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During the COVID-19 crisis in the US animal shelters have seen an increase in animal adoptions by people seeking companionship or who want to take care of a pet.
Fact: Banana bread is the internet’s most-searched recipe. Luckily for us, we swear our very own Trinbagonian Gerard Marquez, also known as Chef G shares with us his amazing recipe. This banana bread, made with Naturally Almond milk, is so easy to whisk together. You only have to wait one hour while your house fills with tempting aromas, and then you’ll be enjoying a slice of warm, fresh-baked banana bread.
Kidney stones are very common in Trinidad and Tobago and advice is not in short supply. Indeed there are many myths that go along with this advice. Folks often ask about diet and kidney stones as well as treatment options. I have tried to summarize the important points in this article. While an individual may have specific requirements based on an assessment by his/her urologist, this article deals with general advice for the average stone former.
In many ways, it’s a thought that a ‘pause’ button has been pressed on our lives, and is being released slowly. We may be experiencing a whole host of emotions during this time, such as anxiety, elation, excitement, fear, worry, anger or concern. We know that these are unprecedented times for our generation, and that long-term vision is needed as things re-open slowly, since there is as yet no vaccine available against covid-19, and realistically, it may take between 18 months to 2 years for an effective vaccine to be widely available. That means that measures such as mask wearing in public, physical distancing and avoidance of large social gatherings are likely to be in place for the foreseeable future.
Welcome to the second half of the gut series! To recap, last time, we discussed the importance our gastrointestinal tract plays in our digestive system. It runs from our mouths to our anus and includes organs like the oesophagus, the small intestine and the large intestine.The microbiota is like a mini universe in the gut with diverse microorganisms that influence our gut health. More and more studies are showing the influential relationship between our guts and our brains and how their similar make up continues to affect the overall health of our bodies.
June is Men’s health month. This is a time to bring awareness to health issues that affect men disproportionately and focuses on getting men to become aware of problems they may have or could develop, and gain the courage to do something about it. In this article we highlight the more common conditions men are at risk of developing to create the awareness intended for this month.
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When Pastor Indira Newallo takes the podium at The Apostles’ Ministries (TAM) in Longdenville, Chaguanas, she preaches from a place of experience and wisdom. The people she counsels in her women’s ministry, “Her Essence Revealed”, open their lives to her because her story is not unlike theirs.
1) Too much indoors and a lack of stimulation leads to a decrease in blood flow and a sluggish scalp, thereby creating a scale-like build-up, leading to hair loss if left unchecked:
Among the slew of local entertainers taking to the digital space to meet their audiences is Freetown Collective with their Freetown Thursday Concerts. This virtual concert series, currently presented via Facebook Live (@wearefreetown), has as its primary aim to help keep people connected through music during the ongoing COVID-19 quarantine period.
Long before there were blenders and food processors, the sil and lorha were used for grinding seasonings such as garlic, peppers, pimento, etc. It was typically used in the making of various types of chutney, particularly coconut chutney. If you’ve never had coconut chutney with your doubles, with your curry or with your normal Trini street food, you are sadly missing out. No worries though, here’s the recipe so you can make it yourself.
You’d be hard pressed to find a single Trinbagonian kitchen that did not possess a tawa. From the Hindustani word meaning “iron plate”, tawas are flat, circular griddles made of metal that are used for cooking flat breads like the various types of roti and roast-bakes. The first tawas in T&T were used in earthen fireplaces called chulhas that would crumble each rainfall and need regular leepaying (plastering) with fresh clay. The tawa would sit atop a well stoked fire and dough flattened with a bilna (rolling pin) would be placed on top of it to cook. When it was time to flip the dough a simtah, or tong-like utensil, would be used, although the most skilful roti-makers would use swift and nimble hands and never be burned! However, the hallmark of a true tawa-master is in their ability to sakay—the tawa is pulled slightly off the fire and the partially cooked dough is made to face the direct flames! This makes the dough swell and some even let it get a nice toasting. Today little of these techniques has changed.
Spices and seasonings crackle and crunch under the weight of the lorha, releasing an intoxicating scent—and you just know something good is about to go down in the kitchen. If this scenario rang any bells for you, then you’re a lucky person, and you know the value of the original way of grinding up seasoning in your aaje’s (paternal grandmother) and nani’s (maternal grandmother) kitchens. Yes, we live in the age of food processors and grinders, but can anything truly replace the good ole sil and lorha? I know I am never giving up my tawa for a griddle, so if you are lucky enough to have the true and traditional sil and lorha, I doubt you would want to give that up either.
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