I Love Food

I love food. I mean, I *really* love food. I think it's a Hawai'i thing because growing up, we had foods from so many different cultures and I've learned to appreciate the flavors and textures of most all kinds of foods (still can't do Indian and Thai cuisines - it's the curry thing). And although I am not the best cook in the world, I recently tried 2 new recipes:

Tex-Mex Beef Tacos from Health.com I really didn't make any modification to the recipe, except I used minced garlic seasoning instead of actually mincing garlic (I'm lazy that way). I also omitted the corn because it upsets my stomach.

The adobe chilis add a strong kick, but I liked it!

Slow Cooker New England Post Roast I didn't make any modifications to this recipe at all (other than the minced garlic). This was the first time I ate parsnip (confession: I didn't know even know what it looked like and had to ask for help at the grocery store) but I really liked it too!

I have made several recipes from Can You Stay For Dinner and have loved them all - it's a great blog to follow!

While I have been adventurous and making more of an attempt to cook, last night I did venture out to dinner at La Bodeguita del Medio in Palo Alto for Cuban-inspired cuisine!

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I'd only been here once before, but absolutely fell in love with it!

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As much as I wanted to try a new dish, I could pass up the chance to get the Tierra Y Mar - skirt steak with coconut-crusted shrimp, sweet mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus, topped with a pesto sauce. I only ate half of it so I could have leftovers for dinner tonight...

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...which I thoroughly enjoyed!