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Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Nopales Salad


I am a potato salad lover, the old fashioned mayonnaise laden white potato kind, and I come from a potato salad loving family. I know that it’s not the healthiest choice at a picnic

Grilled Whole Rainbow Trout


Trout is a fish that has been popular in the Western part,of the U.S. ever since I can remember. Related to salmon, it has little resemblance either in taste or texture. Farmed rainbow trout

Cherry Crumble


Summertime brings us the gift of plump, juicy cherries that kiss our lips with sweetness. It’s difficult to eat a cherry without imagining what it might taste like filling a pie or tart or pastry.

Sofrito Grilled Chicken


This is what I do. These ideas of things to cook pop into my head and so I make them. My sofrito chicken was invented that way. I had some chicken,  a bit of



Calabacitas: one of the recipes I’ve been longing and dreading to post. The squash and corn mixture is one of my favorite meals, but it’s also simple to cook and each region and every

Portobello Hummus Burgers


Dear Portobello Mushrooms, I was not a believer. I couldn’t imagine that a grilled mushroom on a bun could take the place of a juicy hamburger with all the smokey flavor the grill imparts. The

Thai Green Mango Salad


So many of the ingredients used in Thai cooking are also used in Latin American cooking. Mango, cilantro, coconut, chile and green onions are familiar friends in the kitchen, and make me think of

Mussels Sauteed in Wine Broth


There have been several times in my life when I was wowed by the taste of mussels in a creamy white wine broth, an elegant dish under any circumstances. When done correctly, the taste

Paella Marinero


One dish that has made its way across almost all Spanish speaking countries  is paella, the rice-based recipe that often contains seafood and sausage.  The word paella means pan, which is fitting since paella

Mango Watermelon Ceviche


Ceviche is just one of those foods that is hard for those who’ve never made it to stomach.  To squeeze lime juice over raw fish and think it will be cooked without applying heat in