This wheat and parsley salad is simply wonderful. Not only because it is delicious, fresh, crisp and very easy to make, but also because it's packed with fiber. It is a typical recipe from the Middle East where it is known as Tabouleh. I see it more often at grocery stores, usually very close to hummus (chickpea spread). If you do not have the bulgur handy, you can substitute it with couscous or with a cup of cooked quinoa. You can also add a sprig of chopped mint and chives can be exchanged for purple onion. I hope you like my recipe.
Tell me if this doesn't just make your mouth water: watermelon agua fresca! This Mexican drink is SUPER simple to make and will quench your thirst in no time! This is my own version of the classic Mexican drink you can typically buy from street vendors in LA, and I assure you it's usually an instant hit with family and friends. So hurry up and get yourself a fresh watermelon and blend away. ¡Salud!Continue Reading >
This strawberry and rosemary agua fresca is one I first discovered in a California restaurant. My version has honey instead of sugar and it's just as delicious! I serve it on warm days and for adults a splash of Prosecco is all you need to make it a totally festive summer drink. Hope you love it too!
There's nothing more delicious on a warm spring or summer day than the taste of cucumber agua fresca. Add the touch of mint and you will be happily hydrated with a drink that is also low in calories and perfect if you're watching your waistline. Hope you and yours love it as much as I do!
I don't know anyone who doesn't like tostones, what the Colombians call patacón pisa'o. Anyone with Latin blood running through his or her veins knows what I mean. In Venezuela (where I come from) we eat tostones alone, with garlic, with salsa rosada (as pictured), with coleslaw, and some people serve them with stew meat or chicken and avocado on top. Tostones or patacones are the perfect side dish when on the beach you have fried fish or simply enjoy a fish hervido. I'm not a fried food person, but when it comes to fried plantains, it's worth the sacrifice. Then, we will go back to dieting.Continue Reading >
Today's video is a very simple recipe that I make at least once a week. A couple of days ago I made it because my 10-year-old son was taking his writing FCAT and the night before told me: "Mom, my morning breakfast should be high protein. Can you please make scrambled eggs that are pure protein?" I couldn't help but laugh at the occurrences of this creature that has become a walking encyclopedia and speaks as if lecturing at an Ivy League college. Truth to be told: this recipe is prepared with butter, eggs and a splash of milk. The milk is the "magic" ingredient (a trick my mom passed to me), ensuring the eggs are as moist as the one served at five-star hotels.
Today's recipe is not only an easy one, but the most delicious dip you will ever have. It's made with fried eggplant and stewed with onions and chopped tomatoes. The resulting stew can be served as a tapa to be eaten with pita bread (this is a recipe from the Middle East), with tortilla chips or cassava, to accompany a meat dish with rice, chicken or fish, and also to eat with pasta. Also, you can serve this dish warm or cold. I love keeping it in the refrigerator and have it available any time. I hope you like my recipe, which was passed to me by my Venezuelan Syrian friend Faviola.
A few days ago, a friend brought me some green plantains. So we decided to make mangú: the easiest and most traditional and delicious Dominican recipe. Believe me when I tell you, once you've had mangú, you want it again and again. So without further ado, let me share this recipe with you. It can be prepared in a trice and is both economical and delicious!
After discovering the wonders of spaghetti squash I decided to make this video to show you how can you make spaghetti out of a squash. Since I'm a pasta and pesto lover, spaghetti squash is now a staple in my kitchen and the perfect substitute for pasta with a ton less of the calories.
The best thing about this healthy, delicoius salad, besides the fact is cheap and of course super nutritious (because it's made out of legumes) is that is absolutely the easiest dish you'll ever make. I would say it could not be easier: it's prepared with a cup of each of the ingredients--a cup of baked beans, a cup of cooked red beans, a cup of chopped and blanched beans (which end fully cook in the vinaigrette), a cup of chopped onion, a cup of chopped parsley and a cup dressing prepared with olive oil, red wine vinegar, honey, salt and pepper. And it's just de-li-ci-o-us! I hope you like it!