I made a wonderful Colombian stew called Sancocho. I decided to make it after watching Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations Dominican Republic episode:
After watching the show, I was on a mission to make sancocho, but the recipe I found happened to be Colombian. Now, I am going to post the link to the recipe, but I made a lot of substitutions based on economics, season and availability:
Recipe: Colombian Sancocho
Sit tight because I made a ton of substitutions, deletions and additions:
Tomatoes – I forgot to buy them, so I just poured in leftover salsa
Cassava – I substituted it with jewel yams.
Cilantro – I didn’t want to buy any, so I just added Goya Sazon and Oregano for flavor
Kale – I just wanted to add something green
Leftover dumpling dough from the Trini dumplings – I didn’t want the leftover dough to go to waste
Corn – I didn’t want to buy any canned or frozen corn because I just wanted to save a some money and use whatever I had left in my fridge.
Here is the picture!
I have eaten most of it, as my roommate isn’t interested in eating any of it. I have already run out of chicken! Eeek!
To clean up afterwards, I used Melaleuca Tough and Tender all purpose cleaner and Melaleuca Sol-u-guard to sanitize the area. Dishwashing was more pleasant because it smelled like Apple Jolly Ranchers when I used Melaleuca Lemon Brite Apple Scented hand dishwashing liquid! After all of that cleaning up, I used Melaleuca Renew lotion to make sure that my hands don’t get too dry! It is always nice to have products I like that aren’t harsh on my skin so it makes cleaning a little bit more tolerable.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some dishes to wash.