This month (and some of June) can be characterized by one word: BOREDOM.Oh and maybe BROKENESS.
I’m broke and bored. When I am broke and bored I am also unimaginative when it comes to food. I drag myself to the colmado when I cannot stand the hunger any longer and never a moment before.
Eggplant and chickpea curry. Probably me at my most inventive. Coconut milk. Red curry paste. Onion. Garlic. Eggplant. Chickpeas. I could do more, but I am too bored and broke to care.
On the flip side — this is me at my LEAST inventive. Oh wait, that might actually be when I eat plain tuna from the can, but whatever. Potato fried with garlic and onion. This is actually yummy, but so so BORING.
Fried egg with kraft single style cheese (5 pesos per envelope) with some hot sauce. Again, I am so fucking imaginative.
Spaghetti. Colmado tomato sauce. Onion. Garlic. Cumin. Two envelopes of cheese. Again, I’m a genius.
50% of the time I actually just survive off of ham and cheese empanadas (Aside: It took me 5 minutes to remember how to spell ham. Its not “jam” damnit). There is a stand on the corner of my block. 25 pesos a pop and 25 pesos for natural juice (chinola - what some call maracuya or passionfruit - and tamarindo are my favs)
Some times I borrow my landlord’s blender and make smoothies. I only eat healthy when I am trying to show Dominicans how. Because hey, I might eat like a 300 pound man, but at least I know the error of my ways.
My neighbor’s daughter was not impressed by Amazing Grass, but my neighbor agreed that it tasted decent enough to drink. Milk, two bananas, ice, and two scoops of Amazing Grass — gotta start the day right!