And I still can not believe it! I’m on my way to Washington, DC. Yeeeeiiii And the best part is that I got invited, yes, LATISM invited me! ??
Every year, LATISM identifies Latin people in the cyber world that have a mission, and in a way are doing their best for their community. People that use our voice to promote and defend our cause. This year I’m honored to be part of the TOP INFLUENCERS, isn’t it incredible? Somebody pinch meeeeee?!
I am really happy and recharged with all my mission. I want everybody to know that eating healthy is not about bland, flavorless food. It is about healthy and delicious dishes. That in the kitchen, we will find the cure for a lot of our health issues. That we need to eat food and not lab creations.
LATISIM is a conference where they give space to the Latin community in health and innovation between other things. A very important part of being identified as a TOP INFLUENCER is that they will give us special training in lobbying. Yes, we are going to Congress, to learn better ways to raise our voice and continue with our mission. I will share my days in my Instagram and Twitter account.
Now, for these hand pies (or empanadas), there are so easy and delicious. Being Sergio in charge of the kids, I thought that the best way to get food on the table was to prepare dishes like this. But they disappeared from the tray as soon as I took them out of the oven. So I had to leave to Washington trusting Sergio´s cook skills (it was kind of scary but do not tell him ??).
Here is the recipe and I hope you like it. If you do please share.
Mushroom and greens hand pies
- 2 cups flour
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup ice water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 2 cups greens tightly packed, chard, spinach or a mix
- 2 cups chopped mushrooms
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- In a large bowl mix the flour and salt with your hands. Slowly start adding the coconut oil with your hands and integrate with the flour and salt. You are looking for a consistency that resembles wet sand. You can also do it in the food processor. Do not over process.
- When it looks like wet sand, spoonful by spoonful add the ice water until it all comes together as a smooth dough.
- Cover with a damp cloth and set aside.
- Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a skillet, heat the olive oil, add the onion and when transparent add the mushrooms. Move constantly to prevent sticking.
- Add the greens to wilt and then the teaspoon of lemon juice.
- In a silicone mat or parchment paper roll the dough until about 1/8 in thick. Cut circles, each circle of dough stuff it with the mushroom mixture and fold in half. With a fork, seal each pie super good.
- Repeat until done with the dough.
- Put on a baking sheet and put in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until you see that the hand pies are golden on the top.