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"A lil spoonful of Trinidad and Tobago in New York"

A hearty, mouthwatering breakfast- Meat Lovers Omelette

So, my husband is a big fan of breakfast and he woke up yesterday with an urge to eat Ihop’s Colorado Omelette. Instead of going to Ihop and overpaying for breakfast, I decided to whip something up with the ingredients I had at home. This recipe can serve 1-2 people.

Here goes… Continue reading “A hearty, mouthwatering breakfast- Meat Lovers Omelette”

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Eid al-Fitr means….Sawine/Vermicelli time!!!!

Eid Mubarak 2015 to all my Muslim readers around the world! Eid Al-Fitr signifies the end of the Holy month of Ramadan, after 30 days of fasting without food or water.The first thought that came to mind when thinking of Eid, was Sawine.

If you are unfamiliar with Trinidad and Tobago’s background, it’s extremely rich in culture and religion. This is why it comprises of a large Muslim community. Growing up in Trinidad, meant that as soon as my Muslim neighbors returned home from Mosque (Place of Worship) on Eid, they would pack big white styrofoam bowls/cups with sawine and share to all their non-Muslim neighbors and friends. Where I lived, there were about 5-7 Muslim homes, which resulted in fights between my siblings and I when the sawine arrived because we each had our personal favorites.

Also, to make things even better, I attended a Muslim primary school. If you went to a Muslim school, you know that the week of Eid was when the school made you walk with your own cup to collect your share of sawine. Nothing made me happier.

Sawine is such a rich and creamy dessert and can be enjoyed hot or cold. The recipe is listed below. This is the way I make it, but there are many variations throughout the web. Continue reading “Eid al-Fitr means….Sawine/Vermicelli time!!!!”

Welcome to TasteofTrini!

Hi food enthusiasts and people who just love scrumptious food. You’ve come to the right place if you’re looking for delectable American, Trinidadian and West Indian dishes. I will also focus on a lot of spicy food for all you pepper lovers. Continue reading “Welcome to TasteofTrini!”

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