All posts tagged: Latin

Lazy Lady Soup

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Soup

Black Bean Soup It’s cold and raining outside and I don’t want to go to the market.  Black bean soup is a recipe that can easily be made if you properly stock your pantry.  When I don’t feel like making a big to-do about food but I want something home cooked, it’s time for pantry soup.   I call this my “lazy lady soup” because I get a lot of help from the grocery store. […]

East Meets West Part Two

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Rice

  LATIN STYLE FRIED RICE WITH PLANTAINS AND GUACAMOLE This is the second fusion cooking recipe promised in last month’s blog.   When I think about this style of cooking, I’m reminded of a dish my husband and I loved at a restaurant named Asia de Cuba in New York City.  I did my best to recreate the flavors of this asian-latino rice.  It has all the key elements of a traditional asian fried rice […]

East Meets West Part One

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Steak

I had the opportunity to meet Roy Choi, founder and owner of the famous Kogi truck, Chego!, A-Frame, Sunny Spot, and POT.  He is credited for starting the gourmet food truck phenomenon.  He was named Best New Chef by Food & Wine in 2010.  Choi’s new cookbook L.A. SON reads like a memoir and is an inspiring story for any Angeleno.  Born in Seoul, Korea and raised in Los Angeles, this L.A. son describes how the […]

One Pot Wonder

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Chicken

ARROZ CON POLLO WITH CILANTRO CHIMICHURRI Arroz con pollo means “rice with chicken.”  It is a traditional dish of Spain.  This recipe speaks more to a Mexican palette, with a salute to Argentina.  The cilantro chimichurri gives this dish an added fresh acidic bite.  One of the benefits of this delicious meal is it only involves one pot.  How wonderful life is when you can bring an exquisite supper to the table with a single […]