Friday, November 27, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Now here's my recipe:
- 1 cup rice (I used bastami)
- 2-3 cups of chicken broth
- 1 tbsp of saffron threads
- 1/2 onion chopped (used yellow)
- 1 red bell pepper & 1 green bell pepper deseeded & chopped
- 6 garlic cloves smashed
- 3 chicken leg & thighs with skin on
- 1 lbs large uncooked shrimp with shell
- 1 package of pork chorizo
- olive oil
- paprika to taste
In a bowl add saffron to a bit a water to infuse. You'll need to use 2 large saute pans. In one, drip a bit of olive oil, brown chicken, remove and save for later use. Meanwhile, in the other, bring broth to boil, then add shrimp for a couple of minutes until they change color, remove, set aside for later use. In other saute pan, sweat onions & garlic for a few minutes, add bell peppers and cook until slightly tender, add chorizo and cook through, draining well. Add cup of rice and saffron with water to broth, cover and cook on low. Let cook for a few minutes, add chorizo, veggies, and chicken, cover and cook almost all the way through, then add shrimp, and cook until done.
Serve right out of the pan, with hot crispy bread, herbed goat cheese, and an olive medley on the side;) Enjoy!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
"When we lose the innocence of childhood, we become compassionate. That's the start of adulthood. We loose our ignorance and bliss with innocence, but we gain knowledge, compassion, and understanding".
Unfortunately, thats not the case for everyone, some people lack compassion... I guess I woke up dissappointed, sometimes you have higher expectations of certain people in your life, and they do not live up to them. On the other hand, some people surprise you, with their generosity and thoughtfulness, and that in turn makes me believe in people. I'm thankful to have my wonderful husband who holds me every night, a very close and tight knit family, and a handful of very close friends who are like sisters and sincerely care for my well being. Thats what I need to be surrounded with, I do not have the time nor the desire for negative energy in my life. There are too many actual things to worry about in life...