Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
It must come home with me.
So don't be surprised when your birthday or anniversary rolls around, and you get a card from me that looks awfully similar to the ones below ...
Saturday, February 5, 2011
So the next day, I went to World Market and surprised him with this:
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
I knew that cold weather was on the way, so I decided to make one of our favorite dishes, because it's warm, hearty and satisfying. I can't get enough of the saltiness of the olives mixed with the sweetness of the sweet potatoes. Thanks to Everyday Paleo for this recipe.
Puerto Rican Beef
1 lb grass fed ground beef (lamb works well, too, when you're ready to switch it up)
1 bunch kale, (stems cut away) chopped into small pieces
1 white onion, chopped
1/2 of a green and red bell pepper sliced*
1/2 cup pimento stuffed green olives
3 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 Tbsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1/2 Tbsp turmeric powder
1 Tbsp dried oregano
Pinch of saffron threads (optional)**
Sea salt and black pepper to taste
3 sweet potatoes
1 ripe avocado
In a large skillet brown the ground beef. Add the bell peppers, onions and olive oil and saute until the onions and peppers are tender. Add all of the spices and mix well. Add the kale and green olives, continue cooking stirring often until the kale is tender (about 4-5 minutes). Serve over mashed sweet potatoes and top with sliced avocado.
*The original recipe calls for 1/2 of a yellow bell pepper, too, but they are usually too pricey for me. Occasionally, I'll come across a sale on red ones, but this recipe is still delicious if you just use green, in which case I would use 1 to 1 1/2 bell peppers.
**I have never used saffron in this recipe, because I don't have any saffron in my spice cabinet. And considering that it's the most expensive spice per ounce in the world, I don't think I'll be getting it any time soon! :)
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
My siblings and I used to fight over who got to hang what on the tree each day. It's quite large (about 3' x 2') and the wood is also quite warped from being stored in the attic for three decades.