Ratatouille

As far as French cuisine goes, my repertoire pretty much starts and ends with ratatouille. And the French would probably be upset with my version of it, as I’m not a purist… but I personally think it’s pretty darned yummy 🙂 Ratatouille is basically a chunky stew with tomato as its base, usually featuring onions, … Continue reading Ratatouille

Curry risotto

I’m not sure if curry risotto is a socially acceptable concoction, but I just got a craving for it out of the blue one day, and came up with a dish that was more than just passable – it made me giggle with delight. While it sounds totally gross, it’s worthy of being labelled a … Continue reading Curry risotto

Vegetable paella

For me, paella has to be Valenciana. Perhaps I’ve been spoilt? I lived in Valencia for a year, and paella is always decent, often really yummy, and occasionally to die for. Paella is Valencia’s signature dish because it tastes like a summer’s day in a seaside town of an abundant food-growing province. But for Valenciana … Continue reading Vegetable paella

Rice n beans

Humble rice and beans, a mainstay of Latino cuisine, and far more tasty than their humbleness suggests…. This healthy, filling dish can be made up of either white or brown rice with any kind of bean, although red beans or black beans are most common. It packs a heart protein punch, and will keep you … Continue reading Rice n beans