If you have tons of turkey leftovers from Thanksgiving, don't worry because chef Carmen González, in collaboration with the American Egg Board, shared this incredible recipe for a turkey, egg, bacon and roasted garlic aioli sandwich--it's like another party of flavors. See the full recipe below and get cooking with the leftovers!Continue Reading >
Kale is a major super food and leafy green that is good for you. It provides high doses of vitamin K, as well as calcium and vitamin C. Many opt to have it in juices or salads, but I love kale in a smoothie! If you've shied away from adding kale to your smoothies, this recipe will transform your life!
I think it's safe to say that when you have children--whether babies or teenagers--it's as difficult, if not more so, to feed yourself healthy and nutritious meals as it is to feed them. In the early days of motherhood, I would often forget to eat all day and come early evening (you know, during the newborn witching hour), I would be famished and had no energy at all. So I came up with some recipes I now turn to regularly to make it all a bit easier.Continue Reading >
Stop! Don't dump that banana peel or watermelon rind. I've heard that they contain valuable nutrients. That's why, today we want to tell you about some fun ways you can eat banana peels, watermelon rinds and other surprise creations by chef Aldo Zilli, supervised by dietitian Dr. Sarah Schenker. Check out what the chef came up with!Continue Reading >
Story after story goes on and on about the benefits of olive oil. That I knew--olive oil is already the go-to oil in my kitchen, but I was surprised to read that olive oil even just the aroma can help you fight hunger! A study out of Germany found that people who consumed olive oil or an an extract from its aroma had higher levels of serotonin. Serotonin is a hormone that lets you know when you've had enough to eat. Bring on the serotonin! Here are some delicious ways to get the benefits of olive oil while enjoying a delicious meal.Continue Reading >
It's common knowledge that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, yet lots of people choose to skip it. Perhaps the findings of recent research will convince more people to eat breakfast: through a study of 27,000 men, researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health concluded that people who forgo breakfast have a 27 percent greater risk of heart problems. Which means skipping breakfast could literally kill you! Here are five recipes for easy-to-prepare, tasty and nutritious breakfasts that will hopefully keep your heart ticking away for a long time to come.Continue Reading >
You may disagree with me, but my tía makes the best arroz con leche in the entire world. I could be biased, but I don't think so. Maybe it's because hers is the first arroz con leche I ever had in my life and nothing will ever compare to the first.
Of course she has given me the recipe and it is just a simple arroz con leche, but when I make it, it somehow seems to lack my tía's touch. Does that stop me from making it or experimenting with other arroz con leche recipes? Absolutely not.
You may be familiar with the chia fresca drink or "agua de chia". The chia seed is the ultimate superfood--it has been around for ages and was popular among the Aztecs. This seed is perfect to get in your daily omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, calcium, protein, and so many more vitamins and minerals. The issue with it is that most people purchase it and then don't know how to use them.
That's when I recommend trying a delicious chia fresca to quench your thirst and nourish your body.Continue Reading >
If I've learned something since becoming a mom is that when you make your children part of the preparation of food it's much, much easier for them to eat it. Things as simple as cutting a sprig of basil or tasting the difference between a sprig of spearmint and parsley, will not only stimulate their senses but open up their curiosity and appetite for those flavors.
If you are one of those people that can't stand the thought of a traditional recipe being messed with, then click away right now. Go ahead, I'll wait. I'm serious, if you can't handle creative license when it comes to cooking, then this scrumptious tamal pie recipe is not for you. Nope, you'll have to stick to actual tamales and never ever experience the delicious shortcut that is tamal pie--or as gringos like to call it tamale pie. And you know what? Too bad for you and more for the rest of us. You will have to wait for the holidays or organize a tamalada right quick to get your tamal fix at home. Good-bye to you for now.
Okay, now that those uptighty Mctightytons are gone, the rest of us can appreciate that an homage to a traditional recipe is not meant to replace the original, it's just a very sincere and edible form of flattery. The first time I had tamal pie, I knew it would not be my last because YUM!