I am excited to announce that fitness friday has returned! I will be posting my video updates on my Youtube channel as well as linking them on here. I am excited to buckle down and continue this journey with you guys! Here the first re-intro video.
I LOVE to try and recreate moments. I’m big on nostalgia. This past January we were in Miami and a couple of friends of mine took me to an incredible Cuban restaurant. My mom is Jamaican and Chinese, so I grew up with a ton of flavors in our kitchen very similar to that of Cuban food! Anyway, the girls had me try Ropa Vieja for the first time. It was incredible! The flavors were perfect, the meat was tender and the rice and beans balanced out the meal. 3,000-ish miles back to the west coast and I couldn’t stop dreaming about and salivating over this dish! I did a little research and found what I thought to be a good recipe. Went to the groceries, got my lovely pot out and started cooking and experimenting… It turned out perfect! The robust tomatoey flavor, tender beef, bite of the pepper and onions were unmatched! The cumin gave it that Cuban flare. I’ll stop rambling now, but it was perfection.
Here are a couple of pictures of my cooking process. If You’re feeling adventurous, or like you need to escape to somewhere warm and flavorful you can try the recipe and conquer this dish by clicking HERE. Enjoy!!!