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Diwali At Home

Ever since I was a little girl Diwali meaning the “Festival of Lights” is one of my favorite Indian holidays to celebrate. Here’s a short version about Diwali and why we acknowledge this holiday. This day is marked to honor Lord Rama’s (also Mother Sita’s) return to the kingdom called Ayodhya. After being in 14 years of exile and he defeated Ravana (demon king). People in the village welcomed them by lighting diyas (little clay pots) across Ayodhya. The villagers prepared a feast and they shared sweets with every household. Diwali signifies the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness.

At my home usually one week before Diwali my family would start fasting and clean up the house. While doing this it helps to purify your mind and your own self. We also believe on the day of Diwali Mother Lakshmi (Goddess of Light and Prosperity) comes for a visit to bless the homes. This is also the time to plan our Diwali menu and start gathering ingredients. I didn’t get the chance to make all the Indian sweets, but I did make Gulab Jamun (Indian mini doughnuts soaked in sugar syrup). Also one of the easiest trini appetizers to fry is Baiganee (trini-style eggplant fritters).

In my next post (Diwali Pt 2) I will have the steps of how I made the Gulab Jamun (including a little video). The Baiganee recipe would be in another post as well (Diwali Pt 3). I will be keeping you guys posted! Those who celebrated Diwali I wish you all the best in this upcoming year.

Namaste Trini

Hey Everyone, this past two weeks I’ve been working on some changes in my food blog and on social media. This image turned out to be exactly what I wanted to have and I’m glad it worked out. Also, I’ve been spending some time in the garden planting beautiful flowers and vegetables. Definitely planting some hot peppers, because I do like a little kick in the indian food…lol. I also have some young strawberries growing in my backyard. Can’t wait to share with you guys! Follow me on social media:

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Southern Belle with Caribbean Roots!

Jamaican Dinner

How many of you plan to make a trip to Jamaica? The beautiful beaches, exploring the culture, and trying out their tasty cuisine. I do have that on my bucket list as one of the places for me to visit. Being that the weather was sunny and breezy it was the perfect day for a Jamaican meal. As you can tell I was feeling “Irie” today…lol. My dinner today was incredibly delicious and an island staple in Jamaica. Here’s what I had on the menu Jerk Chicken, Rice with Kidney Beans, Coleslaw, and Jamaican fried dumplings. You guys I have to let you know this dinner was very tasty. I do plan on making this recipe again. Next time, I’m making this dinner I’ll add plantains for the real Caribbean vibe.

Rice with Kidney Beans, Jerk Chicken, Coleslaw, and Jamaican fried dumplings