A few weeks ago I was having lunch with a friend. She mentioned a stew she used to have — and loved — in Ecuador. The name of the stew was Aji de Carne (beef chili). This chili was made with onion, tomato, beef, plantain, peanut, milk, and other ingredients. Just listening to her description of this flavor-packed stew made my mouth water. I immediately set out to figure out how to make this recipe in my kitchen.Continue reading “Ají de Cerdo (Pork Chili)”
There are so many recipes from around the world, and I never get bored of looking for new things to try. A few years back I discovered a dish from the Philippines called Adobo. It sounded fairly simple and easy to make.Continue reading “Pork Adobo”
It is allergy season where I live. It hits me hard every spring. It is very hard to stay in as I like to be outside gardening, walking, or seeing friends. If you suffer from allergies, you know what I’m talking about!Continue reading “Albóndigas (meatballs)”
Has anyone noticed that the prices of meat have suddenly risen over the last month? I certainly have!
I’ve been reading about U.S. meat prices and how they could increase by 20% compared to last year due to plant closures. We’d be paying a lot more for beef, pork, and other meats found in stores.Continue reading “Grilled Pork with Peanut Dipping Sauce”
My family tends to eat Mexican inspired dishes a lot. I like to make a big batch of pork Carnitas once and while. Pork Carnitas means “little meats,” as some may know. This dish is made by braising or simmering pork in oil or lard until tender. This process can take several hours depending on how big you cut the pork pieces.Continue reading “Pork Carnitas”