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 especially when it came to food, but my adaptation and fascination with these cuisines began then and continues today.  This soup is inspired by my interaction with Ecuadorian and Peruvian soups as it is the chupe de camarones (Shrimp chupe soup) or seafood. This version is made with chicken. This chicken chupe is all about building flavor, layers of flavor using the same approach that is given to a seafood chupe. … [Read more...]

Osso Buco Dominican Style

Osso Buco Dominican Style

We know the food we like when you eat it every day and yet never get tired of it. Dominican food is so simple, so common, but very good.  My sister cooks the same kind of food day … [Read more...]

Little neck clams with chorizo over pasta

Littleneck clams with chorizo over pasta

Hello amigos. What a busy week!  I am getting ready to spend Christmas in the Dominican Republic. Only thinking about packing makes me want to change my mind and stay home, put up … [Read more...]

Chili Pepper cranberry sauce & Semi-sweet Roasted carrots

Chili Pepper cranberry sauce & Semi-sweet Roasted carrots

  It is so exciting to cook for thanksgiving, especially for those that we love and cook for every day. Thanksgiving is very special for me; I have a … [Read more...]

Wild roasted cod with spaghetti squash and brown butter sauce

Wild roasted cod with spaghetti squash and brown butter sauce

  Sometimes it is not so bad to eat butter. Occasionally, in a moment of gastronomic gluttony I let myself go, releasing the guilt of eating too much or the wrong things. There is … [Read more...]

Majarete-Corn Pudding

Majarete-Corn Pudding

It’s fall! You know fall is here when the air starts to get colder, the trees are turning red and yellow and the day is getting shorter. Fall is my kind of season, a season for … [Read more...]

Hummus

Hummus with butternut squash

A yellow squash hummus With so much going on in the Middle East area these days it occurred to me that talking about Hummus is a little inconsequential, but I would rather speak … [Read more...]

Penne with chorizo and green-red veggies

Penne with chorizo and green-red veggies

Inspired by my delicious thin Argentinian chorizos as the only quick meat option in my refrigerator I came up with this delicious pasta “Penne with Chorizo and Green-Red Veggies”. … [Read more...]

Parrillada with Salty potatoes and Chimichurri

Parrillada with Salty potatoes and Chimichurri

Hola amigos. After a short vacation to Florida I feel rejuvenated.  The good thing about going on vacation is that you get a fresh perspective about your life. Vacations are good; … [Read more...]

Tuna Ceviche

Tuna Ceviche

Tuna Ceviche My Peruvian culinary adventure was born many years ago through my dear friend Betty and her Aji de Gallina, a poached chicken dish which is shredded and cooked with … [Read more...]

Carrot avocado soup

Carrot avocado soup

How I have come to this carrot avocado soup is something I ask myself? The answer is simple as it is the soup. It is all about making my son eat some healthy food other than white … [Read more...]