caldo tlalpeño-mexican chipotle chicken & garbanzo soup

So I had Judith Montenegro, an up and coming Latinx leader, over for lunch and we made Caldo Tlalpeño. It was the first time she had eaten this soup. We made the original -if you can call it that-Caldo Tlalpeño. This soup is basically a Mexican chick peas (garbanzo) and chicken soup with carrots in … Continue reading caldo tlalpeño-mexican chipotle chicken & garbanzo soup

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baked chicken in grapefruit marinade

Baked Chicken in Grapefruit Marinade is super easy to make! Even though is very simple to put together, light on ingredients, and it is packed with flavor. I use no oil in this marinade. If your watching your weight or trying to eat healthy without sacrificing flavor, this chicken is a great accomplishment to any sensible meal.

how to peel Cassava Root (Yuca)

Peeling Cassava Root, also known as Yucca or tapioca root, can be a daunting task if you have never done it. But with a few tricks of the knife, you can be an expert in no time. Make sure that when selecting a yuca at the store, that you select a firm root.  I would even go as … Continue reading how to peel Cassava Root (Yuca)

Mini Vegetable Frittatas

I was having friends over for a breakfast celebration. I wanted to make something from scratch to accompany my store bought items.  I decided Frittatas would be the perfect accompaniment. Can't find an easier recipe than this.  If you want to make even easier, purchase fresh salsa (Pico de Gallo) and use it in place … Continue reading Mini Vegetable Frittatas

quipes (kipes)-Dominican deep fried bulgur fritters

In the 19th century, the Dominican Republic had an influx of Lebanese, Turkish and Middle Eastern immigrants. With their arrival, came many dishes that now are considered to be part of Dominican cuisine. Among those is the Quipe (Kibbeh in Lebanese).

bread pudding (Dominican “Southern” version)

I remember, as an adolescent, helping my mom in the kitchen to make “Pudin de Pan” or Bread Pudding for the Christmas Eve Dinner.  In most Caribbean, Latin American, Spanish homes as well as other nations that were colonized by the Spanish, Christmas Eve or “Noche Buena” consist of a traditional family dinner. Although every … Continue reading bread pudding (Dominican “Southern” version)