Feijoada Recipe (See Farofa ingredients below)

2 lbs of black beans
2 bay leaves
3 sliced onions
5-6 slices peppered bacon
21 seasons blend
sea salt
1 1/2 cups of sliced ham
2 lbs of pork ribs
12 garlic cloves
4 chopped green onions
4 sliced Portuguese sausages (also known as linguiça)

Prepare black beans a day in advance: rinse the black beans a couple of times, and put it a large bowl filled with cold water. Let it soak overnight.

The next day put the black beans in a pot with 2 bay leaves, in a conventional pot it will take 4-5 hours to cook, but if you use a pressure cooker it takes about 5-10 minutes from the time that the pressure cooker starts to whistle.

When the beans are cooked, warm the pot, heating evenly with olive oil, add the bacon, add the onions and stir for a couple of minutes, add the sausage and continually stir until fully cooked. Add the pork. While the pork cooks, on a separate bowl, smash 10% of the beans a few times to naturally thicken the broth. Check on the ribs, when they’re golden brown, add the beans, the garlic, a few pinches of the 21 seasoning, a few pinches of salt and the green onions, mix them well.

Farofa Recipe
Cooking time: 7 minutes

Farofa ingredients:
5 cloves of chopped garlic
3 teaspoons of salt
3 slices of chopped bacon
2 cups of manioc flour
1 cup of sliced ham
5 chopped green onions
1 large carrot
3 boiled eggs
2 cups of cilantro

Heat a pan with olive oil, add the bacon until golden brown, add the manioc flour and mix well, add the salt, the cooked eggs, 21 seasonings,  sliced carrots, green onions and mix well, remove from the stove and add the cilantro.

Serve the feijada with the farofa on the side, rice, a side of sliced oranges and stir fried kale.

Banana Flambé Recipe
Cooking time: 20 minutes

1 banana per person
2 tablespoons of butter
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/2 slice of lemon juice
1/2 cup of cachaça

Slice bananas in half and set aside. Heat one tablespoon of butter in a pan and let it melt, add  the brown sugar and the lemon juice, mix it and add the cachaça, which is a very popular Brazilian drink (used to make Caipirinha). Mix it until the sugar is complexly melted. Spread the remaining butter evenly in a baking pan, place the sliced bananas face down and add this delicious sauce on top.  Place in a preheated oven at 350F and let it bake for 15 minutes.