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Baked Little Neck Clams

With the end of summer approaching what better way to say goodbye than with a clam bake? The following recipe is my own twist to the traditional baked clams. This simple dish using Latin herbs such as cilantro, culantro, roasted

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Rice and Red Beans Moro Recipe Dominican Style

Hello again my beauties! It was only a few days ago I presented you with a new sofrito member Dominican Sofrito – Sazón.  So today, I bring to you a healthy rice recipe most of you have been begging me

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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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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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Prosciutto Pizza with Sun Dried Tomatoes, Capers, Baby Peppers, Basil, Mushrooms and Kalamata Olives

Wanna do pizza with me? A Fantastically Loaded Pizza with Whole Wheat Flour, Semolina, Prosciutto, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Capers, Baby Peppers, Basil, Mushrooms, Kalamata Olives… Oh! AND CHEESE! I don’t know if this is considered to be healthy or BAD!

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Pollo Guisado – Puerto Rican Braised Stewed Chicken

One of my favorite dishes since childhood was my motherspollo guisado. If I told you that my sisters and I use to fight like animals for the wings would you believe me? You better, because the claws came out as

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Cornbeef Stuffed Cabbage

Hi Everyone!!!! Just a quick post (gotta get ready for a PARTY!!!) In the spirit of St. Patty’s day and of course making a dish to bring over friends house. I came up with a little Irish treat. “What the

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Elena’s Saffron & Honey Buffalo Drumsticks

One of my FAVORITE dishes is anything buffalo… 🙂 I mean I go crazy for it! There is not one style I have not tried. Baked, Fried, Super Spicy or Mild and Sweet. Drenched in Whiskey or Wine. I have had

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Elena’s Tuna & Plantain Escabeche – Puerto Rican Style!

Escabeche around the Caribbean islands is prepared differently. In Puerto Rico escabeche is made with any kind of meat blended in a pickled sauce with either plantains or green bananas.  Our most famous escabeche dish is made with chicken gizzards,

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