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Press, Recipes and Passionate Expression of a Costa Rican Chef

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Oct, 2012

Bliss Burgers Recipe

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I put this recipe together for those of you who remember “Bliss Cafe” and for those of you that don’t it’s definitely worth trying out. Bliss Burgers 2 cups cooked red or black beans, ½ cup grated carrot ½ cup diced onion, sautéed or raw 1 t diced jalapeno 2 cloves garlic, finely diced 1 t. cumin ¼ cup panko (Japanese bread crumbs)* 1 T chipotle en adobo, puree’ 1 egg white, beaten 2 T chopped cilantro Sea salt and fresh black pepper*You can substitute cooked Quinoa for a gluten […]

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Oct, 2012

Sesame Pak Choi Recipe

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Ingredients • 4 pak choi • 1 tbsp coconut oil (or extra virgin olive oil) • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil • 1 large garlic clove , sliced very thin • 1 spicy red chili , seeded and finely sliced (optional) • 1 teaspoon light soy sauce • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds • Sea salt and white pepper Cut the pak choi at the base of the root to separate the leaves. Rinse well and drain. Pat dry. Heat the coconut oil in a large sauté pan over a […]

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Sep, 2012

Gazpacho Recipe

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Ingredients: 1 piece stale or lightly toasted bread, crust removed 2 medium garlic cloves, smashed and peeled 1 1/2 level teaspoons sea salt 2 tablespoons Sherry vinegar, or to taste 1 teaspoon sugar (optional) 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, toasted 2 .2 lbs (1k) ripe organic tomatoes, washed and roughly chopped 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil (plus more for drizzling) For garnish: 2 tablespoons finely diced shallot or baby red onion 1 tablespoon fresh herb of your choice, finely chopped Directions: Soak the bread in 1/2 cup water 1 minute, then […]

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Mar, 2011

Testimonial from Jeff and Grace.

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“Jim –  Grace and I want you to know your food – the wedding dinner – was absolutely amazing.  I don’t know how many weddings I’ve been to in my life, but I can’t ever remember anyone talking about the quality of the food, regardless of how good it was.  But at our wedding, everyone was!  The passed apps and the 3 courses were huge hits.  It made us so incredibly happy.  Food orgasms abounded, and even our vegetarian/vegan friends said their meals were fantastic.  Thank you so incredibly much!!! […]

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Feb, 2011

Best Chocolate Tart Ever! Revealed!

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This tart was inspired by Jaime Oliver way way back and has been tweaked out and adored for like ten years. And now, I’d like to now give to you! Cookie Crust 1 1/2 cps. ground cookie crumbs, any kind (coco, choc, shortbread, graham, whatever)* 1/4 cup raw sugar 6 T butter, melted (on a low flame) *you can also substitute nuts (almond, hazelnut, pistachio) for up to half the amount of cookie crumbs. Preheat oven to 375 f. grind up your cookies in the food processor until well blended, […]

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Jan, 2011

Taking over the country, one table at a time…

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Soma chefs have expanded our horizons and are now offering private chef services throughout Costa Rica. We’ve just concluded an action packed holiday season with various events and private catering in Santa Teresa and Manuel Antonio.  Through our collaborative efforts we created some exciting new dishes to add to our roster. We’re looking forward to an awesome 2011 season!

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First event of the season!

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Last weekend marked our first big wedding of the season with our new Soma team. The event was an astounding success and we look forward to many, many more! A big congratulations to Regina and Sorrel and many thanks to our new chefs Joy Turk, Joanne Gerrard, and Matt Dean. Bienvenidos!

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