Quinoa, Tabbouleh Style

Quinoa is just plain fun to eat. You either like the nutty texture or you don’t. I happen to be a big fan of it. Cold or hot, quinoa makes a great addition to any meal or as a main stay.

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.

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 jalapeños, prepared the tomatoes and onions. How it all came together to make this tasty rice. Sofrito is not a step to…

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…

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…

Pico de Gallo

Why buy jarred salsa when it’s so easy to make! I served this Pico de Gallo recipe at a party and before the night was over it was all gone! Make sure you have tortilla chips or your favorite taco recipe to serve it with. A spoon works, too! 🙂 Pico de Gallo Ingredients 2 large…

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 😦

Sausage & Kale Quiche

Quiche is one of those things that can be thrown together with whatever you have in your fridge or pantry. I’ve made so many variations of this and each one gets better. With this recipe below you can’t go wrong with sausage and kale. I used a spicy Italian sausage that gave it such a…

Chimichurri

I love this sauce. I kid you not I made it for weeks and doused it on everything from eggs, rice and salads, to steak and empanadas. It’s packed with garlic and flavor and can be used on anything. If you love it as much as I do you might just spread it on a…

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…

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…