It is not a well known fact that Frida Kahlo’s father was Jewish. While there is no record of her participating in Jewish rituals, I happily accept Frida as a member of the tribe!
I bring Kahlo up because I am reading a cookbook inspired by her life, Frida’s Fiesta’s by Guadalupe Rivera and Marie-Pierre Colle. Oh, how there are some delicious recipes in the book! I am salivating just thinking about what I am going to make.
Here are a few simple recipes for you to make:
Fresh Lima Bean Salad
6 pounds fresh lima beans, shelled
Salt and pepper
1 onion, finely chopped
2 Serrano chilies, finely chopped
¼ cup finely chopped cilantro
½ cup olive oil
4 tablespoons vinegar
Rinse the lima beans. Place in a saucepan with water and cover. Cook for about 15 minutes or until tender. Rinse in cold water and drain thoroughly. Combine the beans with the onions, chilies, cilantro, oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper to taste. Chill. Serve very cold.
Coconut Ice Cream
4 cups milk
1 ¼ Cup sugar
Fresh coconut, peeled and finely grated
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine the milk, sugar, and coconut in a saucepan. Simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool to lukewarm. Stir in the vanilla puree. Refrigerate. When the mixture is cold, place in an ice-cream maker and proceed according to the manufacturer’s directions.
“Luscious Lifestyle Diva”
Sunday, March 9, 2008
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