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Elena’s Coconut-Key Lime Pie

Put Di Lime In Di Coconut!!!   Ah, it’s officially spring y’all! And spring break for many people. All beaches around the world are filled with spring breakers and beach bums… ah all accept ME! Yep, because I have to

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Mmm… Eggs Benedict. Delicioso!!

I’m going to admit… I cheated. Hey, at least I’m an honest blogger! I used a packet of McCormick’s Hollandaise sauce. But man, this stuff is soooooo good!!!! Couldn’t help it. :\

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Ecuadorian Style Sofrito – “Ajo”

Hi everyone! This week, I bring you a different style of sofrito, it’s called, “Ajo” and it originates from Ecuador.  As some of you know, I grew up in a very diverse household. My stepfather, Isidoro, immigrated from Guayaquil, Ecuador

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Coconut Mojito Grilled Shrimp w/ Coconut Rum Glaze & Baby Arugula, Shredded Coconut Mojito Salad

Hi Everyone!!! Last night I had a dream I was back home in Puerto Rico sipping Coconut Mojitos. ::sigh:: I WISH!!! I’ve been so busy lately, I haven’t had time for travel at all.  Well, at least I won’t let

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Authentic Puerto Rican Recaito

On todays “The Sofrito Chronicles” I bring you, Recaito… RECAITO is a base for many Puerto Rican dishes, and is a necessity in any Latin pantry.  Read any Puerto Rican or Latin American cookbook and chances are that you will

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Vegetable Udon Miso Soup

A simple, easy and quick recipe for Vegetable Udon Soup.  I created this recipe during one of my cleansing routines.  I think just about everyone loves a steaming hot bowl of miso soup! With a soothing and mild flavor, miso

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Pastelón de Platano Maduros (amarillos) – Sweet Plantain Puerto Rican Lasagna

NOT YOUR MOM’S LASAGNA! Here is a great recipe for a Puerto Rican Pastelon made from platno maduros (sweet plantains)  My grandmother’s recipe to be exact.  Whenever we visited my abuelita in Philly, she would make this dish and have

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Authentic Old World Puerto Rican Sofrito

What is Sofrito? First, you must understand that Puerto Rican food came from it mix of its Spaniard conquistadors, African slaves, and native Taíno roots. And while it’s quite similar to other Hispanic cuisines, Puerto Rican food still has unique

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Encebollado de Atún con Curtido – Tuna and Yuca Stew w/Onion Citrus Salsa

Hi Everyone! I have been BEGGING my mom to make her DEE-Licious encebollado for a couple of years now.  I’ve come to the conclusion that her stove may have run away from home and afraid she might be living on

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NBC LATINO Blog Feature

NBC LATINO Blog Feaure   I want to send an enormous thank you to to Nina Terrero and the producers of NBC for choosing me this week for their segment; “Food Blogs We Love” This means so much to me

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