Bringing Costa Rica home

I realized a few weeks ago that I never wrote about our honeymoon in Costa Rica (I’ll try to get to that soon). As I scoured the web for good vegan or vegetarian fare to cook up for the husband, I started thinking about the delicious food we had there. My favorite dish was arroz con pollo but we both really enjoyed gallo pinto.

So we cooked up so gallo pinto, Costa Rican style. Fortunately we still had some Salsa Lisano left over. After tonight we need some more.

Overall it was an easy and quick recipe — just some canned black beans, sauteed onions and pepper, and rice.

We served it with cheese quesadillas and an egg, just as they did at our resort in Costa Rica.

Chas made his normally delicious plantains. Usually he just slices them up, sprinkles with sugar and cooks with canola oil and butter.

The plantain we got wasn’t quite ripe enough. Paired with some vinilla frozen yogurt, they were pretty good.

Too bad we weren’t enjoying it here:

Also if anyone has good vegetarian or vegan recipes send them my way. I’m trying to cook some delicious fare, but everything seems to be Mexican-ish or pasta dishes.

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7 Responses to “Bringing Costa Rica home”
  1. Christen says:

    Check out WholeFoods.com’s recipes. They have a massive selection, and you can search for “vegan” or “vegetarian.”

  2. Felicia says:

    that rice dish looks amazing! i’m gonna try it!

    • Liz says:

      You should. It calls for Salsa Lisano, which I think you have to be able to get at a Latin American grocery. It says you can use worcestershire sauce, but they really aren’t similar so I don’t know what that would taste like. Also, it calls for some kind of seasoning but doesn’t specify what kind. Since Chas is kind of picky about spices, we just didn’t use any. Let me know how it turns out!

  3. I love to make this greek inspired recipe – Naan topped with red onion, cucumber, kalamata olives, feta cheese, and tzatziki sauce (you can add chicken on yours and it’s just as good!). It’s such a refreshing meal… I just thought about the California Pizza Kitchen Greek Pizza and made my own version! 🙂

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