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Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #56: Cape Verdean Munchupa/Cachupa (#homecooking)

I promised a while back that I would share the recipe for munchupa the national dish of Cabo Verde (I always say mun-CHOOP — but language is funny like that).    … Continue reading

December 22, 2016 · 1 Comment

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #30: Native American Fry Bread (Cherokee Style)

More bread!   Every culture has their own version of bread. I made flour tortillas the other day and I suddenly had a hankering for Indian fry bread–not from India, but … Continue reading

March 12, 2015 · 5 Comments

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #29: Homemade Authentic Mexican Flour Tortillas

Who doesn’t love bread?   Leavened or Unleavened.   Flat or tall.   Delicate or robust.    Plain or not.    Baked or fried.      And let’s not forget the close cousins of bread:   muffins, scones, … Continue reading

March 11, 2015 · 11 Comments

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #28: Bahamian Steamed Tuna (It’s Not What You Think)

Our honeymoon was in Nassau, Bahamas and we did what most healthy adults our age do in a an all-inclusive resort.   We ate and drank.    About fifteen pounds worth of … Continue reading

March 10, 2015 · 10 Comments

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #14: Canja (Canja de Galinha – Cape Verdean Chicken Rice Soup)

Here is the “pay it forward meal” from the leftovers I had from my grandmother’s Chicken Gizaud.     I did look around the Internets and could not find one … Continue reading

February 12, 2015 · 6 Comments

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #13: Chicken Gizaud (Pollo Gizado – Cape Verdean Stewed Chicken)

This is one of my “pay it forward meals” where you can take the leftovers and use it as a base for a next meal.    Sometimes when I make my … Continue reading

February 10, 2015 · 2 Comments

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #12: Jag (Jagacida – Cape Verdean Bean and Rice)

I’ve got something special to share today.  Jag.   That’s all I ever heard it called when I was growing up, but apparently it is really called “Jagacida” which is simply … Continue reading

February 9, 2015 · 7 Comments

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