Hearty Asian Noodle Soup Recipe

Asian noodle soup is great year-round, but particularly welcomed in winter and the chilly nights of spring and fall. I like my soup with noodles, a palette of colorful vegetables and a touch of protein. You can use left over vegetables and meat to prepare your soups,...
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Cold noodle salad

This Asian-inspired cold noodle salad includes cellophane mung bean noodles, minced cucumbers and your choice of additional vegetables, with a traditional Chinese dressing. Turn this salad into an entrée by adding shrimp, shredded meat or tofu. Perfect dish for a warm...
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Moro de guandules rice cooker recipe (pigeon pea rice)

This moro de guandules rice cooker recipe is an easier alternative to the traditional Dominican cooking method that yields the same results in flavor and texture (minus the concón). At home, we eat rice almost every day. White rice is my one guilty pleasure and many...
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Seafood rice recipe

This seafood rice recipe is inspired by the delectable flavors of Spanish paella and the vibrant colors of Dominican locrio. One of my favorite rice dishes is seafood paella. Originated in Valencia, paella has a specific cooking method and distinct ingredients such as...
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Ramen noodles with vegetables and tofu

This ramen noodles recipe includes your choice of ramen, plus vegetables and tofu. Easy print recipe included. Ramen noodles are a staple for many American college kids. I had my shared of ramen in college and many years later, I still like to have them from time to...
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Spicy tofu with snow peas recipe

  For this spicy tofu recipe, I am using a hot black bean sauce that can be found at your local Asian markets, or at local/online specialty shops by the names "spicy bean", "chili bean" or "black bean sauce". Being a bean fan, black bean sauce is a regular in my...
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Israeli cous cous recipe

This Israeli cous cous recipe includes stir fried turnips and onions, parsley and tomatoes with a dash of ground annatto seeds (achiote or bija) for natural color. Easy print recipe below. Recently, I picked up a box of Israeli cous cous on a whim at Trader Joe's....
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Baby octopus and squid stir fry recipe

This baby octopus and squid stir fry recipe includes bell peppers and thinly sliced carrots, in a creamy ginger and garlic sauce. Before you are ready to stir fry the seafood, you will need to prepare the baby octopus for cooking. Here is a link to my short video...
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Homemade season all & dip

I already have a recipe posted for an all natural, homemade season all. However, I recently started using a new recipe inspired by a friend from Peru. The main difference between the two is that for this season all, you will stir-fry the ingredients before blending...
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Pork stew recipe

Try this pork stew recipe for a delicious dish, using traditional stew vegetables and Caribbean-style seasonings. This recipe gives you the option to use  "season all", a home-made vegetable and herb seasoning I wrote about in a previous post, and ground annatto...
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Dominican Sancocho (hearty stew) pressure cooker recipe

Set it and forget it! This is is the pressure cooker version of Dominican sancocho, a hearty meat and roots recipe to share with friends and family anytime the mood strikes. If you own a pressure cooker, there is no need to spend hours tending to a sancocho to achieve...

Pressure cooker quinoa rice with sausage

This pressure cooker quinoa rice with sausage recipe is inspired by the Dominican dish "locrio de longaniza" (rice with sausage). Since I love quinoa, I have been looking for ways to incorporate it into meals gradually, so it is not rejected by the rest of the family....

Braised eggplant

If you are an eggplant lover like me, you might have tried it fried, stir-fried, baked, and of course braised. Braised eggplant (or berenjenas guisadas) was my favorite dish growing up, as a side to black bean rice. This dish goes well with rice or quinoa, though I...

Shrimp mofongo recipe

Shrimp mofongo is a simple and delicious dish that will add an exotic flair to your dinner. If you have friends from the Caribbean or watch Saturday Night Live, you might have heard of, or even enjoyed Mofongo lately. This easy to make dish is considered gourmet and...

Leftover turkey noodle soup

It's the days (or weeks) after thanksgiving, and you still have turkey leftovers in the fridge. Here's a delicious soup to make with them. A mix of quinoa, cooked rice and cut capellini noodles make the broth thick and complement the mixed vegetables. Leftover turkey...

Zucchini noodles with fish in ginger sauce

Here is a simple recipe for zucchini noodles with fish fillet in ginger sauce. Quick and healthy for lunch or dinner! Zucchini noodles are easily made using a vegetable spiralizer or a julienne peeler. Alternatively, you could slice pieces of zucchini thinly with a...

Cold noodle salad

This Asian-inspired cold noodle salad includes cellophane mung bean noodles, minced cucumbers and your choice of additional vegetables, with a traditional Chinese dressing. Turn this salad into an entrée by adding shrimp, shredded meat or tofu. Perfect dish for a warm...

Stir fried eggplant with pork

Eggplant is one of my favorite vegetables. When I was growing up in the Dominican Republic, it was used as a meat substitute, usually braised or fried. After being introduced to Thai and Chinese eggplant dishes, I have also been enjoying eggplant with a variety of...

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