Friday, August 29, 2008
I've still got the Dominican Republic in my mind and heart, so I cooked up a Dominican lunch. Ensalata (salad), habichuelas (beans), arroz, (rice) and platano fritos (fried plantains). It pales in comparasin to Anny's comedor on the beach, but it was the next best thing.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
I know I just posted a sushi pic the other day, but I am on some kind of sushi craze right now. I've never had luck making rolls with brown rice, but I really would love to get a bit more nutrition than plain white sushi rice if I'm going to be eating it so often.
I gave wild rice a try today (which is higher in iron and fibre) and it did not disappoint. The rolls held together just fine, and I loved the nutty, earthy flavor of the rice combined with the soft, creamy avocado.
The tofu is simple, pan fried firm tofu slices with chopped garlic, chili flakes and a splash of fresh lime and Braggs soy sauce.
Friday, August 15, 2008
At last, a reliable internet connection! I've been in the Domimican Republic for the past couple of weeks and have not had much access at all to the world wide web. A few minutes here and there, usually on someone else's computer. I used to live here, and it's nice to be back in the old stomping grounds.
Cooking here is always interesting...for example, they don't use electricity for ovens and stoves, they use propane (yes, the tank is IN the house, usually under the kitchen sink) you have to fill it up at the gas station just like you would your barbeque tank. And of course when our gas ran out, there was no propane at the station for three days. No cooking anything for three days - I was forced to go raw ;)
This first photo was breakfast one day. It was simply avocado and tomato with a bit of S&P, and a tall glass of vanilla soy milk.
Lucky for us the neighbor let us cook rice at her place and we were able to make sushi! How amazed were we that they had nori at the supermercado?! Really I've mostly been nibbling here and there rather than preparing actual meals; it's just too hot and humid to have much of an appetite. But I'll be back home in Vancouver in a few days and ready to cook up a storm!