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While visiting Barcelona a few years ago I ate a sweet and savory cauliflower tapas that left me happily traumatized.  I now make this dish when I want a taste of Spain or to remember an afternoon with Gaudi and visiting the amazing  Picasso museum in Barcelona.  I dream of  going back to Spain with my son and have him sample both the art and food of this region.  It is so true when Latinos coming back from Spain say "que bien se c...
I love the idea of cupid piercing my heart and that my husband remembers Valentine's Day, even if it is a made up Hallmark holiday.  Sounds simple but I do see Valentine's Day as another opportunity to celebrate one another, whether these are significant mates, friends, family, pets, you name it.  Our family doesn't go out to dinner on this day but I will make a simple nice meal for the three of us and of course a sweet something ...
Olives in the raw are bitter, mostly inedible and not much to look at.  But cured olives are savory, rich tasting and full of color.  I remember growing up in Peru, my grandfather Pepe a man of the land and an amazing cook, would bring home sacks of dry black olives that he would cure and integrate into different dishes. A black olive and onion salsa was one of his recipes and a home staple that we served with bread, over rice and...
This recipe for succulent roasted brussel sprouts came from the website of  Cafe Gratitude, a collection of vegan eateries in California.  The restaurant group has a dedicated area where visitors can choose from a short seasonal list of recipes.  I love brussel sprouts in general but this miso glaze made with Tamari, maple syrup, red miso and apple cider gives these green babies an extra yum.  The asian-inspired dish is that com...
Al ajillo is basically a potent garlic sauce used in some tapas dishes.  Artichokes or alcachofas al ajillo is a common savory dish that you may find in a traditional tapas menu.  You will probably always find gambas al ajillo (shrimp in garlic sauce).  Whether veggies or shrimp, it is always covered in a delectable garlic sauce. As I made this dish I remembered how back in Peru you can buy freshly chucked artichoke hearts at any...
 Summer, summertime and all great tasting light dishes are welcome.  I need nourishment but hate to feel too full when I eat.  This quinoa salad served chilled hits the spot in all areas including tummy satisfaction, good nutrition and feeling cool during the warmer months of the year. I basically threw in any veggies that looked good into my cooked quinoa and then topped it off with pomegranate. Delish! Keep cool people....
My Philippine friend Tony turned me on to mung beans a few years back.  Tony said I should take a shot at making them so that he could eat them given that mung bean dishes are not a staple in the U.S.  Being Latin and all I wasn't shy to trying a new bean and going through the soaking process etc.  Instead of using the typical spanish cumin, onion and tomato paste sauce I used a curry one instead and the dish was fabulous.  I rememb...
I promise this is not a cheap way out of a blog post, I just honestly love roasted asparagus and it is a dish I make often.  And simple, simple, simple. The thinner the asparagus the less fibrous they are when you cook them.  Chop about an inch off the bottoms to get rid of the hard stuff. Drizzle with olive oil. Add some fresh cracked pepper and sea salt and toss around to cover asparagus well. Roast and here you have...
We were in Paris last week and I was reminded by how the French prepare vegetables that are simple and beautiful.  These vibrant and opinionated people (whom I love by the way) seem  to effortlessly throw raw or cooked veggies on a plate with a bit of a sauce and voila!  Lunch or dinner is served!   These radishes looked so rich and crispy on the produce shelf that I whisked them up right away to create a French style roasted sa...
I am crazy about dark chocolate, nuts and coconuts.  So why not put them all together?  My local Whole Foods makes chocolate covered clusters that you can buy in bulk for about $18.99 a pound.  I know it's expensive but this is because the mix includes sprouted nuts, raisins, blueberries, coconut bits and chocolate.   I figured why not try to make my own home version with a good dark unsweetened chocolate and about two cups of w...
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