How to make stove top rice

If you do not own a rice cooker, you can learn how to make stove top rice the Dominican way. The result is rice that is visually enticing and incredibly delicious, with just the right texture. Following the instructions in this recipe will yield rice that is neither...
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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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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...
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Ramen noodles with vegetables and tofu

This ramen noodles recipe includes your choice of ramen, plus vegetables and tofu. Easy print recipe included. Ramen noodles are a staple for many American college kids. I had my shared of ramen in college and many years later, I still like to have them from time to...
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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...
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Boiled yuca with onions (yuca encebollada)

Boiled yucca with onions is a delicious side dish made with yuca root (a.k.a. cassava, tapioca) and red pickled onions.  Yuca is one of the staples of the Dominican diet, usually eaten for breakfast or dinner. This nutritious root is starchy and has a bitter or sweet...
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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...
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Fried eggplant recipe (torrejas de berenjena)

This very simple fried eggplant recipe (a.k.a. torrejas de berenjena) uses an egg wash to achieve a crunchy texture that contrast well with the soft fried eggplant. An old time Dominican recipe and one of my favorites! Fried eggplant recipe   Print Prep time 5...
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Arroz con pollo – Peruvian style

Peruvian cuisine is delicious. A mix of flavors with Native Peruvian, European, African and Asian influences appeals to many palates. Arroz con pollo is a common dish in many Latin American countries, each with its own seasonings and cooking method, but all equally...
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Pork stew recipe

Try this pork stew recipe for a delicious dish, using traditional stew vegetables and Caribbean-style seasonings. This recipe gives you the option to use  "season all", a home-made vegetable and herb seasoning I wrote about in a previous post, and ground annatto...
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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...

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