If you love coffee, chocolate, mountains and urbanity, then have your cake and eat it in Matagalpa.
Matagalpa is an excellent base for those interested in coffee and cacao farm tours. It also offers great hiking, scenery and wildlife encounters. Set at an elevation of around 700 meters you can also enjoy a lovely temperate climate which locals refer to as “eternal spring”. A nice reprieve from the mostly tropical heat of the rest of the country. #roamnica ☕️
Gallo Pinto .. is what’s for breakfast.
2 tablespoons light-tasting oil (vegetable, mild olive, canola)
1 red bell pepper , chopped
1 small yellow onion , chopped
2 cloves garlic , minced
2 cups cooked black beans , in 3/4 cup reserved cooking liquid*
1/4 cup Salsa Lizano **
3 cups cooked rice , preferably, day-old and refrigerated
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Sauté chopped bell pepper and onions until peppers are soft and onions are translucent, about 6-8 minutes. Add minced garlic and cook for 1 minute, until fragrant.
Add black beans, reserved cooking liquid, and Salsa Lizano, stirring to combine. Simmer for 5 minutes, until slightly thickened and little bit of the liquid is evaporated. Gently stir in cooked rice and cook until heated through and most of the liquid is absorbed, but not dry, about 3-5 minutes. Stir in chopped cilantro. Season to taste with additional Salsa Lizano. Enjoy!! #breakfast#gallopinto#costaricantypicaldish#discoverlifelive
¡Buenos días! 🌞
Ayer preparé mi desayuno ya que me da pereza levantarme a hacer la cosas: 😂
👉Queso Turrialba 🧀
También le saqué las blueberries a un muffin para comérmelas justo ahora. 🌚
#gallopinto (mixed rice and black beans) is the national dish of Costa Rica! Thankful to find it so cheap at our new local favorite #sodayoguis ! Juevos y tocino pinto & bistec con cebolla y ensalada pinto to-go for like $8!!! #hortons4hope
Hoy: #gallopinto ! Frijoles, arroz, pimiento, cilantro y salsa inglesa! Chulada! Me acordé de usted, compañero @michael.valverde.332! 🍀🌱🍃 Today: Gallo Pinto! This recipe from #CostaRica has rice, beans, bell pepper, coriander and Worcestershire sause, and its delicious! #vegan#comfortfood#memories#whatveganseat
While I have experienced many disappointments with regard to my local Publix inventory (read: coffee) I was pleasantly surprised to stumble upon some #lizano salsa today. Haven't seen this in the States in years 😍 #Gallopinto coming right up🍚🍴
Feels like home 💖🇳🇮
Back in Nicaragua, where I lived for a year back in 2009, I’m immediately greeted by the nostalgia and familiarity of a place I know intimately, while at the same time experiencing an environment that feels come distinct from my life in Tennessee. It’s stimulating, comforting, and refreshing all at the same time. Nicaragua, I’ve missed you in a way I didn’t realize until coming back. •••
Brought a little bit of Costa Rica with me to the states. Lizano salsa was practically on every table we sat down to eat. It’s sweet and smokey and goes great on eggs and #gallopinto 😋 Accompanied with some Costa Rican’s coffee. #recordando