SUSHI RICE VEGETARIAN PIZZA

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

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FLAN FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

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FLAN FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

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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 month is “dumplings“.

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FELIZ NAVIDAD Y UN PROSPERO 2014 – MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY 2014

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A FAVORITE APPETIZER WITH A TWIST FOR THANKSGIVING -DEVILED EGGS – RUSSIAN SALAD

Creative Cooking Crew’s theme for this month is to bring an appetizer to a Thanksgiving dinner party which you have been invited to.

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“COQUITO” FRENCH TOAST – PUERTO RICAN EGGNOG FRENCH TOAST

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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.

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COD FISH FRICASSEE – BACALAO EN SALSA

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PICKLE IT! – PICKLED RED ONIONS + PICKLED RED GRAPES

I remember this nursery rhyme.  My primary years were spent in Venezuela and my step-mother who was American would always make us practice our English and this was one of the hardest rhymes.

Peter Piper picked a peck of peppers;
A peck of peppers Peter Piper picked.
If Peter Piper picked a peck of peppers,

Where’s the peck of peppers Peter Piper picked?

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SPAIN’S GREAT MATCH GIVE AWAY – A CELEBRATION OF SPANISH CULTURE

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I would like to inform you about Spain’s Great Match – a celebration of Spanish culture including wines, food and design from Spain.

They are offering two free tickets* to give away to my readers. All you have to do is leave a comment here, be 21+ and that you will be in New York on that date.  

The event is taking place on Tuesday, September 24 at the Metropolitan Pavilion at 125 w.18th street from 7-9:30pm. Enjoy wine tasting from Spain’s most famous producers, unlimited signature tapas from NYC’s premier Spanish restaurants and a design exhibition from renowned Spanish designer, Luis Eslava. The cost per person is $75. VIP tickets are available for $125, which include pre-event wine tasting and a cooking demonstration from renowned Mallorcan chef Andreu Genestra, and a presentation by Luis Eslava. Tickets can be purchased on:

http://spainsgreatmatch2013.eventbrite.com/ This is a 21+ event. #GreatMatchNYC

Using this promotion code will give you $15 off regularly priced tickets (VIP not included). Promocode: GREATMATCH

Click here for event invitation and details: Spain’s_Great_Match_2013_Consumer_invitation

On September 12th I will put names of the people who have commented on my blog in a hat and will have my neighbor pick two names.  I will immediately inform you so that we may give you your pass.

Don’t forget to leave a comment and I hope to see you there!

bullQue Viva España!

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