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My SO is out of town and that means I am eating.....

Pork and shellfish galore.

Lasagna. I never thought I'd meet someone who didn't like lasagna, and now I'm sleeping with him.

Feb 19, 2013
initialfriend in General Topics

Aji amarillo around these parts? (Westside)

Thanks! Didn't see that thread in preliminary search. I'll keep searching. Unfortunately, none of these stores are near Westwood.

Aji amarillo around these parts? (Westside)

Planning my meals for the week and just received a request for chicken causas.

In my previous experience cooking the dish, I believe I substituted cayenne pepper (dried) for the aji amarillo. Perfectly acceptable, but I'm curious to work with the pepper.

Does anyone know where I can get aji amarillo peppers or paste near Westwood?


What basic cooking skills should a beginner know?

Let the pan preheat
Don't mess with the food in the pan more than is necessary (especially meat!)
Skip the half & half, use heavy cream
Salt & pepper your salad before tossing
Invest in a cast iron skillet, a sturdy dutch oven, and a solid sauté pan
Subscribe to Cook's Illustrated

Feb 07, 2013
initialfriend in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #188 - The Long Slog Edition [OLD]

I've got Korean short ribs marinating. Just going to finish them on a grill pan later and serve up with brown rice and lots of sriracha for heat!

Feb 04, 2013
initialfriend in Home Cooking