Good luck greens and beans for the new year

Thanks to my dear friend’s spectacular idea, our new year’s eve dinner consisted of vegetarian foods that are considered good luck in various culinary traditions. She produced the lentil soup, and I, the greens. (lLater, there were grapes). Evidently, both lentils and greens represent financial wellness for the new year. We’re both in graduate school, and we’re… Read More Good luck greens and beans for the new year

Slow cooker coconut rice with cinnamon and dates (arroz con leche, with a twist)

After gallo pinto*, arroz con leche (rice pudding) is my favorite dish from my time in Nicaragua. For some reason, it’s taken me years to make a serious attempt at arroz con leche myself. Today turned out to be THE day, however, and I’m happy to report my results: mouthwateringly delicious! Even better, I did… Read More Slow cooker coconut rice with cinnamon and dates (arroz con leche, with a twist)