Now that I have a bit more time on my hands I have been able to spend time planning out our dinners and time for cooking too. This makes me super happy as I really began to like cooking while we lived in Tanzania, especially cooking from scratch. I am still working on gathering all of my “it” recipes for some of the staples but I am getting closer all the time.
Here are some of my more recent adventures:
This Recipe is one that I stole from one of the cooks we worked with in Tanzania. You can use Pineapple or Mango (Pineapple makes it a bit more juicy and brings out the flavors well). You can serve it over chicken or fish with rice.
chopped pineapple or mango
chopped red peppers
one diced jalapeno
1/2 a juiced lime
Just kinda made this one up after watching a friend make these. I stuffed them with brown rice, ground beef, zucchini, and tomato sauce and topped them with cheese. I boiled the peppers for a few minutes on each side so they would soften a bit before stuffing them and putting them in the oven.
Ham and Tomato Quiche I added some cooked spinach to the quiche to get some greens in for the meal.
While living in Tanzania I really wanted to learn how to make Chicken Curry. I tried to learn it but never got it right. In fact, to date Austin says it is the worst thing I have ever made, and he was right. This just made me want to find a good recipe even more. This recipe is pretty good, I did not use sugar or lemon but followed it otherwise. I would love some pointers on curry if anyone has them. Chicken Curry Recipe
I have also made one of my standards Calabasitas, which are SO DEELISH as well as a pasta with chicken, peas and broccoli in a cream sauce that is to die for. I made brownies from scratch, which in my opinion are much better than the boxed kind. I also tried to make some cornbread. The recipe I used was pretty good but I think it could still use some tweaking. Cornbread recipe Lastly, I made chicken tacos, a family tradition.
Well, I am sure I have overwhelmed you with recipes for now, so I will leave it at that. I am sure there will be more to come.