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Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe - Gluten Free, Dairy Free

It's been a while since I've posted a recipe. I decided to try adapting a recipe from a popular local cookbook, The Multi-Cultural Cuisine of Trinidad and Tobago & The Caribbean by Naparima Girls' High School Cookbook  . This is the best cookbook ever. It has most of the local dishes so all I have to do now is to use the recipes as inspiration to create gluten free and dairy free versions. The original Stuffed Tomatoes recipe included breadcrumbs and butter/margarine which I substituted with rice and olive oil. The picture only has one stuffed tomato because I ate the others (Haha). They tasted really good.

Stuffed Tomatoes
Serves 3

3 large tomatoes
pinch of salt
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 tsp minced garlic
1 tbsp olive oil or vegetable oil
1/4 cup finely chopped tomato pulp
1/4 cup precooked salmon or any other meat (chicken, ham, beef, etc)
1/4 cup precooked rice
1/2 tsp salt

Cut a thin slice off each tomato at stem end and scoop out pulp.Rub i…

Product Review: Kinnikinnick Montanas Chocolate Chip Cookies

It's been a while since I've posted anything. I've been very busy working and studying part-time. Anyway, My birthday was on Thursday and I got time off from work so I decided to go with my mother to buy some gluten free and dairy free foods at an organic food store. My mother bought some cookies and ice cream for me as a gift for my birthday. Yay! Since I've been gluten free and dairy free, it is rare to see cookies and ice cream so I was really happy. 
Here is my review for the Kinnikinnick Montanas Chocolate Chip Cookies. Free Of: Wheat, Dairy, Yeast, Corn, Nuts Review: The cookies taste amazing. Almost like the regular chocolate chip cookies with wheat flour. The cookies are crunchy and the chocolate chips taste like real chocolate chips that melt in your mouth. I was a bit disappointed with the size of the cookies. I expected them to be bigger. The picture of the cookies on the packaging were a bit misleading but it is a normal advertising strategy for food. I reall…

Shopping Locations for Gluten Free Foods in Trinidad

I've been checking out some Gourmet Shops for Gluten Free, Dairy Free Foods. Each shop/store has different type of food items.

Be Free Foods Organic Grocery
Location: #35 O'Connor Street, Woodbrook, Port of Spain, Trinidad
Tel: (868) 622-5925
Description: They have the largest collection of Gluten Free Foods in Trinidad so far. They have a lot of gluten free, wheat free, dairy free, nut free, soy free and preservative free products. They have Snacks, Cereals, Baking Supplies, Beverages, Breads, Frozen Food, Ice Cream, Pasta and Noodles, Candy, Seasonings and many more. They have a wide range of certified gluten free products and they also help you with selecting items suitable for your diet.
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Fresh Organics Limited
Location: 49 Saddle Road, Maraval, Trinidad
Tel: (868) 622-7828
Description: They provide a wide range of gluten free products.
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Location: 4 Ariapita Drive, Woodbrook, Port of Spain, Trini…