Chayote…. Did You Know?

To many chayotes are boring and tasteless but it all depends on how you prepare it. The key about this vegetable is the many benefits it has. Good for your heart Source of folate Great source of vitamin c Helps the body produce energy Helps prevent constipation Helps prevent acne Helps reduce blood pressure Helps…

Different Types of Salami

As a family that consists of Latinos, we know a thing or two about salami, one of our cultures’ most popular types of meat. There are over hundreds of different types and qualities of salami, ranging from genoa to Felino. But the salami we tend to use are far more common in your average supermarket,…

Codfish & Chayote Salad

lb of salted codfish (bacalao), 2 tayotas (chayote) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium red onion, diced 3 cloves of garlic, crushed 2 eggs, hardboiled and sliced ½ teaspoon of freshly cracked pepper, (or more, to taste) 3 Tbs of apple cider vinegar 2 Tbs of olive oil Directions Boiling tayota and codfish: Rinse bacalao…

Salami Guisao-Stewed Salami

Some times we don’t feel like having fried salami. So what do we do? We cook it in a yummy sauce and let them simmer to perfection. The salami I am referring to is “Dominican Salami”, often had with plantains (mashed-mangu or fried-tostones) This time we have it with boiled yucca (cassava roots). It is…

Mami’s Meatballs

Ingredients 1/2 lb of ground beef 1/2 lb of ground turkey 1/2 sliced white onion 1/2 green and red bell pepper 2 Tbs of tomato paste 1/2 tsp of salt 1/4 tsp black pepper 1/2 Tsp of cumin and garlic 1/2 tsp of oregano 1/2 cup of seasoned breadcrumbs 1 egg 1 Tbs of olive…

Pernil

Ingredients ¼ cup olive oil 3 tablespoons white vinegar 10 cloves garlic, or more to taste 2 tablespoons dried oregano 1 tablespoon salt 1 ½ teaspoons ground black pepper 5 pounds pork shoulder, trimmed of excess fat You can also use 2 cups of sofrito Directions Combine olive oil, vinegar, garlic, oregano, salt, and black pepper…

Guava & Cheese

Most Caribean, Latino homes know this appetizer or snack. A blend of sweetness and savory that will take you down memory lane. If you never had it. I strongly suggest that you try it. Its easy, delicious and it only requieres 3 ingredients and that is including the toothpick. Ingredients 2-3 oz of Guava Paste…

Easy Lox Bagel

Ingredients Plain bagel 2 Tbs of creme cheese 4 cucumber shaved ribbons 1/2 tsp of chives 2oz of smoked salmon 1 tsp of capers 1 Tbs of sliced red onions Directions Toast your bagel lightly. Spread the creme cheese. Place the salmon, cucumber ribbon, red onion, capers and chives on one half of the bagel….

Radish Black Olives Salad

This simple but scrumptious salad will have you wondering why you don’t eat salads much more often. The freshness of this amazing good looking salad will satisfy even the finest of palette. Ingredients 2 Romaine heart lettuce, rinsed and chopped 1 english cucumber diced 1/2 of a green, orange, yellow, red bell peppers, diced 1/2…