Sometimes it's ok to cheat a little...Argentine Cuisine and Dance (Vegetarian)

This past Sunday, my mom, sister and I taught an Argentine cuisine and dance class. I more so was the helper and my mom's dance partner. It was our first time doing this and we had a lot of fun. We shared traditional dishes, made the vegetarian way....yes, Vegetarian way! So I said, what the heck and indulged in some foods which I had not had in some time....like alfajores de maizena con dulce de leche (cookie sandwich w/caramel filling), empanadas de queso (cheese) and sanguchitos de miga with hard boiled egg filling (thin tea time like sandwiches). All were delicious as I remembered them to be, and I think the only thing that gave me some problems later on that day was the cheese. Not surprised.

If you want to learn more about this class and many others, please visit http://www.meetup.com/TsSpace/
This group offers classes of all types of cultures and styles and the main goal is to learn more about each other, to help us better understand our differences and similarities. You learn how to prepare a variety of dishes, savory and sweet, try them all, and then learn some dance moves while laughing and having a great time in a beautiful home!! Below is one of the recipes....some were vegan!! so is the one below....

Chimichurri (dressing)
(All quantities are to taste, experiment and find the proportions that are right for you!)

chili flakes
sea salt
white vinegar
vegetable oil/olive oil
boiling water

Chop all ingredients finely or in a mortar and pestle. Mix the parsley, garlic, chili flakes, oregano, and pepper then add a bit of oil and white vinegar. Finally, add some boiling water and a pinch of sea salt to finish.

Chimichurri is usually served at asados (BBQ's) to eat with bread, in "choripan" (chorizo sandwiches), or as a marinade or sauce.

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