Naturally, her experience in Bolivia continues to influence the way Clare cooks. Generally she takes inventory of what is in the kitchen, combines what’s available, then she lets the smells guide the rest of the cooking process. She says it is always an adventure in the kitchen!
Veggies and Soy Chunks
Note: The vegetables can be changed based on what’s locally available or in season.
●Diced zucchini and onions. Sauté these two vegetables together until soft with any desired spice. I used Italian seasonings.
●Diced squash. Sauté the squash until soft and with any desired spice. I used salt and pepper
● Before sautéing the soy chunks, soak them in hot water for 7 minutes. Sauté soy chunks with soy sauce and 3T water (to prevent burning) for about 15 minutes.
Clare Lassiter currently serves in Cochabamba, Bolivia with the Franciscan Mission Service. Clare works with children age 1-5 who have AIDS/HIV or other serious medical issues. She also works with adolescent girls who have come from abusive home situations. Clare works hard serving the young people of Bolivia. In her time there, she has also come to appreciate the culture, including the smells and the tastes of the country.