White Beans with Butternut Squash

I haven’t posted ANYTHING in over a year….

Anywho, I am posting one of my favorite recipes ever. People always ask me what is in it so I decided to post. Savory white beans with butternut squash. I love to eat this over rice with an avocado on the side and some grilled chicken or roasted chicken. Here we go.

Equipment:

1 stock pot

Measuring spoons

Ingredients:

1 can Goya White Beans (if you want to go old school, use the dried beans and soak overnight)

Tomato sauce (use 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup sauce)

1 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil (you can use Spanish kind instead of Italian)

1-2 tbsp. Sofrito (I buy mine from the grocery store in Puerto Rico and bring it with me on the plane but you can either make your own, which would be a separate post, or buy Goya Recaito. Tastes great as well).

1 dried bay leaf

1 tsp. dried oregano

1 tsp. ground coriander seed

1/2 tblsp. white pepper

Sea Salt to taste (you will need to keep tasting as the beans cook down since butternut squash adds sweetness)

1 tsp. Sherry vinegar

1/2 lb. butternut squash diced to 1″ squares

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Preparation:

Heat the olive oil in the pot on medium high heat for 2-3 mins (not too high or your sofrito will burn). Add the Sofrito and lower the heat to medium. Sautee the sofrito mixture in the olive oil for 1-min and add tomato sauce. Mix together and cook for another min or so on med heat. Add Sherry vinegar, salt, pepper, oregano, coriander seed and bay leaf. Mix well.

Turn heat to med-low. Rinse the canned beans through water. There’s tons of preservatives in canned beans so I try to rinse all that out. Add the beans to the sauce mixture and add one can full of water (just to cover beans). Stir once and add the butternut squash. Add more water to cover squash and add a healthy pinch of salt. Turn up heat to med and simmer (should be a low simmer) for 20-25 mins or until squash is tender and sauce has thickened up. Taste for salt and add any seasoning as needed. (Tip: if you have fresh Cilantro, add some sprigs in here to simmer with beans to add flavor, you can pick them out when beans are done like you pick out the Bay Leaf.)

*sometimes if i have a good piece of bacon, I sautee one slice in the olive oil before adding everything and remove it 10 mins before it is finished to add a smoky flavor.

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James Blake – NYC

 

James Blake  – Webster Hall, NYC – Jul 13 

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Killa Cali

Here’s some flicks of last week’s work trip to Cali. Enjoy!

Awesome kid at X-Games

My homie Jess & Occy her awesome pup.

Short Rib tacos at Tinga on La Brea, Los Angeles

Huge blueberry pancake with blueberry sour cream (yes…sounds weird but its amazing) at The Griddle Cafe on Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles. The coffee comes out in a french press! So gooood.

Caramelized Fennel, Confit Tomato, Green Onion & Spicy Fennel Salami pizza at Gjelina’s on Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice Beach, CA

great food, great weather, awesome shopping.

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TOP 5 LISTS….

Every girl has a top 5 list….its like a christmas wish list but consisting of Grade A beef…nah Kobe beef… Its a list of the men that inhabit our fantasies.

 Myself & Vernie have compiled our men and here they are (in no order….for me at least).

 VERNIE

1. GEORGE CLOONEY

THE O.G SILVER FOX

2. BRAD PITT

“THE O.G. DADDY”

3. LEO DICAPRIO

“THE O.G. BABYMAN”

4.  MICHAEL FASSBENDER

“THE O.G. MAGNETO”

5. GARRETT HEDLUND

“BEAU”

Clearly….she likes older men. Which is completely in contrast to my baby man obsession.

MARU

1. ROBERT PATTINSON

“PEAR SHAPED BABY MAN”

2. JAMES BLAKE

“MUSICAL BABY MAN”

2. GARRET HEDLUND

“SHARED BABY MAN”

4. MICHAEL PITT

“………………”

5. JOHNNY DEPP

” THE O.G. REBEL”

All vanilla with a dash of cinnamon.

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EWOK 5MH – YELLING TO THE SKY – Video Blog 44

My good friend & fellow Pratt rat EWOK 5MH does a dope job of video blogging his antics & some dope work here and there. Here’s one of his latest time lapse videos of his piece of  Zoe Kravitz’ character “Sweetness” in the Independent film “Yelling to the Sky” which premiered in June at Gen Art.

He’s a handsome devil, if only he’d show his mug more but take what you can get via his video blogs & his SITE

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