Spices

Our grandmothers have always used  spices, either for cooking or for home remedies. My mother is a firm believer that a good herbal tea will cure the stomache faster than any other medicine. Here is a list of some of the spices that we use in the kitchen. BAY LEAVES (HOJAS DE LAUREL) Great for stewed chicken (Pollo Guisado o […] Read more…

The Way We Eat

Nutrition is very important to us as we see what poor eating habits, is doing to the Latino community. Obesity has taken over our communities, and is causing many health related diseases such as Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol. We provide some basic Nutrition information to help educate you and your families so you […] Read more…

Add color to your plate

  Eating Veggies and Fruits should be part of your every day diet. Make sure that you eat a variety of colors too! Vegetables and Fruits are high in vitamins, fiber and antioxidants, besides they are low in fat, calories and are cholesterol free!!! Did you you know that different colors means different nutrients and vitamins. […] Read more…

Sofrito

Sofrito is a homemade seasoning. Each household has its own version, you can add different  Spanish herbs and spices (Cilantro, garlic, onion… the list goes on)  but my favorite is a very simple recipe that I use for everything (Well…. almost everything. I wouldn’t make dessert with Sofrito ). You can keep it in the refrigerator for […] Read more…

Yaniqueques (fried dough)

Dominican Republic is known for the beaches and also delicious food. Something that I really loved to eat and you can find on any beach in the island is Yaniqueques. A simple but delicious fried dough that you can eat just by itself or with hot chocolate (or coffee!!) for breakfast. Ingredients About 6 to 7 […] Read more…

Pico de Gallo

I love this recipe… some of my friends are from Mexico so I got used to this spicy and yummy Mexican salsa. Ingredients: Serving: about 2 cups 2 seeded and diced red tomatoes ( I used Beefsteak tomatoes) 1 diced medium onion 1 diced and seeded jalapeño pepper juice of one green lime 3 tablespoon of […] Read more…

Yuca con cebollas y pimientos

Some of my friends say they don’t know how to pick Yuca. Well.. very simple. you cut the tip of the yuca and if the flesh is all white is good, my mother also says if the skin outside is purplish is also good but if you don’t want to go through all this just buy frozen which is cheaper […] Read more…

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