Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Recipe: Peruvian Bean Bowl with a Red Pepper Sauce and Fried Plantains
If you, like me, are craving a dish that tastes like the tropics but will still keep you warm in this cold weather then head on over to Marcus Samuelsson's blog to check out my post on this Peruvian Bean Bowl!
Every year right before Valentine's Day, Chuao Chocolatier releases their holiday boxes and I've been lucky enough for the past few years to get to try them. They are always filled with totally unique and amazing flavor combinations, with each piece of chocolate being more delicious than the last!
I got to try the aphrodisiac bonbon collection this year, which was filled with such sultry flavors as: The Firecracker - chipotle caramel fudge and a touch of sea salt enrobed in popping candy and dark chocolate, Rosemary Salt Caramel - salt butter caramel infused with fresh rosemary in milk chocolate, and Sweet Passion - exotic passion fruit cooked into soft caramel in a milk chocolate heart shell, Nut and Honeylicious - almond hazelnut praline with a touch of honey in milk chocolate, Love Child - port wine-drenched strawberry in a rich dark chocolate ganache, Strawberry Seduction - sweet strawberry caramel with a touch of tangy balsamic in dark chocolate, and Spiced Cabernet Caramel - Napa Valley cabarnet caramel infused with spices in dark chocolate.
These are some seriously high quality chocolates so I would highly recommend them if you're looking to buy a special something for a special someone this year!