It warms and soothes. It's smooth and refined, but it's substantial, not weenie. It's delicious in a way that's simple and complex at the same time. It's sweet. It's earthy. Smooth and creamy with zero cream or milk. You gotta make this.
What it costs to eat Better and Cheaper on a moment's notice. For a month. About $100 per person. Ladies and gentlemen, stock your pantries.
About 10 cents for a very flavorful and satisfying bite-size snack. With lots of Vitamins A and C from your fresh, homemade plantain chips topped with sour cream and pineapple or chorizo. Could be the Super Bowl snack of choice here in Costa Rica.
Luscious, creamy rice with two wonderful seasonal vegetables. Parsnips and kale. Roasting in the oven while you're stirring on the stovetop. Sweet roasted parsnips and smoky flash-roasted kale. Elegant and hearty.
Put this on your Top Ten list of winter dinners. Warms your mouth, your stomach and your heart. Luscious, hearty and satisfying. Thoroughly pleasing to eat. Slowly. Less than $1 per serving.
Less than 50 cents per serving for the spectacularly delicious banana curry. Intensely flavorful and the butter makes it feel luxurious in your mouth. The lime is bright. The mustard adds a little heat. What a mouthful. And that's before you get to the fish.
Ingredient cost for a week's worth of pungent and deeply delicious Asian sauce base: about $3. Make it in 5 minutes. Use it for the next five days with noodle soup, stir fry, fish, meat and egg dishes. A vegetable-filled ramen for $2/person. A week's worth of superior dinners for $15/person.
Polenta-Portobello Pizza. For a beautiful dish, this has to be the easiest, quickest, cheapest thing going. Delicious, too. Whole grain corn and a big, meaty mushroom. Required skills: stirring, slicing. Not much of either.
Eat delicious stuff that's heavy on fruits, vegetables and whole grains, bigger on fish than meat and very low in processed industrial foods - and have plenty of room for great snacks and desserts! Click for a few really healthy, tasty Costa Rican-inspired treats.
A deliriously delicious dessert for four or brunch for two - for less than $2. Sweet with zero added sugar. If you've been resisting home-making pizza - or banana cream pies - I hope this one'll push you over the edge.