Our pulled pork is taking a Mexican vacation with chipotle and a tangy lime cilantro slaw. The paleo dish is definitely coming from south of the border: Albondigas (meatballs) with chayote squash. My personal favorite: Rondon, a traditional Nicaraguan coconut based seafood stew with a funny story. Some of the pictures you see are from our trip instead of our kitchen (one dish is directly from the snack shack at a baseball game we watched!) Plus, as promised, I will add some personal pictures so you can see what an amazing place we found in the Corn Islands and Granada.
Salads and Soups:
More pictures from our trip: Beautiful doorways in Granada, a fisherman who just hand-caught a baracuda while diving, Rob after an evening boat ride, enjoying our desert island life, meeting monkey friend, Dodger (basically the highlight of my trip) and a view from the top of the tiny island during a rare rainstorm.
Both of these pictures below were taken on our trip. The left was the plate I bought at a baseball game. There was an old woman in a thatched roofed shack behind the ramshackle stadium; she was standing over 4 tin pots with unbelievably delicious smells wafting from them. You handed her one of the mismatched china plates on the counter and she would load it up with the most tender stewed chicken, spiced rice, the ubiquitous tomato cabbage slaw and top it with a chunk of what looks like potato (turns out it was cassava, which we call yucca root - tastes like potato's exotic cousin). You get a real fork and a cloth napkin and the best part....it was one whole dollar!
The picture on the right was what I ate for breakfast most mornings: fried cheese, scrambled eggs, coconut bread with guava jelly and Gallo Pinto (Nicaragua's national dish of rice and beans).
For this week's menu I am combining the best of the two: chicken and gallo pinto with a side of their delicious slaw