A little Za’atar here…

I clearly can’t get enough of this wonderful spice blend. I made this ridiculously easy meal since I had a fresh batch of the Za’atar Hummus on hand. I could’ve done without the rice but I couldn’t find any pita at the time! Perhaps my next recipe? 🙂 A Za’atar Meal Serves 2-3 Ingredients for…

Grilled Chicken on a Toasted Baguette

Whenever I get a great piece of french bread something tasty is bound to come of it since the base is already so perfect. You can’t go wrong with french bread. It’s perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner meals (can anyone say, garlic bread?). This recipe is perfect for leftover grilled chicken you might have…

Salchipapa!

They serve this everywhere in Colombia. Naturally I had to jazz it up a bit.

Ropa Vieja

  Ropa Vieja or “Old Clothes” is a favorite of mine. I mean let’s face it, most of these recipes are my favorite and that’s why I share them with you. I grew up eating meat, rice, a side of salad and fried plantains. This is the perfect Sunday night dinner or meal prep dish…

Kale Pesto w/ Rotini Pasta

If you haven’t noticed by now, I really love kale. This time it’s kale pesto. Since pine nuts are super expensivo here in Colombia (and everywhere, really), I subbed walnuts and sometimes use almonds instead. Still really tasty, still has that nutty flavor, and as long as you have a few good pieces of fresh…

Liquid Smoke Black Beans

Black Beans can be so hit or miss if you don’t know how to season them properly. After my recent trip back to the US, I picked up some liquid smoke and it made such a difference, I’ve been making them like this ever since. I don’t know what I’ll do when I run out! I…

Not so average Tuna Sandwich

I had some basil in the fridge that was about to go, a French baguette I didn’t want to get hard and a hungry belly. When lunch needs to be quick, this is a great fix with plenty to fill you up. Now I was either so hungry I ravaged it or it was that good….

Broiled Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts get a bad rap. Yes they can taste awful, but it’s all in the execution. Salt, pepper, olive oil and cayenne pepper can go a long way with this dish. Season liberally! These baby cabbages are crispy, crunchy, smelly and delicious. They start on bake and end on broil. Each time I find…

Potato hash & more.

Remember that chimichurri recipe? If you need more things to pair it with- I’ve got you covered! This time we have a potato hash with various other goodies mixed in! Sometimes I’m too lazy to add anything to the hash and other times I’m feeling like Cookie Monster and add all the left overs in…

Rice with Guandules

Say what you want but I judge a place on how good their rice is. If they can’t get that right, who know what other kitchen snafus they’ll have. It applies to so many cuisines and is a staple in many homes, including mine! This was probably one of the first things I learned how…

Chicken Allegro

I would eat this every day if I could but since I’m currently living in Bogota, Colombia, they don’t have it here 😦