I had a college roommate who had spent some of her childhood in Costa Rica, and she said that one of the popular breakfasts there was white rice, lemon and tomato. As a fan of savory breakfast, this idea always appealed to me. When I was thinking of how to use my farmer’s market tomatoes the other night, I thought of a play on that dish using brown rice and a more upscale take on the tomato component.
Monthly Archives: August 2008
I made Asian lettuce wraps for dinner last night and was looking for a quick, easy side that was relatively healthy. Most of the veggies in the fridge weren’t what I was looking for, so I decided to try to jazz up the freezer-based veggies a little bit – it was surprisingly successful.
They say you don’t make friends with salad, but this one may prove otherwise. Well, Becky liked it anyway.
So tonight, I was thinking I’d make something along the lines of the Chili-braised Pork Nachos that CookThink had posted awhile back, particularly as I’d bought these peppers at the Farmer’s Market that reminded me of what they’d pictured.
So I started grinding up peppers in the food processor. John came over skeptically, “You bought peppers and don’t really know what they are?” “It’ll be fine,” I said.
Yeah, I took one taste of my chili paste and knew that these were Habanero-tastic. Hours later and my hands are still burning. Dumb ass. Time for plan B.
Welcome to today’s variation on the smoothie, which is becoming my go-to breakfast. In an exciting turn of events, I think (fingers crossed) that my parents may get me a blender that A) actually crushes ice effectively and B) has a lid for my birthday.
Excitement! A submission from a new contributor. And it fits my criteria for non-Missy recipe blog posting – that I’ve tasted the recipe, and that it’s delicious. Thanks, Drej!
Well, I achieved one of my summer food goals…cooking with tomatillos. I’m not sure I’ve ever even tasted tomatillos before this. They were more citrusy than I expected. I will say, though, despite the flavors not being what I was going for, I thought this recipe ultimately worked pretty well.