Sweet potatoes seem to be taking over my apartment lately thanks to the abundance of them that appear in my CSA each week. So, when I finally had a night in and a chance to get creative with my dinner, I turned to the ol’ orange potato. I stared at the bowl of them on my kitchen table and pondered what I could do with them aside from roasting, baking, or mashing. Then, a stroke of laziness came over me and I thought seriously about just making some pasta. But through this laziness came a stroke of inspiration. Read more:
Someone mentioned french toast the other day and suddenly I had a huge craving that seemed to be lasting for days. Since it’s not often that I crave sweet flavors for breakfast, I decided to take advantage of this sweet tooth when I woke up on Saturday morning. Instead of the traditional way of making it, I thought I would browse the world wide web for some different variations. I was curious how people made vegan french toast, and my search results included many recipes using bananas and soy or hemp milk instead of eggs. Read more:
Happy birthday to my friend Katie in Montreal who sent me her recipe for this delicious veggie chili that I made last night! I’ve really been craving chili recently but I had never made it before. I’ve come across many recipes but they all generally sound too heavy. Then, as I was talking to Katie a few days ago about Sprout & Pea, she told me she makes a pretty mean chili these days.
The one fast food place that I still love to indulge in when I head back south for a visit is Pollo Tropical. It’s cuban fast food and it is the best grilled chicken and roasted pork (it’s all about the mojo juice marinade and sauteed onions). My mouth is watering writing this. I could eat everything on their menu, except for one thing — the plantains. I never really enjoyed plantains and growing up in Miami they were everywhere.
My Grandfather has always been an inspiration to me and continues to inspire me everyday. For as long as I can remember, he has been baking incredible brownies, cookies, quiches, noodle koogles — just to name a few. I have been fortunate enough to enjoy all of his delicious recipes over the past twenty-seven years. Now, with my new-found love for cooking, I feel fortunate for all of the moments that I get to sit down and chat food, recipes and life with him.