Category Archives: Latin Traditional

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

STEWED PIGEON PEAS WITH GREEN PLANTAIN DUMPLINGS – GANDULES GUISADOS CON BOLLITOS DE PLATANOS VERDES

Our Creative Cooking Crew took December 2013 off for the holidays. Here we are starting 2014 with a great challenge:  Let’s tackle some internationally known ethnic dishes – and present them in new, creative and exciting ways.  The star this … Continue reading

Posted in Gandules, Latin Traditional, My recipes, Plantains, Puerto Rican - Tipico, Sofrito | 18 Comments

“COQUITO” FRENCH TOAST – PUERTO RICAN EGGNOG FRENCH TOAST

This month’s Creative Cooking Crew’s challenge is cooking with spirits.  This was an easy challenge for me  because as the holidays approach, I start to make my “coquito” Puerto Rican eggnog.

Posted in Breakfast/Brunch, Desserts, Eggs, Holidays, Latin Contemporary, Latin Traditional, My recipes, Puerto Rican - Tipico, Puerto Rico | Tagged , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

COD FISH FRICASSEE – BACALAO EN SALSA

Posted in Appetizers, Bacalao, Latin Traditional, Puerto Rican - Tipico, Spain, Vinegar | 13 Comments

Causa Limeña + Steak Tartare

This month’s challenge at Creative Cooking Group is nothing more than the ever-loving  meat and potatoes. The Causa is a traditional Peruvian dish made from potatoes which is served cold adding different fillings. I decided on using white, purple and sweet potatoes as I could not … Continue reading

Posted in Around Town - NYC - Restaurants, International Dishes, Latin Traditional, Meats, Party Menus, Tapas, Uncategorized | Tagged | 29 Comments

Té para Dos o Más- Tea for Two or More

Posted in Appetizers, Beef, Children's Menus, Cuban, Latin Contemporary, Latin Traditional, Party Menus, Puerto Rican - Tipico, Sofrito, Something Different, Tapas | 30 Comments

ROPA VIEJA – OLD CLOTHES

Ropa Vieja which translated means “old clothes”,  is a dish well-known in Cuba, but originated in the Canary Islands. You can find it in every menu throughout the Caribbean.  I think that the “Cubanos” have mastered this dish.  This version … Continue reading

Posted in Beef, Cuban, Latin Traditional, Meats | 15 Comments

A POST AND A RESTAURANT REVIEW- Venezuelan Scrambled Eggs + Sweet Plantains Wrapped in Bacon – Perico Venezolano + Platanos Maduros Envueltos en Tocineta

Posted in Breakfast/Brunch, Eggs, International Dishes, Latin Traditional, Vegetarian, Venezuela | 21 Comments

VENEZUELAN BEEF RIB SOUP- SANCOCHO VENEZOLANO

While doing some shopping in my neck of the woods, I remembered that not too far away there is this wonderful little Venezuelan restaurant called “EL Cocotero” located on 18th street between Seventh and Eighth Avenue, NYC.  All of a sudden I … Continue reading

Posted in Latin Contemporary, Latin Traditional, Soups - Cold/Hot, Venezuela | 31 Comments

Arroz con Gandules y Chorizo – Rice with Pigeon Peas + Spanish Sausage

Arroz con Gandules is the traditional dish of Puerto Rico.  It is usually served along with our roast pork, Pernil.  You will find this dish being served during the holidays and when having a party, it is sure to be the main attraction.  … Continue reading

Posted in Holidays, Latin Traditional, Puerto Rican - Tipico, Puerto Rico, Rice/Risotto, Sofrito | 34 Comments