Category for Entrees

Simple & Tender Overnight Turkey


Most traditions came to be for a reason. In our family, we always cooked the turkey overnight. It was a simpleprocess that had so many benefits. The turkey didn’t require brining that takes up

Picadillo with Chorizo and Sweet Potato


I live in a city where people drive around with “Papas and Beer” stickers on their back windshields like badges of honor. It means they’ve been to Rosarito or Ensanada (or maybe Van Nuys)

Italian Chicken and Rice


There must be something about the combination of arroz con pollo, or chicken and rice, that’s made it one of the recipes shared by almost every culture. This recipe boasts a blend of melt-in-your-mouth

“Pulled Pork” Jackfruit Sandwich


My dad was born in Kentucky, and like many people from the South, he knew a bit about barbecue. He taught me how to take a regular bottle of barbecue sauce and add a

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

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

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

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

Zucchini and Carrot Pasta with Turkey Meatballs and Vegetables


The zucchini noodle has been around now for quite a while, and for those of us who choose to avoid wheat products, it is a welcome invention that puts Italian food back on the

Mofongo de Yuca con Camarones y Jaiba (Shrimp and Crab Yucca Mofongo)


Mofongo is a dish that found its way to the island of Puerto Rico due to the slave trade. Originally from Central and Western Africa, mofongo, also known as fufu in Cuba, was made