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.

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.

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…

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…

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 šŸ˜¦

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…

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…

Quinoa, Potato, Zucchini, Egg & Kale Salad

I’m the first one to say I dislike salads… I mean, who doesn’t like a heaping a bowl of rice, beans and meat! But I’ve come to love a salad packed with different toppings and flavor. This may seem super complicated but the majority can be made in advance and stored for when you’re ready…

Lentil Chili

Lentils are great. I love lentils. I also love chili. This was my first timeĀ 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…