About Me

I’m Ros – a Trinidad-born and Trinidad-based food blogger and Youtuber.

I’ve been blogging about Trini food for a couple years now on my main site: zenhealth.net. But, the original intent of that site was to share quotes, affirmations and other tips for leading a zen and healthy life.

So, I think it’s time to separate the two completely unrelated topics and create a space solely for my Trinidad food recipes and cooking adventures.

My Cooking Journey

I didn’t grow up cooking up a storm in the kitchen… I’ve had to learn many recipes while adulting – usually while calling my mom ten times at each stage to make sure I was doing it properly… The same is true for my mother-in-law.

If you’ve ever asked a Trini mom or aunty how to make something, you know you’ll hear measurements like a handful of this and a pinch of that and just enough for flavor. They don’t measure a thing…

The same is true for instructions. Leave it til it gets brown is probably the most common one I hear. It’s all fun and jokes and food at the end of the day. But it makes following and writing a recipe a little difficult to do.

I’ve actually asked my mom to measure her “handful of flour” to get an exact measurement. Would you believe it was exactly a cup of flour? No joke!

So, I think it’s time to document my cooking adventures and develop fairly reproducible recipes for my favorite Trini and non-Trini food.

The Goals for WeTriniFood

Popular Trinidad foods are not exactly healthy – there are so many fried and sugary dishes. So, I’d like to share healthier recipes using the typical Trini flavors.

I also want to go beyond popular Trinbago recipes and explore the fruits, herbs and herbal remedies used here. There isn’t a lot of information on these and it’s time to change that.

So, the goals for WeTriniFood are to:

  • document my personal recipes and cooking adventures
  • explore the proven benefits of Trinidad fruits
  • research the traditional herbs
  • look into common and uncommon herbal remedies used in T&T

Of course, these goals will evolve over time, but they are the original intent for this site.

So, join me in my research and recipe fun.

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