I’ve always had an affinity for Cuban food. I guess that’s what happens when you live on the lower East side of New York. My love for Cuban food has only increased when I became friendly with Manny, the owner of the restaurant Mi Gente. I typically make this dish in the slow cooker but flank steak just calls for the pressure cooker. Instant Pot Ropa Vieja is on the menu. Continue reading “Instant Pot Ropa Vieja”
Bulgogi or Korean marinated steak is over a thousand years old. Only a dish that wonderfully delicious could survive hundreds and hundreds of years. So when fellow food blogger Amy from KimChiMom suggested I make her Korean marinated beef (bulgogi) I was all in. It’s adjusted to work for our family but this Instant Korean Marinated Beef (Bulgogi) is loved by all. Continue reading “Instant Pot Korean Marinated Beef (Bulgogi)”
I stumbled upon beef barbacoa through my students obsession with a Mexican grill I shall not name. They were constantly rushing out of class to try to make it there and back before lunch was over. Of course, the bright side of them catching my attention was that it encouraged me to check the place out. It was delicious and a dish I knew I wanted to make my way.
One of my favorite dishes is picadillo. Not only is it easy to make but I typically have left-overs Sometimes those left-overs are used to make beef empanadas. Who doesn’t like a delicious hand held meat pie? I eat them as a snack though my husband thinks it can be a complete meal. When I make them he says, “empanadas are not a snack.” I’m sure his response is partially fueled by the fact that I used the larger empanada disc to make them. Of course, for some reason his retort always seems ridiculous to me. Not a snack? I only eat these as appetizers or snacks. Of course, I consulted some of my friends. The responses were half and half.
The first time I had French food was in Quebec, Canada on a trip with the international club. There I was, in a French speaking city not knowing a lick of French. Luckily, I was with a bunch of people that spoke French and so I was in very good hands. One night for dinner, I ordered Boeuf Bourguignon also known as Beef Burgundy. There are so many aspects of this dish that I love. The rich layers of flavor, the tenderness of the beef. It’s an extremely hearty dish that’s like a nice warm hug.