French Fried Potatoes

French Fried Potatoes

First things first, I admit the best potatoes to fry are Idaho potatoes (also named "russet" or "Burbank), but all I had on hand were Yukon gold potatoes.  I love these yellow potatoes- they are so delicate on taste and texture and I love that they can be cooked in any style. My son and nephew love french fries but I understand that for many of us, sometimes it is hard to be a pleaser and a good parents at the same time when it comes to feeding the unhealthy food.  However, here is where coconut oil comes into place. The point is that if you have to fry potatoes or tostones (fried green … [Read more...]

Mushroom Risotto with sautéed Onions-Peppers and Fried egg

Mushroom Risotto with sautéed Onions-Peppers and Fried egg

A few weeks ago I went to the market and found chive blossoms, and lots of small white fresh onions. I had a box of organic Arborio rice that needed to be used quickly. You see I … [Read more...]

Roasted citrus chicken with string beans and gravy

Roasted citrus chicken with string beans and gravy

Roasted citrus chicken. You will love this simple, every day, tasty chicken dish. A recipe that will have your family asking for more; it will rescue you from ever doing your … [Read more...]

Momofuku's roasted pork with three salsas sides

Momofuku’s roasted pork tacos with three salsas sides

How does this recipe come into being? Inspiration is in itself a fascinating thing- I read this somewhere and I totally agree with it. What gets into us that make us do things, … [Read more...]

Fava Beans Soup

Fava Bean Soup

We are getting into the mood of eating salads and cooler dishes, but yesterday I made this soup for dinner. It is a very simple Fava Bean soup.  I cook with beans often; I come … [Read more...]

Hummus devilled eggs with salsa verde

Hummus devilled eggs with salsa verde

Who doesn’t love deviled eggs or hard cooked eggs? They go well with everything no matter what flavors you add to them.  Easy to make, boil and cut them to get the yolks out and … [Read more...]

Sweet plantain cake

Sweet plantain cake

This cake is different but good. I grew up eating plantains and although I have always preferred the green and savory side of it with this cake I proof that sweet plantains are as … [Read more...]

Sopa de coconut and butternut squash with pistachio oil

Sopa de coconut and butternut squash with pistachio oil

Hola amigos! This winter does not want to leave us. How have we all managed? Well, on my side it is been lots of staying home and staying warm; of course making lots of soups and … [Read more...]

Soft Polenta with Shrimp a la Catalane

Soft Polenta with Shrimp a la Catalane

Polenta was a dish unknown to me until a few years ago. It is a dish that my Italian in-laws relate to the depression era after I served it to them on their last visit; to my … [Read more...]

Citrus Cake with cream cheese butter cream

Citrus Cake with cream cheese butter cream

If you only have one cake to bake then bake this one. Somehow I have become this cake addict aficionada who finds no excuses to not make it. I have researched many citrus cakes but … [Read more...]

Chicken Chupe

Chicken Chupe

My appreciation and love affair for Ecuadorian and Peruvian cuisine developed slowly after I moved to NYC many years ago. My first two years in the state were full of surprises … [Read more...]