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....

Braised chicken recipe (pollo guisado)

Dark poultry meat is specially tasty when braised. For this braised chicken recipe, I'm going to use all drumsticks (because I like them so much!) but you can use any part of the chicken. See easy print recipe at the end of the post! Braised chicken recipe (pollo...

Cooking the perfect turkey. Third time’s a charm!

This is the third year I try cooking the perfect turkey.  I finally found a recipe that does the trick. Today's bird came out juicy and flavorful! I was a proud host. I used vinegar instead of lemon juice and oregano instead of rosemary and still came out great. I...

Salmon pasta kale bowl

This salmon pasta kale bowl uses oilve oil as the only accompaniment to the crisp penne pasta. This bowl feeds one. Adjust recipe quantities for more people. Easy print recipe included. Salmon pasta kale bowl 1 cup of dry penne pasta1 teaspoon of fresh basil or...

Wild sockeye salmon soup recipe

This wild sockeye salmon soup recipe uses fresh salmon steaks and a touch of cilantro and sesame oil. Easy print recipe included. On the occasions when I can find wild salmon, I like to make soup with it. It is one of two ways of preparing salmon (besides smoking it)...

Turmeric Chicken Tenders in Under 10 Minutes!

Make dinner in a jiffy with this simple turmeric chicken tenders recipe! Traditionally used in Indian cuisine and one of the ingredients in curry, Turmeric is a versatile spice that is highly medicinal, especially when high concentrations of curcumin are present....

Quinoa Cilantro Tabbouleh – An easy and nutritious salad

One of my favorite summer salads, quinoa cilantro tabbouleh is nutritious, simple to make and pairs easily with other ingredients as a side dish or entree. Quinoa seeds are a good source of complete protein for vegeterians, offering eight grams of low fat,...

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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