One of the magnificent things about being abroad is trying new foods. In an effort to recreate them once I return home, I am planning to cliff note some of my favorite recipes here.
The Turkish Salad
Hard Boiled eggs, avocado, corn, tomatoes, tiny sliced cucumber, tiny sliced orange peppers, feta cheese, some marinaded black olives, and some butterhead lettuce. Delish!
The Cuban "poor mans" dish
This was presented to me with the explanation that it is a standard dish for poor people in Cuba. Those people, are eating well!
Make red rice and beans via your favorite recipe. It can be with or without pork and onions. Our host used a bag from the freezer section of the grocery store and added rice, so keep it as simple as you want! Here is the magic part- serve it with slices of avocado and bananas on top. They add a nice texture and counterbalance of sweetness to the slight spice often apparent with rice n beans. A soft boiled egg served on the side that you can mix in...was another killer addition! These minor alterations on standard rice n beans blew my mind and made is me love the dish more than ever. Plus PROTEIN CENTRAL :)
Excited to get home and add these to my standard dinner rotations!
Believer that everyone is special.