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It’s Friday – Finally

What up newsies,
The weekend is finally upon us. It’s time for drinks and dancing (or preperation for surgery) – WOOO!!!!

If you read last weeks Friday post you’d know my gallbladder is being removed. Well, come Monday afternoon I should be a couple of pounds lighter. Thanks Gallstones!! Some diet!?!

It’s too bad my gally had to poop out because I could’ve enjoyed some of this culture food we talked about this week. I’VE EATEN BRIGADEIRO, IT’S DELICIOUS!! I wouldn’t dare eat one now – But watch out in a couple of months! Fans of yummy should really try these, sooooo good.

And ya know what? I’ve never eaten any of those West Indian dishes but I’d rock em all. If I’d known about Roti and how to make it I probably would’ve eaten that the last couple of months. I think that would’ve been good for me…….and I can already envision Doubles outside of all the bars – people stumbling out to order, asking for a Double Doubles.

I have to say no to Sushi though. I am in no way a part of the hipster Sushi Dictatorship (unregistered trademark c/o Kenny Bloggins). It’s seems like the thing right now is to eat (and love) Sushi. I can almost feel the people shaming me for not enjoying Sushi. Hey, what can I say?

I’m seafood friendly, that’s right. I would rather watch it swim than sizzle. I am not a Seafood Rights activist, so you can kill as many as you want, I’m cool. Just don’t hassle me about not rockin’ the sea wrap….

Like someone used to say, give me rice, give me vegetables (or something like that, I’m not sure). Everyone can enjoy their fish while I hop on the George Foreman and cook some Chicken.

Holy grilled chicken Batman, this is tasty!!

Well, before I go, I have to say, Alberta is truely weird……………

I’m born & raised in AB and I just can’t fathom why we have so many strange attractions. I didn’t even realise we had Giant Food until yesterday. If I’m not mistaken we also have a Star Trek ship (in Vulcan, no less), a large golf putter, a badminton racket, and seriously there’s too many too mention. Click HERE for a look. What a place.

Well, I think my time is up. Stay tuned next week when we’ll be discussing Fad Diets. NEW DISEASES HERE WE COME!! Till that time, stay healthy,

W (I’m the new one, Bush is almost gone)


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Food of the West Indies

Growing up in an inter-racial family, I got to experience a different culture first hand. This Christmas, I am going to go and visit my relatives down in Trinidad and Tobago, and experience how they celebrate Christmas. While I am down in Trinidad, I will get to eat some of my favorite West Indian foods. They are, Doubles, Pelau, Roti and Sweet bread.

  • Doubles – this food is a common Street Food. It is made with  2  slices of bara  (fried flat bread), which is why it is called Doubles. It is filled with chick peas or garbonzo beans, which is known as channa and with different types of spices, which are called chutney. Some commonly used spices are mango, cucumber or coconut. Doubles are a very popular late night snack.


  • Pelau – which is also know as “Cook up” where it’s ingredients vary with each family. It usually consists of a type of meat – chicken, beef or pigtail, vegetables, rice and pigeon peas. My family loves to eat this any time, this dish is really fast and easy to make. We usually like to eat this at lunch or when we are at the beach.



  • Roti – means bread in Hindu. It is basically made with wheat flour, baking soda, salt and water. It resembles a tortilla. It is cooked on a large concave griddle. There are many kinds of roti and they are eaten with vegetables, curry chicken or on it’s own.  I enjoy eating my roti plain or the Dhalpuri roti. This roti has ground yellow split peas, cumin, garlic and pepper.
  • Sweet bread – is a dessert mainly eaten at christmas or at special occasions. It contains coconut and a variety of different fruits.

Just thinking about all of these foods have made me very hungry!


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