Before we went to Chicago, I heard about the magic food that was the Cuban sandwich, the “cubano”. I had been to Florida many many times before, and stupidly never went to a place where they served them. Then came the movie Chef! where Jon Favreau cruises through the USA with a foodtruck, selling “cubanos” all along the way. I was hooked. On the movie and on the fact that I just had to try one for myself.
My husband is a big fan of my home made curry sauce. It’s got a dash of coconut taste in there which he simply adores. Plus, I’ve got quite a few vegan friends, so when they decide to come over for lunch or dinner, this recipe is often on the menu.
Winter time! Brussels sprouts time! Comfort food all the way … So far, I only have one vegetarian dish with my favorite vegetable … so when I found another one online which looked pretty good, I gave it a try. And now it’s on my vegetarian winter favorites list as well.
Cauliflower has really been making quite the comeback as a household vegetable. I was never really a fan when I was a kid. Unless it was served cold, with lots and lots of thousand island sauce. Since turning into a wannabe vegetarian, I seem to warm up towards the big, white vegetable. Here’s a lovely version of pasta carbonara.
When you say “Tenerife”, everybody immediately thinks of the south side of the volcanic island. I recently spent a few nights in Tenerife, hired a rental car and went up to the lesser know north side. First up, it rains more in Tenerife Norte, do take that into account, maybe bring a rain coat in your car, just in case. Drive to the town of Santa Cruz, park your car and wander around town. And stop by the wine and tapas bar El Gusto por el Vino.