It has been a crazy few months, and the BF and I hope everyone has been doing well, amidst the circumstances. How have you all been?
Today I want to give you a supremely versatile comfort food recipe that you can hopefully use with, well, as the BF would say, "ALL TEH THINGZ." [Ed. note: Can confirm.]
Everyone has their own version of comfort food. This coconut rice is a touch of sweet (but not too sweet), with a slightly creamy goodness that pairs well with spicy or salty flavorful toppings. Some of our favorite combos include:
We have had fun Skyping and Zooming with family and friends, but of course are ready to ease back into a more normal swing of things. At the very least, we have been getting outside for fresh air with Marlowe (bottom picture).
Hope you all find many uses for this original recipe, have a safe re-opening wherever you are (support local businesses!), and enjoy many fun reunions with family and friends.
Number of servings: 4-6
Some San Francisco bay area transplants complain of the "loss of seasons" from whence they came [Ed. note: hey we've got fire, earthquake, mudslide, Cal not getting The Axe...], but won't lie, Septembers are pretty much meteorologically perfect. Warm, but not too warm, and an ideal time to get on with fall food. Hey, it's the Oregon in me.
And this is my gateway meal into fall. The combination of sweet and smoky spices that perfectly complements the salmon, always a hit. We love it with coconut rice, but that's optional.
Now that school has begun, if you're being pulled in a million different directions, you need dinners to be easy. It's not only easy, but I love meals that look fancy enough for company, but yet are super casual, delicious and healthy.
A word about salsas. Mango or tomato salsas are quite common, but don't hesitate to try other fruits and veggies as well. Some of my favorites include: cantaloupe, peach, pineapple, papaya and corn. They all make delicious salsas to accompany meat and fish.
PS: A year ago we launched into autumn with grilled naan, mango chutney pork, chili and yogurt (www.moveablefeast.me/blog/grilled-naan-with-mango-chutney-pork-chili-yogurt).
PPS: Momala's roast chicken was channeled to break last year's Yom Kippur fast, in a decidedly non-traditional style (www.moveablefeast.me/blog/mexican-marinated-chicken).
Adapted from: Pinch of Yum
Number of servings: 4-6
I'm Jacquie, personal chef & recipe developer in the bay area. Living life with my wildly funny boyfriend and dog Marlowe. Lover of books, bourbon, chocolate and movies.