Yesterday was my fiance’s birthday (he turned 25–yes I’m 12 days older than him, but who’s counting). Since he’s a man and he likes to grill, and I’m a woman who likes to cook for her man (okay fine, I only cook because we need to eat), we decided to go for steak, cheesy mashed potatoes, and corn on the cob. The steak was amazing, the mashed potatoes were divine, and the corn was so good!
The steak we bought was churrasco (aka skirt steak–only the best), and Danny sprinkled it with a bit of salt, pepper, and garlic powder. With churrasco, you don’t want to over power it with too many spices since the steak itself is amazing. When you start marinating it in mojo or anything like that,
This is my go to meal whenever I’ve failed to meal plan for the week, or if we end up skipping groceries for whatever reason. I always have these ingredients in the house, and it’s fairly easy to make. Warning: … Continue reading →
Sofrito is a word that most Cubans, and other spanish cultures, use to describe a seasoning mix. Mine is very basic–onions, green peppers, and garlic.
When I make this, I usually make enough to fill at least two Tupperware’s–one for the freezer and one for the refrigerator. Last week, I had run out of this mixture and it caused some problems with my health-streak. I literally cannot cook without this. I add it to everything. When I’m cooking chicken or pork or anything in the frying pan, I add a spoonful of it to some olive oil and simmer it before adding the meat. When I cook beans or soup, I throw a couple spoonfuls into the pot. When I make beans, I actually throw some sofrito straight into the pot in addition to some pre-sautéed sofrito.
So, this is how I make it:
2 green peppers
1 sweet onion
A bunch of garlic (I use the pre-peeled garlic–it’s just easier).
Throw it all into a food processor or blender, and that’s it! You’ll want to cut the peppers Continue reading →
I never really cooked until my boyfriend and I moved into our first apartment. We realized that we had to get on this before we either starve to death or become obese from eating McDonalds everyday. Although my boyfriend does cook, it isn’t often, and I only cook one day per week! Here’s the catch: I cook on Sundays, but I cook enough for the whole week. Continue reading →