Oh, I love me a good picnic and so do my kids. What's there not to love about it? We're talking the great outdoors in beautiful weather and with great food. Raising two daughters that are multicultural, I find that a great and delicious way to teach them about their Latino roots is with food. This works great during picnics because it's so easy to Latinize a picnic.
I hate to be the damper on your day, but I have the WORST news for Chipotle lovers out there. The popular food chain may be getting RID of its guacamole and some of its salsas.
Say it ain't so! Not only that but its prices may ever soar in the near future. What is going on?! The answer is quite depressing and I'm praying that mother nature gets her act together. Otherwise we won't have our delicious guacamole for a long time. But what does she even have to do with Chipotle's food situation? A lot, believe it or not!Continue Reading >
You know how they say that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach? Well, that might be the same exact route you need to take to get into his pants. That's right, my dear, if you want to stack the deck in your favor and make sure you get lucky this Valentine's Day, I got you covered.Continue Reading >
Food is amazing. Not only is it necessary pleasure to sustain ourselves with, it is also a wonderful way to learn about and embrace different cultures of the world. Some foods become so popular even outside of their country of origin that they are embraced not as something exotic or foreign, but just as another delicious meal to be enjoyed. Think of all the Latino foods that are popular in the USA. Some Latino foods have become so popular in the U.S. that hardly a thought is given to where they come from, but it's always nice to know where those spectacular flavors first started off, don't you think?Continue Reading >
Rosh Hashanah: Try this brisket chile con carne for a yummy Latin twist on a traditional Jewish recipe
This year's celebration of Rosh Hashanah started on sundown Wednesday September 4 and ends the evening of September 6. Rosh Hashana means "head of the year," which totally makes sense since it is a celebration of the new year according to the Hebrew calendar.
Observing Jews throughout the world will take the time to reflect on the past year and commemorate the new one. As with most celebrations, food is involved. Yay, for any and all occasions that involve delicious food.
This recipe is my re-creation of the lentil soup my paternal abuelita used to cook. She believed, as I do, that there is nothing that a good bunch of cilantro cannot fix. Despite the heat, this soup is so light that goes quite well on these long summer days.
It doesn't take long to cook and is one of those soups that comforts you and reminds you of the flavors, aromas and colors of your childhood. My kids love it so, bingo!
Good news to all those choco-lovers out there: a new study has found that chocolate can help keep your brain healthy and sharp and might even delay diseases that affect your memory, like Alzheimers.
As if we all needed more reason to indulge in a yummy sweet treat!Continue Reading >
As you may know, I was born and raised in Venezuela. Mi bisabuelita was Bogotana and in Caracas we all grew up with the flavors and aromas of the Colombian Caribbean coast, and the seasoning of those wonderful women with dark skin and wide hips who did everything singing.
The best part was those women loved us as if in that transmuted love, they loved the children they had left behind in Riohacha, Santa Marta, Barranquilla, Cartagena and Coveñas, where the daily bread is fried arepas, empanadas, patacones and sancochos, where they drink agua de panela (piloncillo) and tamarind juice and where guayabas, marañones, zapotes, nísperos, guanábanas and anones are picked from patios and solares.
So today, the Independence of Colombia, I could not help thinking about Erica Dinho and her cooking blog My Colombian Recipes, and therefore share one of her recipes: this delicious flank steak in creole sauce.
It's hot! Uncomfortably hot. Your clothes stick to your body. You sweat while doing nothing and you pretty much feel like doing nothing. The last thing you want to do at the end of a HOT day is head into your kitchen and fire up the stove to cook something up for dinner. Don't worry, you don't have to.
You could order out, but you don't have to do that either. You could head into your kitchen and make something that does not require heat to be delicious. No-cook meals are a great way to beat the heat in your kitchen while still putting a delicious dinner on the table because no matter how hot it is, you still gotta eat.Continue Reading >
Easy to make and filling, you will LOVE this tortilla española. It's delicious either as a side dish or alone for lunch. With only a handful of ingredients, it's inexpensive and my family loves it. What could be better than that? After all, this quintessentially classic Latin recipe has become a classic in my home as well!Continue Reading >