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Spicy chicken stir fry

This spicy chicken stir fry uses hot chili sauce and includes tomato among other vegetables for a juicy, satisfying meal. I love stir-fry! Combining flavors and colors in one dish is very appealing. I also enjoy the combination of vegetables and meat. Add a side of...
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Chickpeas with pork belly stew

Chickpeas with pork belly make a delicious combination, since chickpeas can be dry when cooked on their own. Enjoy this rich chickpeas with pork belly stew, packed with fiber and protein. Easy print recipe. Get your chickpeas ready: Start with 1 lb. of dry chickpeas....
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Purple cauliflower with shrimp and tofu

If you follow this site, you might be familiar with my cooking motto: your body likes a rainbow and your eyes do too! That is why I was happy to stumble upon purple cauliflower at the supermarket recently. While I tolerate cauliflower in its usual white color, it was...
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Baby octopus recipe

This baby octopus recipe includes snow peas and red bell pepper. A seafood and vegetable lover's dream. See easy print recipe at the end of this post. At home, we usually cook the baby octopus whole, only removing the head from the legs for easier cooking. If you...
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Stir fried asparagus with turnip recipe

This stir fried asparagus with turnips recipe includes yellow bell pepper and snow peas, complete with beef. Since asparagus seems to be widely liked as a vegetable, let's talk about the turnips in this recipe. Turnips are a delicious root. They are common in the...
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Salmon pasta kale bowl

This salmon pasta kale bowl uses oilve oil as the only accompaniment to the crisp penne pasta. This bowl feeds one. Adjust recipe quantities for more people. Easy print recipe included. Salmon pasta kale bowl   Print Prep time 3 mins Cook time 13 mins Total time...
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Braised eggplant

If you are an eggplant lover like me, you might have tried it fried, stir-fried, baked, and of course braised. Braised eggplant (or berenjenas guisadas) was my favorite dish growing up, as a side to black bean rice. This dish goes well with rice or quinoa, though I...
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Hearty Asian Noodle Soup Recipe

Asian noodle soup is great year-round, but particularly welcomed in winter and the chilly nights of spring and fall. I like my soup with noodles, a palette of colorful vegetables and a touch of protein. You can use left over vegetables and meat to prepare your soups,...
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Spicy tofu with snow peas recipe

  For this spicy tofu recipe, I am using a hot black bean sauce that can be found at your local Asian markets, or at local/online specialty shops by the names "spicy bean", "chili bean" or "black bean sauce". Being a bean fan, black bean sauce is a regular in my spicy...
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Tofu broccolette stir fry recipe

This tofu broccolette stir fry recipe includes red bell pepper. Ground annatto seeds are added to the tofu to achieve an enticing, all natural color. "Your tummy likes a rainbow" is a great new teaching for kids in preschool. This is true for adults, and I would add...
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Dominican Sancocho (hearty stew) pressure cooker recipe

Set it and forget it! This is is the pressure cooker version of Dominican sancocho, a hearty meat and roots recipe to share with friends and family anytime the mood strikes. If you own a pressure cooker, there is no need to spend hours tending to a sancocho to achieve...

Pressure cooker quinoa rice with sausage

This pressure cooker quinoa rice with sausage recipe is inspired by the Dominican dish "locrio de longaniza" (rice with sausage). Since I love quinoa, I have been looking for ways to incorporate it into meals gradually, so it is not rejected by the rest of the family....

Braised eggplant

If you are an eggplant lover like me, you might have tried it fried, stir-fried, baked, and of course braised. Braised eggplant (or berenjenas guisadas) was my favorite dish growing up, as a side to black bean rice. This dish goes well with rice or quinoa, though I...

Shrimp mofongo recipe

Shrimp mofongo is a simple and delicious dish that will add an exotic flair to your dinner. If you have friends from the Caribbean or watch Saturday Night Live, you might have heard of, or even enjoyed Mofongo lately. This easy to make dish is considered gourmet and...

Leftover turkey noodle soup

It's the days (or weeks) after thanksgiving, and you still have turkey leftovers in the fridge. Here's a delicious soup to make with them. A mix of quinoa, cooked rice and cut capellini noodles make the broth thick and complement the mixed vegetables. Leftover turkey...

Zucchini noodles with fish in ginger sauce

Here is a simple recipe for zucchini noodles with fish fillet in ginger sauce. Quick and healthy for lunch or dinner! Zucchini noodles are easily made using a vegetable spiralizer or a julienne peeler. Alternatively, you could slice pieces of zucchini thinly with a...

Cold noodle salad

This Asian-inspired cold noodle salad includes cellophane mung bean noodles, minced cucumbers and your choice of additional vegetables, with a traditional Chinese dressing. Turn this salad into an entrée by adding shrimp, shredded meat or tofu. Perfect dish for a warm...

Stir fried eggplant with pork

Eggplant is one of my favorite vegetables. When I was growing up in the Dominican Republic, it was used as a meat substitute, usually braised or fried. After being introduced to Thai and Chinese eggplant dishes, I have also been enjoying eggplant with a variety of...