Potato, Egg & Caramelized Onion Tart

You’ll want to take the time to caramelize those onions. Trust me. They are such a wonderful flavor in this tart. The key to the potatoes, is, to slices them super super thin (mandolin anyone?) and if you choose, microwave them for a few to soften them. On to the recipe! I made the crust…

Shrimp [almost] Pesto Pasta

So there I was in the kitchen, set on making pasta with shrimp & pesto. I blended up all my ingredients, I spooned it onto my pasta and started to chow down.

Mexican Style Yellow Rice

My dad is a great cook. This is totally a recipe inspired by him. I remember the first time I remember cutting all the ingredients for this recipe, how meticulously I cut the jalape├▒os, prepared the tomatoes and onions. How it all came together to make this tasty rice. Sofrito is not a step to…

´╗┐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…

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…

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…

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…

Mac & Cheese

This by any means is not healthy but man is it GOOD! You’ll quickly learn I don’t often (if ever) cook with dairy. I’ve been severely allergic to dairy since I was born, so it’s been a journey navigating the dairy-free world. Let me just say it’s improved significantly in the last 15 years. There…