Have you heard of or had a jibarito before? No? Well, if you’re not a Chicagoan, I’ll let this pass. But if you are, what are you doing with your life? Go get one now! Or better yet, make them for dinner tonight.
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If I didn’t have to keep coming up with new recipes constantly, I would probably be making this warm kale salad and pickled beets every single day. Every bite seriously felt like the perfect storm of flavors. There’s just something about pickled beets and roasted butternut squash that awakens the senses. I only wish I could package a million of these and just ship it right to everyone’s door. It would feel like I’m spreading happiness. One can dream, right? Luckily, the next best thing is placing this recipe right at your fingertips.
Go ahead, make your dinner a little more exciting tonight.
There are a few things I want to say about this curry recipe. First, don’t be afraid of using generous amounts of spice. One of the worst things you can do to a dish, especially curry, is under seasoning. Second, make sure to find a good quality curry powder. They are not all made equally. Here in Chicago, I’m lucky to have a spice shop where I can taste test any spice before buying. If you have a spice shop in your area, do yourself a favor and visit it. You will discover new flavors, new spices, and new aromas you didn’t even know existed. It will seriously get you excited about cooking. When looking for curry powder, the key thing you’re looking for is balance. When you taste a curry blend, the flavor should be well rounded and no one spice should outshine the others. Of course, I’m speaking metaphorically, but that should be more or less what you experience when you try a great curry blend. Lastly, always, always try your food as you cook. Cooking is an experience, and you should feel connected with the dish you’re making. This will guarantee success more often than not. Give it a try and enjoy!
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This recipe was inspired by the flavors and textures I was exposed to while working at a Persian restaurant during college. I do not kid when I say these little guys are probably in my top 10 favorite foods! Seriously, no exaggeration there.
They may seem daunting but they are pretty easy to make. Time consuming but easy nonetheless. You can sub any of the stuffing ingredients with your personal favorites. Rice is the only constant, but other than that, the sky is the limit! Remember, white rice falls under the safe starch category.
Just like this recipe, I want this introduction to be short and sweet. It’s our go to breakfast for a lazy Sunday for two reasons: It’s simple to make with very little dishes left in the sink and it’s super packed with protein and healthy fats! Did I mention it’s only sweetened with bananas?!