Saffron Semolina Pasta

A basic semolina pasta infused with saffron.  The semolina adds a little bite to your pasta’s texture, and increases the protein content of the pasta while imparting a slightly nutty flavor.  The saffron is a splendid way to dress up your pedestrian pasta into something exotically wonderful – after all, if you are going to…

Fried Cheese and Egg Breakfast Sandwich

Ingredients: 1/4 cup grated Cheddar Cheese (a thickly grated parmesan also works well) 1 Egg non-stick Oil Spray a toasted and buttered English Muffin a handful of Baby Spinach (Optional) Salt and Pepper for seasoning Directions: Heat up a frying pan.  I like to use a cast-iron skillet, but if you have a good non-stick…

Grilled Spinach Pie

A rustic spinach, egg, and cheese pie that has been baked on the grill.  You may be picking up on a pattern here – I will try to grill just about anything during the summer months to cut back on the indoor heat.  My spinach plants have also started to take over the garden, and…

Majadito

Majadito is a Bolivian rice dish that is usually served up under a fried egg and alongside fried plantains.  The mushy texture of the dish might be slightly off putting to the western palette, but having been raised on the stuff, the warm mushy texture, studded with savory beef jerky, is delightfully comforting.  After moving…