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How to Make Curtido de Repollo – Salvadoran Zesty Cabbage Slaw + Video
Jul13

How to Make Curtido de Repollo – Salvadoran Zesty Cabbage Slaw + Video

This super healthy recipe for How to Make Curtido de Repollo – Salvador Zesty Cabbage Slaw is an amazing dish, much favored by many Latino families, who include it at their meals, on most days. Once tasted, when I lived in Dallas, Texas and found it available at a local eatery, “Lillian Pupuseria,” I fell in love with it, and crave it when I haven’t had it for a while. I do try to keep it on hand in my...

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How to Bake Buttermilk Plantains + Video
May05

How to Bake Buttermilk Plantains + Video

I’m going to show you How to Bake Buttermilk Plantains and what a great side dish or appetizer these tasty little chunks of goodness are. How to Bake Buttermilk Plantains: A change from the commonly served side dishes and what a delicious snack – quick to prepare and nutritious. Type: Side Dish or Appetizer Prep Time: 5 min Bake Time: 15 – 20 min Yield: 4 servings The ingredients & instructions are listed below...

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How to Make Crème Caramel Flan: Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
Apr27

How to Make Crème Caramel Flan: Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Flan is a popular dessert in Spain and Latin America and since it is so delicious, it’s a good idea to learn how to make Crème Caramel Flan, so yo can add it to your list of favorite recipes. How to Make Crème Caramel Flan: This recipe can be made to be served in one large souffle dish or individual ramekins. I usually choose to make it using ramekins. Type: Dessert Recipe Prep Time: 12 min Cook Time: 1 hr 15 min Cool Time: 5...

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How to Cook Savory Sauteed Papaya
Sep17

How to Cook Savory Sauteed Papaya

Want to use papaya for something other than a dessert or bevvy? Well, let me give you this simple yet toothsome side dish that’ll knock anyone’s socks off served alongside fish, seafood or chicken. Again, this is another recipe of mine where I believe you should allow yourself to follow your senses’ delights with the variety of ingredients below. Season until your heart is content. Ingredients: papaya – cubed 1 tbsp...

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3 Juicy Recipes for National Papaya Month
Sep01

3 Juicy Recipes for National Papaya Month

Well, if Papayas weren’t juicy enough all by themselves, it’s National Papaya Month in September! The papaya is a really amazing fruit, some getting to be over 19 inches in length. When ripe, the flesh becomes orangy & the rind becomes yellow. The chilled juice is tasty and the black seeds can be used for garnishes or just eaten as is. When used in the green state, they can be sauteed. Thai Papaya Salad: To use papaya...

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How to Make Arepas from Scratch
Jul23

How to Make Arepas from Scratch

If you have never had arepas before, you totally don’t know what you’re missing. This is a South American recipe often made in Venezuela, Mexico, and also in Colombia. They are most similar to “hot water cornbread” in the Southern United States, except made with pre-cooked cornmeal, which turns out to be a bit more soft and smooth, instead of a bit more gritty with normal cornmeal. They are so delicious as a...

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How to Bake Crusty Italian Flax Seed Bread
Feb01

How to Bake Crusty Italian Flax Seed Bread

Today is Day 4 of our One Month Grocery Shopping Strike. There is nothing like eating fresh, crusty Italian bread with soups, stews or pasta dishes. I made a beautiful Roasted Butternut Squash Ravioli tonight and wanted this fabulous crusty bread to accompany our meal. We served with an olive oil, balsamic & Italian herb mixture to dip the warm bread into…It was delicious! Type: Bread Recipe Serve With: Softened Butter and...

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How to Cook Kimberly’s Fejoida – The Brazilian National Dish
Oct10

How to Cook Kimberly’s Fejoida – The Brazilian National Dish

Fejoida is the national dish of Brazil. It is a stew that has pork, pork and more pork in it and is traditionally eaten with white rice, cooked greens and slices of fresh orange. This is a peasant-style dish that the slaves of Colonial Brazil created using parts & pieces of pork the farmers discarded such as the ears, feet or hocks, and tail; however, today, other delicious forms of pork meat are used to enhance the flavor and...

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How to Bake Pastel de Tres Leches: Three Milk Cake

My good friend, Melania McCarley, from Dallas, Texas has made us this delicious treat a few times when we’ve visited her home. She is Costa Rican and creates really tantalizing tidbits like chimichurri, also known as pico de gallo (be sure to click that link for her original recipe). However, she really outdoes herself when it comes to dessert. Melania gave me her recipe for Tres Leches, but I couldn’t find where I put it...

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How to Make Melania’s ‘Killer’ Chimichurri Recipe
Aug30

How to Make Melania’s ‘Killer’ Chimichurri Recipe

My new friend and neighbor, Melania McCarley, from Dallas, Texas made us this recipe this weekend and she told us it was “killer”. Once we tasted it, we completely agreed – Wow! Amazing pico… Melania is originally from Costa Rica where they call this mixture chimichurri. Try it – you’ll love it – I begged her for the recipe, so I could share it with you, and be able to make it whenever we want...

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How to Bake Plantains Venezuelan Style
May07

How to Bake Plantains Venezuelan Style

My family used to take in Venezuelan exchange students when I was in university. Here is a fabulous recipe, thanks to Valentina, that they love to eat in Venezuela. T Type: Side Dish Recipe This is just one of the ways they enjoy plantains…It’s absolutely fabulous! Serve With: Sour cream, if desired Prep Time: 5 min Cook Time: 15-20 min Yield: Usually 1 plantain per person for a side dish or appetizer Ingredients: 3 ripe...

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