Quick Tapas Dish Fast! Shishito or Padron peppers are my go-to eat while cooking dish or tide me over appetizer or fancy party finger food.
Try this West African inspired peanut sauce. It’s simple, versatile, and delicious. You’d be surprised at all the different foods you can pair it with; from shrimp and chicken to vegetables like cauliflower, mushrooms, and cabbage.
Nothing like a quick and easy side dish with incredible complex flavor. This blanched spinach salad is simple, unique, and everyday! Put it on your weeknight menu in less than 10 minutes.
I celebrated the last day of Carnivale with this tasty and colorful Brazilian Fish Stew aka moqueca Baiana. I listened to a fair amount of samba music, but had to bring in the funk with Brazilia’s own Tim Maia one of my favorite artists. Enjoy
New Orleans is my favorite city in the U.S. and I love cooking and eating its foods. I’m a sucker for red beans and rice with sausage made in that creamy New Orleans style. Enjoy this recipe and a little history that traces its history back to Haiti in another post that combines delicious food and history as we continue to celebrate Black History Month.
Fried bologna sandwiches were a staple of my childhood, and I’m sure for many it still is. I refer to it as a “hood classic” as every kid from the hood has a story and a recipe version for bologna sandwiches. Though a humble sandwich made with basic ingredients, it along with other humble dishes have played a significant role in Black History as a means of survival, show of resourcefulness, and example of innovation. My grandparents told me stories of The Negro Motorist Green Book which was essentially a guide for black road trippers to find safe havens in the form of restaurants, gas stations, and hotels given the hatred and related dangers they faced in Jim Crow South. Shoebox lunches were also the norm, and bologna sandwiches were prominent in these pack lunches which were brought along for those stretches on the road where you were not likely to find a restaurant that served “coloreds.” Enjoy the sandwich and learn a lil black history in this post.