Category Archives: Vegetarian

BEER BIRD – BEST CHICKEN EVER + COLCANNON – IRISH MASHED POTATOES

While I was making the Colcannon, I was watching one of my favorite chefs, Laura Calder (French Cooking at Home) on the Cooking Channel. Her recipe for Beer Bird calls for Cornish Hens. I decided on using the whole leg … Continue reading

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SWEET PLANTAIN EMPANADAS – MIXED MUSHROOM PICADILLO

Posted in Appetizers, Breakfast/Brunch, My recipes, Plantains, Puerto Rico, Vegetarian | 33 Comments

NOT YOUR MAMA’S STRING BEAN CASSEROLE – BAKED ONION BOWL+STRING BEANS – MIXED MUSHROOM TRUFFLE SAUCE TOPPED WITH CRANBERRIES AND HAZELNUTS

I’ve been a bit busy after Hurricaine Sandy that I almost did not make this post.

Posted in Appetizers, My recipes, Something Different, String beans, Uncategorized, Vegetarian | 22 Comments

Green Plaintain Soup + Plantain Spiders – Sopa de Platanos Verdes con Arañitas

I think I am going bananas. It seems that the past few posts bananas and plantains are the main focus of my posts. When last in Puerto Rico we had stopped at a restaurant and the first thing that we were served was … Continue reading

Posted in Puerto Rican - Tipico, Sofrito, Soups - Cold/Hot, Uncategorized, Vegetarian | Tagged | 20 Comments

COLIFLOR A LA PUTANESCA – Cauliflower Putanesca Style

Just returned from Los Angeles and as you read on my previous press release post, fun things will be happening end of May and we are all so excited.

Posted in International Dishes, Italian, Italian Dishes, Pasta, Vegetarian | 23 Comments

COD FISH, MY WAY – BACALAO, A MI MANERA

27 years ago I had the honor of becoming a Godmother to a beautiful baby girl.  Her name, Carla.  Through the years she has only brought joy into my life.  Her mother and I have shared in all her accomplishments.

Posted in fruit salad, My recipes, Salads, Seafood, Something Different | Tagged | 19 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

Guasacaca

My friend Alex who is from Venezuela and now living in Jacksonville, Florida came to visit and after his leaving I got nostalgic for some of the foods I miss from my adopted country.  He had asked that I make … Continue reading

Posted in Breakfast/Brunch, Latin Traditional, Salads, Something Different, Vegetarian, Venezuela | 21 Comments

Avocoado Stuffed with Little Gems

Now that I am partly settled and have gotten back to getting my “casa” in order I was longing for something healthy and easy to make.

Posted in Appetizers, Party Menus, Pasta, Something Different, Vegetarian | 21 Comments

TOSTONES DE PANA – BREADFRUIT FRITTERS

I finally left Puerto Rico, but was not able to connect due to problems caused by hurricane Irene and ended up in Ft. Lauderdale which was great.  Had a chance to see my son, his family and my friend, Joan of FOODalogue.  Now … Continue reading

Posted in Appetizers, Latin Traditional, Puerto Rican - Tipico, Something Different, Vegetarian | 27 Comments