AHI CHOMBO (Panamanian Hot Sauce)

So remember when I said that Costa Rican food isn’t particularily spicy? …well they do serve some very hot stuff on the side. The two women whose home we visited and with whom we enjoyed a typical Costa Rican meal, also prepared a homemade Ahi Chombo (literally ‘black pepper’)… …a golden looking sauce, somewhat resembling a pico de gallo (salsa) but more finely processed. I […]

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SOPA NEGRA (Costa Rican Black Bean Soup)

We just arrived back from the most wonderful advenurous trip to Costa Rica. One of the many things we enjoyed was an invitation into the home of two women who prepared for us one of the most delicious meals we have ever eaten. Costa Rican cuisine at its base is simple and fresh with well-seasoned but surprisingly not spicy beans and rice served at every […]

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Galley Kat is on the move. For the next few days I will be swinging with the wildlife in the Costa Rican rainforest… …literally! I’ll have the chance to sample some authentic Costa Rican cuisine, …maybe some tamales… …chocolate… or some rich dark coffee. …so am hoping I can being back new ideas for healthy, fresh and easy galley cooking. Check back with me from […]

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