Proud to be Cuban-American! Proud to be of hispanic heritage and all…
But, please give me some VEGGIES!
Why don’t our parents and abuelos believe in vegetables? I tell abuela I want veggies and her response, “El sofrito tiene vegetales.” (“The seasoning base has vegetables.”) Since when has onions, peppers, and garlic satisfied a serving of vegetables?! Papas are also NOT vegetables. Every main dish is accompanied with a mountain of white rice, a plethora of black beans, and platanitos fritos or tostones. Don’t get me wrong, I know some of you are missing a meal of this description. But can we all agree that Cubans need to be introduced to a little thing called the food pyramid?
p.s. after writing a draft of this post, Pepe and I rushed to Sergio’s and consumed ↓
For now, I’ll be here, on the shelf.