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!

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ASOPAO DE POLLO – PUERTO RICAN CHICKEN AND RICE STEW

Comfort food in Puerto Rico is called “asopao”.

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

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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.

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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.

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Our Creative Cooking Crew came up with this month’s challenge:  “what’s for breakfast”.

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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”.

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

TWO BLOGGERS IN THE KITCHEN

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

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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Posted in Gandules, Latin Traditional, My recipes, Plantains, Puerto Rican - Tipico, Sofrito | 21 Comments