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, transforming the ordinary into fascinating; transforming in this case an everyday product into a delicious plate of food! This is what this recipe by Chef David Chang is about. This recipe is simple but perfect.  When I first saw this dish in one of the food magazines I read and then in the New York Times I knew I had to make it.  The dish I am talking about is Chef Chang’s, Bo Ssam straightforward roasted … [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...]

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...]