Category Archives: Meats


These days I am always looking for healthy meals and lots of veggies. While surfing the net, I came across this recipe from Bon Appetit.

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I remember watching Rick Bayless make this green chile chorizo from Toluca, Mexico.  It has always been tucked away in the back of my mind.  When our Creative Cooking Group decided that June’s theme would be “color”.  Pick a color (just … Continue reading

Posted in International Dishes, Latin Contemporary, Meats, My recipes, Paella, Rice/Risotto, Sausage, Spain, String beans, Tapas | 28 Comments


April’s Creative Cooking Crew’s challenge was to make a sandwich using the letters BLT…not the norm; bacon, lettuce and tomato.  I decided on going Mediterranean and letting my guest build their own. This was a fun challenge and I was able to use … Continue reading

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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

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Laura Calder is on my favorite chef list.  I watch her show on the Cooking Channel, but unfortunately her shows are from 2009 and 2008.  I wonder what she is up to these days.  I find her to be very … Continue reading

Posted in Appetizers, French, Holidays, Meats, Pork, Sausage | Tagged | 14 Comments


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 | 17 Comments

Lamb Meatballs + Eggplant Stew

Here I am visiting my buddy Joan of FOODalogue. Cooking in someone else’s kitchen is hard, but Joan and I have done this for a very long time. In the kitchen we are yin and yang.

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Carne Mechada – Puerto Rican Stuffed Pot Roast

Carne mechada is the national dish of Venezuela and also very popular in Puerto Rico and Cuba.  This version is  adaped from Wilo Benet’s cookbook, Puerto Rico – True flavors.  If you want to see Wilo’s creations, go to Foodalogue … Continue reading

Posted in Latin Contemporary, Latin Traditional, Meats, Puerto Rican - Tipico, Sofrito | 25 Comments

Albóndigas en Salsa de Almendra – Meatballs in Almond Sauce

A friend asked that I make him something different for his tapas birthday party and decided on these meatballs.  They originate from Catalonia, Spain and they deserve an Ole!

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Patatas a la Importancia – Potatoes “of Importance”

I have been absent from posting and commenting for a little while and I must apologize to all of you that I follow.  For a moment there I lost my “mojo” and was a little out of it as I … Continue reading

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