Wednesday, August 10, 2016

A Spoonful of Sofrito: Frothy Iced Matcha Green Tea Recipe.

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A Pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

Frothy Iced Matcha Green Tea Recipe

Sofrito Lovers,

Get ready to thank me!  Posted below is a DELICIOUS, REFRESHING, AND SIMPLE recipe for Frothy Iced Matcha Green tea.  Matcha Green tea is a refined talc-like powder made from ground green tea leaves that has an amazing earthy flavor.  I don't care for warm green tea, but when served cold, with some sugar, it's wonderful!

The recipe posted below, from Serious Eats, is fast, fun, and frothy!  Besides the delicious flavor, green tea is full of anti-oxidants, vitamins, and minerals.  Matcha Green tea is considered a super food in Chinese medicine; it's often added to other medicinal health drinks.

Check out the recipe below and taste for yourself!  ¡Buen Provecho!

Frothy Iced Matcha Green Tea Recipe

  • Yield:Makes 1 cup
  • Active time:2 minutes
  • Total time:2 minutes
Iced matcha green tea is a refreshing summer beverage, but it's best when there's a nice frothy head on the brew. We tested multiple mixing methods to find the one that produces the most ample and stable foam.

Monday, August 8, 2016

A Spoonful of Sofrito: Sunday Night Turkey Picadillo.

A Spoonful of Sofrito:  A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

Sunday Night Turkey Picadillo

Sofrito Lovers,

Last night, I made a delicious Turkey Picadillo for my wonderful bear, David. Picadillo is a Latin Caribbean ground Beef-Turkey, Chicken or Pork-dish prepared with various spices, herbs, and vegetables. 

It's a quick, simple, and delicious dish that pairs really well with white rice. My recipe is posted below; taste it for yourself!  ¡Buen Provecho!

Turkey Picadillo


Pack of Turkey meat
1 tbsp of cooking oil
1 tsp of salt
1 tsp of black pepper
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp ground cilantro
1 tsp ground cumin
Half an onion chopped
A packet of chopped mushrooms
Some grape or cherry tomatoes halves
1/2 cup of tomato sauce
1/4 to 1/2 cup of water (use less water for a thicker sauce)


Chop all the veggies and set aside spices.

Heat oil over medium heat and brown turkey meat.

Once the meat is brown, then add spices and veggies.  
Mix and cook together until veggies are tender.

Add tomato sauce and stir in water.  Cook until boiling, then cover, reduce heat and simmer for 10-12 minutes.  

Uncover and serve with rice. ENJOY!