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lemon & lime

Jul. 2, 2012 12:50 am 
Updated: Jul. 9, 2012 6:25 pm
Rice and beans are a staple across Mexico, the Caribbean, and South America. When I was little I would often order only this simple and ubiquitous combination at restaurants, and it made me so happy! A lot of my family members are serial dieters so unfortunately I don't eat these two staples together as often as I would like (people need to stop being so afraid of carbs), but when they do appear they make me just as happy as when I was little.
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Jul. 2, 2012 4:55 am
I'll eat the rice, but not the beans. I don't care much for beans,though I do eat small amounts occasionally - topped with cheese.
Jul. 2, 2012 11:39 am
Also Rice And Peas Are Good.
Jul. 9, 2012 1:10 pm
I like beans more than rice. I don't remember, as a child, having them both together in Mexico. It was usually one or the other. I remember having a few times a dish called "morisqueta" also known as "moros & cristianos": rice in a cheesecloth bag gets cooked with the beans in the same pot, then they are served together and topped with fresh Mexican salsa and crumbled aged cheese. The rice takes a special flavor from the beans broth that I really liked. You should try it one day. Cook dried black or mayacoba beans in enough water and add the rice in the cheesecloth bag 25 minutes before they're done. Let me know what you think!
Jul. 9, 2012 6:25 pm
Dear Alina, When you are back in Philly and Need to have rice and beans, just give me a call and I will make arrangements :) In Venezuela rice and beans are a staple, served next to one another. People usually mixed them. Venezuela must be the only country where beans are called caraotas instead of frijoles.
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Hi Everyone! My name is Alina and I am a college student from Philadelphia, PA. I started baking in high school and for the past two years have been cooking quick and easy meals in my dorm as well. I love following tons of cooking websites, blogs, and photo-journals online for inspiration, in addition to my mom's old cookbooks and her tried and true recipes.
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My favorite thing to make are roasted veggies. I like how easy they are to make, and how they can be added to almost anything or even eaten by themselves!
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When I was younger I would always help my mom make fresh tortillas before dinner. I remember sitting on the counter next to the tortilla press, and rolling little spheres of dough between my palms. I felt so strong and grown up once I could actually hold down the press with enough force to make a proper tortilla.
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A few months ago I prepared a molten chocolate cake under the tutelage of a world-renowned chef. I was terrified of messing up, so I asked him a million questions and double-checked everything. However it turned out delicious, and he was so happy with the results that he gave me his secret recipe as a present afterwards!
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It took me a very long time to figure out how to scramble and fry eggs. Before that all of my attempts yielded either very under- or over-cooked eggs that were pretty gross.
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