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Arroz con pollo

September 29, 2014 Leave a comment

Arroz con pollo


This chicken and rice recipe is from chef Jose Enrique and was published in this month’s issue of Food & Wine. It is supposed to be served with an avocado and pea salsa but I don’t really like peas. In fact, frozen peas make me kind of angry, I’m too lazy to shell fresh peas and too cheap to pay for fresh shelled peas…so there aren’t many peas in our diet. Maybe next time, I’ll make tomatillo and avocado salsa to go with it…but it tasted lovely with just some Crystal hot sauce on top.

I forgot to buy parsley so substituted chopped arugula and spinach for the greenery. Next time, I’d also chop up some pimento green olives for a little extra zing. I didn’t look that hard for Bomba rice or Valencia rice but just substituted with arborio. It reheated perfectly for a nice lunch today. Read more…

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Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins

September 25, 2014 2 comments

Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins

Yup, more muffins. This time, I made them. We had a can of pumpkin puree left over from a failed homebrewing experiment 2 years ago gathering dust so I found a recipe online that used the whole 15 ounce can of puree rather than some random cup measurement.

I reduced the chocolate chips to a 1/2 cup as the pictures made the muffins appear to be all chip but I’d bump it up to 3/4 cup next time (the original recipe calls for 1 cup if you want to go with super chips). I also added a handful of slivered almonds. The muffins aren’t too sweet and have a nice light pumpkiny flavor–perfect for the first days of Fall (although let’s be real, its kind of Fall year-round here in San Francisco. We’re still waiting for our Indian Summer but will gladly take the rain).  Read more…

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Banana Nutella Muffins

September 24, 2014 1 comment

Banana Nutella muffins

My husband has never baked on his own before but since he was home for the day, I asked if he’d bake up some banana Nutella muffins I saw on Pinterest. We had exactly 4 perfectly ripened bananas and I’ve been on a bananas and chocolate kick lately. Although he was hesitant to try this on his own, he ended up doing a wonderful job.  Read more…

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