Category: Eat

Pepper Leaf Chimichurri Chicken

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What surprised me about Peppers of the Americas is the number of pepper varieties that I did not even know existed. Not only do they exist, but they are all pretty distinct in there flavors. If you want a visually rich explanation of one of the most influential ingredients in the Americas, this is your book. From the Bolivian Rainbow pepper ornamental to the Peruvian Chinchi Uchu, Peppers goes through the characteristics of each pepper variety in great detail.

Although a bit complex, this all-inclusive ingredient book gives a pretty extensive and useful run down of all things peppers. The equipment used in the recipes and several of the ingredients can be a bit tricky to find. Don’t worry, I’ve made this chimichurri recipe a bit more “basic” by offering Italian parsley as a substitute for the pepper leaves if you’re unable to find them at your local market.

Skillet Huevos Rancheros

 

Skillet Huevos Rancheros — thedanareneeway.com

 

I fell in love with the cast iron skillet at a very young age. My mom would whip up a bomb pineapple-upside down cake in her cast iron and I was forever amazed. Since then, I’ve come across numerous dishes that can be made using this magical skillet. This is one of many. These skillet eggs are the perfect main dish for Mexican style brunch at home. Huevos Rancheros is an essential part of a traditional Mexican farm breakfast. And, most importantly, it’s an easy and fairly quick dish to make if you need to show off your brunch making skills to family and friends. The only thing missing is . . .well, is brunch time too early for margaritas?

Zucchini Noodles w Sautéed Tomatoes & Pine Nuts


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Almost too simple to be true and so good that I made this 3 times in one week with no shame. After a long summer of eating whatever I want whenever I want, I vowed to start this semester eating more clean. This week, I’m eating vegan to cleanse out all of the endless bowls of ramen I recklessly inhaled this summer. Although it’s not a bowl of authentic shoyu ramen, this zucchini pasta has kept me afloat this week. Vegan and 100% guilt free.

Morocco in Paris

Le Méchoui du Prince

36 Rue Monsieur le Prince

Price | $$ (€18-23)

So, I’ll start out by telling the whole truth—I didn’t find this place on my own. Authentic Moroccan food is not a cuisine I experience often. These past several days, I have had the amazing opportunity to work in France. Hind, a stagiaire in the law firm where I am working for the summer invited me out to experience the taste of her home. Truthfully, it has been one of the best meals I have had in Paris. She assured me that if you want to try authentic Moroccan food while in Paris, this is the place to go.