Jagacida – Healthy Version

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I love jag – jagacida – a Cape Verdean beans and rice dish that I learned from my mother-in-law. I make a batch of it once a week and my husband eats it for lunch pretty much every day. I decided to try to come up with a healthier version, subbing out the linguiça sausage with chicken, adding more beans, and subbing brown rice for the original white rice. I have to say I’m very pleased with the results on my first try! Here’s the altered recipe if you’re interested in making it for yourself: Continue reading “Jagacida – Healthy Version”

August Hodgepodge

I’ve been pretty lax with my blogging as of late! To be honest, the heat here in Korea is just so miserable that it’s hard to work up the energy or enthusiasm to do much exploring. I’ve just been plodding through the month, teaching my students, trying to do my P90X3 workouts when my back or hip doesn’t go wonky, and keeping up with my practice club. Also, I’ve been revamping and updating our retirement spreadsheets. At some future point, I do plan to write about my approach to retirement planning. It feels like a million years ago that I took and passed the CFP exam, even though it’s only been five months! Continue reading “August Hodgepodge”

Fabulous Tapas

Yesterday, we went to Alma Restaurante in Hongdae, near Sangsu station. We had the place to ourselves, since it was late afternoon and before the dinner rush. We did notice two of the tables had “Reserved” signs on them, so if you want to go at a more normal time, you might want to make a reservation. The restaurant was small and very nicely decorated with blinds and shades painted with Spanish city names and pictures of Spain.

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