7:18 pm

    One of my favorite none meat dishes is Brown Rice with Tomato and Basil. Ive always wanted to learn how to incorporate Caribbean flavors to a create a healthy vegan meal. Getting that book would be an awesome guide.

  323. Val
    February 7, 2011 / 7:06 pm

    My fave is Barbados Black Pudding!

    • Helga
      February 26, 2011 / 5:44 am

      Isn't black pudding blood from meat? That's not vegetarian or vegan. No disrespect intended…just curious????

  324. vanessa clarke
    February 7, 2011 / 7:03 pm

    Recently made your island fried chicken as I was getting withdrawal symptoms after 4 weeks in SVG tand eating too much fried chicken . All the family enjoyed it but was lacking something for me so will have to do a bit of experimenting !

  325. Stacey
    February 7, 2011 / 7:02 pm

    Enter me! I love Caribbean food!

  326. selena
    February 7, 2011 / 6:55 pm

    enter me! enter me! enter me! this looks like a FABULOUS cookbook!

    • Selena Howe
      February 25, 2011 / 12:14 pm

      I love the dishes I've tried thus far!

    • Marc
      February 26, 2011 / 10:22 am

      I live in the caribbean and you inspire me to try cooking these local foods!

  327. sharmila
    February 7, 2011 / 6:53 pm

    Hey love you dishes always make my mouth water… all the best to you god is on your is not sleepin…

  328. Wendy
    February 7, 2011 / 6:51 pm

    Favorite non- meat dish is an "Ital oildown": all veggies,dumplings, and soy cooked to perfection in coconut milk. This is a favorite of many a Grenadian Rastaman…

    • LB1
      February 7, 2011 / 9:16 pm

      enter my name

    • Debora
      February 25, 2011 / 7:21 pm

      Cabbage with lots of veggies!

    • hayden
      February 26, 2011 / 1:08 am

      enter me

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