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I made another batch of "Mother in Law". EatTheRainbow. If you ❤️ 🌶, then you will ❤️ this Trini condiment "Mother in Law". Yes! We 🇹🇹 really like having fun with words, hence the playful name for this condiment. The combination of fresh ingredients turns out to be super flavourful & spicy. 🍋 juice, Caraili (bitter melon) Onion Culantro 🥕 🌶(I used Habanero & Thai Chilli) Garlic Himalayan Pink Salt
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Green Fig (Banana) Takari.
I have been wanting to make this dish for quite some time now, but had to patiently wait until I could get Green Figs (Green Bananas) at one of the local stores here in #upperleftusa. As luck would have it, I found Green Figs (Bananas) at the store a few days ago. As with most of the recipes that I make this is one that I watched my beloved Grammy make over & over again. Ingredients -Green Fig ( Bananas), Onions, Garlic, Chandon Beni (Culantro), Scotch Bonnet Pepper, Salt, Oil, Water. Quite often Grammy would vary her recipe with ingredients such as Pimento, Thyme, Curry or bit of Salted Cod (bacalao) that she had fried to a crisp. When I make this recipe I change out the water for stock or coconut milk.
More than likely Grammy would pick a hand or two of green figs from a bunch that was ready to be cut from her garden. She would rub a bit of coconut oil into the palm of her hands before peeling the green bananas so as to avoid getting the sticky sap from the green banana skin stuck to her hands. Green figs would be cut into little bite sized pieces after they were peeled, and quickly stuck in a bath of room temperature tap water so as to stop discoloration/browning of the peeled pieces.
I have vivid memories of this dish being cooked over an open fireside in Grammy’s outdoor kitchen, a heavy bottom pot would be placed over the wood fire, oil would be added to the pot. Once the oil was heated, onions, garlic & hot pepper would be added to the pot and cooked until softened, chadon beni would be added and allowed to cook for about a minute. Next the green fig/ banana pieces would be drained and added to the pot, all the ingredients would be allowed to fry until a bit of browning started at the bottom of the pot, liquid is then added to twice cover the green fig/banana pieces, the contents of the pot is allowed to simmer until the green fig/banana pieces are near fall apart & the gravy has thickened. Season with Salt & Voila!! My Grammy's Green Fig/Banana Takari #trini #caribbean ##upperleftusa #seattle #bellingham #brooklyn #nyc #eatcalypsokitchen #greenbanana #banana #takari #gravy #eattherainbow #bacalao #caribbeanfood #trinifood

Almond Cacao Smoothie

1 Cup Raw Almonds (soaked overnight)
2 tsp Cacao
2 tsp Hemp Protein
1 Ripe 🍌
1 tsp Cinnamon
2 tsp Chia Flax Coconut Mix (Barleans)
1 tsp Honey
1 Cup Ice Cubes
Mix Ingredients in Blender & Enjoy.

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#trinicook #hemp #caribbean #almonds
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Mango Chow! One of my childhood favorites, a savory way to enjoy fruit. Simple ingredients, Mango, Culantro, Garlic, Chillies, Salt & Black Pepper.
#trini #trinidad #caribbean #caribbeanfood #pnw #upperleftusa #pacificnorthwest #pnwlife #seattle #seattlefood #bellingham #whatcomcounty #brooklyn #brooklynny #nyc #newyork #newyorkcity #eat #eattherainbow #eatlocal #eatcalypsokitchen #foodporn #food #fruit #fruits #spicy #mango #chilli

Mushrooms for Breakfast. These portobellos were first marinated in olive oil, garlic & pink salt then oven roasted for 15 minutes. Gruyere & slivered onions goes on top then the mushrooms are broiled for 2 minutes & breakfast is ready.
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Green Banana Smoothie. This may just be the corniness picture I’ve posted, my green banana smoothie right next to my indoor banana tree, the things that make the Caribbean in me happy when it’s cold outside here in the #upperleftusa . Not many people know you can consume green bananas, but I grew up eating & drinking them in many dishes & drinks. Here is my take on one of my Granny’s recipe, I’ve taken out the sugar and added a few healthy options to enhance the health benefit of this Green Banana Smoothie.
2 Green Bananas
1/4 Cup Sunflower Seeds (raw)
1 tsp Maca Powder
1 tsp Moringa Powder
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Cacao Powder
3 Cups Coconut Water
Mix in a blender & enjoy.
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This looks amazing!!
@Regranned from @calypsokitchen - Soup!! Chicken & Dumplings with Vegetables & Yuca (Cassava) & lots of fresh Herbs.
Soup the way my Grammy made it, filled with lots of great healthy ingredients.

#trini #trinidad #caribbean #caribbeanfood #eatlocal #eatcalypsokitchen #calypsokitchen #soup #stew #vegetables #bonebroth #yuca #spicy #caribbeanlovescooking

Curry Salmon! Wild caught Pacific Salmon. This vibrant curry is made with freshly roasted spices, definitely well balanced, not hot at all. Once the spices were mixed and cooked, I added freshly crushed ginger, & garlic, lots of scallions, onions, yellow bell peppers & tomatoes, seasoned it with salt, pepper & green seasonings and allowed it to simmer for about 15 minutes. After which I placed the salmon slices in the curry sauce and allowed it to cook for about 7 minutes. Delicious on it’s own or with rice, quinoa, or whatever grain you have readily available.
#trini #trinidad #caribbean #caribbeanfood #upperleftusa #pnw #pnwlife #pacificnorthwest #brooklyn #brooklynny #newyork #nyc #newyorkcity #seattle #seattlefood #bellingham #whatcomcounty #eat #eatlocal #eatcalypsokitchen #eattherainbow #salmon #fish #seafood #westcoast #wildcaught

Donate tomorrow to Growing Alliances & have double the impact! If 1,500 people donate $1, we can hire one foster youth for our six month season!!! If you click the donate button, Facebook and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will match every dollar gifted to Growing Alliances in honor of #GivingTuesday!
Donate on Tuesday November 28th from 12AM EST to 11:59PM HPT. And please share this opportunity with your friends, we only have until Tuesday night! Let's see how many jobs we can create this holiday season!! #growingalliances #calypsokitchen #givingtuesday #donate #bellingham #bellinghamwa #food #growingfood #eatlocal #donate #whatcomcounty #growingfood #nonprofit #local #eatcalypsokitchen #farming #farmlife #farmtotable #gardens #gardening #youthgroup #youth

A good breakfast must consist of a bit of leftover, or maybe that’s a 🇹🇹 thing? Leftovers for Breakfast!! Some foods you intentionally want to make extras of, so you can have leftovers for the next day or two or three 😁. Roasted Tomato Choka is one of those foods, it’s delicious when it’s freshly made and even more so the next day. Breakfast consisted of leftover Aloo Pies (fried potato hand pies), with Roasted Tomato Choka, Fried Eggs & Avocado.
#trini #trinidad #caribbean #caribbeanfood #upperleftusa #pacificnorthwest #pnw #seattle #seafood #brooklyn #brooklynny #m#nyc #newyork #newyorkcity #bellingham #eat #eatlocal #eattherainbow #eatcalypsokitchen #foodporn #food #glutenfree #tomato #avocado #eggs

Aloo Pies (Potato Pies) & Beef Pies with MotherInLaw (spicy savory Trini condiment). Small pockets of dough filled with seasoned potato filling & or seasoned beef filling then fried, served with a variety of spicy condiments.
These pies are among my favorite 🇹🇹 street food.
#trini #trinidadandtobago #trinidad #caribbean #caribbeanfood #upperleftusa #pnw #pnwlife #pacificnorthwest #eat #eattherainbow #eatcalypsokitchen #eatlocal #brooklyn #brooklynny #newyork #newyorkcity #nyc #streetfood #spicy #handpies #pies #pepper #foodporn #food

Vegan/Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Dairyfree and absolutely delicious! I finally got a chance to use my Basque Pepper (sweet, spicy red chili) from Slanted Sun Farm @slantedsunfarm (found it on one of my trips to the local Bellingham Farmers Market), it’s delicious, both smoky & sweet. Cauliflower Steak marinated in olive oil, Himalayan Pink Salt, Black Pepper & a generous amount of Basque Pepper, served with roasted butternut squash & tomato choka. It all worked so well together. Yum!
#trini #trinidad #caribbean #caribbeanfood #pnw #upperleftusa #pacificnorthwest #pnwlife #seattle #seattlefood #bellingham #brooklyn #brooklynny #nyc #newyork #newyorkcity #spicyfood #foodporn #food #vegan #vegetarianfood #glutenfree #dairyfree #eat #eatlocal #eatcalypsokitchen #eattherainbow #butternutsquash #pepper

Roasted Cornish Hens in Tomato Choka (the Hens were marinated in spices & fresh green seasonings then roasted). This may not be the traditional way Tomato Choka was served in my Grammy’s kitchen but it is absolutely delicious and I am sure she would approve 😉.
#trini #trinidad #trinidadandtobago #trinicook #caribbean #caribbeanfood #caribbeanflavour #pnw #pacificnorthwest #pnwfood #pnwliving #seattle #seattlefood #bellingham #bellinghamwa #bellinghamfood #nyc #nycfood #brooklyn #newyork #newyorkcity #brooklynny #eat #eatlocal #eatcalypsokitchen #cornishhens #eattherainbow #tomato #tomatoes

Roasted Tomato Choka! It is such a versatile dish, eaten on it’s own, with roti (nan), over rice or pasta. I enjoy it with scrambled eggs & avocado for breakfast or dinner. As a sauce over Roasted Cornish Hens it’s delicious.
Simple Ingredients:
Tomatoes Onion Garlic Hot Pepper (Chillies, Habanero, Scotch Bonnet) Olive Oil Salt
To make this dish in the traditional way, (the way my Grammy made it) in order to get the smoky flavours infused into the ingredients you will need to roast the tomatoes, garlic & hot pepper directly over an open flame.
#trini #trinidad #trinidadandtobago #trinicook #caribbean #caribbeanfood #caribbeanflavour #pnw #pacificnorthwest #pnwfood #pnwliving #seattle #seattlefood #bellingham #bellinghamwa #bellinghamfood #nyc #nycfood #brooklyn #newyork #newyorkcity #brooklynny #eat #eatlocal #eatcalypsokitchen #eattherainbow #tomato

Coconut Curry Halibut served with White Rice & Roasted Romanesco Broccoli. My awesome friends went fishing this past Summer & shared their bounty with my family. Friends that are family are the best. ❤️ #localfood #friends
#trini #trinidad #caribbean #caribbeanfood #seattle #pnw #pnwlife #pacificnorthwest #upperleftusa #spicyfood #bellingham #seattlefood #brooklyn #brooklynny #nyc #newyork #newyorkcity #foodporn #food #eat #eattherainbow #eatlocal #eatcalypsokitchen #seafood #halibut #fish #fishing #romanesco

Spicy Frittata with Avocado Mousse.
I’ve been missing my Dad recently, more so than I usually do (December 2017 will be the 5th yr since he past away), so I cooked something he would cook for us as kids and reconnected with memories of him. My dad didn’t cook often, but when he did cook, breakfast seemed to be his meal of choice, it was always something creative, yet simple. Though he was mostly quite stern with us as kids, he founds ways to insure we knew that he loved us, I think his breakfast/cooking was one of those ways 😃, and judging by the taste of his food, he loved us a whole lot. He also really liked 🥑, we had a constant supply of them, either fresh from our own trees of from neighbors. He would be busy cooking, yet still talking to us kids, quizzing us on current affairs, culture and politics. I can honestly say, I miss those days. I wish we had, had more time to cook together😢. I made a Spicy Frittata with Avocado Mousse for breakfast today, and I feel positive that my daddy knows that the love he put into his cooking has past unto his kids, I know it’s been passed into me.
Home Cooked Meals = Love.
Ingredients for the Frittata. Eggs Tomatoes Purple Onions Scotch Bonnet Pepper CrabCake (leftovers from dinner) Scallions Olive Oil B/Pepper Salt
Ingredients for the Mousse. Avocado Plain Greek Yogurt Salt B/Pepper Lemon Juice Scotch Bonnet Pepper
#trini #trinidad #caribbean #caribbeanfood #pnw #upperleftusa #pacificnorthwest #pnwlife #brooklyn #brooklynny #newyork #newyorkcity #seattle #seattlefood #bellingham #eat #eattherainbow #eatlocal #eatcalypsokitchen #eatwithcalypsokitchen #eggs #daddy #daddysgirl #avocado #breakfast #foodporn #food #tomato #scotchbonnet #spicy

Coconut Curry Lentil with Roasted Butternut Squash.
Lentils or “Little Beans” as they’re known in my house, is the perfect high protein, high fiber comfort food. In this recipe I’ve cooked the lentil with curry, coconut cream, vegetables , fresh herbs and warm spices.
#lentils #trini #trinidad #caribbean #caribbeanfood #upperleftusa #pnw #pacificnorthwest #pnwlife #seattle #seattlefood #bellingham #brooklyn #brooklynny #newyork #newyorkcity #eat #eattherainbow #eatcalypsokitchen #eatlocal #foodporn #food #spices #herbs #eatwell

Vegetarian/Vegan meal made with Organic Red Lentil Sedanini (gluten free), Bok Choy, Serrano Peppers, fresh Garlic & Lemon Olive Oil, served with Roasted Tomato Choka & Avocado Slices.

#trini #trinidad #caribbean #caribbeanfood #upperleftusa #pnw #pacificnorthwest #pnwlife #seattle #seattlefood #bellingham #brooklyn #brooklynny #newyork #newyorkcity #eat #eatlocal #eatcalypsokitchen #eattherainbow #glutenfree #pasta #avocado #tomato #garlic #bokchoy #lentils

Not a Coq Au Vin...but almost. A Hearty Chicken Stew cooked with a generous amount of Red 🍷.
I spent a bit of my Saturday morning browsing the Local Bellingham Farmers Market (this time I actually browsed because I was without child in tow). Despite the cold, wet Fall morning, locals seem to embrace the weather and came out in full support of the vendors, it was a hive of activity, lots of eating, drinking (sipping chocolate @evolvechocolate is the best) and shopping. Within a few minutes of browsing produce stalls I determined what the dinner menu would be and I proceeded to make purchases. Fresh local organic chicken, shiitake & crimini mushrooms, heirloom carrots, basque peppers, fresh herbs, onions & fresh artisan bread. Needless to say, dinner was delicious, I look forward to shopping at the Farmers Market next Saturday. If you’re local or visiting you should definitely browse & shop the Bellingham Farmers Market.
#trinilivinginthepnw #trini #trinidad #caribbean #caribbeanfood #pnw #upperleftusa #pnwlife #pacificnorthwest #seattle #seattlefood #bellingham #bellinghamfood #eatwell #eat #eatlocal #eattherainbow #eatcalypsokitchen #newyork #newyorkcity #brooklyn #brooklynny #whatcomcounty #carrots #organicgardening #farmersmarket #artisan #organicfood #chicken

Fruit! Something to brighten up your day. Spicy, Savory & Sweet Fruit Chow. Mango Pineapple Watermelon Chow, Food you can guiltlessly indulge.
#trini #trinidad #caribbean #caribbeanfood #seattle #seattlefood #brooklyn #brooklynny #newyork #newyorkcity #upperleftusa #pacificnorthwest #pnw #pnwlife #eat #eatlocal #eattherainbow #eatcalypsokitchen #fruits #fruit #watermelon #pineapple #mango #spicy #chow #foodporn #food

🇹🇹Curry Stew Chicken with Green Pigeon Peas & Potatoes. Why have Curry, or Stew, when you can have both at the same time in the same dish? I know that may be too simplistic a description (maybe I just indulged in a bit too much of this deliciousness) but it is, what it is, in a nut shell. I quite often write about foods that I grew up with, recipes that I learnt from watching my Grammy in the kitchen, foods that I ❤️. This recipe is no exception, it’s one that gives me all those good feelings and when done correctly, it taste absolutely amazing, it is comfort food at it’s best. This is the food I enjoy creating & teaching, simple goodness, (doesn’t always look pretty), made with lots of ❤️. My Grammy’s method always involved fresh meat, seasoned to perfection with fresh herbs (lots of 🇹🇹 green seasonings & extra pimento peppers) & spices. Curry would be added to the freshly seasoned herbed meat and then it was allowed to marinate. Caramelizing the sugar in a bit of oil comes next ( if you mess this step up, just start over. I won’t tell a fib, I have had many do overs before I perfected this step). Add the marinated meat to the caramelized sugar, stir, and allow the magic to happen. It snowed in the #upperleftusa yesterday evening and last night, so before I attempt to go outdoors this morning to deal with the cold & snow, I am going to treat myself to some of this goodness. Yum!! #currystewchicken
#trini #trinidad #caribbean #caribbeanfood #upperleftusa #eatwell #pnw #pacificnorthwest #pnwlife #seattlefood #bellinghamwa #brooklyn #brooklynny #newyork #newyorkcity #eat #eattherainbow #eatlocal #foodporn #food #chicken #stew #curry #spicy #peas #potato #eatcalypsokitchen

Herb Roasted Blueberry Tamarind Glazed Chicken, Coconut Rice & Red Bean Mix and Pineapple Chow @calypsokitchen .
Your next chance to order this meal is Friday, Calypso Kitchen will be cooking @ SPO on #4073 Hannegan Rd, Bellingham.
#trini #trinidad #caribbean #caribbeanfood #pnw #pacificnorthwest #pnwlife #pnwfood #upperleftusa #bellingham #bellinghamfood #whatcomcounty #brooklyn #brooklynny #newyork #newyorkcity #eat #eatlocal #eattherainbow #eatcalypsokitchen #lunchtime #pineapple #bbq #blueberry #riceandpeas

Available @ Calypso Kitchen on Wednesday & Friday this week.

Herb Roasted Blueberry Tamarind Glazed Chicken or Herb Roasted Chicken with Coconut Rice & Red Bean Mix & Pineapple Chow.
#trini #trinidad #caribbean #caribbeanfood #pnw #pnwlife #pacificnorthwest #upperleftusa #brooklyn #brooklynny #newyorkcity #newyork #seattle #seattlefood #bellingham #bellinghamwa #bellinghamfood #eat #eattherainbow #eatcalypsokitchen #eatlocal #glutenfree #dairyfree #herbs #eatfresh

Trini Callaloo Soup is just one of the soups on the menu @ Calypso Kitchen. The perfect food for Fall & Winter weather in the #upperleftusa from the sunny Caribbean. It is the ultimate comfort food, filled with healthy ingredients so you can allow yourself to indulge.
Taro Leaves/Spinach Okra (in the PNW so Taro leaves are not always available, I have compromised & used Spinach, Kale, Chard or Collard, & the results are always delicious). Carrot. Pumpkin/Butternut Squash. Coconut Milk. Bell Pepper. Pimento. Hot Pepper. Garlic. Onion. Ginger. Thyme. Olive Oil. Salt. Black Pepper
#healthyeating #healthyfood #trini #trinidad #trinidadandtobago #trinifood #caribbean #caribbeanfood #pnwfood #pnwlife #pnwliving #pacificnorthwest #seattle #seattlefood #bellingham #bellinghamwa #bellinghamfood #brooklyn #brooklynny #brooklynfood #nycfood #nyc #newyorkcity #eat #eatcalypsokitchen #eattherainbow #eatlocal #soup #pepper

Chicken & Eggplant Stew with Pimento Peppers & Scotch Bonnet Peppers. This dish is filled with “sister ❤️”, I will explain. The first time I experimented with this dish, I made it for my little sister (she’s one yr. younger than I am). At that time we both lived back home in 🇹🇹, & the fresh peppers for this dish were readily available. She loved it. Fast forward many yrs ahead, she now lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., & I live in Washington state where those special peppers are not readily available. Sister ❤️ makes it possible for me to make one of my favorite stews, because she sources the peppers and sends them from Brooklyn to Bellingham. Needless to say “I ❤️ my little sister”, & I love this Stew. Chicken, Eggplant, Pimento, Scotch Bonnet Pepper, Onion, Garlic, Tomato & lots of fresh herbs are some of the ingredients in this Stew.
#trini #trinidad #caribbean #caribbeanfood #pnw #pnwlife #upperleftusa #pacificnorthwest #seattle #seattlefood #bellingham #bellinghamfood #brooklyn #newyork #newyorkcity #brooklynny #eat #eatcalypsokitchen #eatlocal #glutenfree #dairyfree #foodporn #food

Crisp Asian Pear and, Avocado are the highlights of this Salad. Purple Cabbage, Cilantro, Hempseed, & Orange Muscat Champagne Vinegar bring it all together. Simple Goodness!
#trini #trinidad #caribbean #caribbeanfood #pnw #pacificnorthwest #upperleftusa #pnwlife #brooklyn #brooklynny #newyork #newyorkcity #seattle #seattlefood #bellingham #eat #eattherainbow #eatlocal #eatcalypsokitchen #salad #vegetarian #vegan #glutenfree #dairyfree #avocado #cabbage #asianpear #foodporn #food #foodie

Simple eats. Vital eats in the Caribbean, Taro Roots/ Dasheen, Eddo, Cassava/Yuca, & Plaintain. Boiled, peeled and cut into pieces then topped with a freshly made "chadon-beni sauce", which consisted of chadon beni/culantro, garlic, hot peppers, salt, & olive oil.
#trini #trinidad #caribbean #caribbeanfood #italfood #upperleftusa #seattle #seattlefood #brooklyn #brooklynny #newyork #newyorkcity ##bellingham #bellinghamfood #eat #eatcalypsokitchen #eattherainbow #eatlocal #dairyfree #glutenfree #chadonbeni #spicy #oliveoil #rootvegetables #plaintain

Trinidad Crab & Callalo with Taro Root, Eddo, Cassava & Plaintain. My list of favourite foods is long, and this dish is definitely on it. I am always happy when Callaloo is bubbling and there's fresh 🦀 to add to the pot. A hearty soup made with Taro leaves/Dasheen leaves, Ochro, Bell Peppers, Pumpkin, Carrot, Coconut Milk, Onion, Pimento, Garlic & Fresh Herbs, the combination is not only healthy but absolutely delicious with the added bonus of seafood. #trinidad #trini #upperleftusa #pnw #pacificnorthwest #brooklyn #brooklynny #newyork #newyorkcity #eattherainbow #eatlocal #eat #vegetarian #eatcalypsokitchen #spinach #taro #coconutcream #coconutmilk #vegetables #vegetable #Dungeness #crab #rootvegetables

The 🌴girl in me gets fairly excited at the sight of fresh seafood, even more so when I get to go crabbing with good friends and harvest 🦀 pots. Fresh Dungeness 🦀 = cooking one of my all time favorite 🇹🇹 dishes, "Curry Crab & Dumpling".
#trini #trinidad #caribbean #caribbeanfood #seattle #seattlefood #bellingham #bellinghamfood #eat #eattherainbow #eatcalypsokitchen #eatlocal #newyork #newyorkcity #brooklyn #brooklynny #pnw #pacificnorthwest #upperleftusa #pnwlife ##cassava #cassavaflour #yuca #vegan #paleo #glutenfree #dairyfree #crab #curry #dungeness

Cassava/Yuca Dumplings Sautéed in Fresh Herbs & Peppers. I made these beauties for lunch, they're gluten free, paleo & vegan.
Recipe
5 cups Cassava/Yuca flour
1/2 cup Corn Flour
2 tsp. Himalayan Salt
1 tsp Brown Sugar.
1 tsp Black Pepper
3 cups Water.
#trini #trinidad #caribbean #caribbeanfood #seattle #seattlefood #bellingham #bellinghamfood #eat #eattherainbow #eatcalypsokitchen #eatlocal #newyork #newyorkcity #brooklyn #brooklynny #pnw #pacificnorthwest #upperleftusa #pnwlife ##cassava #cassavaflour #yuca #vegan #paleo #glutenfree #dairyfree #freshherbs #herbs #pepper

Halibut poached in a Green Coconut Curry Sauce. A simple green curry spice mix cooked into coconut milk, fresh herbs, red bell peppers & snap peas make up the sauce for poaching the halibut.
#trini #trinidad #caribbean #caribbeanfood #nyc #newyorkcity #brooklyn #brooklynny #seattle #seattlefood #bellingham #eat #eatcalypsokitchen #eattherainbow #eatlocal #seafood #fish #halibut #pacificnorthwest #upperleftusa #coconutmilk #curry #coconut #foodporn #food #peas #pnw #pnwlife #pacificnorthwest

Pelau. Typically made with some variation of Coconut Milk, Meat, Vegetables, Peas, Fresh Herbs & Rice, a dish that is quite popular in 🇹🇹. I've made a Vegan/Vegetarian version & paired it with Turmeric Garlic Roasted Kale. #vegan #trinidadandtobago #trini #trinicook #islandlife #islandfood #carribeanfood #caribbeanflavours #caribbean #pnwliving #pnw #pacificnorthwest #pnwfood #seattlefood #seattle #bellinghamfood #bellingham #brooklyn #newyorkcity #newyork #eatcalypsokitchen #calypsokitchen #eattherainbow #eat #eatlocal #eattherainbow #eatcalypsokitchen #dairyfree #coconutmilk #coconutcream #vegetables #foodporn

Vegetable Stew, a one pot Stew that is filled with fresh Summer Vegetables. Zucchini, Peas, Kale, Red Pepper, Potato, & Mushroom with lots of fresh herbs, Parsley, Lemon Thyme, Spanish Thyme, Garlic & Onion make up this hearty Stew.
#trinidad #trinicook #caribbean #caribbeanfood #pnw #pnwlife #upperleftusa #pacificnorthwest #seattle #seattlefood #bellingham #bellinghamwa #brooklyn #brooklynny #newyork #newyorkcity #eatcalypsokitchen #eatlocal #eattherainbow #eat #zucchini #peas #potato #kale #stew #creolecuisine #herb #scotchbonnet #vegan #vegetarian

🇹🇹 Fry Bake. Who doesn't like fried dough? 😁 Although the name implies that there's baking involved, there's no baking here folks, just frying. These soft, light fried bread goes well with any meal, and after trying them you may very well become addicted to fry bake. Just like bread, there are variations on what goes into the dough, but the basics are flour, baking powder, salt, brown sugar & water. The ingredients are mixed into a fairly soft dough, allowed to rest much like bread dough, then made into dough balls & allowed to rest a second time. The dough balls are then rolled out and cut into pieces and fried in oil. There is no set shape to cut the Fry Bake pieces, you are allowed to be creative here, maybe bring out your cookie cutters. I simply cut the rolled out dough into pieces much like a pizza. Hot Fry Bake is delicious on it's own or with butter and a bit of your favorite cheese. In 🇹🇹 Fry Bakes are paired with foods such as fried fish, buljol (salted cod/bacalao mixture with tomato & peppers & onion etc.), meat or vegetarian dishes. Photo credit goes to Megan Muse Shutt, of Megan Muse Photography, my wonderful friend/teacher/photographer, who encouraged me to have my photo taken along with the Fry Bake even though I had just rolled out of bed 😜Thank you Megan.
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Here is another reason why this Caribbean islander ❤️Pacific Northwest Summers. I am able to grow Spanish Thyme outdoors during our brief Summer months. Spanish Thyme is native to Southern & Eastern Africa, from where traders took it to India & Southeast Asia, somewhere along the trade route the plant found its way to Spain and then through to the Americas. I am just very pleased that it was brought to the Caribbean and even more so that I have been able to propagate it here in the PNW. It is widely used as medicine, ornamental or as a spice. It's flavor is reminiscent of oregano with a touch of citrus. In 🇹🇹 it is used to season meat and vegetable dishes and is a key ingredient in making "Green Seasoning". Photo credit goes to Megan of Megan Muse Photography
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One of the many reasons I ❤️ Pacific Northwest Summers (as brief as they may be), I can grow Chadon Beni. Also known as shadow beni, cilantro, bandhanya, Mexican cilantro, recao, or ngo gai. Chadon Beni is a key ingredient in making Trini Green Seasoning which is used to marinate meats & seafood and to season most dishes. This pungent flavourful herb is used in cooking throughout the Caribbean, Latin America & in Asia. In my 🌎 fresh green herbs is life 😋Photo credit goes to Megan Muse Photography. #trini #trinidad #caribbean #caribbeanfood #pnw #pacificnorthwest #brooklyn #brooklynny #pnw #pacificnorthwest #upperleftusa #pnwlife #seattle #seattlefood #bellingham #bellinghamfood #eat #eatcalypsokitchen #eattherainbow #eatlocal #homegarden #greenthumb #culantro #herbs #eatfresh

Dinner! A Tomato sauce made with fresh Tomatoes, and ample amount of garlic & onions. Kale & Yellow Peppers were added a few minutes before the sauce was done. Served on a Quinoa & Brown Rice Pasta with sliced Avocado.
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This Calypso Kitchen offering was definitely influenced by a craving for Mexican food & the variety of Mexican food offered here in Whatcom. Spanish Rice, Stewed Black Beans, Spicy Shrimp, Avocado, with Roasted Jalapeño Salsa on a bed of Lettuce.
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What goes best with Trini Cou Cou/Coo Coo? (See previous post). Creole Stew Fish of course. A rich hearty stew made with Salmon Steaks, Tomatoes, Onion, Garlic, Bell Pepper, Mushrooms,Thyme, Green Onion, Bay Leaf, Chadon Beni, Spanish Thyme, Celery, Scotch Bonnet, Salt & Black Pepper.
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Trini Cou Cou/ Coo Coo is on the menu today. This dish is made with a medium coarse ground 🌽 similar to some Polenta dishes. The recipe for this particular dish varies throughout the Caribbean and admittedly I have my own variation on the method of cooking. Ingredients include but are not limited to, Cornmeal, Ochro, Coconut Milk, Garlic, Onions, Scallions, Pimento( I didn't have any today so I used Bell Pepper, definitely not the best substitute but I work with what I have folks), Chado Beni, Thyme, Olive Oil, Thai Chillies, Salt & Black Pepper. My method is fairly simple, but certainly not the traditional way of cooking Cou Cou. I start by sautéing the garlic, onions, thyme, scallions, chadon beni & peppers in olive oil ( I use my cast iron skillet for cooking this dish). After the initial ingredients have cooked a bit and softened the ochro is added along with Salt & B/pepper, the ingredients are allowed to cook for about 2 minutes then the coconut Milk is added. At this point I mix the cornmeal with water. When the ochro seeds start turning pink, I lower the heat under the skillet & start adding the cornmeal & water mixture to the skillet slowly, while constantly whisking/turning the mixture in the skillet. This goes on until all the cornmeal water mixture has been added to the skillet and the mixture in the skillet has cooked until the folds have started to set when you turn the mixture. Set aside and allow to cool. I serve the Cou Cou directly out of the skillet, you can however turn it over unto a serving platter. Traditionally, Cou Cou is served with a hearty Stew, like a Creole Stew Fish or a Beef Stew, however, I tend to break tradition & serve it up for breakfast with my favorite Drunken Eggs & Bacon or maybe even for lunch with a side of vegetables or a salad.
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Egg Salad open faced sandwich. Egg Salad spiced up with Ghost Pepper flakes along with Spot Prawns & Bell Peppers & for extra spice a bit of spice "Mother in Law", on gluten free Buckwheat Quinoa toast & Lettuce.
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MACO Caribbean Living Magazine has a write up on "Mother in Law" (the condiment) along with a recipe by Chef & Cookbook author Chef Ramin Ganeshram & features a picture of the finished product from Calypso Kitchen. Thank you goes out to MACO Magazines writer Kamsha R. Maharaj for the excellent article on "mother in law". #trini #trinidadandtobago #caribbean #caribbeanfood #macocaribbeanliving #cheflife #upperleftusa #seattle #seattlefood #bellingham #bellinghamfood #brooklyn #brooklynfood #nyc #nycfood #condiments #kimchi #fermentedfoods #eattherainbow #eatcalypsokitchen #eatlocal #maco #MACO

Green Fig (Banana) Takari.
I have been wanting to make this dish for quite some time now, but had to patiently wait until I could get Green Figs (Green Bananas) at one of the local stores here in #upperleftusa. As luck would have it, I found Green Figs (Bananas) at the store a few days ago. As with most of the recipes that I make this is one that I watched my beloved Grammy make over & over again. Ingredients -Green Fig ( Bananas), Onions, Garlic, Chandon Beni (Culantro), Scotch Bonnet Pepper, Salt, Oil, Water. Quite often Grammy would vary her recipe with ingredients such as Pimento, Thyme, Curry or bit of Salted Cod (bacalao) that she had fried to a crisp. When I make this recipe I change out the water for stock or coconut milk.
More than likely Grammy would pick a hand or two of green figs from a bunch that was ready to be cut from her garden. She would rub a bit of coconut oil into the palm of her hands before peeling the green bananas so as to avoid getting the sticky sap from the green banana skin stuck to her hands. Green figs would be cut into little bite sized pieces after they were peeled, and quickly stuck in a bath of room temperature tap water so as to stop discoloration/browning of the peeled pieces.
I have vivid memories of this dish being cooked over an open fireside in Grammy’s outdoor kitchen, a heavy bottom pot would be placed over the wood fire, oil would be added to the pot. Once the oil was heated, onions, garlic & hot pepper would be added to the pot and cooked until softened, chadon beni would be added and allowed to cook for about a minute. Next the green fig/ banana pieces would be drained and added to the pot, all the ingredients would be allowed to fry until a bit of browning started at the bottom of the pot, liquid is then added to twice cover the green fig/banana pieces, the contents of the pot is allowed to simmer until the green fig/banana pieces are near fall apart & the gravy has thickened. Season with Salt & Voila!! My Grammy's Green Fig/Banana Takari #trini #caribbean ##upperleftusa #seattle #bellingham #brooklyn #nyc #eatcalypsokitchen #greenbanana #banana #takari #gravy #eattherainbow #bacalao #caribbeanfood #trinifood

Almond Cacao Smoothie

1 Cup Raw Almonds (soaked overnight)
2 tsp Cacao
2 tsp Hemp Protein
1 Ripe 🍌
1 tsp Cinnamon
2 tsp Chia Flax Coconut Mix (Barleans)
1 tsp Honey
1 Cup Ice Cubes
Mix Ingredients in Blender & Enjoy.

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