Author Archives: Platanos, Mangoes and Me!

TOMATO MEDLEY HONEY TART

While in Ireland this past July I had the pleasure of eating a cherry tomato honey tart created by Chef Kevin Dundon.

Posted in Appetizers, Around Town - NYC - Restaurants, Breakfast/Brunch, Puff Pastry, Tomatoes, Vegetarian | 17 Comments

OKTAPODI STA KARVOUNA TACO – GRILLED OCTOPUS TACO

I have not had time to post lately with my schedule being so hectic, but always find the time for the  Creative Cooking Crew challenges.  July’s challenge:  Taco, make it your own…take it someplace it’s never been.

Posted in Appetizers, octopus, pulpo, taco | 15 Comments

TRIPLE-DECKER SANDWICH – EGG/EDAMAME SALAD – GRILLED EGGPLANT AND ESCAROLE

June’s Creative Cooking Crew Challenge was to create a triple-decker sandwich with at least three ingredients using the same letter of the alphabet.

Posted in Eggs, Sandwich, Something Different, Vegetarian | 18 Comments

GRILLED GAZPACHO

May’s challenge for the Creative Cooking Crew is “what are you bringing to the BBQ?”. So many options and ideas, but what I wanted was something refreshing for a hot summer day…Gazpacho!

Posted in Appetizers, Breakfast/Brunch, International Dishes, Soups - Cold/Hot, Spain | 13 Comments

ASOPAO DE POLLO – PUERTO RICAN CHICKEN AND RICE STEW

Comfort food in Puerto Rico is called “asopao”.

Posted in Chicken, Latin Traditional, Sofrito, Soups - Cold/Hot | 13 Comments

CARAMELIZED ROASTED BEETS + SAUTEED BEET TOPS (REMOLACHA CARAMELIZADA CON SUS TALLOS)

I am beginning to use everything a vegetable has to offer.  Take these beets…such a simple recipe that I picked up and adapted from Canadian Chef, Laura Calder.

Posted in Appetizers, Breakfast/Brunch, Vegetarian | 11 Comments

SPINACH + HEIRLOOM TOMATO STRATA WITH ASIAGO

I for one love my breakfast dishes.  When they opened Norma’s at Le Parker Meridien in NYC I was so excited as it had my name, but also they serve breakfast all day. Our Creative Cooking Crew came up with this month’s … Continue reading

Posted in Appetizers, Breakfast/Brunch, Cheese, Eggs, International Dishes, Italian Dishes, Vegetarian | 17 Comments

TEMBLEQUE (PUERTO RICAN COCONUT PUDDING) + SWEET CILANTRO/MINT SAUCE

The challenge for March from Creative Cooking Crew is “The Perfect Bite”.

Posted in Desserts, Latin Contemporary, Latin Traditional, Puerto Rican - Tipico, Puerto Rico, Something Different, Uncategorized, Vegetarian | 12 Comments

TWO BLOGGERS IN THE KITCHEN

Posted in Appetizers, chorizo, shrimp | 13 Comments

SUSHI RICE VEGETARIAN PIZZA

February has been one hell of a month in New York with all the snow and chilly weather so I escaped to Miami.

Posted in Appetizers, Rice/Risotto, Something Different, Vegetarian | 19 Comments