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I’ve been thinking a lot about piñatas recently, and for some reason this colourful rice dish totally reminds me of a fiesta! Actually, many of my salads remind me of bright and confetti-filled parties. It’s their very nature. This one just so happens to be packed with tons of healthy goodies like beans, vegetables and wild rice. It’s really a filling dish all on its own.
Speaking of piñatas, there is one making its dear way home to me from San Antonio, where I bought it a month ago. I’m pretty sure I named it “Migas” in honour of the delicious migas that I sampled for the first time ever while I was in Austin. If you’ve never tried these Tex-Mex scrambled eggs and tortillas, then, my friend, you need to get on it. Delicious!
Perhaps I’ll have Migas the piñata in time for Cinco De Mayo. If not, I can make these spectacular piñata sugar cookies filled with miniature m&ms! What a brilliant idea. Food is great.
I picked up my piñata from the Alamo Fiesta Store. This place is amazing. They had eggs filled with confetti, so you could break them on a person’s head and make them think slimy egg goop would come pouring down their face. They had so many lovely dresses, pottery and tons of decorations. It was a really cool place and there’s really not that much of it up north here in Calgary.
That said, Calgary is being really awesome these days. In the past week, I’ve been to what feels like a bazillion festivals and such: Wreck City, Calgary Underground Film Festival, This Is My City Festival, and the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo. On top of that, the colour green is starting to show its pretty little face.
Another awesome thing in Calgary? The new Modern Math Recordings label is launching this week and, check this out, it’s going to be one of their first releases. It’s by a Calgary‑based duo, Sanctums, who are cool as ice. This is their song “Satellite Past Tense”.
A Walk On The Wild Rice & Beans Side Salad
(Inspired by Sarah Karnasiewicz’s recipe)
Makes about 30 side helpings