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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
#trini #trinidad #trinidadandtobago #trinicook #caribbean #caribbeanfood #caribbeanflavour #pnw #pnwlife #pnwfood #pnwliving #pacificnorthwest #seattle #seattlefood #bellinghamfood #bellingham #newyork #nycfood #brooklyn #brooklynny #eat #eatlocal #eattherainbow #eatcalypsokitchen #spicy #chilli #condiments #fresheats #hot🔥

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

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

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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

Stew Chicken! This is on my list of top 10 🇹🇹 foods. My Grammy made this dish best, whenever I cook Stew Chicken, I reminisce about being in Grammy's rustic kitchen and watching her prepare the ingredients for the dish. Fresh meat was integral, not frozen or store bought, and lots of fresh herbs, chadon beni (culantro), lemon thyme, Spanish thyme, scallions, onions, garlic, bay leaves, ginger, along with pimentos & scotch bonnet pepper.
#trini #trinidad #caribbean #caribbeanfood #pnw #pnwlife #upperleftusa #seattle #seattlefood #bellingham #newyorkcity #newyork #brooklyn #brooklynny #chicken #stewchicken #eat #eatlocal #eattherainbow #eatcalypsokitchen #cucumber #meat #foodporn #food #stew #herbs #pepper #scotchbonnet #spicy #ginger

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.
#trini #trinidad #caribbean #caribbeanfood #pnw #pacificnorthwest #upperleftusa #pnwlife #seattle #seattlefood #bellingham #eat #eatlocal #eattherainbow #eatfresh #fry #frybake #bread #eatcalypsokitchen #calypso #calypsokitchen #foodporn #food #foodphoto

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
#trini #trinidadandtobago #eatfresh #trinidad #caribbean #caribbeanfood #pnw #pnwlife #pacificnorthwest #upperleftusa #seattle #bellingham #nycfood #newyorkcity #brooklyn #brooklynny #eat #eattherainbow #eatlocal #eatcalypsokitchen #herb #herbs #seasoning #green #plants

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.
#trini #trinidad #caribbean #caribbeanfood #caribbeancooking #pnw #pnwlife #pacificnorthwest #upperleftusa #pnwfood #seattle #seattlefood #bellingham #bellinghamfood #brooklyn #brooklynny #newyork #newyorkcity #eat #eatcalypsokitchen #eatlocal #eattherainbow #avocado #pasta #kale #tomato #garlic #vegan #vegetarian #glutenfree

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.
#trini #trinidad #mexicanfood #mexican #pnw #pnwlife #upperleftusa #whatcomtalk #pacificnorthwest #seattle #seattlefood #brooklyn #brooklynnewyork #newyork #newyorkcity #eat #eatlocal #eatcalypsokitchen #eattherainbow #shrimp #beans #bean #blackbeans #greens #lettuce #avocado #avocados

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.
#trinidad #trinicook #caribbean #caribbeanfood #pnw #pnwlife #upperleftusa #pacificnorthwest #seattle #seattlefood #bellingham #bellinghamwa #brooklyn #brooklynny #newyork #newyorkcity #eatcalypsokitchen #eatlocal #eattherainbow #eat #salmon #fish #seafood #tomato #stew #creolecuisine #herbs #scotchbonnet #pepper #mushrooms

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