One dish I truly enjoyed eating in Ecuador was a pasta soup with chunks of cheese in it. It reminded me of mac and cheese…but in a soup! And we all know just how much I love mac and cheese…
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic
200g bowtie pasta
4 medium potatoes, diced and pre-boiled
*The local cheese in Ecuador would be most similar to a firm, rubbery feta that we might get back home in Australia.
About the Chef:
Marisol and her husband Armando are the camp chefs at the All Hands Volunteers Ecuador Earthquake Relief base in Canoa, Ecuador. They feed approximately 60+ hungry volunteers every night for dinner, and 30 others for lunch 6 days a week and despite this, they were always friendly and smiling whenever we popped our heads into the kitchen to say hello.
Also, one night when I was sick and unable to eat the night’s menu, Marisol graciously whipped me up a chicken noodle soup that came with warm hugs and words of comfort. Exactly what I needed to feel better with my own Mum on the other side of the world.