I'm not sure if this will be addressed or not...
but I just saw that recipe for the cuban dish with rice, beans and platains. Sounds really good. I like all 3 of those, and I LOVE cuban food. I noticed the "thumbs up" and "thumbs down" icons below, but it'd be nice to actually post comments below (there weren't any I could see) and hear what people did differently or how it came out.
Like perhaps instead of making the beans from scratch you could pick up a can of black beans for the same effect.
Just my .02¢