A few nights ago, my roommate prepared a delicious Chili with every veggie we found in the fridge that was about to spoil (even though my brother argued that there are no veggies in real Chili). We ended up with a huge pot of chili, that was delicious in every bite. Considering that I had never seen my roommate even make some toast, it was very impressing.
Her Mom prepared a very simple and delicious Mojo to put on top of every bowl of hot Chili.
Raw Onions, Cilantro, fresh lime juice, vinegar, olive oil, raw garlic, salt and pepper. All combined, created the tangy Mojo I was craving. You can put that on anything. It's supposed to be raw, but it's also excellent to cook with. Like I did in this recipe.
I cooked the chicken in some leftover Mojo, it was delicious. The meat was very tender and flavorful. Combined with the tomatoes and pasta, it was the perfect lunch.
I keep getting amazed by the views here in the land. Ten acres of forests and beautiful animals. Frogs are everywhere.
Today, when I put my hand inside the mailbox, I got a wet surprise. A tiny frog jumped in my finger. It looked exactly like the one I posted about last week.
In the picture above, you can one of the remains of a black cow that was found dead almost three years ago deep in the back of the land. A few bones still remain there. It was very impressing.
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To make the Mojo, you'll need:
1 big Yellow Onion, chopped very finely (small pieces)
2 Garlic Cloves, chopped very finely
1/2 cup Cilantro leaves, fresh, chopped very finely
2 tbsp fresh Lime Juice
1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar (or any other mild vinegar)
2 tbsp Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper
-Mix all ingredients in a small bowl, sprinkle with a bit of salt and pepper. Mix well and set aside. It's better if you make it the day before and let it sit in the fridge.
For the Pasta and Chicken, you'll need:
2 Chicken Breasts, chopped into one inch cubes (or a bit smaller) and seasoned with salt and pepper
One, 16 ounce box of thin Spaghetti (whole wheat)
2 medium Tomatoes, chopped in small pieces
one slice of Pumpernickel Bread
1 tsp Olive Oil or Butter
some fresh Parsley, to sprinkle on top of the pasta when served
-Cook the pasta according to package directions, in salted water.
-Meanwhile, in a skillet, cook the chicken with the Mojo over medium heat until done. Cook covered to conserve the juices. About 12 minutes.
-Once the pasta is done. Mix with the tomatoes and cooked chicken.
-Drizzle some olive oil or butter on the bread, and toast it. Crumble it using your hands, and sprinkle on top of the pasta along with the chopped parsley. Serve immediately.