The wedding was awesome. Colorful, super cool and fun! Of course I gained 10 pounds afterwards after coming back from the honeymoon…wah!!! I NEED to get back on track.
Yesterday I went cooking mama crazy and made a bunch of stuff:
Seasoned skirt steak
Stewed Pigeon Peas
Sauteed garlic spinach
Broiled Basa Fish
and I still needed to make myself breakfast and a snack this morning. Girl I’m tired! Everything came out great though! I forget to take pictures of everything. I only took a picture of the sancocho because I was so proud of myself. I made up the recipe from what I saw on the internet cause most people make a sancocho with meat. Just in case you wanna know this is my recipe!
Recipe for Fish Sancocho
2 filets of tilapia
7 to 10 shrimp
2 green plantain
1/3 butternut squash or ayuama
2 peeled potatoes diced
5 cloves garlic
Half an onion
2 teaspoons oregano
Salt and pepper
1 chicken packet
Handful of cilantro
3 tablespoons of tomato sauce
3 cups of water, more later on
- Cook the tilapia and shrimps in sofrito for about 2 minutes. We just want to get the flavors in the pot for the soup. Take out of pot.
- Put water to boil
- Add garlic and onion together with some water into a blender. Blend well. Add that to boiling water. Also add a tablespoon of sofrito. Make sure water is seasoned well with salt and pepper. Add oregano.
- Peel all the vegetables.
- Add veggies to boiling water. Add more salt and pepper if needed. Add chicken packet.
- Boil for 20 minutes on high, stirring occasionally. If vegetables are still undercooked, cook for another 15 minutes or so.
- Add cilantro, more salt and pepper to taste. Take ¼ of the mixture , puree in blender and add back to soup. This will thicken the soup. If too thick add a bit more water.
- Add fish mixture to soup and cook for about 5 to 10 minutes
- Squeeze the lime juice into the soup. Stir and serve with avocado, white rice and hot sauce!
- Serve with avocado, hot sauce and white rice. Enjoy!
Yayyyyy I love sancocho! This is for all the people who might want to make it without meat. It can still be delicious without it!
I’ve been experimenting with alot of new recipes. There’s this guy, Chef John at Foodwishes and he is awesome. I really love alot of his recipes. Here’s some that I made this month!
And here’s what mind looked like! Those are fried shrimps that I made to accompany the dish. I put green onions on top. I also used chunky garden tomato sauce instead of a can of tomato sauce and it came out scrumptious!
I also made this italian sausage pasta recipe. Didn’t have arugula so I used broccoli instead and added garlic. I also used a different kind of pasta. My fiance loved it! Sorry for the crappy pictures…I don’t have a great camera!
And here’s mine!
And last but not least I made bay scallops with spaghetti in a cream sauce. I followed the recipe exactly except I added broccoli to it. It really does help to keep the pan steaming hot when you drop the scallops. Before I even cooked them I let them sit in a paper towel to soak up the excess water. Wow it was awesome. Chef John is seriously a genius!!!
And here’s mine!
Finally got my wedding dress and my bridesmaids got theirs too. So yay for taking care of that!
So just made some chicken and broccoli for the honey bunny today. I don’t eat meat so I didn’t get to eat it but I did sneak in a taste and boy what was that good! I got the recipe from Melissa Belanger’s totally awesome website http://www.ateaspoonofhappiness.com/chinese-chicken-and-broccoli/ and altered it just a bit. I combed thru tons of other chicken and broccoli recipes before getting to hers so I’m glad I decided to give hers a go. YAY. It makes me happy when recipes come out delicious. I’m also making banana monkey bars. I remember that recipe from years ago. Found it in one of the many cooking magazines I’m subscribed to. A bit obsessed with pictures of food. In another life I was a food photographer. No joke. Here are really bad pics of my foodies.
Chicken and Broccoli
Banana Monkey Bars
Just got on the manga train. Bought all 12 volumes of Sailor Moon and it brought me back to a obsession I had long time ago. I blazed through the whole series. SO GOOD. Also picked up a smutty series called Midnight secretary (boss is a vampire and a dick but slowly falls for his plain but oh so cute secretary!), Death Note (no explanation there), Happy Marriage (chick marries boss of company to repay debt but they slowly fall in love…), and bought Paradise Kiss but haven’t read it yet. I’m happy theres a manga shop only a car ride away so I can get all my goodies when I’m done reading.
Still haven’t bought a wedding dress. I’m so lazy. Is it just me or does anyone else hate having to take off, put on, take off, put on clothes over and over again at a store? And then someone got me addicted to Counter Strike on the PC. Now I have that sucking up most of my late night hours. Oh the life of a nerd lol
Yay it’s Friday. Not really yay because Friday is my Sunday. I work tomorrow until Tuesday. It makes me so very sad. Met up with the photographer yesterday. I glad I’m not procrastinating with this cause I am SO LAZY. And our wedding is gonna be so weird and offbeat I’m looking forward to see all the pieces come together. Haven’t found a wedding dress though.
Supposed to be losing weight but ate a whole Dominos pizza. I am just plain nastay. Won’t be doing that again. And on top of that my tooth hurts. That’s what I deserve though.
Currently listening to Faithfully by Journey. WHAT A SONG!
Also started Attack on Titanfall. WHY ARE YOU SO SAD? And here’s a picture of Patrick Stewart half naked cause it’s funny.
Just made a spin off of Gina’s recipe from her website Skinnytaste. Chipotle Lobster and Avocado wrap. SO GOOD! I forgot to take a photo of my finished product since I ate it so fast. Instead of lobster I cooked up some shrimp (olive oil and black pepper), used fat free sour cream instead of yogurt, and used a chopped boiled egg instead of avocado since I was too lazy to go out and get some. It was still super delicious!
Here the link to the recipe!
Had a ton of frozen broccoli so I decided to make broccoli cheese soup. Came out delish!