Easy Sancocho

Easy Sancocho is a dish usually made for special occasions, but it is so good, it’ll make a great winter meal on a cold day. I called it easy because I have streamlined some of the steps and ingredients for what is available in the U.S. Authentically, this is...

Blackened Spice Blend

This is one of those Spice Mixes that you can use for almost anything. It’s a quick marinade if you make a paste with some olive oil, or just sprinkle it on any protein or vegetable before grilling to ramp it up to another level. You can adjust the...

Dominican Chimichurris

These hamburgers share the same name as the Argentinian herb sauce. There is no relation, but they are both pretty tasty. Make some burgers, invite a couple friends, sit back with plenty of cold beer and enjoy! Print Recipe Dominican Chimichurris Cuisine Caribbean, Dominican Republic Keyword Beef, Burger, cabbage,...

Pastelitos/Empanada Recipe

This is an easy recipe to make for meat lovers as well as vegetarians. You can make them ahead and fry them right before your party and keep them warm in the oven. I’ve included a vegetarian version and a beef version. You could also substitute any protein you’d...

Chicharrón-Fried Pork Skins

These are a labor of love, but so worth the effort. This is a good rainy weekend project. They are crispy and spicy if you decide to use the chili powder. You’ll need to get the skin from a good butcher as I doubt you’d be able to get...

The Next Big Thing! The Spicy Caribbean

I had so much fun going through Europe, Asia and Africa! In researching the spice route and learning about how the spices traveled around the world, I have a greater appreciation for what they are. Now for my Next Big Thing, we are going to travel around the Caribbean....

Spice Trade Chronicles Introduction

Spices are cool! Spices have built empires, caused wars between countries and religions, and taught many aspiring chefs how to use them to add exotic flavors to their food. I have compiled a series of “Chronicles” about the unbelievable journey that spices have taken all over our world. Where...

Spice Trade Chronicles 10 India, the Finale

India’s climate shaped the destiny of the spice route. The Malabar Coast, probably one of the most famous tourist destinations in India, spans the entire coastline of Kerala on the west coast of India. This is the area where boats would make pit stops on their way to and...

Cauliflower (Gobi) Paratha

I love these with Red Lentil Dal. It’s my favorite soup and sandwich combo when I need something to spice it up! These can be a little time consuming, but so worth it. When I make them for myself, I just make two at a time to go with...

Sri Lankan Red Lentil Curry

I got this recipe from Veganricha.com. She is my favorite indian cookbook author. I love her recipes! Thank you Richa! I make this recipe all the time, it’s my new favorite soup and sandwich lunch with Vegetable Paratha. This recipe has coconut milk in it which gives it a...
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