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…

Balsamic Dressing & a Salad

It’s been a while! After all the indulging of recent months, sometimes you need vegetables, right?  Never a huge fan of salads, this is one of the exceptions. Anything with avocado pretty much calls my name.  Don’t skip the avocado friends! Hass is life. Balsamic Dressing & a Salad Ingredients Serves 2 2 cups spinach…

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.

Pulled Pork Shoulder

Garlic is the make or break in so many dishes. This is one of those dishes where, if it says 1 whole bulb of garlic, best to use one whole bulb.

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…

Soy Marinated Flank Steak

  When you find a good piece of beef, the less you do the better. In Argentina this cut is called Vacio. I found it here in Bogota while I was searching for different cuts and a butcher recommended it to me. It translates to flank steak in the US however the cuts are much…

Pork chops w/ Mashed Potatoes & Mushroom Gravy

What could be better than mashed potatoes and gravy? It’s the perfect side to a pan fried pork chop. Add a few carrots and you’re in business! This meal is as good as it looks. The gravy can be made right from the pan drippings. Keep reading to make this meal come to life! Pork…

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 😦

Lomo Saltado

This is one of my favorite dishes! Rice AND Potatoes?! Sign me up. Lomo Saltado hails from Peru and if you’ve ever been to Jackson Heights, NY, you know you have many options for eating Peruvian food. While I’d LOVE to eat it at my favorite restaurant every night, making it at home can be…

Lentil Chili

Lentils are great. I love lentils. I also love chili. This was my first time bringing these two together and the results were amazing. Not to mention PACKED with vegetables. We ate it for days! The best thing is you can also freeze it for later! Lentil Chili Recipe 1 cup lentils (soaked overnight) 1/2 cup…