Sunday, May 07, 2006

Makin Do

So you know them days when you haven't gone food shoppin for more than a month either because there is no money or no time or both, so you just stop by the supermarket on your way home from work/school and pick up a potatoe, an apple, or a few carrots or whatever u got cash for at the moment?

Those are them days you be comming up with some really good original food to eat! Well, just the other day I looked at my almost empty fridge and grabbed me a sweet yam, a left over half cut ball of red onion, one of those 79 cent cans of tomatoe paste, and whatever is left of my peppercorn. I looked at the ginger I had stole a few weeks back but I thought it'd be doin too much for this combination.. So I cut and fried up the yam till it got a little brown on it, added them onions chopped.. by then it was already smellin so good! Before the onions cooked all the way I added the tomoatoe paste and swirled it around, and my what an apatizin sight that was! I added the peppercorn while it was still on the fire and then threw it on ma plate.. I spotted some nutritional yeast that someone had given me in a ziplock bag and sprinkled it and wala! Buen provecho!

I just tried the same thing but with a red potatoe instead and it was not as good :( so the sweet yam really made a difference.. Just thought I'd share one of my newly discovered po' person's recipe.. got any of yours?
Does this count as a blog for fun post? Can I get an extension?

11 comments:

Kid Haiti said...

If you gotta steal something, it might as well be ginger.LOL

You know all you have to do is pick the phone and ask me to cook you my special rice and beans dish, you'd be eating for days. :)

Tigera Consciente said...

and tell me what is special about your rice and beans dish??? ;)

alaghom naom tzentel said...

yo kid haiti, hook my sistah up with some mushroom rice... thats the shit right there....

Tigera Consciente said...

mmm mushroom rice? sounds yummy...

with my nappy headed ass said...

I miss you, come back soon! Also, mushroom rice sounds delicious.

brownfemipower said...

tigera i about pee'd my pants laughing at this--girl, my trick is beans and rice--beans and rice with tortillas saved my ass many a time---it's funny cuz the kids will ask "are we poor, why we eating just beans and rice again" and i tell them, 'naw we aren't poor, this is your food--your soul mexican food! you're eating like a true mexican now!!' haha!

Tigera Consciente said...

Girl you are takin me back to times in harlem, except we always had some side of meat.. but yea rice and beans is where its at baby! Unfortunately beans be takin 4EVER to cook, and i canned beans r nasty (yuck!).. damn.. i'm wonderin how i'm gonna live through graduate school...

Tigera Consciente said...

oops.. caned beans r nasty i meant.. hehe

Tigera Consciente said...

canned...

Kilimanjaro: High and Lo said...

fabulous!!!! just to let you know that i'm still gonna buy photograph just low on funds right now

skyscraper said...

haaaaaaaaahaaaaaa, girl you're fucking hilarious.
i'm exactly the same way, when i live by myself--just grabbing smth i got in the fridge and add it all together, for better or for worse. sometimes it's edible, others-you gotta toss it right into the trash. beans take too long for me, too, even rice does. i have to have some quickie dish in like 5-10, stuff myself and carry on with doing 'more important' things, or whatever it is i do. hate cookin'!
thanks for the amazing simplest recipe, i'll definitely try it out. it fits right in to my "cooking" style, and sounds really yumie-yamie!