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Lechonera Latina

Recently I had family visiting and needed to have enough food for 10 people. Even though I love cooking and was happy to see them after a few years, it was not good timing for my kitchen. Continue reading

Baked Pepper Eggs

Baked Pepper Eggs

I’ve been trying to better my food photography, and wanted to cook something with color. I decided to put together a breakfast for me that was delicious AND photogenic. Continue reading

It’s been a while since Ruben fired up the grill.
Tonight he mentioned having a discussion about this with his friend earlier and so we already knew how it would be going down tonight.

This is the first time I have ever made mashed potatoes since I married Ruben and it’s because, as I have previously mentioned, he does not like potatoes.

I also made asparagus. The rice served was actually some leftovers my mother gave me from yesterday – and it went really well with everything.

Good night,
Zulaika H.

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Tonight we had Grilled skirt steak, penne rigate pasta with broccoli in alfredo, roasted asparagus and garlic toast.  This is one of those meals that are very filling.

I’m blessed to have a husband that enjoys grilling – and does a great job as well. Below are photos of the skirt steak (or churrasco in Spanish) Ruben prepared tonight. The meat was marinated for several hours and the end result was really tasty.

Grilled asparagus is one of my absolute favorite vegetables to eat – I’ve learned many vegetables taste great this way. First, it’s important to “snap off” the bases of each asparagus spear. Just bend one and it’ll natually snap at the point it should. The bases are thrown out (or used for fertilizer in your garden soil if that’s your thing). Next, I moisten them with extra virgin olive oil. And lastly, I season with salt and pepper. Put in the oven (uncovered) for about 15 minutes at 350 degrees. That’s it!

Here are a couple of garlic flavored Texas toast served alongside the roasted asparagus (below). A long time ago, we got my daughter to try these by telling her they just tasted like “green” French fries. She still really loves them.

 I made the penne pasta by boiling the pasta and some broccoli spears (each in seperate pots) until tender (for 10-12 minutes). Once they were done I combined them with alfredo sauce. For an added touch it is good to add freshly shredded Parmesan cheese.

Mmm… here’s what it all looked like right before we ate. It was very good.

There really is nothing better then getting to see your family enjoy the food you cook for them 🙂
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