Ingredient: Extra virgin olive oil

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...

Fusion Adobo, Chicken and Pork

I called this Fusion Adobo because it is actually a mix of Spanish and Caribbean. Sometimes you just gotta mix it up! These two recipes share many of the same ingredients, yet yield such different results! This chicken recipe is pretty light in both flavor and color, but it’s...

Shakshuka

Shakshuka has been in Mediterranean cuisine for centuries. It is eaten all over the Middle East, and is especially loved In Israel. I believe it could be the national dish of Israel! Shakshuka is a dish of poached eggs in a fragrant, spicy sauce of tomatoes, peppers, onions and...

Ful Medames

This is the national dish of Egypt. Ful Medames, is a fava bean stew authentically cooked over coals and eaten all over the Middle East. It's most popular for breakfast because it's so filling and gives the workers "staying" power to work all morning. In cities from Riyadh to...