this is another one of those meals in which i could tell i was eating something wholesome, delicious, and nutritious the minute i bit into it. "thanks for not eating pizza leftovers again, katie!" my body said to me. just furthur proof that you should pick up the 'appetite for reduction' cookbook (i know it probably seems like i must be getting kickbacks from all these isa chandra moskowitz shout-outs, but i promise i'm not... i wouldn't even bother mentioning the food on here if it wasn't awesome). it comes together pretty fast & couldn't be easier. the recipe calls for a TBS of hot sauce, so i used a combo of:
pickapeppa red hot sauce
and captain rodney's corazon del fuego
did you know captain rodney's is made in bell buckle, tn? their mango pepper jelly is awesome too, especially with cream cheese + triscuits.
i much prefer hot sauces when they have a hint of sweetness, rather than the taste of tabasco sauce (which i actually don't really like at all), so these caribbean/jamaican-ish ones really hit the spot. my lips are still burning, but in a happy sort of way. i served it over brown rice, and i can't wait to eat the leftovers tomorrow.
TMI ALERT: 3 beanos beforehand. wondering if they'll do what they're supposed to do. if there ever was a meal to test this theory, it would be this one.