Venezuelan Pabellón Criollo-Shredded Beef

In Venezuela, at any major family gathering or for the Holidays, the traditional dish served –aside from the Arepas of course - is the Pabellón Criollo. The Pabellón Criollo consist of white rice, caraotas (black beans) amarillos also known as maduros (sweet plantains) and the star is the shredded or pulled steak know in Spanish as Carne Mechada.

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pastelón de papas – potatoes and beef casserole

My friend Gabriel Magraner from NALAC (Nat. Assoc. of Latino Arts & Culture) visited the area to prepare for the NALAC Regional Training that is taking place in Charlotte from June 2 to the 3rd. Since Gabriel is of Puerto Rican descent, I wanted to make him something very popular in the Caribbean, Pastelón de … Continue reading pastelón de papas – potatoes and beef casserole

avocado & garbanzo salad with cumin vinaigrette

Woman's Heath week is celebrated between May 14th and 20th. To celebrate Women's Health Week, I invited Rocio Anderson from the March of Dimes to the show. We made a Avocado and Garbanzo Salad with a Cumin and Orange Juice Vinaigrette that was deliciously healthy. This salad is packed with folic acid from the oranges, garbanzos … Continue reading avocado & garbanzo salad with cumin vinaigrette

Wondering where I’ve been?

  Well, I got myself into a pickle. I was in a car accident but I'm recovering well.  I will be back very soon with more recipes and interviews. In the meantime, I would love for you to send me one of your favorite Latin recipes, and if I select it for the show, I … Continue reading Wondering where I’ve been?

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

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.