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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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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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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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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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OH YES! – Latina Chefs Becoming the New Face in Cooking

Latina Chefs Becoming The New Face In Cooking A decade after Ricky Martin and Jennifer Lopez helped Latin music explode into the mainstream, Latina chefs are doing the same for food.

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The Incredible Edible Banana Family!

How many of you know the different members of the banana family? The banana is the best known fruit of the tropics and the most widely eaten. The Caribbeans are home to scores of banana varieties, ranging from the small

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Elena’s Spiced Rice Pudding

Today the weather in NYC felt more like spring than the usual February winters I’m used too. It’s days like this that I crave the sun and sandy beaches of my beautiful Puerto Rico island. I daydream all day about

Posted in Dessert, Eggs, Healthy Alternatives, Puerto Rico, Rice