Eggplant, Melongene, Bygan, whatever you call it its one good, yummy, healthy vegetable that can be made into a lot of good dishes and cooked a plethora of different ways. Eggplants are one of my favorite vegetables to cook with. I can curry it, fry it, steam it, bake it or like todays dish, roast it! Roasting Eggplants brings out the creamy, smokiness of it. In Trinidad we call an Eggplant bygan. This is just the West Indian way of… Read more »

With Summer slowly meandering into MN at its own pace, folks are breaking out their BBQ grills and throwing meats, vegetables and more importantly CORN on their grill! Everyone loves corn, whether it is roasted, boiled, baked in coconut milk, in a casserole or straight from a can! My family has to have roast corn at every event we have. Traditionally in Trinidad, my grandmother used to just throw it in the fireside. A fireside is just an outside cooking… Read more »

I wanted to post a quick note today about the green seasoning paste that I use in most of my food. It is very easy to make and it stores for up to 3 weeks. Most Caribbean people will season their meats, curries and rice dishes with this Green Seasoning Paste. All it is really is scallions, peppers, cilantro, ginger, garlic, thyme, onions and fresh lime juice to keep the color a vibrant green. Throw it all in a food processor or… Read more »

One of the things that I miss most about home in Trinidad is the street food. No where in the world that I have been too can beat our street food! Yes I am that bias and confident! I remember going out to the club and after the club you would stop on the street to get hot Doubles, Alloo Pies, Burgers, Gyros, Corn Soup! You just cannot beat that! In MN you can only get Pizza Luce which in… Read more »