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Swordfish Brochettes With Jamaican Jerk Sauce

Hello everyone, and happy summer! My favorite season is officially here and I couldn’t be more thrilled! This is the perfect time for light, fresh meals that can be prepared outside, and that are bursting with life and color. A few weeks ago I gave you my mom’s recipe for a grilled chicken with a latin-loving salad made of beans, plantains, avocado, and jalapeno peppers. That recipe got me inspired to have a grilling session of my own, using anotherRead More ...

Salmon Tacos with Strawberry and Pineapple Salsa {Recipe}

  The summer season is here and there is a lot to celebrate!  Father’s Day is right around the corner, Independence Day thereafter and many outdoor cooking get-togethers with friends and family will take over back yards in the next few months. Salmon tacos are very kid friendly.  This protein is so full-bodied, satisfying and easy to digest. Salmon is also rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, which are considered a brain booster.  Did I mention how delicious these are? WrapRead More ...

Summery Grilled Chicken With a Tropical Salad

These days have been warmer than usual, and I felt the heat especially intense because my A/C was broken for five days, including the holiday, and I –working from home- have been literally melting, with all the windows open and no intention to cook anything in the stove. This, as you may imagine, can be problematic if you are a food blogger, like I am, and need to be cooking stuff all the time! Talking to my mother about thisRead More ...

Delicious Mini Tres Leches Cake

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I grew up eating Tres Leches cake at every Quinceañera or any other big Mexican celebration.  I enjoyed every bite of this yumminess!  Mi mami would always ask me to bring  her a piece of cake from whatever party I was at, because she couldn’t attend. I used to think this was weird and a little embarassing to have to ask the hostess for a piece of cake for my mom.  Later in life, when I worked with  newly arrivedRead More ...

Easy No-Bake Pavlova/Cardenal Cake Recipe

About a month ago my daughter and I met up with my mom – la abuelita – who flew from El Salvador to meet up with us to travel around Florida for some work and leisure. I really needed a helping hand since I had two conferences to attend in Florida within 10 days of each other and figured it would ease the craziness of my travel schedule is I just brought my daughter with me and we made itRead More ...

Simple Red Wine Olive and Pepper Rice Pilaf {Recipe}

Mother´s Day is around the corner, and food is being thrown at us from every direction. As we all very well know, moms tend to have a special place in their hearts for sugary treats, and buying baked confections or making them at home is high on the list of best gifts for her on this once-a-year event. But before the awaited dessert, a whole meal needs to be prepared for the family, and even though this is, in fact,Read More ...

Green Chilaquiles {Recipe}

Green chilaquiles always remind me of my pebbled street walks on the car-less streets of Oaxaca.  Passing church after beautiful church and determined to spend my morning meal at one my favorite restaurants, Las Quince Letras.  Surrounded by cobalt blue and marigold walls with fuchsia bougainvillia tree accents, the restaurant’s fresh morning patio was serenaded by songbirds and a trickling pitter-patter of a corroded fountain. Chilaquiles are the quintessential any-time-of-day meal in Mexico.  For breakfast, add scrambled eggs.  For lunch,Read More ...

Oriental Empanadas with Citrus Soy Sauce

Last weekend I decided to indulge a little in the kitchen, and put some more effort than I usually do for my go-to dishes. Checking out some cooking videos for inspiration, I came across Peruvian chef, Flavio Solorzano’s fish empanadas, and decided to make a variation of this Latin American all-time-favorite food. And what better than cooking fish or seafood to make a meal special and extra nutritious, right? I found some beautiful meaty scallops in the supermarket, and filled theRead More ...

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