Pasteles en Hoja

Tonight is Noche Buena!! A tradition in most Latino’s homes around the world…Christmas Eve celebration that is shared with friends and family. There is food galore and amazing dishes. ONE of those dishes is Pasteles en Hoja. Tamales-like appetizers that will very quickly become a staple in YOUR family when you try them. Its only…

Easy Delicious Homemade Refried Beans

Ingredients 1 Tbs of olive oil 1/4 onion diced 1-2 garlic cloves minced 1/2 tsp of cumin 1/2 tsp of chili 2 cups of soften pinto beans (you can used canned rinsed and drained) 1/2 cup beef broth Directions In a non stick skillet set to medium high heat, add onions, garlic, cumin, chili, in…

Fluffy Quinoa

I discovered quinoa a couple of years back. I often wonder what took me so long. Quinoa can replace rices and high on carbs side dishes. Its amazing as dinner and hold perfect in the fridge when doing meal preps. Its also a blank canvas. You can add spices, zets, vegetables and it will be…

Cauliflower Rice

Want an alternative to rice? Watching your carbs intake. Cauliflower is one way to do that. Ingredients 2 cups of riced (shredded) Cauliflower 2 Tbs of butter 3 garlic cloves (pressed or minced) Juice of 1/2 lemon 1-2 Tbs of chopped parsley 2 tsp of Mrs Dash Table-blend seasoning Directions Melt butter in a non…

Roasted “Rainbow” Carrots

Yes! Colors! Love them! These beautiful colored carrots not only are amazing for you and your health but they are also a treat to you and guests eyes! If you feel bored of eating orange carrots I have the answer for you. These colorful carrots will have subtle differences in taste and they color comes…

Broccoli with Horseradish Sauce

Ingredients 1 bunch broccoli, cut into florets1/4 cup light or fat free sour cream1/4 cup light or fat free mayonnaise2 teaspoons prepared horseradish1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce Directions: Place broccoli in a steamer basket or heavy pot place in a large saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 3-4…

Roasted “Rainbow” Cauliflower

I have to be completely honest. If there is one thing that makes me happy in the kitchen is colors. Colors from fruit, colors of vegetables colors all around. Yes, by now we know the more colors you eat the better it is for your health. The amount of nutrients, vitamins and minerals are immeasurable….

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

A side dish that is ready for any protein you can possibly have in mind. Simple yet elegant and versatile. Ingredients 1/2-1 lb of Brussels Sprouts 1/2 tsp of salt 1/2 tsp of black pepper 2 Tbs of extra virgin olive oil Directions Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees F Carefully cut your Brussels…

Easy Roasted Potatoes

When you need a side dish these mini roasted potatoes come in to the rescue! Super easy, no hard work and delicious! Ingredients 15-20 mini potatoes or 1 bag of potatoes medley Cooking spray 1/2 tsp of salt 1/2 tsp of black pepper 1-2 Tbs of olive oil (optional-you can use more cooking spray) Directions…

Cauliflower Salad

Ingredients 1 head cauliflower salt, to taste pepper, to taste 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 eggs, hard-boiled, chopped 3 stalks celery, diced ½ red onion, diced Dressing ½ cup greek yogurt 1 tablespoon dijon mustard 1 tablespoon honey 2 tablespoons dill, chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 clove garlic, crushed ½ lemon, juiced Directions Preheat…