Author Archives: Platanos, Mangoes and Me!

SCALLOPS, CHORIZO AND GARBANZO (CHICKPEA) PUREE –

  I love to make pretty food.  It reminds me of my friend and food blogger, Brenda, Masala Eats Miami.  When I visit Miami we always try to get together for a food outing.  Do visit her blog, you will enjoy … Continue reading

Posted in Appetizers, Cauliflower, Chickpeas, Chrorizo | 5 Comments

CHEF CHRISTIAN QUIÑONES, FRIENDS AND A LATIN INSPIRED MENU

As the situation in Puerto Rico worsens my heart breaks for my “Enchanted Island” or as we call it “La Isla del Encanto”. Being involved in the food industry, personal chef, caterer, food blogger and all around foodie, I worry … Continue reading

Posted in Appetizers, Beef, Blogging, Breakfast/Brunch, Carrots, Chocolate, Latin Contemporary, Pork, Puerto Rico | Tagged | 10 Comments

BOURBON PEACH COBBLER

This was February’s challenge for our Creative Cooking Crew – “Bourbon”.  I am late at posting due to a busy last few weeks.  I am sorry to say that our Crew will no longer be.  So to all of you … Continue reading

Posted in Desserts | Tagged , | 9 Comments

FLANCOCHO = FLAN AND CHOCOLATE CAKE

Our Creative Cooking Crew challenge this month is “chocolate”.

Posted in Chocolate, Desserts, Flan, Latin Traditional, Puerto Rican - Tipico | 10 Comments

GALAKTOBOUREKO – GREEK CUSTARD PIE

 

Posted in Desserts, Greek, Uncategorized | Tagged | 13 Comments

BASQUE STYLE COD FISH – BACALAO A LA VIZCAINA

This is the Puerto Rican version that is a year-round favorite but mostly enjoyed during Lent.

Posted in Bacalao, Latin Traditional, Puerto Rican - Tipico, Puerto Rico | 9 Comments

BREAKFAST: HOME MADE GRAVLAX, ZUCCHINI PANCAKES, EGG SALAD WITH YOGURT, MUSTARD AND DILL

Our Creative Cooking Crew took the Summer off and now we are back to bring you many wonderful creative dishes.

Posted in Appetizers, Breakfast/Brunch, Eggs, Zucchini Pancackes | 11 Comments

WHEN JAPAN MEETS IRELAND – SAPPORO BEER BRAISED CORNED BEEF

When Sapporo Beer asked that I make a dish using their product I immediately thought of my husband.  He loves his Sapporo Beer and, being Irish, his corned beef.

Posted in Beer, Carrots, Corned Beef, International Dishes, Irish, Japan, Meats, Potatoes, Whiskey | 12 Comments

FISH N’ CHIPS PUERTO RICAN STYLE – BACALAITOS WITH BATATA AND LAVENDER YAUTIA CHIPS

The theme for our Creative Cooking Crew for May is:  Fish n’ Chips and take it some place it’s never been before and make it your own.

Posted in Appetizers, Bacalao, Batata, Latin Contemporary, Latin Traditional, My recipes, Puerto Rican - Tipico, Puerto Rico, Sofrito, Something Different, Tapas, Uncategorized, Yautia Lila | Tagged , , | 17 Comments

GRILLED LOBSTER AND A BIRTHDAY PARTY

I hosted a celebration for a good friend at home with members of my family and the birthday guest.  Family, friends, a good meal, wine and laughter. You cannot ask for more.

Posted in Appetizers, chorizo, lobster, Seafood | Tagged , , | 10 Comments