...sharing food...

i am currently sharing food pictures from Belize and travels in Latin America.... i hope you enjoy!
i have started this blog with a number of ideas in mind. i love to cook, bake, and otherwise play with food, so i thought sharing what i do might be fun. i am also going to use this as a means of recording the various dishes that i do come up with. i try to use all organic and as much local food as possible, and i am vegetarian, although a fish dish or two may pop up on here at some point along the way. i'll try to describe what i do to make the food, but if you want a recipe, email me at cocinadooglasATgmailDOTcom. i will also offer up some restaurant reviews from time to time, and share food that i eat on my travels. otherwise, enjoy, and make some food!!!

oh yeah... i like beer too!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Sweet and Sour Stirfry

I haven't posted on cooking in a while, and that's largely because I've been living on sandwiches and Amy's frozen meals. Well I finally had a few things in the fridge that I wanted to use up, and decided to put something together - a pepper and onion sweet and sour stirfry. I've had some trouble in the past finding a good balance between the sweet and sour, but this one turned out pretty good. The tamari and pineapple juice complement each other fairly well, and the chili flakes add a nice bit of spiciness. If I had some, I would have added some tofu. Here's the recipe:

2 medium carrots
2 green peppers
2 small yellow onions
garlic to your taste (I like to use a lot)
1/2 cup chopped pineapple
6-8 oz pineapple juice
1/4 cup tamari
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 tbsp red chili flakes

Start by cooking the chopped carrots over medium-high heat for about 1-2 minutes. Add onion, garlic and peppers, cook for 5-7 minutes. Add pineapple, juice and tamari, cook for 2-3 minutes. Add cilantro and chili flakes, cook for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat, serve over rice.